Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Survey shows that citizens regard Libraries as more important than Air quality

In the  VitalSigns survey, conducted by the Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI), and published on Wednesday, respondents reported  Libraries as being of great importance to them, even ahead of Air quality.
The Respondents to the Citizens’ Survey reported the following issues as being the top ten most important issues to them out of 119 options:
1. The quality of the education system
2. Literacy levels
3. Universities and third level education
4. Early childhood development
5. Libraries and reading
6. Air quality
7. Numeracy levels
8. Home life of children and young people
9. Educational attainment rates
10. Lifelong learning

 The report’s author, Ruth Cullen, said the survey’s overall findings were positive:
“Our main priorities are learning, environment and young people, and these are all forward-thinking sustainable priorities, and a welcome change to the fast living and reckless decision-making of the recent past.”

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The School of Humanities Public Lecture Series 2013 - Galway City Library

You are warmly invited to The School of Humanities Public Lecture Series 2013


Film Theory for Television Viewers” Wednesday 16th January – 6.30pm
Venue:  Galway City Library, Augustine Street.The first lecture in the series will be given by  Prof Rod Stoneman, Huston School of Film & Digital Media


Thursday, January 03, 2013

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013

Books are nominated for the Award by public libraries in cities throughout the world, making the Award truly international and making the longlist unique in its coverage of international fiction.
Participating libraries can nominate up to three novels each year for the Award.
If you would like to propose a novel which you feel that Galway County Library should nominate for the award, please send details of the novel to
In order to be eligible for consideration for the 2013 Award a novel must have been: first published in English between 1st January 2012 and 31st December 2013, both dates inclusive, or first published in a language other than English between 1st January 2008 and 31st December 2012 and first published in English translation between 1st January 2012 and 31st December 2012 (all dates inclusive).