Training library staff is a key component of the Akili Trust’s programme. The staff we have appointed have good general education but not to a higher level or any specific library qualifications. We believe that it is possible to provide this and trustees visit regularly to deliver training.
We have developed a comprehensive training programme for the library staff on the technical aspects of running a loans library, including cataloguing books and issuing systems. We are also working with them on a programme of reader development activities to encourage children’s reading and library use.
Each library has developed their own training programme. Further details can be obtained by emailing us.