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Past Events of the A&SL Section - 2017

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
A huge THANK YOU to all who attended!
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.
“Great libraries build communities.” R. David Lankes
Conference website:
The Academic & Special Libraries Section (A&SL) & the Health Sciences Libraries Group (HSLG)
of the Library Association of Ireland
invited all our members to our Annual New Year Gathering
on Thursday 12 January 2017 at 6pm in
The Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin.
Our Guest Speaker was Samantha McCombe, Librarian,
Linen Hall Library, Belfast, who gave a fascinating overview over
the history and current challenges of her beautiful library.
She was introduced by Dr. Philip Cohen, President of the LAI.
Thank you to all who attended!