SLIP Ireland Student Conference 2018

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Dublin City Library & Archive

144 Pearse Street

Dublin 2


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The conference schedule is available on our website.

10:20 - 10:45 Registration and Networking

10:45 - 10:50 Opening Remarks

10:50 - 11:10 Keynote - Jane Burns

11:10 - 11:20 Jesse Waters "To be or not to be an information professional? Be"

11:20 - 11:25 Gillian McCarthy “To be an information professional”

11:25 - 11:35 Alice Morrissey “Practising While Learning: My Perspective ”

11:35 - 11:45 Anita Cooper “Translation: learning the language to communicate relevant skills”

11:45 - 11:50 Questions

11:50 - 12:00 COMFORT BREAK

12:00 - 1:00 Academic Panel “Libraries and Archives, what is the difference?”

Kalpana Shankar - UCD, Head of the School of Information & Communication Studies (ICS).

Marie O’Neill - DBS, Head of Library Services.

Jessica Bates - UU, Course Director of Library & Information Management MSc.

Jacinta Prunty - MU, Head of History and director of the MA in Historical Archives.

Elizabeth Mullins - UCD, Director of the MA in Archives and Records Management programme.

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH (tea/coffee and sandwiches will be provided)

2:00 - 2:10 Sharon Healy “From the Archive to the Web: Dilemmas with Digital Scholarly Editions”

2:10 - 2:20 Michael Kurzmeier “Smart tools, smart users?”

2:20 - 2:30 Lucy McKenna “MLIS to PhD - Making the move from Information Studies to Computer Science”

2:30 - 2:35 Questions

2:35 - 2:45 Tamsin Reilly “Balancing studies with working in an academic library”

2:45 - 2:55 Colleen Ballard “It’s Not About the Book: Expectations and Realisations”

2:55 - 3:05 Emma Doran “Finding Your Feet In The Professional World: First Steps Away From The MLIS”

3:05 - 3:10 Questions

3:10 - 3:20 COMFORT BREAK

3:20 - 4:20 Practitioners Panel “what kind of information professional will you be?"

Lorna Dodd - Library Association of Ireland

Jayne Finlay - CILIP Ireland

Siobhan McGuinness - SLA Europe

Sarah Foley – British and Irish Association of Law Librarians

Pearl Quinn – Archives and Records Association, Ireland

Elizabeth Robinson - Information and Records Management Society

4:20 - 4:30 Closing Remarks


Join conference participants at a nearby venue for more networking

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

The theme this year is "To be or not to be an Information Professional" and we have a great line-up including presentations from current students and recent graduates, not one but two panel discussions about library & archive education and professional practice as well as lots of 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.


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.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


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