IRRT (International Relations Round Table)

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The mission of the International Relations Round Table is to promote interest in library issues and librarianship worldwide; to help coordinate international activities within ALA, serving as a liaison between the International Relations Committee and those members of the Association interested in international relations; to develop programs and activities which further the international objectives of ALA; and to provide hospitality and information to visitors from abroad.



Learn more about IRRT on the ALA website.

It's on Wednesday, 28th February -- ALA IRRT Webinar on Transforming Libraries to Help Students Succeed: A Case Study by National University of Singapore Libraries

  • 1.  It's on Wednesday, 28th February -- ALA IRRT Webinar on Transforming Libraries to Help Students Succeed: A Case Study by National University of Singapore Libraries

    Posted Feb 21, 2024 05:40 AM

    Apologies for cross-posting
    Title: Transforming Libraries to Help Students Succeed – A Case Study by National University of Singapore Libraries  

    Date and Time: Wednesday, 28th February 2024, 9.00am EST / 10.00pm SGT

    Duration: 1 hour

    Registration Link:  https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vUE_XgPbS-2qR5TMozrDtQ

    Description:   This webinar will focus on the unique points that promote student success and position National University of Singapore Libraries (NUS Libraries) as a distinct academic library in Southeast Asia. Experiences range from technology-enhanced learning for the masses, to repatriating collections from colonial times and even housing the first 360imx cylinder among Singapore academic institutions.  Gain insights into:  

    ·         Transformation of libraries to support students' success through special collections, digital strategy and innovation, placemaking and educational partnerships; 

    ·         Partnering students as co-creators of library programs and activities; 

    ·         How libraries can facilitate interdisciplinary partnerships for student success. 

    Speakers:        

    ·         Dr Magdeline NG, Associate University Librarian and Cluster Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation, NUS Libraries

    ·         Mr HERMAN Felani Bin Md Yunos, Associate University Librarian and Head of Operations, NUS Libraries

    ·         Mr Steven CHOW, Associate University Librarian and Head of Digital Strategy, NUS Libraries

    ·         Ms Gandhimathy DURAIRAJ, Principal Librarian and Head of Collections, NUS Libraries

    ·         Ms Gladys TOH, Assistant Librarian, NUS Libraries

    Moderator: Ms Siu Chen LIM, Senior Librarian (Research Librarian – Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences), NUS Libraries



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    Gina de Alwis Jayasuriya, PhD
    Co-chair, IRRT Webinar Committee | CPD Researcher | Program Coordinator|
    Singapore.
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