Hello, I’m Louise – the new Graduate Library Trainee at St Hugh’s College.
I graduated from Newcastle University in 2006 with a degree in Classical Studies and went on to do a PGCE in Primary Education and a MA in Children’s Literature at the University of Sunderland.
After four years as a primary school teacher I decided the teaching profession wasn’t right for me and began thinking about diversifying into another area. Librarianship appealed as a match to my interests and skills so I volunteered at the University of Sunderland library for four months to gain some experience and learn more about the profession. I really enjoyed my time there and luckily had the opportunity to apply for the traineeship at St Hugh’s College in December!
Although I began my traineeship a little later than everyone else (in January 2012) I’ve already learned a lot and am thoroughly enjoying my time at St Hugh’s. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming and Oxford is a beautiful city to live in!
If you’d like an insight into what I’ve been up to in my first month as a trainee, I recently took part in round 8 of Library Day in the Life Project and have blogged about my daily jobs and a graduate trainee session on special collections here: Daily Jobs and Graduate Trainee Session.