Category Archives: Training

The library career and qualifications path

Library staff in Wales have opportunities to improve their skills and qualifications through the bursaries and training available under the Libraries Inspire strategic programme for 2015-16. Full information can be found in the document ‘Library workforce development grant information’ on … Continue reading

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A workforce plan for Wales

Following on from my previous post on workforce issues, this post highlights CyMAL’s newly published sector workforce development plan for 2013-14. It covers museums, archives and libraries, and outlines nine priority areas and what actions are being taken to deliver … Continue reading

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Skills of the library workforce – future of sector skills

Some of you may be aware of things called National Occupational Standards* and sector skills councils. As this topic can get a bit confusing with lots of different names etc I’m going to try to keep it as simple as … Continue reading

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New professional skills base launched by CILIP

The Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) has just been launched by CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), replacing their previous Body of Professional Knowledge. The new PKSB “aims to reflect the breadth of the library, information and … Continue reading

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Doing 23 Things (but not all at once)

Some of you may be aware of the 23 Things ‘thing’. It’s a self-directed online course for your personal and professional development which focuses on learning 23 things about the Internet and particularly newer technologies and Web 2.0 things. The … Continue reading

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Don’t start with the new shiny thing!

I was recently able to attend one of the social media strategy training days that have been organised as part of the marketing strand of Libraries Inspire. The team at Wrexham had commissioned Howard Scott (@Howard_Scott), a digital media expert, … Continue reading

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