CILIP’s Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) and associated Healthcare Sector Guidance is a valuable tool for career development
Individuals can use the PKSB to identify personal strengths and prioritise areas for development based on personal and organisational needs.
For employers the tool offers a means to assure the skills and competencies of the workforce.
The revised PKSB was launched in 2021 with enhanced coverage of skills and competencies associated with Knowledge Management and Data Management.
An early draft of a CILIP commissioned report on the impact of AI, machine learning, automation and robotics on the information profession was used to inform the PKSB. This ensures that digital skills are well represented in the framework.
Who is it for?
- All library and knowledge staff working in the healthcare sector
- Prospective health library and knowledge staff
How can it help you?
As a self-assessment tool it can help you to plan your personal development and be used as part of the process of gaining professional registration and revalidation with CILIP
It can be used to demonstrate your unique skill set to employers and enhance their understanding of the competencies required by knowledge and library staff
It can be used to inform role and service redesign, staff training and be used to support staff recruitment and retention
It can be used by managers as part of the appraisal and talent management process
It will be used to support workforce planning and development at local, regional and national level
How can I access the resources?
NHS funded knowledge and library staff in England have access to the PKSB and Healthcare Guidance. If you have not received this link from Health Education England please contact: [email protected]
All CILIP members will have access to the new PKSB and Healthcare Guidance notes following the launch in September 2021
If you want to know more about these resources, and do not fall into the above categories, please contact the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Page last reviewed: 15 June 2021