The Therese Brady Library will close for the Christmas and New Year holidays on Friday December 19th and will re-open Tuesday Jan 6th 2015
Students, staff and library members are advised to return any due material and borrow any required items before this date. Students, staff and external members are reminded you will still be able to access the library’s electronic resources by logging in to MyAthens via the electronic resources page on the library section of the website.
We would like to wish you all a very merry christmas and a happy new year.
An average of 28,000 people die in Ireland each year and it is estimated that for each death ten people are directly impacted. For the bereaved Christmas, particularly the first Christmas following the loss of a loved one can be an especially difficult time.
The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Bereavement Education Resource centre has a number of information leaflets on coping with bereavement including a leaflet on ‘Coping with Christmas when you are bereaved‘ which can be downloaded from the bereaved.ie website HERE
The leaflet includes suggested reading material for those who are bereaved over the holidays including;
Miller J.E., (1996) How will I get through the Holidays? 12 ideas for those whose loved one has died
Noel, B. (2003) Surviving Holidays, Birthdays and Anniversaries
Wolfeld, A.D. and Smith, H.I. (1999) A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss while Others are Celebrating
These books are all available to borrow from the Thérèse Brady Library. The bereaved.ie website also features information and advice for bereaved people and those supporting them including short videos on grief.
This short video on Living with loss features four Irish people sharing their experiences of bereavement
Copies of the Irish Hospice Foundation leaflets are available directly from the Irish Hospice Foundation by calling 01 6793188 and queries about the Thérèse Brady Library’s public loan facilities can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
This week marks the seventh annual Library Ireland Week which runs from Nov 12th to 18th. Library Ireland Week provides a yearly showcase for the work of libraries, librarians and information professionals.
The theme this year is ‘Libraries for literacy; everyday, everyway‘ and the focus is on the many and varied ways libraries promote and develop literacy and learning. The Therese Brady Library’s resources aim to develop, enhance and support the information literacy skills and learning of staff and students of the Irish Hospice Foundation as well as providing access to reliable information and supportive reading material on bereavement for the public.
Staff and students of the Irish Hospice Foundation can book in for a short library fix session to brush up on their information skills. These sessions cover anything from effectively using the library catalogue and literature searching to setting up personal searches and alerts, getting the most out of searching the internet or just finding out more about the range of resources available from the library. Contact Laura in the library to book a session email@example.com
Other events and literacy inputs are taking place in libraries all around the country, you can browse a listing HERE
The Library will be in use for tutorial groups from 9 am until 4.30 pm on Thursday April 19th so will not be accessible to visitors.
Library users needing to return books may still do so but study facilities and access to the collection will not be available. Library members can reserve or renew library items through the online catalogue using your library reader and PIN number. If you need to borrow items or have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org