SLIP Ireland Student Conference 2017
SLIP Ireland Student Conference 2017

SLIP Ireland Student Conference 2017

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Dublin City Library & Archive

144 Pearse Street

Dublin 2 Dublin


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We are delighted to announce the second annual SLIP Ireland Student Conference!

The theme this year is "Connecting the Dots: From Study to Practice" and we have a great line-up including presentations and posters from current students and recent graduates, not one but two panel discussions about library school, research and practice, and of course time for tea, coffee & refreshments.

Image of exterior Pearse street library.

Image credit Dublin City Public Libraries

Getting to Dublin City Library & Archive

Bus: 1, 47, 56a, 77a. Access the Dublin Bus timetable.
Dart: Pearse Station, Westland Row. Access the DART timetable.
Dublin Bikes: Pearse St (no. 32), Fenian St (no. 63), Sandwith St (no. 64)

There are no parking facilities for conference attendees. On-street parking in the vicinity of the Library is limited and subject to time restraints.

Library Access

This location is wheelchair accessible, there is ramp access to the back of the Library on Erne Terrace. There are no steps between the conference venue and the bathrooms. An induction loop system for use with hearing aids is available.

Conference Schedule

11:00 - 11:30 Registration

11:30 - 11:40 Opening Remarks

11:40 - 12:30 Library School Panel Discussion with Prof. Kalpana Shankar (UCD), Marie O'Neill (DBS) and Dr. Jessica Bates (Ulster University). Chair Clare Murnane

12:30 - 12:50 Lightning Presentations

Jesse Waters Work, Job Applications, and Professional Development: My First Year Out of Library School

Anne Marie Mc Inerney Prison Libraries and Prisoners' Information Needs

12:50 - 12:55 Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Dr. Philip Cohen, Library Association of Ireland The Library Association of Ireland: What's In It For Me?

12:55 - 13:00 Gold Sponsor Presentation: Prof. Kalpana Shankar, UCD School of Information and Communication Studies Why Information Professionals are Needed More than Ever

13:00 - 13:30 Lunch (provided)

13:30 - 14:30 Lightning Presentations

Jayne Finlay From study to practice and back again: how both experiences shaped my current research

Angela Hannon Reflections of a Library Intern & Student

Michael Arnold A librarian's perspective on the importance of presenting

Rachel Hludzinski Library Literacies

Gary LaCumbre Networking as Critical Disengagement: Crisis in the Information Profession

14:30 - 14:45 Break

14:45 - 15:45 Practicioners Panel Discussion with Jane Burns (RCSI), Meadhbh Murphy (UCD Archives), Katherine McSharry (National Library of Ireland) and Helena Byrne (British Library). Chair Clare Murnane

15:45 - 16:00 Closing Remarks

We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin City Library on Saturday 25th, tickets are limited to please book early to avoid disappointment!


How must do tickets cost?

Tickets are completely free! If you would like to help SLIP Ireland cover the costs of the event you can make a donation along with your ticket. Just choose the "Donation" ticket type.

SLIP Ireland is a not-for-profit company, for more info email

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need to print your ticket. You can use the Eventbrite app to show your registration, don't worry if you don't have the app - we'll have everything ready for you when you arrive. Registration begins at 11am.

Is my registration or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you have registered for the event but cannot attend please email to transfer your ticket to somebody else.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, tickets are limited so you must register in advance to attend the conference. If you would like to transfer your ticket to another person please email

I'm presenting at the conference, do I need to register for a ticket?

Yes, please choose the "Presenter" ticket option.

I'm speaking on a panel at the conference, do I need to register for a ticket?

Yes, please choose the "Pannellist" ticket option.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?



Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Library Association of Ireland Logo

Gold Sponsor

University College dublin School of Information and Library Studies logo

Special thanks to

Jane Burns and associates logo

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