Congratulations to 2020 LAS Passion Award Recipient – Jacky Wong Kae Perng

If you wish to be commended for your achievements like Jacky, look out for our call later in 2021!

Jacky Wong Kae Perng is an experienced Systems Librarian who first joined Temasek Polytechnic Library in 2002. He has since worked at the Singapore Management University Library, Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library, and from since 2011 to present, the National Institute of Education Library (NIE Library). Throughout his years of service, he has contributed to and led numerous project teams to implement transformative Library technologies that have increased productivity, enhanced user experiences, and led to the development of innovative library services.

Specifically, during his time with NIE Library, he has contributed to many projects to implement digital transformation and innovative tools, from mobile apps, circulation and patron management systems to digital repositories, content platforms, and even virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) programmes.

Jacky has also demonstrated a passionate drive to share his knowledge and expertise with colleagues in the library community, using formal channels such as conference presentations and publishing papers but also in informal sharing of knowledge amongst his local colleagues. He is also an active member of the Singapore Alliance of University Librarians Library Technology Task Force (SAULTech).

This passion is also clearly apparent in his active participation in the Library Association of Singapore, having served as a LAS Council Member as the IT/Website Chair for two terms from 2017 to 2019, and continuing to serve as a member of the same IT/Website Committee at the time of this award.

Jacky’s passion has inspired many to follow in his lead, and his generous sharing of his experience with important transformative library technologies has helped to spur the continued development of the Library profession in Singapore.

In recognition of these achievements, LAS is privileged to present Jacky Wong Kae Perng with the 2020 Library Association of Singapore Passion Award.