Learning Groups at NLB

A Learning Circle is a focused discussion group, with commonly shared goals, working together to share and build knowledge in specific areas of library collections and/or services. It is a platform for staff to learn together and deepen their knowledge in their area of specialization through research, sharing and reflective discussions.

A Learning Circle begins with members who share the same interest coming together to set the scope of their learning, plan the schedule of their meetings and decide on how the group should function. A champion is elected by the members to oversee the learning circle but members will take turns to facilitate the meetings so that there is distributed leadership.

Prior to each meeting, each member will take ownership of a part of the selected topic and conduct research on the selected topic independently. During the learning circle meeting, members will share the results of their research, discuss and reflect on their findings and seek to resolve any application issues that may surface.

Learning Circles can be viewed as a form of semi-structured, self-directed collaborative learning. The content, scope and structure are decided by the learners. In this way, the intrinsic motivation is enhanced. At the same time, members also benefit from the group synergy. Members can pool resources to conduct in-depth research that will otherwise take much longer if done by one person. The discussions also open up diverse perspectives. Individual members also benefit from the collective wisdom of the group.

Learning Circles is a channel for staff to continuously improve their professional knowledge and keep up-to-date on the developments in the library industry.

The Learning Circles in NLB are formed in March 2017. There are a total of 15 Learning Circles. Every Learning Circle has a different focus related to a specific group of library users. A total of 160 staff, librarians and managers, from the PLSG group are members of Learning Circles. Each Learning Circle has 8-12 members who meet every 2 months.

Learning Group 1 – MTL

Focus: Teens Reading Habit for Chinese Collection

  1. Ang Ling Yueh, Lynn
  2. Ang Siau Hui Agnes
  3. Chan Pan Fong
  4. Chu Wan Xin
  5. Ho Jing Ru
  6. Ng Hui Hong
  7. Wu Hao
  8. Yang Qinli

Learning Group 2 – Seniors A

Focus: Collection

  1. Chan Sing Ying
  2. Loy Huiyi
  3. Nirmala Kumar
  4. Nurfaiezah Binte Mohd Osman
  5. Tan Hwi Choon Eugene
  6. Tan Yew Chai Thomas
  7. Tan Yiing Yee
  8. Tan Yun Xian
  9. Wendy Kaiyu Guan
  10. Yasmin Ally
  11. Zulkifli bin Amin

Learning Group 3 – Seniors B

Focus: Programmes

  1. Chan Khin Meng Peter
  2. Hiew Pek Een
  3. Khatijah binte Ahmad
  4. Kweh Soon Huat
  5. Marhama Binte Mohamed
  6. Ng Cheng Soon
  7. Nirmala Narayanasamy
  8. Ong Ting Ting Sharon
  9. Ser Cherk Yen Felix
  10. Tan Pey Lin
  11. Tan Xiu Fang
  12. Yogasvari
  13. Yock Hwee Fang
  14. Sharifah Zahra bte Syed Junied Aljunied

Learning Group 4 – Special Needs

Focus: Children with Special Needs

  1. Azizah Binte Osman
  2. Chen Luojia
  3. Chen Wanying
  4. Fa’izah Ahmad
  5. Gan Siew Lee, Olive
  6. Heng Xue Lun Sharon
  7. Kavita Ilangovan
  8. Lee Ping, Verena – Champion
  9. Lee Siew Ting
  10. Lim Lee Ping
  11. Lim Sieu Ping
  12. Masturah Bte Abdul Halim
  13. Norhashimah Binte Azli
  14. Chen Sing Yee

Learning Group 5 – TLC Early Literature A

Focus: Development and Psychology of 0-6 years old

  1. Huang Su San
  2. Idzhana Kailani
  3. Kwok Woon Siew, Michelle
  4. Mardhiah Binte Mahamood
  5. Noraini bte Mohd Taib
  6. Nur Farhana Binte Ramlan – Champion
  7. Angela Chen Xinyun
  8. Belani Khirti Kamchand
  9. Eunice Anthonyraj
  10. Nurkhairiah binte Osman
  11. Tabitha Maria Shepherdson
  12. Chen Lizhen Eunice

Learning Group 6 – Early Literature B

Focus: Publishing Trends and Collection

  1. Aslin Harminah Binte Anuar
  2. Lynn Chua
  3. Chan Xin Yi
  4. Hussain Bachek
  5. Johan Abdul Rahman
  6. Koh Weimin Joanne
  7. Lim Suet Ting Benita
  8. Manemegalai d/o Annamalai
  9. Nelly Fredolin – Champion
  10. Norah Binte Ismail
  11. Nur Sadidah Binte Mohmad Said
  12. Nurfarahin binte Mohamed Amin
  13. Shirley Lim Keh Lee
  14. Tse Ming Wai

