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Rudai 23 - online course for information professionals

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 (All day) to Saturday, 31 October 2015 (All day)

The Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of a new online course for information professionals called Rudai 23. The course is based on the successful

23 Things format and will consist of 23 simple modules about using social media and web-based tools for continuing professional development. This course is open to anyone studying or working in the information profession and is a great opportunity to see what’s happening online in Libraries world-wide and brush up on your web 2.0 skills.


The course starts on the 7th of July 2015 and finishes in October 2015. The course is free, self directed and participants will receive a CPD Certificate from the LAI upon completion. For more information visit or find us on twitter @rudai23 or email us



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