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Keep Calm and Read Laterally! A Bite-sized Information Literacy Programme at Singapore Management University Libraries

By Li Zhenyan Abstract: Librarians at Singapore Management University (SMU) Libraries developed an information literacy programme, titled Keep Calm and Read Laterally! as part of the Libraries’ flagship Bite-Sized Workshop Series. The initiative aimed to further the digital competence of students through advocating critical and effective engagement with digital information. The workshop was highly interactive, […]

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Evaluating an Institutional Repository: A Case Study of Singapore Management University

By Yeo Pin Pin Abstract: An institutional repository (IR) was launched in 2010 for a university in Singapore. The motivations for setting up an IR were to disseminate the research output through open access, to promote the university and researchers, and to help increase their research impact. Some quantitative and qualitative performance indicators were selected

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Engaging Library Staff in Social Media Promotion: Practices and Experience by Dar al-Hikmah Library, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus

By Nor Hasyimah Mustapa, Rosyidah Taju Rahim, Nurusy Syahidah Shamsudin, Amirah Hafit, Yasmin Mastura Mustafa Byrnes and Siti Nor Md Idris Abstract: The power of social media fulfils the dynamics of communication to the public. Libraries are also taking advantage of social platforms now more than ever before. Social media promotion in libraries is a

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Forging Ahead with Smarter Implementation in the Post-Covid-19 Pandemic Era @ Lien Ying Chow Library, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

By Angela Wee, Ek Ben Wai, Lim Bee Ang, Jim Ang and Jess Ng Abstract: As Singapore strives towards its vision of becoming a Smart Nation, the libraries in Singapore are also aiming to drive transformation through innovative services, resources, and facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation effort of Lien Ying Chow Library

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Is the Future of Information Literacy Instruction Blended? Re-Imagining Information Literacy Instruction Post-pandemic

By Lim Siu Chen and Magdeline Ng Abstract: Post-pandemic, blended learning is on the rise and librarians should keep pace with this new modality of teaching in their information literacy pr­­­­ogrammes. Following an introduction to the drivers of blended learning in higher education, the implementation of blended learning in information literacy programmes is discussed, including

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Post-Pandemic Library Era: Practices at Three Medical Libraries in Malaysia

By Levas anak Mejus, Nor Hasyimah Mustapa and Zuhanariah Mohd Nordin Abstract: COVID-19 has affected the way that libraries function, especially in terms of operations and services. Activities and stories shared in this paper show significant similarities amongst three medical university libraries in Malaysia, namely, the International Medical University (IMU) library in Kuala Lumpur, Newcastle

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Towards a Digital Life@Polys Framework – Transformation of Digital & Media Literacy in the Polytechnic Libraries in Singapore

By Lim Bee Ang, Lim Hwa Shan, Ruby Seng, Francine Chu and Sharon Tan Abstract: The pace of disruptive technologies is accelerating and the Polytechnic students in Singapore are confronted with complexities of the digital world. To adapt and embrace digital opportunities in the sphere of their lives, it is timely for them to embrace

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Trial by Fire, Boot Camps and Brown Bags: How Do We Learn to Teach?

By Rajen Munoo Abstract:Remember teaching your first instruction class? What worked and what bombed? How much preparation time did it take you? What was the student’s reaction? Did you get any help? Very often, librarians are required to teach with little or no formal training and this can cause a lot of anxiety and stress.

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Collaboration on a Research Literacy Module for Project Work

By Mary Ellis Abstract:Project Work (PW) is a Singapore Ministry of Education initiative introduced after the launch of “Thinking Schools. Learning Nation” in 1997. Consisting of four components: Knowledge application, communication, collaboration and independent learning, students work in groups to research a topic for a written report and oral presentation. Information /research literacy skills are

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Embedded Librarian at Singapore Polytechnic: A Case Study

By Francine Chu Abstract:The School of Chemical and Life Sciences (CLS) at Singapore Polytechnic welcomed an embedded librarian in October 2016. The librarian worked with several lecturers on a key initiative of the school to use existing resources and content to develop e-learning packages for continuing education and training (CET) courses. The librarian was involved

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