The Library Association of Singapore (LAS) invites
submissions for abstracts in two categories – paper presentations and
A paper presentation is a lecture-style presentation and
should last 15 minutes (excluding Q&A). The presentation should be
supplemented with visual, audio and/or other illustrations.
A poster is a graphic and visual presentation of a research
or area of interest. Presenters are given the opportunity to present and
discuss their work with conference participants in an informal setting.
24 May – Submission of Abstracts
8 July – Notification of successful candidates
9 September – Selected presenters to submit slides & presentation slides
Proposals should include:
Title of proposed presentation
Abstract of proposed presentation (no more than 300 words)
Name(s) of presenter(s), and their designations
Employer / affiliated institution
Contact information (email address, telephone number)
Short biographical statement of presenter(s) (no more than 100
Indicate preference for paper presentation or poster session
All abstracts should relate to this year’s theme Re-Making
Libraries and its sub-themes: Innovate, Connect, and Transform.
The expenses of attending the conference will be the
responsibility of the presenter(s) of accepted presentations. Conference fees
will be waived for one presenter of the accepted presentation.
All presentations that are presented at the LAS 2019 Conference
will be made available online via the LAS website under the Creative Commons
Attribution 4.0 license.
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
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?
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
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.