Press Releases

Marie Cannon: SLA Europe’s New President for 2017

Marie Cannon is the forthcoming President for SLA Europe taking on her new role from January 2017. In this post she shares some background details about herself as well as her thoughts on her new role. Tell us how you started off in the information profession? After studying a degree in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick, I didn’t know which profession …

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Survey of SLA Member 2016: summary of findings, by John Coll

Thanks to all those who completed our 2016 survey. Below we provide some key findings from the survey as well as our initial response to these findings. Please feel free to provide further feedback by emailing me at Let’s keep this discussion going!   Number of respondents: 87   Positives There was a wide range of respondents in terms of …

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Keeping in touch with SLA-Europe

Members of of the SLA Europe email discussion list will know that this list was retired on 1st August. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed over the years and helped keep the list useful, polite and fun. There are still plenty of places where we can keep the discussion going and continue to share knowledge and information. If you …

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John Coll: SLA Europe’s new President for 2016

John Coll is the forthcoming President for SLA Europe taking on his new role from January 2016. In this post he shares some background details about himself as well as his thoughts on his new role.     Tell us how you started off in the information profession and what were its attractions? My first degree was in History and …

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SLA Announces its 2016 Leadership Team

London – 1st December 2015 As outgoing President for SLA Europe in 2015, I’m pleased to be able to announce SLA Europe’s board composition for the coming year, with effect from 1st January 2016. I look forward to working with our 2016 President John Coll over the next 12 months, and would like to congratulate our new president-elect, Marie Cannon, …

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SLA becomes part of an Information Management Advocacy Alliance

The European Chapter of SLA has signed up (on behalf of SLA) to work with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Archives and Records Association, and the Information and Records Management Society to create an advocacy platform for information management. The partners have come together to provide a bigger voice on behalf of their members to …

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Sam Wiggins: SLA Europe’s new President for 2015

Sam Wiggins, SLA Europe’s new President , is going to take over the duties of his role in January 2015. He shares some of his thoughts and feelings before moving on to this new phase in his professional life. As I look forward to January 2015 and the start of my year as President of SLA Europe, I find it hard to believe …

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SLA Europe announces its 2015 Leadership Team

SLA Europe announces its 2015 Leadership Team London, UK – 5 December 2014 – SLA Europe, the European Chapter of the SLA, announces its leadership team for 2015. Announcing the 2015 Leadership Team Don Roll (President SLA Europe 2014) congratulates John Coll on his appointment as President Elect for 2015: “On behalf of the 2014 SLA Europe Board, I would …

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New website launch

The re-design of the SLA Europe website is in its final stage and the site will get a whole new look from 8 December. Due to the work that needs to be done, though, it will not be possible for members to access the site during this weekend 6-7 December. Our aim is to have it finished the soonest possible, but we request your patience and …

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SLA Europe Board Members

  SLA Europe, the European Chapter of the SLA, announces its leadership for 2015:   President elect:                                    John Coll, National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh) President:                                         …

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Call for Nominations: SLA Europe President-Elect 2015

Dear SLA Europe,   As Past President and Nominations Chair for SLA Europe, I would like to request nominations for the position of SLA Europe President Elect for 2015.  The role of President Elect is a 3 year commitment; you will be required to stand as Chapter president in 2016 and past president in 2017.  If you would like further …

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