About CaTaLOG


Welcome to CaTaLOG – Cambridge Trainee Librarians’ Online Group. This is the website of the current graduate trainees based at Cambridge college and faculty libraries, founded in 2004. This site 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.

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» We 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 on a weekly basis with information about events, visits and our library experiences. 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 previous 2013-2014 trainees recently gave a presentation at the 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.

» The trainees from 2013  gave a presentation at the 2013 Oxford and Cambridge College Librarians’ Conference on the 25th of March. The title was “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.

» The trainees from 2010-2011 delivered a presentation at the Libraries@Cambridge annual conference on 6th January 2011. The slides and a transcript of their presentation on the theme “Working together” can be found here.

» 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.

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