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Past Events of the A&SL Section - 2018

The committees of HSLG and A&SL invited you to our informal networking evening:


Summer trip to RCSI Library!


Wednesday, 27th June, 5.30 - 8 p.m.


We joined the library staff on a tour of the beautiful new library spaces in RCSI’s new education building at 26 York Street. 

We then heared from Kate Kelly, Director of Library Services, RCSI Library, who provided us with some insights into competencies and professional standards in librarianship.


And then there was a wine reception!


More information - Venue:

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 attempted to break the stigma of failure within those communities and took a look at how failure needn’t be a dirty word. We hoped 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 heared from colleagues working in small and large libraries how they have coped with the challenges they have faced. 
In the evening EBSCO held a reception in the Lincoln Inn. 


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, offered two bursaries to cover attendance at the 2018 Annual Conference. 
Read about their experiences in the October 2018 issue of An Leabharlann and here.
AGM of the Academic & Special Libraries Section of the LAI
Date and time: Thursday 18th January 2018 at 6pm 
Venue: BOI Workbench, Hamilton Building, Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin 2
Followed by a drinks and canapés reception
Brand New Retro were our guest speakers. Brand New Retro is an award winning library of vintage Irish pop culture & advertising where you can browse thousands of images, articles and adverts which have been digitised from their collection of old magazines:
The AGM is a valuable opportunity to learn about the work that the Committee has been undertaking on your behalf over the last twelve months, and to hear reports from each of the Committee Officers. We would encourage all Members to attend as this is both an AGM and a networking event. 
The Agenda and supplementary documents were circulated before the meeting.