Consortium of National and University Libraries

Membership and Roles

CONUL Training & Development is in the privileged position to work across the island of Ireland in support of staff training and development with Committee membership drawn from every CONUL institution.

The roles of Chair and Deputy Chair rotate annually among the committee members.  The rotation is based on institutional name (A-Z).  The other committee roles are by nomination within the Committee and are reviewed annually.


Institution Member Committee Role
Dublin City University

Ellen Breen

The Library, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland

Tel +353 1 700 5210

Programme Evaluation Coordinator
Maynooth University

Lorna Dodd

The Library, NUI, Maynooth, Co.Kildare, Ireland

Tel. +353 1 708 6447

 Chair, 2020 CONUL Conference
National Library of Ireland

Elizabeth Kirwan

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel. +353 1 603 0370

Minute Secretary
National University of Ireland, Galway

Ann Mitchell

James Hardiman Library, NUI, Galway, Ireland

Tel. +353 91 492738

CONUL Training & Development Research Award Coordinator
Queens University Belfast

Sally Bridge

McClay Library
Queen’s University Belfast
10 College Park, Belfast, BT7 1LP, NI

Tel: +44 28 9097 6145

Website Editor
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Kathryn Smith

RCSI Library
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 402 2226

Chair, 2019 CONUL ERASMUS Staff Week

CONUL T&D Representative to CONUL SIG

Royal Irish Academy

Bernadette Cunningham

Library, Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel. +353 1 609 0602


Chair, CONUL Training & Development


Technological University Dublin

Brendan Devlin

The Library, Technological University Dublin, Lower Kevin Street, Dublin 8 Ireland

Tel +353 1 402 4631

Substitute Minute Secretary
Trinity College Dublin

Jessie Kurtz

The Library, Trinity College Dublin, College Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel. + 353 1 896 1652

Deputy Chair, CONUL Training & Development


University College Cork

Donna Ó Doibhlin

Boole Library, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Tel. +353 21 4901526

Library Assistant Award Coordinator 
University College Dublin

Peter Hickey

The Library, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Tel. +353 1 716 7355

External Liaison and Communication
University of Limerick

Ciara McCaffrey

Library and Information Services, Glucksman Library,
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Tel:   +353 61 202168

Programme Coordinator, 2020 CONUL Conference
University of Ulster

Ciaran Cregan

University of Ulster Magee Campus, Northland Road, Londonderry, BT48 7JL, NI

Tel. +44 28 71675256

Web Editor