The Library Publishing Group (LPG) of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) supports all types of library publishing initiatives across the sector.
The Library Publishing Coalition and the IFLA Special Interest Group on Library Publishing are affiliates of the LPG. The LPG strategic plan is also aligned to the Library Publishing Action Plan 2019/2020 of the IFLA Special Interest Group on Library Publishing. The group is also a proponent of the Irish Government’s National Principles for Open Access Policy Statement.
The LPG will prioritise the following aims:
Jane Buggle is Institute Librarian of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology. She is a board member of the Library Council of Ireland and Chair of the Library Association of Ireland’s Library Publishing Group. She is a committee member of the IFLA Special Interest Group on Library Publishing and was a committee member of the Library Publishing Forum 2021. Jane was co-founder and Senior Editor of Studies in Arts and Humanities Journal and co-founder and Managing Editor of the DBS Business Review.
Robert Alfis is the Library Development Officer at Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI). He previously worked as Research Librarian in Dublin Business School as well as a lecturer in Information Organisation. He was managing editor of the DBS Business Review. He is currently LAI Deputy Secretary, a committee member of LIR – the HEANet Librarians’ group and former secretary of the LAI Career Development Group.
Mary Buckley B.A. DLIS, ALAI is Head Librarian, National College of Ireland (Norma Smurfit Library), and has over 30 years’ experience of working in academic libraries. I am responsible for the strategic management and development of Library and Information services at NCI. I have specific responsibility for students studying online and I am currently working on the development of a College Archive. My main areas of interest are adult learners; digital learning (mindsets) & the delivery of online resources. I am one of the co-authors of ‘NCI Library Referencing Guide’ (2018), 5th ed. and co-authored a chapter “Connecting Librarians in the HECA Library Group Pilot of the Professional Development Framework” in Enhancing teaching and learning in Irish academic libraries : stories of professional artistry. L2L. by Cleary, A., Cohen, P., Dr. and Delaney, M., Dr. (2019)
Available at: http://l2l.ie/publications-2/ accessed 20th February 2020.
Niamh Brennan is Programme Manager Research Informatics in Trinity College Dublin where she works on research reporting, evaluation and impact. She is responsible for the development of Trinity’s CRIS (Research Support System) and its institutional repository, TARA (Trinity’s Access to Research Archive). Niamh is a member of several national and international groups working on open access to research outputs and enabling their improved reporting, retrieval and evaluation. These include NORF, Ireland’s National Open Research Forum (which represents all Irish funding councils and research agencies and institutions) and DART-Europe (Digital Access to Research Theses Europe). She manages Ireland’s National Open Access Desk in TCD as Irish partner in OpenAIRE Advance (Horizon2020). She is a member of the management councils of two key Irish journals in economics and social sciences, is project manager of TCD’s SOAPbox (Student Open Access Publishing Project) and has partnered in a number of research projects in digital humanities, international development and social sciences.
Aisling is the Open Scholarship Librarian for Technological University Dublin where she manages the institutional repository Arrow which recently achieved the milestone of 10 million downloads. TU Dublin publishes 11 Open Access journals and supports Open Research Pilots. Aisling engages in outreach and promotion of Open Research; delivers webinars to academics, staff, students, and researchers on a variety of Open topics; as well as reporting to the TU Dublin Open Research Action Group.
As Assistant Librarian for Teaching, Learning and Research at the Marino Institute of Education. I have a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. As a strong research professional with a PhD in Cultural and Social History and a Postgraduate Degree focused in Library and Information Science, I am skilled in Education, Library and Research. My professional interests include: Open Access, Research Support and Learning, Library Publishing, Digitisation, Civil Rights, Cultural and Social History and Race Relations.
Sinéad Hanrahan is the Digital Scholarship Services Librarian at Cork Institute of Technology where she manages the institutional repository, SWORD, and engages in outreach in the promotion of Open Science. Previously to this Sinéad worked as a library assistant at the University of Limerick and Limerick City & County Council Libraries, as well as holding roles in cultural event management. She is a committee member of the Library Publishing Group and the Communications Officer of the Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland
Eva graduated from the Hochschule für Bibliothekswesen in Stuttgart in 1995 and initially worked as a Children’s Librarian. Since 2001, she has been managing the library of the Curriculum Development Unit, a professional development centre for teachers and tutors. She has been a member of the LAI Academic & Special Libraries Committee since 2005 and served three terms as Chairperson. Eva is the current convenor of LAI’s CPD Education Committee and the external examiner on DBS’ Master of Information and Library Management. She is a Fellow of CILIP and serves as one of their mentors. Furthermore, she regularly reviews manuscripts for two academic LIS journals as well as papers for educational conferences. She has published and presented her research on continuing professional development of librarians. For IFLA WLIC 2020 she was appointed volunteer coordinator.
Margaret is Librarian and Repository Manager at the School of Celtic Studies, DIAS.
The School is dedicated to the study of Irish and the other Celtic languages, both written and spoken, throughout their history, as well as related areas of cultural, social and legal history. The School publishes books and other online resources, and issues the annual journal Celtica.
As librarian Margaret supports all research staff towards their research and publication work. As a member of the LAI Library Publishing Group she hopes to further enhance this support and to build on and develop networks within the library publishing community in Ireland.
Margaret was a committee member of the Academic & Special Libraries Section of the LAI from 2007-2013, holding the role of Secretary from 2009-2011. She is also currently a committee member of the LAI Rare Books Group.
Fiona Morley is Head of Digital Programmes and Information Systems in Maynooth University Library, with responsibility for library systems, digital library, research repositories and RDM policy as well as open access initiatives. MU Library has directly supported a number of open journal publishing initiatives in the past year under the Maynooth Academic Publishing namespace. Previously Fiona was Head of the Open Data Unit in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER). In that role she developed the first national Open Data Strategy 2017-2022. Fiona has represented Ireland on a range of related working and expert groups at the OECD and EU.
Prior to moving to DPER, Fiona was Senior Librarian/Assistant Director in the Legal Aid Board, managing the Research and Information Unit (RIU) which comprises two separate libraries and a specialist research function. Fiona has also held librarianship posts in the HSE as well as other library roles in the public and academic library sector. She is a graduate of NUIG, UCD, DBS and the Open University.
Marie O’Neill is Head of Enhancement at CCT College. Previously, Marie was Head of Library at Dublin Business School (DBS) where she was Managing Editor of the 2017 and 2018 issues of DBS Business Review which is indexed on the DOAJ. In 2019, Marie co-chaired the IFLA SIG on Library Publishing Dublin. Marie initiated the setting up of the MSc in Information and Library Management at DBS, advocating for the inclusion of library publishing in its curriculum. Marie is a Council member of the Library Association of Ireland and the LAI’s Library Publishing Group. CCT College has purchased Digital Commons.
Aoife is the Scholarly Communications Librarian in University College Dublin. Aoife delivers webinars to researchers, academics and students in the changing modes of scholarly publishing and communication, Open Research, and research evaluation including the responsible use of bibliometrics.