Develop and demonstrate your professional skills and expertise. Find out how to start a career in the library, information and knowledge professions. Search for job opportunities and take the next stage in your career through Continuing Professional Development.

  • Getting qualified

    Library and information specific qualifications are not essential to start your career, but formal qualifications  will enhance your employability and provide a solid introduction to areas of work that you could move into later in your career. Start by looking at the list of academic programmes accredited by CILIP.

  • Professional Registration

    CILIP's international recognised levels of Professional Registration are the perfect way to demonstrate your commitment to your personal development and the profession.

  • Professional Development Group

    CILIP's Professional Development Group (PDG) is part of CILIP's CPD Forum. The focus of the group is to develop career development opportunities for all CILIP members throughout their career.


    There are three levels of membership of PDG to enable CILIP members who would like to contribute but cannot attend meetings to have a voice in the development of opportunities for all members:

  • Professional Registration Support Network

    The. Professional Registration Support Network brings together all Candidate Support Officers (CSOs) and Mentor Support Officers (MSOs) with CILIP staff and a representative from the Professional Registration and Accreditation Board.