Programme 2022

Wednesday 25th May 2022
Thursday 26th May 2022
9:00am – 10:45am REGISTRATION, Hotel Foyer
REFRESHMENTS/SPONSOR EXHIBITION, (Shannon Suite 1 & Pre-Function Area)
10:45-11:50am Shannon Suite 2 & 3 WELCOME: Monica Crump (NUIG), Chair of the CONUL Conference Committee and Sandra Collins, Chair of CONUL

KEYNOTE: Chris Bourg (Director of Libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

The newly urgent future for libraries: A view from MIT

Chair: Sandra Collins, Chair of CONUL


Shannon Suite 2 & 3: Planning in changing times

Chair: TBC

O’Brien & Wogan Suite: New Partnerships for libraries (Community, Heritage, internal partnerships)

Chair: TBC

Harris Suite: Technology and innovation in libraries

Chair: TBC


Judyta Szacilla & Ivona Coghlan (Queens University Belfast) Video Training: New Ways of Retaining Institutional Knowledge

Emma Goode (National University of Ireland, Galway) Danger is Everywhere! Planning for and overcoming future disasters in academic libraries

Elaine Bean (Maynooth University) Necessity is the mother of invention – moving to online events

Evelyn Flanagan & Ursula Byrne (University College Dublin) Poetry as Commemoration: Building unique collections through strategic collaboration

Barry Houlihan (National University of Ireland, Galway) ‘The Report and the Record’ – Documenting Survivor Testimony and Archival Memory

Sinead Hanrahan, Michael Costello, Adrian Vaughan, Rosarie Dineen, Finbarr O’Donovan, Colm O’Rourke, Dylan Power, Chloe Crowley, Anna McCarthy, Aaron McCarthy, Isobel Kavanagh & Thérèse Ahern (Munster Technological University) Information Literacy through

Collaboration: The Making of the Assignment Toolkit

David Rinehart (Maynooth University) Launched into the Digital Age: Content Creation at Maynooth University Special Collections

Killian Downing & Liam O’Dwyer (Dublin City University) The Metadata Melange: developing a technical infrastructure for digital collections at Dublin City University Library

Fiona Morley & Marie Cullen (Maynooth University) From implementation to enhancement – Taking Alma and Summon to the next level

1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch & Sponsor Exhibition Shannon Suite 1 & Pre-Function Area

Shannon Suite 2 & 3: Open Access & Digital Scholarship

Chair: TBC

O’Brien & Wogan Suite: Library services at the heart of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Chair: TBC

Harris Suite: Library support for online and blended learning and research

Chairs: TBC



Christopher Hollister (University at Buffalo) Shifting the Scholarly Landscape: The Case Study of a Successful, Independent, Library-Published Journal

Armin Straube (University of Limerick) Supporting grant applications with tailored training and consultancy about Research Data Management and Open Research

Sue Miller & Sinéad McNally (Dublin City University) Establishing a virtual Writing Hub as a support for academics working remotely during COVID-19: A collaboration between Dr. Sinéad McNally, Research Convenor School of Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education and Sue Miller, Education Librarian DCU Library

Cillian Joy (NUIG) Arlene Healy (TCD), Eoin Kilfeather (NLI) Digital Scholarship Network Ireland


Vanessa Buckley (University College Dublin)

Period Poverty Initiative in UCD Library

Michaela Hollywood (Maynooth University) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Informing Library Services at Maynooth University

Elaine Chapman & Sarah Anne Kennedy (Technological University Dublin) Are we the heart of inclusion, diversity and equality? Eliminating exclusion by embracing lived experience.

