Library Assistant Award

CONUL T&D LIBRARY ASSISTANT AWARD

We are delighted to announce and congratulate the CONUL T&D LIBRARY ASSISTANT BLOG AWARD winners for 2023.

Award winners 2023:

1st Prize:

Evolving with Energy: Enhancing Spaces for Students at the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick by Maeve Shanahan, University of Limerick

2nd Prize:

Camera, Action: Finding Photography in UCD Special Collections by Kathryn Milligan, University College Dublin

3rd Prize:

“It will be the Making of You”: Reflecting on my first 18 Months working in Maynooth University Library’s Makerspace by Heidi Campbell, Maynooth University

The 2023 CONUL Training & Development Library Assistant Award required entrants to submit a blog post on any library related topic.  Entrants could opt to blog about any aspect of their current work for example training activities they undertook; a development in their own library or an item in their library’s collection.  The prize winning and commended entries are published on the libfocus blog.

Very Highly Commended Entries:

My work on the Crawford Art Gallery’s Library Catalogue Project by Mona Power, University College Cork

Cataloguing an Archival Collection of Private Papers by Selina Collard, University College Dublin

Highly Commended Entries:

Unlocking Voices: DCU Library Creative Writing Competition and the Mountjoy Education Centre by Grace O’Connor, Dublin City University

“Brewing up a storm” – Outreach to develop your professional profile by Catherine Ahearne, Maynooth University

Bringing Collections to a Wider Audience – Digitisation @MU library by Bridie O’Neill, Edel King, Laura Gallagher, Maynooth University

Creating engaging fire safety resources – reflections from a new library assistant by Declan Synnott, University College Cork

CONUL T&D LIBRARY ASSISTANT AWARD – Previous Awards

2021 CONUL T&D LIBRARY ASSISTANT AWARD

The 2021 CONUL Training & Development Library Assistant Award required entrants to submit a blog post on any library related topic.  Entrants could opt to blog about any aspect of their current work for example training activities they undertook; a development in their own library or an item in their library’s collection.  The prize winning and highly commended entries are published on the libfocus blog.

2019 CONUL T&D LIBRARY ASSISTANT AWARD

The 2019 CONUL Training & Development Library Assistant Award required entrants to submit a blog post on any library related topic.  Entrants could opt to blog about any aspect of their current work for example training activities they undertook; a development in their own library or an item in their library’s collection.  The prize winning and highly commended entries are published on the libfocus blog.

2018 CONUL T&D LIBRARY ASSISTANT AWARD

The 2018 CONUL Training & Development Library Assistant Award required entrants to submit a blog post on any library related topic.  Entrants could opt to blog about any aspect of their current work for example training activities they undertook; a development in their own library or an item in their library’s collection.  The prize winning and highly commended entries are published on the libfocus blog.

2016 ANLTC LIBRARY ASSISTANT AWARD

The 2016 ANLTC Library Assistant Award required entrants to submit a blog post on any library related topic. Entrants could opt to blog about any aspect of their current work for example training activities they undertook; a development in their own library or an item in their library’s collection. Prize winners were announced at the CONUL Conference on the 2nd June 2016. The prize winning and highly commended entries were published on the libfocus blog.

Award Winners 2016:

1st Prize                Tradition and Technology and The Glucksman Library, UL by Seán Cafferkey, University of Limerick

2nd Prize               A Captive Audience by Bernie Gardiner, Maynooth University 2 nd Prize The Kelmscott Chaucer by Helen McGinley, The Library of Trinity College,                    University of Dublin

3rd Prize                Facing the Open Access Challenge – The experience of a University Open Access Team by Megan Corrigan, Queen’s University Belfast

3rd Prize                Brian O’Higgins/Brian Ó hUigínn (1882-1963) by Olive Morrin, Maynooth University

Highly commended entries 2016