Library Association of Ireland
Public Libraries’ Section Conference 2014
Tullamore Court Hotel, 5th – 7th November
L is for Library:
Literacy and Learning in Modern Public Library Spaces
Wednesday 5th November:
5.00 pm: Registration
8.00 pm: Official Opening of Conference: Mary Stuart, Vice-President, Library Association of Ireland
8.20 pm: Dinner
Thursday 6th November:
9.00 am: Official Launch of Trade Exhibition; Mary Stuart, Vice-President, Library Association of Ireland
9.30 am: 'Breaking Free of the Lie': Dyslexia issues and literacy in Libraries: Don Mullan, author and Associate Chair, Global Youth Programme, UNESCO.
10.10 am: Literacy Projects;
Time to read – a reading support initiative: Fania Ellison, National Coordinator of the
Time to Read programme, Mayo
Reading Champions Project: Maria O'Sullivan, South Dublin Libraries
"The Summer Reading Buzz: 6 authorities, 1 challenge”: Laura Joyce, South Dublin Libraries.
10.50 am Lightning Sessions: Surfbox; 3M; Solus UK.
11.10 am: Tea / Coffee.
11.30 am: The Final Chapter?; The future of publishing for children in Ireland:
Irene Picton, Project Manager, National Literacy Trust UK;
Ivan O’Brien, Managing Director, O’Brien Press;
Oisín McGann, Children’s Author.
Chair: John McNamee, Manager, Eason's Bookshop, Portlaoise
12.15 pm: Lightning Sessions: Interleaf Technology; Work Rest Play; WF Howes.
12.45 pm: Best practice in School Library provision and literacy projects: Hilary Cantwell, School Librarian of the Year.
1.15 pm: Lunch
2.45 pm: Visit to Tullamore Library; Open Libraries talk by Mary Stuart, County Librarian, Offaly
3.45 pm: AGM of Public Libraries Section (In Library).
7.30 pm: Pre-dinner drinks reception
8.00 pm: Conference Dinner; After-dinner speaker: Billy Dixon
Friday 7th November
9.30 am: Creating interesting spaces for children:
Judith Harvey, General Manager, W5, Belfast;
Jennifer Bohan, Imaginosity, Dublin;
Rebecca Dolan, Imaginosity, Dublin.
10.15 am: Lightning Sessions: Innovative Interfaces; 2CQR; Oxford University Press.
10.30 am: New Guidelines for Child Protection in Public Libraries: Jane Brophy, LGMA
11.10 am: Tea/Coffee
11.30 am: ‘Merge, share or don't fix what's not broken; views on changes arising from the National Policies affecting Public Libraries
Jane Cantwell, City & County Librarian, Waterford
Liam Ronayne, City Librarian, Cork City Library Service;
Austin Vaughan, County Librarian, Mayo Public Library Service.
Chair: Tom Coughlan, CEO, Clare County Council.
12.30 pm: My Life in Books Panel
Megan Cassidy, Broadcaster / Radio Presenter;
Geraldine O’Neill, Author;
Andrew Rudd, TV Chef.
Chair: Pat Lonergan, Librarian Emeritus
1.30 pm: Close of Conference & Lunch.
Rates for the conference are as follows:
Full conference Delegate: 299.00 Euro
This includes B&B on Wednesday & Thursday evening, dinner and Gala Dinner on Wednesday & Thursday evening, lunches on Thursday & Friday and teas and coffees.
Thursday & Friday Delegate rate: 179.00 Euro
This includes Thursday evening B&B, Gala Dinner, lunches on Thursday & Friday with teas and coffees.
Day Delegate Rate: 69.00 Euro
Includes lunch with teas and coffees.
Gala Dinner Rate: 45.00 Euro.
More information from Melanie Cunningham at email@example.com