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Librarians & Online Privacy

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

‘Librarians & Online Privacy’

Talk by Alison Macrina of ‘The Library Freedom Project’

When: Thursday August 6th  6 pm – 8 pm

Where: RIA Dawson Street

Are you interested in the role information professionals can play in raising awareness of digital privacy, online surveillance and security? Join A&SL for a talk on ‘Librarians & Online Privacy' by US librarian Alison Macrina (@flexlibris) of the Library Freedom Project.

A&SL are delighted to welcome Library Freedom Project director Alison Macrina to Dublin. The Library Freedom Project are a US partnership of Librarians, Technologists, Legal professionals and online privacy advocates. They provide training, resources and raise awareness of online privacy and security. Alison’s talk will address the role of the information professional in teaching about privacy rights and will outline some of the tools to protect online privacy.

It promises to be a very informative and thought provoking evening.

To book – email and put ‘librarians & privacy’ in the subject line.

Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Library Ireland Week 2015

Monday, 16 November 2015 (All day) to Sunday, 22 November 2015 (All day)

**Save the date**

Library Ireland Week will take place this year from week beginning Monday 16th November.

The overall theme is 'literature in libraries'.

More information will be provided over the coming months.


A&SL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, 12 February 2016 - 8:30pm


Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Conference & Exhibition 2016

Smashing Stereotypes: Librarians get loud!

Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February 2016 Radisson Blue Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8


We all agree that the information profession has changed radically, so what does it mean to be a Librarian in the 21st century? Join the A&SL Committee in 2016 as we explode the myths about Librarianship and celebrate the amazing range and diversity of the information profession. Let’s tell the world who we are, what we do and why we’re needed more than ever before. We want to hear about your unusual career path, your unexpected skills, your hidden talents and your expectation-defying information service. Come on, Librarians – it’s time to get loud! The 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition will run over two days encompassing plenary and parallel sessions, with case studies, workshops, posters and lightning presentations. Join the A&SL Committee and our delegates as we explore the topics, which affect us today, share best practice, and celebrate the innovation of information professionals.

We are welcoming submissions that address any of the following ideas:

• Working in non-traditional roles / sectors

• Embedded Librarianship

• Information jobs of the future

• Skills development and transferable skills •

Promoting your skills

• Advocacy & marketing

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and all submissions that relate to the theme“ SMASHING STEREOTYPES: LIBRARIANS GET LOUD! are welcome.

You can contribute to the conference in one of the following formats

• Case studies

• Workshops or Learning Sessions

• Lightning Presentations

• Posters

Please email for submission forms for Case Studies, Workshops or Learning Sessions, Lightning Presentations and Posters. They include further details and useful information with regard to making a submission.

Closing date Friday 11th September 2015

Radisson Blue Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

LAI/CILIP Ireland Joint Annual Conference 2016

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 (All day) to Friday, 15 April 2016 (All day)

Description: Joint Annual Conference for members and non-members - with an interesting mix of speakers, suppliers' exhibition and networking opportunities in beautiful County Kerry

Registration: Opens early 2016 (save the date!)


Malton Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Library Ireland Week 2014 Sponsors