Training and Development Programme

Autumn 2019 Programme

Teaching Skills for Library Staff

Tuesday 21st April 2020 – Leicester Creative Business Depot              9.45 – 4.30 

The course which aims to build on participants’ current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres, offers stimulating discussion and an excellent opportunity to share experiences.  If you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

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If you have any queries please contact Carol

Motivate, Learn, Lead 2019-2020

Nottinghamshire – December 2019 – March 2020 (plus review session in September 2020)

Applications for the 14th year of LIEM’s leading cross-sectoral leadership course for library and information professionals are now closed.

Twelve places are available on the programme which is specifically designed for practitioners at middle management level. There are four one-day modules which will take place from November 2019 to March 2020. A half day review session will be held in autumn 2020. As part of the package, a virtual classroom session is offered between modules 2 & 3.

The programme aims to bring together staff from different LIS sectors to develop their personal leadership and influencing skills and to enhance understanding and networking across the sectors.

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Leading a 21st Century Library & Information Service

Friday 14th February 2020 – Beeston Library 10.00 – 16.00

Moving from Middle to Senior Leadership of a 21st Century Library Service takes more sill than just being able to manage people!  In this course we look at some of the other skills needed such as

  • Measuring the Impact of Services
  • Leading a Service in Transition
  • Developing Business Cases
  • Strategic Thinking

This one day course will bring in leaders in our modern services to share their expertise and allow you to consider how you can develop these skills most effectively for your situation whatever sector of Libraries or Information Services you are in – or want to move into.

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Costs including refreshments and lunch: £75 (LIEM Members) £85 (non LIEM Members)

Venue: Beeston Library, Foster Avenue, Nottingham. NG9 1AE

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Knowing Me…Knowing You – an introduction to effective    communication within teams

29th November 2019– Nottinghamshire Archives 9.30 – 4.30

 Do you work as part of a team? Do you work with volunteers?                                  Do you need to better communicate with colleagues, managers, volunteers?Would you like to understand & develop your own style?                                            Do you need to understand the styles of other team members?                                    It doesn’t matter who you are communicating with – what level they work at or you are working at – we all need to understand different styles of communication and working practices. 

As one previous participant said: “If only I’d known all this years ago…!”

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Better Social Media for Libraries: Twitter, Blogs and Instagram’

Monday 13th January 2020 –De Montfort University, Leicester.                        10 am to 4.30 pm

Social Media provides essential marketing, communications and networking opportunities in today’s digital workplace, but what can you do to elevate your library or information service to a higher level of stakeholder engagement? This course is ideal if you are reaching a social media plateau and want to take your organisation’s use of social media to the next level.

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Not in my Pay Grade – Working effectively with Volunteers

Date to be arranged

Full details to follow shortly.  To express an interest contact Carol

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