Professional Development

· Training notes, conference reports (ex-LAS) etc.
· New books on librarianship

Finding out what you want and what makes a librarian

This is a report from the LAS Membership committee on a survey held in Feb 2012 and the summation of points rasied during the discussion held in Apr 2012 (When Librarians Meet on Friday the 13th). Survey of SLS participants During Feb 2012 this year, a survey was sent out to active participants of the Special […]

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Living in the new normal for information professionals

Ann Caputo, Director of Learning & Infopro Programs, Dow Jones and SLA President 2010, gave a talk about “Living in the new normal” where she addressed global trends that knowledge professionals should understand. The talk was held at Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University on 17 February 2011. Ann told the story of how

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Nationally Recognised Training for Library Support Staff

Since the closure of paraprofessional courses at Temasek Polytechnic some years ago there has been no formal avenue for skills development and recognition for support staff in Singapore libraries. More and more support staff undertake responsibilities which are crucial to library operations and yet have few opportunities in relation to external training. LAS has, over

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Learning from CONSAL at the Crossroads

We attended the 13th Congress of Southeast Asian Libraries (CONSAL) held in Manila, March 25-30, 2006. The theme of the conference was CONSAL at the Crossroads: Challenges for Greater Regional Cooperation. This common platform brought together librarians from around the region to exchange ideas, to share experiences, to enhance existing inter-library cooperation and to formulate

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