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Libraries and Archives


Many librarians/information officers work in higher education or public libraries. However, they can also be found in schools, FE colleges, hospitals, law firms, newspapers and many other organisations. Work might involve organising, and cataloguing, physical collections, teaching and information literacy, research and managing & creating online resources.

Archivists can work in local & national government, universities, hospitals, museums, businesses, professional organisations and private collections. Work involves preserving archival heritage in a variety of formats, as well as helping users, promotion and exhibitions, curating and cataloguing.

Professional roles in both areas will require further postgraduate qualifications.

Job Profiles

Find out more about what the jobs involve, what training is required and how to get in.

More Information, research and analysis job profiles from Prospects

Professional Bodies

Graduate destinations

Some of our recent graduates working in these areas include:

  • Library Assistant, Seaford Library - BA Art History & Cultural Studies
  • Acquisitions Assistant, Medway Council - BSc Geography
  • Library Assistant, University of Sussex - BSc Environmental Science
  • Front of House Team Member, National Library of Scotland - BA English

Find out more about what our graduates do