Thursday, 27 March 2014

Young Archaeologists Conference at IT Sligo

The Association of Young Archaeologists of Ireland (AYAI) are holding their annual conference in IT Sligo this weekend from 28th -30th March.

Papers to be presented cover a wide area of archaeological interest from research on the local archaeological site of Knocknarea to international sites of the Iberian Peninsula and Siberia.

This event is free to attend.
For more information or to register for the conference click here

Thursday, 13 March 2014

St. Patricks Day

Yeats Library opening times this weekend:

Open Saturday, 15th March, from 10am-2pm
Closed Bank Holiday Monday, 17th March

"Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh"

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014

Seanfhocail na hÉireann - Old Irish Sayings:

Eochair feasa foghlaim - Learning is the key to knowledge
Beatha teanga í a labhairt - The life of a language is to speak it

Why not try a few words as Gaeilge this week to celebrate the Irish language during Seachtain na Gaeilge:

Conas atá tú? - How are you? 
Tá mé go maith - I am fine                
Go raibh maith agat - Thank you              
Slán - Goodbye      
There are more seanfhocail on display at the library information desk.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Book launch in the library on World Book Day!

front coverNegotiating Legitimacy - Rituals and Reflection in Schools
by Robert Hamm

A book launch for the above title will take place in the Library Social Zone this evening, 6th March, at 5.30pm.

A brief overview of the book by the author:
The book has been published on the basis of my research project on reflection processes of primary school teachers. The research was carried out between 2010 and 2013 and there has been an abundance of material collected during the project. In the book I have condensed certain elements of the research:
- a comprehensive overview on theory of rituals in school,
- the suggestion to ask questions not of rituals, but of the actors in rituals,
- the importance to understand reflection as a social act and negotiation of legitimacy of defining, articulating and shaping reality,
- the problem of critically reflecting on ritual practices in institutional contexts,
- the need for critical questions as a route to consciously enacting alternatives.
There is also a webpage set up where you can find further information on the book and the
All are welcome to attend this informal event.

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a day in which the reading of books is celebrated and encouraged throughout Ireland and the UK.

Are there many books in your house unread?
A survey published today in the British Telegraph found that Half of books in homes remain unread.
Time to start reading...