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Invitation to the the Inaugural Award reception in honour of Professor John Dean

UCD School of Information & Library Studies Alumni, former colleagues and acquaintances of Professor John Dean are invited to the the Inaugural Award reception in honour of UCD's first Professor and Head of Library and Information Studies, Professor John Dean on November 5th, at 6pm below the main restaurant, in UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre. The John Dean Award will be presented during the evening to the first recipient of the award. This Award has Been made possible By his generous bequest.

Youth Libraries Group (YLG) AGM

The YLG AGM will take place on Wednesday 12th November at 2pm in Ballyfermot Library, Dublin.

New members are always welcome.  

The Committee meets approximately 2-3 times per year, including AGM & any planned seminars/events.

Are you involved with Library services for young people?

Are you looking for new ideas for young people using libraries?

MSc Information & Library Management at Dublin Business School accredited by the Library Association of Ireland

The Council of the Library Association of Ireland has accredited the MSc Information & Library Management at Dublin Business School. For further information on the course please visit the MSc Information & Library Management (LAI accredited) page on the Dublin Business School website.

 

Library Staff Exchange Scheme - Library Ireland Week 17th – 24th November 2014

 

Each year the Library Association of Ireland encourages library staff to organise events around a particular theme in order to promote library services and the great work being done by library staff across the country. This year’ s theme is ‘ Open for BUSINESS’ and we would encourage you to organise talks/events/activities around the business theme and upload them to the website http://wwwlibraryirelandweek.ie

Library Staff Exchange Scheme - Library Ireland Week 17th – 24th November 2014

 

Each year the Library Association of Ireland encourages library staff to organise events around a particular theme in order to promote library services and the great work being done by library staff across the country. This year’ s theme is ‘ Open for BUSINESS’ and we would encourage you to organise talks/events/activities around the business theme and upload them to the website http://wwwlibraryirelandweek.ie

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Library Association of Ireland took place on Thursday 13th March 2014 in Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Over forty members attended.

 

Fellowship of the Library Association of Ireland (FLAI) was awarded to Regina Whelan Richardson MA, DLIS, FLAI , Assistant Librarian Nation University of Maynooth

 

Associateship of the Library Association of Ireland (ALAI) was awarded to:

Aoife Lawton,  BA, DLIS, MLIS, ALAI , Systems Librarian HSE

and to:

Library Association of Ireland/CILIP Ireland Annual Joint Conference and Exhibition 2014

Seizing Opportunities, Leading Change

Library Association of Ireland/CILIP Ireland

Annual Joint Conference and Exhibition

Thursday 10th and Friday 11th April 2014

Tower Hotel, Waterford

 

The conference and exhibition regularly attract delegates from all sectors of the library and information world and from across the whole island of Ireland.

Seizing Opportunities, Leading Change - Annual LAI/CILIP Ireland Joint Conference and Exhibition 2014

The Annual LAI CILIP Ireland Joint Conference will take place this year on

Thursday 10th and Friday 11th April 2014

in

Tower Hotel, Waterford
 
The conference and exhibition regularly attract delegates from all sectors of the library and information world and from across the whole island of Ireland.
This year, the conference is about facing challenges, taking the initiative, transforming the way we do things.

Youth Library Group AGM

Youth Library Group AGM – Thursday 13th February at 10.00am, Pearse Street Library, Dublin 
 
  • The group meets approximately 3-4 times per year, including seminars/talks and AGM.
  • The group organises an annual Seminar/Talk in relation to Library Services to young people.
  • The group has been involved with the annual Children's Book Festival for many years.

Registration now open for A&SL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2014

A&SL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2014

 

The Academic & Special Libraries Section (A&SL) of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) is pleased to announce that registration for the 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition is now open!

Please go to https://www.regonline.co.uk/ASLConf2014
The access code will be distributed via our email list. Alternatively, you can email aslconfregsec@gmail.com.

