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DCU Library encompasses the Library’s collections, services, expertise and spaces at O’Reilly Library, DCU Glasnevin Campus and Cregan Library, DCU St Patrick’s Campus and across all DCU campuses through our digital collections. DCU is Ireland’s University of Enterprise and this ethos is reflected in our services and collections, which are resources to enable learning, teaching, research and public engagement.
                       

The directorates within DCU Library (Research & Teaching, Collections, Systems & Administration, Public Services & Outreach, Special Collections & Archives) manage collections of immense diversity, from world-class digital services to unique historic items and extensive collections of modern Irish art.            

Library Management Team

 

Christopher Pressler - University Librarian

Christopher Pressler is University Librarian at Dublin City University, where he is also Director of the Irish Modern Archives Research Centre. He has previously held the post of University Librarian at London, Nottingham and Dartington. He co-founded DART-Europe, the European portal for doctoral e- theses with UCL and established the UK’s national Research Communications Centre. He contributes to many Irish and international organisations. In 2014 he was commissioned to write the National Digitisation Review for RLUK and in 2016, Ireland's Memory. Ireland's Discovery, the CONUL Strategy.

Christopher is Chair of the CONUL Strategy Implementation Group, Vice-Chair of the SCONUL Content Strategy Group, a member of the Board of CONUL, the Board of SCONUL, the LIBER Open Access Working Group, the Jisc Digital Archival Collections Advisory Group, the Open Access Special Collections Group and the Irish Universities Association Librarian’s Group. He is Co-Chair of DART-Europe, Deputy Chair of Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts and Chair of the Irish Research Electronic Library Steering Group.

Christopher read Modern History at Queen's University Belfast and has studied at Nottingham Trent University, the University of Sheffield and Dublin City University where his research field is the history of international relations. He has published two monographs on the special collections of the University of London, Senate House Library and Director’s Choice and has written two novels, Canning Circus, and 94 Degrees in the Shade. He has been commissioned for two further novels, The Notes, which is the story of Benjamin Britten and The Liberties, which is a family drama set in Dublin. Christopher has served on the Board of the Irish Writers Centre and is a member of the Society of Authors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

 

 

Ellen Breen - Associate Director Research & Teaching

 

 

Miriam Corcoran - Associate Director, Collections, Systems & Administration

 

 

David Meehan - Associate Director, Special Collections & Archives

David is Associate Director for Special Collections & Archives at DCU Library since October 2016. Prior to that he was Head of Library Services for six years at the Mater Dei Institute of Education, and for 12 years before that held a variety of posts in DCU Library, including liaising with students and staff of the Business School, Fiontar and the School of Law and Government. 

David is Chair of the Rare Books Group of the Library Association of Ireland and sits on CONUL's Regulatory Affairs Sub-Committee. He has a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Masters in Library and Information Studies, both from UCD. He is also an Associate of the Library Association of Ireland.

 

 

Orla Nic Aodha - Associate Director, Public Services & Outreach

Orla is Associate Director of Public Services and Outreach since October 2016. Prior to that Orla was the Head Librarian in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. Other positions include Assistant Librarian in the School Of Celtic Studies, as part of the Institute for Advanced Studies. Orla has a degree in Irish and History from NUI Maynooth and an MA in Irish. She wrote her theses on the Irish novelist Máirtín Ó Cadhain, alumni of St. Patrick's College. She has a Diploma in Employee Relations and Human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland and recently completed the ECIU Leadership Development Programme.

Orla is chair of CONUL’s Customer Services Group and Associate member of the Library Association of Ireland.

Orla is a member of GlasDrum, a non-profit organisation, which works in partnership with local and national organisations to programme arts and cultural experiences for the people of Glasnevin and Drumcondra and a member of the Equality Committee of IFUT (the Irish Federation of University Teachers). 

  

Collections, Systems  & Administration


Collections, Systems & Administration
 

Miriam Corcoran - Associate Director

 

 

Amanda Halpin - Electronic Resources & Serials Manager 

 

Michaela Hollywood - Systems Librarian 

 

Mary Kiely - Cataloguing & Acquisitions Librarian 

 

Eileen Corbett - Cataloguing Librarian 

 

Tony Griffin - Senior Library Assistant, Systems  

 

Samantha Groves - Senior Library Assistant, Administration

 

David Power - Senior Library Assistant, Collections 

 

Betty Bowden - Library Assistant, Acquisitions 

 

Orlaith Casey - Library Assistant, Systems 

 

Colette Griffin - Library Assistant, Acquisitions

 

Darragh Wilson - Library Assistant, Electronic Resources & Serials   

 

Claire Mason - Library Assistant, Cataloguing  

 

Ramune Kuzminiene - Library Assistant, Electronic Resources & Serials

 

Grace O'Connor - Library Assistant, Preparation

 

Dan Seery - Library Assistant, Acquisitions

 

Public Services & Outreach



Public Services & Outreach

Orla Nic Aodha   -   Associate Director

Orla is Associate Director of Public Services and Outreach since October 2016. Prior to that Orla was the Head Librarian in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. Other positions include Assistant Librarian in the School Of Celtic Studies, as part of the Institute for Advanced Studies. Orla has a degree in Irish and History from NUI Maynooth and an MA in Irish. She wrote her theses on the Irish novelist Máirtín Ó Cadhain, alumni of St. Patrick's College. She has a Diploma in Employee Relations and Human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland and recently completed the ECIU Leadership Development Programme.

