Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Supernatural influences

A collection of items from the Yeats Library's Special Collections is currently on exhitbition in the library. The theme of this exhibition is the supernatural and it's influence on writers, poets, and artists in their creative works- from the fairies of folklore to the vampires of gothic horror.

Items include:
The Celtic twilight: men and women, dhouls and faeries by W. B Yeats, a 1st edition based on local folklore from Sligo

The Fairies, poem by William Allingham (who was from Ballyshannon)
Gothic horror novels by Bram Stoker (whose mother had lived in Sligo)including Dracula, Dracula's Guest and The Snake’ Pass
Images of gothic art including The Last Detail from the artist Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1510), taken from the Anne Yeats Art Collection.
These items can be viewed in the Special Collections Exhbition area just inside the entrance doors to the Social Zone.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Royal Irish Academy Exhibition

The Yeats Library, Institute of Technology, Sligo is delighted to
host The Royal Irish Academy Library’s successful exhibition, ‘Mapping Urban Ireland’.

The exhibition has been planned in association with the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project at the Royal Irish Academy and is of particular interest, as the ‘Irish historic towns atlas’ was published in 2012 for Sligo.

You are invited to view the exhibition which will be held on the Info Zone of the Yeats Library from Wednesday 14th November until the end of the month.  The historic maps of Sligo will also be on display during this period.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Library Week 2012

Library Week 2012 runs from November 12th-18th and this year the theme is the role of libraries, librarians and information professionals in the promotion and support of literacy and learning.

Check out the Study Skills page on the Yeats Library website to learn more on information literacy, web literacy and useful information tools to help you with your study.

Also, see the Yeats Library Moodle site topics- Thinking and Researching and Writing and Referencing for informaion on researching, writing and presenting techniques.

Friday, 9 November 2012


Congratulations to all those who graduated at the IT, Sligo
conferring cermonies yesterday and today.

Well done and best of luck with your chosen careers and/or further studies.

From the Yeats Library Staff.