Events – 2016

The First Rung on the Ladder #npdi16

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We invite ALL information professionals to join us for our Autumn 2016 event “The First Rung on the Ladder: Applications, interviews and first experiences as a New Professional” #npdi16. It will be held on Saturday November 19, 2016 in the John Paul II Library of Maynooth University from 11:30am to 4:00pm. This event will include a panel discussion with experienced librarians from a variety of fields, networking and knowledge sharing, and lightning presentations from early career professionals.

Spring 2016

Normally at this time of the year, we would be announcing the date for the New Professionals Day spring event. Unfortunately, we have made the very difficult decision not to run an event this spring. The calendar is filling up and for many happy reasons, the NPD team don’t have the capacity to put together a seminar with the high standard Irish New Professionals deserve. Don’t worry though, we are working away on things in the background and we won’t stay quiet for long!

2016 is already shaping up to be a busy year for the library community in Ireland. We are very lucky to have the renowned LILAC Conference coming to Dublin, the new CONUL conference returning for a second year, and many more established events. As one great librarian has observed, there is no shortage of training and CPD events for Irish librarians. (https://twitter.com/LibrarySherpa/status/667675676544270336) However, getting to these events and feeling like you belong at them can sometimes be difficult, which is a divide we have tried to bridge with New Professionals Day. As we are not holding an event ourselves this spring, we encourage you to look at the events below and enjoy what else is on offer.

There are opportunities to attend the following events, even on the limited budget of a student or new professional. Even as new comers to the library scene, you have so much to offer and new insights to share, so get working on your submissions to gain discounted or free spots. If you are looking for advice with a bursary application, get in touch and we would be happy to help if we can.

If you have more free events or those suitable for New Professionals coming up get in touch or add them in the comments below.

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