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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Conference Reports 2- SLA Conference June 2009

Another report from DC: this time it’s Bethan. Bethan graduated with and MA in Library and Information Management from MMU in September 2008, following a Graduate Trainee year at the John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester. She currently works as Content Development Officer, Library and Archival Services, at Mimas. Having joined the SLA …

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Conference reports 1 – SLA Conference June 2009

As promised, here is the first of the conference reports from SLA members. We’ll be posting one a day which will take us up to the end of Online Information 2009 – and time to produce a new batch. We’re starting with a report from Annie, one of the four Early Career Conference Award winners, on …

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Free vs Fee: The future of news

SLA Europe hosted another successful event on 3 November 2009. Reviews of the event can be found at a number of blogs.

Google-isation of [Re]Search – Reviews

SLA Europe, kindly sponsored by EBSCO, hosted a successful event on 7 October. Several bloggers have written about the evening – see here for links.