Conference programme

Please find below the provisional programme for the first SLA Europe Conference, taking place on 5-6 September 2019 at Newnham College, Cambridge. We will finalise the programme shortly, but in the meantime, this is a flavour of the wide range of themes and topics that we will cover. You will also find details about our two keynote speakers here.

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Thursday 5 September

09.30 – 11.00

Registration and refreshments


10.00 – 11.00 

Tour of Newnham College Gardens (optional pre-booked event)


11.00 – 11.15

Welcome to Cambridge

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services


11.15 – 12.00

Opening keynote

A Practical Model for Distributed Digital Leadership  –  Cerys Hearsey, Director, Post*Shift


12.00 – 12.45

Session 1

Recalling the past to understand the future  –  Richard Nelsson, Information manager, Guardian News & Media

AI and Libraries: a romance that cannot wait?  –  María de la Peña, Librarian, IE Business School Library


12.45 – 14.00

Lunch and visit sponsors


14.00 – 14.45

Session 2

Courting Failure, Laying Down the Law  –  Jennifer Findlay, Library Services Manager, Judicial Office for Scotland, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service; SarahLouise McDonald, Sheriff Courts Librarian, Judicial Office for Scotland, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

The Future Archive  –  Binni Brynolf, Digital Resources Librarian, Chatham House


14.45 – 15.30

Workshop A or B

Workshop A: How to Survive and Excel in a Diverse Gig Economy  –  Richard P. Hulser, President, Richard P. Hulser Consulting

Workshop B:  “RDA? Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Any RDA”: Back to the Future in Cataloguing in Special Libraries Outside the International Standards  –  Anne Welsh, Author


15.30 – 15.45

Break and visit sponsors


15.45 – 16.30

Session 3

Nudge in Libraries: practical applications for improving UX  –  Phil Jones, Academic Liaison Manager, Coventry University

Mindful Transitioning under the Library Restructuring  –  Xuemei Li, Data Services Librarian, York University


16.30 – 17.30

Roundtable discussion


19.00 – 21.00

Conference dinner (informal)


Friday 6 September

08.30 – 09.15

Registration


09.15 – 09.30

Welcome to day 2

Hal Kirkwood, President of SLA


09.30 – 10.15

Session 4

Knowledge Management: Maximising your organisational talent by listening harder  –  Katharine Schopflin, Information Governance Lead, London Borough of Hackney

Future Ready: transitioning to an information governance recordkeeping model in a large multi-functional organization in the Middle East  –  Matthew Platt, Acting Manager Information Governance, Qatar Foundation


10.15 – 11.00

Session 5

Predatory Publishing and Plan S  –  Simon Linacre, Director of International Marketing & Development, Cabells

Making Research Data Future Ready: The FAIR Data Principles in Action  –  Ian Bruno, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre


11.00 – 11.30

Break and visit sponsors


11.30 – 12.15

Session 6

What is Competitive Intelligence? An overview for non-CI Information Professionals  –  Arthur Weiss, Competitive / Marketing Intelligence Consultant, AWARE

A new perspective on corporate analysis: using social media and online data to create business insights  –  Lara Lopez Boronat, Information Specialist, Bain & Company


12.15 – 13.00

Session 7

Promoting and celebrating diversity in delivering and managing a 21st Century Information Service  –  Seema Rampersad, Senior Business Researcher and Service Manager, British Library

[Title to be confirmed]  –  Ben McLeish, Director of Engagement & Advocacy, Dimensions & Altmetric


13.00 – 14.00

Lunch and visit sponsors


14.00 – 14.45

Session 8

What next for SLA Europe?  –  Hal Kirkwood, President of SLA; Simon Burton, President of SLA Europe


14.45 – 15.30

Closing keynote

The future is behind us  –  Simon Chaplin, Director of Culture & Society, Wellcome Trust


15.30 – 16.00

Closing remarks


Time tbc

Punting (optional pre-booked event)

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