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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LAS WSQ Support Bibliographic Control Works (June 2017)

LAS is pleased to organise the LAS WSQ training for Support Bibliographic Control Work (CU3) for the coming month of June.

Details for the module are as follow:

Dates: 6 to 8 June 2017 (Tue to Thur)
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)

Scheduled dates: 22 or 23 June 2017 (Wed or Thu)
Time: 1 hour per candidate on either one of the scheduled dates
Venue: Instructional Commons (Block N2, Level B3), Nanyang Technological University Libraries
(Getting to NTU Libraries Instructional Commons)

Course Fees: $495 (Gross)


Register at:

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 1 June 2017.

  • 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 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.

Organised by:
LAS Training & Development Committee

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Public Review: Practising Professionals for the Period Jan 2017 to December 2018

There are 22 applicants for the Practising Professional status for the period from January 2017 to December 2018.

The names are listed below for public review. Review will end on 19 May 2017.

  1. Choy Fatt Cheong
  2. Leo Joon Meng
  3. Shirley Lim
  4. Goh Su Nee
  5. Padmaja Muralidharan
  6. Tan Chiang Wee
  7. Tham Jing Wen
  8. Chow Chai Khim
  9. Chow Dick Mun, Steven
  10. Cheng Eng Aun
  11. Iftikhar Hayat
  12. Kam Mi-kyeong
  13. Lee Cheng Ean
  14. Ng Chee Yong
  15. Pu Fang Chiong, Patrick
  16. Sim Chuin Peng
  17. Yuan Ye
  18. Aaron Tay
  19. Tan Sin Guek
  20. Idris Rashid
  21. Doris Goh
  22. Puspa Yeow
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LAS Annual General Meeting 2017







LAS Annual General Meeting 2017

Date: 13 May 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, Symphony 2 & 3 (Level 2)

Venue Map:

Please register your attendance by 30 April 2017 via