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13
Nov
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Get to Know Your 2019-2021 Council Members: Noverinda Bella Ratmelia

Bella is the newly appointed Website/IT Committee Chair. She is a Librarian from NTU Library’s Advisory and Consultation Team. She works closely with faculty and students from the School of Social Sciences, as well as the School of Art, Design, and Media as the liaison librarian for the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. […]

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28
Oct
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For The Love of Professional Development, From Zagreb

This report is for: my fellow library professionals in Singapore those I’ve met during the satellite meeting all who has a keen interest in continuing professional development in our profession I leaned on many parties for my attendance at this satellite meeting to happen. First, I had generous sponsorship from my employer to be able […]

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14
Oct
Yu Mei
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Digital Scholarship Day at NUS Libraries

With the increasing interest in Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship (DS), more and more scholars are now trying to use new digital tools and methods for their research. Some researchers may be interested to embark on their first digital project or data visualisation but may be unsure where to begin. To that end, NUS Libraries […]

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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
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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
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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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