Thanks to all who joined us for our Annual Bord Bia Library Week event yesterday. If you didn’t make it down, don’t worry we have you covered, you can access the morning’s presentations here: T:\IT\PM\mairead mckeown 27.11.17



Key Speaker takeaways:

Reflections on Information Literacy Training – Tara Mc Carthy

  • Information literacy is a key set of skills and abilities that can change information behaviour for the better
  • Why?
  • Because it helps you find more relevant information, faster and enables you do your job better


When Consumers know, brands grow – Brian O’Connor, Senior Consumer Analyst, Mintel

  • Good information plays a critical role in brand growth
  • Why?
  • Provenance – detailed provenance information can romance, but credibility is key to establishing trust
  • On-pack communication – There’s ample scope for brands to focus on purity and consumer safety reassurance through on-pack communication
  • Clarity – Consumers are more likely to trust brands when messaging and claims are succinct and clearly understood

 Fake news, misinformation and disinformation – how to un-robe a wolf in sheep’s clothing – Mairéad Mc Keown:

  • Good decisions are based on good information
  • Practice the IFLA’s 8 step guide to spotting Fake News 
  • Why?
  • Because critical thinking is the best defence again the spread of Fake News & the spread of other problematic information

Treasures & Trivia from Bord Bia’s past – Sorcha Connaughton:

  • If in doubt don’t throw it out, pass your old information resources to the library
  • Why?
  • Captures memories of reputation, products & people
  • Acts as a catalyst for new ideas

Stealing great ideas for a better future – Amy Bond:

  • Get out of your day to day routine to seek and share ideas on best practice
  • Why?
  • These experiences allow you to steal great ideas for a better future



During the course of the week we’ll be delivering our next edition of Your Library News AND we’ll be launching a series of Library guides on good thinking in relation to: Getting the most out of your groundwork, Great free images, Copyright, Fake News, Managing your digital life, Writing a great FoodAlert and Bibliotherapy…...


The 'I heart the library bags' will also be on sale today and again on Friday in the canteen when the lunch vouchers go on sale, make sure to drop down and bag yourself a bag for just €2, because when they’re gone, they’re gone! All proceeds will be donated to Fighting Words charity.


A big shout out to Peter in IT for all his help with IT stuff and Michelle and Patricia for the best breakfast in town!


And finally congratulations to Alice Mc Glynn on winning our €50 book voucher.


We’ll be in touch again during the week, The Insight Team