The 2016 ANLTC Library Assistant Award required entrants to submit a blog post on any library related topic. Entrants could opt to blog about any aspect of their current work for example training activities they undertook; a development in their own library or an item in their library’s collection. Prize winners were announced at the CONUL Conference on the 2nd June 2016. The prize winning and highly commended entries will all be published on the libfocus blog, starting today, 13th June 2016.
Award Winners 2016:
1st Prize: Tradition and Technology and The Glucksman Library, UL by Seán Cafferkey, University of Limerick
2nd Prize: A Captive Audience by Bernie Gardiner, Maynooth University
2nd Prize: The Kelmscott Chaucer by Helen McGinley, The Library of Trinity College, University of Dublin
3rd Prize: Facing the Open Access Challenge – The experience of a University Open Access Team by Megan Corrigan, Queen’s University Belfast
3rd Prize: Brian O’Higgins/Brian Ó hUigínn (1882-1963) by Olive Morrin, Maynooth University
Highly commended entries 2016
- An Extraordinary Life: Discovering the Legacy of Professor Kevin Boyle on CalmView by Bernice Walsh, NUI Galway
- Creating the MU Library Treasures Blog by Mary Robinson, Maynooth University
- Ever wondered why students always go to the same study seat in the library? by Cara Toner, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- Summer Time…Something Different! by Helen O’Connor, Maynooth University
- Transformational Collaboration: A reflection on the process of creating an academic poster by Jesse Waters, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
About ANLTC (CONUL Staff Training & Development)
The Academic and National Library Training Co-operative (ANLTC) runs an annual programme of events targeted at addressing identified training needs within CONUL member libraries.
About CONUL (Consortium of National and University Libraries)
The CONUL consortium aims to develop and improve the library and information services of the CONUL members through the exchange of experience and the organisation of cooperative activities. CONUL recently launched ‘Ireland’s Memory. Ireland’s Discovery’, the 2016-2019 strategy for the consortium.