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LAI/CILIP Ireland Annual Joint Conference 2016

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 5:00pm to Friday, 15 April 2016 - 2:00pm



'Survive and Thrive: Strategies for Success'


The LAI/CILIP Ireland Joint Conference and Exhibition was held in the Malton Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry from 13th to 15th April 2016


Please see here for presentations delivered at the Joint Conference:

*Conference Programme* *Conference Presentations*





Plenary sessions covered strategic planning and advocacy for libraries of all types plus a presentation on the leading joint-use library in the UK and Ireland.


Smaller scale learning sessions and workshops included the recognition of CPD activities, marketing, how to make an impact and get published – as well as exchanges of experience and updates on the Decade of Commemorations, Open Libraries and a shared library management system.


Speakers included Nick Poole, CILIP Chief Executive; Helen Osborn, Libraries NI; Susan Reilly, LIBER Executive Director; Judith Keene and Kathy Kirk from The Hive in Worcester; Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist of Trinity College Dublin; Deirdre Ellis King, Past President of the LAI.  Nearly 20 exhibitors were on hand to display and demonstrate the whole range of library supplies – from low tech to high tech and everything in between.


The conference programme is available here.


Abstracts for the Learning Sessions/Abstracts are here.


Conference evaluation form is available here (Word version) and here (pdf version).




Malton Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry