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Past Events of the A&SL Section - 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Academic & 
Special Libraries (A&SL) Section of the LAI took 
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!
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.
Information Professionals' Network Careers' Expo
The Information Professionals' Network comprising the library schools of Dublin Business School, University College Dublin and Ulster University as well as professional bodies and experts hosted a Careers Expo for Information Professionals on May 19th at Dublin Business School on the third floor of its Aungier Street building from 2-5pm.
The Expo provided all with the opportunity to chat with alumni, professional bodies, meet with employers as well as obtain CV & interview advice from CB Resourcing and TFPL. 
SLA Europe are also hosted networking drinks from 4-7pm. 
The Academic & Special Libraries Section (A&SL) had a stand:
The LAI’s Career Development Group (CDG) in collaboration with the Academic & Special Libraries Section (A&SL) organised
Library Leadership Workshop
with Andy Priestner as trainer and facilitator:
“A one-day course for emerging or new leaders in librarianship designed to explore what effective leadership involves and to open up discussion and debate on different approaches. The course focuses specifically on what is required of leaders in libraries based on the current state of the industry and the opinions of library directors from all over the world.”
Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Date and times: Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Ticket prices: €65 for LAI members and €85 for non-members. Lunch and tea/coffee included.
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!