SLA Europe Information Professional award 2011

Deadline extended! We are now accepting nominations up to 14 March.

SLA Europe is on the hunt for an inspiring and innovative information professional, to claim an expenses-paid trip to Philadelphia for the 2011 SLA Conference.

Nominations are now being accepted for the SLA Europe Information Professional Award for 2011. This award recognises outstanding information professionals working in Europe.

The current award holder is Dr Geoff Walton, Academic Skills Tutor Librarian and Research-informed Teaching Project Co-ordinator at Staffordshire University in Stoke-in-Trent, England. Geoff said:
“This award gave me so many opportunities it’s difficult to know where to start…. It gave me the chance to attend and, through invited presentations, share my ideas at the SLA Annual Conference in New Orleans and Online in London; to have professional conversations with colleagues from all over the world; raise my profile in the information community and make many new contacts with people who share my interests in information literacy and social media, oh… and it helped me get a new job as a Senior Researcher.”

The winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to the SLA Conference in Philadelphia, 12-15 June 2011. As well as the trip to the Conference, the winner will be invited to support SLA Europe’s activities, including speaking at events, and contributing to the blog and podcasts.

Past winners of the award include Gimena Campos Cervera (US Embassy, Rome), Janet Hopkins (Drueker, Germany), Marie-Madeleine Salmon, (Publicis, France), Will Hann (Freepint, UK) and Annabel Colley (BBC, UK).

Self-nominations are welcome! If the winner is not self-nominated, their nominator will be given a magnum of champagne, to toast their success.

Nominees should be an established member of the information profession, living and working in Europe; they do not have to be a member of SLA. Further information and the nomination form can be found on the SLA Europe website at The deadline for applications is 28th February 2011 14 March 2011.

SLA Europe gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Dow Jones, which continues to recognise the relevance of the Information Professional Award by sponsoring it for an 12th year

Please contact the SLA Europe Awards Chair on if you have any questions, or would like to discuss nominating someone or applying for the Award.

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