RE-MAKING LIBRARIES

Innovate | Connect | Transform

19 September 2019 – Lifelong Learning Institute

 

The biannual conference of the Library Association of Singapore is a much-awaited event where library and information professionals meet to gain insights on the latest and emerging trends in the field and to learn best practices from the experiences of others. It is also an opportunity for practitioners to network and exchange ideas with one another.

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Conference Information

19 September 2019
9 AM – 5 PM
Lifelong Learning Institute, Level 1, Event Hall 1

 

Getting There

Lifelong Learning Institute
11 Eunos Road 8
Singapore 408601
Nearest MRT: Paya Lebar

Please follow this link for directions to the Lifelong Learning Institute.

Call for Papers

This year’s theme ‘Re-making Libraries: Innovate, Connect, Transform’ seeks to explore how libraries and information centres can transform to better serve the present and future needs of our users.

The Library Association of Singapore (LAS) invites submissions for abstracts in two categories – paper presentations and posters.

A paper presentation is a lecture-style presentation and should last 15 minutes (excluding Q&A). The presentation should be supplemented with visual, audio and/or other illustration.

A poster is a graphic and visual representation of a research or area of interest. Presenters are given the opportunity to present and discuss their work with conference participants in an informal setting.

    Submission Guidelines

    Proposals should include:

    • Title of proposed presentation
    • Abstract of proposed presentation (no more than 300 words)
    • Name(s) of presenter(s), and their designations
    • Employer / affiliated institution
    • Contact information (email address, telephone number)
    • Short biographical statement of presenter(s) (no more than 100 words)
    • Indicate preference for paper presentation or poster session
    • All abstracts should relate to this year’s theme ‘Re-Making Libraries’ and its sub-themes: Innovate, Connect, and Transform.

    Please note:

    • The expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the presenter(s) of accepted presentations. Conference fees will be waived for one presenter of the accepted presentation.
    • All presentations that are presented at the LAS 2019 Conference will be made available online via the LAS website under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

     

    Key Dates

    7 June 2019

    Deadline to submit abstracts

    8 July 2019

    Successful candidates will be notified

    9 September 2019

    Selected presenters to submit presentation slides/poster

     

    Please email your proposal and enquiries to papers.LAS2019@gmail.com. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

    Suggested Topics

    Technology in Libraries

    • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Biometric Recognition
    • Digital Humanities, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
    • Information Access and Organisation
    • Institutional Data Repositories
    • Information or Resource Discovery

    Information Literacy & Research Support

    • Research Data Management
    • Information Literacy strategies & frameworks
    • Scholarly Communications
    • Open Access

    Evidence-Based Practice & Library Assessment Approaches

    • Design Thinking / User Experience
    • Assessment metrics, data analytics
    • Qualitative and quantitative assessments

    Archives & Preservation

    • Records Management and Archives
    • Digitisation and Digital Preservation

    Outreach and Engagement

    • Use of Social Media
    • Marketing strategies and approaches
    • Delivering innovative services

    Professional Development

    • Training and development for information professional
    • Job redesign and upskilling
    • Navigating the information profession
    Technology in Libraries
    • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Biometric Recognition
    • Digital Humanities, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
    • Information Access and Organisation
    • Institutional Data Repositories
    • Information or Resource Discovery
    Information Literacy & Research Support
    • Research Data Management
    • Information Literacy strategies & frameworks
    • Scholarly Communications
    • Open Access
    Evidence-Based Practice & Library Assessment Approaches
    • Design Thinking / User Experience
    • Assessment metrics, data analytics
    • Qualitative and quantitative assessments
    Archives & Preservation
    • Records Management and Archives
    • Digitisation and Digital Preservation
    Outreach and Engagement
    • Use of Social Media
    • Marketing strategies and approaches
    • Delivering innovative services
    Professional Development
    • Training and development for information professional
    • Job redesign and upskilling
    • Navigating the information profession

    Registration

    Registration Dates
    Registration opens from 4 May 2019 to 12 August 2019 for both individual and corporate registration

    Registration Fees

    Membership Type Fees (SGD)

    LAS Members

    • Personal
    • Institutional (up to 3 members per institution)
    120
    Non-LAS members 180

    Payment Methods
    Self-payment via PayPal or cheque. Company-sponsored to be invoiced or e-invoiced via Vendors@Gov

    Enquiries
    Please send your enquiries on registration to  conference@las.org.sg

    Individual Registration

    Please click the button below to proceed with the individual registration

    Corporate Registration

    Please download and fill up the following form and send them to conference@las.org.sg