Patricia Lacey and Emma Gibbs CDG2012 Developing your own skills network

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'Developing your own skills network' - Tricia Lacey and Emma Gibbs, at the CDG National Conference in Birmingham on 18 July 2012. Both are members of the West Midlands Health Libraries Network Learning and Development Group - they shared their policy of 'librarians training librarians' and talked about how they provide training, mentoring and job-shadowing schemes.

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Patricia Lacey and Emma Gibbs CDG2012 Developing your own skills network

  1. 1. Developing your own skillsnetwork Trish Lacey and Emma Gibbs West Midlands Health Libraries Network Learning and Development Group
  2. 2. Who are we?  Trish Lacey and Emma Gibbs  Learning and Development Group  Para-professionals Organising Group
  3. 3. Why do we do training forourselves?  Specialised service  Greater support in numbers  Learn from peers  Help to gain skills needed to progress in your career
  4. 4. What the L&D group provides  Knowledge sharing events  Job shadowing opportunities  Mentoring  Paraprofessionals organising group  ACLIP support group
  5. 5. Knowledge sharing events  Usually a whole day on topic decided from survey  Open to all interested  Presentations/worksho ps given by other professionals with knowledge in that area
  6. 6. Job shadowing  Number of trusts signed up to the scheme  Opportunity to share good practice  Gain experience of different job roles and organisations  Share knowledge with other librarians  One-day
  7. 7. Mentoring  Opportunities to become a mentor.  Or opportunities to contact someone to mentor you.
  8. 8. Paraprofessionals organisinggroup  Self supporting group  Events specifically for paraprofessional staff  Skills development
  9. 9. ACLIP Support Group  5 members working towards their ACLIP qualification  Facilitated by a mentor/ coach  Supported by successful candidate
  10. 10. Impact – what do I gain from it(staff) Improve CV Good opportunity to try new things Increase your skills Increase your knowledge Increase your confidence by trying something new Take control of your own career progression
  11. 11. Impact – what do I gain from it(Managers)  Use your staff effectively  A good return on investment  Increased staff development can be used for KSF and to meet targets
  12. 12. Practical Tips – Grouporganisation  One chair  Meet 4 times a year twice face to face. Twice tele-conference  Email used as a form of communication between these meetings
  13. 13. Practical Tips-organising events  Use feedback/ staff needs analysis  Plan  Involve  Capacity  Sharing  Supporting  Ask for help!  Evaluate  Say thank you
  14. 14. The Downside  It may be an add-on to your main job…  It’s busy  You might feel pushed from pillar to post  You have to be all things to all attendees!  The day doesn’t end at 5pm
  15. 15. It’s worth doing….  Sense of achievement  “feel good factor”  Team building  Encouragement  Great for your personal development
  16. 16. The future  Fledgling relationship with East of England and East Midlands NHS  E- learning for staff development  Learning needs assessment
  17. 17. Any questions?
  18. 18. Contact details: Trish LaceyPatricia.Lacey@dudley.nhs.uk01384 321937Emma GibbsEmma.gibbs@worcsacute.nhs.uk01905 760601

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