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Are you thinking of a career in librarianship? The frequently asked questions (FAQ) below provide a good starting point on providing information about educational requirements, courses available, funding and traineeships.

  1. Do you already have a degree?

            If yes, then you should consider pursuing a Masters degree.

Details available at UCD, School  of Information and Library Studies and Dublin Business School


  1. Are there other courses in Ireland?

    The University of Ulster at Coleraine


  1. Are you interested in distance learning?

At the moment, postgraduate online courses are not available from an Irish institution. However, there are several options in Britain. Details for several courses are available at


  1.  Can I check if a course is accredited?

Details of courses which are accredited by Library Association of Ireland

Details of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals accredited courses 


  1. What funding options are available?

John Dean and Mary Burke Research Scholarship In Information and Library Studies

Some public library authorities offer scholarships to existing library staff to complete the full time course in UCD SILS, other employers part or fully fund part-time/distance learning course, you would need to check with your employer.


  1. Are there any traineeships available? The following links should point you in the right direction:

Library Association of Ireland



Sept 2014