A career in library and information studies could see you working in a range of libraries including medical, legal, charity, public or prison libraries. You could become specialised in a particular area, such as a subject specialist or cataloguer or have a more general role in reader services, for example, or become a deputy librarian or library services manager.
Graduates of the trainee programme move on to a variety of paths. Each year several of the trainees stay within the Bodleian Libraries. Others move on to library roles elsewhere, such as the Treasury, the BBC, the Royal College of Surgeons or the British Film Institute. A few graduates have moved into a different career path, in areas such as communications, human resources or administration.
Some trainees head to postgraduate study, with many gaining a Masters in Librarianship. Trainees are encouraged to consider applying for a postgraduate qualification in library and information studies (accredited by CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. A session covers this including finance options available.