2015 Events

Business Continuity Workshop

Course code:                     ANLTC 2015/01

Date and venue:              Tuesday, 27th January 2015.

                    North Training Room, Berkeley Library, Trinity College Dublin,


Threats to the continuity of education, research and other business at Colleges and Universities may be internal or external, such as a prolonged loss of data network, major health impact, loss of buildings from fire/flood/accident, environmental contamination, severe weather, affects from terrorism, or other sudden major disruption. The emergency services will expect College and University staff to be prepared for sudden disruptions and be able to provide a response to an emergency on campus and other local sites.

Business continuity including the provision of all the normal academic services during or following an emergency should also be reviewed and planned for.


The workshop will take staff through some of the processes of business continuity in a library environment. Attendees will be asked to consider what impact emergencies may have on their ability to continue the provision of usual services including preparation for teaching and exams, research or other key activities.


By the end of the workshop staff will be able to identify:


  • departmental critical services
  • activities underpinning those services
  • key staff and other dependencies
  • supply chain providers
  • options for continuation of services


The course has relevance for staff who have responsibility for disaster planning, emergency response and ultimately continuation of services.

 Course presenter:

Bernadette Duncan MBE MBCI FRSA MInstLM MEPS

Bernadette is a Resilience and Business Continuity Consultant, specialising in the Higher and Further Education sector, offering assistance with and review of business continuity and emergency response plans and delivery of training workshops and exercises.

Bernadette is also the (part time) Chief Operating Officer for the Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) – www.aucso.org.uk

Prior to consultancy work Bernadette was employed at the City University London from 1988 where she led on various Facilities Management areas including Security, Emergency Management, Telecommunications, Operational Services and Health & Safety. She left in July 2012 as the University’s Head of Security and Business Continuity. Bernadette also served as the non-teaching member of staff on the University’s Council for six years.

Following her experience with a major fire at City University in 2001 (£10m recovery), Bernadette has lectured internationally on managing emergencies. In 2008 she took on Business Continuity at City to increase resilience and develop the University’s BC plans across all the academic and service areas.

As Chair of AUCSO Bernadette secured funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England then managed an 18 months project to develop emergency management for Higher Education Institutions, which resulted in the publication of a good practice guide in May 2008 and the development of a new emergency management course for HEIs. Bernadette delivers this training as an Associate Lecturer at the Cabinet Office’s Emergency Planning College and on behalf of AUCSO.

Prior to the Higher Education sector, Bernadette served with the Royal Military Police for 14 years in the UK and Europe. As well as general police duties, she served as an instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, qualified as a Home Office Crime Prevention Adviser and was a Personal Protection Officer for visiting VIPs and members of the Royal Family. In 2009 Bernadette was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to Higher Education.

Host Library: TCD

Fee: €100

Innovation Day at NUI Galway

Course:                           Innovation Day at NUI Galway: New Spaces and New Service Developments

Course Code:                  ANLTC 2015/02

Date:                                   Thursday 29 January 2015             11.00-15.30

Description:     This event provides an opportunity for participants to tour the new Hardiman Research Building at NUI Galway, and to learn about new service developments that have recently taken place at the James Hardiman Library.


During the event participants will gain an understanding of the:

  • Strategic Significance of the Hardiman Research Building
  • Facilities and services housed at the Hardiman Research Building
  • Implementation of Access Control at the James Hardiman Library
  • Evolution of the Library & IT Desk Service
  • New service developments at the James Hardiman Library including:

o   High Demand Book Dispenser

o   Book Returns Sorter Unit

o   Self-Service Holds Area

o   New Entrance Foyer & LIT Desk


Presenters: John Cox, University Librarian; Evelyn Bohan, Head of Planning & Projects; Connell Cunningham, Integrated Service Desk Manager; Ann Kelly, Assistant Librarian, Staff Development & Service Environment; Ann Mitchell, Head of Staff Development & Service Environment.


Audience: Library Staff interested in learning about new service developments and those planning new Library spaces.

Host Library:                   James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway.

Course Location:          Seminar Room G010, Foyer, Hardiman Research Building/James Hardiman Library.   


Identifying the Evidence for Systematic Reviews

Course:                Identifying the Evidence for Systematic Reviews: An introduction for information professionals

Course Code:     2015/03

Date:                     Tuesday 10March 2015                 10.30 – 16.30

Description:       This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of undertaking searches for systematic reviews.


By the end of the day participants will know about:

  • Systematic review methods
  • The role of the information professional in the systematic review team
  • Planning an appropriate search strategy
  • Locating & using methodological search filters
  • Documenting the search process
  • Managing references using bibliographic software

Audience:This course is aimed at library and information professionals who may be taking on responsibility for supporting research teams undertaking systematic reviews or other major research projects and carrying out searching as part of their role.

The course does not include a ‘hands on’ database searching session. While some familiarity with using bibliographic databases, thesaurus terms, Boolean operators, truncation and other basic search tools will help participants get the most from the day, you do not need to be an expert searcher to benefit from this course.

