The second National Meeting of Professions and Training in the Territorial Library, organized by the Ministry of Culture, will be held on November 15, 2022, in Paris, at the Centre Pompidou, Bibliothèque publique d'information.

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The day’s roundtables will be broadcast live on the site and the Facebook page pro from Bpi to offline (subtitled version) on Bpi and Ministry of Culture sites. The forum on the other hand will not be the subject of capture. Viewing the day’s online release does not require registration.

Download the national skills repository and key figures

The national repository of territorial library competencies and key figures for territorial library staff and their training practice are available on this page.


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9h30 - HOME-CAFE

10am - OPENING

  • Christine Carrier, Director of the Public Information Library
  • Nicolas Georges, Director of Books and Reading, Media and Cultural Industries Branch, Ministry of Culture.
  • Bertrand Achard, Director of the National Specialized Institute of Territorial Studies (INET) in Nancy


10.30 - ROUND TABLE: Who are the library staff and how are they trained?

Panel discussion led by Pierre-Yves Cachard, Inspector General for Education, Sport and Research;

  • Valérie Travier, Head of the Office of Public Reading, Ministry of Culture;
  • Anne-Laure Exbrayat, responsible for Culture, National Centre for the Territorial Public Service.


11.30 - ROUND TABLE: the national repository of territorial library competences. For what uses?

Presentation of the new national repository of territorial library competencies.

Download the national skills repository

Download the poster of the main areas of expertise from the 2022 standard.

Panel discussion led by Raphaële Gilbert, responsible for professional development in the territorial library, Ministry of Culture.

  • Marion Druart, Head of Training Committee, Association of Departmental Librarians;
  • Sophie Gonzales, Vice-President of the Association of Directors of Regional Library Career Training Centres.


2 pm - ROUND TABLE: changing the integration training?

Panel discussion led by Jérôme Belmon, Head of Library Department, Ministry of Culture.

  • Loriane Demangeon, Secretary General of the Association des bibliothécaires de France;
  • Anne-Laure Exbrayat, responsible for Culture, National Centre for the Territorial Public Service.


15h-17h30 FORUM

Note that the forum will not be the subject of on-line recording and rebroadcasting. Composed of 9 stands, it will allow to exchange freely with their speakers.

Know your training rights and find your way around the existing offer, instructions for use.

Loriane Demangeon, Secretary General of the Association des bibliothécaires de France and Emilie Carof, Director of Human Resources, Villebon-sur-Yvette

The provision of training for staff in territorial libraries may seem abundant, but it is not always easy to locate and access them. How can we better understand the rights to training? What levers can be used to lift the brakes?   How can we identify ourselves within the training offer and identify the evolution of their modalities, from hybrid training to action training? 

Take an apprentice, instructions.

Maxim Roudil, Director of the Gradignan Media Library and Master of Learning and Xavier Decis, Learning Coordinator at the CNFPT.

What can an apprentice bring to a library? What are the specificities of the apprenticeship contract? Which young people, which diplomas does apprenticeship involve and how can an apprentice be found? What steps should be taken, with which contacts and what financial aid should be given for hiring apprentices? Discover all the useful information about learning.

Develop skills based on the learning organization. Share experience.

Julie Caron-Vanesse, Director of the Public Reading Centre, Bibliothèque d'Alsace

In 2019, the Bas-Rhin Departmental Library created a position in charge of the development of public reading and learning organizations. Since then, with the creation of the Library of Alsace, the philosophy of the learning organization continues to underpin the project. The objective is to develop the capitalization and circulation of the skills present within the teams. How did this approach materialize? What achievements did it achieve and what difficulties or limitations did it face? What are the prospects? A feedback to share.

Develop skills through training-actions and collective intelligence. Share experience.

Albane Lejeune, public reading coordinator, Saint-Brieuc Armor Agglomeration network.

The 31 media libraries in Baie de Saint-Brieuc are run by 100 professionals and 130 volunteers. A training plan develops skills around targeted issues. At the heart of each project today, the dynamic of cooperation integrates this aspect in renewed forms. Particular attention has been paid to training methods, which promote action training, participatory approaches, peer-to-peer, tutoring and twinning approaches.  A feedback to share.

