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Development Day for Library Assistants


4:00 pm

Event Type

[B]cpd25: Development day for library assistants
Thursday 23 November 2006[/B]
Venue: Dr Seng Lee Room, 4th floor, Senate House Library, WC1E 7HU.

cpd25 is pleased to offer a full day seminar for library assistants. It is suitable for those without LIS qualifications, who are considering how to build a good CV while working. Three options for obtaining non-degree level LIS qualifications are covered (NVQ, ECDL and CILIP Certification). The day will include group exercises and discussions on identifying skills and using day-to-day opportunities to enhance them.

9:30 – 10:00
Registration and refreshments

10:00 – 10:05
Introductions and housekeeping

10:05 – 11:30 (includes a break)
NVQs – Liz Annetts (Assistant Director, User Services and Staff Development, Brunel University Library and NVQ Assessor)

11:30 – 12:20
ECDL – Chris Slocombe (National Account Manager [ECDL], British Computer Society)

12:20 – 12:30
Questions, discussion

12:30 – 1:30

1:30 – 2:25
Qualifications or experience – what really counts? (Recruitment Consultant, CILIP INFOMatch)

2:25 – 2:45
CILIP Certification, accredited routes and Chartership – Michael Martin (Adviser, Qualifications and Professional Development, CILIP)

2:45 – 3:00

3:00 – 4:00
Career moves and transferable skills – Gerry Power (Access Librarian, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Schools of Advanced Study, University of London)


Organiser is: Diana Herman (

Booking Information:
Booking is available to cpd25 members at £55 per person, including lunch and refreshments. The fee for non members is £80.

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

Please book online at, or by contacting Dave Puplett:

Booking form for M25 Members   Booking form for non-Members