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Past Events of the A&SL Section – 2010

Academic & Special Libraries Section & Health Sciences Libraries Group


The Joint Committees of the A&SL Section and HSLG are delighted to announce that the next event in the series of Informal Networking Evenings will be a

Joint Christmas Networking Evening

to be held in the Royal Irish Academy

on Thursday, 2nd December 2010.

We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker is

Gay Doyle, St. Luke’s Hospital

The Joint Committees will host a Drinks Reception from 6pm.

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.

Where & When:

Thursday, 2nd December 2010 @ 6pm

The Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St., Dublin 2.

RSVP by Friday, 26th November to Eva Hornung.

There will be a small collection for charity on the night.


The Annual General Meeting of the Academic & Special Libraries Section

took place on

Wednesday, 16th June 2010

at the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Our Guest Speaker was Fiona Ross, Director of the National Library, who delivered a very lively and engaging talk.

The A&SL Committee hosted a reception at 6pm.

For some pictures, please check out our Flickr page!

Events in asssociation with Library Ireland Week

Library Ireland Week 2010

@ your library

For pictures please check here.

Annual Table Quiz

Following last year’s successful event, we held another table quiz. It was a great night! Thank you to everyone who came along!

Date: Thursday, 22nd April 2010

Time: 7.30 p.m. until late

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

For pictures please visit Flickr or our Facebook page!

Informal networking evening – The Library, Royal College of Physicians (RCPI)

We visited the RCPI Library at 6 p.m. Thank you to the librarian, Robert Mills, for a tour of the college and for showing his beautiful library to us.

Some pictures here on Flickr – more on our Facebook page!

This was followed by refreshments in Bushwell’s Hotel from 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, 24th March 2010

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A&SL/SILS UCD Careers Breakfast Seminar

As part of Library Ireland Week 2010 we hosted the 4th Careers Breakfast Seminar for students in UCD’s School of Information and Library Studies. This seminar provided a forum for experienced professional librarians to share their career paths to date with students and offer guidance on job seeking to upcoming graduates.


Ms. Patricia Quigley, Accessions Librarian, TCD Library

Ms. Aine O’Connor, A&SL Committee

Ms. Maire Burke, Associate Librarian, UCD Library


Date: Wednesday, 24th March 2010

Time: 8.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.

Venue: School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin

This event was open to students of the UCD SILS programme.

E-MAGINATION: Sourcing, Evaluating & Delivering Electronic Information Resources

Date: Tuesday, 9th February 2010

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin

The seminar included two key speakers:

Wendy Evans, University College Plymouth St Mark & St John

and Arlene Healy, Trinity College Dublin;

and also featured case studies from academic and special libraries in Ireland:

The speakers provided participants with hands-on practical guidance on collection development, dealing with suppliers, legal pitfalls and how to incorporate access to freely available online resources with your subscription based content. During the day we explored current issues in the electronic resource landscape and pointed to future trends in the acquisition, management, evaluation and delivery of content to our end-users. Practitioners discussed the promotion of resources and statistics management, open access and the current state of consortial buying in Ireland. The case studies explored various themes: dealing with subscription agents, negotiating licenses, developing eBook collections, digital repositories and the discovery and promotion of free resources and tools.


Photos from the seminar are now on flickr!