WSQ/LAS Level 2 training for Support Collection Maintenance

LAS is pleased to organize the third run of the WSQ/LAS Level 2 training for Support Collection Maintenance on 6 – 7 September 2011. This 2 day course will be held at Agatha Room, Toa Payoh Public Library.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Register at this link.

This is one of the 5 competency based programmes at entry level which together form the WSQ Higher Certificate in Library and Information Services.

For more information on the module, please refer to the training page.

The course fees are listed here.

Registration will close with maximum of 17 registrants.

Upon successful registration for the training, you will receive a confirmation message & email.
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.

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How does it feel to say goodbye?

Letter from Gene
28 Jul 2011

Puspa Isabella Catherine Rafi PinPin Chuin Peng Choy Ming.

I finally had a chance to host a farewell and thank you dinner for the council from 09-11 last Tue. In attendance also were the council members who are thankfully continuing for another term – Yit, Susan and Lin Li – as well as current council members.

The most memorable thing about the dinner – other than Yit experimenting with prata and chocolate ice cream – trust me, don’t go there, you just get weird sloppy brown prata – was when i shook the hands of those I had to say goodbye to. I remember especially Isabella shaking my hand really hard – so hard that the MacBook Air I was carrying was shaking in …ahem..the air 😉 Dinner folks, you might not know this but it was a major lump-in-throat moment that lasted all the way home on Northeast line.

I remember Council 09-11 very vividly for the spirit in which the team came together to deliver just superlative results in many projects led by Puspa. Besides the 2 Libraries for Tomorrow events, the Awards that we started giving out, there was the start of PDS – I am almost done and submitting wait for me! – the completion of the WSQ courses, the revamp of a gorgeous website, the getting of sponsorship valiantly during the economic downturn. The list continues for a bit.

We are in a better place in LAS because of all these things that the Council under the stalwart leadership of Puspa had achieved. I was learning and watching all the time and can only do so much being green and all.

Thank you Puspa Isabella Catherine Rafi Pin Pin Chuin Peng Choy Ming Yit Susan Lin Li for all that you have done and the many things we will still do.

So how do you say goodbye? The cop out answer and one I am so willing to cop out to is that you don’t.

Once a librarian, always a librarian.


PS. Do chat, ask questions, give ideas etc on this page. I am an addict so I check it religiously and will respond to as many posts as I can. Do let me know too if you want to join us to forge the future for LAS in any of our committees and projects. Lots of places for the willing! Just let me know what you are into.

We are currently fine-tuning our plans for 2011-2013 and will share these in my next letter to you in Aug. And trust me – these are no cop-out 😉

Finally, are there any folks going to Puerto Rico this year? If you are and would like to have a get-together there with other LAS members, let me know by 1 Aug so I can arrange something?

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Meeting with Persatuan Perpustakaan Malaysia (PPM)

Last Friday, on the 15th of July 2011, our Librarian friends from Malaysia dropped by for a visit and a catchup meeting was held at the Library@Esplanade for a short discussion between our associations. LAS had paid a visit to PPM last year and this meeting was an opportunity to catch up on discussion since we last met up.
PPM came with a proposal for a year-end Social Conference event which would be tabled at the coming LAS Council Meeting in July 2011 for consideration. LAS was represented by Ms Puspa Yeow (Immediate Past President) and 6 other LAS Council Members and PPM was represented by Mdm. Hasnita and 5 other PPM Council Members.

*Reported by Yit @ Singapore Library Bulletin Blog

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NLB Academy launches her Resource Centre

[singlepic id=3 w=320 h=240 float=right]NLBA is pleased to announce that on 8 July 2011, CEO, NLB Mrs Elaine Ng officially launched NLBA Resource Centre located at level 1 of Toa Payoh Public Library.

The NLB Academy Resource Centre is opened to public from Monday to Friday (9am to 6pm) for convenient access to our facility, services and course information. It is also a space for interaction with partners and customers. A series of learning activities for general public and NLB staff will also be held in our training room (Astrid Room) in the Resource Centre.

About 60 guests from Workforce Development Agency (WDA), Media Development Authority (MDA), Civil Service College (CSC), Library Association of Singapore (LAS), People’s Association (Toa Payoh Central Constituency) and schools in the Toa Payoh vicinity attended the launch. Many expressed their delight with NLBA’s initiative in reaching out to the community to deliver information and media literacy training, and they look forward to more efforts from NLBA in delivering more programmes to address the learning needs of the community.

NLBA also presented the revamped NLBA website ( during the launch. The new Information Architecture is designed to appeal to the targeted learning communities and make navigating the website easy for the Library Community, Students, Adult Learners & Educators.

The roll out of NLBA programmes would not have been possible without the commitment, dedication and support of NLBA’s pool of trainers. As a token of our appreciation to NLBA’s trainers, CEO, NLB presented the Certificate of Commendation to a few outstanding trainers who live and breathe NLB’s Shared Values and who serve as role models to the rest of the trainers.

We are seeking partners who can collaborate with us to spread our information literacy message. If you are interested to collaborate with us, feel free to contact us or visit our new Resource Centre.

*Original post is contributed by Ms Stacy Lai (NLB Academy)

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WSQ/LAS Level 2 Training Support General Reference

LAS is pleased to organize the fifth run of the WSQ/LAS Level 2 training for Support General Reference on 2 – 3 August 2011. This 2 day course will be held at NTU@One North, a short walk from Bouna Vista MRT Station.


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