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LAI Youth Library Group AGM

Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 11:00am

The Youth Library Group, generally known as the YLG, is a very active group of the Library Association of Ireland. It aims to promote children's books, reading activities and library services to young people through various programmes. The group meets approximately 3-4 times per year, including seminars/talks and AGM.

  • The group organises an annual seminar/talk in relation to library services to young people.
  • Members of the committee are involved in other national committees/task forces relating to young people.
  • if you are interested in library services for young people and would like to get involved with the YLG, please come along to the AGM by contacting the YLG Secretary at before Wednesday 1st February.
  • If you are unable to attend but wish to be on the YLG committee, please forward your nomination to the YLG Secretary before Wednedsay 1st February at 4pm.

Please pass this information to staff in your organisation who may be interested in the Youth Libraries Group.


County Library, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Rare Books Group AGM and Presentation 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017 - 12:30pm



The RBG AGM will take place at 12.30pm on Monday 6th February 2017 in the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.


A presentation will take place afterwards as follows:


'The Reformation and the Book'


Dr. Graeme Murdock, Dept. of History, TCD & Dr. Mark Sweetnam, Dept. of English, TCD




Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017 (All day) to Friday, 17 February 2017 (All day)


Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017

The Sociable Librarian: Connecting & Creating Communities 


Thursday 16th (half day) & Friday 17th February, 2017

Radisson Blue Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8
In 2016, we smashed the stereotype of the lonely
librarian. Join us in 2017 as we celebrate the sociable
Traditionally the role of the librarian was to connect
people with information but our role has evolved to now
include connecting people with people. The library
profession is full of sociable and socially-minded people
who care about their user communities and who often create
new ones. We build communities by communicating and
connecting people within our organisations and beyond. We
network with each other which strengthens and enriches us
as a profession. Being sociable is an integral part of
being a librarian today.
The A&SL Committee invites submissions on the following
topics or any others that may be relevant to the theme:
Communication skills
Communities of practice
Supporting and empowering communities
Marketing and promotion of resources and services
Social media
Journal Clubs
Event Management/Exhibitions
Sociable library spaces
Professional networking
Training and Facilitating
“Great libraries build communities.” R. David Lankes
You can contribute to the conference in one of the
following formats
•       Case Study
•       Workshop or Learning Session
•       Lightning Presentation
•       Poster
Registration is now open!
Please email "" for the password.


Radisson Blue Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

LAI AGM 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017 (All day)


The LAI AGM will take place on 9th March 2017 in the Conference Room, Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.


The time at which the AGM will take place will be confirmed at a later date.



LAI/CILIP Annual Ireland Joint Conference 2017

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 (All day) to Friday, 31 March 2017 (All day)

*** Save the date! ***


The LAI/CILIP Ireland Annual Joint Conference will take place in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from the evening of Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st March 2017.


More information to follow.