Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Current CCAM library displays

We are getting behind the creative arts theme with three displays at the moment in the library. Pop-in and peruse...

Display Cabinet - Eimear Jean McCormack 

Our very own Eimear Jean McCormack who has recently graduated with an MA in Graphic Design. Eimear
Jean has kindly lent the library some of her work for display. The projects are titled An Outsider's Potrait and Colour and Space and the medium is silkscreen, hand bound and inkjet.

Table - Library Ireland Week

Library Ireland Week 2016 -Libraries: Empowering through Online Access.

We've taken the opportunity to highlight some of the online content the library provides - we have a large collection of e-books, e-journals, newspapers and databases.

The CUAL repository is another handy online resource - CUAL makes research by staff and students at the three institutes (GMIT, Letterkenny IT and Sligo IT) available to the academic, business and wider communities in the Connacht-Ulster Region of Ireland -

And don't forget ... 

Behind the desk - Graduate Profile 

Katie Moore a visual artist based in the west of Ireland. Katie uses textiles, stitching and installation in
addition to drawing and video to create visual experiences of the world. She is a recent graduate of CCAM with a first class honours in Design in Textile. We have information from her past and current exhibitions, her thesis and a copy of Paper Bloom a permanent documentation of her Jackie Clarke Collection Residency to Commemorate 1916.

Come in a take a look....

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lunchtime talk in Mayo Campus Library today.

Don't forget our library lunch time talk in @GMITMayoCampus today.

It's Library Ireland Week...

GMIT Libraries have access to thousands of books, articles, magazines, theses, conference proceedings and more online at 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Free Online Trial to Who's Who

Our latest free trial is Who’s Who & Who Was Who.

Who's Who, is the leading source of up-to-date information about over 33,000 influential people from all walks of life, worldwide, who have left their mark on British public life.
Who Was Who is an invaluable historical archive that collects together the entries of over 100,000 people, now deceased, who were included in previous editions of Who's Who.

Containing autobiographical listings of senior politicians, judges, civil servants, and notable figures from the arts, academia, and other areas, it is an invaluable research tool and unique way of measuring social change.

Learn more about Who's Who and Who Was Who user-friendly functionality  and how it can help you organize and manage your research journey.

Slán Carmel

Carmel Kavanagh retires from GMIT after twelve years of service in the library. Most of that time was spent in CCAM Library.

Carmel’s interest in and enthusiasm for art and artistic work meant she was a great representative for the library service. Her own natural curiosity helped her research topics of interest for students and staff alike. 

Carmel’s warm personality and sense of humour will be missed by all. 

 Go n-éirí an bóthar leat...

Explore Your Archive week


The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARAI) is running Explore Your Archive week until next Sunday.

Explore Your Archive is a joint campaign delivered by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association across the UK and Ireland. It aims to showcase the unique potential of archives to excite people, bring communities together, and tell amazing stories.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Free Online Trial to Oxford Reference Library

Start your research journey with an online collection of in-depth, specialist content from Oxford's award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions, as well as a critical selection of scholarly works from their publishing partners. 

Each title is fully cross-searchable with a variety of supplemental content including 300,000+ free subject overview pages and 275 unparalleled historic timelines.

To learn more about Oxford Reference and the content you have access to, please visit the About page

Take a tour of the product and learn how its user friendly functionality can help you organize and manage your research journey.

The trial is available from on campus until the 17th December 2016.

If you have any questions about Oxford Reference Library, please get in touch. 

Our very own Dr Shirley Wrynn

Exhibition: Peopling the Irish Revolution

Call-in a view our latest exhibition exploring the links between the GMIT community of staff and students and those involved in the revolutionary period.

From Tuesday 15th November to Friday 23rd December

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CCAM Graduate Profiles

First up is Katie Moore 

Katie completed her BA in Design in Textiles in 2015, she is a visual artist based in the West of Ireland.

Her most recent works include Nothing was left to chance, Everything was clinical, a solo exhibition at the Custom House Studios and Gallery, Westport and Paper Bloom, an exhibition resulting from a residency in commemoration of the 1916 Rising.


"Case Studies of the 1916 Rising" Exhibition

The Exhibition "Case Studies of the 1916 Rising" from the Military Archives is now on display in our Galway campus library until 30th November 2016.

This exhibition  is series of 14 panels covering aspects of the Easter Rising. It highlights the major events on the panel fronts with the case studies on the back.

Pop-in at your convenience and have a gander!

Wednesday's Library Ireland Week talk is...