Host Library:                      James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway

Course Location:              Seminar Room G011, Foyer, Hardiman Research Building/James Hardiman Library.

Presenters:                        Carol Lefebvre & Kath Wright

Carol is an independent information consultant and was previously the Senior Information Specialist at the UK Cochrane Centre from 1992 to 2012, where she was involved in founding The Cochrane Collaboration in 1993. She is Co-convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group, serves on the Cochrane Methods Executive and is lead author on the searching chapter of The Cochrane Handbook.

She is a health sciences librarian by background and was the deputy librarian at the University of Oxford Medical School Library before joining Cochrane.

She was awarded a M.Sc. in Library and Information Science from the University of Loughborough in 1985 and an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) in 2007.

Since starting her own company in 2012, she now focusses on teaching and consultancy in information retrieval for evidence synthesis, such as systematic reviews, health technology assessment and guideline development.

She is a member of the InterTASC Information Specialists’ Sub-Group (ISSG), a group of information professionals who support research groups within England and Scotland providing technology assessments to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Carol is also one of the editorial team that maintains the InterTASC ISSG Search Filter Resource.

Kath is the Information Service Manager at the Centre for Reviews & Dissemination at the University of York. She has worked there since 1997 carrying out searches for hundreds of systematic reviews and health technology assessments.

Kath is a qualified librarian with BA in English Literature, Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Library & Information Studies, and is also a Chartered Member of CILIP (MCLIP).

She started her career in academic libraries, working at Liverpool John Moores University (then Liverpool Polytechnic), the University of Manchester and Middlesex Polytechnic, before moving on to being an information specialist with the probation service.

She is also a member of the InterTASC ISSG and the editorial team that maintains the InterTASC ISSG Search Filter Resource

Fee:                                       €150 (Early booking essential as limited number of places available)

Using LibGuides

Course:                Using LibGuides: from simple online guides to complete library                                                                 websites

Course Code:     ANLTC 2015/04

Date:                     Wednesday March 25th 2015              09.45-15.45

Description:     The day will provide a good all round understanding of the cloud-based LibGuides product from Springshare, as used in a large number of libraries including a good selection of Irish libraries. The day will include a range of Irish and UK speakers and the afternoon will include 2 tracks, one focused on experienced users, the other for non-users. There will be short talks and longer ones including case studies presented by Irish and UK libraries using the product. The day will end with a discussion period and consideration of a regular Irish LibGuides user event.


During the event participants will gain an understanding of:

  • What the product is, as an example of using the cloud, and its current use in the island of Ireland and elsewhere
  • The range of possibilities for using it: from some online guides through to using it as a portal or launchpad, and to completely replacing your library website with LibGuides
  • Implementation of the product in libraries and issues involved, via a set of case study presentations from Ireland and the UK
  • The interface and how you practically use it to build an online guide – via a demonstration
  • Migration process from version 1 to 2
  • How you can use coding in the new version of LibGuides to totally transform the look and feel of the product or move to replace your website, and what is involved in this

Presenters: Ros Pan, Josh Clark, Michael Ladisch, James Molloy (UCD Library); Claire Fox (Dundalk Institute of Technology); Una O’Connor (Athlone Institute of Technology); Aoife Geraghty (Glucksman Library, University of Limerick); Ric Paul (Southampton University Library, UK);Celine Campbell (University of Maynooth Library); A video presentation from Mike Ford, Helen Loughran and Debbie Morris (Leeds Beckett University Library).

Audience:           This event will suit both current users of Libguides and those who are just interested in exploring  the product.

Host Library:      University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Dublin

Course Location:

Room 0.23, NovaUCD Building, UCD Belfield Campus, University College Dublin,

University College Dublin, Belfield Campus from 09.45 – 15.45
Maps and Travel to UCD:http://www.ucd.ie/maps/ the building is number 42 on the map at http://www.ucd.ie/maps/2014/UCD_Map_October_2014.pdfNote: the 145 bus runs directly from Heuston station stopping at the Belfield Flyover, UCD campus: allow about 10 minutes to walk from there to the venue

The Practice of Digital Preservation

COURSE CODE                  ANLTC 2015/05

Date:  29th April – 1st May 2015


ANLTC and the CONUL Sub-committee for Digital Infrastructure and Services, are pleased to announce that the DPTP Team from University of London Computer Centre will be delivering their intermediate three-day course on digital preservation at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2, on 29 April – 1 May 2015, from 10.00am to 5.00pm.  The Course coincides with Preservation Week.

The Course is aimed at practitioners already working in digital preservation and who wish to broaden their working knowledge of the field. It is ideal for practitioners who want to learn more about applying practices in their day-to-day work.

Attendees are expected to have some familiarity with the OAIS Model, its concepts, and its terminology. Although the model will not be taught on this course, some of the underlying terms and concepts are used.

