RIVAL network members’ LIS skills and interests

In November 2019 the RIVAL network members were asked to select their top 10 skills from the CILIP Professional Skills and Knowledge Base. This table can be used by network members (and others) to identify people with complementary skills for collaborative work.

Click any of the following category-names to learn who has the individual skills in that category. To see the physical location of RIVAL network members by role categories, please see the RIVAL map.

Professional Skills

  1. Organising Knowledge and Information
  2. Knowledge and Information Management
  3. Using and Exploiting Knowledge and Information
  4. Research Skills
  5. Information Governance and Compliance
  6. Records Management and Archiving
  7. Collection Management and Development
  8. Literacies and Learning

Generic Skills

  1. Leadership and Advocacy
  2. Strategy, Planning and Management
  3. Customer Focus, Service Design and Marketing
  4. IT and Communication

Professional skills

1 Organising Knowledge and Information

1.1 Information resources Paul Gooding,
Alison Stoddart
Andrew McTaggart
1.2 File planning
1.3 Classification schemes and taxonomies
1.4 Ontologies Diane Pennington
Andy Taylor
1.5 Cataloguing and resource description Laura Cagnazzo
Eva Nueno
Diane Pennington
Lynne Robertson
Rachel Salzano
1.6 Thesauri
1.7 Subject indexing Emily Prince
1.8 Information architecture Diane Pennington
1.9 Database design and management Andy Taylor
1.10 Metadata Laura Cagnazzo
Diane Pennington
Rachel Salzano
Andy Taylor

2 Knowledge and Information Management

2.1 Knowledge management Hazel Hall
Sally Kerr
Maureen McWhirter
Eva Nueno
Lynne Robertson
2.2 Information management Maureen McWhirter
Andrew McTaggart
2.3 Data management Sally Kerr
Andrew McTaggart
Andy Taylor
2.4 Knowledge synthesis and information integration Paul Gooding
Kirsten McCormick
2.5 Knowledge transfer/ organisational learning Hazel Hall
Sean McNamara
Karen Walker
2.6 Organisational information/ knowledge assets
2.7 Knowledge sharing and collaboration Gillian Daly
Paul Gooding
Hazel Hall
Sally Kerr
Kirsten McCormick
Andrew McTaggart
Maureen McWhirter
Diane Pennington
Emily Prince
Katherine Stephen
2.8 Obtaining benefits from information products/expertise Andrew McTaggart
Maureen McWhirter

3 Using and Exploiting Knowledge and Information

3.1 Understanding information services Morag Higgison
Hayley Lockerbie
Andrew McTaggart
Karen Walker
3.2 Understanding information seeking behaviour Paul Gooding
Hayley Lockerbie
Kirsten McCormick
Rachel Salzano
Katherine Stephen
Melissa Terras
3.3 Information retrieval Kirsten McCormick
3.4 Data analytics Andrew McTaggart
Eva Nueno
Lynne Robertson
Andy Taylor
3.5 Informetrics Paul Gooding
Eva Nueno
Lynne Robertson
3.6 Information analysis Paul Gooding
Andrew McTaggart
Alison Stoddart
Andy Taylor
3.7 Information evaluation
3.8 Abstracting and summarising

4 Research Skills

4.1 Understanding research Paul Gooding
Hazel Hall
Morag Higgison
Hayley Lockerbie
Andrew McTaggart
Bruce Ryan
Rachel Salzano
Katherine Stephen
Alison Stoddart
Melissa Terras
4.2 Evaluative research Paul Gooding
Hazel Hall
Bruce Ryan
Alyson Tyler
4.3 Desk research Paul Gooding
Morag Higgison
Bruce Ryan
Alyson Tyler
4.4 Statistics and statistical analysis Andrew McTaggart
Andy Taylor
Karen Walker
4.5 Understanding research contexts Laura Cagnazzo
Bruce Ryan
Alison Stoddart
4.6 Understanding and presenting research reports Paul Gooding
Hazel Hall
Kirsten McCormick
Maureen McWhirter
Bruce Ryan
Andy Taylor
Alyson Tyler
4.7 Research ethics Maureen McWhirter

5 Information Governance and Compliance

5.1 Information governance Sally Kerr
Karen Walker
5.2 Information rights
5.3 Copyright, intellectual property and licensing Kirsten McCormick
Eva Nueno
Lynne Robertson
Melissa Terras
5.4 Assured information sharing
5.5 Information ownership and accountability
5.6 Information risk management
5.7 Information assurance
5.8 Information audit—

6 Records Management and Archiving

6.1 Records management
6.2 Retention and disposal
6.3 Storage of collections
6.4 Access to collections
6.5 Digitisation Ines Byrne
Eva Nueno
Lynne Robertson
Katherine Stephen
Alison Stoddart
Melissa Terras
6.6 Curation
6.7 Preservation Eva Nueno
Lynne Robertson
6.8 Web information continuity
6.9 Archiving Eva Nueno
Lynne Robertson

