Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for contributions - LIR HEAnet User Group Annual Seminar

Cultivating Libraries in a Post Digital Learning Ecosystem
The 2017 LIR Annual Seminar takes place on Friday, November 24th,
Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.
This year’s seminar explores both the challenges, and opportunities confronting libraries, as they devise sustainable strategies, to navigate and flourish in a post digital learning ecosystem.  In these virtual learning spaces, Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) plays a significant role simultaneously generating and analysing data, which contributes to improving an individual’s overall performance. The focus for libraries being primarily their ability to utilise technology to engage and enhance their user’s experience of resources and services to maximum effect.
 These issues and related sub-themes are explored in greater depth by our confirmed  
 Keynote speakers
David White - Head of Technology Enhanced Learning - University of Arts London,
 Lee O’ Farrell - "Project Manager - Learning Analytics" National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Other invited speakers -TBC.

We would like to invite proposals for short presentations to give attendees a chance to demonstrate how your organisation is embracing these new challenges and opportunities posed by constantly evolving technologies.

Short presentations will be 20 minutes each. Examples of suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
·        Copyright
·        Reading List Software
·        Data Support
·        Developing a library presence in a VLE/LMS
·        Supporting Digital Humanities
This is an excellent opportunity to showcase innovative and interesting developments within your own institution. Abstracts for presentations should be a limited to 200 words.

Expressions of interest, and proposals for short presentations (should be forwarded to LIRCTTE@LISTSERV.HEANET.IE by, September 25th.
Details of previous LIR events,and upcoming workshops can be found at

Chair, LIR Committee

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