Develop skills by formalizing the training plan. Sharing experience.

Yoann Bourion, director of libraries, public reading and cultural media in Bordeaux.

The Bordeaux libraries have long proposed a formalized, multi-year training plan based on issues identified for all agents. Since 2022 and for a period of three years, the focus has been on the documentary policy, in order to restore to the agents a common culture in this field. How is this training plan constructed, in conjunction with the agents and the human resources department? What training modalities are provided? What impact has the lockdown period had on the selected training topics? A feedback to share.

Make the training offer readable and consistent across the region through a shared diagnostic and catalogue. Presentation of the approach in Brittany.

Enora Oulch'en, Book and Reading Advisor, Brittany Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate and Carole Vidal, Training Advisor of the CNFPT Brittany Delegation.

In Brittany, library staff have a guide «Professions of libraries», and an online search engine, which lists the training offered by the various organizations present in the territory. These tools are developed from an annual survey of needs, in the framework of a consultation coordinated by Livre et lecture in Brittany, which brings together the DRAC, the CNFPT, the CRFCB, Livre et lecture in Brittany, departmental libraries, ABF Bretagne and the Rennes library network.

Develop cooperation around training at the regional level. Presentation of the approach in Hauts-de-France.

Laetitia Bontan and Jacques Sauteron, book and reading advisers, Direction régionale des affaires culturelles des Hauts-de-France.

A process of progressive convergence of the actors of the training brings together CNFPT, Universities, CRFCB, departmental media libraries and ABF since 2019. This project is being carried out in stages: it has made it possible to build a training program with the CRFCB, then in a second time that all departments contract with the CNFPT. The continuation of the operations is built with the objective of giving rise to a shared catalogue and a regional consultation for the implementation of training programs.

Discover the analysis of practices, to improve in team his professional practice, presentation and feedback.

Kamal Ydir, psychosociologist and facilitator of practice analysis sessions in library and Marion Moulin, director of media library with experience in practice analysis.

Better known in the educational and medico-social field but also carried out in the library, the analysis of professional practices can be useful within an organization to promote the rise in competence and team cohesion, opening up new perspectives on professional practice. It is above all a question of working time, consisting of analysis and dialogue around professional practice, carried out in a long time. The exchanges can focus on the activity, the team, the institution, and the organizational transformations at work. Sharing of experience, by a speaker and a librarian having experienced this type of accompaniment in two different libraries.

Contribute to the evolution of the national repository of territorial library competencies.

Pascale Issartel, Deputy Head of Library Department, Ministry of Culture.

The national competency framework for territorial library professions, which was developed this year as part of a broad national consensus, is set to evolve. It will be reworked in 2023, taking into account the feedback that will be made by its users. A booth to exchange about this tool and contribute to its improvement.

10 measures for trades and training, under the third component of the Library Plan

On November 30, 2021, the Territorial Library Training Conference was held, which officially launched the 3rd component of the Library Plan. After "Open More" and "Offer More", "Train Better" aims to accompany the profound transformation that libraries and their professions are experiencing.

Ten objectives, identified within the framework of a broad consultation involving the National Centre of the Territorial Public Service and all the partners (professionals, elected officials and training stakeholders), were presented at these Assizes and are being implemented:

  1. Continued consultation with all stakeholders.
  2. Publication of statistics on library professionals and their access to training.
  3. A shared and evolving national competence framework..
  4. Better coordination of training provision at regional level to make it more readable and accessible.
  5. Arrangements for access to competitions better adapted to future vocational skills and taking into account the reform of several university diplomas.
  6. Improved and extended post-recruitment training so that employers have better trained managers for their new responsibilities.
  7. A reflection on the development of a basic training freely accessible online.
  8. Innovative and adapted training methods in overseas countries.
  9. Encouragement to develop library learning.
  10. An annual meeting, allowing the profession to discuss these training issues and to follow the progress of the various projects involved.