Student Zone

This page is for students and aims to give them some idea of the breadth of possible options in the Social Sciences for Librarians. Some jobs may fit into more than one of these sectors- this is just a brief indication of the types of library and information work that is available.


These sectors give some indication on the different roles available to Social Science Librarians. The barriers between sectors are not hard and fast- it is often the discipline within the Social Sciences that defines the Library or Information provision role.

Other resources

  • Some general information about working as a Librarian:
  • Why choose a Library career?: CILIP
  • Types of job: Information Services: Prospects
  • Beyond Books: what it takes to be a 21st Century Librarian: Guardian
  • Accredited Courses in Librarianship

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