Friday, March 28, 2014

Librarian as Researcher Seminar

This seminar will take place in the Library NUI Maynooth on Thursday 8th May 2014.  While the seminar is run under the ANLTC programme, it is open to staff from non-ANLTC libraries.  The cost is €100.  There are a limited number of free places for unwaged librarians. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th April.   To book a place please complete the application form at

There will also be a poster exhibition on the theme “The Librarian as Researcher.”  There is still time to submit a poster topic (closing 1st April). 
If you have any queries please contact me .

John Paul II Library, NUI Maynooth, Thursday 8th May
9.00 - 9.30       Registration/ tea/coffee and welcome
9.30 -10.10      Keynote 1
Librarians as Knowledge Producers
Dr John Cullen, Lecturer, School of Business, NUI Maynooth
10.10-11.00     Undertaking Advanced Degree Research
Strand 1. The Education Doctorate (EdD) Journey: Concept, Ownership and Impact of Information Literacy
Mary Antonesa, Senior Librarian NUI Maynooth
Strand 2. The PhD Journey: Letters as a Source for the History of Irish Women 1750-1830
Jane Maxwell, Principal Curator, Manuscripts & Archives Research Library in Trinity College Dublin

11.00-11.30     Coffee and viewing of posters

11.30-12.30     Collaborative Research and Publishing/Broadcasting
Strand 1. The Librarian and the Academic: Weaving Data Threads into Research Outputs.
Siobhan Dunne, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, Dublin City University
Strand 2. The Librarian and the Media Producer: The Creation of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Audio Archive and Book
Helen Fallon, Deputy Librarian, NUI Maynooth and Doctor Anne O’Brien, Kairos Communications
12.30-1.00       Using Abstracts for Article Selection for inclusion in a Best Evidence in Medical Education Systematic Review: The relevance of Metadata Pre and Post Digitisation of Articles
Jane Burns, Researcher, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


2.00-2.40         Keynote 2.
Librarians as Researchers: Some North American Perspectives
Dr Sharon Bostick, Dean of Libraries, Illinois Institute of Technology.
2.40 – 3.30      Undertaking Research based on Special Collections
Strand 1.Researching the Irish in Asturias: the footprint of the Irish College, Salamanca, 1913-1950
Regina Richardson, Subject Librarian for Music &
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures NUI Maynooth.
Strand 2. Researching and interpreting the Annals of the Four Masters
Dr Bernadette Cunningham, Deputy Librarian, Royal Irish Academy
3.30 – 3.45      Coffee
3.45-4.15         Open Forum - Advancing Research among Librarians
4.15                 Evaluation and Close


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