The great time for our LAS Annual General Meeting is here again!

26 MAY 2018

9.30am to 1.30pm

Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute
11 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408601

And what exciting things can you expect this year?

Well, how about getting an update on the great initiatives we had done for the past year, and getting to exercise your vote for a couple of improvements we would like to do for LAS. This year’s AGM also includes a special sharing by our previous award recipients on what they have learned!

And to top it off, we’re even throwing in a special library tour of the LLLI library from 1.30 to 2.30pm.

So what are you waiting for? Register for the AGM in the link below.

See everyone on 26 May 2018!

Two Blog Posts about Singapore Libraries in IFLA ARL blog by Gulcin Cribb

The blog managed by IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section published two posts by Gulcin Cribb, the University Librarian of SMU which we think may be of interest to members.

Trends in Singapore (May 2017)

This is a brief introduction to academic libraries in Singapore. It also highlights some of their key collaborative activities like information literacy, staff development and international conference organization. She also covers developments in scholarly communication, community engagement, spaces, facilities, and finally assessment.

Great exaggerations! Death of Libraries (January 2018)

This is a tongue-in-cheek response to the often-heard prediction that libraries are dead.


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Application for Practising Professional (PP) under the LAS Professional Development Scheme is now open

Dear members,

The application for Practising Professional (PP) under the LAS Professional Development Scheme (PDS) is now open. Successful applicants will qualify as PP for the period of 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019. Please submit your application if your PP status has expired since December 2017 or if you are a new applicant.

The closing date for this application is 9 March 2018.

To qualify for the Practising Professional (PP) award under the Revised PDS, you need to fulfil ALL the following conditions:

  1. Engage in at least 12 professional development activities in the 2-year qualification period
  2. Engage in activities from minimum of 3 out of 4 groups (A, B, C & D)
  3. At least 2 of these activities must be from Group A (Compulsory group)

Find out more about the application guidelines
Download the application form
More about the Professional Development Scheme

List of Current Practising Professionals

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List of Practising Professionals for period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019

Congratulations to 27 librarians who have achieved practising professional status for period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019.

  1. Cheng Wei Yeow
  2. Law Loo Shien
  3. Phoebe Lim Choon Lan
  4. Lena Sam Choon Foong
  5. Seah Eng Kiat Frank
  6. Jami So
  7. Raneetha Rajaratnam
  8. Cher Sen Keuk
  9. Khoo Ai Ling
  10. Kamaludeen Mohamed Rafi
  11. Wan Ho Wah
  12. Georgiana Glass
  13. Edward Lim Junhao
  14. Stephanie Vericca Budiman
  15. Umarani Jayapal
  16. Kan Sok Cheng
  17. Pattarin Kusolpalin
  18. Low Ke Khoon
  19. Lin Yung Mei
  20. Ratnala Sukanya Naidu
  21. Ng Yen Ping Stephanie
  22. Ong Hong Kiat
  23. Quek Yoong Thai Andy
  24. Raudhah binti Muhammad Dahri
  25. Sim Wan Chin Raven
  26. Tan Poh Lay
  27. Irine Tanudjaja


There are now 82 current Practising Professionals. For the full list, please visit the Current Practising Professionals Page.


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Perspectives on the Online Library Space Experience Survey

LAS is pleased to collaborate with Civica and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for the Singapore phase of their research project Perspectives on the Online Library Space Experience. This research will cross regions and library sectors across Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Perspectives on the Online Library Space Experience aims to investigate the role of libraries in providing spaces in a digital age and also seeks to understand the community online experience when engaging with these spaces.

We would be grateful if you can participate in this 10-minute survey

Link to Survey:

Who can participate?

This survey is open to all libraries and all “consumers” (library patrons) over 15 years of age. (The age limit has been imposed due to ethics considerations as guided by UTS.)   We are looking to get a wide range of libraries and communities to best capture a snapshot of the online library experience in all regions and sectors.

Although targeted to library patrons and consumers, UTS has clarified that responses from those working within libraries are also welcome.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Kane Pham at