LIR Bursary 2017

Announcement of LIR Bursary 2017 prize winner

2 June 2017

The LIR Committee is delighted to announce that Niall O’Brien, Library Assistant, UCD library is this year’s winner of the LIR Bursary 2017 Prize.

Niall intends using the bursary to  fund his attendance at the Library Innovation Conference in London on 17-18th October 2017. As Bursary Prize winner, he  will write a report on his experience of the conference for LIR Website, and deliver a presentation on it, at our Annual Seminar in November 24th.

We would also  like to take this opportunity to  thank all the  applicants  for their  time, dedication and effort in applying for the  LIR Bursary 2017  prize. The  judging process proved quite difficult  due to the high calibre of submissions , and the Committee  engaged in  long deliberations prior to selecting an outright winner. The LIR Committee would like to congratulate Niall on his success, and  thank all applicants  for their interest in this bursary.

Announcement of LIR Bursary Competition, April 2017

The LIR Committee would like to invite applications for a bursary to be offset against attendance at a national or international conference which considers emerging technologies in libraries.

Value of Bursary

The bursary can be awarded to a maximum of €500 and can be used to defray costs such as conference registration, travel and accommodation.

Conditions of Award

The recipient of the award will be required to:
• Write a conference report for the LIR website.
• Deliver a presentation on their conference experience at the annual LIR seminar.

Judging Criteria

The winning entry will be selected based on:

– relevance to LIR members
– quality of the supporting statement
– potential impact on practice

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility is restricted to library staff members of LIR institutions.
You will need to provide receipts for conference registration, accommodation and travel to the LIR Treasurer.


Closing date for receipt of proposals: 19/5/2017
Winner Announced: 26/05/2017
Submission of conference report: 20/10/2017

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted via the form below. Your supporting statement should be approximately 300 words in length – please note, you may be contacted for further information.