Resources for Education and Career Guidance Personnel

Introduction Education and Career Guidance (ECG) refers to imparting the necessary knowledge, skills, values and information to help students to make informed decisions about their education and career options. Professionals and educators provide education and career guidance to students to help them learn more about their own interests, abilities and passions. By exploring the learning… Read more »

Education and Career Guidance Resources for Students (Secondary & Above)

Introduction In your schooling years, you will be exposed to a multitude of experiences and start to develop preferences and dislikes, and may also wonder what kind of work you would like to do upon leaving school. The types of jobs and specialisations available today are more varied than before. It is important to start… Read more »

Education and Career Guidance Resources for Students (Primary)

Introduction Starting education and career awareness at an early age will give children a head start in understanding the world of employment. This resource guide aims to create awareness and expose children to a diverse range of careers and aims to widen their perspective and knowledge on the career opportunities available in today’s world. Here… Read more »

The Substation Donor Collection

Introduction The Substation is Singapore’s first independent contemporary arts centre. It was founded in 1990 by the late Kuo Pao Kun, Cultural Medallion Recipient and theatre doyen. The Substation presents a wide range of artists and programmes, supporting diversity and depth in the arts and engaging with a wide repertoire of artists. It has played… Read more »

The Arts Space (Season 1): Jalan-Jalan

The Arts Space at Level 8 of the National Library has been re-imagined as a space that brings to life our rich collection from books and photographs to artworks and poems. Inspired by the painting, “The Couple” by acclaimed Singapore artist Tan Swie Hian, the Arts librarians have set out to create a multi-purpose space –… Read more »

Teen Violence

Introduction Teen violence refers to the deviant behaviour of youths (in the adolescent age group between 13 and 21 years old) intended to cause harm to others such as their peers from school or people from their neighbourhoods. Violent acts may involve fighting, use of weapons (for example, guns and knives) and bullying. The resulting… Read more »

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    NL Prominent Speaker Series: Chris J. Reed

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    The National Library regularly host renowned speakers from the arts, heritage, technology and social sciences sectors to share with the wider community and to exchange ideas. Organised by the National Library, this event was held on 29 June 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Chris J. Reed on the topic “It’s Not What You Know, It’s… Read more »

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    Angkor Wat

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    Introduction Angkor Wat, with its sheer size and complex architecture, is one of the most well-known monuments in Cambodia. Located north of Siem Reap and south of Angkor Thom, the construction began within the first half of the 12th century during the reign of King Suryavarman II. This was the zenith of cultural, religious and… Read more »

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    Creativity as an Essential Skill for Future-Readiness

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    This resource guide was one of the four produced for “Four Conversations: New Thinking for a New World”. Organised by the National Library, the event was held on 3 and 4 June 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Professor Robert Root-Bernstein on the topic “Creativity as an Essential Skill for Future-Readiness”.        … Read more »

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    Journey into the Mind of a Top Scientist

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    This resource guide was one of the four produced for “Four Conversations: New Thinking for a New World”. Organised by the National Library, the event was held on 3 and 4 June 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Professor Sir David Lane on the topic “Journey into the Mind of a Top Scientist: Nurturing… Read more »

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    Navigating a Complex World

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    This resource guide was one of the four produced for “Four Conversations: New Thinking for a New World”. Organised by the National Library, the event was held on 3 and 4 June 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Dr Ismail Serageldin on the topic “Navigating a Complex World: Insights for the Future.”.    … Read more »

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    Future-Readiness

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    This resource guide was one of the four produced for “Four Conversations: New Thinking for a New World”. Organised by the National Library, the event was held on 3 and 4 June 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Ms Lydia Lim on the topic “Future-Readiness: What Does Singapore Need to Stop Doing, Start Doing… Read more »

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    100 General Reference eBooks on Overdrive

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    Introduction This resource guide features 100 digital reference titles specially selected from the NLB OverDrive* platform. The titles fall into three broad subject categories: Business Science and Technology Social Sciences and Humanities Covering key topics such as business management, sustainability, energy sources, culture and social media, these 100 ebooks are a convenient way to access… Read more »

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    Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organisations

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    Introduction A strategic plan functions as a roadmap for an organisation to chart its organisational priorities, define operational goals and align resources to support the strategic planning framework. The board’s responsibility is to set the direction, steer the organisation through the strategic planning process, analyse operating costs, set budget targets and develop performance indicators to… Read more »

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    Business Resource Guide

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    Introduction Business resources can provide essential information and tools to help owners manage and grow their businesses. The Lee Kong Chian Reference Library’s Business Collection, located at Level 7 of the National Library Building, aims to provide industry practitioners, entrepreneurs and researchers with access to reference materials that are authoritative, relevant and current. On top of… Read more »

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    NL Prominent Speaker Series: Ismail Gafoor

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    The National Library regularly host renowned speakers from the arts, heritage, technology and social sciences sectors to share with the wider community and to exchange ideas. Organised by the National Library, this event was held on 21 April 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Ismail Gafoor on the topic “From Humble Beginnings to CEO of Singapore’s… Read more »