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Information Literacy, Librarianship and the Negotiation of Professional Expertise

Dr Olof Sundin, Associate Professor with the Swedish School of Library and Information Science presented his research on information literacy at the Toa Payoh Community Library on 26 July 2006. The talk was organized by the National Library Board and open to LAS members. The stage was set by his introduction where he stated that […]

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17
Sep
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Visiting Memories at Old Ford Factory

On the afternoon of 4 July 2006, about 20 LAS members visited the old Ford Factory at Upper Bukit Timah for a guided tour conducted by the National Archives of Singapore. The building has a historic significance, as it was the venue where the defeated British Forces in Malaya surrendered to the Japanese Army on […]

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17
Sep
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Viewing Fireflies at Kota Tinggi

The LAS Programmes & Social Committee organised a day trip for 33 LAS members and their family to Johor and Kota Tinggi on 3 June 2006. The trip lasted from 8:30am to 9:30pm and was led by Ms Lau Siew Kheng. Highlights of the trip: Shopping @ Johor Bahru Seafood Lunch @ Pengarang Dinner @ […]

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17
Sep
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In Memory of Hauw Soo Kiaw

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 […]

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17
Sep
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In Memory of Olive Lee

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 […]

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16
Sep
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High Notes of Dancing with Librarians

Dancing with Librarians was a talk held on 26 July 2006 and arranged by the LAS Special Libraries Section and the Goethe-Institut Singapore. Ms Heide-Marie Hartel, founder and director of the German Dance Film Institute, Bremen, Germany shared through montages, the history of the Dance Film Institute in Bremen. Her nicely accented and scripted voice-over […]

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Sep
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Ethics and Librarians: A Panel Discussion

A panel discussion was held on 30 August 2005, at 4:30pm at the NUS Central Library Theatrette 1 to discuss the topic of Ethics and Librarians. The panelists were Mr Choy Fatt Cheong, University Librarian, Nanyang Technological University, Assoc Prof Terry Kaan, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and Assoc Prof Christopher Khoo, School […]

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Mar
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LAS Statement of Ethical Principles

This post is adapted from Choy Fatt Cheong. 2005 March. Developing ethical principles. Singapore Libraries Bulletin, 15 (1):10-11. We hope that these broad principles will form the basis to guide librarians in thinking through difficult issues and making decisions based on values that we share. We hope these statements would jumpstart the discussion for our […]

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Mar
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Do Librarians Have a Contract with Society?

Turner, Saralee. 2005 March. Do librarians have a contract with society? Singapore Libraries Bulletin, 15 (1):3-4,6. Why ask such a question? Why bother doing anything except day-to-day work in this profession that involves endless tasks; a lack of appreciation by our supervisors, who are now, more often that not, untrained in librarianship; and little recognition […]

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