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Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Academic & 
Special Libraries (A&SL) Section of the LAI will take 
place on Thursday 1st June 2017 at 6pm in the BOI 
Workbench, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin, 
Dublin 2. Please note our new venue for this year!
Registration is now open!
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.


BOI, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Deadline for applications for LAI CMG bursary 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017 (All day)

We are pleased to announce that the Cataloguing and Metadata Group of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI CMG ) is now accepting applications from LAI  and CILIP Ireland members for the 2017  bursary which is intended to foster research and best practice, as well as individual professional development in the Group’s field of interest. Broadly defined as information organisation, this field encompasses, but is not limited to: cataloguing, classification, metadata, and information retrieval.


Purpose of the Bursary

The LAI CMG is committed to promoting awareness of and expertise in all aspects of library resource description, including relevant metadata schema, standards and technologies. In order to further encourage excellence in this field in Ireland, the CMG decided at the end of 2012 to earmark some of its funds for a general bursary and award. Called the “CMG Bursary”, it has an annual cap of €500. . It has two possible applications: as an award for excellent projects, or as support to cover costs. All recipients of the bursary are expected to publish about their project in an appropriate format (e.g. blog post, peer-reviewed article).


Who Can Apply?

The CMG Bursary is open to all current Library Association of Ireland members or members of CILIP Ireland. LAI CMG Committee members can apply provided that they are not part of the judging panel. The bursary may be split among equally successful applicants.


The deadline for applications for the LAI CMG 2017 bursary is Friday, 9th June, 2017.

DBS Library Annual Seminar

Friday, 9 June 2017 (All day)

The DBS Library Annual Seminar takes place at Dublin Business School on Friday 9th June. 

The full programme is available from:

To register please visit:

DBS Library's annual seminar is accredited by the Library Association of Ireland. Attendees obtain a CPD certificate of attendance from the Library Association of Ireland on the day.


Dublin Business School, 73/83 South Great George's Street, Dublin 2

Diversity in Libraries -Western Regional Section Annual Conference

Monday, 19 June 2017 (All day)

The Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland is pleased to announce that its Annual Seminar will be on Monday 19th of June in Sixmilebridge Library, Co. Clare. Our theme this year is Diversity in Libraries. 

We would like to invite submissions from anyone working in the information profession to speak on this topic. If you are currently working with groups, conducting research or have an idea you would like to share that fits our theme then tell us about it. Diversity can include any of the following:  providing services to the unemployed - people with special needs  - adults with literacy difficulties - the elderly -  immigrants and refugees - adults, men and women - parents - toddlers - children - teenagers - crèches and preschool children - schools, primary and secondary. Any topics regarding social inclusion and libraries and serving our diverse communities are very welcome. 

Please send your submissions in the form of a statement detailing, who you are, and a brief outline of what your presentation will be about to  Closing date for submissions has been extended to Monday the 5th of June

For updates on registration and our speakers please follow our blog  or follow us on twitter @wrslai #libwest17 

Sixmilebridge Library, Co. Clare