Monthly Archives: March 2013


On Friday (22 March 2013) I attended the LIRHEAnet Annual Seminar at Liberty Hall in Dublin.   Waking up to a downpour of rain did reduce the spring in my step somewhat as I made my way there.  But, being … Continue reading

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Field trip to Marsh’s Library

It’s officially mid-term break in UCD.  What that means academically is that there are no classes for the next two weeks.  What it means for MLIS students is another question entirely.  Catching up with backlogs of work seems to be … Continue reading

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A quiz about tables?*

Last night the InfoSoc Committee held what we billed as our “first annual SILS table quiz”. While we had previously organised workshops on CVs and Interview Skills, this was the first major fun night we had taken on. Having attended … Continue reading

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Hack Library School – The tweet is out there

This week we were invited to join Hack Library Schools’ Day in the Life project where we were to either Tweet or Blog (or both) about life as an LIS student.  Given the volume of workload we have coming up … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid to socialise and network at conferences

I spent Friday (01 March 2013) at the Radisson Hotel on Stephen Street in Dublin city centre enjoying my first ever Academic and Special Libraries seminar (ASL2013). It’s always a bit nerve-wracking walking into an event like this, but particularly … Continue reading

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Making money from old books – a new way forward for libraries?

At the Academic & Special Libraries seminar on Friday 01 March 2013, I had my first chance to talk to a library vendor.   After a quick hello to some fellow students on arrival, I circled the stands and began … Continue reading

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