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Library Knowledge Services (North)

CPD Group

The YOHHLNet CPD Group aims to aims to support the continuing professional development of all library staff working in YOHHLNet member organisations.

Here you can find out more about YOHHLNet CPD resources and opportunities, information about bursaries, event presentations and shared reflections and learning from colleagues.

  • CPD Book Collections

The YOHHLNet CPD book collection is designed to support the professional development of library and information colleagues. It is kindly hosted by Rotherham NHS FT Library and Knowledge Service, but is available to all library staff across the north of England to make use of.

This collection can be searched via the catalogue

All the books in the CPD collection are indexed with the location ‘Librarianship collection’

If you would like to borrow a book, please  and we will post the book out to you. The YOHHLNet CPD collection also includes a number of e-books funded by YOHHLNet for its members to use. Please to register for an account to access the CPD e-book collection.


The HCLU Staff Library Collection is a collection of books and journals that are of interest or relevance to LKS staff. These resources are available to all members of the 3 North of England networks. The collection covers a range of subjects including:

Librarianship and Library Science Knowledge Management Teaching and Training Library Services
Copyright Personnel Management Electronic Information Resources

This collection is available to all library staff who work for  members of the Northern networks. The collection that be searched via the catalogue. To restrict your search to HCLU Staff Library resources only, please use the search term 'HCLU'. If you would like to borrow a book, please email and we will post the book out to you.


  • CPD Bursaries

YOHHLNet offers a number of bursary awards to support the continuing professional development of all library staff working in YOHHLNet member organisations.

Bursaries can include sponsorship to attend regional or national training events, which are awarded on a case by case basis and will be subject to available funding at the time of request.

If you are interested in applying for a YOHHLNet bursary, or need further information, then please contact Joel Kerry

Throughout the year, YOHHLNet will also put out a call for bursary applications to attend library conferences (e.g. CILIP, HLG, etc.)

All completed bursary sponsorship application forms should be returned to Joel Kerry

Successful YOHHLNet bursary recipients are also asked to record and write up their learning and reflections from the CPD events they have attended to share with YOHHLNet colleagues.


  • YOHHLNet Job Shadowing Opportunities

Job shadowing is an on-the-job informal learning activity allowing you to work alongside and 'observe' someone doing a particular role. The experience of job shadowing allows you to learn more about particular aspects of what someone does and gain knowledge and an understanding of activities they undertake.

To find out more about YOHHLNet job shadowing opportunities, please search our directory of colleagues willing to provide or host opportunities for job shadowing across the network. Please contact the 'hosts' directly to discuss your learning needs - what you'd like to learn more about and arrange your shadowing opportunity.