Trinity College Library Dublin announces purchase of Samuel Beckett Letters – 8th October 2014

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Trinity College Library Dublin has announced the purchase of the most extensive collection of Samuel Beckett letters ever to have been offered for public sale.
The collection comprises 347 items and was sold by a private seller.
The Library now holds the largest collection of Beckett letters of any research library in the world and is a fitting home for the correspondence of one of Trinity College Dublin’s most famous alumni.

The letters and cards were sent from the Nobel Prize-winning author to artists Henri and Josette Hayden.
Beckett and his wife, Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil, met the Haydens when both couples were in southern France evading discovery by the Nazis during WWII.
The letters, dating from a period beginning in 1947, cover a troubled time in Beckett’s life, which saw the death of both his mother and his brother Frank.

“These Beckett letters are very significant for Beckett scholarship at Trinity College, as well as nationally and internationally,” said Helen Shanton, librarian and college archivist.
“We have been developing collections of significant Irish creative writers, and these letters build on the existing Beckett collections the library already holds. We welcome the opportunity to be able to share these collections with students of Beckett and researchers across the globe.”

A small sample of the collection is on display for the public in the Old Library.
RTE News – Trinity Buys Beckett Letters
BBC News – Trinity College buys largest collection of writers’ letters put on sale

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EndNote Online Training, Wednesday 17/12/14

The Library is pleased to offer the final training class for this term on the free EndNote online referencing software, a demonstration this Wednesday at 13:00 to 14:00 in the North Training Room, Berkeley Basement, Berkeley Library. Attendees of these sessions are welcome to bring along their own laptops, which should be configured to access the College’s wi-fi beforehand. Just come along, no booking necessary.

EndNote for PC Training, Monday 15/12/14

The Library is pleased to offer the final of its training classes for this term on EndNote X7.2 referencing software, between 14:00 and 16:00 this Monday in the South Training Room, Berkeley Basement, Berkeley Library. Just come along, no booking necessary.

This is a hands-on training session on the desktop version using PCs in the Library; Mac users are welcome to attend – the functionality in the Mac version is identical, although the layout is slightly different (as with other software including Word).

Those wishing to use the free EndNote online version should attend a demonstration on Wednesday at 13:00 to 14:00 in the North Training Room. Attendees of this session are welcome to bring along their own laptops, which should be configured to access the College’s wi-fi beforehand.

Library Opening Hours, 15 – 23 December 2014

From Monday 15th December – Tuesday 23rd December library opening hours change to out of term arrangements.
For further information please consult our opening hours webpage.
All libraries will close at 5pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014 and will reopen Friday 2nd January 2015. The 1937 Postgraduate Reading Room will close at 4.30pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014 and will reopen at 8.00am Friday 2nd January 2015.

EndNote for PC Training, Friday 12/12/14

The Library is pleased to offer the next of its training classes for this term on EndNote X7.2 referencing software, between 10:00 and 12:00 this Friday in the South Training Room, Berkeley Basement, Berkeley Library. Just come along, no booking necessary.

This is a hands-on training session on the desktop version using Windows PCs in the Library; Mac users are welcome to attend – the functionality in the Mac version is identical, although the layout is slightly different (as with other software including Word).

The session will be repeated on Monday at 14:00.

Those wishing to use the free EndNote online version should attend a demonstration on Wednesday at 13:00 to 14:00 in the North Training Room, which will be repeated every Wednesday until 17th December. Attendees of these sessions are welcome to bring along their own laptops, which should be configured to access the College’s wi-fi beforehand.

EndNote Online Training, Wednesday 10/12/14

The Library is pleased to offer the next training class for this term on the free EndNote online referencing software, a demonstration this Wednesday at 13:00 to 14:00 in the North Training Room, Berkeley Basement, Berkeley Library. Attendees of these sessions are welcome to bring along their own laptops, which should be configured to access the College’s wi-fi beforehand. Just come along, no booking necessary.

The class will be repeated every Wednesday until 17th December.

Those wishing to use the desktop version will be catered for at other classes, running in the South Training Room every Monday at 14:00 and Friday at 10:00 until Monday 15th December.

EndNote for PC Training, Monday 08/12/14

The Library is pleased to offer the next of its training classes for this term on EndNote X7.2 referencing software, between 14:00 and 16:00 this Monday in the South Training Room, Berkeley Basement, Berkeley Library. Just come along, no booking necessary.

This is a hands-on training session on the desktop version using PCs in the Library; Mac users are welcome to attend – the functionality in the Mac version is identical, although the layout is slightly different (as with other software including Word).

The sessions will be repeated every Monday at 14:00 and Friday at 10:00 until Monday 15th December.

Those wishing to use the free EndNote online version should attend a demonstration on Wednesday at 13:00 to 14:00 in the North Training Room, which will be repeated every Wednesday until 17th December. Attendees of these sessions are welcome to bring along their own laptops, which should be configured to access the College’s wi-fi beforehand.