July 2011

Farewell, John L.

July 29, 2011 · 3 comments

in NLI Staff

by Andrea Bonnie, NLI Marketing Student Today marks our colleague John L. O’Sullivan’s second bite of the retirement cherry. He retired from An Garda Siochána in 2001 after 30 years of service only to spring back into action in 2003 when he joined us as a Science and Art Attendant. Regular visitors to the National [...]

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by Giada Gelli, Preservation Assistant As the cleaning of the Thom Collection drew to an end yesterday, we thought it fair to take a moment to talk about its beauty and richness. This stunning collection of some 3,900 volumes was the personal library of Alexander Thom (1801-79) – Thom’s Directories anyone? – and was donated [...]

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by Justin Furlong, Acquisitions Librarian Have you ever read The Picture of Dorian Gray in Arabic? John Banville in Japanese? Perhaps you would prefer Colum McCann’s IMPAC award winning novel Let the Great World Spin in Danish? Or how about Eoin Colfer’s children’s book, Benny & Omar, in Hebrew? Anne Enright in Latvian, John Connolly [...]

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