Instructor training is for anyone working in a library and information-related role. You should take part if you feel you can teach at least some of the lessons in the Library Carpentry syllabus. As a certified instructor, you become part of an international community dedicated to bridging the digital skills gap in academic librarianship and in research. Having qualified Carpentries instructors on your staff is a great way to enhance the value proposition and effectiveness of your library.
Open Data is an important and emerging domain that facilitates and promotes the use and re-use of public datasets across a range of areas and in a variety of accessible formats. In this training, you will learn the theory behind open data, see practical examples, get an overview of the Irish open data landscape, and identify where your library or institution stands regarding open data. Admission is free, but places are very limited.
LIR encourages communication and co-operation between member libraries in accessing electronic resources. LIR aims to help academic libraries explore and develop their digital capacity by providing seminars and workshops for members, as well as other such events which bring this community of practice together.