Friday, March 28, 2014

Stunning donation to Library

At the launch on Tuesday by Professor John Coolahan of The Round Tower of Roscrea and its Environs by George Cunningham, Mr Cunningham presented an eight volume facsimile of The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland to the College Library.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Childrens' Literature Initiative

The English Department’s Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture and the Cregan Library in St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra welcome an exciting new development in children’s books. Pádraic Whyte of Trinity College Dublin and Keith O’Sullivan of the Church of Ireland College of Education have been awarded significant funding from the Irish Research Council to establish a catalogue of children’s books in Dublin over the next two years. The Cregan Library’s important  collection of both literary and pedagogical texts will be included in the overview of children’s books.

Establishing a central catalogue of children’s books held in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Trinity College, National Library of Ireland, Church of Ireland College of Education, and Pearse Street Library will provide an invaluable tool for the future. Researchers, educationalists, and librarians will be interested to learn that from this catalogue of approximately 40,000 texts (English language at this stage), 1,000 of both literary and educational interest will be selected so that images and digitized versions might be created. In addition, a seminar on the project for May 2015 as well as an edited volume of essays will accompany this major undertaking.

Orla Nic Aodha, Head Librarian of the Cregan Library and Julie Anne Stevens, Director of the Centre for Children’s Literature, have encouraged interest in Cregan Library’s children’s books by compiling
information about its holdings. They believe that the project will offer significant potential for Irish and international researchers in different areas of children’s literature, childhood studies and education, and library studies.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

French Language Display

To celebrate Journée internationale de la francophonie on Thursday 20th March this year, a small taster of our French language collection is on display in the Library.

After a quick stop at our exhibition of simple vocabulary books, exercises and stories for children in French (many of which were donated by Dr. John Killeen), we encourage you to venture further - to our rich collection of classic French literature on the shelves at 841-843.

Friday, March 14, 2014

St Patrick's Day

The Library and Resource Centre are closed on St Patrick's Day, March 17.  The Library is open as normal on Saturday, March 15, from 10am-1pm, and we reopen on Tuesday at 9am.

For full Library and Resource centre opening hours for this month check our website.

We wish all our users a great St Patrick's weekend!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

World Book Day '14 Display

There is currently a small exhibition in the Library to support the Education for a Just World Partnership's triple book launch on World Book Day, Thursday 6th March.

Come see sample books from our Junior Library that bring themes of global community, human rights and citizenship to children...

Also check out folders in our LibraryThing account for more titles that promote ethics re: social/global responsibility and justice (the login is StPatsJLibrary / farmerduck).