Library Ireland Week 2014

This week is Library Ireland Week, and this year’s theme is ‘Open for Business’. Here are some examples for events in local libraries which are open to all. For more details, or to check for events near you  please see:

State Assistance for Start-Ups

Date:Monday, 24 November 2014 - 6:30pm
County Library
Town Centre,
Dublin 24
County: Dublin Library type: Public
This is a seminar for those planning to set up a business. Monday 24th November from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Learn all about the various state supports to help you set up and develop your business. Booking essential. To book telephone 01 4620073, email: or ask at the library desk.
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Starting and scaling a new business: the good, the bad and the ugly with Gary Hammond, Managing Director, iterate

Date:Monday, 24 November 2014 - 7:30pm
Ballyroan Library
Orchardstown Avenue,
Dublin 14

County: Dublin Library type: Public
Setting up a company with your eyes wide open, boundless optimism and a clean slate is a transformative experience. If you haven't done this before and you come from a background that isn't business orientated means you can't possibly appreciate what is ahead of you. This talk will explain how Gary developed his company and will be useful to anyone who is currently running a service based company or is thinking of doing so.

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The Library will open on Saturdays from 10am - 5pm starting on Saturday 22nd November 2014

Library Hours
Monday -Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday - 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays
For full details of library hours, exhibitions and events go to: Library Opening Hours 

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NEW! Journal of Digital & Social Media Marketing - Learn more...

The Library has a new subscription to the electronic journal -
Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing

It is a peer reviewed professional journal for all those involved in the marketing of products or services using digital channels. It contains detailed descriptive articles, practice notes, reviews, case studies and opinions, which enable digital marketing professionals to share experiences, views and insight. It also provides a forum for research notes, studies and reports.

You can access this journal from the Databases A-Z on the library home page. It is listed under the letter M as it is published via Metapress..

Or you can go to Journals A_Z  and search directly for the journal title.

A Find IT search will also return results from this journal. Go to the Library Home Page

You will need your library PIN to access the full text of articles from Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing.
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Marriage Equality Debate- Students Union/South Dublin County Council

The Marriage Equality Debate will be held on Monday 17th November 2014. With the Marriage Equality Referendum scheduled for Spring 2015, the student's union are working in conjunction with South Dublin County Council to host this debate. The Student's Union are hosting this debate in addition to a mock referendum on the 18th & 19th November to raise overall awareness in the South Dublin Area. The debate will be chaired by the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Fintan Warfield.

The event will commence with a Tea/Coffee reception from 5.30pm followed by the debate at 6pm. There will then be an interval after the first two debates where there will be finger food and refreshments.

The first debate will be on the topic of  “Same-sex couples adoption” and will see two teams for & two teams against. From this, one team for & one team against will go forward to debate on the topic of “Marriage Equality”

R.S.V.Ps should be sent  to or later than Wednesday 12th November.

Trial of 300 journals from Ovid LWW- science, engineering, medicine ..

We have a free trial of the LWW Collection - online journals published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. You have full text access to over 300 journals of this collection.

Main subjects:
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Behavioural & Social Sciences
  • Health Professions
  • Life & Biomedical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Physical Science & Engineering
The collection contains also journals of reputable societies for example American Heart Association, American Academy of Neurology and American College of Sports Medicine.

  • To access the trial click here (Library PIN required)
  • Check the box "your journals@ovid" if you want to search only journals to which we have full text access.  Click on select resources and enter your search terms.
  • If you select the Journals tab you will see a list of the journals available for the trial period.
  • Further information about searching

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Its Open Access Week! Find out more here...

International Open Access Week now in it's eight year, takes place from
20th -26th October 2014. 
Open Access information is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.
The aim of the week is to promote Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.
A global event, it is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, and to share what they've learned.

What does it mean for you?
 Did you know that PubMed, PLoS, SAGE Open, and Directory of Open Access Journals are some examples of open access databases?  For more examples go to Databases A-Z 
All are  searchable via the library's FIND IT search on the library home page

For more information on Open Access Week 2014 visit: Open Access Week

For examples of how others are advancing Open Access and taking action during The Week, click here if you'r a  RESEARCH FUNDER | RESEARCHER/FACULTY MEMBER | ADMINISTRATOR | PUBLISHERSTUDENT | LIBRARIAN

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How To Book A Library Group Study Room

Some time ago the library moved to an online booking system for group study rooms. As we have had some queries about this recently we thought we would remind you how to go about this. 

Below is a simple video which explains how to go about placing a booking through the library website:


Or simply follow these steps:
  • Click on the 'Book a room' link on the library website
  • Log in to the library server using:
    • Your name as it is on your library account
    • Your student number
    • Your self assigned PIN
  • This brings you to the booking screen.
  • Click on date you want to book for, then the time you want to book.
  • Scroll across using the scroll bar for all available times.
  • You are requested to only book one room session per day and a maximum of two per week.
  • Click Continue
  • Enter your details, Name, e-mail, Student number.
  • Click submit. 
  • If you have successfully made a booking, you will get an e-mail message telling you that you have booked, and the time and date. (E-mail address you used on the form above)
  • You must confirm your booking within 15 minutes.
If you need to cancel a booking at any time you can do so using the link in the confirmation email.

We hope this helps! 

Upstairs in Library closed 8am-10.30am tomorrow Wednesday 15 October

Electrical works are scheduled to be carried out upstairs in the library on Wednesday 15th October 2014. 
The upstairs area only of the library will be closed between 8am and 10.30am.
Downstairs will remain open from 8am.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Longer Opening Hours for Library from Monday 6th October....

From Monday 6th October the library will be open 8am to 8pm Monday -Thursday
 and from 8am to 5pm on Friday

Monday - Thursday  8am - 8pm
Friday  8am - 5pm 
Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays Closed

For full details of library hours, events and exhibitions go to:
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October 2014 LibraryReads

October's LibraryReads Favorite is:

A Sudden Light: A Novel  by Garth Stein (Simon & Schuster)

"Garth Stein has given us a masterpiece. This beautiful story takes readers on a thrilling exploration of a family estate brimming with generations of riveting Riddell family ghosts and secrets. This is a true exploratory novel, taking readers through secret passageways, hidden rooms, and darkened corridors that engage all of the senses."

Whitney Gayle, James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT

To see the LibraryReads Top Ten visit