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Relevant, interactive, well presented by facilitators.

Good dynamic between the speakers – kept us alert. Found the course very useful.

Presenters very helpful and encouraging, eye opening content. Usually don’t like computer courses but would recommend this one.

Very professional and friendly presentation, very enjoyable. Would recommend to other colleagues.

Excellent, comprehensive, well-presented.

Fantastic amount of information gained.

Relevant, interactive, well-presented by facilitators

Bespoke Course

Information very well presented and useful for the future.

Excellent course, it was very practical and really  well delivered.

One of the best, most useful courses I have attended in a long time.

Customer Care

I really enjoyed the role-play, very informative.

Thank you for an invigorating day. Both of you were good at communication. I learned more than I thought I would.

Really enjoyed the day. Delighted to have people with library experience, who really know what we face.

The fact that both presenters had a library background made it very useful it felt like they knew how we feel in a work situation.

I am glad I attended this course. It was good to hear other opinions from local authorities.

Really enjoyed the course – relaxed and informal and presenters were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.

Very professional and relevant, with good use of humour.

The fact that both presenters had a library background made it very useful – it felt like they knew how we feel in a work situation.

Databases

I really enjoyed the course – very useful and presenters were excellent, engaging and enthusiastic.

I enjoyed the informative and relaxed style of the course and the amount of information I learned from the day.

Freely Available Web Resources

Worth getting up at 5:30am! Guaranteed to be up to date!

This course was unbelievably good. By far the most practical and informative course I have done this year – no improvements needed!

The course covered a wide range of resources all of which can be used for the wide range of queries I get in a public library.

The course was well-presented and the information sources provided will be most useful.

Very good presentations with two different personalities and deliveries, which made it interesting.

Excellent and inspiring, many thanks.

Overall, very informative and enjoyable, the day flew!

Worth getting up at 5.30am! Am guaranteed to be up-to-date!

This course was unbelievably good. By far the most practical and informative course I have done this year.

Killer Press Releases

Very informative course with useful advice: the practical exercises were very useful to put what was said into practice.

Really enjoyable course, learned quite a few tips and good pointers for the future.

Marketing for Libraries

My second course with M + B – this was as good as, if not better!

A fantastic course.

The interactive sections were very important. It was great to interact with librarians from such a range of different sectors.

My second course with M + B – this was as good as, if not better!

A fantastic course.

The interactive sections were very important. It was great to interact with librarians from such a range of different sectors.

Media Skills

One of the best I have been on in terms of relevance and practicality.

Best training day I’ve had in ages!

Very enjoyable and informative. Very participative without feeling under pressure.

Oireachtas

Wow! Those women are red hot! Sharp, relevant, quick fire, worth their weight in gold!

Research Skills

Very stimulating overall.
I felt I received a grounding that I needed.
Excellently delivered – good speakers.
Both immensely enjoyable and informative.
It would be particularly useful to students who are about to undertake the M.L.I.S. course.

This is a very practical and useful course for anyone embarking on research.

Senior Library Assistants

This course was well thought out and expertly delivered. I will be checking out other courses and suggesting to our T+D officer/committee that McGrath Barrett be brought in for in house training.

Made me think about better ways to do my job and also improved methods of communicating with my colleagues.

Presentation was excellent. Both presenters were very enthusiastic and made the day very interesting.

It was an excellent course, very well presented and very interactive.

A very useful session for articulating issues and possible solutions.

This was a very well thought out course expertly delivered. I will be checking out your other courses and suggesting to our T&D officer/committee that you be brought for in-house training.

I enjoyed the course, made me think about better ways to do my job and also improved methods of communicating with my colleagues.

It was an excellent course, very well presented and very interactive. Thank you both very much!

Skills for Information Desk

An excellent course, content was very well targeted and will be very useful in daily work. Everything was presented in a very clear way and being able to participate on my own computer really helped my understanding. The notes are also brilliant to take away.

Another day would be great!

Liked being asked to put what you learnt into practice & doing the exercises.

Course was interesting an beneficial, would be hard to find improvements.

I found the course very beneficial and will come back for further courses which may interest me.

Really enjoyed the day and all the information – very interesting. Would recommend all library staff to attend the course

Course presenters very knowledgeable and VERY good at presenting the difficult searches. Content excellent.

Absolutely brilliant course. Really personable. Julia and Bríd were really warm and welcoming, made learning really enjoyable. really really excellent!

Both presenters were very upbeat, their style of presenting was very pro-active and engaging, they covered the topic brilliantly and made it fun.

Such enthusiasm is infectious, thanks!

An excellent course, content was very well targeted and will be very useful in daily work. Everything was presented in a very clear way and being able to participate on my own computer really helped my understanding. The notes are also brilliant to take away.

Really great course and so applicable to working in libraries. Keep it up!

Very well researched and presented. Very thorough presentation showing the variety of resources available.

Absolutely brilliant course, really personable. Julia and Brid were really warm and welcoming and made learning really enjoyable. Really really excellent, thanks girls!

Great course, a really relaxed atmosphere helped everyone get on, plus the anecdotes were great!

A huge thank you to Brid and Julia for a most enjoyable day.

Quality of McGrath Barrett courses is always good – would like to attend more.

Social Media

Stimulating and interesting. Both presenters informed and enthusiastic. Encouraged and enthused to learn.

Enjoyed the day – the practical sessions were particularly useful – we really learn by doing. There was lots of information that was new to me, found it very educational

Social Media for Libraries

Enjoyed the course and clarified some things that I was unsure of regarding Social Media.

Everything was excellent, I will be recommending [the course] to my colleagues.

Very well presented and researched. Clearly Bríd and Aisling have lots of experience with social media and that comes across in their presentation. Fun and light-hearted too!

I think you’ve pitched it right for a mixed audience of those who are new to social media and those who use it regularly for personal use – into professional.

Course was informative and workable, I enjoyed it immensely.

Stimulating, interesting – both presenters informed and enthusiastic. I was encouraged and enthused to find out more about social media.

I wish the day was longer – it was all fantastic.

Excellent day course: great for starting social networking.

I enjoyed the day – the practical sessions were particularly useful – we really learn by doing. There was lots of information that was new to me, so I found it very educational.

Very well presented and researched. Clearly Brid and Aisling have lots of experience with social media and that comes across in their presentation. Fun and lighthearted too!

This course has made me think about creating an effective Social Media Policy for my workplace – I now have more tools to make it more effective.

A great day all round as an insight into how to effectively use social media in the professional sphere.

Social Media for Research

Perfect content, presentations so useful to keep and explore. Course had a lovely pace and comfortable dynamic.

I found the wide range of the course most useful – we were exposed to many platforms