RBG Workshop: The changing nature of Special Collections

Join us for a workshop on ‘The changing nature of Special Collections: Producer and user expectations’ on Friday, 23rd September at the Royal Irish Academy. The event, which is organised by the Rare Books Group in conjunction with the Career Development Group, runs from 11.00 am – 3.30 pm.

Books on shelf

The focus of the workshop is on how special collections are changing both in Ireland and internationally. It will look at emerging trends and the expectations of leaders in special collections in terms of acquisition and human resources. The workshop will also offer an insight into future career possibilities and the expectations of special collections users.
Speakers on the day include Rachel Beckett, Associate Director, John Rylands Library and John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester, Siobhán Convery, Head of Special Libraries and Archives, University of Aberdeen (Archivist), and Hugh Murphy, Senior Librarian for Collection Management Services at Maynooth University Library.
A round table discussion will follow the presentations and will involve key experts including: Katherine McSharry, Head of Services, National Library of Ireland, Kalpana Shankar, Head of School, School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin, and Marta Bustillo, Chair, Career Development Group, Library Association of Ireland.

Workshop attendance costs €40 for members of the Library Association of Ireland and €50 for non-members. A limited number of free places for students and the unwaged are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please email the RBG Secretary at david.meehan@dcu.ie to register (indicating your fee status).


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