Guest post by the WRSLAI committee
The Western Regional Section of the LAI is holding its annual seminar on Monday, 27th June 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm. Venue in Galway TBC. The seminar theme is ‘Literacy for Life’. This seminar is an annual training day, attended by library professionals from all disciplines. Details of previous seminars can be found on our blog wrslai.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/wrslai-seminar-2015-slides-and-presentations/
Proposals should keep the theme of literacy for life in mind and we are also interested in any connections to 1916, given the Centenary celebrations.
Possible areas of interest are:
*Literacy- children’s books, adult education, literacy innovations & associations
*Online literacy and the library
*1916- Easter widows, library involvement, local memories, what was happening in the west? Examples of 1916 library exhibitions are encouraged.
*Library environment and its impact
We are open to varied proposals, but those with a strong link to the theme will be given first choice.
Presentations can be between 10-25 minutes. We welcome presenters from all library sectors. WRSLAI each year manage to successfully merge public and academic presentations, making it an unmissable event for all to attend.
Please email a short proposal of no more than 300 words to westernlibraries[at]gmail.com. All proposals must be submitted by 30th April 2016. Successful candidates will be notified by 16th May 2016.