The Oxford Traineeship: Past, Present and Future

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The Oxford Traineeship: Past, Present and Future

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

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