The Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018 – Call for abstracts

APLIC call for abstracts

APLIC call for abstracts

The Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018 program committee invites proposals relating to the conference theme:

Roar | Leap | Dare

To view the call, please follow this link.

Please review the submission guidelines before submitting your abstract. All abstracts should be submitted prior to 6 November 2017. To view submission guidelines please follow this link.

Proposals should be submitted via the online portal.

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline – 6 November 2017
Author notification – 11 December 2017
Peer review paper submission – 1 March 2018
Mentor review paper submission – 1 May 2018
Final paper and presentation submission – 13 July 2018


Enquiries regarding abstract submissions can be directed to the ALIA Events Team at events (@)

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Public Review: Practising Professionals for the Period Jul 2017 to Jun 2019

There are 27 applicants for the Practising Professional status for the period from July 2017 to June 2019.

The names are listed below for public review. Review will end on 20 October 2017.

  1. Lim Junhao Edward
  2. Jami So (NLB)
  3. Raneetha Rajaratnam (NLB)
  4. Cheng Wei Yeow (NTU)
  5. Law Loo Shien (NTU)
  6. Lim Choon Lan Phoebe (NTU)
  7. Lena Sam Choon Foong (NTU)
  8. Seah Eng Kiat (NTU)
  9. Stephanie Vericca Budiman (NUS)
  10. Umarani Jayapal (NUS)
  11. Kan Sok Cheng (NUS)
  12. Pattarin Kusolpalin (NUS)
  13. Low Ke Khoon (NUS)
  14. Lin Yung Mei(NUS)
  15. Ratnala Sukanya Naidu (NUS)
  16. Ng Yen Ping Stephanie (NUS)
  17. Ong Hong Kiat (NUS)
  18. Quek Yoong Thai Andy (NUS)
  19. Raudhah binti Muhammad Dahri (NUS)
  20. Sim Wan Chin Raven (NUS)
  21. Tan Poh Lay (NUS)
  22. Irine Tanudjaja (NUS)
  23. Cher Sen Keuk (SP)
  24. Khoo Ai Ling (SP)
  25. Kamaludeen Mohamed Rafi (SP)
  26. Wan Ho Wah (SP)
  27. Georgiana Glass (TP)
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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