Archives Unlocked:Lord of the Ring Files – The Journey of Records into the Archives


Published on : 30 Mar 2021

Archives Unlocked:Lord of the Ring Files – The Journey of Records into the Archives

What is a record? What is an archive? How different are the archives from the libraries? Join Assistant Director Yit Chin Chuan from the Archives Services and find out how records make their way into the archives. He will also shed light on some of the activities behind the scenes.


Thu, 27 May 2021

6 pm – 7 pm

Zoom Webinar

Register now via https://go.gov.sg/27may

 

About the Speaker
Yit has been with the National Library Board for 27 years: 20 with the libraries and 7 with the archives. His extensive experience with both institutions gives him special insight into some of the considerations with which archivists should be concerned.

 

About Archives Unlocked

Curious about what goes on in the National Archives of Singapore? Join us for this monthly series of talks, as we unlock stories of our nation through the archives’ collections.



A Librarian’s World: The Wall is Your Oyster – Murals in Singapore


Published on : 24 Mar 2021

A Librarian’s World:

The Wall is Your Oyster – Murals in Singapore

While some may regard street art – or murals – as Instagrammable art pieces, not many would take the time to learn about the stories behind them. What can murals tell us about Singapore’s history? Do you know what and where is the first known mural in Singapore? Join Associate Librarian Rebecca Tan as she dives into resources such as the National Library’s collection, PictureSG and NewspaperSG to share more about creative murals in Singapore.

Wed, 19 May 2021

6 pm – 7 pm

Zoom Webinar

Register now via https://go.gov.sg/19may

About the Speaker

Rebecca Tan is an associate librarian at the National Library. She is part of the digital heritage team and works on curating and promoting access to the library’s digital collections.

 

About A Librarian’s World

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.



Archives Unlocked – Through the Eyes of a Conservator


Published on : 18 Mar 2021

Archives Unlocked –

Through the Eyes of a Conservator

 

Ever wondered what a conservator does to preserve important historical records? What are some of the principles guiding the work of a conservator? What does it take to be part of the team that helps preserve Singapore’s historical heritage?

Step into the Archives Conservation Lab with Sanira Beevi and get an exclusive sneak peek into a conservator’s sometimes challenging, often tiring, but always fascinating life. In this interactive session, put your decision making skills to the test by helping the conservator preserve yet another piece of Singapore’s history for future generations.

 

Tue, 27 Apr 2021

6 pm – 7 pm

Zoom Webinar

Register via  https://go.gov.sg/27apr

 

About the Speaker

Sanira Beevi Bte Karim is an artist who has worked with different mediums such as wax, fibreglass and clay and, as Senior Conservator with National Archives of Singapore (NAS), she is keen to draw parallels across the different mediums, including paper. A self-professed history buff, Sanira feels honoured and privileged to be playing a pivotal role in preserving our historical patrimony through caring for NAS collections.

 

About Archives Unlocked

Curious about what goes on in the National Archives of Singapore? Join us for this monthly series of talks, as we unlock stories of our nation through the archives’ collections.



A Librarian’s World: Kampong Memories – Life and Times of a Bygone Era


Published on : 18 Mar 2021

A Librarian’s World:

Kampong Memories –

Life and Times of a Bygone Era

 

Generations of Singaporeans used to live in single-storey wooden structures with attap or zinc roofs in villages known as kampongs, surrounded by nature. Urban redevelopment after post-independence Singapore had transformed most of the landscape from villages to high-rise blocks of flats. Join Senior Librarian Ang Seow Leng as she highlights resources on kampongs and people’s memories of kampongs.

 

Thu, 22 Apr 2021

6 pm – 7 pm

Zoom Webinar

Register via https://go.gov.sg/22apr

 

About the Speaker

Senior Librarian Ang Seow Leng has been with the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library since the 1990s. Her main responsibilities include managing collections, developing content for the library’s electronic resources such as Singapore Infopedia, BiblioAsia, as well as providing reference and research services related to Singapore and Southeast Asia.

 

About A Librarian’s World

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.



The Little Book Box


Published on : 2 Oct 2020

The Little Book Box

 

Click here to sign up.

Registration for the second round of book delivery service (Feb-Apr) is now open!


Reading is a special gift we can provide for our children, and now it has become easier to get your hands on books from our librarians’ choice list. For a monthly subscription fee of S$10.70 (inclusive of GST), a box of 8 books, specially curated for children will be delivered to your doorstep.

 

1. Books delivered to the comfort of your homes for 3 consecutive months

A minimum subscription period of three (3) months is required with an upfront amount of S$32.10 (inclusive of GST). These books will be delivered every month.

 

2. A mix of books hand-picked by our librarians to help enrich your child’s reading journey

Subscribers will receive a monthly selection of eight (8) English children’s books, including a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles, and those from the Singapore collection. These books span a broad range of children's interests and are catered for two age groups, 4-6 years old and 7-9 years old.

 

3. An additional 8 books on top of your current loan quota

Books under this service do not fall within the usual loan quota. Therefore, subscribers can still continue to borrow up to 16 books (for basic member) and 24 books (for partner member), while having 8 books delivered to them. Subscribers may monitor the due dates of the books under this service in their library membership account, or refer to the printed receipt that will be inserted into the box with their book.

 

 

Terms of Service

 

1. You must apply to be a subscriber to this delivery service. There are a limited number of available subscriptions so no promise is made that every application will be successful.

 

2. To apply for this delivery service, you must first be a National Library Board (NLB) library member and must not have any unpaid fees/charges in your membership account. (Note: If the membership you hold is an annual one, there must be at least 6 months remaining to your library membership when your application is received.)

 

3. Each subscription period is for 3 months.

 

4. Under the subscription, you agree that a set of 8 books as selected by NLB will be delivered to you each month. You also agree that this service cannot cater for individual preferences so no requests for exchanges can be made.

 

5. Delivery schedules may differ but you will be able to enjoy reading the books for at least 21 days. The precise loan period and date due for the books will be shown in your library membership account.

 

6. The books must be returned to any NLB public library via the Bookdrop by the due date. (Note that there will be charges for overdue and lost books. See the rates at https://nlb.gov.sg/VisitUs/Membership.aspx.)

 

7. You will receive an email from NLB on your application. If you have been successful, you will receive instructions on how to make payment of S$32.10 (including GST) for a 3-month subscription. NLB must receive the payment within 5 days of the date the email is sent, failing which NLB will cancel the application. Note that there can be no cancellation of a subscription and no refunds after payment is made.

 

8. Please ensure that there are no unpaid fees/charges in your membership account at any time during your subscription period. NLB will stop delivery of books until the fees/charges are paid.

 

9. The delivery address indicated in the application form will be used to deliver the books to you. NLB will not use this address for any other matters except for delivery under this delivery service. If you need to change this address, you must send the new address at least one month in advance to enquiry@nlb.gov.sg or you shall be responsible to pay for any lost books.

 

10. NLB has engaged a contractor to deliver the books. You agree that the contractor will need to be given your contact details for the sole purpose of delivery to you.