Alexandria, Virginia, September 27, 2012 – The Leadership and Management Division (LMD) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) announces the winners of the 2102 Joint European Chapter and LMD awards: Anneli Sarkanen and Sarah Wolfenden.
Anneli Sarkanen was the winner of the 2012 SLA Europe/LMD Conference Award. The Conference Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the information profession amongst those living and working in Europe. Anneli works as Information Officer at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, where she is highly regarded by the lawyers she works for. Among Anneli’s innovations has been the introduction of an internal wiki – which is used as a communication tool and knowledge repository, and to facilitate project management within the Field Fisher Waterhouse Library and Information Services team. Anneli is also an active member of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL), and currently serves as Vice-Chair of their PR & Promotions Committee. When recommending Anneli, a former colleague stated that Anneli would be ‘an excellent ambassador for the information profession in London and the UK’. The Conference Award provided the successful applicant with an expenses-paid trip to the conference, along with the opportunity, after the conference, to get involved with the work of SLA Europe and the Leadership and Management Division (LMD). This award was generously supported by Dow Jones.
Sarah Wolfenden was one of five winners of the 2012 SLA Europe Early Career Conference Awards. The Early Career Conference Award is given to one or more LIS professionals who are within the first five years of their career or are enrolled in a European graduate-level program in the LIS field. Sarah graduated from University College London with an MA in Library and Information Studies in 2008. Sarah has worked as Higher Education Advisor at Kingston College, overseeing the running of the Higher Education Centre which caters for approximately 1800 students, and is now Subject Liaison Librarian for Social Sciences at Brunel University.
The Leadership and Management Division (LMD) draws its members from across the many arenas in which SLA members work. Members represent a wide range of experience, from seasoned senior managers to new information professionals interested in leadership and management concepts. LMD offers its members specialized programming and continuing education opportunities and an assortment of professional resources.
About SLA Europe
SLA Europe is a thriving network of information professionals: individuals and organisations within the UK and across Europe come together in SLA Europe to benefit from each others’ knowledge and experience.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves about 11,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. For more information, visit us on the web at www.sla.org.