Historical SLA Europe Awards

SLA Europe has offered a variety of awards in the past, to recognise the achievements of information professionals at all stages of their careers, and allow for development opportunities such as attending the SLA Annual Conference.


Perfect Information and SLA Europe Professional Development Award

The PI and SLA Europe Professional Development Award was established in 2014 to assist SLA members in their professional development from and training and presenting point of view. The winner was given opportunity to deliver a workshop at the Perfect Information Conference 2014 and provided with a mentor to guide them through the experience.

The 2014 PI and SLA Europe Professional Development Award winner was Sarah Wolfenden. Sarah delivered a workshop based on the Customer Service Excellence Standard Project and its implementation at Brunel University Library.

The award is running again in 2015, for further details see the PI Conference Award 2015 page.

SLA Europe Conference Award

In 2012 the SLA Europe Conference Award was awarded to Anneli Sarkanen.  The SLA Europe Conference Award provided opportunity for an outstanding information professional to attend the SLA Annual Conference.  This award was aimed at all information professionals living or working in Europe,  with more than five years’ experience in the field, and who had not won an SLA Europe Early Careers Conference Award within the last five years.

In 2012 the award was Co-sponsored by the Leadership and Management Division, and generously supported by Dow Jones. The Conference Award offered the successful applicant an expenses-paid trip to the conference, along with the opportunity after the conference to get involved with the work of SLA Europe and the Leadership and Management Division (LMD).


SLA Europe Information Professional Award

About the award

Established in 1994, the SLA Europe Information Professional Award (formerly known as the European Special Librarian of the Year, or ESLY) recognised outstanding achievement in the information profession amongst those living and working in Europe.  The winner received an expenses-paid trip to the annual SLA Conference.   This award was replaced in 2012 with the SLA Europe Conference Award.

You can read about the background to the Award in Sylvia James’ article on Ten Years of the ESLY Award.


Previous SLA Europe Information Professional Award winners:

2011: Professor Hazel Hall (England)

2010: Dr Geoff Walton (England)
2009: Gimena Campos Cervera (Italy)
2008: Dennie Heye (Netherlands)
2007: Janet Hopkins (Germany)
2006: Marie-Madeleine Salmon (France)
2005: Steve Borley (Scotland)
2004: Janet Tomlinson (England)
2003: Peter Clarke (England)
2002: Margareta Nelke (Sweden)
2001: Annabel Colley (England)
2000: William Hann (England)
1999: Kevin Miles (England)
1998: Lise Lotte Lindskog (Sweden)
1997: Tuula Salo (Finland)
1996: Ruth Colyer (England)
1995: Ian Thomson (England)
1994: Michel Bauwens (Belgium)

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