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16
Nov

Library Ireland Week 2021

Library Ireland Week will take place from Sunday 28th November to Sunday 4th December 2021! It’s time to plan events, activities and showcases celebrating libraries and library staff. The message for the week is ‘Our Future Story: Recharge, Reconnect & Re-emerge’ #LIW21 @LAIonline
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16
Nov

IFLA 22 Dublin Introduction

IFLA 22 will be held on the 24-28 July 2022, in the National Convention Centre, Dublin. Watch the introduction from LAI President Cathal McCauley.
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18
Nov

The #ebooksos campaign in Ireland

The #ebooksos campaign in Ireland by Stuart Hamilton, Marian Higgins and Cathal McCauley Against the backdrop of COVID-19, this article outlines the ebooksos campaign. The origin and rationale for the campaign is described. Development of the campaign and possible future developments are considered. Irish libraries, across all sectors, have responded superbly to the COVID-19 global...
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Recent News

27
Oct

Calling all librarians! Nominate colleagues who inspire for the Staff Champion Award

As part of Library Ireland Week 2022, staff working in libraries across Ireland are invited to nominate a colleague for the LAI/CILIP Ireland Library Staff Champion Award. This Award aims to recognise staff who work in any library on the island of Ireland. There is no requirement to be a member of any organisation or...
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26
Oct

An Leabharlann Volume 31: Issue 1 now available

The October 2022 edition of An Leabharlann is now available. Read An Leabharlann Volume 31: Issue 1  
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12
Oct

Public Libraries Section Conference and Exhibition 2022

Library Association of Ireland Public Libraries Section Conference and Exhibition 2022 Where: Galway Bay Hotel, The Promenade, Galway, H91 W295  When: 8th November – 10th November Conference Title ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ This year’s conference entitled ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’: Libraries, SDGs & Climate Change highlights and recognises the work being done throughout...
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06
Oct

Two Assistant Librarian vacancies at the University of Limerick

Where: University of Limerick Digital Learning Resources Librarian, Learning & Engagement Department This person will develop and manage the library’s teaching and learning collections including the Reading List Service, to ensure seamless user access to curriculum materials via the Virtual Learning Environment and other routes.  Assess and review online and print teaching and learning collections regularly,...
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26
Sep

Writing the City of Literature: Dublin Wiki Hackathon

The Dublin History Research Network (DHRN) is running a one-day event on Saturday 15 of October- ‘Writing the City of Literature: Dublin Wiki Hackathon’ in collaboration with the Trinity Long Room Hub and Wikimedia Commons and sponsored by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Dublin City Council. The aim of the event is to write...
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23
Sep

Call for Expressions of Interest for the role of Editor, An Leabharlann.

LAI/CILIP Ireland seeks an editor for its journal An Leabharlann: The Irish Library. The editor is responsible for the editorial content of the journal and is assisted by an editorial board, primarily in the reviewing of submissions. The editor manages the overall editorial process to bring issues to publication. The editor may occasionally invite authors...
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20
Sep

Irish Librarians condemn publisher Wiley’s removal of hundreds of titles from ebook collections

Irish Librarians and library-related organisations wish to express our grave dissatisfaction at the sudden withdrawal by Wiley publishers of over one thousand titles from key ebook collections to which many academic libraries subscribe.  On 31st of August 2022 Wiley abruptly removed more than 1,300 ebooks, many of which were recommended by faculty to their students...
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25
Aug

Author of the Year nominations close on 31st August

A reminder that nominations for the Library Association of Ireland  Author of the Year award as part of the An Post Irish Book Awards close on 31st August 2022. Author of the Year Nomination Form – Irish Book Awards LAI members and members of affiliated book clubs are eligible to nominate authors.  In September the...
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02
Aug

Message from LAI President Cathal McCauley following IFLA WLIC 2022

Dear colleagues, A brief note to thank you, the members of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI), for your wonderful support during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2022. The WLIC was a huge success with around 2,000 delegates from almost 100 countries. More than 150 sessions, meetings and workshops took place. There...
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21
Jul

Irish Book Awards Author of the Year Nominations

LAI members and members of affiliated book clubs are eligible to nominate authors, and nominations are open until 31st August 2022. The shortlist will be prepared in September, go to a public vote, and the winner will be announced in November. Author of the Year Nomination Form – Irish Book Awards        
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12
Jul

The librarians are coming! Nearly 2,000 librarians will descend on Dublin this July for major international conference

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, to give Keynote Address The world’s most important international library conference will be held at the Convention Centre Dublin July 26-29. The World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) is organised by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the largest global library organisation representing tens of thousands...
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13
Jun

Library Association of Ireland (LAI) presents President of Ireland Michael D Higgins with the inaugural LAI President’s medal

Yesterday at Áras an Uachtaráin the President of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI), Cathal McCauley, presented President of Ireland Michael D Higgins with the inaugural LAI President’s medal. The LAI launched the President’s medal in December 2021 to celebrate an individual who, while not directly working in libraries, has an exceptional track record of...
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03
Jun

DPASSH 2022 Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities conference

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that registration is now open for DPASSH 2022, the biennial ‘Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ conference. This year’s conference will be on the topic of ‘Digital Preservation of Religious Collections: Conversations and Collaborations’. This will combine online practical workshops on 27...
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25
May

Genealogy and Local Studies Group virtual networking event

The Genealogy and Local Studies Group of the LAI are hosting an virtual networking event next Wednesday, 1st June at 3:00pm. This is the first of what will be regular, informal meetings aimed at Local Studies librarians and others working in Local Studies. The goal is to provide a space for staff to get to...
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23
May

Inviting Irish librarians to IFLAcamp in DLR Lexicon

This year Irish librarians will have an amazing opportunity to meet other librarians from all over the world, share their experience and build a professional network. And all because of one event – IFLAcamp – organised by IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group on July 23-24. Founded in 2004, NPSIG is an open global network...
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25
Apr

Getting Started with Oral Histories Plenary – Online Event

Event: ‘Getting Started with Oral Histories Plenary’ – Online Event Host: The LIR Committee Time and Date: Wed 18 May from 3:00 pm–4:30 pm IST The LIR Committee’s mission is to keep librarians, academic librarians in particular, informed about technologies that affect their practice. We believe that the transcription and coding of oral histories are...
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21
Apr

LAI/CILIP Ireland Library Staff Champion Award Shortlist Announced

As part of the annual Library Ireland Week celebrations, the sector aims to give an opportunity to highlight colleagues who represent the best of our profession. Our Library Ireland Week theme for 2021 was ‘Our Future Story: Recharge, Reconnect & Re-emerge’ and library staff across Ireland were invited to nominate colleagues for recognition for this...
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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.