The Oxford Traineeship: Past, Present and Future

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  • 1. The Oxford Traineeship: Past, Present and Future
  • 2. Evolution
    • “ Evolution: The Oxford Traineeship”
    • SCONUL Focus 2006
  • 3. Research
    • Google
    • Previous trainee files
    • Questionnaires
  • 4. History
    • 1880s - Edward Williams Byron Nicholson’s Bodley Boys
    • 1948 - first Bodley Girl
    • Previous trainees filling senior jobs in Oxford libraries
  • 5. Trainee posts
    • 12 posts advertised for 2011-12
    • November 2010 - 42 posts advertised on CILIP.org.uk for 2011-12
    • Range of sectors
  • 6. Questionnaire
  • 7.
    • 1. What are your main duties and responsibilities?
    • Desk duty
    • Receipt and processing
    • Shelving
    • Tidying
    • Library & trainee projects
    • Web 2.0
    • Enquiry work
  • 8.
    • 2. Which parts of your job do you most enjoy?
    • Issue desk
    • Desk duty
    • Interacting with readers
    • Answering enquiries
    • Responsibility and involvement
    • Training
    • Book repairs
    • Variety
    • Working on library and trainee projects
    • Updating social media
    • Liaising with journal suppliers
    • Putting on displays
    • Acquisitions
    • Document deliveries
  • 9.
    • 3. Which parts of your job do you least enjoy?
    • Not having enough to do
    • Shelving
    • Checking reading lists
    • Carrying heavy items long distances
    • Being interrupted while working on the trainee project
    • Lack of independent working space
    • Admin
    • Enforcing library rules
    • Processing
  • 10.
    • 4. What are your plans for after your trainee year?
    • 12 out of 15 to go on to Library or Archive School
  • 11. On reflection…
    • Previous trainees
    • Different locations
    • Different sectors
    • Employers
    • Data collection