Using and Exploiting Knowledge and Information

Using and Exploiting Knowledge and Information is one of the top-level categories in the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB). It involves combining information skills, information content and knowledge to meet the needs of the user community, for example researchers, academics, communities, individuals, businesses or government. Includes providing enquiry and search services, research, data mining, bibliometrics, abstracting and promoting collections. 

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 Privacy Briefing 2017 Tuesday, 28 November 2017
UKeiG CPD Event: Digital Literacy in the Workplace Wednesday, 15 November 2017
CILIP VLE: what's it in for me Wednesday, 8 November 2017
New Professionals Day 2017 Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Advanced CV Writing for Graduates and New Professionals Tuesday, 24 October 2017