Thursday, April 27, 2017

Want to write an article or develop a conference poster? Maynooth University Library Academic Writing Workshop

On Wednesday 7th June 2017, Maynooth University Library will host its annual academic writing workshop. This will be of interest to library staff who wish to write for academic publication and/or create conference/seminar posters.
The morning session, delivered by Helen Fallon, will focus on writing for peer reviewed and professional journals.  The afternoon session, delivered by Laura Connaughton will cover designing posters.

Presenters:  Helen Fallon has published extensively and has presented academic writing programmes in Ireland, UK, USA and Malaysia.  She serves on the editorial board of a number of journals.
Laura Connaughton has presented at national and international conferences and won the 2015 Academic and Special Libraries Conference Poster Competition and the CONUL Conference 2016 Poster Competition
 There is no charge for this event.  Places are limited to 16 and booking is essential. There is a small amount of pre-course work to be undertaken.  It is possible to book one or both sessions.
To reserve a place please e-mail Helen Fallon stating if you wish to attend one or both sessions. Closing date 14th May.
                 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

 ERASMUS Library Staff Mobility Programme Dublin 2017 closing date extension


 This is an exciting opportunity for librarians in institutions which have Erasmus programmes to gain an insight into Irish academic librarianship, during a five-day programme taking in a number of universities in the Greater Dublin area and the National Library of Ireland.  The closing date has been extended until the 12th of May.  I'm a member of the organising committee, so if you have a specific query - having studied the guidelines and application form -  please e-mail me.

CONUL is delighted to announce the first collaborative ERASMUS Library Staff Mobility week, 26-30 June 2017, in Dublin.  The event is being organised by CONUL’s Staff training and Development Group, ANLTC
The libraries of Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, National Library of Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University College Dublin and University of Dublin, Trinity College have come together to provide a dynamic and engaging programme of training for library colleagues under the ERASMUS scheme.
The programme consists of presentations by library staff in the organising institutions, presentations from the selected participants, joint group work exercises and other interactive tasks around the following themes:
·         Information and digital literacies
·         Space & storage in libraries
·         Cultural heritage including unique & distinct collections and archives
·         Enabling Research
·         Customer Service/User Experience (UX)
·         Libraries & Change
The programme also include visits to the libraries of Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, National Library of Ireland, University College Dublin and University of Dublin, Trinity College.  Further information is available on the iMotion ERASMUS Staff Training Website or link directly to the draft programme and online application form.

Helen Fallon
Deputy Librarian Maynooth University