IT and Communication

IT and Communication is one of the top-level categories in the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB). It involves using a range of electronic information resources and systems, including databases, catalogues, Web resources and software. Includes new internet applications and social media tools and providing user-friendly electronic resources and tools. Communication skills include oral, writing and presentation skills, networking and relationship building and working effectively with individuals and groups. 

The PKSB is your map of the knowledge and skills in the library, information and knowledge professions. Use it as a self-assessment tool for professional development and to demonstrate your unique skill set to employers. It is also a framework for skills analysis, staff training and development plans.

Blog posts


CILIP LMS Suppliers Showcase Friday, 17 November 2017
UKeiG CPD Course: Better Social Media For Libraries: Twitter, Blogs & Instagram Friday, 10 November 2017
CILIP VLE: what's it in for me Wednesday, 8 November 2017
New Professionals Day 2017 Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Professional Registration workshop Tuesday, 24 October 2017