Orla is chair of CONUL’s Customer Services Group and Associate member of the Library Association of Ireland.

Orla is a member of GlasDrum, a non-profit organisation, which works in partnership with local and national organisations to programme arts and cultural experiences for the people of Glasnevin and Drumcondra and a member of the Equality Committee of IFUT (the Irish Federation of University Teachers). 

 

Janice Hill   -   Outreach Librarian

Janice is Outreach Librarian since October 2016. Janice has worked in several roles in DCU Library,  her most recent was Subject Librarian for the Faculty of Computing & Engineering. Janice manages the library website, social media, events, markeing & promotion. Janice is a member of the CONUL group, Communications & Outreach.

 

Shauna McDermott   -   Public Services Manager 

 Marie Doyle - Senior Library Assistant, Reception / Issue Desk Supervisor; O'Reilly Library
 

Nuala Murray - Senior Library Assistant, Reception / Issue Desk Supervisor; Cregan Library

 

Aoife Murphy - Senior Library Assistant, Information Services Supervisor; O'Reilly Library

 

Library Assistants

Library Attendants
 

Gillian Beckett - Reception Desk; Cregan Library

Frances Burke - O'Reilly Library

 Paschal Blake - Reception Desk; Cregan Library Stephanie Collins - O'Reilly Library
 Sophie Dowling - Reception Desk; Cregan Library Parick Dennan - O'Reilly Library
 Paraic Elliott - Information Services & Issue Desk; O'Reilly LibraryMichelle Ennis -  O'Reilly Library  
 Lucinda Jacob -  Reception Desk; Cregan Library Carol Kinsella - O'Reilly Library
 Gordon Kennedy -  Reception Desk; Cregan Library Vacant - Cregan Library 
 Billy Kenrick -  Information Services; Cregan Library Sarah Nagle - Cregan Library 
 Vacant -  Reception / Issue Desk; O'Reilly Library Siofra O'Loughlin - Cregan Library 
 Mary McDonnell  -  Information Services & Issue Desk; O'Reilly Library Sonia Seery -  O'Reilly Library 
 Mathieu Leguet -  Reception / Issue Desks; O'Reilly LibraryDeborah Smith - O'Reilly Library  
 Kelly McGuinness  -  Reception / Issue Desks; O'Reilly Library Paula Stone - Cregan Library  
 Helen McKeever -  Reception Desk; Cregan Library Paul Thorne - Cregan Library  
 Vacant -  Information Services & Inter Library Loans; O'Reilly Library  
 Eilís Ní Raghallaigh -  Information Services; Cregan Library  
 Siobhan Nolan -  Reception Desk; Cregan Library 
 Grace O'Connor - Estates/ Building maintenance
 Colm Priestley -  Reception Desk; Cregan Library 
 Michelle Rolston - Reception / Issue Desks; O'Reilly Library 
 Sharon Ryan -  Reception / Issue Desks; O'Reilly Library 
 Julie Whyte -  Reception / Issue Desks; O'Reilly Library 
  
  
   

  

 

Research & Teaching

Research & Teaching 
 

Ellen Breen - Associate Director 

 

 

Lisa Callaghan - Science Librarian

  • School of Biotechnology
  • School of Chemical Sciences
  • School of Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Physical Sciences  

 

 

Fran Callaghan - Research Communications Librarian

 

 

Celine Campbell - Nursing Librarian 

  • School of Nursing and Human Sciences
  • School of Health and Human Performance 

 

 

 

Vacant - Business Librarian 

 

 

Alex Kouker - Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian

  • School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
  • School of Communications
  • School of Law & Government

 

 

 

Aisling McDermott - Computing & Engineering Librarian

 

 

Aisling McDermott - Open Education Librarian

 

 

Sue Millar - Education Librarian 

  • School of Arts Education & Movement
  • School of Human Development
  • School of Inclusive and Special Education
  • School of Language, Literacy and Early Childhood
  • School of Policy and Practice
  • School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies

 

 

Victoria Smyth - Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian 

  • School of English
  • Fiontar and Scoil na Gaeilge
  • School of History & Geography
  • School of Theology, Philosophy & Music

 

 

Mags Lehane - Senior Library Assistant, Research & Teaching

 

 

Tommy Murtagh - Library Assistant, Research & Teaching

 

   

Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections   & Archives
 

David Meehan - Associate Director

David is Associate Director for Special Collections & Archives at DCU Library since October 2016. Prior to that he was Head of Library Services for six years at the Mater Dei Institute of Education, and for 12 years before that held a variety of posts in DCU Library, including liaising with students and staff of the Business School, Fiontar and the School of Law and Government. 

David is Chair of the Rare Books Group of the Library Association of Ireland and sits on CONUL's Regulatory Affairs Sub-Committee. He has a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Masters in Library and Information Studies, both from UCD. He is also an Associate of the Library Association of Ireland.

 

 

 

Liam O'Dwyer - Special Collections & Digital Humanities Librarian

 

 

Joe Dooley - Library Assistant