A&SL AGM 2016 & talk from Aoife Lawton, author of “The Invisible Librarian"

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The Royal Irish Academy

19 Dawson Street

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The Annual General Meeting of the Academic and Special Libraries Section will take place on Thursday, 16th June at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 from 6 p.m.

Our guest speaker is Aoife Lawton, author of “The Invisible Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Increasing Visibility and Impact”

There will be a drinks and canapés reception also.

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The A&SL committee are delighted to have as our speaker, Aoife Lawton, author of “The Invisible Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Increasing Visibility and Impact”

In her talk “The Story of the Invisible Librarian”, Aoife will provide insights into what many librarians are feeling, including questions such as "do they feel invisible?" She will share what she learned from librarians interviewed while researching this topic. How can librarians make a case for their value and impact and is this something that librarians should be concerned with? Aoife will discuss ways that we, as librarians, can all improve the visibility of our profession to readers, stakeholders, and society in general.

She will also tell the story of “The Invisible Librarian”; the experience of researching and writing the book and how it went from a germ of an idea to a successful publication and what inspired her along the way.

Read Aoife’s blog at http://theinvisiblelibrarian.com and find links to purchase the book at https://theinvisiblelibrarian.com/2015/11/08/the-guiding-textbook/ Aoife will also bring some copies on the night which can be bought the discounted cost of EUR40.

5 out of 5 stars - Ground breaking guide book for all librarians.

This is a really comprehensive ground breaking guide book suitable for librarians, student librarians, and other people interested in libraries and librarians. A huge range of different libraries are included in the book with accounts from their librarians. Suggestions are made, in summary form, as to how to make libraries more visible, and have more impact, based on interviews with different types of librarians. Libraries from Alaska to Australia and a whole range of other countries, including Ireland are covered. This book is very valuable because it covers not just the 'average librarian' It covers all types of specialised librarians as well. Above all, it can give you great ideas as to how to make your own library, or somebody else's library, more visible and have more of an impact.

Five Star Review on Amazon

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