Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Limerick Institute of Technology kicked off a week of activities with the Launch of Library Ireland Week for the Limerick Region. The event was held in LIT’s Millennium Theatre and was attended by local and regional Librarians, members of the Institute and members of Limerick’s Business Community. In keeping with the theme of 2009 Library Ireland Week, “Libraries: Inspiring Entrepreneurship” and incorporating International Women’s Day, the guest speaker was Dorothy Quinn, President of “Network Limerick” an organisation for women in business, the professions and the arts. Dorothy spoke highly about the benefit of both academic and Public Libraries for any entrepreneurs, of the vital role that Libraries play in our communities, and finished with some anecdotes about her own personal experiences.
Throughout Library Week the Librarians gave tutorials on databases, bibliographic software and search engines. A stand was placed on the LIT Streetscape, where Librarians were at hand to offer advice and information on Library resources (while also giving away a few generously donated promotional gifts!)
The Library also held some competitions, a library quiz, which was a great success as the simple multiple choice questions encouraged many applicants while also helping to reinforce some Library Information. Another competition, “Write a Limerick about the Library” asked the patrons to compose a Limerick beginning with the line; “The Library is a wonderful space…”, the amount of entries was staggering and we’ve had great fun reading them. Here is one of our winners:
The Library is a wonderful space.
I borrow my books by the case
Someday – for the crack…
I’ll bring them all back
In a truck with a smile on my face”
All in all a busy week was had by both staff and patrons and now we face into the second half of the academic year with renewed gusto!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


As part of the celebrations for Library Ireland Week LIT Library are pleased to announce Endnote 'Tame your bibliography' training sessions on the following dates:

Thurdsay 5-3-2008 Library Training Room Moylish 2.30PM to 3.30PM
Friday 6-3-2008 Library Training Room Moylish 1-2PM

You may book a session or if you would like to just 'drop in' on the day that fine too.

EndNote is the leading bibliographic software program on the market today. It can be used to search for literature, develop a personal library of references, and create and format citations for papers and publications.

To book a session please contact:

Padraig Kirby BA (Hons) HdipLIS
LNSS Librarian Project Coordinator