Hello, and welcome to my online portfolio. I am currently Systems Librarian at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, an academic library in the West of Ireland.
With a Higher Diploma in Library and Information Studies and working towards an award in Teaching and Learning I strive in helping students, staff and researchers with their information needs using a mixture of traditional information literacy skills and emerging technologies.
I have a strong interest in library instruction, information literacy, access, emerging technologies and social media in education. I assist in the design of modules and instruction in information literacy, I impart research skills, information literacy skills, and referencing and bibliographic software understanding. I collaborate with academic staff in the integration of library resources into the curriculum.
As systems librarian I am responsible for leading the technical development, delivery and support of the library management system and associated systems, and their integration with other library applications systems and services, along with maintaining the library website.
I am the subject librarian for Engineering, my role is to help identify and meet the information needs of staff, researchers and students. I am available to attend programme board meetings, meet with student representatives and attend school staff meetings where appropriate.
Here you can find a selective record of my experience and accomplishments. If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.