Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Meet the Rudaí23 Team for 2017

Rudaí 23 is run by a volunteer team from the Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland. This course first ran in 2015-2016 and was accessed by information professionals world-wide. We had so much fun running the course that we decided to do it again. The Western Regional Section of the LAI also holds regular training seminars and networking sessions for our network members in the West of Ireland.

The course will feature guest bloggers again this time but we’d like to introduce you to the team that designed this course, that will support you through each of the 23Things.

Michelle Breen is a librarian at the University of Limerick. Michelle has presented widely on information management and assessment topics and has had her work published in conference proceedings, LIS practitioner literature and in the ISI journal, PORTAL; Libraries and the academy. Michelle is working with Niamh managing the content for the first badge in Rudaí23 and will be keeping an eye on your blog posts throughout the Visual Communicator badge.

Follow Michelle on Twitter @michellebreenUL

Wayne Gibbons is a lecturer in the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway. In 2015 Wayne completed a Masters in Education Degree, specialising in Technology Enhanced Learning. Wayne is currently enrolled on a Doctorate of Education degree with The Open University. His research topic focuses on the implementation of a digital open badges scheme and its effect on learner motivation in higher education. Wayne designed and will manage the digital open badge scheme for Rudaí23. He is also acting as a moderator and academic consultant for the project.

Follow Wayne on Twitter @TheWayneGibbons

Kris Meen is Assistant Librarian Academic Skills and Marketing & Engagement at NUI Galway Library. Kris gained his MLIS at the University of Western Ontario in 2010. Kris will be coordinating the content for the 3rd badge, Critical Thinker and will moderate your blog posts during that badge.

Follow Kris @kristophermeen on Twitter.

Siobhán McGuinness gained her MLIS from University College Dublin in 2013. Siobhan is currently working in a Social Media & Digital Marketing role. Siobhan has been a member of the @uklibchat team since 2014. Siobhán’s committee work includes SLA Europe’s Digital Communication Committee Chair and SLA Leadership and Management Division’s Professional Development Team. Siobhán is part of our communications and marketing team and will also be coordinating the content for the 2nd badge, Online Networker.

Follow Siobhán on Twitter @shivguinn

Niamh O’Donovan is a Library Assistant with Galway County and City Library Service. She is the project manager for the Rudaí23 initiative. Niamh will be keeping an eye on things throughout the course to make sure it all runs smoothly. In addition to this, Niamh is working with Michelle managing the content for the first badge in Rudaí23 and will be keeping an eye on your blog posts throughout the Visual Communicator badge.

Follow Niamh on Twitter @niamhodonovan

Saoirse Reynolds is a Library Assistant in Maynooth University Library working between Special Collection & Archives & The Russell Library and General Collections & Finance. Saoirse is currently enrolled in MA Information and Library Studies with Aberystwyth University through distance learning. Saoirse is a Communications Officer with the Western Regional Section of the LAI. Saoirse is part of our communications, social media and marketing team for Rudaí23. Saoirse is always ready to help with your queries throughout the course.

Follow Saoirse on Twitter @seeershy

Stephanie Ronan is an information professional and provides the library services to the Marine Institute in Galway. Stephanie is the current Chair of the WRSLAI, the LAI section to which the library staff in this project mainly affiliate. Stephanie and Niamh earned their Associateship to the LAI following their work with the first Rudaí23 and their professional development to date. Stephanie will be coordinating the content in our 4th badge Engaged Professional and will be guiding participants through the tasks in that section.

Follow Stephanie on Twitter @stephanieronan

That's the Rudaí23 team for 2017/2018 and we can't wait to get started on our programme of Things next week. You can still sign up for the free Rudaí23 course by adding your name to our blog for email updates 


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