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04
Dec

“Libraries are for Everyone”. Statement from the Library Association of Ireland

“Libraries are for Everyone”. Statement from the Library Association of Ireland Library Ireland Week 2023 Dec 3rd-9th   The Library Association of Ireland (LAI), the professional body representing librarians and libraries in Ireland, promotes knowledge, intellectual freedom, and the values of equity, diversity and inclusion. The LAI firmly believes in the right of individuals to...
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01
Dec

An Post Book Awards – LAI Author of the Year 2023

At the recent awards night held in Dublin’s Convention Centre, author Claire Keegan was announced as the LAI Author of the Year. Claire’s stories are translated into more than thirty languages, and she has won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Edge Hill Prize, the Davy Byrnes Award, and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction,...
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22
Nov

Career Development Group: Emerging Careers; Get to know what ‘that’ Library job entails! and AGM

Have you seen a library job advertisement lately and not known exactly what that job entailed? Found you were none-the-wiser having read the job description? Have you wondered could I do that job? Do I have any transferable skills? These are some things we at the CDG hear frequently – so now we bring you...
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13
Nov

Hosting Internships for UCD MLIS Students

After a successful relaunch in 2023, the School of Information & Communication Studies is again seeking internship opportunities in libraries and information organisations for students on the MLIS  programme, to run during the summer of 2024. These short internships are an  important part of service learning for many of our students and allow them to...
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13
Nov

Welcome to Library Ireland Week 2023

Library Ireland Week will take place from Sunday 3rd December to Saturday 9th December 2023! Its time to plan events and activities celebrating libraries and library staff. The theme for this year is ‘Your Library, Your Universe – Libraries are for Everyone’ For more information visit www.libraryirelandweek.ie #LIW23
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10
Nov

HSLG AGM 23rd November

Members of the Health Sciences Libraries Group are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting which will take place online on Thursday 23rd November 2023, from 11:00-12:00. HSLG members will receive a link to register for the AGM via Eventbrite. To join the HSLG please visit our membership page https://hslg.ie/about/membership/
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09
Nov

LAI Rare Books and Genealogy and Local Studies Groups seminar

“If you want to understand today you have to search yesterday” The LAI Rare Books and Genealogy and Local Studies Groups look forward to welcoming you to this joint seminar “If you want to understand today you have to search yesterday: genealogical & local studies materials in Irish Special Collections & Archives.” Advance registration is...
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08
Nov

HINT Fiction Competition

The Editors of HINT the newsletter of the Health Sciences Libraries Group are pleased to announce that our inaugural Christmas Fiction Competition is now open! Entrants must be a member of  the Library Association of Ireland and entries must mention books, libraries or librarians, however briefly, and be no more than 1,000 words. For  details...
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07
Nov

Be Media Smart

The LAI supports the New Be Media Smart national campaign which encourages people to ‘Stop, Think, Check’ the information they encounter on a daily basis. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of knowing how to verify information; provide tips and guidance on how to check the accuracy and reliability of information, and...
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01
Nov

Public Libraries Section Conference Programme now available

This exciting and diverse conference programme reflects the many ways that libraries can play a practical role in the implementation of the new strategy as well as showcasing examples of best practice in Irish public libraries, the challenge of digital libraries and achieving excellence in what we do. In addition, the programme also includes sessions...
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20
Oct

Public Libraries Section Conference and Exhibition 2023

Library Association of Ireland Public Libraries Section Conference and Exhibition 2023 Where: Knightsbrook Hotel Spa and Golf Resort, Dublin Rd. Trim, Co. Meath, C15 WYF4  When: 8th November – 10th November, 2023 Conference Title: ‘What’s it all about?…Creating Connections through Books, People and Places’   This year’s conference entitled ‘What’s it all about?…Creating Connections through Books, People and Places is themed on the new national strategy, The Library is the...
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10
Oct

October Job Vacancies

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) Library Services Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) Library Services has vacancies for the following exciting opportunities in its Client & Faculty Services team: Library Manager: User Services & Engagement (Grade VII) The Library Manager: User Services & Engagement will lead Client & Faculty Services’ cross-University user services team and be...
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10
Oct

Europe Challenge Open Call

The Europe Challenge provides libraries in Ireland with an opportunity to: *       Network and exchange with libraries and communities from across all of Europe; *       Participate in an international learning programme (including paid travel opportunities); *       Receive funding of up to EUR 10.000 to address urgent...
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10
Oct

Great Reads Award 2023

The Great Reads Award (GRA) 2023 programme is now under way.  The GRA team of Aileen Ivory, Breege O’Brien and Anna Cooper invites you to promote and support this School Libraries Group award programme for debut writers of YA fiction now in its ninth year. We aim to promote a feeling of ownership over literature...
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27
Sep

Launch of Public Consultation on National Counter Disinformation Strategy

Public invited to submit their views before 20th October The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, today welcomed the launch of a public consultation on the development of a National Counter Disinformation Strategy. Full details and the consultation questionnaire are available here and the consultation remains open for submissions...
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29
Aug

IFLA’s/UNESCO’s public library manifesto 2022 translated into Gaeilge for the first time

