Course trainers

CILIP can deliver quality training to meet specific needs. An expert trainer will tailor the content and emphasis of the course to reflect the nature of your business and meet your requirements.

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Ann Hindson

Ann is a librarian with many years of experience of cataloguing in further education, higher education and public library settings.

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Anne Harding

Anne is an independent trainer specialising in children's and young people’s reading and all aspects of children’s and school libraries. 

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Barbara Allan

Barbara is an author and trainer. She has spent many years working in business schools where her focus was on enhancing learning, teaching and the student experience.

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Carol Brooks

Carol is a trainer who specialises in ‘Brain Friendly’ learning. She specialises in learning and development for library and other cultural services staff.

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David Streatfield

David is an experienced library, information and knowledge management community trainer who specialises in service impact evaluation.

Deborah Lee

Deborah has substantial experience of cataloguing and classification training, through her work at the Courtauld Institute of Art and City University, as well as at cataloguing and classification workshops.

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Elisabeth Goodman

Elisabeth has 25+ years experience in information management and business consulting. She runs RiverRhee Consulting, whose primary aim is to create exceptional managers and teams.  

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Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan

Elizabeth is a professional archivist and qualified management consultant. She works with organisations holding archives of all sizes, as well as policy bodies.

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Jane Secker

Dr Jane Secker is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City University. London. She is Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the author of several books.

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Kathy Roddy

Kathy is a qualified librarian with experience of working in public, academic and voluntary sector libraries.

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Lisa Jeskins

Lisa is a dynamic and committed chartered librarian and a consultant specialising in providing engaging training in social media, customer service, presenting and networking.


Liz Burgess

Liz works at LEVELheaded, which supports organisations with their business strategy and provides training to enhance managers’ business skills.

Naomi Korn

Naomi Korn

Naomi is one of the cultural heritage and education sectors leading IP and Data Protection experts.


Paul Pedley

Paul is a library copyright expert for the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance, author and trainer.

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Peter Firkin

Peter is a trainer with over thirty years’ experience of training in the UK, Europe, Africa and New Zealand. His areas of expertise include training in managing difficult people, customer care, roaming in libraries and communication skills.

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Phil Bradley

Phil is a renowned information specialist, internet consultant and conference speaker specialising in search.

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Sarah Pavey

Sarah is a trainer, consultant and author specialising in school libraries.

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Terry Kendrick

Terry Kendrick has over 30 years' experience of delivering information and marketing training courses. These have been attended, in total, by over 1000 library and information staff.

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Tim Buckley Owen

Tim Buckley Owen is a trainer in research and information skills and the author of the classic textbook 'Successful Enquiry Answering Every Time'.