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We are delighted to announce that there will be three bursaries to attend CONUL Conference 2023: a LIS Student bursary; a recent LIS Graduate bursary; and a bursary for someone working in the library sector who does not hold a LIS qualification, sponsored by UCD School of Information & Communication Studies (ICS).  Taking place in...
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UCC Library will host a free, in-person seminar on Monday, March 6, 2023.  Venue: Creative Zone, Boole Library, University College Cork Time: 10 – 15:30 The event will explore the role libraries play in promoting and supporting equality, diversity, and inclusion. There will be a range of speakers on the day, who will offer perspectives from a...
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In support of CONUL’s strategic objective of being the platform for our international presence, CONUL Training & Development is delighted to announce the fourth collaborative Erasmus Library Staff Mobility week, 26 – 30 June 2023, in Dublin.The libraries of Dublin City University,  Maynooth University, National Library of Ireland, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, TU Dublin, University...
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Check out these videos of participants sharing their experiences attending the CONUL Erasmus week in Dublin and Erasmus programmes in Europe.   Recordings are from the “Reconnecting & Reflecting: CONUL ERASMUS Staff Mobility Programme” 29th June 2022 To learn more about Erasmus programme opportunities in Europe: http://staffmobility.eu/staff-week-search Initiative of the CONUL Training and Development sub-Committee...
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This year’s seminar is titled “Information Literacy in a New World: exploring concepts of access, sustainability and equity”. Papers will cover how we view and develop information literacy approaches in this context, presenting new initiatives and experiences relating to practice, models and technology. 17th November 2022 10am – 4pm at Dublin City University See here...
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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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Conul directors were delighted to attend a recent event at the Royal Irish Academy to honour Siobhán Fitzpatrick’s retirement during COVID restrictions as Librarian of the RIA. 
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Open Access publishing is well established in our research landscape, and the advantages of OA are clear, but unfortunately the mechanism and metrics are still tangled with for profit publishers meaning at some point someone must pay.   In this webinar we will hear from Dr Samuel Moore about the potential that could be unlocked with a move towards...
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“Call for Papers open! The CONUL T&L committee invite submissions to present at their 2022 Annual Seminar: “Information Literacy in a new world: exploring concepts of access, sustainability and equity.” We are particularly interested in poster presentations, and anyone who has a relevant project or experience to share (completed or ongoing) is welcome to submit. See...
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The Library of Trinity College Dublin makes a 13th century masterpiece globally accessible One of the most finely illustrated medieval manuscripts, Matthew Paris’s Book of St Albans has been digitised by the Library of Trinity College Dublin for the first time. The 13th century masterpiece features 54 individual works of medieval art and has fascinated...
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