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PLSS Modules

PLSS modules

Working in partnership with the support of the Arts Council England (ACE), CILIP and Libraries Connected have published the Public Library Skills Strategy 2017-2030. This strategy is our commitment to the development of the public library of the workforce – ensuring that all public library workers have the skills they need to meet the changing needs of the public.

We have commissioned a series of bite-sized e-learning modules to support different aspects of the Public Library Skills Strategy. These include:

  • Developing your leadership skills
  • An introduction to Ethics for public librarians
  • A guide to hosting events in libraries

We are hoping to build up these resources over time to provide a comprehensive suite of learning modules for public library staff and library leaders.

Data Protection Elearning Module

The aim of this elearning module is to provide you with an overview and introduction to the principles of data protection compliance to refresh your expertise in the subject, build your confidence and professionalism and to reinforce your position as the information specialist in your organisation.

Public Libraries in the UK – History and Values

Public libraries have existed for a comparatively short space of time in terms of human history. In the twenty-first century it is difficult to conceive of any large community in the developed world that does not have at least one public library; yet this was the case for the majority of the citizens of Victorian Britain.


Practical Advocacy

The aim of this module is to show you how to  develop advocacy at a local level which can help  influence local decisions, inform new audiences and  develop a network of advocates from a wide range  of stakeholder groups.

Community Engagement

It is now generally accepted that public services that involve their users are likely to be of higher quality, and more relevant, to the communities they serve. The Scottish Government has built the principle of community engagement into policy and guidance to public services.


Online Learning Module for Social Media

Social media is a broad term used to describe a range of computer based websites or mobile applications which allow users to create and share content online, enabling the sharing of ideas and information within a virtual community. In short, social media is a highly effective communication tool for you to connect with your users and the rest of the world.


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