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Past Events of the A&SL section – 2012

The committee of the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the Library Association of Ireland, in association with Trinity College Library and the Trinity College Disability Service, were delighted to invite you to an informal networking evening on Thursday, 13th September 2012:

Trinity Inclusive Library – a project on making the Library of Trinity College, Dublin and its services more inclusive

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 (the new building on Fellows’ Square)

Time: 6 p.m.

  • Welcome by Jessie Kurtz, Deputy Librarian

  • Speaker: Michelle Garvey of TCD’s Disability Services Office

PowerPoint presentation available here.

This included a short tour of Trinity College Library

The visit was followed by refreshments at The Long Stone Pub, Townsend Street, Dublin 2, from 7.30 p.m. onwards.

The aim of our Informal Networking Evenings is to provide members with the opportunity to meet other librarians and information professionals, and to share news, views and experiences.

The 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of

the Academic & Special Libraries (A&SL) Section took place on

Thursday 21st June 2012 at 6pm in the

Royal Irish Academy,

19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.


The Committee of the A&SL Section were delighted to welcome

Dr. Jason McElligott, Keeper Marsh’s Library

as the guest speaker.

Marsh’s Library Website

Marsh’s Library on Facebook

The guest speaker and AGM was followed by a wine reception.

The AGM was a valuable opportunity to learn about the work that the Committee had been undertaking on your behalf over the last twelve months, and to hear reports from each of the Committee Officers.

We encouraged all Members to attend and to bring colleagues as this is both an AGM and a networking event.

The present committees’ term expires in June 2013, so an election was not held at the AGM.

Link to the Rules & Procedures

AGM Agenda

The Academic & Special Libraries Section of the LAI, Annual Seminar

The committee of the Academic & Special Libraries Section of the Library Association of Ireland were delighted to invite to our Annual Seminar 2012: “Unlocking your potential: innovative approaches in library service delivery”:

We heared from leading library and information strategy consultant Ken Chad about cutting edge solutions for the times we live in

Listened to case studies from your peers who presented their innovative answers to the pressures of delivering a modern library service

Learned about new discovery tools from librarians who source, manage, develop and use them

Participated in the discussions, asked questions and shared our experiences with fellow librarians

Explored the offers of our sponsors and exhibitors and linked in with industry experts

Networked for our own personal and professional development: rekindled old connections and made new contacts with information professionals from across the country

Thank you to all for joining us for an informal drinks reception after the conference!

Pictures from the day are available on our Flickr site.

Friday, February 24th 2012, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

N.B. Seminar fees were the same as 2011 rates.

EURO 100 A&SL LAI members

EURO 120 LAI members

EURO 150 non-LAI members

EURO 30 unwaged/volunteers

Details of speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and registration are still available on our conference blog!

You can also download a programme here.

Check twitter for coverage of the day: #ASL2012


Ken Chad

John McDonough

James Molloy and Michelle Latimer

Ronan Kennedy – Primo, ExLibris

Simon Perry – Summon Serial Solutions

Arlene Healy – Encore Synergy 4.1, Innovative Interfaces

Julie Cleverley – Ebsco Discover

The Joint Committees of the Academic & Special Libraries Section and the Health Sciences Libraries Group were delighted to invite our members to the next event in the series of Informal Networking Evenings which was a

Joint Christmas/New Year Networking Event

and was held in the Royal Irish Academy on

Thursday, 26th January 2012.

Guest Speaker: Carol Maddock, National Library of Ireland on the topic of

‘The National Library of Ireland’s social media story’

The Joint Committees held a drinks reception from 6pm.

  • Thursday, 26th January 2012 at 6pm.
  • Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

There was a small collection for charity on the night.

Pictures can be seen here.