Hugh Murphy


Deputy University Librarian

John Paul II Library
(01) 708 3887


Hugh was appointed Senior Librarian, Collection Management Services in October 2010, having worked previously in University College Dublin Library and in the National Library of Ireland. Since 2005 he has acted as an occasional lecturer in the School of Information and Library Studies in UCD. He also lecturers on Maynooth University’s MA in Historical Archives and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in early 19th century history. Hugh’s main professional interests lie in the areas of collection development, library buildings, and resource description. 

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2015 Helen Fallon and Hugh Murphy (2015) 'Undertaking a formal Leadership Programme: The Librarian?s Experience'. 7 (1). [Link] [Full-Text]
2009 Pan, Rosalind,Byrne, Ursula,Murphy, Hugh (2009) 'Nudging the Envelope: The Hard Road to Mainstreaming UCD Library E-Book Provision'. 22 (supplement).

Other Journal

Year Publication
2017 Hugh Murphy (2017) 'The rise, fall and rise of the printed book' Disabil Rehabil, Volume 26 (Issue 2) :10-14. [Link] [Full-Text]
2016 Hugh Murphy (2016) 'Library as the 'centre for everything?' Placing the library at the strategic heart of the community' Sconul Focus, (66) :49-51. [Link] [Full-Text]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2013 Hugh Murphy (2013) NUI Maynooth Teaching and Learning Showcase 2013 Innovative Partnerships in Teaching and Learning: A collaboration between the Library and the Department of History NUI Maynooth, .
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Professional Associations

Description Function From / To
Library Association of Ireland Member 01/01/2007 -


Committee Function From / To
Library Association of Ireland Cataloguing and Metadata Group Chair 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011


Start date Institution Qualification Subject
St. Patrick's College, Maynooth Master of Arts History
St. Patrick's College, Maynooth BA (Honours) History
St. Patrick's College, Maynooth BA (Honours) English