UXLibs-in-a-day Workshop with Andy Priestner

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UXLibs-in-a-day Workshop with Andy Priestner
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Date: Dec 15th 2016 (Thursday) or Dec 16th 2016 (Friday)
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Singapore Management University Libraries, Learning Lab 1
Fees: $120 (LAS members), $180 (non-LAS members)

This workshop is divided into 4 sessions:

1 What is user experience

The course begins by defining user experience and ethnography and exploring the value of attitudinal and behavioural user research methods with practical examples of its application in libraries.

2 User experience techniques

Participants are invited to experience firsthand some of the most valuable UX methods: observation and usability; card sorting and affinity mapping; love letters and break-­‐up letters; and cognitive mapping. Other methods explored include: diary studies and cultural probes; photo interviews; touchstone tours, graffiti walls; interviews; behavioural mapping.

3 Idea generation

Participants learn how idea generation techniques and a divergent thinking approach can turn research data into ideas for new products and services.

4 Learning summary

In the final session of the day attendees will be asked to share what they have learned and how they might go on to apply the techniques they have learned at their home institutions.

Course Leader: Andy Priestner, former head of library and information services at Cambridge University’s Business School and is now a part-time freelance trainer and consultant in user experience, leadership, social media, and teambuilding.    He also manages Cambridge University’s FutureLib Programme which delivers UX based innovation projects.

For registration enquiries, please contact training@las.org.sg

Australia, New Zealand and Singapore library associations to work together to deepen ties

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016, Canberra: Australia, New Zealand and Singapore library associations have agreed to work together to promote the library and information sector (LIS) across the three countries and will produce a joint conference in 2018 to be held at the Gold Coast.

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) and the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) have today signed a memorandum of understanding to promote an innovation agenda by making information in all its forms accessible to some 20 million library users.

The organisations have agreed to:

  • hold the library and information sector Gold Coast in 2018, which will provide the opportunity for more than 1000 professionals from our three nations to share their knowledge and expertise with colleagues from across our library networks
  • Represent the region’s library and Information sector at an international level through the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
  • Collaborate and strengthen cultural responsiveness and accountability in libraries
  • Promote digital access to collections across the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector

Sue McKerracher, Chief Executive Officer of ALIA, said: ‘We are looking forward to working together to create opportunities with a truly international flavour, as well as building cultural links with some of our nearest neighbours.’

‘There’ll be opportunities to deepen links between countries, enhance cross-cultural understanding, and enable further access for the citizens of the three nations to share information about each other through increased digital access.’

Joanna Matthew, Executive Director of LIANZA, notes that: ‘LIANZA is thrilled to be working with ALIA and LAS to provide what is sure to be a thought-provoking and invigorating conference. We look forward to some great outcomes for librarians of all three countries through fostering these closer relationships.’

Judy Ng, President, Library Association of Singapore notes that: ‘LAS is looking forward to collaborate with ALIA and LIANZA on having an exciting conference in 2018. We look forward to deepening our relationships and greater sharing for the benefit of both the library profession and citizens of the three nations.’

LAS WSQ Training for Support Acquisitions and Serials Work

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LAS is pleased to organize another run of the LAS WSQ training for Support Acquisitions and Serials Work.  This is the last WSQ course for this year 2016.  We will resume the courses again in 2017. Please keep a look out for posting of the new 2017 training schedule at http://www.las.org.sg/wp/training-development/for-support-staff/ 

Details for the November 2016 module is as below:

Training:
Dates: 8 and 9 Nov 2016
Time: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM daily
Venue: Central Library Theatrette 2 (Level 4, CLB-04-05), National University of Singapore
(Getting to NUS Central Library)

Assessment: 
Scheduled dates: 23 or 24 Nov 2016
Time: 1 hour per candidate on either one of the scheduled dates
Venue: (NTU Libary Instructional Commons) or venues to be determined.

Course Fees: $360 (Gross)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.

