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Jan
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Get to Know Your 2019-2021 Council Members: Kong Leng Foong

Leng Foong is the newly appointed Publications Committee Chair. She is a Librarian from the National Library and oversees the performing arts collection, as well as MusicSG, the digital archive of Singapore music. ____________________ What is your vision/aspiration for LAS as Publications Committee Chair for 2019-2021? I hope to see more contributions by the library […]

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27
Nov
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LAS Visit to NUS Libraries Digital Scholarship Lab and TEL Imaginarium

28 LAS members visited NUS Libraries on 7 June 2019 for a special tour of the Digital Scholarship Lab and TEL Imaginarium. The two facilities are found in the NUS Central Library. The Digital Scholarship Lab is a dedicated space for members of the NUS community to work on digital humanities research projects. It is […]

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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