Would you like to be a graduate trainee library assistant?

If the answer is yes, then read on! We are looking for librarians of the future and our trainee scheme is the first step in your career in Librarianship/Information Management. Oxford’s one-year full-time traineeships provide an excellent launch-pad for undertaking a subsequent postgraduate qualifications and a professional career. 9 vacancies will be available, commencing early September 2024 and based in research, faculty and departmental libraries within the Bodleian Libraries. Please visit the vacancies website for more information and how to apply. We will also be running on online session about careers in libraries which you are very welcome to attend.

Exploring Careers in Libraries
19th December 2023, 10.00-12.00, Online via Teams

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in a library? Do you like working with people and information? If you answered yes to either of these questions, do come and join us on 19th December to find out about career options in libraries and to hear what working at the Bodleian Libraries could be like. The Bodleian Libraries include the Bodleian Library as well as 26 other libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries.  The Libraries hold many unique special collections as well as providing access to many digital resources that users can access remotely. You will gain an understanding of some of the roles you could do as well as how you can develop a career in libraries. Many people think of librarians as quiet gatekeepers of old, dusty books, but the focus of most library roles is on people and information, and how we can bring the two together and whilst books are an important part of libraries a lot of what we do is digital. We will talk about:

  • Options for working in libraries
  • Different sectors and roles
  • The work of the Bodleian Libraries

There will be a short break during the session and there will be time for questions. To book a place, please email: staff-dev@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

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