LAI/CILIP Ireland Annual Joint Conference 2017

Dynamic Innovative Libraries: Connecting with the User

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Wed, 29th Mar 2017 - 7:30pm to Fri, 31st Mar 2017 - 1:00pm

The LAI/CILIP Ireland Annual Joint Conference will take place in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from the evening of Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st March 2017.

The programme this year explores our connection with users. Should we watch rather than listen? We are facing unprecedented technological change and our speakers will challenge us to be dynamic and innovative delivering quality services with our users central to the development of our services.

Speakers include Andy Priestner, Librarian/Freelance Consultant in UX, teambuilding and leadership,Jukka Relander (Finnish Library Service) President EBLIDA and Kate Kelly, Director of Library Services, RCSI.

The draft programme is available here

To book the conference please follow link:

To book accommodation: Please contact the Tullamore Court hotel, Tullamore Co. Offaly at 00353 57 934 6666, or contact us via email:

The reference/code for booking rooms is: The Library Association of Ireland Conference

We are also delighted to announce a Poster competition. Further details are here:

POSTER Competition

Dynamic Innovative Libraries: Connecting with the User: LAI/CILIP Ireland Joint Conference
29th March – 31st March 2017
The Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, County Offaly

The Conference Committee invites you to submit a poster presentation regarding the themes of this year’s conference. Perhaps this could be a chance for you to highlight a service your library does, or distill your knowledge on one topic into a poster. Possible themes include:

  • Dynamic Libraries
  • Libraries and Change
  • Innovation in Libraries
  • Innovative Library Services
  • Connecting with the User
  • User Experience (UX)
  • User-oriented libraries/library services

If you wish to submit a poster and your theme is not listed, please feel free to contact Mark at to discuss further.

  • Deadline for the receipt of the hard copy poster is Thursday 23rd March
  • Posters should be A0 (84.1 x 118.9cm, 33.11 x 46.81 inches)
  • Posters should be laminated
  • Posters may not have been exhibited previously
  • Multiple people may collaborate on one poster
  • Posters must be the entrant’s own work and the services of commercial graphic designers cannot be used
  • The prize for best poster is a €100 One-For-All voucher

To submit, please contact Mark at with POSTER Sub LAI Conf 2017 in the subject line.

When submitting, please make sure to include the title of your poster, your contact details, and whether or not you will be attending the conference in person.