Orna Roche (University College Dublin) Considering creators, context, and communities: implementing ethical cataloguing guidelines in UCD Digital Library


Lisa Callaghan & Alex Kouker (Dublin City University) DCU’s Assignment Planner: a tool to support students in planning, researching and writing for assignments

Kathyrn Briggs (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology) UDL and Online Library Instruction: Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

Evelyn Flanagan (University College Dublin) Teaching Primary Source Literacy in a blended learning environment

Lindsay Dowling (Technological University Dublin) Building MultiStories: Embedding the TU Dublin library services for inclusive teaching and learning in a diverse curriculum


3:00pm – 3:20pm Poster Exhibitions, Shannon Suite 2 & 3
3:20pm – 3:50pm Sponsor Exhibition / Refreshments, Shannon Suite 1 & Pre-Function Area
3:50pm – 5:10pm


Chair: TBC



Ciara McCaffrey (University of Limerick) Where do we go from here?  COVID, digital transformation and the future for Academic Libraries

Sponsor Presentation: Richard Burkitt (EBSCO): Where’s that license? And where’s that usage data gone? – Perspectives on using TERMS (Techniques in Electronic Resource Management) with FOLIO ERM’

Stuart Hunt (University of Reading) Sustainability and the Green Library:  Strategies for the climate crisis


John Cox (National University of Ireland, Galway) Key External Influences Shaping the Future for Academic Libraries

CONUL Awards

7:00pm Drinks Reception TBC
8:00pm Dinner Shannon Suite 2 & 3
9:00-9:30am SPONSOR EXHIBITION, Shannon Suite 1 & Pre-Function Area

Shannon Suite 2 & 3

WELCOME: Monica Crump (National University of Ireland, Galway) Chair of the CONUL Conference Committee

KEYNOTE: Dr. Melisa Highton (Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services, University of Edinburgh)

What we learned

Chair: TBC


Shannon Suite 2 & 3: Developing the library workforce

Chair: TBC

O’Brien & Wogan Suite: Technology & Innovation in libraries


Chair: TBC

Harris Suite: Planning in changing times

Chair: TBC


Clare Conneally (RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences) The Virtual Information Desk at RCSI Library: innovating a virtual-first service since March 2020

Jesse Waters (University of Limerick)

Peers prove perfect partners: Student Peer Advisors at the University of Limerick

Peter Reilly (University of Limerick) Developing Emotionally Intelligent Work Teams

Niall O’Brien (RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences) Divide and Re-Tool: Curating video instruction to meet future information skills needs


Molly Twomey (University College Cork) ‘Informative, but Also Has a Sense of Fun,’ Why We Strategically Use Humour on Our Library Social Media to Inform and Engage

Catherine Ryan (University College Dublin) Automated reclassification – is it possible? –

Martin O'Connor (University College Cork)  "Music is the spiritual expression of what I am-"… Shush! Sounds from UCC Library does a library twist on Desert Island Discs…



Aoife O'Brien (University College Dublin) How UCD Library are using curation to improve collections and library spaces

Catherine Cooke & Sarah Anne Kennedy (Technological University Dublin)

Planning in a Time of Covid:  mergers, moves, change management and a pandemic

Christoph Schmidt Supprian (Trinity College Dublin) & Julia Christopher (University College Dublin) Towards a CONUL Collective Collection


POSTER EXHIBITIONS, Shannon Suite 2 & 3

SPONSOR EXHIBITION/REFRESHMENTS, Shannon Suite 1 & Pre-Function Area


Shannon Suite 2 & 3: Library support for online and blended learning and research

Chair: TBC

O’Brien & Wogan Suite: New synergies and transformations for library collections

Chair: TBC

Harris Suite: Open Access & Digital Scholarship

Chair: TBC



Michelle Breen, Jesse Waters, Louise O'Shea, Peter Reilly & Micheal O hAodha (University of Limerick) Taking a lead on digital literacy for students; a case study from UL

Matthew Greenhall & Chistina Kamposiori (Research Libraries UK)

New Frontiers of Digital Access: The development and delivery of Virtual Reading Rooms and Virtual Teaching Spaces amongst collection-holding institutions

Marta Bustillo (University College Dublin) The Digital Learning Librarian role at UCD Library: a case study in social interoperability



Ann-Marie Hansen & Joe Nankivell (Trinity College Dublin)

