SLA Europe – review of 2018 by departing President, Katharine Schopflin

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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SLA White Paper – Assessing Corporate Health with Machine Learning

Assessing Corporate Health with Machine Learning Dr. Andrew Duchon Director of Data Science at Manzama, Inc. Business development and competitive intelligence both require understanding what is happening with client companies, prospective clients, and even entire industries.   One attorney (or any B2B salesperson) might have 10 clients and 90 prospective clients, each of those might have, […]

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Event Review – News on News: University of Liverpool in London, 21st November 2018

Our thanks to Stéphane Goldstein who kindly agreed to write this review and to the sponsors Manzama for making the event possible.  Stéphane is the founder of community interest company InformAll, which promotes the relevance, importance and benefits of information literacy in the library world and beyond. The University of Liverpool’s rather swanky London building was once […]

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Interested in attending an SLA Europe Conference in 2019?

SLA Europe has established a Planning Committee to consider options for a European Conference and we need your help! Please complete our short survey to help us understand what you would like from such a conference. Completion should take no more than 5 mins and everyone who provides an email address will be entered in […]

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Nominations for the position of SLA Europe President Elect for 2019

Dear all, As Past President and Nominations Chair for SLA Europe, I would like to request nominations for the position of SLA Europe President Elect for 2019. The role of President Elect is a 3 year commitment – you will be required to act as President Elect in 2019, Chapter President in 2020 and Past […]

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Event Review: SLA Europe Summer Soiree: Innholders Hall, 18th July 2018

Event Review: SLA Europe Summer Soiree: Innholders Hall, 18th July 2018 Our thanks to Leanne Common of Slaughter and May for reviewing this event. Leanne is a knowledge and information officer at Slaughter & May. Thanks also to Seema & Marie for the photos. The historic Innholders Hall, in the heart of the City, was […]

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Visit to the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

The iconic Kelvin Hall in Glasgow hosts sports facilities, museum collections and also the National Library of Scotland (NLS) Glasgow site. On the afternoon of 9thMay a group of us were lucky enough to be given a tour of the NLS at Kelvin Hall, which holds the Scottish Moving Image Archive, and also provides access […]

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Event Review: SLA Europe Spring Stroll: Following in the footsteps of the Suffragettes – 26th April 2018

Event Review: SLA Europe Spring Stroll: Following in the footsteps of the Suffragettes. 26thApril 2018 Our thanks to Simon Burton for writing this review. Simon is SLA Europe’s President Elect, Sponsorship Manager and Managing Director and Co-founder of CB Resourcing, a leading knowledge and information management recruitment business. Thanks also to Seema Rampersad for the […]

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An interview with Ian O’Leary – Chair of the new professionals and student relations committee

Tell us how you started off in the information profession?  When I was at university I got a summer job working in a medical library and it took off from there for me.  I did my professional qualification at University College Dublin and since then I have worked in a variety of libraries in Dublin, […]

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What’s new this week by Claire Laybats

What’s new this week by Claire Laybats Claire is Joint Editor at Business Information Review published by Sage, works as a freelance consultant for CB Resourcing and is also Blog Editor for SLA Europe. Previously Claire worked for TFPL for 11 years firstly in recruitment, then heading up training and events before moving into the consultancy […]

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