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Essential information skills training for library and information professionals

ASLIB Training offers a comprehensive programme of specialist practical workshops in key aspects of information management. The workshops are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to work more effectively and enhance your career.

With a choice of public workshops, bespoke in-house programmes, and one-to-one coaching, ASLIB Training offers over 30 courses in eight subject areas:

  • Business & Official Information Sources
  • Cataloguing & Classification
  • Copyright & Intellectual Property
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management Skills
  • Marketing & Communication Skills
  • Writing & Editing Skills.

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Why choose ASLIB?

ASLIB has been providing training for librarians and information professionals for over 70 years. We work with library and information services in organizations of all kinds, as well as other professional associations both in the UK and internationally, creating and delivering effective learning and development programmes.

Relevant and responsive

  • Specialist training covering the latest developments and trends in information management with a comprehensive programme of practical workshops designed to equip you with the skills you need.
  • Continually revised and updated programme of workshops to respond to the fast-moving changes and developments in the information world.

Convenient and cost-effective

  • Flexible choice of workshop formats and locations to provide the best solution for you and your organization.
  • Standard, customised and bespoke training options enabling you to focus on the areas most important to you.

Trusted and respected

  • Over 70 years' experience of providing information skills training for information professionals.
  • Expert trainers from a range of sectors with extensive practical knowledge and industry experience.

What our clients say

We continue to receive excellent feedback on all aspects of the ASLIB Training programme. Participants on our Training programmes commend us for our:

  • Engaging and knowledgeable trainers.
  • Comprehensive course content.
  • Ability to present complex information into a form quickly and easily understood.
  • Small workshop approach, enabling each participant to interact effectively with the course leader and other participants.

Recent feedback from training participants includes:

"I was impressed by the relaxed structure and ability to tailor to individual needs."
Laura Bond, Surrey Libraries

"The course was very hands on - interactive and inclusive with real (current) examples."
Julia Davy-Brown, University of Westminster

"Really good course, the time passed really quickly! The group size was just right. I could follow and engage in this training far better than in other larger trainings I've attended."
Claire Hodkinson, The University of Manchester Library

"The information was presented clearly and easily understood... I now know what I need to do."
Fiona Letendrie, Help the Hospices