Academic staff on the MSc in Information and Library Management at Dublin
Business School (DBS) are active practitioners as well as experienced lecturers.
Programme faculty members include well-known industry experts such as Dr
Christoph Schmidt-Supprian, Dr Clare Thornley, Dr Marta Bustilo, Mark Farrell
and Caitriona Sharkey. This infuses the teaching and learning experience
on the programme with real world industry insights and knowledge. Guest
speakers from the library and information sector are also an integral element
of the programme. The incorporation of a three-week work placement further
strengthens ties with personnel working in the sector. Placements have been
secured in the libraries of Dublin City University, Maynooth University, Dublin
Institute of Technology and many others. Students are also taken on site visits.
In the academic year 2015–16, students visited the National Archive, the
National Library of Ireland and the Digital Resources and Imaging Services
Department of the Library of Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
DBS Library runs an annual library seminar, which is described in more detail
in the article by Marie O’Neill in this issue. The MSc in Information and Library
Management is accredited by the Library Association of Ireland (LAI). Library
Association of Ireland personnel come in to talk to students