On The Road To Success

Just 4 days until the LAI CDG host their annual CV/Interview workshop.

The theme of the workshop is On the Road to Success.

Come along on April the 14th to receive expert advice from our exciting selection of guest speakers.  Get your tickets here

Out Guest speakers will cover a diverse range of topics and they offer a wealth of experience from varied backgrounds.  They include –

Deirdre Judge – So You Want that Job? Some thoughts from the other side

Deirdre Judge is Librarian in Dun Laoghaire Institute Art Design and Technology, Dublin. Deirdre joined the Institute in 1992 when it was the College of Art. She is passionate about all things digital and enjoys working in IADT which is a super creative environment with a great bunch of diverse learners. This year Deirdre recently completed a hot air balloon flight in France and she looks forward to her next experience on the SlotZilla Zip Line, Las Vegas.

Marie O’ Neill – Tips for Getting Ahead in Interviews in the Library & Information Management Sector

Marie O’ Neill is a library professional with over twenty-five years experience. She has held posts in the libraries of King’s Inns, South Eastern Health Board, DIT, UCD, the Wales Office (formerly Welsh Office) and the Oireachtas. She is currently employed as Head of Library Services at Dublin Business School where she has worked for eleven years. Her key interests are library strategy & innovation and the shape that academic libraries will take in the future. Other areas of interest include library publishing and library advocacy. Marie initiated, and participates, in the development of the MSc in Information and Library Management at Dublin Business School.

Niamh Hanratty – How to Prepare for an Interview in a Corporate/Legal Library

Niamh Hanratty has an MSc in Library and Information Management from DBS having graduated in 2014. She studied part-time for this while working full time as a legal secretary in Arthur Cox. In late 2014 a vacancy arose in the Arthur Cox library for an Assistant Librarian. She applied for the role and was successful and began working there in December 2014. The library at that time comprised of two members of staff: the Assistant Librarian and the Head Librarian.

In June 2015 Niamh moved into the position of “Acting Head Librarian” when the Head Librarian became ill. She has worked in this role since then and has been given the new title Library Services Manager. Since taking on this role, she has been involved in the recruitment process twice: once for a Library Assistant and once for an Assistant Librarian.

Niamh will share her insights into what qualifications and experience can help you be successful when applying for a role as a law librarian as well as the practicalities of the recruitment and interview process.

Shirley Moloney – Getting to the Interview

Shirley Moloney has worked in UCD Library for 25 years from Library Assistant to her current role of Library Staffing & Finance Manager.  Shirley has been involved in recruitment since 2001.  A qualified accountant Shirley previously worked in private practice with a variety of clients from Chinese take-aways to post office franchises.  In her spare time, she is a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician with the Irish Red Cross and can be found on the side of GAA pitches, eating ice cream at community events and not understanding the music at music festivals!

Maeve Mc Cauley – Interviewing for a Promotion: Moving on to the Next Step on the Career Ladder

Maeve Mc Cauley is the Deputy Librarian in Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT).   She has served on numerous interview boards in both LYIT and GMIT.   She coordinates information skills training and workshops for undergraduate and post-postgraduate students.  Maeve has lectured in computing to degree level. She holds an ‘MSc in Library and Information Science’, an ‘MSc in Computing’ and ‘Post-graduate Diploma in Research Practice’.  Recently she has taken part in a number of national library initiatives.  Maeve is the former chair of the IIUG and current communications officer with the LAI CDG.

Get your tickets here


Author: laicdg

Career Development Group of the Library Association of Ireland.

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