National and International Links
DCU Library has institutional membership of a wide range of professional associations both in Ireland and around the world. Nationally the Library has representation on all major university library committees contributing to and influencing the collaborative development of library strategies and direction across the sector. Representation on senior national university and academic library committees is primarily through the Director of Library Services. Library staff are nominated to other national academic committees in accordance with the responsibilities of their post or research interest.
The Library also has representation, through the Director, on relevant international professional bodies in the UK and in Europe. Activity on these international groups focuses on influencing policy makers and raising the profile of higher education and libraries.
Beyond the academic library sector the Director, as a nominee of the HEA, is currently a member of An Chomhairle Leabharlanna. An Chomhairle provides advice and guidance to all Irish local authorities and to the Minister of the Environment on issues relating to public libraries throughout Ireland.
Library Twinning Declaration
In 2009 DCU Library signed a Twinning Declaration with the Technische Universität München. The formalising of cooperation through this agreement will facilitate the exchange of professional information and programmes between the two libraries.