The 2013 LAI/CILIP Ireland Joint Conference and Exhibition, 'Focus, Funding and Futures: Libraries Adapting to Change', will take place in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 1, on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April.
Accommodation at a special conference rate is available at the Croke Park Hotel, just across the road from the venue.
With sessions on the forthcoming development plan for public libraries, on ebooks in libraries, on the funding of libraries now and in the future, on the challenges facing the profession and much more the conference will have something of interest to librarians from all sectors.
Speakers confirmed so far include Annie Mauger, Chief Executive of CILIP; Claudia Weissman, Overdrive USA; John Dolan OBE, library consultant; Eoin Purcell, Irish Publishing News and New Island Books, Kathy Roddy, fundraising expert and trainer with CILIP; and Jordan Campbell, The Ireland Funds.
We'll have a packed trade exhibition with over twenty stands, a reception at Dublin City Hall hosted by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Clare Byrne, and the conference dinner on 10th April in the newly-refurbished Morrison Hotel - so it's a great opportunity to network with colleagues and keep up to date with developments in the library and information world.
Full details of the conference programme are online and registration is via the online booking site. Please e-mail Catherine Gallagher for an invitation code so you can register for the Annual Joint Conference and Exhibition 2013