Annual General Meeting of the Library Association of Ireland

The Annual General Meeting of the Library Association of Ireland will take place at 10.30 am. on Thursday, 13th March 2014 in Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Please click here to download the letter of notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Library Association of Ireland, call for motions and for nominations to officership positions and membership of the Council.

LAI Career Development Group AGM

It's been a busy year for the CDG and now it's time to gather once again for the election of new members and a bit of social networking. The CDG is delighted to announce our speaker for the AGM: Gillian Kerins, Institute Librarian, Institute of Technology Tallaght. Gillian will be speaking about the work of the LAI's Education CPD Committee and CPD on a budget. To reserve your place and see the full schedule, please visit: https://laicdgagm2013.eventbrite.ie

Date and Time: November 7, 2013 at 6.00 p.m.

Repository Network Ireland

A few Repository administrators around Ireland got together and thought it would be useful to have a network where they could share experiences, advice, etc regarding the day-to-day running of repositories, as well as information on Open Access generally and particularly in an Irish context. To this end they have set up a group on LinkedIn, called Repository Network Ireland. Anyone working in repositories in Ireland or with an interest in this area is welcome to join. 
 

Have your say - draft Strategy for Public Libraries 2013 – 2017

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government invites comments from interested parties on the draft Strategy for Public Libraries 2013 – 2017. The draft public libraries strategy is an initiative of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the County and City Managers’ Association and the Local Government Management Agency. It sets out a plan for the systematic growth and development of public libraries in Ireland for the period 2013 to 2017. Closing date for Submissions 11th October, 2013.

CMG Bursary

The CMG Bursary 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. Recipients of the Bursary are expected to publish about their project in an appropriate format (e.g. blog post or peer-reviewed research article).

The CMG Bursary is open to all current LAI members.

Rare Books Group Annual Workshop

The Rare Books Group Annual Workshop will take place on 24th September 2013.

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Lydia Ferguson, Principal Librarian, Early Printed Books and Special Collections, Trinity College, Dublin and will take place in the Henry Jones Room, Long Room, TCD from 2 – 4pm. The number of places is strictly limited to 20 in order to provide the maximum of practical experience.

Cost: €50 (LAI members) ▫ €100 (Non-LAI members).
 
2 FREE places for unemployed people on a first come first served basis.

Seamus Heaney 1939 - 2013

The Book of Condolence for Seamus Heaney has been signed on behalf of the Library Association as a way of expressing our deepest sympathy on the untimely death of this great poet and friend of libraries.

On Thursday the 4th March, 2010, Library Ireland Week was launched by Seamus Heaney.  Addressing over 60 attendees at the Wood Quay Venue in Dublin, he spoke of the importance of libraries and the key role that librarians have in enabling access to knowledge and information.

Read Séamus Heaney's address

Six counties take part in the Summer Reading Buzz 2013

 

On the 17th of June Minister Frances Fitzgerald launched the Summer Reading Buzz, a joint summer reading programme, at the County Library, Tallaght. A great morning of celebrations took place with Mayors and County Librarians from participating local authorities in attendance. Pupils from schools in South Dublin and Fingal were treated to a fabulous magic show before local Mayor Cathal King and Minister Frances Fitzgerald spoke to them about the value of reading and of the library service.

 

Visit to the National Maritime Museum and the Genealogical Society of Ireland

The Genealogy and Local Studies Group of the Library Association of Ireland is organising a visit to the National Maritime Museum, Haigh Terrace, and the Genealogical Society of Ireland, Carlisle Pier, both in Dun Laoghaire, on Thursday 27th June, starting at the Museum at 1.30pm with optional lunch of soup, sandwiches and tea/coffee, followed by a tour of the Museum at 2.15pm.  After this we will visit the GSI, a short distance away.

Charge: €10 with lunch; €5 visit only, payable on the day.

Informal Networking Evening and visit to the Library at NUI Maynooth

The Committee of the A&SL Section are delighted to announce that the next event in the series of Informal Networking Evenings will be a visit to the Library at NUI Maynooth.

