Past competitions

The LIR Group regularly runs competitions for LIS students and early-career librarians. Details of past competitions are listed below.

Show and Tell Competition 2022

Are you a current LIS student or recent graduate?

The LIR HEAnet User Group for Libraries invites you to share your work in a pre-recorded PechaKucha presentation (20 slides with 20 seconds of commentary per slide; total presentation length of 6 minutes, 40 seconds). PechaKucha tips, resources, and examples can be found here.

This is an opportunity for you to develop your presentation, communication, and impact skills by sharing your research with LIR and the wider community. Prizes will be given to the top 3 submissions (vouchers) and participants can win a LIR branded hoodie. A selection of videos will be showcased on the LIR Group website.

This competition is limited to current LIS studentand graduates from the past two years from Dublin Business School, University College Dublin, or Ulster University.

See full details of the competition here:

First place: OER / Niamh O’Brien

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Second place: Institutional repositories and long-term digital preservation / Stewart Killeen

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Show and Tell Competition 2023

The LIR HEAnet User Group for Libraries is running its very successful Show & Tell competition once again.

This time we have opened the competition up to all early career library staff with five years or less experience of working in library environments on the island of Ireland, as well current LIS students and/or recently qualified library professionals from LAI or CILIP accredited institutions.

This competition provides you an opportunity to showcase your work to the wider library community. We are interested in hearing about any research or collaborative projects/ initiatives you have contributed to, or are currently engaged in.

If you would like to improve both your presentation and communication skills this competition is an ideal platform to make an impact. 

Full details of competition here:

Winners to be announced at LIR Annual Seminar 2023