The 14th CONSAL conference in Hanoi was a large gathering of librarians from Southeast Asia, trainers, educators and other information professionals who are involved in the ongoing library science education. It is a tremendous achievement on the part of the organisers and our host, the National Library of Vietnam, to have made this conference so […]
1. Vietnam – the Host Country The Vietnamese Library Association (VLA) is very young, having only been established in 2006. Interesting to note is that association was founded at a conference that was also held in Hanoi (Pham, 2007). The VLA members are working hard but finding that one of the problems they face is […]
Ajita Thuraisingham was Assistant Librarian at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies while I was Librarian. One of her tasks was the compilation of the second volume of the ASEAN Bibliography for1981-85 which was published in 1988. This volume was a regional effort in that it included contributions from cooperating regional librarians and included the […]
A tribute by Miss Ch’ng Kim See, Head of ISEAS Library.
Mrs Ajita Lewis nee Thuraisingham, passed away peacefully on 25 May, 2007. Those of you who knew her will remember her as an active member of LAS. The next few articles are contributions from fellow librarians who remember her fondly.
“I remember Kek Hwa as a very caring and helpful mentor at the National Library’s then Reference Services Division. As Head of the Division, her desk used to face the entrance to the Division. She always had 5 to 8 reference titles sitting on her desk as she used them to help staff with the […]
The Library Association of Singapore (LAS) Gold Medal was awarded to Chew Siew San upon completion of the MSc (Information Studies) at NTU in July 2006. The Medal is awarded to the student with the best results in the Information Studies stream. Here is what Siew San had to say about why she choose librarianship […]
I heard about the demise of Soo Kiaw just after the news of Olive Lee’s death came. Soo Kiaw would have been about 58 this year. She had worked at the National Library Board having spent time at Queenstown Branch Library and Cataloguing. She resigned and joined the Institute of Systems Science (ISS) to head […]
Mrs Olive Lee (Wong Yet Choo) passed away on 18 June 2006 at the age of 68. I remember meeting Olive Lee in the first weeks on joining the National Library (NL) in 1977. She was the Head of the Cataloguing Division at the time. The first impression she gave me was that she was […]