Marie Grace Cannon : President

Marie Grace Cannon


Marie Grace Cannon gained her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Literature from Warwick University, before studying an MA in Library and Information Studies at UCL. Marie became involved with the SLA when she was awarded the SLA Early Career Conference Award (ECCA) co-sponsored by the Legal Division, and attended the annual conference in Chicago in 2012.

Since then, Marie has served as Blog Editor and Secretary for SLA Europe, as well as being an active member of the Digital Communications Committee and Legal Division. Marie is currently working as an Knowledge and Information Officer for Clifford Chance, and is a chartered librarian with CILIP.

Katharine Schopflin : President-Elect

Katharine Schopflin


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).


Seema Rampersad : Membership Chair

Seema Rampersad

Membership Chair

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.

Sarah Wolfenden :

Sarah Wolfenden

Sarah Wolfenden graduated from University College London with an MA in Library and Information Science in November 2008 and is currently working as a Subject Liaison Librarian at Brunel University. Her involvement with SLA Europe stems from winning the Leadership and Management/SLA Europe sponsored Early Career Conference Award in 2012.

She is an active member of the profession serving on several library and information committees, mainly helping with social media and event and conference planning. Blog posts about her professional development activities can be found at The Wolfenden Report and she tweets as @SarahWolfenden.

Sarah’s experience covers further education, higher education and higher education in further education, with a background in retail and customer service. She is interested in mindfulness in the workplace and how people learn, as well as being an advocate for continual professional development.

Siobhan McGuinness : Chair, Digicomms

Siobhan McGuinness

Chair, Digicomms

Siobhan McGuinness is from Waterford City, Ireland, and gained her MLIS in University College Dublin in 2013. Siobhan is new to the LIS profession and is very interested in Public Libraries as this is the area she wishes to move into. Recently, Siobhan has achieved an Internship with The Heritage Council of Ireland as a Library and Records Management Assistant. Siobhan writes regularly on all library and information topics on her blog "A Library Bubble"

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