Learning resources manager

Learning resources managers work in a variety of educational settings including schools, further education colleges and more specialised institutions such as armed forces colleges. This role could include a wider responsibility for IT facilities and the management of staff and budgets as well as traditional service functions.

Alternative job titles include learning centre manager and school librarian amongst others.


  • An accredited library and information qualification is usually required
  • Chartered Membership of CILIP (MCLIP) is advantageous in demonstrating an ongoing engagement with the profession.

  • A teaching qualification might be beneficial
  • An IT qualification might be beneficial
  • A vocational qualification such as Pttls or AIG might be beneficial


  • Ability to provide front line customer service in a courteous and welcoming manner
  • Excellent Internet and IT skills including the use of library management systems and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to organise staff and resources
  • Ability to work within a team and encourage others
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all members of the community
  • Ability to work well with young people and also deal with challenging behaviour and conflict management
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for children’s literature
  • Cataloguing and classification skills
  • Awareness of current developments in service management
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own direction
  • Proactive and imaginative in approach to provision and promotion of services
  • Experience of line managing staff, including appraisals and performance management
  • Experience of implementing policies and procedures
  • Enthusiasm, stamina and a willingness to work unsociable hours when necessary

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