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 well-being and engagement. There will be a range of speakers on the day, who will offer perspectives from a library viewpoint, and also from the perspective of the communities that libraries serve. Our speakers will address initiatives and experiences of academic and non-academic library services.

The seminar is open to staff at any grade working in any type of library, students or recent graduates in information and library studies, or anyone who has an interest in libraries.

The keynote speaker is Marta Bustillo, Digital Learning Librarian (University College Dublin).

10:00  Registration and morning refreshments

10:45  Welcome and introduction

11:00    Keynote speaker – Marta Bustillo (Digital Learning Librarian, University College Dublin)

11:45    Second speaker – Wiktor Owczarek (ABC EduLibrary)

12:30  Lunch

13:15  Third speaker – Andrea Bickerdike (Munster Technological University)

14:00  Fourth speaker – Hayley O’Connell Vaughan (Students’ Union, University College Cork)

14:45  Panel Discussion (all speakers)

15:30  Closing remarks

We aim to make this conference a welcoming, inclusive event and as accessible as possible.

The venue is wheelchair accessible with nearby accessible toilets. 
The venue will have seating. 
The venue will have a nearby quiet room. 
We aim to accommodate dietary and accessibility requirements to the best of our ability. Please let us know any that apply to you when you register.

Information about the venue

UCC is located in the western part of Cork city, 1 km from the city centre. Car parking facilities at UCC are limited, so when visiting UCC, please consider using public transport. For more information on travelling to UCC, visit How to Get to UCC.

The seminar will take place in the Creative Zone in Boole Library which is located on the main UCC campus. Maps of the UCC campus are available online at Maps of the UCC Campus.

Please contact us at librarycppd@ucc.ie if you have any questions or requests.  You can register here
Hope to see you there.