About CaTaLOG

Welcome to CaTaLOG – Cambridge Trainee Librarians’ Online Group.

This is a blog site displaying the work of current Library Graduate Trainees based around Cambridge University Colleges and Faculties. The site was founded in 2004 and provides information on careers in librarianship and the CILIP graduate trainee scheme, as well as an insight into life as a graduate trainee in Cambridge.

twittWe are now on Twitter! Follow us @LibraryTrainees for all the latest news and library shenanigans.

The 2014-2015 graduate trainees started in August and September. We update the website regularly with information about events, visits and our experiences thus far. We will be writing blogs to allow prospective trainees to get a feel for the working week at each of Cambridge’s trainee posts.

The application process for 2015-16 has now ended. Information about how to apply for 2016-17 can be found at LISJOBNET.com.

We are pleased to announce that next year, for the first time, Queen’s College Library will also offer a trainee position! We welcome them to the CaTaLOG family. Find out more about the College and the role on their website here.
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The Work of Previous Trainees

Previous Trainees have had the opportunity to present at library conferences, here are all the details:

Libraries@Cambridge Conference 2014
click here to hop on board ‘HMS Quality’ (artwork courtesy of Meriel) and see the role played by graduate trainees in Cambridge libraries.
Oxford and Cambridge College Librarian’s Conference 2013
“Graduate Trainees: On the Right Track?”, relating to the theme of “Great Expectations”; the Prezi used to illustrate the discussion can be viewed here and you can read the transcript here.
Libraries@Cambridge Conference 2011
“Working Together” slides and transcript can be found here.

Also, several of the previous trainees have been involved in the running of online learning programmes, one for Web 2.0 technology and the other for professional development – find out more at Cam23 2.0 and 23 Things for Professional Development directly.

The views expressed in this site are those of the authors and in no way represent the official view of The University of Cambridge, or of any individual College of the University. While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information presented here, the authors cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions, nor for the content of external websites linked to from this site.