Librarians on Tour – Erasmus week in Dublin

On tour

In mid-June I (Jane) was lucky enough to attend the Erasmus library staff mobility week in Dublin. A group of academic librarians from across Europe, got together to talk about various library activities in their home institutions.

Each attendee was required to give a short presentation on their chosen theme. This resulted in some great discussions. My presentation, Customer service and the Future Library at the University of the West of England is available on the Research Repository.

A real bonus of the week was getting to visit some fantastic libraries in and around Dublin as each theme was hosted at a different institution. Here are some pictures from the visit where you can see a wide range of libraries!

Royal College of Surgeons

The award winning Royal College of Surgeons building

Uni College Dublin

University College Dublin – This is a campus university similar to UWE

National Library of Ireland outside

Outside the National Library of Ireland

National Library of Ireland inside

Inside the National Library of Ireland

Maynooth Uni

Maynooth University – beautiful campus in County Kildare

Sleep pod

This handy sleep pod was installed as a result of a ‘Dragons Den’ style competition inviting students to propose a new acquisition for the new John Paul II Library

Russell Library

In the afternoon we visited the original Russell Library, which now houses the special collections. Notice the alarmed ropes protecting the books!

Trinity College 1960

Trinity College – from brutalist 1960s building…

Trinity College old library

…to the old Trinity Library

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