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Summing up 2019 with Simon Burton

Summing up a great year for SLA Europe with Past President Simon Burton 2019 was another year of firsts for SLA Europe including our first conference. We all know the information profession is going through profound change which has resulted in some proposed changes to how SLA is going to operate in the years ahead. …

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Welcoming our new President Elect – Amy Stubbing

Welcoming our new President Elect – Amy Stubbing  After an extremely successful year with an excellent leadership team and board we are excited at what 2020 and beyond holds for SLA Europe. As Seema Rampersad moves to take on the mantel of president, we are happy to welcome our new president elect Amy Stubbing into …

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Setting up a Special Library – An interview with Russel Napier

Setting up a Special Library An interview with Russel Napier Who are you? My name is Russell Napier and I am The Keeper of The Library of Mistakes. My day job is to advise institutional investors on their asset allocation and I also run a course in finance at the Edinburgh Business School. I am …

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Conference award winner Tsveta Rafaylova reflects on the 1st SLA Europe Conference

At the beginning of September, I got the great opportunity to attend the inaugural SLA Europe conference in Cambridge, thanks to the current student and early professional award. It was a positive experience for me because it involved a small transformation – I moved from being nervous about attending my first conference to feeling welcomed …

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SLA Europe 2018 President’s Report

2018 was SLA Europe’s year of listening to members and working to shape ourselves into the world’s best value organisation for information professionals. Before I outline our main achievements, I must pay tribute to the SLA Europe Board and sub-committees. We simply couldn’t do what we do without them and everything listed below is very …

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Nominations for the SLA Europe President Elect for 2020 are now open!

We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the position of SLA Europe President Elect for 2020. Please see below for more details from our current president, Simon Burton. “As President of for SLA Europe, I would like to request nominations for the position of SLA Europe President Elect for 2020. The …

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ECCA winner Catherine Jenkins reflects on SLA Annual Conference 2019

I was fortunate to gain an insight into developments in information services across the pond through an Early Career Conference Award sponsored by the SLA Europe chapter and the Legal Division. This award enabled me to travel to the SLA Annual Conference 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio in June. On arrival in Cleveland, my first stop …

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Summer Networking Drinks

Thank you to Cathrine Hertz-Sondergard for this review. Cathrine is a Knowledge Management Assistant at global law firm, Baker Mckenzie. It was a beautiful Thursday evening in summer as I made my way down to the Samuel Pepys, a pub on the banks of the Thames where SLA Europe were throwing their annual summer drinks party, very …

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SLA Europe conference awards

SLA Europe is delighted to offer two awards to Chapter members to attend the first ever SLA Europe conference, to be held in Cambridge on 5-6 September 2019. The conference promises to be an exciting event, and there will be something for all information professionals, whether you wish to learn about current developments and good …

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Event Review: Blockchain. What is it and what can it do for you? Wednesday 26th June.

Thank you to Fraser Walker for this review. Fraser is a Knowledge and Information Officer – Tax at Slaughter and May Presentations were delivered by Dr Aeron Buchanan of the Web3 Foundation, Sally Connor of EY  and Simon Drane of Earlsferry Advisory. Each examined the capabilities and risks associated with blockchain technology. Attendees comprised information professionals and legal staff, all …

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Don’t miss Internet Librarian International Conference!

SLA Europe we’re really delighted to be partnering with the ILI (Internet Librarian International Conference) once again, and this year to be able to promote the co-located Taxonomy Boot Camp London too. SLA Europe members receive a 25% discount for both conferences just use discount code SLA25 For over 20 years ILI has continued to …

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Biscuits, Movies, Science and more in Cambridge: The SLA Europe Special Spring Quiz

Biscuits, Movies, Science and more in Cambridge: The SLA Europe Special Spring Quiz Thanks to Ian Bruno for writing this review. Ian is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre[IB1] . Thursday, 23rd May 2019 – a day of history: Britain voted in European Elections it didn’t expect to be a part of… the …

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