7 Collection Management and Development

7.1 Collection management Ines Byrne
Martina McChrystal
Emily Prince
7.2 Collection development policy Rachel Salzano
7.3 Selection of materials and resources Ines Byrne
7.4 Legal deposit Ines Byrne
Melissa Terras
7.5 Collection evaluation and information quality
7.6 Collection promotion Ines Byrne
Rachel Salzano

8 Literacies and Learning

8.1 Information literacy Hazel Hall
Morag Higgison
Hayley Lockerbie
Kirsten McCormick
Hilary Reid
8.2 Reading literacy and Reader Development Jeanette Castle
Hayley Lockerbie
Emily Prince
Alyson Tyler, Karen Walker
8.3 Digital literacy Ines Byrne
Morag Higgison
Kirsten McCormick
Sean McNamara
Diane Pennington
Emily Prince
Hilary Reid
Alison Stoddart
Alyson Tyler
8.4 Writing, numeracy and creativity
8.5 Frameworks and curricula for education and training Katherine Stephen
8.6 Teaching and training skills Katherine Stephen
8.7 Supporting users Hayley Lockerbie
Kirsten McCormick
Sean McNamara
Hilary Reid
Bruce Ryan
Rachel Salzano
Alison Stoddart
8.8 Virtual Learning Environments Richard Aird
Ines Byrne
Hilary Reid

Generic skills

9 Leadership and Advocacy

9.1 Leadership skills Richard Aird
Jeanette Castle
Gillian Daly
Sally Kerr
Martina McChrystal
Paul McCloskey
Sean McNamara
Hilary Reid
Melissa Terras
9.2 Strategic thinking and evaluation Ines Byrne
Jeanette Castle
Gillian Daly
Martina McChrystal
Sean McNamara
Hilary Reid
Karen Walker
9.3 Advocacy Ines Byrne
Jeanette Castle
Gillian Daly
Sally Kerr
Martina McChrystal
Sean McNamara
Eva Nueno
Hilary Reid
Lynne Robertson
9.4 Demonstrating value Jeanette Castle
Gillian Daly
Hayley Lockerbie
Martina McChrystal
Sean McNamara
Emily Prince
Hilary Reid
Alison Stoddart
9.5 Partnership development Ines Byrne
Jeanette Castle
Gillian Daly
Sally Kerr
Hayley Lockerbie
Martina McChrystal
Paul McCloskey
Hilary Reid
9.6 Influencing key stakeholders Gillian Daly
Martina McChrystal
Sean McNamara
Eva Nueno
Hilary Reid
Lynne Robertson
9.7 Working with decision makers Gillian Daly
Martina McChrystal
Sean McNamara
Hilary Reid

10 Strategy, Planning and Management

10.1 Strategic planning Richard Aird
Jeanette Castle
Sally Kerr
Martina McChrystal
Melissa Terras
10.2 Business planning and asset management Richard Aird
10.3 Operational planning Sean McNamara
Karen Walker
10.4 Policy Jeanette Castle
Gillian Daly
Sean McNamara
Alyson Tyler
10.5 Legal compliance
10.6 Financial management Jeanette Castle
Martina McChrystal
Sean McNamara
10.7 Contract management
10.8 People management Martina McChrystal
Paul McCloskey
10.9 Project management Richard Aird
Gillian Daly
Melissa Terras
Alyson Tyler
10.10 Change management Richard Aird
Martina McChrystal

11 Customer Focus, Service Design and Marketing

11.1 Strategic marketing Alyson Tyler
11.2 Communicating with stakeholders Richard Aird
Maureen McWhirter
11.3 Community planning and engagement Karen Walker
11.4 Service innovation, development, and design Richard Aird
Jeanette Castle
Sally Kerr
Sean McNamara
Emily Prince
Hilary Reid
11.5 Customer service skills Richard Aird
Paul McCloskey
Hilary Reid
Rachel Salzano
11.6 Quality management Hilary Reid

12 IT and Communication

12.1 ICT skills Sally Kerr
Diane Pennington
Bruce Ryan
12.2 Library, information and knowledge technologies Richard Aird
Laura Cagnazzo
Diane Pennington
Andy Taylor
Melissa Terras
12.3 System design and development of systems Diane Pennington
Andy Taylor
12.4 Social media and collaborative tools Hazel Hall
Morag Higgison
Maureen McWhirter
Diane Pennington
Emily Prince
Melissa Terras
Alyson Tyler
Karen Walker
12.5 Communication skills Hazel Hall
Paul McCloskey
Maureen McWhirter
Bruce Ryan
Rachel Salzano
Katherine Stephen
Alyson Tyler, Karen Walker
12.6 Networking skills Laura Cagnazzo
Hazel Hall
Bruce Ryan
12.7 Media and PR skills
12.8 Language skills
12.9 Open source systems