What training do I need?
Qualifications can be attained by attending a library
and information management training course offered by the schools of
librarianship and information studies at Universities. These
courses provide the basic training in this career and there are often
opportunities to pursue particular subject interests during the course.
There is currently no formal qualification in legal information
management. Grants or bursaries may be available for full-time students
and interested applicants are advised to apply to the relevant schools
of library and information science.
There are often pre-qualification traineeships available for a period
of a year with various firms and other organisations. These provide an
excellent opportunity to see if working as a Legal Information
Professional is for you.
BIALL offers a number of courses for Legal Information Professionals. These include a one day introductory course and short courses on a range of relevant topics. A one-year evening course in law for librarians is run in association with the University of Westminster. Please see Events, Training & Conferences for more information.