New Professionals Day

New Professionals Day Ireland is a member of the Information Professionals’ Network (IPN).


The Information Professionals’ Network (IPN) is working with employers to fill and create new employment opportunities for information and library management graduates and practitioners in non-traditional as well as traditional workplace settings. The Network will also empower new graduates and practitioners to identify and apply transferable skills to non-traditional as well as traditional employment settings.

NPD Ireland is supporting the upcoming Careers Expo for Information Professionals’ which takes place on May 19th, 2017 at Dublin Business School. The event is being organised by the Information Professionals’ Network. This event is free and requires registration. A sponsored networking event follows the expo.

The Careers Expo will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on the 3rd floor of the Aungier Street building and will have a range of stands (employer, professional body, alumni, CV/interview advice, etc.). Employer/recruitment stands currently include Arcline, Innovative Interfaces, Interleaf, Grad Ireland, CB Resourcing, TFPL, and others.

Additionally, CB Resourcing will be available for the full day and begin with a talk on CV and interview preparation at 10:15 am which will last for 45 minutes followed by one-to-one advice sessions (which must be pre-booked) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

TFPL will also be doing a Skype session on interview/CV preparation at 2:30 pm.

Please register your interest for the Careers Expo at:

SLA, a European network of information professionals is also sponsoring networking drinks and nibbles from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. You can register a place at:

This is a wonderful opportunity for new professionals, current students, and recent graduates. All are welcome.


Welcome to our blog…

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.


You can be added to our mailing list – – to receive further information or to connect with us.

A warm welcome to all our new followers and all those interested in the Information Profession.

Keep an eye on this blog!

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