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Public Libraries' Section Conference 2014

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.

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