Thursday, August 27, 2015

A&SL National and International Library Conference Bursary 2016

The Academic & Special Libraries (A&SL) section of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) are offering both national and international conference bursaries.  A&SL members are eligible to apply. 

 The Committee intends to offer 2 bursaries to members for conference attendance in 2016. The bursaries 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 2016 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.
Conferences must be attended in 2016.
Bursary winners will be expected to produce a short conference report which will appear on the A&SL website and/or in An Leabharlann. Winners may also be invited to share their learning experiences with other A&SL members at an appropriate A& SL event.
When claiming travel and accommodation expenses, bursary winners 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 contact for more information and an application form.

Call for Papers RDA and Rare Material

This seminar will take place in Edinburgh on 6 November 2015.  Papers 10-20 minutes in length will be accepted at through 31 August 2015.
  • Announcement of paper acceptance: 14 September 2015
  • Final program announcement: 21 September 2015
  • Presentations are in English
Possible topics
  • RBMS Policy Statements development and infrastructure
  • RDA treatment of rare books, manuscripts, and other rare information resources
  • IFLA bibliographic standards and rare materials
  • Aligning RDA and local practices
  • Data interoperability
  • Format-, genre-, provenance-specific challenges and solutions
  • Standards not rooted in Anglo-American or DCRM practice
  • Descriptive hubs vs. Catalogs of record

More information