LAS-NLB Virtual Professional Sharing on Recreating Libraries

We’re glad to announce that the postponed professional sharing session is now back ONLINE. We invite you to present and participate in this webinar on

Recreating Libraries

Date:               Friday, 17 July 2020

Time:              2–5 pm

Venue:            Virtual meeting (link to be shared later)

You are cordially invited to share projects or initiatives to reform or transform the services, operations, or management strategies at your library to prepare for future challenges and opportunities. You may consider the topics below but are not limited to the restrictive list. 

Services, Operations & Engagement

  • reforming or transforming existing services to meet anticipated future challenges, e.g. changes/future plans in view of COVID
  • redefining the roles of library staff to better serve users
  • communication, outreach and user engagement 
  • creating new services or expanding/repurposing existing services to meet the demand of a new target user group
  • new or creative practices in instruction, information literacy and assessment
  • using library data analytics to uncover insights, improve existing services or identify new opportunities
  • providing access to information anywhere, anytime
  • practical issues and challenges in library operations and how your library tackled them
  • improving existing operational processes and workflows 
  • creating and sustaining innovative processes
  • adopting new or disruptive technology
  • testing unconventional ideas and services 

Strategy and Management

  • making ways for organizational innovation
  • collaboration with non-library departments to serve organizational goals
  • forging partnerships with communities
  • strategic planning 
  • leadership challenges
  • redefining the roles of library leaders
  • redefining the roles of library staff to better serve users
  • developing staff skills and competencies of high future demand 

Your Participation Wanted 

You can participate in the Professional Sharing Session by:

  • Presenting: Submit your abstract for a 15 min presentation. Click to submit
  • Participating: Listen, learn and participate in the discussion. Register here

Key Dates for Presenters 

24th Jun   Submission of abstract due 

29th Jun Decision notification

13th Jul  Final presentations due

17th Jul Professional Sharing Session 

Everyone is welcome to submit a presentation proposal. For enquiries, please contact the Training & Development Committee at training@las.org.sg