SLA Europe DigiComms

SLA Europe 2022 AGM

All SLA Europe members are invited to join us for our virtual AGM on Thursday 31st March at 13:00 BST. This is your chance to let us know how we are doing, as well as to catch up on our achievements in 2021 and plans for the rest of 2022. The President’s report, Treasurer’s report and minutes to be approved from last year’s …

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Welcome to Our 50th Anniversary Year

A belated happy new year to all our SLA Europe members. I hope that 2022 has gotten off to a good start for you and that you’ve managed to find some time to rest and recharge for what is sure to be a busy year ahead. I want to start by thanking all the members who have engaged with us …

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Welcoming our new President Elect – Shaun Kennedy

SLA Europe are delighted to end another year with an an amazing array of events and webinars. We are now looking forward to planning various events for 2022, especially in consideration of our 50th anniversary. As our 2022 President Claire Sewell moves to take on the mantle from our 2021 President Amy Stubbing, we are thrilled to announce our new …

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SLA Europe Webinar – #ebookSOS: campaign update

SLA Europe was pleased to welcome Caroline Ball (University of Derby) and Rachel Bickley (London Metropolitan University), two members from the #ebookSOS campaign to share an update on their progress and their future plans. What is the campaign about? Barriers to educational ebook resources have long been a cause of concern for librarians. In the UK this concern was heightened …

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SLA Europe Webinar – Talking about library value: impact measurement and new language

SLA Europe was pleased to welcome two guest speakers to discuss and share the importance of impact measurement. Our speakers outlined ways to leverage and use language when discussing the value of the library within a company or organisation. Kristīne Pabērza-Ramiresa explored why impact evaluation still such a struggle for many libraries. Although there are a number of reasons, such …

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Presidential Elect 2022

We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the position of SLA Europe President-Elect for 2022. Please see below for more details from our current president, Amy Stubbing. As President for SLA Europe, I would like to request nominations for the position of SLA Europe President Elect for 2022. The role of President Elect is a 3-year commitment …

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SLA Europe Webinar – Resilience and being kind to yourself

SLA Europe was pleased to host a joint webinar with SLA Asia and welcome Nikhil Damle to explore the discussion on the “soft” and “hard” side of resilience, especially on how we can navigate the “new normal” in a post-COVID world. The past 18 months has shown that everyone’s individual situation has changed, particularly in spending more time at home, …

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SLA Europe President Amy Stubbing recognised with SLA Rising Star Award

We are delighted to share that our 2021 SLA Europe President, Amy Stubbing, is one of ten award recipients this year, pulling together a fantastic list of achievements across the organisation. Amy has won the James M. Matarazzo Rising Star Award, recognising her as an “outstanding” SLA member that shows “exceptional promise of leadership and contribution to the association and …

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SLA Europe President Amy Stubbing attends the 2021 ARLIS Conference

We delighted to share that our President, Amy Stubbing, recently attended the 2021 ARLIS / UK & Ireland Conference as a panellist for the final session, The Future of (Art) Libraries. The ARLIS Conference ran from 21 to 23 July and this year’s theme focused on ‘Reframing Art Libraries – from Challenge to Opportunity‘. The panel discussion was chaired by …

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SLA Board Election candidates announced

SLA Europe is delighted to announce that 2020 Past President, Seema Rampersad, will stand as a candidate for the upcoming SLA Board Election. The full list of candidates standing for election for 2023 SLA President are: Nabi Hasan (New Delhi, Delhi, India) Richard Huffine (Vienna, Virginia, United States) Seema Rampersad (London, England, United Kingdom) Shelly Ray (Los Angeles, California, United …

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SLA Europe welcome from 2021 President Amy Stubbing

Hello and a happy new year to all of our members – those current, lapsed or future! I stepped into 2021 with real trepidation about filling the shoes so expertly occupied by Seema in 2020 as President of SLA Europe, while also incredibly excited to have my chance to serve you all in 2021 – the start of SLA Europe’s …

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Review of the year by 2020 President, Seema Rampersad

2020 started in a fairly normal way in the first few weeks of January, but the restructuring news announced by SLA Headquarters seemed initially overwhelming and daunting, especially on how it would impact us at SLA Europe. In hindsight, the changes have been beneficial with #OneSLA allowing for improved access to all Communities without extra costs to members – we …

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