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SLA Europe Webinar – How library and information professionals are coping during a pandemic

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Any number of questions have probably occurred to us all over the last few weeks in the wake of Covid-19 – where are we now, what could happen in the future, what should we be aware of and so on. Join our panel discussion where we’ll be holding a discussion about the current situation. This will be an opportunity to debate the effects of the crisis on our working lives with our peers.

The panel will be chaired by Stephen Phillips, who is an SLA Fellow and past president of SLA Europe.  He recently set up SmartIM, an independent information management consultancy and was previously Head of Global Business Information Services at Morgan Stanley.


All members of the panel are part of SLA Europe’s Board and you can read their profiles here.

Seema Rampersad, Senior Business Researcher and Service Manager, the Business & IP Centre at the British Library. Seema is also currently President of SLA Europe. The Coronavirus COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on the global economy and commerce. As an information professional in the business sector, Seema will discuss how services have adapted and changed in a very swift timeframe to continue to offer services to the business community. Most of us have continued to work within teams remotely, and she will discuss how this has been achieved with the use of technology. She will also give tips on how the morale and wellbeing of a remote team can be maintained in such unprecedented times.

Amy Stubbing is currently a Library Manager at University of East London and is President Elect of SLA Europe (2021). She has significant experience of a variety of library and archive settings, but has spent most of her time working in academic libraries. Her main career focus has been data-driven decision and service development, and supporting institutions to create cultures of data-driven decisions. Like many managers at the moment, a key part of her role during the COVID-19 pandemic has been transitioning library services and her team to fully online working.

Simon Burton is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of CB Resourcing, a leading knowledge & information management recruitment business. Simon is Past President of SLA Europe (2019) and has also been supporting the SLA Europe events committee through his engagement with commercial partners.

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April 29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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