Libraries Connected Apprenticeship Network webinar: Attracting and developing talent

Thursday, 14 December, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00

Libraries Connected has created a network for public library staff with responsibility for apprenticeships and other training schemes in England.

This webinar will explore how apprenticeships can be used to help attract, retain and develop staff.

Claire Laybats, Professional Services Development Manager at CILIP, will give an overview of Level 7 apprenticeships: an outline of the Level 7 Archivist and Records manager and an update on the Level 7 Library, knowledge and information professional.

Julie Kisby, District Library Manager in Cambridgeshire Libraries, will talk about how they have used a range of apprenticeships and training schemes to develop both new and existing staff.

The purpose of the network is to support the creation of sector-wide opportunities for library apprenticeships and other trainee schemes by:

  • Promoting apprenticeships to the public library sector.
  • Sharing and showcasing best practice and success in recruitment, management and development.
  • Shaping resources and guidance including documentation, webinars, case studies and templates.

The network is for public library staff who manage, supervise or mentor apprentices/trainees.

Sign up here.