Thursday, April 20, 2017

 ERASMUS Library Staff Mobility Programme Dublin 2017 closing date extension


 This is an exciting opportunity for librarians in institutions which have Erasmus programmes to gain an insight into Irish academic librarianship, during a five-day programme taking in a number of universities in the Greater Dublin area and the National Library of Ireland.  The closing date has been extended until the 12th of May.  I'm a member of the organising committee, so if you have a specific query - having studied the guidelines and application form -  please e-mail me.

CONUL is delighted to announce the first collaborative ERASMUS Library Staff Mobility week, 26-30 June 2017, in Dublin.  The event is being organised by CONUL’s Staff training and Development Group, ANLTC
The libraries of Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, National Library of Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University College Dublin and University of Dublin, Trinity College have come together to provide a dynamic and engaging programme of training for library colleagues under the ERASMUS scheme.
The programme consists of presentations by library staff in the organising institutions, presentations from the selected participants, joint group work exercises and other interactive tasks around the following themes:
·         Information and digital literacies
·         Space & storage in libraries
·         Cultural heritage including unique & distinct collections and archives
·         Enabling Research
·         Customer Service/User Experience (UX)
·         Libraries & Change
The programme also include visits to the libraries of Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, National Library of Ireland, University College Dublin and University of Dublin, Trinity College.  Further information is available on the iMotion ERASMUS Staff Training Website or link directly to the draft programme and online application form.

Helen Fallon
Deputy Librarian Maynooth University



UCD iSchool PhD opportunities

For anyone who might be considering a return to academia to obtain a PhD
Closing date for applications is May 15th 2017

The School of Information & Communication Studies, UCD is currently offering PhD Scholarships. The total value of the scholarship will be equivalent to the EU fee rate and an annual stipend of €10,000 for a period of up to three years. Non-EU students may be offered the scholarship at EU rate and apply the stipend to make of the difference between the EU and the Non-EU tuition rate. Student levy is not included.
Most full-time PhDs in UCD Social Science complete in 3-4 years. Any applicant that submits an application to the full time PhD programme (code W139) on the UCD Online Applications system by May 15th 2017, will be considered for the iSchool PhD Scholarship.
Our School has strengths in the areas of:
Digital Curation and Digital Heritage
Information and Digital Literacy
Human Computer Interaction and Informatics Communication with and through Technology Critical Information Studies Information Behaviour Data and Society Data Journalism
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