Susan Reilly Appointed Irish Research eLibrary (IReL) Director

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Susan Reilly has been appointed as the new Irish Research eLibrary (IReL) Director.

Susan Reilly was Associate Librarian for Collections, Archives and Research Collections. at UCD before which she worked on Open Science policy with the EU and internationally.

IReL is based at Maynooth University ans is overseen by the Governance Committee of the Irish University Libraries Collaboration Centre (IULCC).

Reilly stated: “I am delighted to be appointed as IReL Director. I look forward to working with colleagues and stakeholders across the sector to further develop IReL and open access to Irish research for the benefit of researchers, students and citizens.”

Professor Eeva Leinonen, President of Maynooth University and Chair of the IULCC Governance Committee, welcomed the appointment, commenting: “The appointment of Susan Reilly as IReL Director comes at a crucial time in IReL’s development both in terms of widening participation and increasing open access to Irish research.”

Funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, IReL is a nationally funded e-resource licensing consortium providing access to leading Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) and Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) resources on behalf of participating Irish publicly funded higher education institutions.

IReL delivers quality peer-reviewed online research publications: journals, ebooks, databases and index & abstracting services. See the Resources page for a full listing. is Ireland’s largest database of online courses in Ireland. We list online courses of all types so that you can find the best online course for you.


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