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Information Skills for the Future, Dublin

An opportunity to network and learn about important skills for the future and evolving library space. Hear directly from employers about the skills they are looking for.


9.30 – 9.55: Registration

9.55 – 10.00: Welcome

10.00 – 10.10: Introduction by Helen Shenton, Trinity College Library

10.10 – 10.50 Keynote by Jessie Kurtz, Trinity College Library

10.50-11.20 Coffee Break

11.20 – 1.00 pm: Session 1: Libraries, technology and the information landscape

11.20: Bríd McGrath: “Towards an eco-system for development.”

11.50: Sarah Lyons – Novartis: “Benefitting business: Applying the librarian’s skill-set in a digital world.”

12.20: John Howard – UCD: “The Expert Library: Emergent needs in academic and special libraries.”

12.50: Panel Q&A

1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch (provided)

2.00 – 4.00 pm: Session 2: Physical and virtual library spaces

2.00 pm: Orla Nic Aodha – St Patrick’s College: “Grand designs with room to improve: Lessons learned during a building project in St. Patrick’s College Library.”

2.30: David Hughes – DBS: “I am the Virtual Librarian (but you don’t have to be).”

3.00 pm: Mairead Owens – DLR Libraries: “What are the necessary skills for a librarian in 2015?”

3.30: Panel Q&A and wrap up.

The event will be followed by an opportunity to relax and network at O’Neills, Pearse St.

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