LAS Awards are given out to:

  1. Recognise members who render outstanding service to the profession
  2. Promote professional growth

A list of current awards is listed below.

LAS Lifetime Contribution Award

The Award aims to honour a retiree who has significantly contributed to the development of the library profession in Singapore and who has represented Singapore on an international level. The recipient must have been actively involved in LAS over the span of his/her career and both length and level of service are considered. The nomination is by LAS Council.

Award: This award consists of a cheque of $3,000.

LAS Professional Service Award

The Award aims to recognise LAS members who demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment to the library profession.

Award: The award consists of a cheque worth S$1,000.

LAS Passion Award

The Award aims to recognise one individual each year for outstanding contributions, commitment and service to the library profession.

Award: This award consists of a cheque of $500.

LAS Outstanding Newcomer Award

The Award aims to recognise the accomplishments of outstanding newcomers to the library profession upon the completion of the professional library qualification.

Award: The Award consists of a cheque of $200.

LAS Library School Scholarship

The Scholarship aims to support and encourage individuals to attain higher education in the library profession. It provides financial support to an individual for graduate study in a recognised school of library science, leading to an MLS, M.Sc. (Information Studies) or equivalent, who has the potential to have an exceptional career as a librarian.

Award: The sponsorship of S$5,000 is to partially cover tuition in a school of library and information science or the equivalent.


The purpose of the Grant is to provide LAS members with financial support and opportunities to learn and network. LAS believes that participation in conferences develops professional growth and strengthens our library community.

LAS Overseas Professional Development Sponsorship [Discontinued]

The Sponsorship is offered to encourage professional growth and to increase the knowledge of our library community. These professional development events include conferences and other learning opportunities held overseas.

Award: The Sponsorship consists of a subsidy of up to S$2,000

LAS-YBP Grant [Discountinued]

The Grant is given to recognise professional contributions from a librarian or a group of librarians in the field of technical services and/or collection development of print or electronic resources. It aims to provide the recipient(s) with the funding opportunity to study a particular aspect of collection development and management ranging from acquisition, subscription, licensing, cataloguing, e-resource management and other related activities.

The Grant is also open to librarians working in Singapore in technical services and/or collection development to attend an international library conference for professional development.