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Recommending with Confidence Seminar

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 (All day)

About the Seminar

The More that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. As Librarians, we couldn’t agree more with Dr. Seuss. Every day we are looking for new ways to inspire young people to read more, to put down that mobile phone or turn off the play-station and pick up a book and read for pleasure. It is an on-going challenge we now find ourselves in, competing with technology and the busyness of life in general. The decline of young people’s reading skills and general interest in reading is a worrying concern globally.

If you are looking for some new ideas to inspire children and young people to read, how to get them engaged – this is the seminar for you! Our unmissable seminar will give you an opportunity to hear practical tips from a number of inspirational speakers, to network with fellow colleagues, and take back some exciting ideas to share with your colleagues.
Day Schedule
10.00am Registration and Tea/Coffee
10.30am Recommending Books for Children with Ruth Concannon
11.45am  Beyond Words with Debbie Thomas, IBBY Ireland
1.00pm Lunch 
2.00pm  JCSP Library Programme with Kathleen Moran
2.45pm Successful Reading Projects in Public Libraries



For programme leaflet please email 
Ballinasloe Library, Galway

RBG Annual Visit - Armagh Robinson Library

Friday, 8 June 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm


Rare Books Group Annual Visit:
Armagh Robinson Library & No. 5 Vicars’ Hill, Armagh

14:00, Friday, 8 June 2018


Members of the Rare Books Group are invited to our annual visit, this year to Armagh Robinson Library and No. 5 Vicars’ Hill. Armagh Robinson Library is the oldest library in Northern Ireland, founded in 1771 by Archbishop Richard Robinson as part of his plans to establish a university. The nucleus of the collection is Archbishop Robinson’s own library, containing 17th and 18th century books on many subjects. There are many rare and valuable books such as incunabula, first editions and illuminated manuscripts. Archbishop Robinson built No. 5 as the Registry to hold Church of Ireland and civil records.  In 2011 the Library restored No 5 to exhibit examples of the Library’s collections, such as Roman and Medieval coins, Neolithic stone tools, Bronze Age weapons, Irish hand bells and eighteenth century fine art.


Registration: If you’d like to join us on this tour, please contact Nicola O’Shea, Secretary of the RBG at Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


The charge for the tour is €5, payable on the day, and includes refreshments at the Library.


Times: The group will meet at the Armagh Robinson Library at 14:00 and the tour will last approximately 2.5 hours.


Address: Armagh Robinson Library, 43 Abbey Street, Armagh, BT61 7DY
Parking is available in the grounds of St Patrick’s COI Cathedral.


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Armagh Robinson Library, Armagh

Western Region Section Annual Seminar 2018 - Call for papers

Monday, 11 June 2018 (All day)

The Western Region Section of the Library Association of Ireland is pleased to announce that our annual seminar will be held on the 11th  June 2018 in Ballinasloe Library.

Our Title this year is CHALLENGING TIMES.

2018 is a year of celebrations, commemorations and anniversaries and challenges still to overcome. It’s the year of data and privacy including GDPR and its implications for our work. It marks a hundred years of women getting the right to vote. It’s the year sign language was finally officially recognised as a language. It’s the year of Irish. It’s the year the Region of Galway Gastronomy is launched. To name just a few.

We look forward to hearing your views on Challenging Times in your workplace, and receiving your proposals

We are accepting submissions for 10 minute lightening talks, or 20-30 minute presentations. We also welcome poster submissions.

Please keep proposals to 300 words max and they should be emailed to with an outline of the proposed talk and a brief biography of the speaker.

The deadline for submissions is the 11th May 2018.

Further details will be posted on our blog

Feel free to contact us via email or on social media through the blog  or on twitter @wrslai

Ballinasloe Library, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

HSLG and A&SL informal summer event

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

The committees of HSLG and A&SL are delighted to invite you to our informal networking evening:

Summer trip to RCSI Library!

Wednesday, 27th June, 5.30 - 8 p.m.

We will join the library staff on a tour of the beautiful new library spaces in RCSI’s new education building at 26 York Street. Please note that there are two different time slots, so please register your preference. Tours will start promptly. Late comers will be brought up to the lecture room.


We will then hear from Kate Kelly, Director of Library Services, RCSI Library, who will provide us with some insights into competencies and professional standards in librarianship.


Stay on for the wine reception!


Book your free place today!



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RCSI, 26 York Street, Dublin 2