Announcements

LAS WSQ Training for Support Acquisitions and Serials Work

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

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LAS WSQ training for Support Collection Maintenance

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

Posted in 2016, Announcements, Events, Featured

REGISTRATION IS OPEN – Smart Libraries for Tomorrow Conference 2016

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

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

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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.

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