New Professionals Day

Autumn 2017 event:

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We invite ALL information professionals to join us for our Autumn 2017 event “Management skills: How to navigate being an information professional” #npdi17. It will be held on Saturday October 14, 2017 at Dublin Business School’s Castle House 2.7 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The programme will include: featured guest speakers, show and tell presentations, networking, and knowledge sharing.


Show and Tell:

Show and tell us how you manage in the library and information professional world as a new “info pro”.

Your presentation can be on anything management related e.g. how you manage time; team work & collaboration; productivity; research projects; job applications and interviews; designing your CV, any apps or programs that you use; article writing or even managing your own expectations and disappointments!

Feel free to use any type of aid you like: flip charts, videos, slides, posters, leaflets and handouts.

The Show and Tell should last less than 5 minutes, but there will be an informal Q&A after the presentation where other new information professionals can come chat with you.

Fill out and submit the form below by midnight on the 9th September 2017.

Submission form for Show and Tell


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A little history on NPD Ireland events so far…


Our inaugural event on 2nd March 2013 took place in Dublin at Pearse Street Library – the day was designed for aspiring librarians and information professionals

If you have a yearning to join the information profession or you are early in your career as one, we will hopefully assist you in your new career path.

The New Professionals Day is about engaging with colleagues, sharing information, experience and skills. Although the first event is now over – we hope to continue to provide resources, information and organise future events that may assist you in your own professional development.

Our Autumn event for 2013 took place on 21st September 2013 check here for further information on our A day in the life’.


The second New Professional Day Ireland took place on Saturday 1st March 2014. If you weren’t able to attend – keep an eye on the tweets via #npdi14 and see the presentations from the day here.

Our Autumn Event 2014  ‘SHINE – SHowcase your INformation Expertise’ #npdishine14 took place on Saturday 11th of October 2014.

Check here for more details on the event and the submission criteria – deadline for submission was the 7th September 2014.

Whilst the presentations and poster submissions were open only to New Professionals (newly qualified 1-5 years), we invited ALL Information Professionals to attend the event on the 11th of October in Pearse Street Library Conference Room.

SHINE #npdishine14 as with all our events was FREE.

Our FIRST Christmas event was held in UCD SILS on Thursday 11th December #npdixmas14 Booking was via Evenbrite. You can read the storify of the evening here.


Our New Professionals Day Ireland 2015 took place on the 7th of March 2015 #npdi15.

The Social Librarian, our Autumn event for 2015, was held on 17th October in Rathmines public library #npdisocal15.


The First Rung on the Ladder, our Autumn event for 2016, was held on 19th November in Maynooth University Library #npdi16. You can read the storify of the afternoon here.

There was no Spring event this year. However, there were plenty of opportunities to learn and network. A listing of these events can be found on the Events – 2016 page.


NPD is a supporting member of the Information Professionals’ Network. The first Career Expo (#IPNExpo17) took place on May 19, 2017 at Dublin Business School. NPD Ireland participation included a table in the Professional Bodies room to provide attendees information about our activities. An NPD committee member was also available for career path discussion and advice.

Keep an eye on this blog!

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