SLA Europe Board

Amy Stubbing
President (2021)

Amy Stubbing is currently working at the University of East London as the Docklands Campus Library Manager and has over five years of experience working in a variety of library and archive settings. She received her MSc in Library and Information Studies in 2016, with her main area of focus in her career has been data driven decisions and service development.

Seema Rampersad
Immediate Past President (2020)

Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Seema Rampersad works as Senior Business Researcher and Service Manager, in the Business and IP Centre, at The British Library. She has also worked for the Intelligence Unit at the Greater London Authority and for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Business Information Centre for many years. Seema is an advocate for traditional library and information services and skills, but maintains an interest in social media and multimedia as business and professional development tools for managing and delivering information and knowledge.

Claire Sewell
President Elect (2022)

Claire Sewell is the Research Support Librarian for the Physical Sciences at Cambridge University Libraries. She is a qualified CILIP Chartered librarian, Conference Coordinator for the SLA Europe Board and Associate Editor of the New Review of Academic Librarianship. She regularly contributes to the professional press including book reviews, commissioned case studies and opinion pieces and peer reviewed scholarly articles. She is also the author of The No-nonsense Guide to Research Support and Scholarly Communication (Facet Publishing, 2020).

Simon Burton
Past President (2019) / Events Sponsorship Manager

Simon Burton is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of CB Resourcing, a leading knowledge & information management recruitment business.

Simon's work with SLA Europe includes working with commercial partners as well as the 2019 Presidency.

Rebecca Walsh
Secretary

Rebecca Walsh is Research Information Officer at the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), with responsibility for the grey literature collection, monitoring regulatory developments and conducting IARD member's literature searches.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a degree in Humanities and an MSc in Inforrmation Science from City University. She has over 25 years’ of work experience in a variety of sectors including legal libraries, academic libraries and the health sector.

Stéphane Goldstein
Treasurer

Stéphane Goldstein is Executive Director of InformAll, a social enterprise aimed at promoting the relevance, importance and benefits of information literacy (IL) in the library world and beyond. In that capacity, he has undertaken research and analysis, produced reports and tools and facilitated multi-stakeholder working. He is the Advocacy & Outreach Officer on the CILIP Information Literacy Group and is an RSA Fellow. He has been a member of SLA since 2018.

Sarah Bicknell
Membership Chair

Sarah Bicknell works in the Information Services Department of mid-tier accountancy firm RSM, which was formerly known as Baker Tilly.

She completed her MSc in Information Science at City University London in 2016, having previously graduated from St Andrews in 2011 with an MA in Latin.

Cathrine Hertz-Søndergård
Events Chair

Cathrine has experience of working in academic libraries and law firms in both Denmark and the UK and is currently located in London. She holds an MSc in Library and Information Science from The Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen. She has previously written about the 2019 Summer Networking Drinks event.

Fiona Lacey
Awards Chair

Fiona Lacey works at A&L Goodbody as an Assistant Knowledge Services Manager providing legal research support and reference assistance to the firm. She also manages and develops the Knowledge Centre library management and research systems.

Previously Fiona worked in McCann FitzGerald and the Central Bank of Ireland. Fiona has a Masters in Library & Information Studies from University College Dublin and a BA in English Literature & Classics.

Shaun Kennedy
Student and New Professionals Chair
Julia Bhojoo
Digital Communications Chair

Julia Bhojoo is an early career librarian, having previously worked in law firms as an Information Assistant and Knowledge Analyst. She also set up LawLibWiki, a wiki dedicated to law librarians and legal information professionals. She has a keen interest in legaltech and website design, managing the SLA Europe Wordpress website, as well as volunteering her technical and web skills via MediaTrust to charities.

Penny Leach
Nominations Committee for President
Stephen Phillips
Conference Committee Chair

Stephen Phillips is an SLA Fellow and past president of SLA Europe. He recently set up SmartIM, an independent information management consultancy. He was Head of Global Business Information Services at Morgan Stanley for over 25 years.

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Tsveta Rafaylova
Conference Chair

Tsveta Rafaylova is a Research Librarian in the Information Services Department of mid-tier accountancy firm RSM, formerly known as Baker Tilly. She completed her MA in Library and Information Studies at University College London in 2020 and has a MA in English Literature from the University of Glasgow, which she graduated from in 2017.

Tsveta won the Student and Early Career award and attended the inaugural SLA Europe Conference in Cambridge in 2019. She was also one of three ECCA winners who attended the 2020 virtual SLA conference.

Megan Price
International Representative / Newsletter Editor

Megan Price is the founder of SUIVI, a consulting and language coaching company, and is currently the Professional Support Officer at the International Federation of Library Associations and Organisations (IFLA).

She holds degrees in Education from CSU East Bay, San Francisco State University and the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and her MLIS from San Jose State University.

She currently divides her time between The Hague and the Basque Country of France.