Conferences and events: academic and special libraries in Ireland

International Librarians Network

Today’s guest post on conferences and events comes from our Ireland Coordinator, Dr Eva Hornung:

I’m on the committee of the Academic & Special Libraries Section of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI), which is the professional body for library and information professionals here. We are a pretty busy group and are running, beside informal networking evenings, training courses and workshops, an Annual Conference and Exhibition. The Conference is aimed at professionals working in all types of special information units, big academic libraries, the National Library of Ireland, governmental libraries and so on. We also have public and school librarians attending, which is great as it really fosters professional links.

I’ve been on the committee since it’s reinstallation in 2005, so next year would be conference number 15 for me. Despite having had different roles over the years (ranging from registration to overall project manager) I’m amazed that there is still so much to learn! Every year…

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