Amy has over five years of experience working in a variety of library and archive settings, and received her MSc in Library and Information Studies in 2016. Her main area of focus in her career has been data driven decisions and service development. She is currently working at the University of East London as the Docklands Campus Library Manager.
Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Seema Rampersad came to London to study Information and Communication. She worked for the Intelligence Unit at the Greater London Authority and for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Business Information Centre for many years. She is still an advocate for traditional library and information services and skills. Though, in both roles she has continued to use new technologies for collaborating across subject areas and borders. At present, she is interested in social media and the use of multimedia as business and professional development tools for managing and delivering information and knowledge.
Digital Communications (LinkedIn)
Nicky Farmer is a law librarian currently embedded in Real Estate and Construction providing legal research and a service environment. She has a background in cataloguing, classification and serials management and a personal interest in knowledge management.
Claire Laybats was the Head of Information and Knowledge consultancy at TFPL. Claire has worked for TFPL for over 10 years in the information and knowledge management field working in recruitment, then heading up training and events before moving into consultancy in September 2013. She has been involved in and led key pieces of research into skills development in the information profession and has worked actively on consulting projects with clients in both the corporate and public sector nationally and internationally. In 2014 she became joint editor of the Business Information Review published by Sage.
Past President (2018)
Katharine Schopflin currently manages subscriptions and licensing for Signal Media. She has worked in the corporate sector since 1996 in sectors including media, government and non-profit and roles ranging from researcher to taxonomist. More recently she has worked as a knowledge manager for organisations such as the House of Commons and Medical Defence Union. She publishes regularly in the information press and is the editor of A Handbook for Corporate Information Professionals (Facet Publishing, 2014).
Digital Communications (SLA Connect)
Leigh Montgomery has been a special librarian for 20 years. She is currently an ElectronicResourcesLibrarianfor a public, US-statewide law library system that provides access to legal information for Massachusetts citizens. She is the former librarian at The Christian Science Monitor news organization. Leigh has served in roles for the Special Libraries Association since 1998 including Chair of the News Division, and President of SLA's New England chapter. She enjoys working with colleagues internationally and has been a member of SLA Europe since 2015. Professional areas of interest include information verification, media literacy, and archiving digital content.
Digital Communications Member
Julia Bhojoo is the founder of LawLibWiki and an early career librarian, having previously worked in law firms as an Information Assistant and Knowledge Analyst.