Sefton Library Service offers apprenticeships for local residents looking to enter the workforce, develop their skills through training or who simply want to gain experience in the workplace.
The service recently received external funding to support adults - this funding has been used in an innovative way to develop apprentices in the library and push the boundaries of what a librarian's work experience can be.
The Chapters project has used the funding to develop the skills of librarians in videography and multi-media, addressing the communications and customer service needs of library service members and the wider public who use services in their local library.
The name Chapters was chosen, not only because of the obvious connection to the idea of books and stories, but also as apprentices will be chronicling their journeys through their customer service NVQ using their evolving video skills. As they progress, they will forge a narrative of the libraries themselves, shining a light on the rich, varied and dynamic spaces that libraries provide for Sefton's communities. In effect, each stage will be a chapter in their story.
It is anticipated that Chapters will build on how communications are delivered by Sefton Library Service and be instrumental to help young people gain additional skills that are relevant in the modern digital world.
The videos of apprentices will be shared regularly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as the public gets to know our service from the inside out.
To find out more about the Chapters project and regular events in Sefton's libraries, you can email Sefton Library Service or follow them on Twitter @seftonlibraries or on Facebook /SeftonLibraries