Changing Trades and Training, Part 3 of the Libraries Plan
After "Open More" and "Offer More", "Train Better" aims to accompany the profound transformation that libraries and their professions are experiencing. This third component of the Libraries Plan was launched on November 30, 2021, with the Territorial Library Training Conference.
10 measures for trades and training
Ten objectives have been identified, within the framework of a broad consultation involving the National Centre of the Territorial Public Service, training bodies, associations of elected officials and territorial executives, professional associations, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and IGESR. They are being implemented and are the subject of an annual day organized by the Ministry of Culture, the National Meetings of trades and training in territorial library.
- Continued consultation with all stakeholders.
- Publication of statistics on library professionals and their access to training.
- A national repository of skills, shared and evolving.
- Better coordination of training provision at regional level to make it more readable and accessible.
- Arrangements for access to competitions better adapted to future vocational skills and taking into account the reform of several university diplomas.
- Improved and extended post-recruitment training so that employers have better trained managers for their new responsibilities.
- A reflection on the development of a basic training freely accessible online.
- Innovative and adapted training methods in overseas countries.
- Encouragement to develop library learning.
- An annual meeting, allowing the profession to discuss these training issues and to follow the progress of the various projects involved.
The national repository of territorial library competences
This reference framework offers an overview of the skills needed in the territorial library, through a tool co-built and shared by the various stakeholders. It has been designed in a modular way to be used by:
- Library professionals who work on the development of staff skills, the preparation of job cards or recruitment notices;
- Their elected representatives, territorial managers and human resources departments who need to identify the skills needed to implement public reading policies;
- Actors in initial and lifelong learning developing pedagogical models;
- Professional or associative structures (including libraries outside the territorial public service) which may benefit from this competency-based approach to library jobs;
- All those who seek to understand or give to see the evolution of these trades and the wide variety of skills that libraries need.
It also aims to feed the exchanges between these different actors about libraries, their staff and the evolution of services and professions.
It is possible to contribute to the next version of the repository by submitting proposals for improvement using this form.
Download the poster of the main areas of expertise from the 2022 standard.
Key figures on territorial library staff and their training practice
These 2022 key figures, co-published by the Ministry of Culture and the CNFPT, aim to provide up-to-date data on the profession and on its access to training. They also include elements allowing each library to situate itself in the national landscape.
This document consists of three parts:
- A general picture of the profession.
- An analysis of its access to training.
- Tables allowing each library to compare with national averages in terms of the composition of its teams.
The national trade and training meetings
These meetings provide an opportunity to take stock of the progress of the 10 measures resulting from the national consultation and to discuss issues related to training and the evolution of the professions. An appointment not to be missed.