What does it take to counter the multitude of challenges in this digital age – from information overload to online safety? Nadia Ramli shares with us on the National Library Board Singapore (NLB)’s month-long programme to nurture Informed Citizenry, in conjunction with the UNESCO Global Media & Information Week 2022 in October, and its Libraries […]
For the first time this year, the National Library Board’s Prove It! Contest went fully digital. An annual school event since 2013, student teams from 27 secondary schools put their information literacy and creativity skills to the test. Videos were created by the students, sharing their experiences of applying the S.U.R.E. (Source, Understand, Research, Evaluate)
The move to virtual instructional workshops happened suddenly and quickly gave librarians little time to fully explore the features of these new mediums before implementation. This move especially highlighted the importance of teamwork and the need to set clear learning objectives for our workshops. Firstly, to understand the user experience better, we conducted many dry
When the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Library Team tumbled down the COVID-19 rabbit hole, it soon became clear that the whole situation, although surreal, wasn’t as chaotic as it could have been. We were fortunate because we had already been prepared with frequent team-building activities and online work. As a strong team who was
Beaming faces at the instructional sessions has given way to black lifeless screens, like a dark curtain cloaking these sessions. However, continuing such classes was vital to the library. They gave us an opportunity to stay connected to the students, assuring them that even in a global pandemic, the library would be there for them.