The careers advice centre at La Villette, Paris: a job-seeker support service in a library

The Cité des Métiers careers advice service at La Villette was founded in 1993 as part of the multimedia library at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. This article looks at its organisation and management and how its services have developed towards providing a greater range of advice and information to meet the needs of a wide variety of users. Twenty-five similar careers advice centres have been created following the same remit, both in France and elsewhere, but hurdles have meant that none of these are in libraries, despite the obviously complementary nature of the two services.