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It was announced in January that the successor to Nicholas Carolan at the ITMA will be Grace Toland. Ms Toland is a native of Inishowen, Co Donegal, a well–known recorded traditional singer in English and Irish, and a familiar and respected figure on the traditional music scene. She has played a prominent role in sustaining and reviving traditional song in Inishowen. She holds honours qualifications in History, Archaeology, and Library & Information Studies, and her professional background includes the roles of Information Officer at Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Assistant Librarian of the School of Celtic Studies (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), and cataloguer of various library collections. She has recently been elected an Associate of the Library Association of Ireland.

Since 2006 she has been Librarian of ITMA, where her responsibilities have included information management, collections care and user services, and international best practice. She is responsible for ITMA’s successful Inishowen Song Project microsite and her current projects include management of ITMA’s contribution to Europeana Sounds, an EU–funded project for improving public access to European audio materials.

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