Tugann Forógra Leabharlainne Poiblí 2022 IFLA-UNESCO nuashonrú ar an uirlis thábhachtach seo le haghaidh abhcóideachta leabharlainne. Nuashonraíodh don uair dheireanach é sa bhliain 1994, agus cuireann an t-eagrán nua seo athruithe sa teicneolaíocht agus sa tsochaí san áireamh chun a chinntiú go leanann an Forógra ar aghaidh ag léiriú réaltachtaí agus misean leabharlanna poiblí an...
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16
Aug

An Post LAI Author of the Year Award Nominations 2023

An Post Irish Book Awards The Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year Award Nominations 2023 Nominations are now open for The Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year Award 2023, presented at the An Post Irish Book Awards. This is the third year of the LAI’s sponsorship of the award. The award...
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15
Aug

Job opportunity at the Contemporary Music Centre

The *Music Information Coordinator* is a key position within CMC, and is responsible for the cataloguing, maintenance and development of CMC’s specialist collection of contemporary music from Ireland and provides support to composers represented by CMC, composers on the CMC emerging composers programme, and members of the public using the Centre’s library. More information can...
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29
Jun

Response to the announcement by IFLA that Dubai, United Arab Emirates will host the 2024 IFLA World Library and Information Congress

The Library Association of Ireland (LAI) wishes to express its concern, dissatisfaction, and regret at the decision taken by IFLA to hold the 2024 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Dubai.  The LAI believes that this decision is not in keeping with the spirit of openness, inclusivity and diversity that should be central to...
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21
Jun

Vacancy at the NLI

Vacancy Title: Head of Exhibitions, Learning and Programming •       Application Deadline: 19th July 2023, 3.00pm •       Vacancy Organisation: National Library of Ireland •       Place of work: Kildare Street, Dublin 2 •       Short Description : The NLI shares the story of Ireland with the world through our unique...
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GDPR

  • Library Association Of Ireland: Privacy Statement
  • Collection of your personal information
  • How we use your Personal Information
  • Security of your personal information
  • Third party services
  • Updating your personal information
  • Website visitors
  • Use of Cookies
  • Changes to this statement
  • Contact Information

Library Association Of Ireland: Privacy Statement

Introduction
The Library Association of Ireland (LAI) is committed to protecting your privacy. The information you share with us means you will be able to use the services we offer. We only collect the information that is necessary to carry out our business, provide the particular service you have requested and to keep you informed. Our privacy policy gives you details on when and why we collect your personal data and how we use it.

Collection of your personal information

The amount and type of information we collect from you depends on the nature of the interaction you have with us. For example, we ask members who wish to join to complete an application form. In each case, we only gather as much information as is necessary to fulfil the service request. But in general we collect the following personal information:

  • contact information including: home or work address, telephone number, qualifications and email address
  • affiliation and role
  • bank details if appropriate.

Information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by the LAI. This information can include your: IP address; browser type; domain name; access times; and referring website addresses.

 

How we use your Personal Information

The information we collect and hold on you will be used in a number of ways, including:

  • to fulfil membership requests
  • to fulfil bookings for attendance at events
  • provision of a LAI service,
  • provision of information to inform you of other products or services available from LAI and its affiliates
  • process payments, e.g. fees for attendance at events, payment of invoices, etc.
  • to facilitate discussion and sharing of knowledge through discussion lists and events
  • to contact you to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered
  • when you use the LAI website.

The LAI will keep your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice and to fulfil our legal obligations. We will not keep more information than we need. The retention period will vary according to the purpose the data is collated.

The LAI does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The LAI may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.  In addition, the LAI may share data with trusted partners to help us process payments, perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, member services or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the LAI, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The LAI will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the LAI or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the LAI; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of members of the LAI, or the public.

Security of your personal information

The LAI discloses personally-identifying information to its management committee, contractors and affiliates in order to provide services available from the LAI. Payment processing is an example of this. They will not use your data for anything other than the clearly defined purpose relating to the service that they are providing.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through LAI public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: the LAI does not read any of your private online communications.

The LAI secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. The LAI secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, and security protocols.

Third party services

The LAI utilises third party services to assist in the delivery of some of our services, e.g. Eventbrite. When you interact with these sites you may provide information about yourself to those third parties. The LAI is not responsible for how they collect, use and share your information. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of the websites you choose to link to from the LAI, so that you can understand how these websites collect, use and share your information.

Updating your personal information

The LAI will endeavour to ensure the data we hold on you is correct and up-to-date. If you wish us to amend or remove the personal information we hold on you, please contact us by email honsec@libraryassociation.ie or write to Library Association of Ireland, c/o 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.We will correct any inaccuracies or remove you from our databases as soon as practicable.

Website visitors

Like most websites, the LAI collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We do this to maintain the quality of the service, to determine what LAI services are the most popular and to provide general statistics regarding use of the LAI website. The data may be gathered from our website hosts and Google Analytics.

 

Use of Cookies

The LAI website uses ‘cookies’ to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise LAI pages, or register with the LAI site or services, a cookie helps the LAI to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same LAI website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the LAI features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the LAI services or websites you visit.

Changes to this statement

The LAI will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect user feedback. The LAI encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how the LAI is protecting your information.

This statement was last updated on 20th June 2018.

Contact Information

The LAI with review and update this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the LAI has not adhered to this statement, please write the President, Library Association of Ireland, c/o 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.