Regulatory Affairs

What We Do

We monitor and assess general regulatory developments impacting on CONUL library services and activities, including copyright, licensing, data protection and procurement

We advise and advocate on Irish and EU legislation and regulation as it applies to CONUL member libraries

We provide input on behalf of CONUL into submissions/responses to public consultations on Irish and EU regulatory affairs

We work with government and regulatory agencies on specific issues as directed by CONUL

We conduct research, provide briefings and make recommendations on regulatory matters as directed by CONUL

We improve awareness on key legal frameworks, principles and practices for CONUL and member library staffs through CPD and other channels

Our Activities

We produce documents and papers to provide practical guidance on regulatory themes

We develop and advance advocacy positions in consultation processes

We organise events to promote awareness, including seminars and training

Who We Are

Chair: David Meehan (DCU)

Deputy Chair: Vacant

Secretary: Vacant

Communications Officer: Patricia Quigley (TCD)

Members: Julia Christopher (UCD), Virginia Conrick (UCC), Aisling Keane (NUIG), Gillian Kerins (TU Dublin), Della Keating (NLI), Elizabeth Murphy (MU), Kathryn Smith (RCSI)

Member Spotlight

UCC Library

UCC Library is a contemporary university library containing rich collections and archives, multimedia, archive, information and knowledge management systems. It provides competency in answering all questions concerning information and media literacy, media provisioning and brokerage, and providing information services using modern technology.

It is a meeting place for students and staff members alike and offers a diverse range of study and research environments, including a Creative Zone, Exhibition Area, Skills Centre and Library studio as well as an Assistive Technology Lab.