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LAICDG AGM15 Abstract to Audience

Friday, 2 October 2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm












The LAI's Career Development Group in collaboration with the National Library of Ireland are delighted to announce our forthcoming AGM with an LAI CPD accredited event:


Abstract to audience: A guide to conference presentations


Librarians' roles are changing: they interact more widely with academics, and contribute more to research of all kinds. This seminar explores what it takes to communicate library research successfully, and provides an opportunity to learn about the process of presenting at a conference, from writing a good abstract, to delivering informative and entertaining presentations. Followed by the Career Development Group's AGM.

It will be an opportunity for you to get involved in a library-related committee and the chance to meet with your peers and library professionals.



10:00 – 10.25: Registration


10.25-10.30: Welcome


10.30 – 11.15: Keynote speaker: Dr. Sandra Collins (Director, NLI): " 'What sort of librarian are you?'...and other difficult questions"


11.15 - 11.40 : Coffee break


11.40-12.10: Niamh O’Sullivan, (IBTS): "How to Pack a Punch with your Presentation"


12.10-12.40: Laura Connaughton, (MU) “Poster presentations that get noticed”


12.40-1: Q&A


1-2: Lunch (Provided)


2 – 2.30: Peter Dudley (DCU): "Style over Substance"


2.35 – 3.35: Michelle Dalton (UCD), “Bullet-point-proof presentations” (Workshop)


3.45 – 4.15: AGM with report by committee officers.


4:45pm: Refreshments and networking in Buswells pub.




Waged: €20

Unwaged/ Students: €12                        

Please follow this link to book your ticket:


National Library Ireland