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"Libraries: inspiring entrepreneurship” LIT Library Services join forces with Network Ireland to launch Library Ireland Week in the Limerick Region LIT Library Services is delighted to announce its partnership with Network Ireland for the launch of the 2009 Library Ireland Week in the Limerick Region.The launch will take place at the LIT Millennium Theatre at 3:00 p.m. Monday, 2nd March, 2009 with the help of Ms. Dorothy Quinn, President of Network Limerick. The theme of this year’s Library Ireland Week is “Libraries: inspiring entrepreneurship” and because the week coincides with International Women’s Day, LIT is taking the opportunity to celebrate women in business and entrepreneurship and the role Librarians can play in inspiring these entrepreneurs. Jerald Cavanagh, Institute Librarian at LIT says “The role of the Librarian has never been so important than in these challenging economic times. What we need now is inspiring ideas and vision and Libraries and Librarians have the knowledge and expertise to instil vital research skills and guide potential entrepreneurs through the substantial information resources provided by Libraries and the enormous information resource that is the Internet." Library Ireland Week 2009 takes place from the 2nd to the 9th of March 2009 in libraries all over Ireland and is a national celebration of the work of Librarians and Libraries in Ireland highlighting their work by holding events, drawing attention to the issues Librarians and Libraries face and celebrating their achievements. Dorothy Quinn, President of Network Limerick – an organisation for women in business, the professions and the arts - said the role of libraries for personal and professional use is invaluable: "I have used libraries myself for the purposes of researching my masters thesis and continue to use libraries today. Network Limerick encourages its members to use libraries and realises their vital role in inspiring entrepreneurship." Library Ireland Week in the Limerick Region is a joint initiative of Libraries from University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick City Library, Limerick County Library and Mary Immaculate College. For more information on Library Ireland Week see


O‟Mahony‟s Booksellers. Condell- The Office Centre The Open Book Co. E-Brary and Emerald online Databases Collins Library Supply Irish Times Micromail Curley‟s Copy Centre M-Signs And ALL OTHERS…....

World Book Day 2009, The biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland will take place on Thursday 5th March. It is a day where booksellers and interested parties work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all Did you know? The origins of the day we now celebrate in the UK and Ireland came from Catalonia, where roses and books were given as gifts to loved ones on St. George’s Day – a tradition started over 80 years ago!

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FIVE NEW ONLINE DATABASES! L.I.T. library are delighted to announce the introduction of 5 new online databases, 4 of which are Ebsco databases acquired in association with the IRel initiative. These databases cover a wide range of subject disciplines, and will be of benefit to all L.I.T.‟s student body. The 4 Ebsco databases are as follows: 1. Academic Source Premier – “The world‟s largest scholarly, fulltext multidiscipline database..”. Coverage includes biology, chemistry, engineering, I.T., physics and psychology to name but a few. 2. Business Source Premier - “The industry‟s most popular business research database”. Its extensive fulltext content includes, all business disciplines, as well as, market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and S.W.O.T. analyses 3. Regional Business News – A supplemental database to customers of Business Source Premier with access to over 50 regional business publications (U.S.A.). 4. UK/ Ireland Reference Centre – A database of British and Irish reference sources, including encyclopaedias, photos and maps. And finally ,our fifth new database is 5. PubMed Central, a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, provided by the United States, National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) All these new databases are available online at LNSS PROJECT UPDATE After a brief lull in activities late last year, the LNSS project is in full swing again. Despite a reduced budget (in these recessionary times!) good progress has been made. Information Literacy: We have purchased an information literacy prototype from Cranfield University, which we are currently modifying to suit each of the Shannon Consortium libraries (LIT, UL, MIC and IT Tralee). This user-friendly programme will be aimed towards Undergraduates, and its 9 modules include topics such as Searching, Referencing and Plagiarism. This online tutorial will help students to improve their information searching and evaluation skills, and features activities at the end of each module to enhance active learning. For Postgraduates and Research Students, Epigeum‟s „Research Skills Online‟ has been acquired. This innovative self-guiding online program introduces topics such as Good Research Practice, Getting Published, Intellectual Property etc. and uses key learning 2.0 tools such as video podcasts to convey key online research skills. Key staff from the Shannon Consortium libraries recently travelled to London to attend workshops held by Epigeum. Regional Network for Staff Development: A suite of training courses has been organised (by staff in UL), including the recent events „Making the most of Development Opportunities‟ and „Presentation Skills for Library Staff‟ , held in both Limerick and Tralee. Courses will continue throughout the year. For further information on available courses for LIT Library staff, please contact If you have any queries about the LNSS project in general, please contact or Finally, watch out for the upcoming launch of the LNSS Website, where you will find background information on all aspects of the LNSS project, and details of future training events! Sarah Kelly, LNSS Administration & Accounts Assistant, LIT.

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WRITE A “LIMERICK” ABOUT THE LIBRARY COMPETITION Origins of the limerick: In the history of Irish Literature the town of Croom , in the heart of the County limerick, is celebrated as the meeting place of the 18th century “Fili na Maighe” (the Gaelic poets of the Maigue). This was the original birthplace of the “Limerick”! How do I compose one? A Limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 & 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 & 4 having 2 beats and rhyming. They often contain hyperbole, onomatopoeia, idioms, and puns.The last line of a good limerick contains the PUNCH LINE or "heart of the joke”. As part of Library Ireland week we are holding a Limerick Competition. All you have to do is use this line as a starter point;

“THE LIBRARY IS A WONDERFUL PLACE”…….. Get your creative juices flowing and give us a giggle. Great Prizes. Closing date March 8th. Entries to

QUIZ Test your library knowledge The LIT Library is holding a Quiz hosted on Moodle as part of our Library Week Activities. Great Prizes to be won. All you have to do is log on and answer some simple multiple choice questions related to the LIT library. For a copy of the LSAD quiz, come to our Clare Street Library issue desk. Go on, you know you want to…….

