Conor Walls - Library & Information professional

Cataloguer at National Library of Ireland

Nationality

Irish

Current location

Ireland

Work category

Admin and Clerical

Education

Masters/PostGrad

I am a Library & Information professional actively seeking work in the library/information field, or related areas.

Able to give presentations, conduct research, assimilate and present information at short notice.

Held a careers seminar for MLIS students, in conjunction with UCD Careers Centre.

Presented to Irish History Students’ Association, 2008.

Conor Walls's Professional Experience

2012 - 2012

National Gallery of Ireland - Intern

Cataloguing, appointments management, research, data entry, dealing with old and rare material.

Key Skills
data
2011 - 2012

National Library of Ireland - Cataloguer

• Cataloguing Ordnance Survey Maps from the 19th and 20th Centuries
• Re – housing the Elmes Topographical collection, which contains prints from the 17th – 20th Centuries; preserving this material and creating space.
• Preserving and cataloguing theatre ephemera from the Holloway Collection; involve finding dates for playbills and organising them by venue, country and year.
• Cataloguing previously unsorted Martyn Turner Collection (political caricatures) using MARC standards with Virtua.
• Other historically significant projects and collections.

Verified
2011 - 2011

Royal College of Physicians - Library Assistant/Cataloguer

Duties:

Cataloguing 18th and 19th Century medical texts, using ALICE.
Handling old texts and materials.
Assisting the Librarian in sorting and organising a large amount of previously un -
catalogued material

2010 - 2011

Dublin Business School - Library Assistant

Duties/ Activities:
Reference desk, including updating holdings records and processing books.
Assisting students & staff with queries,
Receiving fines and other transactions,
Data entry
Photocopying
Shelving
loose -leaf filing,
Acquisitions and processing new books and journals.
Cataloguing &classification.
Familiarity with Legal texts and circulation between different library premises.

Key Skills
data Filing
2010 - 2010

University College - Night Porter

Duties - providing a safe residential environment, maintenance, security and administration of the accommodation facilities.

Key Skills
Administration

Conor Walls's Education and Qualifications

2010

Masters/PostGrad - MLIS, Library & Information

University College Dublin

A high standard of training in library/information tasks, data entry, IT skills, teamwork, project management, presentations, XHTML, information literacy.

2007

Bachelor/Degree - Master of Arts; Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Irish Studies; History &Geography

Postgraduate

2007

Bachelor/Degree - MA, Irish Studies

National University of Ireland, Galway

2006

Bachelor/Degree - BA, History & Geography

National University of Ireland, Galway

Conor Walls's Additional Information

Interests

Information literacy, information technology, social networking, metadata, preservation & cataloguing, Modern Irish & European history.