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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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SLA statement against racism and unequal treatment

SLA HQ recently released their statement against racism and unequal treatment, which you can find copied below. SLA’s Diversity Inclusion Community Equity Community (DICE) also provides many resources to promote equality in the association and the profession, as well as a space for open discussion of these topics. If you would like to learn more, the DICE website includes a …

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SLA Europe Webinar – Managing the mental stresses and strains of the changing work environment

Last week, Cathrine Hertz-Sondergard (Events Committee) moderated a recent presentation titled, ‘Managing the mental stresses and strains of the changing work environment: where to turn?’ This webinar is in a series of online events hosted and organised by SLA Europe in response to the pandemic ensuring our members can continue to benefit from professional development and networking. You can find …

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

Earlier this week, Stephen Phillips, chaired a recent panel discussion titled, ‘How library and information professionals are coping during a pandemic?’ This webinar is in a series of online events hosted and organised by SLA Europe in response to the pandemic ensuring our members can continue to benefit from professional development and networking. You can find further resources and information …

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SLA HQ extends membership term

As we continue to navigate unsettling and challenging times due to the COVID-19 crisis, SLA HQ has recently announced that it is extending the membership term for all members by three months (90 days) at no additional cost to members (or their organisations). Renewal messages will still be sent to keep members informed and updated, with the option to renew …

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SLA Europe & LMD Announce New Award

SLA Europe & LMD Announce New Award SLA Europe and SLA Leadership & Management Division (LMD) are excited to announce an opportunity for one mid-career professional to receive a $2,000 grant to attend the 2020 SLA Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.  This grant, designed to reduce the barriers of attending the conference for those living outside of North America, represents …

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Welcoming SLA Europe President for 2020 – Seema Rampersad

Moving into 2020 with SLA Europe President Seema Rampersad It is with great pleasure and honour to be SLA Europe President for 2020.  It feels like it has been a long time in coming as I look back as a long-standing member of SLA.   I have already blogged about my start in the profession and I have also written about …

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The Universe is a Big Place

Our Universe May Be One Of Many The Universe is all of space and time (spacetime) and its contents, which includes planets, moons, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space and all matter and energy. While the size of the entire Universe is still unknown, it is possible to measure the observable universe. The earliest scientific models of the Universe …

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