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									The Academic Library in the Community

Paul Sheehan
Director of Library Services
Dublin City University
paul.sheehan@dcu.ie

IATUL
Krakow
June 2004
DCU New Library

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University role

DCU Strategic Plan
“Specific emphasis will be given to the
 development of North Dublin”




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Objectives

Promote third level participation
Expand the role of the university
Develop relationships with NGOs
Attract students to DCU




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Library role

Library ... will also support the university
 mission to establish relationships beyond the
 academic community by extending ... current
 community initiatives
Access - groups/schools/ individuals
Internet training
Commmunity events

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Relationships

Local schools
North Dublin Development Coalition
North Dublin Learning festival
Community groups




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Access - groups

Recruitment - 16+ schools in local area
Special induction procedures
Library - induction/information training




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Access - Schools

Group visits 4th to 6th year students
Library tour
Internet training




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Access - Individuals

Number of annual readers passes
Access by reference from public library
Individual access on demand




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Events

3 day Internet training for 100 local
 people
Community Action for Information
 Technology (CAIT) scheme
Government Information Society initiative



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Events

Literacy groups - creative writing event
North Dublin Development Coalition
Fifth year
200 + submissions annually
Irish literary figure awards prizes



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