Programmes & Social Committee

Visit to 3M Singapore (27 July)

22 LAS members visited 3M Singapore’s brand new headquarters at Ang Mo Kio, Techpoint on 27 July 2018. This was right after its inaugural opening in June the same year. The new headquarters also houses its 3M Customer Technical Center (CTC) facility. Our two hosts, Hafizah and Eric, started the session with a short presentation …

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A Quintessentially British Afternoon at Taylor and Francis  

  There is little wonder why novices do not see the importance of libraries, when search engines provide a deluge of information. This begs the question: What value can libraries provide to stakeholders? What will entice library patrons, especially the millennials and centennials, to libraries, and what would enhance their experience?   In 2016, Taylor & Francis conducted research on how …

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LAS Visit to World Scientific Publishing

Date of visit: 26 February 2016  Illuminating – if one word can sum up our visit to the World Scientific Publishing. Situated at Toh Tuck Link, the publishing company has established itself as one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region. Warmly greeted by …

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LAS visit to Library Supply Centre (LSC), National Library Board

39 participants visited the National Library Board’s (NLB) Library Supply Centre (LSC) on Friday, 24 April 2015. This was one of the visits organized by the Programmes and Social Committee which attracted overwhelming responses such that the registration closed 10 minutes right after the announcement. The Committee is really grateful for the strong support from LAS …

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Sharing on Patron Driven Acquisition

The sharing session on Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) Library organised by the Library Association of Singapore’s Programmes and Social Committee on 22 August 2014 was well-received.  Registration for the session exceeded the maximum limit of 15. During the 3-hour session, three academic libraries, namely Temasek Polytechnic (TP) Library, Singapore Management University …

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