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Current events of the A&SL Section

Academic & Special Libraries Section of the LAI Conference 2018
9th MARCH 2018
Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Conference & Exhibition 2018
Fail Better: Lessons Lived, Lessons Learnt
Friday 9th, March 2018
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2 
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."  Samuel Beckett
THEME: Fail Better: Lessons Lived, Lessons Learnt
Last year we heard about communities and the social role that librarians play in them. This year we attempt to break the stigma of failure within those communities and take a look at how failure needn’t be a dirty word. We hope to explore the instructive and generative capacity of failure with our delegates, and tease out how its acceptance within an organisation can prove beneficial.
We will hear from colleagues working in small and large libraries how they have coped with the challenges they have faced. 
In the evening EBSCO will be hosting a reception in the Lincoln Inn. 
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bibliotheca Sponsored Attendee Bursary
A&SL Conference 2018
The Academic & Special Libraries Section (A&SL) of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI), sponsored by bibliotheca is pleased to offer two bursaries to cover attendance at the 2018 Annual Conference. One of these will be a “First-Timer” bursary, awarded to someone who has not attended an A&SL Conference before. Please indicate on the application form if you are applying for the “First-Timer” award.