Members of the Publications Committee (2015-2017)

Name: Phoebe Lim

Designation: Head of Art, Design & Media Library, NTU

Q: Describe yourself in three words  

A: Intense, Idea-Generator, Loud

Q: What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device)? 

A: Numero Zero by Umberto Eco

Q: Describe LAS in three words 

A: Old friends Party

Q: What do you value about LAS? 

A: A place to meet peers and friends for at least once a year.

Q: What do you, as a librarian, contribute to your work organisation? 

A: I bring new ideas and experimentation to my work.

In your own words: 

I believe in life-long learning and enjoy the thrill of discovering something new.


Justin TanName: Justin Tan

Designation:  Librarian at Nanyang Polytechnic Library

Q: Describe yourself in three words  

A: Bamboo, Dreamer, Gazer

Q: What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device)? 

A: Romance of the 3 Kingdoms

Q: Describe LAS in three words 

A: Established, reputable, authoritative

Q: What do you value about LAS? 

A: The local voice of Librarians

Q: What do you, as a librarian, contribute to your work organisation? 

A: Knowledge repository and gatekeeper of resources

In your own words: 

My foray into librarianship first started in 2004 when I was studying for my Masters of Science in Information Studies at the Nanyang Technological University, after having worked in the IT line for a couple of years.

Since then, I have been blessed with opportunities to be exposed to different library settings until I finally settled down at Nanyang Polytechnic Library (which coincidentally was my alma mater more than 2 decades ago).

And yes, I have not looked back since, and in fact, I am proud to be known as a professional librarian at Nanyang Polytechnic Library.


Charmaine TanName: Charmaine Tan

Designation:  Associate librarian at National Library Board

Q: Describe yourself in three words  

A: Sweet-tooth print addict

Q: What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device)? 

A: The Tough Guide to Fairyland by Diana Wynnes Jones

Q: Describe LAS in three words 

A: Leading exciting learning!

Q: What do you value about LAS? 

A: Sharing of resources and knowledge

Q: What do you, as a librarian, contribute to your work organisation? 

A: Inspiration to 7 to 17 year-old students, provider of good reads

In your own words: 

With her colleagues in the Read@School team, she conducts programmes for school-going children and youths to promote reading for pleasure.


Editor’s Note: Are you a LAS member? Would you like to be featured as LAS Member of the Week? Nominate a colleague? Email the Publication commitee at publications@las.org.sg for more information or send in your answers to the 8 questions above and a nice picture of yourself.