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Library Knowledge Services (North)

National Library Assistant Study Day


Aimed at Library Assistants/paraprofessionals the day will run on Microsoft teams and there will be up to 225 places. 

The draft outline is below. A confirmed outline of the day and other information will be shared later. 

Wednesday 15th September 

10:00  Welcome 

10:15 – 12:15 Break Sessions (all will include a break): 

Session 1: Writing for good copy. 

Session 2: Deep Web. 

Session 3: Enquiry skills.

Session 4: Accessible Formats. 

Session 5: 4 x 25 minute Bite size sessions.

  • Health Literacy
  • Healthcare PKSB
  • 10 minute break
  • National Discovery Service: what does it mean for Library Assistants?
  • Regional searching guidance

12:15 – 13:15  Lunch 

13:15 – 13:45 Keynote Speaker - Sue Lacey- Bryant

13:45 - 14:05 TBC 

14:05 – 14:20  Break 

14:20 – 14:50  Randomised Coffee Trail  

14:50 – 15:15 1 Minute Presentation of a poster on a PowerPoint Slide 

15:15 – 15:30 Closing remarks 

Thursday 16th September 10:00 – 12:00 repeat of the breakout sessions. 

You will be asked to sign up for all the sessions you are interested in. There are enough places so that everyone will have a breakout session, and these are repeated on the second day so you can attend another one. 

Poster Presentations: Share with everyone some of the good work you have been doing over the last year or so. Put it all together on a single PowerPoint Slide and you will have one 1 minute to share it on the day. If you are interested in signing up for this, please email  


Randomised Coffee Trial: All participants will be entered into our randomised coffee trial and matched with another delegate for informal networking. By booking onto this programme, you agree to your work email being shared with your matched partner. If you would like to opt out of this, please email

Event Date: 15 September 2021 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Closing Date: Bookings closed

Category: National CPD Event

Trainer: Various

Location: MS Teams