The Special Collections and Archives department in the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick was established in 1998, and for the past 20 years, has been working hard behind the scenes to catalogue and digitise a variety of rare books and archival material.
The department blog was launched in December 2018 to provide regular insights into its holdings, and to encourage continuing research and increased engagement with the material in its care.
The department collects and preserves ‘special’ collections of rare books and archival material relating to Limerick and the wider Munster region, as well as some items of national interest. The resources offer boundless opportunities for discovery and original research and are open to all those interested — contact us to begin your research.
Ken Bergin | Head, Special Collections and Archives
Dr Kirsten Mulrennan | Archivist (teaching, outreach and engagement), Reading Room Manager
Anna-Maria Hajba | Archivist (cataloguing)
Kate Harris | Archivist (UL50)
Olivia Lardner | Cataloguer, Bolton Library
Josefin Jimenez | Conservator, Bolton Library
Seán Cafferkey | Senior Library Assistant
Diarmuid O’Callaghan | Library Assistant