Frequently asked questions

What is Fellowship of CILIP?

Fellowship is the highest professional qualification awarded by the Chartered Institute and is evidence that you have achieved a high personal standard of performance and impact on the profession.

What is CILIP?

Chartered Institue of Library and Information Professionals

How can I join in #LibraryStaffLoveLearning discussion?

To join in the discussion you have to sign up to my website. The login button at the top of every page will allow you to sign up. From the #LIbraryStaffLoveLearning page click on each topic to see the whole page. The latest discussion will be at the top. We have a discussion at the begining of every month. Although I do have a break in August. Every month I choose either a TED talk, Webinars, Blog Posts, Articles, books (availble to borrow via SLA) or book chapters that I find interesting and would like to discuss. These are ususally freely availble online so no cost to yoursleves apart from your time. Questions for any discussion are usually posted at the begining of the month. Please just join in when you can. I don't give a specific time for these discussions in order to allow anyone in any time zone to join in. Any questions please just send me a message.

I don't work in a school library, can I still join in #LibraryStaffLoveLearning discussions?

Everyone is welcome! We love to hear others perspectives as it helps us learn and grow.

Do you run online and face to face training sessions?

Yes. I cover all aspects of running a school library from collection management to student and teacher engagement. I am happy to do an hour training session or run whole school inset days. I currently have pre recorded webinars here . I am also running live training sessions that can be found here. I also take group bookings for my sessions too so if you have 10 colleagues that want to train together please contact me. Every school is different and all sessions are built around the needs of the individuals. Please email me for more information

How can I borrow a book through the SLA?

All the books that I select will be available from the SLA CPD library. If you are an SLA member you can borrow 4 CPD titles from their CPD library a year per membership for a small additional fee. For more information click here

What is FOSIL?

The FOSIL cycle Framework Of Skills for Inquiry Learning. Click here to find out more...

What is IFLA?

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Find out more here

What is the time commitment for #LibraryStaffLoveLearning?

It is as much or as little as you want it to be. You will need to read, listen or watch the recommendation and then join in by answering the questions posted at the begining of each month. If you don't have time or the topic does not interest you one month just join in the next one. There is no set time for these disussions as it is open to everyone and I don't want to restrict anyone by the time zone they are in.

How can I respond to another persons comment on #LibraryStaffLoveLearning?

To respond you just need to add their name to your reply e.g. @elizabeth This would notify the person that you had responded.

What is Moodle Training?

Moodle is a platform to access online training. On my Moodle training courses you will find videos and activies created by me.