Thursday, March 15, 2018

Summer Writing Institute for Teachers at Maynooth University

 SWIFT 2018.

We are delighted to announce our fifth summer writing institute which will take place in July 2018. This offering builds on previous institutes, held every year since 2014, which were originally designed in consultation with a range of teaching and learning networks, including Maynooth University Early Childhood, the Further Education Support Service, the Reading Association of Ireland (now Literacy Association of Ireland) and the Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing.  The institute draws from the US National Writing Project model and is designed to provide an opportunity for teachers, from all education levels, to meet, share good practice, and learn more about writing and the teaching of writing.

At the institute you will look closely at your own writing and student writing, explore issues and ideas in the teaching of writing, work toward becoming teacher leaders and share classroom practices or activities.

The institute will take place in Maynooth University from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. from Monday 9th  July until Friday 13th July inclusive.
The institute is free to all participants but places will be strictly limited and allocated across the education levels.
If you are interested in attending this event please contact us for an application form.  The completed form should be submitted to us before Monday 23rd April 2018.  All applications must be made by email to All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Monday 30th April.

All queries about the project should be directed to the

Dr Alison Farrell

Monday, March 12, 2018

Call for Presentations/Workshops : Museums and Digital Memory: from creation and curation to digital preservation

British Museum, 3rd September 2018The British Museum’s National Programmes team and the Digital Preservation Coalition invite you to contribute towards a day of workshops, discussion and debate on the subject of digital content in museums.
Deadline for proposals Monday 30th April

Significant contributions from Ireland to New Review of Academic Librarianship

In volume 23(2-3) - themed issue on Supporting Researchers:  Sustainable Innovation in Strategy and Services- there's

This involves 10 people in total, which is really impressive in terms of numbers and the articles are of really high quality.
I would urge you to read them.  We can all learn so much from each other’s research and practice  and we can also learn from them, about how to write for peer-reviewed journals in terms of style, structure and content.