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SLA Conference Day Two – report from Bethan Ruddock

Reflections from Bethan Ruddock on the second day of the SLA Annual Conference. Cross-posted on Bethan’s Information Professional Blog. **** Greetings from New Orleans! Do forgive any typos – I’m typing this on my phone as I move around the conf centre. With no time to blog – this conference keeps you busy! I’ve mainly been tweeting. But my session …

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Why we value the Early Career Conference Award

Bethan Ruddock, co-chair of SLA Europe’s Awards committee and recent winner of a Rising Star award (more later) writes on the conference award. With the deadline for the 2010 SLA Europe Early Career Conference Awards (ECCAs) drawing closer (31st Jan – still time to get your applications in!), here’s a bit of background to the awards, and why they are …

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Conference Reports 3 – SLA Conference 2009

The third conference report from the ECCA winners is from Sara. Sara Batts is Senior Research Librarian at the London office of Reed Smith LLP. This is her second information professional post after completing an MSc Information Science in 2006. Prior to this Sara worked as a conference organiser and an advisor to students applying to university. She is also …

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Conference reports 6 – Internet Librarian International

Today's report is from Laura Armiero. Last year I attended the Spring Event at the American University of Rome and heard about the SLA. I realised the SLA was exactly what I was looking for: an international association of people sharing professional interests and opportunities for networking. I never imagined that, a few months later, I’d have the opportunity to …

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Conference Reports 5 – Internet Librarian International, 2009

Three SLA Europe members attended Internet Librarian International in October 2009. We’ve got reports from them all giving a real insight into what went on at this event. The first is from Emma. Emma was one of the Early Career Conference Award winners from 2008, now after a year’s travelling she’s settling into her role at the British Standards Institute. …

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