LAS Awards are given out to:
- Recognise members who render outstanding service to the profession
- Promote professional growth
LAS awards represent four types with the recommended minimum dollar amount as follows:
a. Grant – Grants are issued to encourage professional growth through research or professional development. The minimum recommended amount is S$2,500
b. Recognition – These awards are to highlight those who have contributed to the library profession in a substantial way according to the specifics of the award. No designated minimum is recommended
c. Scholarship – These awards are meant to provide individuals with full or partial funding to further their education to enhance themselves and the library profession. The minimum recommended amount is S$4,000
d. Sponsorship – These awards are meant to provide individuals with funds necessary to experience opportunities for professional growth. No designated minimum amount is recommended.
A list of current awards are listed below.
LAS Lifetime Contribution Award
The Award aims to honour a retiree who has significantly contributed to the development of the library profession in Singapore and who has represented Singapore on an international level. The recipient must have been actively involved in LAS over the span of his/her career and both length and level of service are considered. The nomination is by LAS Council.
Award: The Award consists of art worth up to $3,000
LAS Professional Service Award
The Award aims to recognise LAS members who demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment to the library profession.
Award: The Award consists of artwork with a citation worth up to S$1,000
LAS Passion Award
The Award aims to recognise one individual each year for outstanding contributions, commitment and service to the library profession.
Award: The Award consists of a $500 voucher
LAS Outstanding Newcomer Award
The Award aims to recognise the accomplishments of outstanding newcomers to the library profession upon the completion of the professional library qualification.
Award: The Award consists of a $200 voucher
Application opens: September
LAS Library School Scholarship
The Scholarship aims to support and encourage individuals to attain higher education in the library profession. It provides financial support to an individual for graduate study in a recognised school of library science, leading to an MLS, M.Sc. (Information Studies) or equivalent, who has the potential to have an exceptional career as a librarian.
Award: The Sponsorship of S$5,000 is to partially cover tuition in a school of library and information science or the equivalent.
LAS Overseas Professional Development Sponsorship
The Sponsorship is offered to encourage professional growth and to increase the knowledge of our library community. These professional development events include conferences and other learning opportunities held overseas.
Award: The Sponsorship consists of a subsidy of up to S$2,000
The Grant is given to recognise professional contributions from a librarian or a group of librarians in the field of technical services and/or collection development of print or electronic resources. It aims to provide the recipient(s) with the funding opportunity to study a particular aspect of collection development and management ranging from acquisition, subscription, licensing, cataloguing, e-resource management and other related activities.
The Grant is also open to librarians working in Singapore in technical services and/or collection development to attend an international library conference for professional development.
Grant: The Grant consists of S$2,500 sponsored by YBP Library Services.
The purpose of the Grant is to provide LAS members with financial support and opportunities to learn and network. LAS believe that participation in conferences develops professional growth and strengthens our library community.
Grant: Subsidies of up to $5,000 per award to two LAS personal professional members