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UCD held their inaugural UCD Festival on Saturday 18 June, aimed at encouraging staff, students, alumni and the local community onto campus. There were some 6,000 visitors to campus on the day and over 90 separate events were offered. UCD Library rose to the challenge, offering various presentations and the opportunity to browse in James...
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UCD Library again offered the opportunity to local Leaving Cert students to study and revise for their examinations in the quiet of the James Joyce Library. The fee was 30 euro with free access for students from DEIS Schools, and an optional add-on Maths tutorial module. This scheme has proven to be trouble-free over the three...
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UCD Archives, UCD Digital Library, UCD Special Collections and the National Folklore Collection UCD (the four cultural heritage units which now form part of UCD Library) are planning a Twitter campaign to celebrate International Archives Day on 9 June. All four repositories will tweet throughout the day with images of, or links to, items in...
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Maynooth University Library is delighted to be one of four libraries (over 2,000 sqm) shortlisted for the prestigious SCONUL Library Design Awards 2016.  The winner will be announced at the 2016 Design Awards Showcase, to take place on Thursday 1 December in London.  For more information please see:  http://www.sconul.ac.uk/news/design-awards-shortlist-and-event
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A training day took place April 19th which included a half day workshop on marketing led by Ned Potter from University of York Library, followed by a range of short presentations about publicity and promotion from a mix of academic libraries in Ireland.  The day – part of the ANLTC programme – was arranged by...
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The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is delighted to announce that several new datasets are now available to researchers. ISSDA has just acquired the Healthy Ireland dataset, which provides current and credible data about the wide variety of factors which determine health and wellbeing in the population aged 15 years and older. ISSDA has...
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The Glucksman Library has an exhibition in the Hunt Museum in Limerick at present. Drawn from the archives of the Daly family of Limerick, the Limerick and the 1916 Rising exhibition marks the centenary of the death of John Daly, the Limerick Fenian mayor and commemorates the Daly family of Limerick and their participation in...
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Like many other libraries, we have placed some emphasis on 1916 in our programming this year.  We have 4 exhibits of varying sizes around different aspects of the events of 1916 across our cultural heritage collections. We have also been displaying materials on the topic from our general collection to our readers.  As all the...
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On March 21-23 UCD welcomed over 300 delegates from Ireland and many other countries to the well-established and high profile LILAC Information Literacy conference. It was a very significant commitment of time to volunteer UCD as the host for the conference and to provide the local committee to organise local aspects of the event, and it is thus...
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ON 29th January 2016 MU Library will host Ireland’s first UXLIBS-IN-A-DAY workshop. UXLibs-in-a-day’ is a highly practical and interactive workshop which explores User Experience (UX) research methods and applications which can be used to uncover what our users really need and do. For bookings and more see: UXLibs-in-a-day’ is a highly practical and interactive workshop...
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