Get to Know Your 2019-2021 Council Members: Rindra Ramli

What is your vision/aspiration for LAS as Co-chair of the Training & Development Committee for 2019-2021?

  • Encourage more knowledge sharing among information professionals and local library institutions. 
  • Ensure that LAS members obtain skillsets relevant to the times via our training and development programs.
  • Instill a camaraderie spirit among committee members.
  • Keep up with current training and development trends; translate them into actionable beneficial programs for LAS members.

What’s the first thing you do every morning to start your day on the right foot? 

Kiss my wife on her forehead.

Is there a piece of professional or life advice you’ve gotten that has always stuck with you? What is it? 

2Ps and 1R – Perseverance, Patience and Resilience.

What do you think are the biggest challenges faced by librarians today?

Automation & Artificial Intelligence.

What’s one thing LAS members could do today to help your team’s long term goals? 

Don’t hoard ideas; share your knowledge and experience.

What international community collaborations would you like to see LAS involved in?

The ALA.

What is the most engaging part of the work you do as part of your committee?

Meeting and engaging with other information professionals locally and internationally to learn from their experience.


Interview questions prepared by Edward LimHe is the Reference and Research Services Librarian for Business at New York University Shanghai and a member of the LAS Training and Development Committee.