Writers @ Write by the Sea 2017
Kieran is a native of Charleville, North Cork. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology (2001) and Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Sociology (1999) from NUI Maynooth. Kieran also obtained a Higher Diploma in Library and Information Studies (2005) from UCD and a Higher Diploma in Applied Computing (2012) from WIT. He has over 10 years’ experience of working in libraries and has been working at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries since April 2007. Kieran currently fulfils the role of Developmental Librarian at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries. He is responsible for the development of existing and new library services and resources for WIT’s students, staff and the local community. Kieran supervises the curation and digitisation of special collections housed in WIT, including the Christ Church Cathedral collection, Graves & Sons shipping archive, Red Kettle Archive, Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador studies and the Justice for Magdalene’s archive amongst others. Through partnerships, he has been able to devise and manage numerous library outreach programmes, including a ‘Homework access club’ for secondary school students and educational exhibitions on the Holocaust and American Civil Rights Movement.