REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – LAS WSQ Support Bibliographic Control Works (July 2016)

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LAS is pleased to organize the another run of the LAS WSQ training for Support Bibliographic Control Works.

Details below:
Dates: 12 – 14 July 2016
Time: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM daily
Venue: Training Room, (Level 6, CLB-06-27), National University of Singapore Central Library (Getting to NUS Central Library)

Assessment:
Scheduled dates: 27 – 28 July 2016
Time: 1 hour per candidate on either one of the scheduled dates
Venue: (NTU Library Instructional Commons) or venues to be determined.

Course Fees: $495 (Gross)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Register at: http://www.las.org.sg/eforms/view.php?id=5475

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 30 June 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.
§ Please view full Terms & Conditions for LAS WSQ Level 2 courses.

For more information on the module, please refer to the training page.
Registration will close with maximum of 17 participants.

Organized by:
LAS Training & Development Committee

SMART Libraries for Tomorrow Conference – Call for Proposals

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The Library Association of Singapore invite proposals for the Smart Libraries for Tomorrow Conference to be held on Sep 20th 2016 at the Matrix Auditorium@Biopolis.

The conference theme, Smart Libraries for Tomorrow : Disrupt and Innovate, enables the library community to showcase and demonstrate their contributions towards realising Singapore’s Smart Nation vision. The Smart Nation vision, quoting PM Lee Hsien Loong, “strives to create better living for all of us, stronger communities in our society, and more opportunities for all”.

[2nd Revised Call with Deadline extended to: 31 May 2016]

1. We are inviting proposals for papers and posters in all areas that reflect disruption and innovation in libraries including but not limited to
• Applications of Digital Technologies in Libraries
• Capabilities Building, Manpower & Skills Development
• Collections & Access
• Places & Facilities
• Programmes & Outreach
• Services

2. The scope of your presentation can include:
• Proof-of-concept
• Case studies or experiences
• Best practices
• Work- in-progress / Preliminary results of ongoing projects
• Reflection papers

3. Delivery format:
• Paper presentation (10 min), or
• Poster and /or Demos

4. Proposals should include:
• Title
• Abstract (up to 300 words)
• Presenter’s details : Name, email, institution, position, and brief biographical information (about 50 words)

Deadline : All proposals should be emailed to conference@las.org.sg by 23 May 2016 31 May 2016.

Evaluation is based on the abstract and notification of acceptance will be sent by 6 June 2016 10 June 2016.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit full-length papers to Singapore Journal of Library & Information Management.

Enjoy discounted prices at Raffles Medical Group Clinics

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We are pleased to inform you that Raffles Medical Group has offered LAS members discounted prices on the following medical services at their clinics until 31 Dec 2016 :

• GP Consultation
• Medical Check-Up
• Vaccinations
• Health Screening

The prices (after discount) for these respective services listed in the attached PDF for your reference. Other promotions/discounts are not applicable on top of these prices.

All you have to do to enjoy the rates is to verbally mention that you are a member of the Library Association of Singapore at their clinics.

For queries, please contact Herman, Business Development Chair, at business@las.org.sg.

General T&Cs:
1. Please quote Library Association of Singapore (LAS) upon registration.
2. Prices quoted are inclusive of GST.
3. You may access the services at all Raffles Medical and Dental clinics in Singapore, Raffles Health Screeners at Shaw Centre and Raffles Hospital. Services are not available at Raffles Executive Medical Centres 24-Hour Emergency and Raffles Dental @ Raffles Hospital.
4. For health screening and dental packages, prior appointment is required.
5. Corporate programmes are not applicable with these packages.
6. No refund will be given for the unutilised items in the packages.
7. Packages prices and terms are subject to change without prior notice.

LAS Annual General Meeting 2016

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LAS Annual General Meeting 2016

Date: 14 May 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 9am to 12pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore,
Auditorium and Foyer (City Hall Wing, Basement 1)
[View Gallery Map]
Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957

Please register your attendance by 30 April 2016 via http://goo.gl/forms/pT3ybXBa5D

Guided Tours
We have also arranged 2 guided tours for you:
(1) Building Highlights Tour: explore the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings, and discover selected history, personalities and architectural features
(2) UOB Southeast Asia Gallery Highlights Tour: appreciate modern and contemporary art in Southeast Asia from the 19th century to the present through key artworks to art-making across Southeast Asia and the region

The tour will start at 12.30pm and end at 1.30pm.

Each tour is strictly limited to 20 pax, so please register early via http://goo.gl/forms/KQTqQDQzaG to avoid disappointment. A confirmation SMS or email will be sent to you.
Please note that admission tickets are required to enter the galleries. Admission is free for Singaporeans/PRs. For non-Singaporeans, the standard tickets are priced at $20.00 per adult.
[Source: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/visit/admissions]

Parking
• On the far right of Coleman Street after you turn in from St. Andrew’s Road
• Rates: $1.30 per half hour, 7.00am-6.00pm (Motorbike parking: $1.00 per entry)
[Source: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/visit-taxi-car]

Joint Conference and Meeting [JCM 2016] – Vendor “Open House” Invitation

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SMU Libraries cordially invite you to an ‘Open House’ to meet, network and get the latest product updates by sponsors who generously supported the JCM 2016 to be held at the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University on 18th May 2016.

Date: Wed, 18th May 2016
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Learning Labs, Level 5. Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University

Free! But Registration is Required. Register Here: https://www.regonline.com/ebslg2016jcm_openhouse [Light Refreshments will be served].

Closing Date: 27th April 2016

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