Unlocking the Fagel Collection: From 1802 to 2022 and beyond

Ruth O’Hara (Maynooth University) Cataloguing the “troubles”

Maria Ryan (National Library of Ireland) Livin' In The Future – The National Library of Ireland's Web Archive


Kristopher Meen, Hardy Schwamm, Cillian Joy, Eileen Kennedy (National University of Ireland, Galway) OER in the Future Library? NUI Galway Library’s Open Press Pilot Project

Jack Hyland (IReL Maynooth University)

Riding two horses: the successes, the challenges and the future of IReL’s transformative open access agreements

Jenny O'Neill, Marta Bustillo, Diarmuid Stokes, Aoife Quinn Hegarty, Vanessa Buckley (University College Dublin) DMPonline at UCD

1:25pm – 2:25pm Lunch & Sponsor Exhibition, Shannon Suite 1 & Pre-Function Area

Shannon Suite 2 & 3: New synergies and transformations for library collections

Chair: TBC

O’Brien & Wogan Suite: Developing the library workforce

Chair: TBC



David Meehan (Dublin City University) Digital copyright trends: implications for collections and services

Heather Sherman (BDS) Streamlining Metadata Supply for ALL

Colm O'Connor (Innopharma Education) ‘Establishing the Innopharma Education library’

Andrew Simpson (RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences) & Figshare RCSI Repository: Implementing and integrating a Figshare-powered institutional repository


Sinead Keogh (UL), David Kane (WIT), Assumpta Byrne (AIT), Ken Lacey (TU Dublin), Liam O'Dwyer (DCU), Jean Murphy (RCSI), Armin Straube (UL) The (Library) Carpenters – we’ve only just begun

1. An introduction to the LIR and the Library Carpentries

2. The Library Carpentry lessons

3. Using Carpentry lessons as part of library instruction programmes

4. Becoming a Library Carpentry instructor

3:25pm – 4:20pm

Shannon Suite 2 & 3:

Quiz winner

Panel Discussion: Topic TBC

Chair: TBC


Shannon Suite 2 & 3:

CONFERENCE CLOSE: Monica Crump (NUIG) Chair of the CONUL Conference Committee and Sandra Collins (UCD), Chair of CONUL

1. Cleaning out our closets – our experience of a major journals stocktake project!
Sonia Freaney, National University of Ireland, Galway

2. Evaluating Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) at Maynooth University Library
Yvette Campbell, Marie G. Cullen, Valerie Payne, Maynooth University & Eliška Komárková, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

3. Transformative CPD in our library workforce: using Open Digital Badges as accreditation in Rudaí23
Michelle Breen, University of Limerick, Kristopher Meen, National University of Ireland, Galway & Stephanie Ronan, Marine Institute of Ireland

4. Pin it!: linking shelf-marks to shelf locations
Vanessa Buckley & Debra McCann, University College Dublin

5. Special Collections in flux: a dynamic blend of innovation and creativity
Emma Doran, Barbara McCormack & Audrey Kinch, Maynooth University

6. Transforming learning spaces to enhance the user experience
Siobhan Carroll, Maud Conroy, Mary O’Leary, Gabi Honan, Kristopher Meen & Michael Smalle, National University of Ireland, Galway

7. Space for service, service for space: making it work
Dr Johanna Archbold & Carol Creavin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

8. Is ‘Higher Order’ a tall order? Fostering active learning in information literacy teaching at Maynooth University Library
Niall O’Brien, Maynooth University

9. Learning from within: the development of a community of practice for systematic reviews
Greg Sheaf & Isolde Harpur, Trinity College Dublin

10. The ARC: building, moving and relocating Special Collections to offsite storage
Karen Sigler, Texas State University

11. Michael Davitt: an Irishman’s Eye
Dáire Rooney, Trinity College Dublin

12. Real life digital curation and preservation
Peter Clarke, University College Dublin

13. Increasing the discoverability of our Unique and Distinct Collections, locally, nationally and internationally
Louisa Costelloe, Queen’s University Belfast