Steps of becoming an Academic Librarian

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Things to look out for in wanting to become a professional Academic Librarian.


Educational requirements:

Professional training requires a four year university degree in Library and Information Science, or a three-year general university degree followed by a one-year post graduate diploma in Library and Information Science.

Job description:

Academic librarians are friendly and genuine people they offer help to all members of the community including students which the library more often, researchers and teachers. Academic Librarians.


  • Managing budgets and library resource
  • Managing library furniture and equipment
  • Managing books, journals and websites
  • assisting researchers with literature searches using databases, printed resources and the internet
  • Updating database in the library sector
  • Keeping a good relationship with suppliers

Possible companies to work for:

  • Universities
  • Public libraries
  • Higher and further education and colleges
  • Research institutions
Last modified on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 13:29