In support of CONUL’s strategic objective of being the platform for our international presence, CONUL Training & Development is delighted to announce the third collaborative ERASMUS Library.

The libraries of Dublin City UniversityDublin Institute of TechnologyMaynooth UniversityNational Library of IrelandRoyal College of Surgeons in IrelandUniversity College Dublin and  University of Dublin, Trinity College have come together to provide a dynamic and engaging programme of training for library colleagues under the ERASMUS scheme.

The programme will include presentations from staff in CONUL member institutions, participant presentations, joint group work exercises and other interactive tasks.  It will also include visits to the libraries of the host institutions and the library of the Royal Irish Academy.


  • Information and digital literacies
  • Space
  • Cultural heritage including unique & distinct collections and archives
  • Enabling Research
  • Customer Services
  • Responding to change

European colleagues participating in the programme must be in receipt of ERAMSUS Staff Mobility programme funding from their home institutions.  The working language for the programme is English.

Applications are invited from professional library staff working in universities or other research orientated libraries with an interest in sharing ideas and networking with colleagues.  Applicants should be employed in librarianship roles (or equivalent) requiring a professional librarianship (or equivalent) qualification.

Participation in the scheduled programme is free of charge. The programme includes lunch in the host institutions, a walking tour and one evening networking event. Other costs such as accommodation; travel to and around Dublin; and other meals are to be covered by the participants. Participants must organise their own accommodation and are responsible for covering their own accommodation costs.

Key dates:

17:00, Friday 1 February 2019    Application Period Closes

4 – 28 February 2019                      Applications reviewed.  Applications will be assessed based on the applicant’s motivation statement, professional biography and the applicant’s own contribution to the programme (sharing ideas, best practice etc.).

Friday 1 March 2019                        Applicants will be advised if their application has been accepted or not


Lead:                                                 CONUL T&D, Dublin Erasmus Group

Contact:                                           Kathryn Smith, Chair at erasmusdub@gmail.com


Further information

Application Form