The Conference

Key Dates

Call for Papers open November 5, 2018
Registration opens November 5, 2018
Call for Papers close January 20, 2019
Authors Notified Week beginning February 5, 2019
Authors accept by Friday February 15, 2019
Early Bird Registration closes March 3, 2019
Standard Registration closes March 31, 2019
Late Registration closes April 10, 2019

Keynote Speakers

Erik Boekesteijn

Senior Advisor at the National Library at the Netherlands (KB)

Director of the Public Libraries 2020 (PL2020) project team in Brussels, she leads a network of pioneering librarians from across Europe who are dedicated to the transformation of society through community engagement.

Rosie Jones

Director Library Services, The Open University

Rosie Jones is Director of Library Services and Open Learn at the Open University, a University driven by its mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. She has worked in academic libraries since 2001 in a diverse range of institutions, taking a particular interest in games and learning, information literacy and learning space development.

Conference Committee

Marian Higgins


Kildare County Library Service

Lorna Dodd

Programme Co-ordinator

Maynooth University

Shona Thoma

Social Media Coordinator

Kildare County Library Service

John Shortall

Carlow County Library Service

Eimear McGinn

Programme Committee

Kildare County Library Service

Lai Ma

Programme Committee

UCD School of Information & Communication Studies

Lorraine Marrey

Programme Committee

Blackrock College

Eimear Evans

Programme Committee

Queens University Belfast


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