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SLA Europe: Early Career Conference Awards 2011 – winners announced

SLA Europe announces this year's for winners of the Early Career Conference Awards, organised in conjunction with four SLA Divisions. Winner's prizes include an all expenses paid trip to the SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia in June.

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SLA Europe Early Career Conference Awards 2011

Co-Sponsored by the Business & Finance, Legal, Pharmaceutical & Health Technology, and Leadership & Management Divisions of SLA.

The Board of SLA Europe is delighted to announce the four winners of the SLA Europe Early Career Conference Award (ECCA) 2011. The winners, who will attend the annual SLA Conference in Philadelphia, 12-15 June 2011, are Chris Cooper, Natalia Madjarevic, Ned Potter, and Samuel Wiggins.

Chris Cooper is an Information Specialist at the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group, where he specialises in health technology assessments. Chris graduated from University College London in 2009 with an MA in Information Studies, and is currently undertaking a PhD at King’s College London. Chris is co-sponsored by the Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division.

Natalia Madjarevic graduated from University College London in 2009 with an MA in Library and Information Studies. Prior to this, Natalia did a traineeship at The Guardian & The Observer Research and Information Department. She currently works at Queen Mary University of London as Information Assistant - Electronic Services. Natalia is co-sponsored by the Business & Finance Division.

Ned Potter works in the field of digitisation at the University of Leeds. Ned graduated from the University of Northumbria in 2009 with an MSc in Information and Library Management. Ned is professionally very active, and is the founder of the LIS New Professionals Network (LISNPN). Ned is co-sponsored by the Leadership & Management Division.

Samuel Wiggins is currently enrolled on the MA Librarianship course at the University of Sheffield, where he plans to write his dissertation on 'the effect of pay-wall and changing business models on information management in legal firms’. Before starting his MA, Samuel was a graduate trainee at Norton Rose LLP. Samuel is co-sponsored by the Legal Division.

The Award covers all expenses, including Conference registration, transportation, food, lodging and incidental expenses, as well as one-year membership in SLA. In return, the Award winners participate and assist in their co-sponsoring Division’s events during the Conference and report on their experience in Division and SLA Europe newsletters/blogs.

Announcing the winners, SLA Europe President Sara Batts said: 'I am really pleased to welcome Ned, Chris, Natalia and Sam to SLA Europe. The selection panel was faced with a difficult task to choose from such a talented and enthusiastic pool of applicants in this, the fifth year of the awards. I am sure our four winners will find the conference experience and its related opportunities a real fillip to their professional development and career.’

The SLA Europe ECCA is given to LIS professionals who have been working for less than five years or are enrolled in a European graduate-level programme in the LIS field. Applicants must have excellent English language skills and not have previously attended an SLA annual conference. The application process involves three steps: writing an essay; securing a recommendation from a current faculty member in their programme or their line manager; and providing an up-to-date résumé.

About SLA

The Special Libraries Association is a non-profit global organisation for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, the SLA represents over 12000 information professionals in 83 countries, including corporate, academic and government information specialists.

About SLA Europe

SLA Europe provides information professionals in Europe with unique networking and learning opportunities through regular seminars, social events, and its website and blog. The group recognises outstanding achievement in the information profession with its annual SLA Europe Information Professional Award (SLA Europe IP). SLA Europe also engages with young information professionals through its Early Career Conference Awards (ECCA) and the SLA Europe Dissertation Prize programme.



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