CDG Open Day a great information day for library and info professionals

CDG open day 2013
CDG open day 2013

Hi everyone!
this is the day after our Open Day and we can definetely feel happy about how our first organised event went 🙂

The turn out was great and the talks were very well received. Not to mention the tons of biscuits consumed on the premises of Pearse Street Public Library in Dublin.

There are a couple of posts about the event already floating about on the web that we recommend. So do take a minute and read:

      – the very informative post by our committee member Sarah Connolly

on the always great Libfocus

      – a very insightful account of the talks by MLIS student Sarah Kennedy

on her blog

      – and another brilliant account of the event by MLIS student Jenny

on her blog Crafty Tails


And don’t forget to have a look at our slideshow from the day on Flickr!


Thank you everyone – Pearse Street library, the speakers, the CDG committee and everyone who attended or interacted on social media – it was a great success thanks to you all 🙂

CDG Open Day 2013 – Register now!

Brochureopenday2013We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the CDG Open Day 2013 – Alternative careers for librarians and information professionals.

The CDG Open Day 2013 is our first ever event (yay!) and it’s happening on Saturday February 02, Pearse Street Public Library, Dublin 2.
More details here on the CDG Open Day 2013 registration page.

The event is free, but registration is required as we need to confirm numbers with the venue, so pop over to the event page to get yourself a ticket before the 30th of January!

The presentations and discussions will be all about alternative careers for librarians and information professionals. Unemployment, self-employment, freelance work, project-based work, these are just some of the multi-faceted realities for today’s LIS graduates and information professionals. Do you want to learn more about these topics? Then come along – the event is free!

CDG Open Day 2013 programme:

13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:45 Edel Kelly (Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed)
14:45 – 15:00 Q&A
15:00 – 15:15 Tea & coffee break
15:15 – 15:45 Tina Byrne (Co-Director of Arcline)
15:45 – 16:00 Q&A
16:00 – 16:30 Brian Donovan (Director, CEO Eneclann)
16:30 – 16:45 Q&A
(unhosted unreception to a near pub to follow :D)

Eventbrite - Open Day 2013 LAI Career Development