Event review: Do you have the facts on Wikipedia?

SLA Europe hosted an event at the National Library of Scotland on 4th March 2014, entitled “Do You Have the Facts on Wikipedia?”. The speaker was Ally Crockford, the first Wikimedian in Residence in Scotland, who works at the National Library of Scotland in a role sponsored by the Wikimedia Foundation. Ally explained that she wanted to give some more information on the Wikimedia Foundation and what it does, and clear up some lingering misconceptions about Wikipedia, which is the sixth most visited website in the world.

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Why you should apply for the PI and SLA Europe Professional Development Award 2014

Marie Grace Cannon and Ruth Jenkins, delegates who were sponsored to attend the 2013 Perfect Information Conference in May of last year, tell us what was unique about the conference and why you should consider applying for the PI and SLA Europe Professional Development Award 2014 and attending the Perfect Information Conference 2014

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PI and SLA Europe Professional Development Award 2014

This is the first year of the PI and SLA Europe partnership on the Professional Development Award. The award has been set up to assist SLA members in their professional development from and training and presenting point of view. The winner will be provided with the opportunity to host a workshop at the Perfect Information Conference 2014 on a topic of their choice and will be mentored through the workshop creation process with an experienced SLA member to guarantee they are ready for their big debut.

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Tuesday 18th March – Annual General Meeting

This year we’re again holding a virtual AGM via GoToMeeting. We would urge members to join us to hear the highlights of 2013, and a chance to hear more about what volunteering in SLA Europe means. There will be a small amount of necessary formal business but it will also be a way of updating you on the Chapter’s activities over the year, and highlighting some of our plans for 2014.

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