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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Claire Bradshaw

Claire is an NLP Practitioner and Myers Briggs Type Indicator facilitator with many years’ experience delivering team development, leadership training and coaching.



David Haynes

David is an information consultant who has developed taxonomies, file plans, thesauri and classification schemes for a variety of clients in the public, private and third sectors.  


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.

Dion Lindsay

Dion Lindsay

Dion is a highly-experienced knowledge management practitioner, trainer and consultant and workshop leader.

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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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Emily Allbon

Emily is a Senior Lecturer at the City Law School and teaches various modules on the undergraduate programme including Legal Method, English Legal System and Land Law.

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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 and colleagues at LEVELheaded support organisations with their business strategy and provide training to enhance managers’ business skills.


Mono Jethwa

Mono and colleagues at LEVELheaded support organisations with their business strategy and provide training to enhance managers’ business skills.


Paul Pedley

Paul Pedley is a visiting lecturer at City University responsible for a module on information law.

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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.


Sean Murphy

Sean is consultant facilitator for management and lLeadership at LEVELheaded and supports organisations with their leadership strategy


Shaida Dorabjee

Shaida is an information professional with over 20 years’ experience as a library and information manager in industry.


Terry Kendrick

Terry originally trained as a librarian and after a career in public libraries moved to become an information and marketing planning consultant.

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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'.