Register at: http://www.las.org.sg/eforms/view.php?id=13312

This is one of the 5 competency based programmes at entry level which together form the WSQ Higher Certificate in Library and Information Services. 

Important Note:
We will send an email update on the outcome of your application by 28 October 2016.

  • The registration page will also display a message when the class is full. You will not be able to key in personal particulars when this happens
  • On enrollment, you are deemed to have committed to both the training and proposed assessment dates.
  • Participants who are not sponsored by their Employer will have to make payment for the course before the assessment. LAS reserves the right to not allow you to take the assessment on the event of outstanding course fees.
  • Participants or institutions who wish to withdraw from an enrolled course must submit reason(s) in writing to las.tnd@gmail.com. Where notice of withdrawal is given before the start of the course, an administrative fee of $25 is payable to facilitate the withdrawal from the course.

For more information on the module, please refer to the training page.

Registration will close with maximum of 18 participants.

Organized by:
LAS Training & Development Committee

LAS WSQ training for Support Collection Maintenance

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LAS is pleased to organize another run of the LAS WSQ training for Support Collection Maintenance Work.

Training details below:

Dates: 14 – 15 Sep 2016 (Wed-Thu)
Time: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM daily
Venue: Central Library Theatrette 2 (Level 4, CLB-04-05), National University of Singapore (Getting to NUS Central Library)

Assessment:
Scheduled dates: 28 or 29 Sep 2016 (Wed-Thu)
Time: 1 hour per candidate on either one of the scheduled dates
Venue: NTU Library Instructional Commons (Block N2, Level B3), Nanyang Technological University
(Getting to NTU Library Instructional Commons)

Course Fees: $360 (Gross)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Register at: http://www.las.org.sg/eforms/view.php?id=11495

This is one of the 5 competency based programmes at entry level which together form the WSQ Higher Certificate in Library and Information Services.

Important Note:
§ We will send an email update on the outcome of you application by 31 August 2016.

  • The registration page will also display a message when the class is full. You will not be able to key in personal particulars when this happens
  • On enrolment, you are deemed to have committed to both the training and proposed assessment dates.
  • Participants who are not sponsored by their Employer will have to make payment for the course before the assessment. LAS reserves the right to not allow you to take the assessment on the event of outstanding course fees.
  • Participants or institutions who wish to withdraw from an enrolled course must submit reason(s) in writing to las.tnd@gmail.com. Where notice of withdrawal is given before the start of the course, an administrative fee of $25 is payable to facilitate the withdrawal from the course.

For more information on the module, please refer to the training page.
Registration will close with maximum of 18 participants.

 

Organized by:
LAS Training & Development Committee

REGISTRATION IS OPEN – Smart Libraries for Tomorrow Conference 2016

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The Library Association of Singapore (LAS) cordially invites you to participate in the “Libraries for Tomorrow” 2016 conference.

The conference theme “Smart Libraries for Tomorrow: Disrupt and Innovate” signifies the dynamic evolution of the information landscape, and the challenges and opportunities present to libraries and information professionals.

The conference will showcase library communities’ contributions towards realising Singapore’s Smart Nation vision and aims to foster communication and collaboration among local and regional librarians, information specialists, information providers and knowledge creators. In conjunction with the conference, two runs of the post-conference workshop “UXLibs-in-a-day” by Mr Andy Priestner will be held.

Join us on:
CONFERENCE: SMART LIBRARIES FOR TOMORROW: DISRUPT AND INNOVATE
20 September 2016 (Tuesday) at Biopolis, Matrix Auditorium;
UXLibs-in-a-Day WORKSHOP – conducting user experience research in libraries
21 / 22 September 2016 (Wednesday / Thursday) at Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University

An exciting programme comprising keynote and paper presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions and workshops awaits you!

Register Now

SMART Libraries for Tomorrow Conference

UXLibs-in-a-Day Workshop

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