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CILIP Ireland / Library Association of Ireland Annual Joint Conference 2018

Thursday, 19 April 2018 (All day) to Friday, 20 April 2018 (All day)

Title: Inspiring People, Inspiring Libraries

Date:Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April 2018

Location:Canal Court Hotel, Newry

Draft Programme

Link for Registration: 

Please note accommodation is NOT included. To reserve accommodation please contact the Canal Court Hotel & Spa, Merchants Quay, Newry, BT35 8HF; Phone: +44 (0) 28 3025 1234 quoting ‘CILIP Ireland/LAI conference’.

The programme of inspirational library and information professionals and cross-sectoral updates on best practice will engage and challenge us to be dynamic and innovative in delivering quality services in times of constrained finances. Learn, discuss and be empowered through keynote presentations, plenary lectures and participative learning sessions. There will also be a large trade exhibition and plenty of opportunity for informal networking and knowledge sharing with professional colleagues. The conference and exhibition regularly attracts delegates from all sectors of the library and information world throughout Ireland and the UK and is a rewarding and enjoyable professional development opportunity.

We look forward to seeing you in Newry.

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We are keen to engage with supporting companies If you are interested in exhibiting or supporting this event please email Melanie Cunningham

CILIP Ireland Homepage

Please contact Melanie Cunningham for more information about exhibitor packages!



Western Region Section Annual Seminar 2018 - Call for papers

Monday, 11 June 2018 (All day)

The Western Region Section of the Library Association of Ireland is pleased to announce that our annual seminar will be held on the 11th  June 2018 in Ballinasloe Library.

Our Title this year is CHALLENGING TIMES.

2018 is a year of celebrations, commemorations and anniversaries and challenges still to overcome. It’s the year of data and privacy including GDPR and its implications for our work. It marks a hundred years of women getting the right to vote. It’s the year sign language was finally officially recognised as a language. It’s the year of Irish. It’s the year the Region of Galway Gastronomy is launched. To name just a few.

We look forward to hearing your views on Challenging Times in your workplace, and receiving your proposals

We are accepting submissions for 10 minute lightening talks, or 20-30 minute presentations. We also welcome poster submissions.

Please keep proposals to 300 words max and they should be emailed to with an outline of the proposed talk and a brief biography of the speaker.

The deadline for submissions is the 11th May 2018.

Further details will be posted on our blog

Feel free to contact us via email or on social media through the blog  or on twitter @wrslai

Ballinasloe Library, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway