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Career Development Day For Library And Information Assistants [Event Ref. No. TG1/CDD]


4:00 pm

Event Type

This day is aimed at staff in Library and Information Assistant roles who are looking to progress their career, or perhaps change direction. Other library staff may also find it useful as it is suitable for those without LIS applications.

Session overview:
This one day course is perfect for anyone who is looking for ways to improve their skills and gain more experience/qualifications in their current roles and how to plan out their future careers.

Library staff will talk about their experiences completing qualifications such as ACLIP & NVQs and doing a secondment etc, in order to develop their roles.

You will learn how best to prepare yourself for the job application process and how to proactively structure your career. The session will also cover the CILIP qualifications framework.


9.30am: Arrival, registration, coffee

9.50: Welcome and overview of the day

10.00-11.00: Career Path Mapping – Erica Sosna, Director of the Lifeproject – International Careers Coach and Educational Design Consultant

11.00-11.20: Tea/coffee break

11.20-12.30: Transferable Skills – Erica Sosna

12.30-1.30: Lunch

1.30-2.00: CILIP Qualifications Framework – Michael Martin – Adviser for Qualifications and Professional Development of CILIP

2.00-2.15: Tips from a successful ACLIP candidate – Helen Butler (Deputy Counter Services Supervisor-Kings College)

2.15-3.00: NVQ and Secondment-Paula Thompson (Senior Library Assistant-University of Portsmouth)

3.00: Tea

3.15-4.00: ‘I have confidence in … me – preparing, applying and interviewing for your next job’ – Anne Hutchinson, Assistant Director-Information Services, St Mary’s University College

4.00: Close.

Venue: Room MAL G15, Birkbeck College, University of London,

[Please note that the original venue for this event was the LSE Library but as final attendance numbers exceeded the size of this room we had to find a bigger venue].

Please note that there are limited places available for this event.

To book a place please use our online booking form or email the administrator via

Cost: £90 for CPD25 members and £120 for other institutions.

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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