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11
May
lengfoong
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Eye on Asia: Your first-stop resource centre for connecting with Asia

In a time of rapid change and disruption, libraries can play a key role in preparing our users for the future by providing curated information and resources. In this post, the National Library shares one of its latest initiatives, Eye on Asia, targeted at Singaporeans who wish find out more about developments in ASEAN countries, China and India, as well as […]

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25
Apr
wanni
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Overseas Trip Sharing: IFLA WLIC 2017

In this series of posts, we talk to librarians who went on overseas conferences and learning trips to have them share their experience and some learning points.  Shirley Lim attended the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland as one of the awardees of the LAS WLIC Grant, which provides LAS members […]

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9
Mar
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Overseas Trip Sharing: Library Marketing and Communications Conference

In this series of posts, we talk to librarians who went on overseas conferences and learning trips to have them share their experience and some learning points.  Galvin Soh was awarded the LAS Overseas Professional Development Sponsorship 2017 to attend the 3rd Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) that took place in Dallas, Texas from […]

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Kayly for LAS SLB
24
Feb
justin
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In Conversation with Kayly Loh

Editor: In this third edition of our “In Conversation” series, the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) Publications Committee is indeed honoured to have with us Ms Kayly Loh, ex-student from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and currently an accomplished Mediacorp Artiste, in sharing with us Librarians her thoughts on our local Library scene. For those of us […]

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20
Nov
charmaine
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A Talk on “Latest Trends in Preservation and Conservation”

Every librarian knows how precious books are, so to see them deteriorate in front of our eyes can be very painful. To that end, on Friday, 26th May 2017, the Goethe-Institute Singapore and the NUS Libraries, in collaboration with the Library Association of Singapore, organised a talk by Mr Reinhard Feldmann on the latest trends […]

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4
Nov
charmaine
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Libraries of the Future – Voices from Around the World

Greetings from the Publishing Committee, and Happy Holidays! Yes, you are probably preparing new workplans and services, and not having a well-deserved break – a librarian’s work is never done! Hence, we have gathered a selection of articles: some to encourage you by looking back at resolutions and hopes from the last decade and remind you how […]

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18
Oct
charmaine
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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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4
Oct
charmaine
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An Annotated Bibliography Redux: A Story of Bibliographies, Singapore Literature and Digitization.

Singapore Literature in English: an Annotated Bibliography was originally published in book form in 2008, and featured distinctive, even unique features, such as historical “Notes”, abstracts of contents, and information about the availability of each title. The editor-compiler, NTU Professor Koh Tai Ann, collaborated with NTU Libraries to digitize the bibliography on NTU Libraries’ digital […]

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30
Sep
lengfoong
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Recent titles on librarianship (Sep 2017)

Hi fellow librarians, here are some recent titles that may be helpful in your work. If you have any other recommendations, do drop us a mail at publications@las.org.sg. If you would like to borrow the titles via your library, do check if your library has an ILL arrangement with the libraries listed.   Digital preservation for […]

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