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Magazines – What are held here?

Irish Garden Magazine cover

The Business Information Centre has in excess of 160 magazine titles in print, including some of the newest and most topical editions – fancy browsing through TIME magazine or Business and Finance to find the latest current affair issues or something more local such as tending and nurturing your garden with The Irish Garden.

This collection includes a wide variety of subjects encompassing both business and general reference material. Are you interested in any of these topics?

accountancy, agriculture, arts, banking, building, business, education, employment, EU, finance, franchising, health, law, marketing, management, tourism, and training and gardening, angling, auto and wildlife many many more besides…

Start Off - Start Up - Start Now - Start Here

Go for it - start a businessAre you thinking of starting a business?

Once again this year, Dublin City Public Libraries in association with Dublin City Enterprise Board will run the Start Your Own Business Spring Programme 2014, from Thursday, 10 April – 15 May, 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm with a different speaker delivering each workshop. This year the focus is on “Getting Started” and covers a diverse range of topics pertinent to starting a business – An Introduction to Self Employment , Ideas Generation and Market Research, Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing Strategy, Financing Your Business and Writing the winning Business Plan.

What is ideal about this programme is that each lecture is a unit within itself and covers a different aspect of starting a business - this is great as it allows you pick and chose which lectures interest you.

The Value of Accessing a Magazine

Time Magazine cover

What is an online magazine? An online magazine – ejournal - is a resource allowing up-to-the-minute articles be published and  distributed world wide in seconds via electronic transmission.  Menu driven databases are easily searchable with a title, date, and keyword option available. This saves times for researchers, journalists, students, teachers etc as the tedious work of trawling through endless magazines (in hard copy) to locate a subject topic no longer exists.  The library bears the brunt of any cost implications involved in subscribing to these ejournals as they are free to use by the public -just 20c per page for black and white print outs. Saving to a memory stick is not permitted due to licence agreements.

What ejournals do we have? The Business Information Centre provides access to a large number of ejournals via our subscription to 3 ejournal providers – Emerald, European Business ASAP – Infotrac and JSTOR.

More Career & Development Workshops

Various occupations represented by people

The Business & Reference Centre are holding 2 Career & Development workshops in January. Have you secured a place yet?  The dates are 23rd January "Looking for work in 2014 - Working towards a model of employability" with Jane Downes and on 30th January, Richie McRitchie will speak on "Social Welfare and other supports to help you get ahead".

Both these workshops run from 1.30pm - 2.30pm and are free to attend. Booking is advised however.

Venue: Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin 1.

Phone: 01 873 3996

Look forward to seeing you there.

Forfás Collection

Social enterprise in IrelandForfás Collection? What is it? Where is it?

The Business Information Centre has a large collection of Forfás Reports to hand covering many aspects of the economy, employment and unemployment profiles, management, information technology issues, wholesale and retail figures, innovation and energy industries. This collection might not catch your eye immediately if you visit the library regularly as they are not the brightest or glossiest of materials. Do not let this deceive you.  These cutting edge volumes are just what you need to get a clear perception of economic forecasts. Just ask at the desk for assistance.

Career & Development Workshops in the Central Library

Career Workshop3 exciting workshops planned for late November / December. Interested?  If so, contact the Business Information Centre ASAP.

The first talk will take place on Tuesday, 26th November at lunchtime (1.30pm – 2.30pm) and will cover the topic of “Looking for Winning Tips and Techniques to Improve Your Chances of Getting an Interview and or Job Offer?”  This free talk will be presented by HR Business Partner Trish Callanan and will take place on Tuesday, November 26th at lunchtime (1.30pm – 2.30pm).

Welfare and You

Job applicationsMore Information on Welfare entitlements.

What are you entitled to?  Are you claiming what is yours? What courses may assist you? If any of these questions rouse your interest please read on.

The newly established Welfare Appeals Office will provide a 2 hour Information & Advice session here in the Business Information Centre on Tuesday, 5th November, from 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm. Up-to-the-minute information on queries regarding aspects of social welfare benefits, education and training will be provided.

World Health Organization Collection: What is it?

WHO logoDublin City Public Libraries is a repository for World Health Organization material (WHO Collection) -  585 items are held to date - and this figure is continually increasing. The WHO Collection dates back to 1980 and contains a comprehensive number of books, pamphlets and magazines published by the organization.

What online resources are to hand in the Business & Reference Centre

library databasesWhere to go on a Summer afternoon!

Stroll into town and head for the Ilac Shopping Centre. Located within and on the first floor is the Business and Reference Centre. This Centre specialises in company and market research information and has an up-to-the-minute selection of books, newspapers, City & County Development Plans, Maps and Atlases and company, business and personality files.  A comprehensive selection of online business resources ideal for business start-ups, doing research, job interviews, project work, statistical information, profiling, company information, financial information...are to hand here.

What's New in the EU

EU flagsThe Business Information Centre has a book display on What's new in the EU. I believe that it is well worth seeing (not only because I was partly involved in collating it) but because it coincides with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU, it promotes the services we provide here and has booklets and handouts on offer, including European Union maps, all right up-to-date and free of charge to take with you.