Save the date! On April 2nd 2015 the CDG are hosting our next event in the Trinity Long Room Hub. The event will focus on Information Skills for the Future and we have invited a group of librarians from different professional backgrounds to speak about what they see as the essential skills for librarians of the future. This will be a full day event hosted in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin Library. We are very thankful for the Library’s support of this event.
We are still finalising the details but we are very excited to welcome speakers including John Howard, Librarian of UCD, David Hughes, Systems Librarian from Dublin Business School, Sarah Lyons, Digital Librarian at Novartis, Mairead Owens, County Librarian for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and Orla Nic Aodha, Head Librarian of the Cregan Library at St. Patrick’s College. Helen Shenton, Librarian of Trinity College Dublin will open our event. We are honoured that each of these speakers has agreed to come and share their knowledge and experience with us.
Our morning session will focus on libraries, technology and the information landscape, while the afternoon session will focus on physical and virtual library spaces. Our guests will talk about their vision of the library of the future, the skill shortages that they see at present in the world of librarianship, and how to fill those gaps. We hope the event will spark a wider conversation in the Irish library world, as well as informing you, our members, about the skills that are currently sought after by employers.
And in the spirit of career development we will schedule plenty of time for networking. So add April 2nd 2015 to your diaries and watch this space for more details coming soon!