Introducing Coaching

Course code: ANLTC 2008/01

Date: Tuesday 26 February, 2008

Description: Over the last eighteen months the University of Ulster Information Services Department has been piloting the use of coaching within its workplace. This one day programme will share the experiences of this initiative and will explore the definition of coaching. It will also look at the benefits for the coachee, the coach and the department and will include an opportunity to try out coaching skills. Finally, we will use the GROW model to consider how coaching could be taken forward in your area.

Audience: Middle managers empowered to take this forward in their own area.

Course presenter: Clare Madden & Marie Ferris, Staff Development Unit, Colette McKenna, Information Services Department, University of Ulster

Host Library: University of Ulster

Venue: Belfast campus, York Street, Belfast

Cost: €120


Supervisor and Team Leader Skills

Course code: ANLTC 2008/02

Date: Tuesday-Wednesday 11-12 March 2008

Description: The aim of this course is to help the participant be an effective supervisor/team leader. It will help clarify their role and responsibilities. It will introduce new techniques to assist in their leadership role. It will also refresh their memory and remind them of the importance of a range of methods and tools that they need to be a success. Specific emphasis will be placed on Implementation of Learning with a structured approach to Action Planning.

Audience: Staff who are taking on a leadership or supervisory role, or those who want to take a fresh look at this topic.

Course presenter: Martin Horan.

Host Library: University College Dublin

Cost: €240

Filling the Empty Chairs: what I need to know in preparing myself for succession opportunities

Course Code: ANLTC 2008/03

Date: Friday 4 April 2008

Description: This one-day briefing will provide an overview of what is happening in Higher Education in Ireland. We will hear how that is affecting Libraries and their strategy. This will be followed up with a session on how all this impacts the Library profession and particularly library staff. We will hear how CPD can assist; and about the Future Leaders programme introduced by SCONUL & UCISA. We will also get first hand accounts of how some professionals have dealt with their careers. We hope the day with answer the question: what can
I do to prepare myself for the changing future and those empty chairs wherever they appear? We hope the day will generate questions, answers, and CPD plans.

Audience: The course has relevance for professional level library staff.

Course Presenters: See Programme

Host Library/Venue: Trinity College Dublin

Cost: €120


Presentation Skills for Library Staff

Course code: ANLTC 2008/04

Date: Monday 21 April 2008

Description: Making a presentation to a group of people can be a daunting task. Library staff are often required to give presentations in a variety of situations and to a variety of different people, be they library users, other work colleagues, management, stakeholders or at meetings. This course is designed to enable participants to make natural, interesting and effective presentations with confidence. Participants will learn how to generate audience commitment and action through effective objective planning and meeting control. Participants
will be given the opportunity to deliver a short pre-prepared presentation to the group in a supporting environment and will benefit from self appraisal.

Participants will be given the opportunity to deliver a short pre-prepared presentation to the group in a supporting environment and will benefit from self appraisal.

Audience: The course is directed at library staff involved in making presentations. Course notes and documentation will be distributed on the day. Numbers are limited.

Pre-requisite: A short presentation pre-prepared.

Host library: Dublin Institute of Technology

Course location: Boardroom, DIT, 14 Upper Mount St., Dublin 2

Presenter: Crona Ward, Professional Development Ltd.

Cost: €200


Introduction to Writing for Academic Publication

Course code: ANLTC 2008/05

Date: Wednesday 7 May, 2008

Description: This one-day course will focus primarily on writing for journals. Other forms of academic writing such as book reviews, book chapters, books, edited collections and conference papers will also be touched on. Part of the programme will cover getting published. There will be a strong practical element to the course. Participants having the opportunity to write, with people who have published, sharing experiences and tips. At the end of the course each participant will draw up a writing plan for an article/conference paper. An academic writing group may be formed among participants to encourage and further develop our academic writing.

