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Review: NOS for the LAIS sector

We are now revising the Information and Library Services, Archives Services and Records Management National Occupational Standards (NOS).  We are seeking feedback from now until 26 November.

There are currently two suites of NOS for the Information and Library Services, Archive Services and Records Management sector – one aimed at managers and practitioners and a second which is applicable to staff in operational roles.

We are looking to revise and align all the existing NOS for the LAIS sectors, including revisiting the Functional Map.  A working group of employers and expert practitioners will support our work in gaining an understanding of the roles and functions that take place in the sector.

More details about this project can be found in our factsheet.

Get involved

In October -November 2010 we are seeking feedback from the sector on the revised draft of standards. Opportunities to get involved include an openly available electronic survey, and a review event held in each nation of the UK. To register for an event please click the links below.

Electronic review

The review documents and a questionnaire are available to download below:


Functional Map (PDF 29KB)

Supporting information – Signposted NOS (PDF 33KB)

Review Questionnaire (Word 147KB)

Please return your questionnaire to by 26 November.

Host your own review event

Materials for consultation are available for those who wish to host and facilitate their own event – this allows the flexibility to focus on any areas of interest a particular organisation may have.  You will need the documents for the electronic review (above) and the following:

Guidance for hosting your own event (PDF 38KB)

Event record sheet (Word 51KB)

Evaluation Form (Word 584KB)