Tag Archives: Singapore

Trends in Singapore’s academic libraries

(15 May 2017) Singapore has six universities, several polytechnics and a number of research institutes.  In this article, Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University,  highlights the collaborative and institutional activities and trends among Singapore’s academic libraries, including scholarly communication, space and architecture, information literacy and community engagement. The full article, Trends in Singapore,  is […]


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Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore) hiring Librarian (Information Services)

(4 May 2017) As a Librarian (Information Services), you will be part of a dynamic and service-oriented team working to establish a transformational library with digital e-services, personalised services and innovative technology. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: Assist the Senior Manager to lead a team as well as manage […]


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2017 BHL Annual Meetings, hosted by the National Library Board, Singapore

(30 March 2017) During 14-17 March 2017, the Biodiversity Heritage Library held its Annual Meetings in Singapore, hosted by the National Library Board. The meetings were attended by 24 BHL partner representatives from nine countries. Four projects were presented. Members selected Los Angeles as the location of the 2018 BHL Annual Meeting. They also elected […]


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Imagining libraries of the future

(27 March 2017, Singapore)  From the use of data analytics, to possibly even virtual reality in the future – public libraries in Singapore are undergoing a transformation in a bid to remain relevant in an increasingly digital world. Singapore’s public libraries are changing fast, keeping step with technology that helps libraries offer the modern services […]


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Bodleian First Folio on display in Singapore

(23 March 2017) The Bodleian Libraries have collaborated with the National Library of Singapore to display a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in Singapore. The display is open to the public until 23 April 2017 in the National Library Building, and also forms a part of this year’s University of Oxford’s Alumni Weekend in Asia, […]


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Official opening of the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library at Singapore Management University

(20 March 2017) On Wednesday March 15, 2017 SMU held the official opening ceremony for its new School of Law building and the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library.   It was opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, marking a milestone in SMU’s history and attended by over 800 guests including senior judges, donors, SMU faculty, […]


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De Gruyter and ISEAS enter partnership

(17 march 2017) The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore and De Gruyter have formed an editorial and commercial partnership for ISEAS’s publications in South East Asian Social Studies, Politics and Economics. ISEAS is the largest publisher in those fields. This includes a frontlist of titles and a backlist of approximately 950 titles from […]


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Copyright Issues in Libraries, Education and Open Access: A Joint Session by Singapore Management University Libraries (SMU Libraries) and The Library Association of Singapore (LAS)

By Nazimah Ram Nath* (16 March 2017) SMU Libraries, in partnership with the Library Association of Singapore, held a seminar on 25th January 2017 to promote an awareness on copyright issues and copyright obligations amongst librarians and professionals in the education industry in Singapore. The seminar was held at the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore […]


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Revamping libraries to be vibrant places of learning

(7 March 2017) The Straits Times reports that four newly renovated public libraries will reopen this year in Sengkang, Bukit Panjang, Tampines and Bedok, Singapore, with facilities such as a workspace with 3D printers and a storytelling room for children. Adults will also be encouraged to read more as well as more widely, following a […]


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NLB scholarships for library development

(28 February 2017) The National Library Board offers scholarships to promising talents in Singapore to pursue full-time undergraduate and postgraduate studies in fields to advance library development and also to grow domain expertise in various knowledge fields e.g. history and early childhood development. As an NLB scholar, you will play a key role in fulfilling […]


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UWCSEA hiring Teacher Librarian, Singapore

(24 February 2017) UWCSEA East Campus has a vacancy for August 2017 to June 2018 for an Interim Teacher Librarian in the Middle and High Schools (ages 11-18). The appointee will be an experienced Teacher-Librarian with successful classroom teaching experience. Considerable experience in running library facilities is a pre-requisite, as is a very good understanding […]


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NIE Singapore hiring Senior Librarians

(2 February 2017) The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Librarian / Senior Librarian (Access Services) in the NIE Library and Information Services Centre. The job description is here. NIE also invites suitable applications for the position of Librarian / Senior Librarian (Scholarly Communication Services) in the NIE Library and […]


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Yale NUS College Library hiring Senior Executive/Executive, Library

(25 January 2017) Yale-NUS College Library seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to perform technical services activities, including acquisitions, inter-library loans and e-Reserves. The Senior Executive/Executive will also assist in the overall operation of the Library and work closely with faculty, students and colleagues, promoting an engaged, proactive style of service supportive of the College’s living […]


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Japanese Occupation newspaper in library portal

21 January 2017) The Singapore National Library’s NewspaperSG portal has been given a “historical” boost. Since last month, six historical newspapers have been added, bringing the total number of digitised titles to 41 – up from just 14 when the portal was launched in 2010. The new publications include English-language newspaper Shonan Times, or Syonan […]


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Singapore incorporates video in health care education with Binumi

(15 November 2016) Medical schools are setting the pace for wireless video technology applications in the classroom, hospital wards and operating theatres. And helping them to succeed is Binumi. Medical students at Nanyang Technological University’s Lee Kong Chian School Of Medicine are using Binumi in their workflow, capturing, editing, and archiving footage which once was […]


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