SLA Europe Board

MEET the board

Julia Bhojoo

President 2024

Julia Bhojoo is an Information Officer at a UK law firm. She has an interest in legal tech, KM, and website design. In addition to supporting SLA, she also manages the EARLL website and volunteers her technical and web skills via MediaTrust to charities. Julia is also a member of the BIALL Diversity and Inclusion Group and CILIP BAME Network.

Hilary Oakley

President-elect 2025

Hilary Oakley is the Academic Liaison Librarian for Social Sciences at the University of Sunderland and also the divisional committee representative for Higher Education (HE) for ARLG North East. Before joining Sunderland, she also worked for a professional body, a think tank, and a national library. Hilary is also a CILIP Mentor and a Specialist Member of the Institute of Customer Service.

Shaun Kennedy

past president 2023

Shaun Kennedy is the Discovery Services Librarian at Bishop Grosseteste University, having previously worked at Ravensbourne University and also as an Assistant Librarian at the King’s Fund. Whilst he has primarily been a health librarian, he has also worked in other sectors and his involvement with SLA and SLA Europe has helped develop our involvement in supporting graduate students and new professionals.

Seema Rampersad

sla board liaison

Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Seema Rampersad works as a Senior Business Researcher and Service Manager, in the Business and IP Centre, at The British Library. Seema was the 2023 SLA President.

Stéphane Goldstein


Stéphane Goldstein is the Executive Director of InformAll, a social enterprise aimed at promoting the relevance, importance and benefits of information literacy (IL) in the library world and beyond. In that capacity, he has undertaken research and analysis, produced reports and tools and facilitated multi-stakeholder working. He is the Advocacy & Outreach Officer on the CILIP Information Literacy Group and is an RSA Fellow. He has been a member of SLA since 2018.

Tsveta Rafaylova


Tsveta Rafaylova is a Research Librarian at Herbert Smith Freehills, having previously worked with the accountancy firm RSM, formerly known as Baker Tilly. She completed her MA in Library and Information Studies at University College London in 2020 and has an MA in English Literature from the University of Glasgow, which she graduated from in 2017. Tsveta won the Student and Early Career Award and attended the inaugural SLA Europe Conference in Cambridge in 2019. She was also one of three ECCA winners who attended the 2020 virtual SLA conference.