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University of Limerick “Let’s Talk GenAI” course

In May, the Library at University of Limerick (UL) partnered with other UL departments to host a unique and very well received Generative AI (GenAI) course, “Let’s Talk GenAI”.  The...
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UL wins Best Library Team at the 2024 Education Awards

With a very proud tradition and record of achievement in service innovation, student engagement and excellence in facilities, the library team at UL were recognised for their work at this year’s  Education Awards. The...
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UCD Library CONUL Innovation Day

UCD Library has embarked on a major transformation project to reshape its library and services for 21st century learning needs. This is an opportunity for staff from CONUL libraries to...
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Online event: Academic Publishing, Open Research, and the Sustainable Development Goals

As part of Research week at the University of Limerick, UL Library is delighted to welcome Dr Tiffany Straza (UNESCO) & Dr Vincent Larievre (l’Université de Montréal) to this dynamic online...
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Help rename the ALCID Cooperative Scheme

CONUL Customer Services Group needs your help to rename the ALCID Scheme. The competition is open to all staff of CONUL Libraries and the winner will receive a €100 voucher
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CONUL Research Group – Passport to Open Research Sprint

CONUL Research Group is leading an exciting new project to support Open Research in Ireland. Open research, science or scholarship is the new normal, and quickly becoming embedded as standard practice...
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UCC Library Seminar 2024

Libraries: Connecting Minds and Cultivating Wellness Date: 11th of April 2024 Venue: Creative Zone, Boole Library, University College Cork This event will explore the role libraries play in promoting and supporting...
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UCC Library Launches New Vision and 5 Year Plan

UCC Library is excited to launch the Library’s new Vision and Plan 2024-2028, available to download in both English and as Gaeilge on the Library’s website. This new Vision and Plan...
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Early registration for the CONUL Conference 2024 is now open

Early registration for the CONUL Conference 2024 is now OPEN. Early registration will be available until Monday 1st April 2024, after which standard registration will be available. For more information...
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Interactive Workshops At User Experience In Libraries 8

If you are interested in how users truly experience your library then you are not going to want to miss User Experience in Libraries 8, which this year is taking...
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CONUL Conference 2024 – Bursary Opportunites

We are delighted to announce that there will be three bursaries to attend CONUL Conference 2024: a LIS Student bursary; a recent LIS Graduate bursary; and a bursary for someone...
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Acquisition of Bonar Law Collection

The Bonar Law Collection, acquired by the National Library of Ireland, will be housed in the Boole Library at UCC and can be accessed by researchers and members of the public...
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National Open Publishing Future Directions and Collective Action

Join us at the CONUL National Open Publishing Event, where national stakeholders will share ongoing work to reshape future publishing and open research in Ireland. Learn from international leaders and...
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The CONUL Teaching and Learning Committee invite you to attend their 2024 Annual Seminar!

This year, the seminar will be titled “Defining ‘AI’ in Teaching & Learning: the role of libraries in Access and Inclusion; Academic Integrity; and Artificial Intelligence”Friday 1st March 2024 at...
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Celebrating Trinity’s Medieval Manuscript Conservation and Digitisation Project

Precious medieval manuscripts and fragments that illuminate the art, music and literary culture of medieval Europe are being made available to the public for the first time thanks to a...
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Erasmus Library Staff Mobility week 2024

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,...
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CILIP Green Libraries Manifesto

CONUL are signatories to the CILIP Green Libraries Manifesto -working together for people and planet. In partnership with Irish, UK, and International signatories CONUL’s member libraries pledge, ‘to lead by...
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User Experience in Libraries 8: ‘Curiosity & Empathy’ Call for Papers

The 2024 UX in Libraries conference will take place at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK) from 11 to 13 June. Once again, we will be sharing user experience techniques,...
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CONUL Support of Children’s Books Ireland ‘Right To Be A Reader’ Campaign

In advance of Budget 2024, the Board of CONUL has written to the Minister of Education in support of Children’s Books Ireland’s ‘Right To Be A Reader’ Campaign, urging the government...
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Libfocus presents the second prize post for the CONUL Training and Development Library Assistant Blog Awards 2023

Libfocus presents the second prize post for the CONUL Training and Development Library Assistant Blog Awards 2023 The author is Kathryn Milligan, Library Assistant at University College Dublin (Special Collections)....
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This Biblia Sacra comes from Northern France, ca. 1270 making it the oldest item in DCU Special Collections & Archives. Here is a hand-painted illuminated initial, though it is much tinier in person. From our Archdiocese of Dublin Collection.

Follow the Unique and Distinct Collections group

The CONUL Unique and Distinctive Committee launched its Instagram account on 14 September. It will post weekly highlights from the heritage collections of each CONUL institution. Follow along @conul_udc. This...
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Libfocus presents the winning post for the CONUL Training and Development Library Assistant Blog Awards 2023

Libfocus is delighted to present the winning post for the CONUL Training and Development Library Assistant Blog Awards 2023. The author is Maeve Shanahan, Library Assistant at University of Limerick. You can...
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John Robb UCC

An evening of Spoken Word with John Robb at UCC Library

University College Cork Library is delighted to welcome musician and author John Robb to UCC Library on September 19th to discuss his new book, The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth. This...
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Staff at CONUL Libraries empowered to be ‘catalysts for change’ with 6-month EDI course

Since January, staff at CONUL member institutions have been participating in online training with the Irish Centre for Diversity. The training involved 6 online sessions, each one lasting an hour,...
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