Register now for #SLIP2017!

Registration for the SLIP Ireland Student Conference 2017 is now open! Head over to our Eventbrite page to register for your free ticket.

The theme this year is “Connecting the Dots: From Study to Practice” and we have a great line-up including presentations and posters from current students and recent graduates, not one but two panel discussions about library school, research and practice, and of course time for tea, coffee & refreshments.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin City Library on Saturday 25th, tickets are limited to please book early to avoid disappointment!

Check out our event page on the blog to keep up to date with the conference schedule and read more about our presenters and sponsors.

Image of exterior Pearse street library.

Image credit Dublin City Public Libraries

 

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SLIP Student Conference 2017 Guidelines

Image of hand holding a microphone. Text reads: SLIP Student Conference 2017. Connecting The Dots: From Study to Practice

On the 25th of February 2017 SLIP Ireland are delighted to be holding our Second Annual Student Conference. Submissions are now open for current students and graduates of the last three years from any library qualification (UCD, DBS, Ulster University, distance learning). This year we are extending submission to students and graduates of Archival Studies, Archives and Records Management and Digital Humanities.

The theme of the conference is “Connecting The Dots: From Study to Practice”. 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 librarianship
  • Management
  • First professional jobs
  • Balancing education and work
  • Networking
  • Presenting
  • Communities of practice
  • Transferable skills
  • Working in non-traditional libraries
  • The job market/emigration

Presentations

  • 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 conference@slipireland.com

Posters

  • Should be A1 size
  • Professionally printed (at your own expense)
  • For help with designing your poster take a look at this excellent blog post written by Jenny O’Neill for the Library Association of Ireland Career Development Group.

 

Sign up with the submission form here!

Conference Submission Date Extended!

good-news-everyone

The deadline for submission for the First Annual SLIP Ireland Student Conference has been extended until Wednesday 6th January!

On the 10th of February, we want you to talk to a group of your peers for 2 or 5 minutes about the best thing you learned in library school.

This could cover any topic in Library & Information studies from information literacy to cataloguing, cultural heritage to human-computer interaction. Maybe you found a really great collaborative tool while doing a group project and want to share it with the world. Maybe you learned something about learning itself when returning to college after a long break.

The conference is an informal meeting of minds where students, staff and professionals can discuss various issues in LIS through a student lens.

You can also make a poster for the conference about a topic in LIS of your choosing, details of poster requirements can be found here.

Group submissions will be considered.

Don’t delay, download the submission form here or below and send us your 100 word abstract.