22 Feb 2017

SLIP Ireland 2017 Conference: "Connecting the Dots: From Study to Practice"

The second annual SLIP Ireland Conference is only a few days away. SLIP which stands for Students, Librarians and Information Professionals is a group formed and ran by postgraduate students studying library and information studies. This blog evolved from the need for more dialogue on all things theoretical and practical for students, librarians and other information professionals. Following the success of SLIP Ireland’s first conference in 2016, the call for papers this year was extended to current students and recent graduates (last 3 years) from Library and Information Studies, Archives and Digital Humanities.

Location:  Dublin City Library and Archive,144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Dublin.
Date:  25/02/2017
Time:  11am to 4pm
Cost:   Free
Hashtag:  #SLIP2017

The conference will have two expert panels as well as presentations from current and recent library and information studies graduates.

The first panel is made up of Kalpana Shanker (University College Dublin), Marie O’Neill (Dublin Business School) and Jessica Bates (Ulster University). They will be discussing the current challenges involved in delivering effective tuition for future information professionals.

There is a wide variety of topics covered by the student and recent graduate presentations. These include reflections on working in the prison service, the positive and negative effects of networking as well as what one year post library school is like in Ireland.

The second panel is made up of information professionals working in both traditional and non-traditional library and archive role. Jane Burns (RCSI), Meadhbh Murphy (UCD Archives), Katherine McSharry (National Library of Ireland) and Helena Byrne (British Library) will discuss the will be discussing the future of the information profession in their relative fields.

The call for papers was open to current students and recent graduates of the last three years from any library qualification, archival Studies, records management and digital humanities. However, attendance to the event is open to anyone with an interest in information studies. It doesn’t matter if you are thinking of a career in information management or are an experienced professional. 
There are just a few tickets left so sign up fast!



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