Developing the knowledge and library services workforce

Developing your knowledge and library services team

A range of resources is available to facilitate the development of your knowledge and library services team, ensuring they are equipped to meet the information needs of all NHS staff and learners.

Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB)

The Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) is a skills development tool, developed specially for CILIP members. You can use the PKSB to identify individual strengths and weaknesses and to map skills gaps and priorities your knowledge services team.

Resources for Role Redesign

Health Education England has developed a suite of resources to give a flavour of the knowledge and skills required for the wide-range of existing and emerging roles in health knowledge and library services. This will help you to think about role redesign, role enhancement and role enlargement.

Knowledge for Healthcare Learning Academy learning opportunities for knowledge and library staff

A rolling programme of CILIP-accredited specialist education and training opportunities is provided for knowledge and library services staff.  These opportunities are based on a biannual development needs analysis and responses to national strategic priorities.

Current opportunities are detailed on the Accent Event Management system and advertised via regular briefings

Learning Zone

The Learning Zone signposts to a range of resources available to support professional and personal development of the knowledge and library services workforce.