Career profiles

Chartered members of CILIP share their experiences of how they got started, what their jobs involve, the skills that they use and why a career as a librarian and information professional is uniquely rewarding.

A wider selection of roles can be found on the following blog posts:

Future Library and Information Professionals (FLIP) Network

Information & Knowledge Management Practitioners (England)

New Library and Information Professionals Network

23 Librarians

23 Librarians Ireland/NI and Beyond

23 Llyfrgellydd

23 LIS students


  • Elizabeth Kensler

    Customer Service Manager for the Library and IT Service at Aberystwyth University.

  • James Mullan

    Knowledge Management Systems Manager at a Law Firm based in London.

  • Michael Cook

    Public Health Evidence and Knowledge Specialist for the Public Health Directorate of Bolton Council.

  • Michelle Peel

    Information and Governance Officer in the Compliance and Governance Team of Trafford Council.

  • Moira Johnson

    Learning Resources Manager at Treloar’s, a specialist residential college and school for students with disabilities in Hampshire.

  • Sally Shaw

    Lead Librarian at Halton Lea Library in Runcorn, Cheshire (Halton Borough Council). Responsible for the day-to-day management, supervision, training, development and motivation of a large team of staff including librarians, senior library assistants, library assistants and janitors.

  • Atiya Afghan

    Head Librarian, Whitgift School in South East London