Vote on IFLA Global Vision Responses

Last week, more than 100 librarians from the Singapore libraries gathered over 2 days of workshops to debate on what the Singapore response to IFLA’s Global Vision call should be like. From these workshops, we have withered down to the top 10 responses, and we want to bring distill this further to our top 5 answers.

This call goes out to ALL librarians in Singapore – Whether you are a librarian in an institution, or working behind the scenes in a vendor company, or even if you are retired from active service – Your Voice matters! This poll is opened to ALL librarians from Singapore (and not restricted to LAS members).

In a nutshell, the IFLA’s Global Vision discussion brings together thousands of representatives of the library field worldwide to explore how a connected library field can meet the challenges of the future. It is important that we give some time to think about how we, as librarians, want to shape what our libraries are going to be like in the future. All countries are being asked to answer the same set of questions and provide a country report that is reflective of our unique library situations.

To take part in this survey, please check out this link below. It will take 5 minutes of your time to fill this up. Please respond by 17 Sept 2017.

Thank you.

IFLA Global Vision Discussion

Be a part of the global movements led by IFLA to shape the vision of our libraries for the future!

Together with the IFLA Regional Office, the Library Association of Singapore is pleased to bring to all libraries and librarians across Singapore, the chance to voice what we see should be the vision for libraries. Sign up for the discussion platforms on either 6 or 7 Sept and be a part of the movement!

We have two sessions for you to choose:

Option 1: 6 Sept 2017; 10am to 12pm Venue: Central Public Library (Multipurpose Room), National Library Building

Option 2: 7 Sept 2017, 3pm to 5pm. Venue: Jurong Regional Library (Programme zone), level 1.

Register with us through this weblink form:

As this is an IFLA initiative, and we are tasked to gather the vision from SINGAPORE libraries regardless of association affiliation, we want to reach out to ALL librarians in Singapore – whether you are working in a library or even as a library supplier! We want YOU – the Singapore Librarian to come for this. We also want to hear from our retired librarians too. So come along and join in.

So do not hesitate any longer! Come and have YOUR say. For more information on the Global Vision, check out this website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a note at lassec@LAS.ORG.SG.



Hiatus in LAS WSQ training

Hiatus in LAS WSQ training

LAS WSQ courses will be undergoing review until 2018.

No new classes will be offered until further notice.

For further information, please see Training page or contact

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference

Monday 30 July – Thursday 2 August 2018

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Queensland, Australia


About Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), and Library Association of Singapore (LAS) are delighted to announce their first joint conference between the three associations.

The 2018 conference will be the fourth in a series which began more than 30 years ago. The first joint Australia-New Zealand conference was held in Christchurch in 1981; the second in Brisbane in 1984, and the third in Wellington in 1994. This will be the first time that ALIA and LIANZA are joined by LAS.

Conference theme: Roar | Leap | Dare

Inspired by motifs and imagery commonly associated with Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, the theme is intended to draw focus to the issues of:

Roar – how to we advocate for our communities and industries? How do we promote and demonstrate the value of what we do?

Leap – how do we spring forward and build momentum? What are the innovations and connections in technology, service delivery and content that are shaping our services, environments and work?

Dare – what risks are we taking in our organisations and work lives?  What are the stories of revolution or evolution, success or failure, in your library, industry, country or career?

Application for Practising Professional (PP) for 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019 is now open

Dear members,

Application for Practising Professional (PP) under the LAS Professional Development Scheme (PDS) is now open. Successful applicants will qualify as PP for the period of 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019. Please submit your application if your PP status has expired in June 2017 or if you are a new applicant.

The closing date of application is 21 July 2015.

To qualify for the Practising Professional (PP) award under the Revised PDS, you need to fulfil ALL the following conditions:

  • Engage in at least 12 professional development activities in the 2-year qualification period.
  • Engage in activities from minimum of 3 out of 4 groups (A, B, C & D)
  • At least 2 of these activities must be from Group A (Compulsory group)

Find out more about the application guidelines here:

Download the application form here:

More about the Professional Development Scheme here:

List of Current Practising Professionals


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