In this section you can see the archived information on the 2011 – 2012 Graduate Trainees, and founders of this blog, Roisin Cassidy and Lucy Arnold – including details of their visits and projects.
Róisín Cassidy (Grauduate Trainee 2011-2012)
I’m Róisín and I’ll be the trainee at the Edward Boyle Library until September 2012. I graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2008 with a degree in Business Studies and Political Science.
After graduation I went on to become Assistant Manager of the bookshop and stationers I had worked at while studying. At university, I had as much an interest in searching for and organising information as the process of writing up. This, combined with my bookshop and volunteering experiences, prompted me to begin researching careers in Librarianship.
Last year I moved to Yorkshire from my hometown on the east-coast of Ireland. I discovered the numerous graduate traineeships across England and soon realised this was the direction I wanted to take. In the mean time I volunteered with a children’s project at my local public library, and a digitisation project at the York Army Museum. Applying for the Leeds traineeship was my next step.
I am particularly interested in the work of Faculty or Subject librarians and information literacy teaching. I am delighted that in the Edward Boyle I not only get invaluable Customer Service experience, but also have the opportunity to work with the Science and Engineering Faculty Team. You can check out the traineeship descriptions or our blog to read more about my day-to-day duties.
I look forward to updating you on all our training, shadowing, and library visits in the year ahead.
Lucy Arnold (Graduate Trainee 2011-2012)
My name is Lucy Arnold and I am the new Graduate Trainee based at the Brotherton Library. I studied both my BA in English Literature and Theatre Studies and my MA in English Literature here at Leeds, during which time I also worked as a member of the weekend customer services team in the University Library. My experiences of studying and working at the Brotherton Library fired my interest in librarianship and I was fortunate enough to be recruited to the post in Special Collections this September.