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A Librarian's World Thinker, Trainer: Confessions of a Digital Librarian


Published on : 27 Apr 2017

A Librarian's World Thinker, Trainer: Confessions of a Digital Librarian

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

7.00pm – 8.00pm
Level 5, Possibility Room, National Library Building

Ever wondered what librarians do? In this series of monthly talks, find out what makes our librarians tick as they share highlights of their work from the collections of the National Library.

“On the Internet, every day is April Fools' Day” – in recent months, there has been much buzz about “fake news” and “alternate truths” all around the world. Fake news can have real consequences, such as causing unnecessary alarm and panic. 

One key responsibility of the National Library’s new Education and Outreach team is to foster greater awareness, understanding and adoption of information literacy skills to enable Singaporeans to be more discerning of fake news and hoaxes, without being didactic. 

Join Damien Wang as he shares his experiences, joys and challenges of being a Digital Engagement Librarian in an increasingly VUCA* world.

* volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous

Free admission. Please register at the library eKiosks or via GoLibrary.




Alt Screen: In Transit Journey to the West (Singapore Premiere)


Published on : 24 Apr 2017

Alt Screen: In Transit Journey to the West (Singapore Premiere)
Friday, 12 May 2017
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Level 16, The Pod, National Library Building
For access to The Pod, please proceed to lift lobby opposite the information counter at Level 1.

Journey to the West features a group of Chinese tourists visiting Europe for the very first time. This road movie captures the cultural differences between China and Europe through a play of mirrors and contrasts. The film premiered at the Festival International Du Film Francophone in Belgium in 2015.

Join us for the Singapore premiere of Journey to the West, followed by a post-screening talk by Assistant Professor Sin Harng Luh from National University of Singapore.  

The Alt Screen series features Asian cinematic stories that offer critical perspectives and interpretations of global issues. In this second edition, Alt Screen: IN TRANSIT explores the mental, physical, and spiritual journeys taken by modern man, through stories that examine the notions of travel, transience and transition.

Free admission. Please register at the library eKiosks or visit GoLibrary.

About the Speaker
Harng Luh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on the mobilities of people – in the broad spectrum from tourism to migration, as well as the mobilities and fluidities of abstract idea(l)s such as moral and social responsibilities, ethics, and care (at a distance), and how these translate into real practices on the ground. Her work has explored the ethical and responsible possibilities enacted in tourism, situated within the larger context of social initiatives like sustainable development, ethical consumerism, and ‘first world responsibilities’ to the ‘third world’. Her current research project studies the everyday practices people make in/on social media, and how these are translated into travel/tourism practices on the ground.




National Library Prominent Speaker Series: It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know


Published on : 24 Apr 2017

National Library Prominent Speaker Series: It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know

Thursday, 29 June 2017
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Level 16, The Pod, National Library Building
 (For access to The Pod, please proceed to lift lobby opposite the information counter at Level 1)

Presented by Chris J. Reed Founder & Global CEO of Black Marketing

The National Library regularly host renowned speakers from the arts, heritage, technology and social sciences to exchange and enrich ideas across communities.

Join one of Asia’s most influential digital media professionals, Chris J. Reed, as he shares his journey of becoming the only NASDAQ listed CEO with a mohawk! Chris will reveal how his grandfather’s advice greatly influenced him and how it became the bedrock of all his success. He will also reveal other secrets to boost your personal and corporate brand in your LinkedIn profile.

Free admission. Please register at the library eKiosks or visit GoLibrary.

About the Speaker
Chris J. Reed, Founder & Global CEO of Black Marketing, has grown his company from one person in one country in 2014 to a full listing on NASDAQ in 2016. Crowned as Asia's Most Influential Digital Media Professional by CMO Asia and Singapore Small Business Rising Star 2015 by the British Chamber of Commerce, Chris was also named as an Official LinkedIn Power Profile 2012-2017, with one of the world’s most-viewed LinkedIn profiles with 55,000 followers. He is also an international bestselling author with his book LinkedIn Mastery for Entrepreneurs.





The new Bukit Panjang Public Library will open its doors on 1 July 2017!


Published on : 17 Apr 2017

The new Bukit Panjang Public Library will open its doors on 1 July 2017!
Bukit Panjang Public Library will re-open on 1 July 2017 with double the floor space and a brand new look!

The library will have new services, including an immersive storytelling room for children. There will also be customised reading spaces for patrons of all ages.

Mark your calendar and join us at the new library when it re-opens! For more updates, visit our Facebook page.

You can also help to inspire the discovery and joy of reading in your community at Bukit Panjang by becoming a volunteer! All you need is two hours a week to give to the library. So make a difference and join us as Friend of the Library today! Email us at volunteer@nlb.gov.sg to find out more.


Be a part of our efforts to enrich a classic Singapore publication


Published on : 17 Mar 2017

Be a part of our efforts to enrich a classic Singapore publication

 

Announcing a new publication by the National Library Board that takes the classic 1923 text and updates it with annotations and recent research on the lives and times of various Chinese personalities in early Singapore. Visit BookSG at http://bit.ly/2jzQiGo to read the digital copy.

We invite the public to participate and enrich this book by contributing relevant information and photographs on the Citizen Archivist website at www.nas.gov.sg/citizenarchivist.

 

 

 

 

 

Book Synopsis

Since its publication in 1923, Sir Song Ong Siang’s One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in Singapore has become the standard biographical reference of prominent Chinese in early Singapore, at least in the English language. This fact would have surprised Song who saw himself primarily as a compiler of historical and biographical snippets. This annotated edition by the Singapore Heritage Society takes Song’s classic text and updates it with detailed annotations of sources that Song himself might have consulted, and includes more recent scholarship on the lives and times of various personalities who are mentioned in the original book. This annotated edition is commissioned and published by the National Library Board, Singapore

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View key findings from NLB’s 2016 National Reading Habits Study on Adults


Published on : 7 Mar 2017

View key findings from NLB’s 2016 National Reading Habits Study on Adults
Learn more about NLB’s study on adults’ reading habits in our 2016 National Reading Habits Study on Adults.


The Former Ford Factory has reopened with a new exhibition, Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies


Published on : 22 Feb 2017

The Former Ford Factory has reopened with a new exhibition, Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies

The Former Ford Factory has reopened with a new exhibition, Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies.

 

Click here for directions and more details.



Yishun Public Library will be closing for renovations


Published on : 12 Dec 2016

Yishun Public Library will be closing for renovations

Yishun Public Library will be closing on 15 January 2017 for renovations.

Its last day of operations will be Saturday, 14 January. The library will close at 9pm.

During this time, please visit Woodlands Regional Library or Sembawang Public Library for your reading needs.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018!



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