Thank you Library Association of Ireland

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The fourth SLIP Ireland  annual student conference is just five days away and we would like to thank our silver sponsor, the Library Association of Ireland. The LAI have been so supportive of SLIP Ireland and we really appreciate all the help they have given us. Without this assistance the SLIP Ireland conference would simply not be possible.

A special thank you to Lorna Dodd and Niall O’Brien.

Visit the LAI website here and follow them on Twitter @LAIonline.

#SLIP2019 Conference Schedule

We are delighted to announce the schedule for the 4th annual SLIP Ireland Student Conference, which is happening next Saturday 23rd February!

Tickets are still available on Eventbrite (they’re free!)

Want to learn more about our speakers? Check out our Lightning Presenter bios here.


10:00 Registration

10:30 Welcome Remarks

10:45 Lightning Presentations

  • Lisa Gardner Reflective writing for professional practice and publication
  • Emma Doran Packing A Punch: Publishing Poster Presentations
  • Michael Kurzmeier One Team, many Authors – Types and Translations of Authorship
  • Niki Naponse Indigenous Knowledge Management

11:35 Break

11:45 Sponsor Presentation

11:50 Academic Panel Discussion

  • Claire McGuinness UCD
  • Jessica Bates Ulster University
  • Tony Murphy DBS
  • Elizabeth Mullins UCD

13:00 Lunch (provided)

14:00 Lightning Presentations

  • Pete Hicks Making Content Marketing Work for Your Library and Your Career
  • Lauren Sneyd My experience as an intern in UCD and my introduction to the library world
  • Aisling Smith & Olga O’Laoghaire Three Centuries in Patents: Books and Blogs of a Patent Librarian
  • Nuala Roche Kilkenny Digital Collection: re-framing theatre content for a general audience 

14:50 Break

15:00 Sponsor Presentation

15:05 Practitioner Panel Discussion

  • Jane Burns AIT
  • Orla Fitzpatrick Jacolette
  • Fiona Kearney IRMS
  • Niamh Ni Charra ARA Ireland

16:15 Closing Remarks

For abstracts of lightning presentations read more after the jump!

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#SLIP2019 Call for papers now open

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The Information Professional as Author

The call for papers for our 4th Annual Student Conference is now open! Our theme this year is “The Information Professional as Author” and, as always, we are open to a broad interpretation. You are free to consider any type of writing or publishing an information professional / librarian / archivist may be a part of. From an academic researcher, to a practitioner writing a project report. You could consider grant proposals or social media authorship, or authorship in different formats such as audio, video as well as the written word. Presentations can be about a project you have completed or are currently working on or can be academic in nature.

All presentations will be 10 minute lightning presentations. You are free to choose the style of your presentation, you may use Powerpoint, Keynote, PDF or Prezi.

Submissions are now open for current students and graduates of the last three years from any library qualification (UCD, DBS, Ulster University, distance learning). Submissions are also welcome from students and graduates of Archival Studies, Archives and Records Management and Digital Humanities.

Make your individual or group submission on the form here!

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the conference just send an email to conference@slipireland.com and we’ll be happy to help you.

Good luck, we can’t wait to see what you have got for us this year!

IMPORTANT INFO Submission Deadline: 17:00 Friday 11th January Date of Conference: Saturday 23 February Location of Conference: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse St., Dublin 2 Cost: Free! #SLIP2019