Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018 is Open For Registration

Calling all LAS members!

Please see the invitation to register for the APLIC 2018! This special conference, held in Gold Coast, Australia, is jointly organised by ALIA, LIANZA and LAS 🙂

So do support the conference!

For more information about the programme, visit or download the APLIC 2018 Registration Brochure.

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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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