The Chief Officer and Secretary General of the RCB, David Ritchie, has announced that Bryan Whelan will commence work on 12th September 2016 as Assistant Librarian at the RCB Library.
Bryan holds a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Trinity College, and an MA in Library and Information Studies from University College Dublin. He has been working in libraries since 2011, completing projects on digital libraries, social media, web design, and information literacy, and with detailed knowledge of library management systems.
He comes to the RCB Library from the Norma Smurfit Library at the National College of Ireland, where his responsibilities included serial management, implementing the library’s first use of user–testing a new website, and online cataloguing. His previous work experience includes the Library and Archives of the Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge, Dublin, and also retail management in a branch of the book company Waterstone’s.
Particular interests include the nature and role of information literacy in libraries today, how users interact with their library, and how the library reaches out to users. He is a member of the Library Association of Ireland.