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Ruth Jenkins has been awarded a travel bursary by the John Campbell Trust to attend the SLA Conference 2014 in Vancouver. Ruth tells us about the award and her recent move between sectors.
The SLA Europe Board is pleased to announce the winners of the SLA Europe Early Career Conference Awards 2014. Congratulations to Michelle Bond, Rosie Hare, and Lindsay Robinson. All three winners will attend the SLA Conference & INFO-EXPO in Vancouver from 8-10 June 2014. Michelle Bond is a trainee faculty librarian at Liverpool Hope University […]
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.
In March’s SLA Europe podcast, Dennie Heye talks president-elect Jill Strand about the sale of the SLA Headquarters building, what she is most proud of in SLA right now and her dream vacation. To learn more about the sale of the SLA Headquarters building, please follow this link (login to SLA.org required).
We are very excited to announce that our very own Marie Grace Cannon is the 2014 recipient of the Legal Division’s Non-U.S. Law Librarian bursary to attend the annual conference in Vancouver.
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
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.
Veronica Kennard, recently retired information professional and previously a Director at the investment bank Rothschild, kindly takes some time to tell us her views on the profession and the benefits of being a SLA Europe member.
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.
Geraldine Clement-Stoneham, Knowledge and Information Manager at the Medical Research Council UK, and kindly provides some guidance on how to present a poster at the SLA Annual Conference.