image of Clare Murnane, Jessica Bates and Helena Byrne in front of bookshelves in Pearse Street Library, Dublin
Clare and Helena take a #shelfie with Jessica Bates at the SLIP Annual Student Conference in 2017

Student Librarians and Information Professionals Ireland is a non-profit organisation founded in 2015 by Helena Byrne and Clare Murnane. Our mission is to provide a platform for students of library & information studies in Ireland to explore their own research interests and  to engage with academics and professionals in the field.

Our goal is to bridge the gap between theory and practice in LIS, to encourage and facilitate dialogue on both theoretical and practical issues in the discipline. We do this through this blog and our annual conference.

If you would like to get involved with SLIP please email hello@slipireland.com, we would love to hear from you.

What to expect from the blog?

Regular discussions about current trends, issues and research interests in the field of library and information science. There will be regular postings accompanied by Twitter and Facebook posts.

SLIP Posts

Student reflective blog posts on topics in LIS that interest them.

Guest posts

Regular guests posts from Library and Information Professionals working in the field.

Spotlight Posts

Features highlights of cultural heritage institutions around Ireland.


Join the conversation

Follow us on Twitter @SLIPIreland and check out our Facebook page @StudentLibrariansIreland. You can join the SLIP committee by sending an email to clare@slipireland.com

Write for SLIP

Are you a current student of library & information studies? Do you want to see your work published on slipireland.com? Whether you are distance learning, attending college or a recent graduate we would love to hear from you. If you have a research area that you are interested in and want to write approximately 500 words about it please check out the guidelines here and send an email to blog@slipireland.com


One thought on “About”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.