Graduate Trainee Library Assistant – Bodleian Libraries

Nov 16 2022

The Bodleian Libraries are looking for librarians of the future and this 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 subsequent postgraduate qualifications and a professional career. 9 vacancies will be available, commencing in September 2023 and based in research, faculty and departmental libraries within the Bodleian Libraries.

You will benefit from on-the-job training, professional and social support, and a varied programme of weekly training events (talks, workshops and library visits). You will be working in frontline services helping readers access the information and resources they require. This will involve working directly with readers and also working with materials to ensure accessibility. You will play an integral part in the smooth running of the library, but individual project work is also encouraged.

The Bodleian is taking active steps to foster diversity and inclusion and help libraries become more representative of wider society. They welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, especially people who identify with a Black, Asian or other minority ethnicity, who are currently underrepresented within the libraries sector. They would also like to encourage more men to apply for these roles, since they too are underrepresented across the sector.

Please do not apply if you already have or are currently doing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree related to Librarianship and/or Information Management, or if you have already completed a Library Traineeship.

These roles are being offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 1 year. You will be required to upload a Supporting Evidence Form as part of your online application. Your Supporting Evidence Form should demonstrate next to each of the criteria, as listed in the job description, how you meet each one and include evidence. CVs will not be considered.

For more information about the graduate library trainee scheme go to:

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday (GMT) on Monday 23rd January 2023 can be considered.