KSS Library Staff Development Group

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Welcome to the web pages of the Library Staff Development Group.

Formed in January 2003, the Group works with the Head of the Kent Surrey and Sussex Library and Knowledge Services Development Team to identify, plan and deliver opportunities which support library workforce development in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and to bring to notice new developments.

Since its inauguration, successful workshops have been delivered on a whole range of topics relevant to all levels of library staff ranging from Accessing E-Resources to Writing a Library Strategy.

These pages contain further information on the activities of the group, including the Terms of Reference, forthcoming meetings and the current Training Programme. Membership is open to others with an interest in staff development - whether "qualified" librarians or other library staff. The staff development group works closely with the KSS Searching & Training Forum (STF). If your search skills need updating (eg on NHS Evidence) you can contact this group directly.

For further information please contact the LSDG Chair or Secretary who will be more than happy to assist you with your enquiry. Alternatively, you can complete our online feedback form!

Development areas

Use the drop-down list below to access self-directed learning materials on key areas of development need.

CPD Tools

Several tools are available to assist with career development. Use the drop-down list below to find out more.

Learning Zone

Log into KSS Libraries Moodle


Wider Professional Community

Join in with the wider Library and Information community.

Interested in running a CPD event?

The KSS Library Staff Development Group is actively committed to delivering opportunities which support the library workforce; much of which is achieved through an eager, dedicated and collaborative community of practice.
If you have a suggestion for a staff development event or resource, then please share it by completing the online feedback submission form.

Alternatively, if you would like to contribute by putting on your own training event, then check out the training materials available, which provide key information on planning and delivering a training session or study day.

You can also use the training venues link to find out more about the facilities available for potential events, at a variety of KSS library venues.

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