The motto of the library in IBTS. “If we have it – you get it, if we don’t have it – we get it”. Librarian embedded into an Organisation. This is an overview of the career of an integrated librarian, Niamh O Sullivan. The IBTS Library.
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After Niamh received the graduate diploma in Library and Information studies she has worked in various different positions in different countries
Niamh did not have any medical qualification or background. However, she is the “go to” person for information in the IBTS. This demonstrates the strength of research method, evaluating information and navigating databases and the web.
After 13 years, she has gained an in depth knowledge into the research and the organisations goals and objectives
In October 2011, Lucy, a library assistant retired from her post. There are no plans to replace her. Niamh is determined to maintain the same quality service and so has asked the patrons to give:
Unfortunately the library desk service will not be as accessible as it once was.
The library at IBTS is always open to those seeking to access information as they can sign in but there might be noone at the information desk
The virtual library is available to staff around the country and at any time
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Niamh regularly gives guest presentations to the LIS community and/ or those interested in the work she undertakes. Due to this success and her technology skills, she has been asked by the IBTS to organise workshops that focus on information literacy and presentation skills. These courses are organised from the end of March and all through April 2012
Niamh has spoken at many events, the most impressive at the LIS annual convention, workshop at LEER, and her promotion of the organisation is fantastic.
At these events, she gives out IBTS branded pens and ponchos. Her constant promotion and dedication has helped to keep others aware of the work that the IBTS does
For my personal reflection on this experience go to my ePortfolio