Library Structure, Strategy & Statistics      

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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

John McDonough
 - University Librarian

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

Associate Director, Miriam Corcoran


Mary Kiely; Amanda Halpin; David Power; Dan Seery; Betty Bowden; Claire Mason; Mary McDonnell; Colette Griffin; Darragh Wilson; Ramune Kuzminiene; Michelle Rolston


Michaela Hollywood; Tony Griffin; Orlaith Casey; 


Samantha Groves

Public Services & Outreach

Associate Director, Orla Nic Aodha

Outreach - Janice Hill

Public Services - Shauna McDermott;

     Reception & Issue Desks
     Marie Doyle; Nuala Murray; Taylor Algeier-Follet; Gillian Beckett; Paschal Blake; Stephanie Collins; Patrick Dennan; Sophie Dowling; Paraic Elliot; Lucinda Jacob; Angela Laddaga; Ruairi McCallan; Helen McKeever; Siobhan Nolan; Susan O'Kelly; Siofra O'Loughlin; Colm Priestley; Barbara Romas; Sharon Ryan; Doug Suffield; Julie Whyte

     Information Services
     Aoife Murphy; Grace O'Connor; Billy Kendrick; Paraic Elliot; Ruth Concannon

     Library Attendants
     Frances Burke; Dolores Cahill;  Erica Cantwell; Michelle Ennis; Roisin Flynn; Carol Kinsella;  Deirdre McGivney;  Therese Savage; Sonia Seery; Deborah Smith; Megan Smith; Anna Zieba-McLoughlin;

    Estates & Health & Safety
    Cliona Ni Liathain

Research & Teaching
Research & Teaching 

Ellen Breen - Associate Director 



Lisa Callaghan 

Information & Digital Literacy Coordinator

  • School of Computing
  • School of Electronic Engineering
  • School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering



Fran Callaghan - Research Communications Librarian



Celine Campbell 

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




Ronan Cox 

  • Business School
  • Open Education - IT & Postgraduate Programmes



Alex Kouker 

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



Geraldine McNamara

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


Sue Miller 

  • 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  

  • School of English
  • Fiontar and Scoil na Gaeilge
  • School of History & Geography
  • School of Theology, Philosophy & Music
  • Open Education - Humanities Programmes 

Mags Lehane - Senior Library Assistant

Elis O'Neill - Senior Library Assistant 

Tommy Murtagh - Library Assistant 


Special Collections & Archives

Associate Director - David Meehan

Liam O'Dwyer; June Rooney; Joe Dooley; Gordon Kennedy