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Training at the BiG

The BiG is engaged in training in the field of «information und documentation», which addresses the past, the present and the future, and offers a variety of training options.

A learner puts books away (Source: Sina Guntern/ZEM)
Apprenticeship Information and Documentation Specialist (Source: ZEM)

The Library Am Guisanplatz BiG offers both vocational training (apprenticeships) and advanced studies. Theoretical and practical skills are taught by experienced trainers, who support the apprentices and university interns in their professional development.

Information and documentation specialists are employed in libraries, archives and documentation centres. Their main tasks include selecting, cataloguing, storing, receiving and conveying information and data. 

Information and documentation specialist, federal VET diploma –vocational education and training

Each year the Library Am Guisanplatz BiG trains an apprentice in information and documentation management (Federal VET Diploma). The apprenticeship lasts three years.

Taster days at the BiG

The Library Am Guisanplatz BiG holds taster days on which schoolchildren can take an exciting and varied look at the activities at the library and get an idea of what being an information and...

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Library and Information Science

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Zurich runs the part-time degree programme in Library and Information Science in cooperation with Zurich Central Library. The Library Am Guisanplatz BiG...

Internships for non-BiG apprentices

Information and documentation specialist apprentices from other institutions may do an internship at the BiG to expand or consolidate their vocational expertise.

Library Am Guisanplatz Training
Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Bern
+41 58 481 40 47

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Library Am Guisanplatz

Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Bern