We Are Hiring!

School Librarians x 2 The JCSP Demonstration Library Project is inviting applications for the positions of JCSP School Librarian. The employer for these positions is the City of Dublin ETB and the positions will be based at: Larkin Community College, Dublin 1 Enniscorthy Community College, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. These are temporary, full-time positions (work-share / career… Continue reading We Are Hiring!

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Supports for Ukrainian Students

JCSP Librarians have worked to gather lists of appropriate resources for supporting Ukrainian students. These resources reflect the need for materials to support their initial entry into the Irish education system, as well as providing on going support. These include academic and educational, cultural and wellbeing resources, and there are a wide variety of items that… Continue reading Supports for Ukrainian Students


The ‘Every Child Gets a Book’ Initiative

Doreen Lundon Each December in Mount Seskin Community College it is tradition for books to be given as gifts from students to their younger siblings at home. The books are ordered by the Librarian in early November, Christmas paper and tags are bought, Sellotape stocked up on, and the library is set up for all… Continue reading The ‘Every Child Gets a Book’ Initiative

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Margaret Aylward Community College The BoB Project is a family literacy programme in collaboration with the HSCL of the school, to develop a home environment conducive to reading for pleasure. Books and other reading materials are provided to families who may benefit from a focused literacy approach. Reading and child development, the benefits of reading… Continue reading THE BoB PROJECT


EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge – Winning Entries

We were blown away by the level of engagement in our Space Art Challenge and we received over 320 individual student entries. Our judging panel consisted of the artists who created our Space Art tutorials, together with members of the EIRSAT-1 team in UCD. All judges selections were made anonymously, without sight of school or… Continue reading EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge – Winning Entries

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Home Languages Collection on Sora

Languages Connect & JCSP Library Project Digital Library Collaboration JCSP Libraries are delighted to introduce our new collaborative project with Languages Connect under which we have added a new Home Languages collection to our Digital Library on Sora. The aim of this collection is to encourage students, with home languages other than English or Irish,… Continue reading Home Languages Collection on Sora

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National Drop Everything and Read Challenge 2021

by Kathleen Moran Register your support for DEAR here Following on from our enormously successful 2020 National DEAR Challenge - where we had over 342,000 registered participants - we are once again inviting the entire nation to take time out to join our 2021 Challenge and to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ for 20 minutes at 12… Continue reading National Drop Everything and Read Challenge 2021

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EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge

The EIRSAT-1 Team in UCD and JCSP Libraries have come together to create the Space Art Challenge. This exciting new space-themed art competition is open to students in JCSP schools across Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYIa15hJnpI&ab_channel=JCSPLibraries Free video tutorials with artists Helen Robinson, Jessica Erkal, Aidan Courtney, Emer O Boyle and Alan Nolan will be posted weekly on the… Continue reading EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge



by Joe Kelly The links between Kevin Mc Dermott and Trinity Comprehensive School have been strong for many years now and this bond was further strengthened in the past year through an innovative trilingual, international creative writing initiative. The JCSP Library in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin The residency saw Kevin work with a group… Continue reading Echoes


JCSP Librarian in final of the School Library Association School Librarian of the Year Award 2020/2021

Éadaoin Quinn We are thrilled to announce that Éadaoin Quinn, JCSP School Librarian in Enniscorthy Vocational College, Co. Wexford is one of just 5 school librarians from across Irish, UK and International Schools, to have made the prestigious School Library Association Honour List for School Librarian of the Year 2020/2021. Éadaoin was one of the… Continue reading JCSP Librarian in final of the School Library Association School Librarian of the Year Award 2020/2021