Librarians select, develop, organize and maintain library collections and provide advisory services for users. They are employed in libraries or other establishments with library services throughout the public and private sectors. (National Occupational Classification)

Occupational profile


The University of Manitoba does not offer training in Library & Information Science, but does offer pre-requisite courses and educational pathways for students applying to graduate programs at other schools. UM Libraries offers an Indigenous Librarian Internship which provides opportunity to work in the Libraries while pursuing an online Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS).

Please view the links below for information on UM courses and other programs in North America. PLEASE NOTE: When considering other institutions, it is recommended that that you consult with their admissions office, review admission requirements, and consider any applicable transfer credits.

U of M Academic Calendar
The Academic Calendar & Catalogue outlines program admission and course requirements. Use the left menu to navigate to a specific faculty and program. To determine which degree path suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant. For support with course registration and academic issues, speak with an Academic Advisor.

Exploring Other Education Options

Information for foreign-trained Librarians - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Labour market information

Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts. 


Professional Associations
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network! 

Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring. 

Job Boards
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.