I had an email via the blog a few days ago asking for links to info on Library qualifications and traineeships, so here are some quick pointers:
Information on University courses accredited by CILIP can be found at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs-careers/qualifications/accreditation/courses/Pages/default.aspx
Information on Professional qualifications which can be gained via CILIP (including Certification and Chartership) can be found at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs-careers/qualifications/cilip-qualifications/pages/default.aspx
Information on Graduate traineeships can be found at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs-careers/qualifications/graduate-opportunites/Pages/introduction.aspx
I was also asked about general skills required for Library work, and I will write a more detailed post on this as soon as I get the time.
I hope this basic info is useful in the mean time.