Category Archives: Personal Learning Network

HSLG2013 – Day 2

Day 2 of the HSLG2013 conference opened with the HSLG Annual General Meeting.  The main theme of the AGM was the importance of member participation in working groups.   There is always a need for new people to participate in … Continue reading

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HSLG 2013 – Day 1 – the afternoon

It’s a tribute to the quality of speakers at a conference when the lightning rounds at the end of the day can make you sit up and go “Wow!  What a great idea!” and that was exactly my experience when … Continue reading

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HSLG2013 – Day 1 – the morning

Yesterday I attended my first Health Sciences Library Group (HSLG) Conference which was on at the Radisson Blu hotel  in Dublin city centre. For this conference the sponsors were BMJGroup, EBSCO, Elsevier (encompassing ClinicalKey, E-library and Journals Consult), ProQuest, Springer, Swets and Wolters Kluwer Health … Continue reading

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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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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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Valuing librarianship

I attended a fascinating talk by Bernard Barrett yesterday.  Bernard qualified as a librarian but styles himself as an Information Scientist in his job at the Child and Family Support Agency (MidWest).   According to him, we need to change … Continue reading

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Personal Learning Network

It fascinates me that studying to be a librarian involves so much blogging, social media awareness and open-source software expertise.   What happens if you’re not that conversant with technology?I have to count myself in that category.  After all, most … Continue reading

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Alternative careers for librarians

Since deciding to move into the Library and Information Studies field I’ve been wondering what it’s really all about.  Despite being an avid bibliophile, in the short time since starting the Masters in Library & Information Studies, I’ve had no … Continue reading

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