GLAMorous work: Medievalist Pathways in Archives and Libraries

The Oxford Medieval Studies Trinity Term lecture on Thursday, 4 May was a careers talk with a twist, featuring an exhibition in the St Edmund Hall Old Library as well as coffee and cake! Alison Ray (Archivist, St Peter’s College) and Heather Barr (Graduate Trainee Library Assistant, St Edmund Hall) were delighted to share their experiences of working in archives and libraries to attendees and how they make use of their skills as medievalists in their present roles.

You can watch back the careers talk in the video below and check out the handy list of resources for further information on working in archives, libraries and the wider heritage sector:

GLAMorous Work: Resources

Archives Listserv: Jobs, training, current events and issues, professional discussion

Archives and Records Association (ARA): New Professionals Peer Pals Scheme, training and qualification information

Bodleian Libraries: Our Work: Descriptions of department areas, including conservation, collections management and public engagement

Careers Service: Library and Archives: Information and careers advice

CILIP: The Library and Information Professional Association: Communities, training opportunities, information, qualification information, news

Civil Service: Working in Knowledge and Information Management: Jobs list and career path descriptions

ECLAIR: Community of Library and Information Studies students and new professionals

Guardian Jobs: Heritage sector jobs list via the Guardian

ICON: The Institute of Conservation: Jobs, training, current projects, role descriptions

Information Professional Jobs: Jobs list

JISC LIS Professional Mail List: Jobs, training, current events and issues, professional discussion

JISC LIS Rare Books Mail List: Jobs, training, current events, professional discussion for rare books

Museum Studies Jobs Desk: Jobs list

Museums Association: Current campaigns, jobs, career paths

Twitter: Explore #LISJobs #LibraryJobs #LibraryTwitter #ArchivesJobs #ArchiveTwitter