Famous Book/ Library quotes

Double the Fun….. Hearty Congratulations to LIT Library staff member Olive Vaughan and her husband Seán on the birth of their beautiful twins, a little boy called Rían and a little girl called Sadhbh.


“Never Judge a book by its movie!” J.W. Egan “Today a reader, Tomorrow a Leader” Margaret Fuller “We read to know we are not alone” C.S. Lewis“ “A home without books is a body without soul” M.T.Cicero “What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest University of all is a collection of books” Thomas Carlyle “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject, or we know where we can find information upon it” Samuel Johnson

LSAD Library will have a display of newly acquired photographic books. Pictured above is a small selection of what will be on offer. Remember, LSAD also holds a number of Photographic Journals that you can browse e.g. Source, Aperture, Professional Photographer. LIT Library shall also be displaying a selection of new books.Check them out...

“Research means that you don’t know, but are willing to find out” Charles F. Kettering …….and finally , a message from Dr.


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”



Library, L.I.T. Moylish Park Limerick.

Library, L.S.A.D. Clare Street, Limerick.

Phone: 061 208265 Fax: 061 208209

Phone:061 208380 Fax: 061 311496

Saturday openings Saturday opening at our Moylish and Clare St. campus libraries will recommence next Saturday 28th February, and continue through March. Dates of opening are: February 28th. March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. Opening times are 9.30a.m. - 5.00p.m. Issue desk service from 9.30a.m. - 1.15p.m. Reading service from 1.15p.m. - 5.00p.m.

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2 - 17 March 2009 Our Gaelgeoir Sean De Bhulbh has put together a brief guide to the library as gaeilge..... Fáilte go dtί an leabharlann Institúid Teicneolaίochta Luimnigh Tá dhá leabharlann ar oscailt dos na mic leinn and foireann na hInstitúde. Tá an phriomh leabharlann lonnaith i bPairc Maghlis agus an ceann nios liu i Sráid an Chláir. Caithfidh an mac leinn a bheith cláirithe má bhíonn leis/lei ag iarraidh leabhair nó ábhair a thógáil ar iasacht nó mar a bhíonn i gceist go minic, má bhíonn sé ag iarraidh úsáid a bhaint as an Idirlíon. Seirbhísí Iasachta Cuireann an leabharlann leabhair ar fáil gur féidir leis na mic leinn a thabhairt ar iasacht. Is féidir gach cineál leabhar a thabhairt ar iasacht, eolaίocht, gnó, sruithléann, meicnic, leictreach, rίomhairί, ealaίn agus dearadh. Áirthintí agus Iarratais Má bhíonn an leabhar atá ag teastáil amuigh ar iasacht ag duine éigin eile, is féidir leat an leabhar sin a chur in áirthint duit féin trí fhoirm a chomhlánú. Cuirfidh an leabharlann ar an eolas tú nuair a bheidh an leabhar réidh le tabhairt amach ar iasacht arís.Mura bhfuil an leabhar atá uait ag an leabharlann, is féidir leat iarratas a dhéanamh air, trí fhoirm eile a chomhlánú. Féadfaidh an leabharlann an leabhar a cheannach nó féadfaidh siad cóip eile a lorg trí iasacht idir-leabharlann. Irisleabhair agus Nuachtáin Bíonn sraith nuachtán laethúil agus tréimhseachán i leabharlanna poiblí lena n-áirítear nuachtáin náisiúnta agus áitiúla agus irisleabhair le topaici éagsúla iontu. ( gnó, sláinte agus saol maireachtála, eolaíocht, an nádúr, stair. Tagairt agus Seirbhísí Eolas Ginearálta Tá roinn "tagartha" sa dha leabharlann, ina mbíonn leabhair agus ábhair eile gur féidir a úsáid sa leabharlann. Ar na rudaí is mó a bhíonn le fáil sa roinn tagartha, bíonn achmhainní mar fhoclóirí, eolaithe, ciclipéidí, foilseacháin rialtais, eolas gnó, leabhair chinn bhliana agus léarscáileanna. Bíonn ábhar tagartha, go háirithe ábhair gnó, le fáil ar CD-ROM nó ar an Idirlíon . Seirbhísí Idirlín Tá ríomhairí i ngach leabharlann phoiblí anois agus bíonn an pobal in ann úsáid a bhaint astu chun dul ar an Idirlíon. Caithfidh tú a bheith cláirithe le haghaidh an tseirbhís seo a fháil. Foghlaim Féinthreoraithe Cuireann an leabharlann, achmhainní ar fáil chun go mbeadh duine in ann cúrsa a fhoghlaim nó a leanúint iad féin. Bíonn cúinní teanga iontu seo agus ábhair thraenála bunaithe ar ríomhairí. Cuirifhimίd fáilte uί Cheallaigh go gach éinne a usáideann na leabharlanna. Slán go bhfeicfimίd tú Seán De

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