SLA presents Two Online Events: How library and information professionals are coping during a pandemic & Practical Information Security for LIS professionals

Here’s their press release……..SLA Europe continues to work hard to bring you popular early evening events, currently focused online. We have three coming up pipeline and you can sign up for two of them right now!

1. How library and information professionals are coping during a pandemic
Date: Wednesday April 29th 6pm-7pm
Cost: Free to everyone
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This will be a great opportunity to discuss the effects of the CV-19 crisis on our working lives with our peers, so put your thinking caps on and do put your questions to our panel.
Our panel will be chaired by Stephen Phillips, an SLA Fellow and a Past President of SLA Europe.  He recently set up SmartIM, an independent information management consultancy, and was previously Head of Global Business Information Services at Morgan Stanley.

Our three panellists are the current, immediate past and future Presidents of SLA Europe:

* Seema Rampersad, Senior Business Researcher and Service Manager, the Business & IP Centre at the British Library (2020 SLA Europe President)
* Amy Stubbing is  a Library Manager at University of East London (SLA Europe President Elect)
* Simon Burton is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of CB Resourcing, a leading knowledge & information management recruitment business. (Immediate Past President of SLA Europe)

2. Practical Information Security for LIS professionals
Date: Wednesday May 27th 6pm-7pm
Cost: Free to everyone
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Please join us for our topical webinar designed to help you ensure you keep your information secure, both in your professional and private lives. Understand what is meant by hacking, denial of service, phishing and other information security jargon.

About our speaker, Tracey Maleeff.
Tracey is an Information Security Professional with a Master of Library and Information Science degree. A frequent author and speaker on InfoSec and research topics, she has presented at several Information Security industry conferences and holds the GIAC Security Essentials  certification.

3. What is Solid and what might it mean for information professionals?
Date: Likely midnight, the last week of June, 6pm-7pm
Cost: Free to everyone
Escape the CV-19 discussions and join us for our forward-looking webinar on the subject of Solid – social-linked data. Solid is the bran child of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the worldwide web. He felt that the internet needed repairing and devised Solid to give individual users full control over usage of their data. More information available at:
We plan on having one or more leading industry experts who will educate us on this fascinating development.

Stay safe and see you online soon,

Best wishes

The SLA Europe Events Committee