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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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SLA Europe Webinar – Solid: An Ecology of Digital Being

SLA Europe was pleased to welcome Teodora Petkova to explore Solid, an exciting web decentralization project led by Professor Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. What if we could have all our digital artefacts and records in one place, a place of our own? Not scattered across platforms, or harvested by third-party machine applications? Imagine all our data …

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Welcoming our new President Elect – Claire Sewell

At SLA Europe, we are delighted to end another year with an excellent leadership team and events catalogue for 2020, especially in consideration of our “new normal” and shift to online spaces. As our 2021 President Elect Amy Stubbing moves to take on the mantle of SLA Europe President from our 2020 President Seema Rampersad, we are thrilled to announce …

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Presidential Elect 2021

We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the position of SLA Europe President-Elect for 2021. Please see below for more details from our current president, Seema Rampersad. As President for SLA Europe, I would like to request nominations for the position of SLA Europe President Elect for 2021. The role of President Elect is a 3-year …

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LMD/SLA Europe Mid-Career Award for SLA Conference 2020

LMD/SLA Europe Mid-Career Award for SLA Conference 2020 – Deadline extended to 4th October We are pleased to offer four Mid-Career Awards to the virtual SLA Conference (14-16 October 2020). SLA Europe and the Leadership and Management Development (LMD) and strongly believes in advancing the development of information professionals’ leadership and management abilities. In light of the changes to the …

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SLA Europe Early Career Conference Award

SLA Europe are pleased to announce that we are re-opening our Early Career Conference Award (ECCA) this year to sponsor participation in the virtual SLA Annual Conference 2020 (14-16 October for live sessions, with additional asynchronous education sessions).  Applicants must meet the following criteria:  Must be a current member of SLA and the SLA Europe Chapter (or be willing to join if successful) Must be living or working …

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SLA Europe Webinar – Supporting your organisation’s post-COVID-19 response with information and insight with Oliver Guirdham

SLA Europe was pleased to welcome Oliver Guirdham from the Business Research Company to present and give some ideas on how research and information managers can efficiently gather information, help their organisations survive and thrive through informed decisions in these difficult times. With organisations adapting their processes and changing their strategies in preparation for existence in a post-COVID-19 environment, Oliver …

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Review of ‘The No-nonsense Guide to Research Support and Scholarly Communication’ by Claire Sewell

SLA Europe are pleased to share the following book review for ‘The No-nonsense Guide to Research Support and Scholarly Communication‘, written by Claire Sewell and published by Facet Publishing. The book has been graciously reviewed by Carol Hollier. About the book This accessible and highly practical book provides an introductory guide to the world of research support in the academic …

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Nominations for the 2020 Taxonomy Boot Camp London Awards are now open

Nominations for the 2020 Taxonomy Boot Camp London Awards are now open SLA Europe is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for London’s Taxonomy Boot Camp 2020 Awards. The awards are designed to highlight the very best practitioners and organisations working with taxonomies today. In a year that has presented everyone with new challenges, there is more reason …

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SLA Europe Webinar – Experimenting with Mind-Mapping: Concepts and Tools with Hal Kirkwood

SLA Europe Webinar – Experimenting with Mind -Mapping: Concepts and Tools with Hal Kirkwood Mind-mapping is a technique for individual or group knowledge reflection and brain-storming, enabling the visualisation of concepts and ideas. It can also be used during instruction to demonstrate the scope of a topic or to work in small groups brainstorming possible solutions to problems. A further …

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SLA Europe Conference 2021: expressions of interest – June 2020

SLA Europe Conference 2021: expressions of interest – June 2020 SLA Europe delivered a very successful inaugural conference in Cambridge, in September 2019. Attended by over 60 delegates, it featured an outstanding combination of keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Various social opportunities, including the conference dinner enabled delegates to network with colleagues and make new connections. The conference was kindly …

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SLA Europe Webinar – Covid 19 and its impact on business research requirements and forecasts

On 3rd June, Ben Longman of Trendtype presented the third in our series of webinars connected to the impact of the pandemic. Ben talked about what the rapidly-evolving Covid-19 situation has meant both for forecasts and examined the type of information that is now critical for both suppliers and researchers. A number of questions were posed by the audience and …

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