Audience: Library staff who actively wish to write for academic publication

Course presenter: Helen Fallon

Host Library/Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Cost: €120 per person


Change Management Skills

Course Code: ANLTC 2008/06

Date: Tuesday 27 May 2008

Description: This course is aimed at assisting participants in gaining understanding of and dealing with change processes and the resistances that may arise when significant change initiatives are being introduced within library environments. A range of learning methodologies, including case studies and small group work, will be used during the programme in order to create a positive learning environment where participants can openly discuss and explore change issues.

Audience: Anyone involved in managing, implementing, or undergoing a change process in the workplace.

Course presenter: Howard Shaw Training.

Host Library: University College Cork.

Venue: Seminar Room, Boole Library, University College Cork.

Cost: €120


Visit to New Postgraduate Research Library University College Cork

Course Code: ANLTC 2008/07

Date: Wednesday 28 May 2008

Description: The day will consist of a guided tour around the New Postgraduate Research Library at University College Cork. A presentation will be given covering the various stages of the Project with some observations on lessons learnt. There will be an opportunity for participants to meet key library staff involved with the Project.

Audience: Anyone involved in or interested in new library building projects and or/library building design.

Course presenters: Seamus McMahon, Deputy Librarian, UCC; Susan Brennan, Architect, Wilson Architecture, Cork; Tim O’Riordain, Project Office, UCC.

Host Library: University College Cork.

Venue: Seminar Room, Boole Library, University College Cork.

Cost: Cost of meals.


Metadata: principles and practice

Course code: ANLTC 2008/08

Date: 24 July 2008

Description: This course provides a practical introduction to principles and practice of metadata, using as examples the most widely-used formats. It demystifies the concept of metadata, and shows how and why it is used, in a variety of environments. A variety of commonly-used metadata formats will be demonstrated for example Dublin Core, and AACR/MARC – and the way in which metadata creation relates to the ‘traditional’ library/information tasks of indexing and cataloguing will be outlined.

Audience: Library staff requiring an introduction to metadata creation or management

Course presenters: Professor David Bawden, City University, London

Host Library/Venue: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2 (Administration – National University of Ireland, Galway)

Cost: €200 per person


Instructional Design and Online Facilitation

Course Code:ANLTC 2008/09

Date: Thursday 11 September 2008 (0930-1630)

Description:An interactive workshop aiming to show how technology can be used  ost effectively in the design and facilitation of information literacy content in an eLearning environment.

Presenter: Roisin Donnelly, Learning and Teaching Centre, DIT

Host Library/Venue: Dublin City University Library

Cost: €120 per person


The Power of Customers

Course Code: ANLTC 2008/10

Date: Deferred to 20 January 2009



Course Presenter:

Host Library/Venue: National Library of Ireland

Cost: TBA

Meeting the Information Needs of Researchers

Course code:

Date: Deferred to June 2009

Description: This seminar will examine a range of issues which impact on how effectively academic libraries can meet the information needs of researchers. Coverage will include: understanding researchers and the current research environment; how researcher needs vary; key information skills for researchers; specialist services; developments in scholarly communication; targeted collection development for research support; staffing the research support function.

Audience: Library staff involved in the provision or management of information services to researchers

Course presenters:

Host Library/Venue: National University of Ireland, Galway

Cost: €120 per person

Lessons in Leadership

Course Code: ANLTC 2008/11

Date: Monday 1 December 2008

Description:This one day programme aims to introduce participants to the importance of leadership in the development of effective organisations. The programme will cover fundamental leadership practices and the application of contemporary and historical ideas relating to leadership in the workplace, along with aspects of human behaviour and the impact of temperament. Prior to the programme, participants will complete the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI-Self) assessment. This inventory allows participants to undertake a self-assessment of their individual workplace behaviours that have relevance to leadership and links to the Fundamental Leadership Practices that will be explored fully during the programme. Individual reports are confidential and will be distributed during the workshop.

Audience: Librarians in management positions or those nominated by their managers.

Course Presenter:Pat Lyons, Greater Heights

Host Library/Venue: University of Limerick/Castletroy Park Hotel, Castletroy, Limerick

Cost:€180 per person