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Development Day for Library Assistants


4:00 pm

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CPD25 is pleased to offer a full day seminar for library assistants. It is suitable for those without LIS qualifications.
Three options for obtaining non-degree level LIS qualifications while working are covered: NVQ, ECDL and CILIP Certification (ACLIP).
The morning will include group exercises and discussions on identifying skills and using day-to-day opportunities to enhance them; and in the afternoon there will be talks and opportunities for questions and discussion about CILIP certification and building a portfolio.

9:30 – 10:00
Registration and refreshments

10:00 – 10:05
Introductions and housekeeping

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

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

12:30 – 1:30

1:30 – 2:30
CILIP Certification (ACLIP) and Chartership (MCLIP): Routes to qualification and benefits of having a mentor
Michael Martin (Adviser, Qualifications & Professional Development, CILIP)

2:30 – 2:40
Tips from a successful ACLIP candidate

2:40 – 2:50
CILIP Career Development Group
Angela Jefkins (Acting Site Librarian, UCL Environmental Studies Library and CDG Candidate Support Officer for London & South East)

2:50 – 3:05

3:05 – 4:00
Building a portfolio for ACLIP
Gerry Power (Access Librarian, Schools of Advanced Study, University of London)


Venue: Dr Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room, Senate House Library, University of London, Malet St, London WC1.

Cost is £55 for CPD25 members and £80 for other institutions, including lunch and refreshments.
A half day rate is also available for those wanting to attend either the morning or afternoon session only. The cost per half day is £30 for cpd25 members and £45 for other institutions.

Please note that there are 25 places available, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Any cancellations made within one week of the event will incur a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a “no show” on the day 100% cancellation charges will apply.

To book please use our online booking form
or email

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