Update for week of Monday 11th January 2010

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Opening of new PC/Training Room in Kevin Street Library

Dr Frank McMahon, Director of Academic Affairs, officially opened the new PC/Training Room in Kevin Street Library just before Christmas.

The new room provides access to a better physical space and improves access to Library Services’ substantial resources in virtual space.  It also acts as instructional space where users can acquire essential information literacy skills.

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Dr Frank McMahon cuts the ribbon to open the
new room in Kevin Street Library


The development is a successful partnership between DIT Library Services and the School of Computing.  Professor Brendan O’Shea (previous Head of the School) agreed to fund the project and Dr Deirdre Lillis (current Head) delivered on the promise.

The speed and efficiency of the building work was due to the professional stewardship of Mr Paul McDunphy (Buildings Manager, Kevin Street) and his colleagues.

Special thanks are due to David O’Neill and Nicola Mahony (Information Services) who responded as always to the need to get the new computers configured and in place at short notice.

The project illustrates that the collective application of creativity and goodwill can deliver even in times of financial constraint.

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Dr Frank McMahon, Dr Deirdre Lillis and Dr John Doran
at the opening of the PC Room in Kevin Street Library

To coincide with the launch of this new learning space, Kevin Street Library is extending its popular laptop loan scheme.  The existing complement of seventeen laptops (available for three hour loan, for use in the library only) will be enhanced by a further eighteen machines (for 4 week loan, for use both inside and outside the library).

This initiative extends access to virtual space by making available computer equipment to those unable to acquire their own.

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Students using the new PC Room in Kevin Street Library after
its official opening

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