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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs
13
Feb
Phoebe
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What Every Librarian In Singapore Ought To Know About Saving The World

Saving the world may not be something you associate with your job responsibilities or duties (unless, of course, you’re watching this movie.) But the work you do helps people become more informed, educated and included every day. That’s right: as experts in facilitating access to information, you already contribute to making the world a better […]

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9
Jan
Phoebe
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LAS Newcomer Event 2016

The LAS Membership Committee organized a small networking session for new members who joined LAS in 2016. The event took place on 15 December 2016 at the Esplanade Library. The evening started off with a tour of the Esplanade Library led by Ms Kong Leng Foong, the manager of the library. It is a niche […]

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3
Jan
Phoebe
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Sharing on IFLA Conference 2016

Ms Joan Wee, who obtained the LAS-WLIC Grant 2016, shared her learning points after attending WLIC 2016 at Columbus, Ohio, USA in the presentation slides below. WLIC’s programme is massive: • Congress Programme • Satellite Meetings • Business Meetings • Expo & Pavilion • Library Visits Click here for Joan’s presentation slides and pictures. For […]

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Chow Chai Khim at QQML 2016
27
Dec
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Sharing on QQML International Conference 2016

Ms Chow Chai Khim, who obtained the LAS Overseas Professional Development Sponsorship 2016 to attend the 8th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) International Conference 2016, shared her key learning points and takeaways in the presentation slides below. The focus of the conference is on Exploring Trends and Challenges on Building the Future Libraries. […]

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22
Dec
justin
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Thoughts on Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment

Yes, the year of 2016 is coming to a close (meaning Christmas is going to be upon us in just a few days’ time)! In the festive spirit of sharing, I will end our SLB blog with the last article for the year by penning a short article on the ACTA journey which I recently […]

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Mr. Koh Chee Boon, Librarian, demonstrating the use of PRPL’s digital screens. Pictured here is the Book Tree, located on the Teens’ Mezzanine Level.
9
Nov
Phoebe
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Visit to Pasir Ris Public Library

On the afternoon of 28 July 2016, Pasir Ris Public Library hosted 25 of our LAS members from various institutions to a tour of its new revamped library, the first mall library in Singapore to have a space managed by teens for teens. The library is centrally located at the 4th level of White Sands […]

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11
Oct
justin
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In Conversation with Lionel Lewis

Editor: Library Association of Singapore (LAS) Publications committee is honoured to have Mr Lionel Lewis share his thoughts on reading and Libraries. As the former goalkeeper of our Singapore national team in the 2000s, Lionel is indeed a well-known figure not only to adults, but to students in their teens as well. We are grateful […]

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Step into HML, the oldest library in Singapore
5
Sep
Phoebe
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LAS Visit to Raffles Institution’s Raffles Archives & Museum, Hullett Memorial Library and Shaw Foundation Library

The old and the new – this was the theme of our visit on 22 June 2016 to Raffles Archives & Museum (RAM), Hullett Memorial Library (HML) and Shaw Foundation Library (SFL) at Raffles Institution (RI). It was a rainy afternoon – but it certainly did not dampen the spirits of the 30 participants and […]

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29
Aug
charmaine
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The S.U.R.E. Story (Part 2): Information Literacy in Education

In the age of the Internet, navigating and making sense of information clutter is vital. To encourage Singaporeans to be savvy about the sources and content of the information they receive every day, in 2013, the National Library Board (NLB) started promoting information literacy (IL) through the nationwide S.U.R.E. campaign. S.U.R.E. is the acronym for […]

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