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CONUL Annual Conference

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 (All day) to Thursday, 2 June 2016 (All day)



CONUL Annual Conference

Going Further Together:
Collaboration in Irish Academic and Research Libraries


***Early Bird Registration***

Early bird registration for the CONUL 2016 conference closes on Friday 29th April.  It represents great value for money – a two-day event with an overnight in a top hotel and all meals included for the early bird rate of €265.


To see the programme and to register go to


There is an exciting line up including Dr Susan Gibbons University Librarian, Yale and Ivy Anderson, Director of Collections at the California Digital Library as keynotes, and a very wide range of presentations and posters.


The hashtag for the conference is #conulac16


This is the second CONUL conference.  A review of last year’s conference by Hugh Murphy is available at


BIALL Conference 9th to 11th June Dublin 2016 : The Value of Change

Thursday, 9 June 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, 11 June 2016 - 1:00pm


Dublin 2016 : The Value of Change


The 47th Annual Study Conference & Exhibition

will be held from:

 Thursday 9th June - Saturday 11th June 2016.   

 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin.


See you in Dublin!


Don't miss out - when we have an update we'll tell you about it here, so bookmark us now - lots more new information to come!


Our 2016 focus is The value of change allowing us to explore and reflect on how our profession, our environment and our skills can evolve, transforming our services and priorities. We will look at coping with, managing and exploiting change in its many forms.


Our Conference Programme 2016 is available now and registration is open

Download the provisional programme Adobe PDF Logo for more information about the conference and booking form. You can register using the form (PDF or Word) or via our online registration facility.


The submission date for our call for papers has now passed - many thanks to all those who sent a proposal.   

DBS Library Annual Seminar 2016

Friday, 10 June 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The annual DBS Library seminar will be held on Friday 10th June 2016. The programme includes a diverse range of speakers and topics of interest to all in the library and information field. Register now as places are likely to fill up quickly!

DBS - 16 South Great George's Street

Library Success Stories Day

Thursday, 16 June 2016 (All day)

Thursday 16th June - Ballyfermot Library, Dublin


10.00am    Registration  

10.30am    Introduction   

11.00am    Workshops

12.00pm    Workshops

1.00pm    Lunch & Tour of library

2.15pm     Open Forum workshop

3.15pm     Finish/ Evaluation Forms


Aim of the Day:

A forum for the exchange of ideas and good practice.

Aimed at frontline and support staff involved in developing or delivering projects, programmes and activities in local libraries for young people.

The object of the exercise is for staff to get a chance to talk to each other and exchange ideas and good practice; get some positive reinforcement that there are a lot of worthwhile things going on in our libraries.

Each workshop will contain different success stories, so content is not repeated.

It is best advised that if you are attending with a colleague, we recommend that you split and attend separate workshops to maximise your participation & gathering of success stories.                      


Success stories on the day will include:

Club na nÓg – Irish language club for young people

Roald Dahl Experience

Citywide Read programme

Teen Graphic Novel project

Aistear Programme

Creative Campus

12 Books of Christmas

Bealtaine & young people


Open Forum Workshop:

There will be an open forum workshop to share other ideas or examples of good practice in relation to services to young people in public libraries.


To Book:

For booking form contact Aisling Donnelly at Completed applications must be emailed before Monday 13th June 2016 to Aisling Donnelly


Fee - €25 per person, which includes light lunch.

Academic & Special Libraries Section - Annual General Meeting

Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
The 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Academic &
Special Libraries (A&SL) Section of the LAI will take
place on Thursday 16th June 2016 at 6pm in the Royal Irish
Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
Registration is now open at
The AGM is a valuable opportunity to learn about the work
that the Committee has been undertaking on your behalf
over the last twelve months, and to hear reports from each
of the Committee Officers. We would encourage all Members
to attend as this is both an AGM and a networking event,
followed by refreshments.
We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker will
be Aoife Lawton, author of “The Invisible Librarian: A
Librarian's Guide to Increasing Visibility and Impact”.
In her talk “The Story of the Invisible Librarian”, Aoife
will provide insights into what many librarians are
feeling, including questions such as "do they feel
invisible?" She will share what she learned from
librarians interviewed while researching this topic. How
can librarians make a case for their value and impact and
is this something that librarians should be concerned
with? Aoife will discuss ways that we, as librarians, can
all improve the visibility of our profession to readers,
stakeholders, and society in general.
We look forward to seeing you on 16th June.
Royal Irish Academy

Library Ireland Week 2015