The Library has recently opened a 6,200 sqm. extension creating a total of over 10,000 sqm. of library space.  The Library features a range of study space types, a special collections facility, a dedicated postgraduate and researcher's room and a purpose built exhibitions area.

A brief introduction to the Library will be followed by a tour of the library building.

Your Association Needs You! Library Ireland Week 2013

Library Ireland Week will take place from the 11th – 15th November 2013.The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals and gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services through different programs and events. Library Ireland Week provides an opportunity to:

First Irish Library Camp!

First Irish Library Camp!

The Academic and Special Libraries Section along with the Career Development Group of the LAI are happy to co-host Ireland’s first Library Camp.

http://laicdg.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/library-camp-ireland/

The library camp will take place on 25th May 2013 at the Chocolate Factory, Dublin 1, and registration will open on 3rd May.
There will be limited spaces, so make sure you don't miss this opportunity to attend the first Irish libcamp!

WRSLAI networking coffee morning

The LAI (Western Regional Section) hosting a networking coffee morning on:

Monday, 29th of April

in

the Marine Institute
Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway

from

10 am until 12 noon

 

  • Tea/Coffee & scones will be provided
  • No booking is required
  • Admission free and open to all
  • Free parking is available

Coffee morning agenda

Introduction to RDA

Introduction to RDA

This workshop will provide a brief introduction to RDA, to establish the identity of the new approach to matters bibliographic then examine the modifications made to MARC 21 to accommodate these changes. The focus will be on MARC 21 Bibliographic.

Please help make next year's LAI CILIP Ireland Annual Joint Conference even better

Please help us make next year's LAI CILIP Ireland Annual Joint Conference even better by completing this short questionnaire.

Satisfaction is rated 1-5, with 1. Low satisfaction and 5. High (N/A: Not Applicable to you).

There is space at the bottom of the form for your additional comments and/or suggestions relating to these questions or more generally.

HSLG Annual Conference 2013, 11-12 April in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

The 2013 Annual Conference of the (HSLG) Health Science Libraries Group will take place in Dublin on 11-12 April in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8.

Theme: Visible Evidence – The Role of Health Science Libraries in Ireland.

Registration is now open at: www.regonline.com/hslg2013

Please email Louise Bradley  or Anne Murphy  for the invitation code

Conference Pricing:

Alternative Career Paths for Library and Information Professionals

Career Development Group Open Day 2013

You are invited to attend our first ever event of the Career Development Group, titled 'Alternative Career Paths for Library and Information Professionals'.

The event will be held on Saturday 2nd of February 2013 from 13.30 in the Conference Room of Pearse Street Public, 138 - 144 Pearse Streey, Dublin 2.

To find out more details and to register check our blog:

Cataloguing and Metadata Group one day workshop on Web Dewey

The  Cataloguing and Metadata Group is running a one day workshop on Web Dewey in NUI Maynooth Library on Friday 8th February.
This is a practical introduction to DDC23 using Web Dewey, designed to give a sound working knowledge of Dewey, from basic navigation of the scheme and simple number allocation to the building of complex notation.
Benefits of attending
Having completed the workshop participants should be able to carry out simple classification with Dewey, recognise built numbers and be able to build notation to describe subjects appropriately.

Genealogy and Local Studies Group Visit to Royal College of Physicians in Ireland Heritage Centre and AGM

Library Association of Ireland Genealogy and Local Studies Group
Visit to Royal College of Physicians in Ireland Heritage Centre, Library and Archive, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Friday 25th January 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
The visit will be followed by the AGM of the Genealogy and Local Studies Group.
If you wish to attend, please contact Inez Fletcher at (01) 6030351 or ifletcher@nli.ie

Cataloguing and Metadata Group – “FRBR for the Terrified”

The Cataloguing & Metadata Group in collaboration with CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group is offering this interactive “FRBR for the Terrified” workshop in order to help people in a move towards RDA and provide them with a greater understanding of RDA records that they may encounter from other libraries.

