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HSLG Annual Conference 2016

Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 10:00am to Friday, 13 May 2016 - 4:00pm


Booking is now open for the 2016 HSLG Annual Conference which will be held in the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin on 12 & 13 May 2016.  The theme of the conference is "Advancing health library skillsets".  Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Ann Wales, Programme Director for Knowledge Management in NHS Scotland.

The full programme is available on and registration is available at

Day 2 of the conference will be a CPD workshop on Bibliometrics presented by Fintan Bracken from the University of Limerick. Non-health librarians are welcome to attend. 



AGM of the LAI Munster Regional Section

Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 7:15pm

The AGM of the LAI Munster Regional Section, which will convene in the Clyda Room of the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on May 12th at 7:15 p.m. (for a 7:30 start).


The President of the LAI, Philip Cohen, will be in attendance to discuss

  • the benefits of LAI membership
  • ways to develop in your career in Librarianship
  • explain what ALAI and FLAI are
  • explain how the mentoring scheme works
  • etc

Agenda and any associated documentation will follow in due course.

Paul Cussen, Chair LAI (Munster Regional Section)





Save the Date: LSCH and FAST Training, 19th and 20th of May 2016.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 (All day) to Friday, 20 May 2016 (All day)

The Committee of the Cataloguing and Metadata Group (CMG) of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) is delighted to announce a training session on the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Facet Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) in May.


The training will take place on the 19th and 20th of May, covering LSCH on the 19th and FAST on the 20th. Each training day is stand-alone so you can attend either or both days.


The training session will be lead by Keith Trickey. Keith is lead trainer with Sherrington Sanders and was a senior lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. He has been involved in information work for over thirty years and he has been designing and delivering training for over twenty years.


Detailed description and venue to follow.


To be Confirmed

Library Futures Symposium

Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 9:00am



9:00–14:00 on Thursday 19th May 2016

Paccar Theatre,
Science Gallery,
Trinity College Dublin,
The University of Dublin

Entry is free but booking is essential – book your place here.

9:00-9:30         Registration

9:30-9:45         Welcome (Provost/Librarian)

9:45-10:25       Roly Keating, Chief Executive, British Library

Roly Keating will explore recent significant developments at the British Library as outlined in Living Knowledge 2015-2023, especially the changing context – the explosion of data and the co-positioning of the Turing Institute at the British Library; the potential impact of the move to Openness; the criticality of creativity and culture, as exemplified by the Knowledge Quarter around Kings Cross and St Pancras, and thoughts beyond 2023.

10:25-11:05     Mike Keller, University Librarian, Stanford University

Mike Keller will review the significant developments that he is leading at Stanford University, especially (to quote the Cuthbertson award citation) in “pioneering new paths as the director of Academic Information Resources, while continuing to develop the libraries’ superb collections” and the “commitment to scholarly publishing, exemplified in …  HighWire Press”. He will also address the question posed at Trinity College Dublin during the development of the new Strategy, of how libraries catalyse research.

11:05-11:30     Tea/coffee break

11:30-12:10     Richard Ovenden, Librarian, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Richard Ovenden will reflect on  recent developments at the Bodleian Library, focussing on how the interplay of the heritage aspect of the Duke Humfries library; the high density off-site store in Swindon; the evolving service models and the major philanthropic programme; all played into the major, extremely successful remodelling of the Weston Library.

12:10-12:50     Jeffrey Schnapp, Founder/faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard

Jeffrey Schnapp will discuss the themes that culminated in his recent publication The Library Beyond the Book, which explores “what libraries have been in the past to speculate on what they will become; hybrid places that intermingle book and ebooks, analog and digital formats, paper and pixels”.

12:50-13:00     Wrap-up

13:00-14:00     Lunch


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 Ireland Week 2015