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.
Michelle Bond, Trainee Faculty Librarian at Liverpool Hope University, kindly reviews our Manchester event on new technologies, in association with Manchester NLPN.
John Coll, Head of Access at the National Library of Scotland, kindly reviews a recent SLA event held in Edinburgh.
How useful is social media for libraries? Can Facebook really help me to promote what I do? What benefits can using LinkedIn bring me as an information professional? Come along to the National Library of Scotland and hear Bryan Christie and Nick Goldstein answer these and other questions as they talk about the use of social media and networking for information professionals.
On Tuesday 25 September, SLA Europe is hosting an evening event on “Engaging with social media for fun and career success”. Our three guest speakers, Neil Infield, Meghan Jones and Laura Woods, will relate their own experiences using social media both at work and at home.