Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Library Reading List Service Training

This is an introductory training session demonstrating the Library's reading list management service. This service is aimed at lecturers or any teaching/administrative staff involved in reading list provision.

This teaching support service integrates:

  • your readings lists hosted online
  • Blackboard
  • library resources
  • library ordering & article/chapter scanning 

The session will demonstrate the following:

  • creating & editing reading lists online
  • bookmarking/linking to full text
  • structuring lists
  • publishing lists
  • adding lists to Blackboard

PCs will be available for this session. Teaching staff can bring laptops for convenience if preferred.

For more information and a guide see the Reading List page.

Hugo Kelly
Niamh Walsh
Collection Development Librarians
James Hardiman Library

ext: 3359
ext: 2095

Location: Library Training Room    
Time: Wednesday, 10th October 2018

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

CELT Training: Teaching with Technology: Tools for Reflection & Collaboration

In this session, particpants will explore a variety of tools available for use in reflection and collaboration within Blackboard and beyond.Places are limited. Please register here


Location: AM102 in the Arts Millennium Building.    
Time: Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Our Sustainability Journey - Learn Live Lead

As part of the Loving Galway sustainability festival NUIGalway will host a showcase event called 'Our Sustainability Journey'. 

The event will share sustainability related research in a practical and accessible way and demonstrate the relevance of sustainability in everyday living. Through short presentations from community groups, presentations from our research community, displays and music- we want to tell our stories and imagine how we can shape the future.

The event will be opened by NUI Galway President Prof. Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh. Guest speakers on the day will include 3 secondary school students from Colaíste Iognaíd, Galway who were awarded First Prize in the Junior Group Category of the BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2018 for their project on microplastics in drinking water.

This is a free, public event, but due to space restrictions, registration is required.  Please book your tickets here

Location: O' Donoghue Theatre    
Time: Wednesday, 26th September 2018

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Mindfulness for Beginners

All are welcome to Mindfulness for Beginners which is free of charge and open to staff, students and members of the public.

Drop in for one session or attend lots of classes and receive a Certificate of Attendance in December!

The mindfulness teacher is Martina Coyne, a qualified nurse, mid-wife and Montessori Teacher who has been working with mindfulness-based therapy since she began to study in-depth meditation and body-centred therapies in New Mexico in 1994.

She is a qualified mindfulness teacher and ‘mindfulness in schools’ facilitator. Throughout her career she has been working in the area of health and well-being in many different settings ranging from homelessness and addiction to cancer care and student services as well as in private practice where preventative therapy, health promotion, education and self-care have been a common thread.

She is a member of the Mindfulness Association in Scotland and in her current MSc. in Mindfulness studies at the University of Aberdeen, she is developing a modified mindfulness-based intervention for people with anxiety.

Location: AC201 on the concourse     
Time: Tuesday, 25th September 2018

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Scopus Workshop

  • 09:00 - 10:30 A–Z of Scopus
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Scopus Journal Metrics

Booking Required

Location: Room 201, Arts Millennium Building     
Time: Thursday, 27th September 2018

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Procurement Training: Stage 1: Foundation Course: How To Buy

The How to Buy workshop is the Foundation Course in the Procurement Training Calendar and is mandatory for all staff members who have any involvement whatsoever in buying goods/services/works.

This course explains the basic principles of procurement, your duties and obligations when spending University funds, the role of the Procurement and Contracts Office, step by step guide to using the Procurement Policy, Overview of the Quotations/Tendering/Sole Source Processes and when to apply them, how to setup new suppliers, and much more. 

ALL STAFF are required to attend this course every 3 years.

Trainer:   Frances Feeney, Contracts Officer, Procurement and Contracts Office

To register, please visit the Staff Development Website


Location: CA005 - Cairnes     
Time: Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Procurement Training: Stage 2: Managing Quotations/Mini Competition Processes

While the majority of day-to-day purchases are well below tendering threshold values, this does not remove the obligation to seek best value for money, nor does it remove the overriding obligation for openness and transparency.     In addition, many centralised contracts are now setup as Framework Agreements where a “mini-competition” is required to decide which supplier to use.    Whether a quotation or mini-competition process is needed, the principals of running this process are quite similar.    The aim of this workshop is to provide University buyers with an understanding of how to specify requirements, seek quotations/mini-tenders, and evaluate bids while maintaining the goals of attaining value for money and ensuring compliance with the NUI Galway Procurement Policy.  This half day workshop covers all important aspects of the quotation/mini-tender process.  All staff who have responsibility for the activity of purchasing must attend this course. 

Audience:    Staff involved in any aspect of the sourcing of supplies and services or purchasing from current centralized contracts.
Pre-requisite:  To get maximum benefit and an understanding of the basic principles, staff must have the Stage 1 Foundation Training Workshop completed first before attending this course.

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Location: AMB-G065 Training Room, Arts Millennium Building Annexe    
Time: Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Procurement Training: Stage 3: National Tendering

Audience:  Staff must have completed the Stage 1 Procurement Foundation Workshop:  How to Buy    
Specifically designed for staff involved in purchases greater than €25,000.  
National Tendering applies for purchases valued between €25,000 and €209,000.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Government Guidelines
  • What is National Tendering and when does it apply
  • Defining type of procurement – supplies, services, works
  • Examining the procedures (open and restricted)
  • Timelines and Thresholds
  • Understanding the key components of a tender pack:
    • Scope of Requirements
    • Criteria for selection
    • Award criteria 
  • Advertising on etenders
  • Evaluating tenders
  • The award and conclusion stages:
    • Notification letters
    • Award Notice
  • Records to keep

Trainer:  Michael Swan, Greenville Procurement Partners

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Location: AMB-G065 Training Room, Arts Millennium Building Annexe    
Time: Tuesday, 27th November 2018