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Book Displays

 ATU Library hosts a number of book displays each year in support of on campus, national and international events. Regular displays include those to promote events for equality, diversity, and inclusion, showcasing the varied and diversified collection of material available from the library.

The events, where possible, run concurrently across library campus locations.

View EDI Book Display ATU Sligo

 Access ATU Galway EDI Resources

International Women's Day 2023

International Women’s Day is an annual event that is celebrated on the 8th of March to raise awareness about gender equality  through celebrating the achievements of women. This year the theme is #EmbraceEquity highlighting the need for equity and fairness in equality for all of society.  For more information on this year's theme see the International Women's Day website.

 A book display exploring the theme of equity is now available to view beside the Library Information Desk. They are based on the developments of equity through gender equality in education, work, and society. 

This display also includes titles supporting women and girls in STEM. The 11th February marked the 8th annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science promoting  “the full and equal access and participation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields” (Wikipedia). 

All of the books on display are available for loan. The list of titles can be accessed here:                 

 #EmbraceEquity Book Display

Black History Month

Black History Month takes place each October to celebrate and highlight black history, culture and achievements. To honour this event we have created a reading list of selected books and articles from library resources. This is a varied selection based on historical and contemporary issues along with publications by prominent Black authors and commentators. To search for more items, use the Library Eolas Search facility.

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What is Black History Month? A new RTÉ series delves in (video from 2021)

Black History Month Selected Books