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#CDGchat Wednesday 4th of March from 8pm to 9.30pm

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 8:00pm

You are cordially invited to join your CDG committee for a Twitter Chat on Wednesday 4th of March from 8pm to 9.30pm. We are really looking forward chatting with you all about job-hunting, skills and non-traditional careers for librarians.

So, what’s a Twitter Chat?

Forbes succinctly describe a Twitter chat as “a live Twitter event, usually moderated and focused around a general topic. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation a hashtag is used. A set time is also established so that the moderator, guest or host is available to engage in the conversation.”

To join our Twitter chat all you have to do it tweet during the chosen time (Wednesday 4th of March from 8pm to 9.30pm) using the hastag #CDGchat.

What will we be chatting about?

We will have a pretty informal, semi-structured chat where by we will post certain questions for you to chat about. These will include topics such as

  • what you want from your committee
  • what resources are invaluable to you on a day-to-day basis or for job-hunting
  • what skills are essential to your job
  • library roles you’d like to learn more about
  • non-traditional library jobs
  • the skills gap and transferable skills

We hope this will be a great way to let us know what’s important to you with regards to career development as well as to meet and chat with other librarians and information professionals.

Setting up a Twitter profile

Twitter is a fantastic way to get to know other information professionals, to keep up date with the latest library news and generally great fun. Signing up is free and easy. Simply pop over to, put in your name, email address and choose a password. In the next step you will be prompted to choose a username, this is unique to you and is the name your followers use when sending @replies, mentions, and direct messages. Once you have created your account you’ll be sent a confirmation email with a link to confirm your account and then you’re good to go.

Don’t forget to follow the @LAICDGroup once you have your account up and running. If you prefer to have your account private you can 'protect' your tweets, but for the Twitter chat we recommend unlocking your account to participate more fully.


AGM 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 10:30am

The AGM of the Library Association of Ireland will take place at 10.30am on Thursday, 19th March in Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.


Information Skills for the Future

Thursday, 2 April 2015 (All day)

On April 2nd 2015 the CDG are hosting our next event in the Trinity Long Room Hub. The event will focus on Information Skills for the Future and we have invited a group of librarians from different professional backgrounds to speak about what they see as the essential skills for librarians of the future. This will be a full day event hosted in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin Library. We will update this page as soon as registration opens.


Our morning session will focus on libraries, technology and the information landscape, while the afternoon session will focus on physical and virtual library spaces. Our guests will talk about their vision of the library of the future, the skill shortages that they see at present in the world of librarianship, and how to fill those gaps. We hope the event will spark a wider conversation in the Irish library world, as well as informing you, our members, about the skills that are currently sought after by employers.

Trinity Long Room Hub

2015 HSLG Annual Conference

Thursday, 14 May 2015 (All day) to Friday, 15 May 2015 (All day)

The 2015 HSLG Annual Conference will be held on 14 & 15 May 2015 at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel.

The theme of this conference will be “Evolution or Extinction”. For more information click here


Submissions for presentations and posters should be sent to  

For more information, please see:


Library Ireland Week 2014 Sponsors