On the 24th of February 2018 SLIP Ireland are delighted to be holding our Third Annual Conference. Submissions are now open for current students and graduates of the last three years from any library, archives, records management or digital humanities qualification.
This will be a full day event with 2 panel discussions, the first will focus on academic issues that face information professionals while the second is made up of a variety of practitioners discussing their pathway from study to practice.
The theme of the conference is “To be or not to be an information professional, that is the question”. We are open to a broad interpretation of the theme and welcome presentations on topics including (but not limited to):
- Comparing the theory and practice of your field whether it be librarianship, archives or digital humanities
- First professional jobs
- Balancing education and work
- Communities of practice
- Transferable skills
- Working in non-traditional libraries
- The job market/emigration
- Should be no more than 10 minutes
- May have a PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, Prezi of PDF visual presentation format. If you would like to use another format please check with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- There is free WiFi at the venue but an offline backup of any digital material is advised.
- Submission Deadline: 01/02/2018
Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 144 Pearse St., Dublin 2.
Sign up with the submission form here!
On Thursday 25th January at 6pm SLIP Ireland will be hosting a live Twitter chat inspired by an article in Liber Quarterly: The e-Reader — an Educational or an Entertainment Tool? e-Readers in an Academic Setting by Peter Ahlroos and Jonna Hahto1.
To take part in the Twitter chat all you need to do is read the article, which is open access and available here, and think about the points raised in the article – then share your feedback using #SLIPIreland! For some guiding questions on reflecting on the article see below. @SLIPIreland will be moderating the chat and asking some questions raised by the article and the topic of e-readers in general and how the landscape has shifted in the years since the article was written.
- What is the focus of the article/chapter?
- What kinds of contributions do the readings make (theoretical, framework, insights, practical, etc.) to understanding your chosen topic?
- Is the evidence the author presents convincing to you? Why/why not?
- What is strong/weak about the article?
- What do you agree/disagree with?
- How would you change the research or what else do you wish the authors had considered?
- What connections can you make between these articles and others?
- Does it support, challenge, extend, or contradict other readings you’ve done?
- What connections can you make between the reading and your own experiences in previous study or in the workplace?
- What can you “take away” from the readings?
- What questions or issues does the reading raise for you?
- Ahlroos, P. & Hahto, J., (2012). The e-Reader — an Educational or an Entertainment Tool? e-Readers in an Academic Setting. LIBER Quarterly. 21(2), pp.249–261. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/lq.8023