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Serendipitous learning and the library

I am a firm believer in serendipitous learning at the library. I cannot remember how many times a key piece of information for my assignments came from a book I picked up while searching for something else on the bookshelves. Shelf browsing does a lot for…

Effective Lecture Is Possible [workshop notes]

An effective lecture is possible according to this workshop I attended. I was surprised how many strategies can be used in a lecture to help a student learn. Introduction The traditional lecture and the reasons for using them are being challenged today. Technology and pedagogical…

Identifying Learning Outcomes and Planning Learning Activities [workshop notes]

Planning learning activities that contribute to the learning outcomes and using Bloom’s Taxonomy to identify good learning outcomes are my take-away from this workshop. Introduction This workshop addresses two key elements of course design: student learning outcomes and learning activities, and the important relationship between them….

Supporting open research [workshop notes]

Supporting open research is a 2-day workshop I attended regarding research data management and open data publishing. This post contains notes and hyperlinks to relevant resources. Content included: Introduction to Research Data Management (RDM) What is RDM What is open research Barriers to data sharing…

The Transformed Library by Jeannette Woodward

The Transformed Library: E-books, Expertise, and Evolution [Review]

The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, and Evolution by Jeannette Woodward My rating: 4 of 5 stars My Review: It is a sobering read about the future of libraries, especially the section on academic libraries and how university administrators’ view us. And how most of our…

Organizing Book Talks In The Library

My reflection of organizing book talks when I was a Communication librarian at NTU Singapore.  The highlight of my first year at NTU Libraries is the successful planning and organisation of 2 book talks featuring journalists. The first was Neil Humphreys and the second was…

My 3 handmade books

Bookings: Making Makerspaces for Artists’ Books | ARLISNA2014

Makerspaces in libraries is getting a lot of attention lately. Although well received and implemented in public libraries, academic libraries are still trying to explore what they can do with makerspaces. A number of makerspaces in academic libraries centred around cutting edge technology like 3D…

Librarians & altmetrics : tools, tips and use cases

Librarians & altmetrics : tools, tips and use cases is a webinar hosted by Library Connect. My first webinar with Library Connect. The 3 presenters cover the following 3 topics: 1) What are altmetrics 2) Why it is relevant to a librarian 3) Research impact…

WOS Redesign Preview

Changes to ThomsonReuters’ Web Of Science

Thomson Reuters announced the launch of the re-design of their flagship search platform Web of Science recently. The change should take effect on Monday 13 January 2014. The TR team was here at NTU Library to brief the librarians about key changes. The first 2…

Exploring Scimagojr, Journal Citation Reports and Altmetrics

In this post, I retrieved and presented listings of top journals from Scimagojr and Journal Citations Reports. Altmetrics is also briefly explored and I tried my hand at creating an altmetric count badge and embedded it. According to its website, The SCImago Journal & Country…

ADML Current Periodical Shelves

Letting Art & Design Books and Journals “Sell” Themselves

When I first started work at the Art, Design & Media library, I felt that we were under-utilizing the beautiful covers of the art & design books and journals in the library to market the items themselves. When users walk into the library, immediately to…

Information Management Possible? by Alan Flett

This post is about this article I read: Flett, A. (2011). Information Management Possible? Business Information Review, 28(2), 92-100. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org.ezlibproxy1.ntu.edu.sg/10.1177/0266382111411066 on 2 September 2011. (you need to be a NTU staff or student to access full text from this link). I enjoyed reading…