 The “FRBR for the Terrified” workshop aims to provide a basic understanding of the FRBR model and familiarity with its vocabulary, which underpins the structure and vocabulary of RDA. The following topics will be covered:

Cataloguing and Metadata Group AGM & Guest Lecture

The CMG AGM will take place on Monday 19th November  at  5.30 pm in the Seminar Room of the National Library. It will be followed by a talk by guest speaker Jane Burns on the topic of Taxonomies in Commercial and Research Environments using the Skill Sets of a Librarian.

We will be hosting a wine reception afterwards. If you plan on attending we would be very grateful if you could RSVP the Secretary, Caroline Philpott (philpott.caroline@gmail.com)

Location: Seminar Room, NLI, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

WRSLAI AGM

WRSLAI AGM 2012 Notice

The WRSLAI AGM 2012 will take place on Monday 10th December at Westside Library, Galway City Library.

Registration/Tea/Coffee:  9.30 am
AGM: 10 am.
 
Following the AGM,  a presentation on current Copyright Law and how it impacts on Libraries will be given by a representative from the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency.

 

Call for case studies for the Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Seminar

Call for case studies for the Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Seminar, Friday 1st March 2013

Submissions should be a maximum of 300 words.

 

Deadline: Tuesday 23rd October 2012.

 

Email submissions to: aslsectionevents@gmail.com (Please include A&SL Annual Seminar Submissions in the subject line). Successful submissions will be notified by Tuesday 6th November 2012.

 

Rare Books Group Annual Seminar – 13th November 2012

The Rare Books Group Annual Seminar entitled "Religious heritage in Irish libraries" will take place on Tuesday 13th November 2012 in the Lecture Room, Royal Irish Academy from from 10:00 – 15:30

Speakers will include:

  • Joe McLaughlin (Derry Raphoe Library project)
  • John McCafferty (Irish Franciscan Libraries)
  • Ray Refassue (Church of Ireland Representative Church Body)
  • Christopher Moriarty (Society of Friends)
  • Elaine Wright (Chester Beatty Library Islamic collections)
  • David Meehan (Mater Dei Library)

 

Recommending with Confidence Seminar – Youth Library Group

The Youth Library Group Annual ‘Recommending with Confidence’ Seminar will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2012 in Rathmines Library, Dublin

Programme for the day:

10.00: Registration

10.15: Introductions

10.30 – 11.00: Genealogy for Primary School children programme (Donegal Libraries)

11.00 – 11.30: Maths Eye (South Dublin Libraries)

11.30-11.45: Tea break

Vacancy for Assistant Librarian – Electronic Resources, Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is inviting applications for the post of Assistant Librarian – Electronic Resources.  This is a newly created, full-time post and involves working within the Bibliographic Services team to assist in the development, management, delivery and promotion of University Library’s electronic resources.    A detailed job description and further information can be found at http://www.qub.ac.uk/jobs  - closing date 5 October 2012.

Academic & Special Libraries Section – Informal networking evening in TCD – presentation available

The committee of the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the Library Association of Ireland, in association with Trinity College Library and the Trinity College Disability Service, held an informal networking evening on Thursday, 13th September 2012:

Trinity Inclusive Library – a project on making the Library of Trinity College, Dublin and its services more inclusive

The presentation is now online!

 

Cataloguing and Metadata Group workshop – How to Create a Taxonomy

This course is aimed at information professionals who have to organise and categorise information as part of their work. This may mean constructing a taxonomy for materials on an institutional repository, development of a file plan for records management or creation of a navigable structure for a website or intranet. The one-day course will use different types of classification system and will be based on exercises to practice and develop skills for creating classification systems.

By the end of this course participants will have:

Academic & Special Libraries Section – informal networking evening in TCD

The committee of the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the Library Association of Ireland, in association with Trinity College Library and the Trinity College Disability Service, are delighted to invite you to an informal networking evening on Thursday, 13th September 2012:

Trinity Inclusive Library – a project on making the Library of Trinity College, Dublin and its services more inclusive