Learning Group 7 – [Un]titled- Children A

Focus: Publishing Trends in Singapore and Overseas

  1. Adela Lim
  2. Aida Abdul Rahim
  3. Erni Nurain – Champion
  4. Goh Jia Ying
  5. Melissa Choo See Check
  6. Nur Fitri binte Muhammad Syafran
  7. Raja Lakshmi d/o Velayutham
  8. Siti Rafidah Mahmood Angullia
  9. Jaslin Koh

Learning Group 8 – #trending- Children B

Focus: Reading Habits and Trends

  1. Er Lai Kuan
  2. Koh Chee Boon
  3. Lim Xin Yi
  4. Meenakshi Nandivada
  5. Norlizah binte Mohd Juffri
  6. Raihana binte Hussain
  7. Renuka Sivanasen
  8. Siti Aisyah Binte Abdul Nasir
  9. Soh Zhi Hao Mark
  10. Yeo Min Yi Winnie
  11. Dawn Seow

Learning Group 9 – Team Akan Datang -Teen A

Focus: Profile and Engagement

  1. Heng Huey Bin
  2. Herman
  3. Nuraishah binte Hamza
  4. Panna Kantilal
  5. Sim Poh Ling, Christabel
  6. Tan Minli Mindy
  7. Teo Xing Zhi
  8. Yeo Wee Ping – Champion

Learning Group 10 – Teen B

Focus: Publishing Trend and Collection

  1. Charmaine Tan
  2. Cheryl Anne Lee Jia Lin
  3. Ee Min Hoon – Champion
  4. Linnet Ng
  5. Lo Wan Ni
  6. Manimekalai THIRUMALAI
  7. Nur Khairiyah binte Abdul Aziz
  8. Siti Rasyidah Mahmood Angullia
  9. Yeo Si Hwee

Learning Group 11 – Adults Anonymous – Young Adults A

Focus: Trending

  1. Ang Xue Ting Eunice
  2. Chan Ren Rong
  3. Fong Ying Yi
  4. Goh Ching Yi Sharlene
  5. January Yeo Bee Hong
  6. Lee Min Jun, Calista
  7. Leong Kar Hoong, Marcus
  8. Lim Xiang Ying Xavier
  9. Lynnette Kang – Champion
  10. Meryl Chin Guiying
  11. Yeo Da Wei
  12. Yeo Shu Fang (Nicole)

Learning Group 12 – Pasar Boleh- Young Adult B

Focus: Marketing & Publicity

  1. Chua Su Yin
  2. Dilip Kumar – Champion
  3. Nurul Huda Binte Hassan
  4. Sandra Ganapragasam
  5. Soh Lai Huat Gary
  6. Sonja Wong – Champion
  7. Sufyan Alimon
  8. Teng Qi Ling Gareth
  9. Zhou Pei Xuan
  10. Carmen Wong

Learning Group 13 – 1835 – Young Adult C

Focus: Social Appetite

  1. Chua Yee Wei Pearle
  2. Jang Hui Xia Sheila
  3. Joti Upadhya D/O Omprakash
  4. Leck Yan Ping
  5. Lim Fen Yu May
  6. Lim Heng Liang – Champion
  7. Naadhirah Ridza
  8. Ong Ju Tsiang, Jonathan
  9. Sheerin Mustapa
  10. Siti Fatimah Taib
  11. Tan Averil
  12. Joey Chin
  13. Ilyani Suhaimi

Learning Group 14 – Bookaholics- Adult A

Focus: Adult Collection

  1. Carmen Wang
  2. Chong Thong Yang
  3. Ee Kim Lock
  4. Kathryn Lane
  5. Koh Wei Lian
  6. Law Xiang Qing
  7. Lim Lee Lian
  8. May Chua Sijia – Champion
  9. Nicola Cheong
  10. Reena Kandoth
  11. Roy See
  12. Tan Poh Ching, Pearlyn Anne – Champion

Learning Group 15 – Adult B

Focus: Profile and Engagement

  1. Chiang Yu Xiang
  2. Chui Suet Fen
  3. Kawasoe Melissa
  4. Krist Chan
  5. Lim Han Sen Titus
  6. Ma Li-Pinn, Pearly
  7. Reshma d/o Jethanand
  8. Shahril Shaik Abdullah
  9. Stephanie Tan
  10. Tan Siow Fang
  11. Tan Song Young
  12. Zainap Osman – Champion
  13. Galvin Soh