Bríd (B.A. (Mod.), M. Litt., Ph.D., D.L.I.S.), has 35 years experience of information work. Bríd worked as a librarian for 7 years, holding positions in Trinity College Dublin, Stadtbuecherei, Bonn, Irish Cement, National Rehabilitation Board (now the National Disability Authority, where she established two libraries) and NIHE (now the University of Limerick).
Since 1987, she has worked as a consultant, advising agencies on the creation and development of their information resources and providing research, training, recruitment and facilitation services. She also contributes to radio programmes on information issues. She has worked extensively with many clients including Enterprise Ireland and is currently conducting research with OCS Consulting and advising C.D.I. Tallaght on archiving its research data-sets.
Bríd is a Research Associate in the School of Social Work & Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, where she lectures in information literacy and research methodology. She has also lectured in the Department of Library and Information Studies in University College Dublin and on the Diploma in Information Studies (TCD). She is also a former Research Fellow in the Departments of Psychology and Social Studies in Trinity College Dublin (1992–1993). She has been working with the Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College, undertaking a study of library services for teenagers in Ireland.
Bríd has held Research Fellowships in Marsh’s Library, the Edward Worth Library and the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.
Bríd is the author of a number of articles and papers on information work, reports on social affairs in Ireland and articles and papers on Irish, and is the editor of The Minute Book of the Corporation of Clonmel, 1608–1649 (Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2013), (Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2006) and The Minute Book of the Corporation of Coleraine 1623-1669 (in press, Irish Manuscripts Commission 2014). Details of some of Bríd’s publications are available at mendeley.com →
Julia Barrett (B. Mus., M.B.A., Dip. Lib.) has worked in a range of roles across library services in Ireland including the College of Marketing and Design Library (Dublin), Coolock Public Library (Dublin) and University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) Architecture and Planning Library where she was the Librarian for many years. In that role and in conjunction with Queen’s University Belfast Julia was responsible for the creation and rollout of the Planning Architecture Design Database Ireland, an information resource of key importance in the fields of planning, architecture and design. She was also responsible for the establishment of Archinfo, an information service for architectural practices.
In 2012 Julia was appointed to the position of Manager of UCD Library’s Research Services Unit. This new unit is responsible for developing and delivering specialist and innovative services to researchers in UCD. Services include a range of data, digital and impact services such as the University’s institutional repository, bibliometrics / scholarly communication supports, research data management, geospatial data and data visualisation, and the management and development of the UCD Digital Library which hosts cultural heritage collections.