The course also aims to give attendees confidence in continuing to maintain their own current awareness after the course, through further reading, future professional development training, and continuing to develop their own practical skills through their own continued experience of engaging with digital preservation.


Archivists, records managers, curators, collections managers, librarians, information management professionals, repository managers.


Ed Pinsent is a Digital Archivist who has worked at University of London Computer Centre since 2004. He has a background as a traditional archivist and records manager for the Church of England, The National Archives, and others. He is a tutor on the Digital Preservation Training Programme, and a Board member of the Digital Preservation Coalition. He is part of the ULCC team offering consultancy in digital preservation, and has experience in web-archiving, repository management, metadata projects, migration, digitisation, policy design, and project management.

Stephanie Taylor has a background in academic libraries and has worked as a library and information consultant and trainer / facilitator. She has over 15 years of experience in the library and information sector. She also worked for around five years as a project manager & engineering team leader for a library software company. She occasionally uses that experience to write documentation and manage developers for HEI software development projects. Her main interests are in all things digital library, social media, digital copyright, repositories, Open Access and Open Development.

Host Libraries:                   Dublin City University & the National Library of Ireland
Course Location:              Seminar RoomNational Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Course Fee:                       €450.00 (Places are limited, early booking is essential).

The Academic Library’s Role in Supporting New Students

The Academic Library’s Role in Supporting New Students:  Transition Success and Retention


Date: Thursday 30th April 2015


This seminar will focus on how academic libraries are supporting new students during transitions.  Confirmed speakers include Dr. Jane Secker from LSE, speaking about the Student Ambassadors for Digital Literacy (SADL) project and Helen Howard from University of Leeds, speaking about the ‘Off to a flying start – supporting student transition’ programme.

This event is part of the National Seminar Series, T&L: National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, in association with ANLTC.


This seminar is open to all.

Host Libraries: Glucksman Library, University of Limerick

Course Location: The Pavilion, North Campus, University of Limerick, Limerick

Course Fee: €60.00

Preservation of Photographic Collections


Date:     24  –  25 June 2015


This two-day workshop will familiarise participants with the identification, degradation, and preservation of common photographic print materials, including the salted paper, albumen, silver gelatin, chromogenic colour processes, and gelatin dry plate negatives and film-base materials.


Preservation challenges related to large and diverse photographic collections will be reviewed with attention paid to the importance of proper environments and storage materials, emergency planning, and risk analysis.


The value and significance of photography, and the pressing need to secure funding and support through effective preservation advocacy will be emphasized throughout the workshop.


The course has relevance for staff who have responsibility for managing, cataloguing, conserving and providing access to photographic material in Library, Archive and Museum Collections.

Host Libraries: Trinity College Library Dublin

Course Location: North Training Room, Berkeley Library, Trinity College Dublin

Preservation Book Cleaning Workshop

 Course Code: ANLTC 2015 08

Thursday 9th July 2015

The regular cleaning of books has been proven to be an effective method in aiding in the long term preservation of library collections.

The basis of this workshop is the ongoing preservation book cleaning project within the heritage collections at Trinity College Library. Through a combination of spoken presentations and practical demonstrations the workshop will explain the importance of book cleaning as an effective means in maintaining the future preservation of your treasured collections.

This half-day workshop aims to describe the necessary techniques, tools and equipment for participants to effectively and safely carry out similar preservation projects in their own institutions. There will also be networking opportunities during the coffee break and hands-on session.

This course is aimed at library staff who are interested in seeing what is required for a preservation book cleaning programme to be initiated in their institution.

• Susie Bioletti, Keeper of Preservation & Conservation, Trinity College Library & Chair of the CONUL Sub-Committee on Collections, Preservation & Conservation
• Andrew Megaw, Senior Book Conservator, Trinity College Library
• Jennifer Stapleton, Preservation Assistant, Trinity College Library
• Antoine MacGaoithin, Preservation Assistant, Trinity College Library
Host Library: Trinity College Library Dublin
Course Location: North Training Room, Berkeley Library, Trinity College Dublin

Innovation Day at Maynooth University

Course:                       Innovation Day at Maynooth University: New Spaces and New Models for Frontline Services

Course Code:              ANLTC 2015/09

Date:                           Thursday 08 October 2015

Description:                Participants will learn about new spaces and new models for frontline services.  There will be an opportunity to discuss and share experiences of how frontline services are delivered and the challenges CONUL member libraries are facing in delivering frontline services in a time of change.

Objectives:                 During the event participants will gain an understanding of:

  • The nature of frontline services in  ANLTC libraries
  • New spaces and new models for frontline services
  • Challenges that libraries are facing regarding frontline service

There will also be a tour of the new library extension at MU

Presenters:                 One representative from each participating CONUL library

Audience:                   Library staff interested in learning and sharing experiences of new spaces and new models for frontline services.

Host Library:              Maynooth University Library

Course Location:        John Paul II Library, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare