New Project: Embedding Digital Literacies in HEIs

I recently began a new position as the DARIAH Ireland Postdoctoral Researcher. I am based in the discipline of digital arts and humanities in University College Cork. The project, Embedding Digital Literacies in HEIs, is headed by Dr Orla Murphy, director of the digital arts and humanities programmes in UCC. DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for … Read more

Did the Dog Eat Your Empathy?

In the past academic year alone students have come to me about a range of issues that have effected their performance and attendance in my modules: bereavement, physical illness, mental illness, coming out to their families and friends, pregnancy, financial struggle, work commitments due to financial struggles, sexual assault, homesickness, relationship break-ups. None of my … Read more

Staffless Libraries in Ireland: A Brief Appreciation of Librarians

Former minister Mary O’Rourke penned an open letter to Simon Coveney regarding plans to roll out staffless libraries across Ireland. It’s worth a read, and I certainly think it’s worth putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and writing Minister Coveney a few more letters to complain about what most certainly is a daft idea. … Read more