LILAC 2010 (The Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference) hosted by Library Network Support Services will take place at the Limerick Strand Hotel, 29th-31st March 2010. The Strand Hotel is now fully booked. The nearby Clarion Hotel have significantly reduced their rates for delegates, and the CSG Information Literacy Group have added a further subsidy. See Accommodation for more details.
Wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel for delegates who bring laptops.
Limerick City is magnificently sited on one of Europe’s finest rivers, the beautiful Shannon, where its fresh waters meet the salt waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Its history stretches back 800 years. Limerick city is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland with a population of approx 91000 and is an important centre of higher education in Ireland with a student population of over 20,000 attending the main education establishments of the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College as well as other smaller education providers.
A sporting city, Limerick is home to a world famous rugby team (Munster). The city has an active arts scene and is home to EV+A Ireland’s pre-eminent annual exhibition of contemporary art now in its 33rd year. The city has a lively and active music scene which has produced bands such as The Cranberries. It is the also the setting for Frank McCourt’s memoir Angela's Ashes and the film adaptation.
The city has a thriving theatre scene and is birthplace of actor Richard Harris and writer Kate O' Brien. For further information visit the Limerick official tourist site http://www.visitlimerick.com/
Sunday 28 March, 4pm-5pm:
International Welcome. Special event for delegates travelling from outside the British Isles. A traditional 'Irish Tea' at the Terrace Cafe, Strand Hotel.
Monday 29 March, 7pm:
Celtic Night Networking Event at Limerick Institute of Technology School of Art and Design.
Tuesday 30 March, 7pm:
Conference dinner and CSG Information Literacy Award at Dromoland Castle.
Wednesday 31 March, afternoon:
See more of Limerick with optional excursions after the conference closes. Take a Historical Walking Tour of Limerick, or visit King John's Castle. For details visit Programme.
Library Network Support Services (LNSS) is a collaboration of the Shannon Consortium libraries of LIT, UL, IT Tralee and Mary Immaculate College, with LIT as the lead institution. Its aim is to introduce and champion dynamic information literacy and library staff development initiatives across Shannon Consortium libraries.
See How to get to LILAC for more information about travel to Limerick.