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Feedback from previous trainees in the Library

Josipa Karadzole

The traineeship programme is an amazing opportunity for any student who is starting new in Josipaa library field. Getting an opportunity to work with such professionals in a friendly environment is an amazing step into the library world.


(November 2020 - September 2021)

Electra Osmani

ElectraMy time at the EUI Library has been an unforgettable and enriching experience. Through these unprecedented times, I got the opportunity to be in an international environment, gain valuable real work experience and expand my skill set.


(February 2020 - January 2021)


Chiara Cecchinelli

The traineeship programme is an important asset for new generations of librarians. TESTIMONIALS ChiaraCecchinelliI learned a variety of things and developed skills in new fields, so I can find myself pretty satisfied with this experience. 


(February 2020 - January 2021)

Despoina Foulatziklidou

My supervisors gave me space to learn and develop my skills in my own pace and wereTESTIMONIALS DespoinaFoulatziklidou always available whenever I needed them. They gave me responsibilities and tasks to handle on my own which made me more proficient and organised at my work.


(February 2020 - January 2021)

Ciara O’Kelly

In generciaraal, the traineeship programme was a very positive experience. I greatly enjoyed working with colleagues and felt very supported throughout. I was encouraged to learn and explore and felt included in all aspects of the work environment. I would highly recommend the programme.


(February 2020 - January 2021)

Cornalijn Meinders

"I very much enjoyed the traineeship both on a professional and personal level.  Cornalijn
I particularly appreciated the introduction program for the first two months, it gave us the chance to understand the workflow in the library and to have a look at all the different departments and people working in the library. 

This traineeship provided me with a bunch of new skills and the opportunity to improve others."


(February 2019 - January 2020)

Jonáš Květ

"…extremely positive.  Everything was organized, from the first moment –Jonas
the process of applying which was very clear and smooth to the very end of this traineeship.  Every communication about any news, tasks or problems or whatever was always clear and without any doubt.  I think that it was also because of an amazing  atmosphere among staff.  The atmosphere is the thing which I appreciate the most about the library."


(February 2019 - January 2020)

Pierluigi Santojanni

"The traineeship programme is overall positive for someone starting their career:Pierluigi
it gives a lot of training and chances for developing practical and technical skills. It also gives the chance to move into projects that go past fixed duties."


(February 2019 - January 2020)

Christina Christou

"The traineeship programme was an amazing experience for me!  Christina
I am not the same person as I was a year ago and I could consider myself librarian more than ever.  I have acquired so much knowledge, working experience and I had the opportunity to work in an international environments. I met so many people, colleagues, trainees, researchers, professors and I created professional network and friendships with some of them."


(February 2019 - January 2020)

Fani Giannakopoulos

"A very well organised traineeship program, which let me learn many different things about GiannakopoulouFani2
academic libraries. At the same, I met so beautiful people and an amazing city, elements, that made my stay more valuable. I couldn't be more thankful for this year."


(October 2018 - October 2019)

Sophia Lynch

"The traineeship programme is a fantastic opportunity for library and information LynchSophiaprofessionals beginning their careers to develop their skills and challenge themselves in a unique environment. Deciding to undertake this traineeship has proven to be one of the best choices I have ever made. This is not to say that it was an easy decision. I came across the details of this traineeship by chance on social media. I had no connections with EUI. It was quite the venture for me to move to Italy, a country that I had never been to before, where I did not know anyone and whose language I was not fluent in. However, I need not have worried. I have been incredibly lucky to work with such wonderful colleagues in this friendly, multicultural environment."


(February 2018 - February 2019)

Michaela Malkova

"The programme exceeded my expectations. It is a well organised programme that MalkovaMicha
allows trainees to have a good, detailed overview of how an academic library can work. It is suitable for both experienced and unexperienced librarians and it helps developing and improving so many skills as well as learning new things.

I know this experience gave me an excellent start and will help me to grow professionally even more in the future."


(February 2018 - February 2019)

Denis Skopan

"The EUI Library traineeship is a shining example of a well-put together programme.Denis

I feel like I have greatly benefited from being here. – I can now confirm what one of the former trainees said about the EUI Library: No one comes back from the traineeship the same as they were before."


(February 2018 - February 2019)



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