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Details on admission requirements, opening hours, borrowing rights, and access to the Library’s catalogues and databases can be found at the Library website.

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Public Event: John Banville in conversation with Professor Chris Morash 02/12/15

“Glancing encounters are no good”: Humanities research and the creative process.

The fourth event presented as part of the Library of Trinity College Dublin’s “The Library of the Future; the Future of the Library” programme of activities for 2015-2016 takes place on Wednesday 2 December 2015.

Trinity’s excellence in humanities research draws on the literary treasures among the Library’s unique and distinct collections. Notable among these literary archives are the papers of Booker prize-winner John Banville. On the occasion of the publication of his most recent novel The Blue Guitar, John Banville will talk to Chris Morash, Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity.

Register here.

Date: Wednesday 2 December 2015

Time: 18:30

Location: Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub

Please note places are limited.

A Danger to the Men? Next Friends of the Library Lecture 26/11/15

Danger to the Men coverThe Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture from the autumn/winter programme. Admission is €5 (Members & Concessions €2.50). All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

‘A Danger to the Men’? The Steamboat Ladies by Dr Susan Parkes (TCD)
19:30, Thursday 26 November 2015
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

(Steamboat Ladies?)

Dr Parkes is former Senior Lecturer in Education and now Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She is an historian of education and author of books on Kildare Place, the Church of Ireland Training College and co-author of a history of Alexandra College. Dr Parkes edited and contributed to A Danger to the Men? A History of Women in Trinity College Dublin 1904–2004.

EndNote Desktop Training Sessions

Students and staff are invited to join us in the Library for an introduction to EndNote Desktop. Please come along to the Berkeley Library Basement: these hands on sessions will be in the South Training Room and will last 2 hours approx.

No booking is necessary but please come early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 27th

10:00 – 12:00

14:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 28th

10:00 – 12:00

16:00 – 18:00 (note later time)

Thursday 29th

10:00 – 12:00

14:00 – 16:00

Friday 30th

10:00 – 12:00

14:00 – 16:00

This is the last in the current run of our Library HITS sessions. If you require further Library training please get in touch with your Subject Librarian.

Strategy 2015-2020: A Vision for a 21st Century Research Library

Research libraries are leaders in the democratisation of content and need to move beyond the digitisation of their collections to becoming digital entities in themselves to secure their futures, according to Helen Shenton, Librarian and Archivist at Trinity College Dublin who spoke at the launch of a new strategy for the Library on Thursday, October 8th, 2015.

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Launch of the Library’s Strategy 2015-2020 and Year of Events

Thursday saw the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Patrick Prendergast, launch The Library of Trinity College Dublin – Strategy 2015–2020 in the Science Gallery. The event took the form of a conversation between the Provost and the Deans of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Health Sciences; and Engineering, Maths and Science; together with the Librarian and College Archivist, Helen Shenton. The event was documented live on Twitter using the hashtag #futurelibrary.

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