Announcements

Date: 22 November 2019, 9am-5pm
Venue: The National Library, Pod

Come join us for a day of fun and positivity filled with movement as well as healthy eating, relaxing and exploring to help invigorate you! We are hosting an empowering one-day retreat full of nourishing and cleansing foods, movement, as well as mindfulness exercises that will energise you, help you find your focus, and increase productivity. This special day will be a journey into your mind and body, where you’ll have the opportunity to move with awareness and learn practical skills to help you feel lighter, brighter and ready to take on your professional lives. This will be the perfect day to get your wellness fix! 

Important note:  Participants to bring their own mats.

Please consult your physician or other health care professional before joining this program to determine if it is right for your needs.  If you choose to participate in this activity, you do so of your own free will and accord, knowingly and voluntarily assuming all risks associated with such activities. LAS or the instructor shall not be liable to the Participant for any injuries.

Fees

  • LAS members: $100
  • Non-LAS members: $140

Food will be provided.

Programme Outline

9:00     Sunrise Stretch & Refresh

9:45     Cleansing Juice + Welcome and Agenda

10:15   Gaining control: Breathing techniques

11:30   Let’s get moving! : HIIT Pilates / Tone & Sculpt

12:30   POWER-UP LUNCH

14:00   Release and Restore: Fascial Release for Flexibility & Balance

15:00   Tea Break – Mindful Eating

15:30   What is mindfulness? Why is it important & relevant?

16:00   Mindfulness strategies – breakout brainstorming & sharing session

16:45   Wrap up

17:00   END    

Instructor Information

Joanna from Pilates Positively is a Balanced Body certified Pilates instructor. She is also a prenatal/postnatal, as well as Diastisis Recti Recovery specialist. Jo herself has been a practitioner for almost two decades, and has been an active sportsperson since young, swimming and running competitively.  Jo’s passion is to help her clients achieve their fitness goals efficiently and safely. She believes in continuously empowering her clients with knowledge of the body, how it works, and how to best train it – in a functional way.

The biannual conference of the Library Association of Singapore is a much-awaited event where library and information professionals meet to gain insights on the latest and emerging trends in the field and to learn best practices from the experiences of others. It is also an opportunity for practitioners to network and exchange ideas with one another.

This year’s theme ‘Re-making Libraries: Innovate, Connect, Transform’ seeks to explore how libraries and information centres can transform to better serve the present and future needs of our users.

The conference will take place on 19 September 2019, 9 AM – 5 PM at Lifelong Learning Institute, Level 1, Event Hall 1.

Click here to register

Following the successful 2017 Forum #Call to Action: Fake News, Misinformation and Post Truth, we cordially invite you to hear speakers such as Dr Gulizar Haciyakupoglu, Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU);  Edwin Tong, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law & Ministry of Health ; Michael Genkin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, SMU; Lim Sun Sun, Professor and Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, SUTD; Zakir Hussain, News Editor, The Straits Times; Zhu Feida, Associate Professor of Information Systems, School of Information Systems, SMU, together with social media representatives from Google and Twitter.

The panels will be moderated by Eugene Tan, Associate Professor, School of Law, SMU and Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian, SMU Libraries.

The event is Free, but Registration is required. More details below:

Truth & Lies:

Trust in Times of Information Disorder

Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Venue: SMU Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Level 2, School of Accountancy

Synopsis   2016, that eventful year in the almanac when we remember Trump being elected as the US President and the buzz about fake news! Fast forward today, a lot has happened around fake news, online falsehoods, and misinformation on social media and our daily lives.   Has social media polarised us? Is truth the new currency? Who is responsible? Where do they stand? And what are they doing about it?
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Programme
2:00 – 2:05 | Welcome
2:05 – 2:25 | Keynote
2016-2019: What happened? The state of affairs report Keynote speaker: Dr Gulizar Haciyakupoglu, Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
2:30 – 3:45 | Panel 1: Society & Truth
Panellists in this segment include academics, think tank and government representatives who will discuss the citizenry and their notions of truth and online falsehood. The need for legislation will also be debated and discussed.
3:45 – 4:00 | Break
4:00 – 5:15 | Panel 2: Business & Trust
Panellists in this segment will include representatives from business (social media and publishing) who will discuss their roles and efforts in advocacy and education in building or establishing trust.
5:15 – 5:30 | Closing Remarks Prof. Goh Yihan, Dean, School of Law

Registration Link
https://eventregistration.smu.edu.sg/d/z6qzyv/

On 11-12 June 2019, LAS and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Library are jointly hosting a Library Carpentry 2-day workshop.

The Carpentries are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to apply what they’ve learned to their work quickly. 

This is the first time a Library Carpentry workshop is held in Singapore. We are excited about using the Library Carpentry curriculum to help us become more efficient in our work. The curriculum will include:

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible. 

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • define terms, phrases, and concepts in software development and data science
  • identify and use best practices in data structures
  • understand what the OpenRefine software does and how to use the OpenRefine software to work with data files
  • work with library data in spreadsheets and get more done in less time, and with less pain

For more information, visit the workshop webpagehttps://antonangelo.github.io/2019-06-11-las/

Registration link: https://www.las.org.sg/eforms/view.php?id=28830

Space is limited, and it will likely fill quickly. 

There will be a fee of $280 for LAS members, and $400 for non-members. Your registration costs go towards your instructors’ travel costs. No refund will be entertained.

Lunch will not be provided; there will be a recommended list of dining options near the workshop venue at your own expense. Morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks will be provided. 

We hope to see you at the workshop! Questions? Drop us an email at training@las.org.sg

Time flies very fast, and soon we are approaching our next annual general meeting. This year will be an election year. 

Please click here to download NOMINATION form for Council 2019-2021.

All nomination forms must be returned by 27 March 2019.  

As stated in our Constitution “Nomination forms shall be sent out to the professional members and local libraries, which are institutional members seven weeks before the date of the Annual General Meeting. Nominations, duly proposed and seconded by fully paid-up professional and institutional members, shall be in the hands of the Hon Secretary not later than five weeks before the date of the Annual General Meeting. All nomination envelopes shall be opened by the Hon Secretary at the Council Meeting following the closing date of the nomination.”    Our AGM will be held on 4 May 2019.