Tag Archive | SLA Europe

SLA Europe talk: Engaging with social media for fun and career success

Last week, I did a talk for SLA Europe on “Engaging with social media for fun and career success”, alongside co-panellists Meghan Jones and Neil Infield. It went pretty well, I think – and was filmed, so will be available to the wider world fairly soon! Eep… In the meantime, here is, more or less, […]

Storify: Marketing Yourself, Marketing Your Service

Last week, I went to an SLA Europe event in Leeds on “Marketing Yourself, Marketing Your Service”. I had a great time – Ned and Bethan had lots of interesting, thought-provoking things to say (as always!), and it was good to get out and talk to some people (having been a bit of a hermit […]

CPD23 Thing 11: Mentoring

I’ve had 4 “official” mentors: the two mentors I was assigned when I attended the SLA conference in 2009 on the SLA Europe Early Career Conference Award; and the two chartership mentors I’ve had – one in London when I first registered for chartership, and one I’ve just met in Leeds having moved here and […]

Thing 7: Face-to-face networking and professional organisations

This post is part of 23 Things for Professional Development. This week’s Thing is actually two linked Things, and I consider both particularly important to my own professional development. I’m a member of several different professional associations, and find all of them valuable in different ways. One of the main things they do is give […]

SLA Europe event in Manchester

Just a super quick one to point out that SLA Europe are organising an evening talk on “Is your information unit Future Ready” in Manchester on the 22nd March. I will certainly be there, and I’d like to encourage as many information professionals in the North West as possible to come along too. At SLA […]

Competitive intelligence, social media and lots of talking at Online Information 2010

Last Wednesday I spent the day at Online Information in London. I was mainly there to represent SLA Europe: I went along to the breakfast in the morning, and to a reception for board members and sponsors in the evening. I also spent a few hours on our stand, talking to existing and prospective members […]

Escaping the Echo Chamber with SLA Europe

Last night, Ned Potter (aka thewikiman) and I did a presentation for SLA Europe at the City Business Library on the Echo Chamber, alongside Bethan Ruddock and Jo Anderson talking about Voices for the Library. It was a roaring success – despite some initial difficulties! Poor Ned was stuck in traffic for most of the […]

Escaping the Echo Chamber

Just a quick note to say that me and Ned Potter will be speaking about the Echo Chamber problem in libraries at a number of events over the next few months. Booking is now open for our talk at the City Business Library on 24 November, organised by SLA Europe, and also featuring Bethan Ruddock and Jo […]

New website for SLA Europe

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have seen I spent most of my day tweeting about this shiny new website. I hope you’ll forgive me for putting another plug for it here, just in case anyone hasn’t seen it yet! I have my own reasons for wanting to promote the new site – as […]

Library Day in the Life Round 5: Tuesday

I am taking part in the Library Day in the Life this week. I am currently working as an information assistant at a London law firm. As I’ve taken part in the project twice before, I’ve decided that rather than write a full account of each day (which gets rather repetitive), I’m going to pick […]