2021 Conference Reflections – Day One & Two

In this blog post, Alice shares a reflection of our two day conference and her experience in attending virtually. Despite nearly two decades working in libraries I don’t think I had attended an SLA event until the recent SLA Europe conference. There were so many items in the conference programme that appealed to me – partly an opportunity to reflect…

2021 Conference Reflections – Resilience

In this blog post, Emilia shares a reflection of Sarah Wolfenden’s session on the topic of surviving and thriving post-lockdown. Sarah started with her own story and her career pathway. Overcoming the enormous challenges in her life was not easy, however Sarah told us about the importance of self-care, taking time to practice mindfulness and meditation – Sarah is not…

2021 Conference Reflections – Benchmarking

In this blog post, Luca shares a reflection of Colleen Cable’s session on leveraging benchmarking and using data to demonstrate the value and impact of a library to stakeholders. Finding myself writing an annual report for the first time in a law library, I was looking forward to the talk by Colleen Cable during SLA Europe 2021 Conference on how…

2021 Conference Reflections – Day Two

In this blog post, Antony shares his experience a library studies student on attending our virtual conference. I had an incredible opportunity to attend SLA Europe 2021 Conference. As a library studies student, I was perhaps an unlikely participant in a specialist professionals forum that would typically involve travel and hotel costs. However, with all large professional gatherings forced online,…

2021 Conference Reflections – Keynote

In this blog post, Fraser shares a reflection of Nick Poole’s keynote speech on the topic of strategies and priorities for the new normal. Nick Poole kicked off this year’s conference with a theme focused on reflect, redesign and reboot. Nick addressed the recent digital shift and how COVID-19 has been a catalyst for change. Until we emerge from COVID-19,…