Teaching Skills for Library Staff

Thursday 22nd February 2018 – 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.

Practical tips for teaching library users will be set within a theoretical framework of teaching and learning.

Places are now available and early booking is strongly recommended.

Please complete the booking form to reserve a place and return to LIEM by email: training@liem.org.uk.

Cost for participants from LIEM member organisations is £70.00 (£90.00 for non-members) and includes lunch and refreshments.


To enable participants to understand theories of teaching and learning and to map these on to their own experience of teaching.

To provide participants with strategies to plan, deliver, assess and evaluate their teaching activities.


At the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Be able to relate theories of teaching and learning to their experiences of teaching
  • Be able to plan a teaching and learning event
  • Be able to match appropriate teaching methods to learning needs
  • Have strategies to assess the effectiveness of their teaching
  • Have strategies to evaluate their teaching

 Provisional outline programme for the day

 9.45 – 10.00               Coffee and registration

 10.00 – 10.10             Welcome and Introductions

10.10 – 11.30             The nature of teaching and learning

11.30 – 12.30             Planning your teaching

12.30 – 1.30               Lunch

1.30 – 2.30                 Delivering your teaching

2.30 – 3.00                 Assessing your teaching

3.00 – 3.20                 Tea

3.20 – 3.50                When things go wrong!

3.50 – 4.00                Getting feedback on your teaching

4.00 – 4.15                Final Plenary

About the facilitator

Chris Powis is Head of Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton

Chris is a National Teaching Fellow and along with Jo Webb, he has delivered this programme to a wide range of audiences across the UK, Hungary, Slovakia and Finland.   Chris and Jo wrote Teaching Information Skills: Theory and Practice, published by Facet in 2004 and 101 Tips for Information Literacy Teaching (with Helen Blanchett), published in November 2011 by Facet.

About the venue

The Leicester Creative Business Depot is situated at 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE www.lcbdepot.co.uk a short walk from the railway station.

Public car parking is available nearby. Please see the LCB website pages Contact us/Find us for details of concessionary charges for LCB users: http://www.lcbdepot.co.uk/contact-us