Literacies and Learning

Literacies and Learning is one of the top-level categories in the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB). It involves supporting users and teaching them how to work independently. Incorporates information literacy, reading literacy, digital literacy and learning and teaching skills, and includes reader development and training users.

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

  • World Book Night 2017

    What's happening with World Book Night this year?

    Rose Goddard from the Reading Agency looks at how libraries can get involved with this year's World Book Night

  • iPads in use with the NHS

    Collaborating to use iPads as a therapeutic resource

    A collaborative project to introduce iPads as a therapeutic resource at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership highlights the valuable role that library services can play alongside clinical and non-clinical departments, explain Kal Dhanda and Emily Johnson.

  • The Humans author Matt Haig signing a copy of his book

    The Big Read: how shared reading transforms lives

    Wendy Morris explains how a joint reading project at Kingston ­University to make students feel part of their new community has raised the profile of library services and is growing into partnerships in the community and with other universities.