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17
Mar
Mindy
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Whose Business Is It?

The first post in this 2-part series, Continuing Professional Development: Minding Your Own Business, described how we can take responsibility for our professional development. In this second post, Edward will talk about how our employers are responsible for our professional development, as well as the role of our library association. He also suggests ways we […]

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4
Mar
Mindy
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Continuing Professional Development: Minding Your Own Business

Edward summarises the IFLA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Guidelines. He highlights important points that should resonate with us – as individual librarians and learners. This is the first of a two-part series on how we can take control of our own continuing professional development. IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices is […]

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1
Mar
lengfoong
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In Conversation with Makeswary Periasamy

Makeswary Periasamy (or ‘Mages’ for short) is a Senior Librarian at the National Library taking care of the Rare Materials Collection. She was featured in the March 2018 issue of Her World (pg. 180) as “The Custodian of Rare Historical Documents”. In this edition of our “In Conversation” series, the LAS Publications Committee interviews her to […]

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15
Oct
Mindy
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Lunch with Librarians: Raymond Pun and Andrew Finegan

Raymond Pun and Andrew Finegan on library fashion and the perennial challenges of professional development Edward Lim, our awardee of the LAS-WLIC Grant 2018, had lunch with a prominent Asian-American librarian and an Australian librarian working in digital innovation. Their meeting took place during the World Library and Information Congress, 84th IFLA General Conference and […]

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4
Oct
lengfoong
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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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APLIC 18 Organizing Committee
13
Aug
Phoebe
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Reflections: Asia Pacific Library & Information Conference 2018

The Asia Pacific Library & Information Conference 2018 was jointly organized by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA) and Library Association of Singapore (LAS). It was held in Gold Coast, Australia from 30 July to 3 August 2018. The organizing committee included three LAS Council members: […]

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27
Jul
lengfoong
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The Arts Space –  striking a “conversation” with users

These days, with competing distractions and changing perspectives of library users and uses, libraries are finding ways to highlight their special collections and strengths to stay relevant. At the National Library of Singapore, the arts librarians set out to rethink how to promote its collection in a more engaging manner, rather than keeping them on […]

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17
Jul
lengfoong
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Arts Librarians Tea Session (10 May 2018)

On 10 May, the National Library hosted the 2nd Arts Librarians Tea Session at the National Library’s newly revamped Learning Space cum Donors Gallery (level 10), gathering librarians from the various arts libraries in Singapore to share and discuss ways we could share our resources or collaborate. As arts librarians would have it, the group […]

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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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