Graduate Trainee Library Assistant – 9 Posts

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Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Deadline for applications Monday 23 January

Graduate Trainee Library Assistant

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 our 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.


Posts are aimed at graduates (of all ages) and if you have good IT skills, a flexible and customer-orientated approach, and a desire to progress to a postgraduate qualification in librarianship then this could be the career for you. You do not need experience of library work, but must have a keen interest in information and libraries. You will have great communication skills and a willingness to work with others and in a team. Applications are welcomed from graduates in any discipline.

If you are interested in this role I would recommend attending Exploring Careers in Libraries, Tuesday 17 January, 10.00-12.00, online. To book a place, please email: Further information about this event at: Exploring Careers in Libraries | Oxford Libraries Graduate Trainees


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.
Closing Date & Time : 23-Jan-2023 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 2 Contact Email :
Salary (£) : Grade 2.5: £21,150 per annum


To Apply: Further information including a full job description and details of how to apply at: Job Details (

Make sure you read the eligibility and details of how to apply carefully, including what is required in the supporting evidence form. Please ask for help with the application by contacting to arrange an appointment.