Provisional Programme 2020

Tuesday October 20th 2020

09:00-10:30 Registration, Refreshments, Poster Viewing, Networking & Sponsor Visits

Plenary 1 Hamilton Suite

Chair: Marian Higgins


Welcome and official opening: Michael Ring TD, Minister of Rural and Community Development

Marian Higgins, County Librarian, Kildare Libraries,
President of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI)

10:45-11:45 Keynote speaker: Prof. Judy Broady-Preston
Value for Money? Issues and developments in contemporary Higher Education
11:45-12:00 Sponsor Talks: Collection HQ, Surfbox and Bolinda
12:10-13:20 Breakout Sessions 1
Hamilton Suite: Tallon Suite:

THEME Information Literacy

Chair: Philip Cohen

THEME New Frontiers

 Chair: Lorna Dodd

12:10-12:30 Kathryn Briggs Méabh Ní Chonchubhai
Striving for success in library instruction: an analysis of acquiring information literacy skills in higher education as part of the first-year experience. A Little Magic in the LexIcon
12:30-12:50 Frank Brady Margaret Birchall
A Leap of Faith” – A New Approach to Teaching Information Literacy to Theology Students Literacy Supports for all Primary and Post-Primary Schools in County Wicklow
12:50-13:10 Breda Connell James Deane
Taking Information Literacy to the student: Creating a self-directed blended learning programme for Lifelong Learning IT Carlow off-campus students using Threshold Concepts Hackathons  – a tool for Innovative Service Design in Libraries
13:10-13:20 Question & Answer Session Question & Answer Session
13:20-14:20 Buffet Lunch & Networking, Poster and Sponsor Visits
14:20-15:30 Breakout Sessions 2
Hamilton Suite: Tallon Suite:

THEME (Re) Designing Libraries

 Chair: Fintan Bracken

THEME New Library Initiatives

Chair: Cathal McCauley

14:20-14:40 Robin Stewart Helen Osborn
Operation Transformation! The Redesign, Redevelopment and Refurbishment of the Teresian School Library Libraries NI 10 years of opportunities
14:40-15:00 Allison Kavanagh Amye Quigley
Detours can be just as worthwhile: Using an Interim Library to Inform Planning for the Final Destination Better Basics Boosting Reading : A collaboration between Kildare Library & Arts Services and County Kildare LEADER Partnership
15:00-15:10 Question & Answer Session Question & Answer Session
15:10-15:50 Refreshments, Poster Viewing, Sponsor Visits
15:10-16:05 Sponsor Talks: Sord Data Systems, Work Rest Play, Better Word Book
16:05 -17:30

Plenary 2 (Hamilton Suite)

Chair: Geraldine Blee


Chair: John Cox, NUI Galway

Marion Khorshidian, Ulster University
Angela Cassidy, Dublin City Public Libraries
Stuart Hamilton, Local Government Management Agency
17:30-18:15 LAI/CILIP North-South Committee Meeting (closed session)
18:30-19:00 Drinks Reception (Mezzanine Area)
19:00 Conference Dinner (Rooftop Restaurant)

Wednesday October 21st 2020

08:30-09:30 Registration, Refreshments, Poster Viewing, Networking & Sponsor Visits

Plenary 3 (Hamilton Suite)

Chair: Alex McIlroy

09:30-09:40 Welcome: Alex McIlroy, Chair CILIP Ireland

Keynote: Eileen Culloty

Civic and Information Literacy in the Digital Age


Isabelle Courtney

Media Literacy Ireland and the LAI


Philip Cohen

IFLA 2020 in Ireland

11:05-11:20 Sponsor Talks: SirsiDynix, Lexia and WF Howes
Award Presentation
11:20-11:50 Refreshments, Sponsor Visits & Poster Viewing
11:50-13:10 Breakout Sessions 3
Hamilton Suite: Tallon Suite:

THEME Teaching and Learning

Chair: Eileen Morrissey

THEME New Services

Chair: Sandra Turner

11:50-12:10 Deborah Sherlock Helen Fallon and Laura Connaughton
Finding primary sources online: digital literacy skills for history students Creating a Culture of Equality: Diversity Training at Maynooth University Library
12:10-12:30 Assumpta Byrne Enda Kelly
Is digital literacy teaching and learning taking place in the library? Wellness program at DkIT library
12:30-12:50 Aine Carey Keith McKeag
Style it Out: incorporating different teaching styles in a standardised teaching programme Kildare County Library Service – Coiste Gaeilge
12:50-13:10 Question & Answer Session Question & Answer Session
13:10-14:00 Lunch & Poster and Sponsor Visits

Wednesday afternoon Social Programme:

Attendees can avail of the visitor options below after the Conference.

Please sign up for the any of the following at the Conference

These options are approximately a 10 minute walk from the Conference Venue

Visit the County Library, Roden Place Dundalk, the County Museum and the

County Library – https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/library/where-are-we-/louth_county_library_-_dundalk.shortcut.html

County Archives – https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/archives/

Visit a local independent bookshop

Roe River Books https://www.roeriverbooks.ie/about/

The options involve a walk (30 minutes), bus/car/taxi to the centre of town (own arrangements)



Aiken, Kim
Libraries NI Big Summer Read

Briggs, Kathryn
Using e-portfolios to support CPD and advocate our profession

Brosnan, Suzanne
Lets Talk about Parenting for Libraries

Cohen, Philip
Open Science

Finegan, Joanna
Born Digital: the record of Ireland now

McClelland, Kirsty
Libraries NI Good Relations Services

Miller, Sue
G-Book Gender identity: Child Readers and Library collections

Osborn, Helen
Libraries NI Demonstrating Impact

Staunton, Adam
‘A World of Possibilities’ – Innovation and Creative Engagements at Maynooth University Library


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