Monday, November 5, 2018

Call for papers LAI/CILIP Joint Annual Conference 10 to 11 April 2019, Kilashee House Hotel, Kildare

LAI/CILIP Joint Annual Conference – call for papers open

The 2019 LAI/CILIP Joint Annual Conference will address the theme of ‘Inclusive Libraries’ and we would like to hear from both members and non-members about the work happening in libraries across Ireland and beyond.
We are inviting members of the Library community from ALL types of libraries to submit proposals for presentations and posters that address any aspect of our theme including, but not limited to:
·         Library design for all
·         Inclusive digital library services
·         Developing Library services and space for all (e.g. students/users with a disability, international students, users from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds)
·         Outreach activities in Libraries (e.g. mobile libraries, working with schools and communities)
·         Research or studies exploring inclusiveness in Libraries
·         Open Access, Open Science, Open Research and Open Data
·         The role of Libraries in society
The deadline for submissions is midnight, Sunday 20th January 2019.
Notification of whether abstracts have been successful will be sent during the week beginning Monday 4th February 2019.
Those who have been successful must confirm their acceptance and attendance at the conference no later than 5pm Friday 15th February 2019.

Full details can be found at


Launch of second edition of "Silence Would be Treason: Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa" at Maynooth University Library

On Thursday 15th November 2018, the second edition of Silence Would be Treason: Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa edited by ├Źde Corley, Helen Fallon and Laurence Cox,  will be launched ain  Maynooth University Library,  at the Ken Saro-Wiwa Anniversary Seminar.   The launch will be preceded by a guest lecture at 2 p.m.  by Firoze Manji entitled:
The centrality of culture in the struggle for a new world: Amilcar Cabral and Ken Saro-Wiwa

The event is open to the public. Please book by Friday 9th November by e-mailing; tel: (01)7086445
Paid Parking is in operation on campus. 

The second edition is available on open access here. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Library Association of Ireland (LA) Academic & Special Libraries (A&SL) National and International Conference Bursary 2019

CLOSING DATE - Friday 16th of November 2018.

The A&SL Committee is pleased to offer A&SL members the opportunity to attend major national and international library conferences as part of their continuing professional development.

The Committee intends to offer 1 bursary for conference attendance in 2019. The bursary will cover the costs of conference attendance, including conference fees and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses.

Library Conferences covered by this bursary include:
·         The LAI/CILIP Annual Joint Conference
·         The CILIP ARLG Annual Conference
·         Internet Librarian International
·         UKSG Annual Conference
·         LILAC
·         IAML Annual Conference
·         BIALL Annual Conference
·         Any other relevant library conference may be suggested by the applicant
(Please note: Bursaries for the 2019 A&SL Annual Conference will be offered separately)

Applicants must be current members of the Academic & Special Libraries Section of the LAI. Students and the unwaged are welcome to apply. A&SL members who are attending conferences as speakers / presenters / poster presenters can also apply.
Conference must be attended in 2019.
The bursary winner will be expected to produce a short conference report which will appear on the A&SL website and/or in An Leabharlann. The winner may also be invited to share his/her learning experiences with other A&SL members at an appropriate A&SL event (e.g. A&SL AGM 2019)
When claiming travel and accommodation expenses, the bursary winner must provide the A&SL Treasurer with valid receipts.
If unable to attend the conference for any reason, we would ask the bursary winner to notify the A&SL Treasurer as soon as possible, as conference fees may not be reimbursed without appropriate notice.

Please click here for further details. 


Closing date for application is Friday 16th of November 2018.  Applications should be sent to

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Best of luck,
The Academic & Special Libaries Section of the LAI