Posted in Events on Jan 27th, 2012
Posted in Events on Jan 11th, 2012
Chinese New Year is around the corner. For the months of January and February 2012, we will be organising four events as shown below:
1. Spring Couplets Display (春联展示)
9-11 Jan 2012 (Mon – Wed)
Chinese Library Level 6
2. Spring Couplets Writing (挥春活动)
12 Jan 2012 (Thurs), 10am-2pm
Central Library Level 4 Theatrette2
3. Feng Shui Talk by Master Dong Nong Zheng (董农政师父风水讲座)
3 Feb 2012 (Fri), 3pm-5pm
Central Library Level 4 Theatrette1
4. Lantern Riddle Competition (灯谜竞猜)
6 Feb 2012 (Mon), 9am-5pm
Chinese Library Level 6
We cordially invite all students and staff to celebrate Chinese New Year with us by taking part in these events!
For the two events of Spring Couplets Writing and Feng Shui Talk by Master Dong Nong Zheng, further details can be found from the two posters below:
Posted in Events on Jan 4th, 2012
A warm welcome to NUS, and Happy New Year!
Central Library is organising orientation talks and tours for new students on 11 and 13 January:
During the talk, you’ll find out about the services and facilities of the library, and we’ll reveal how you can search our catalogue and databases more efficiently. We’ll also show how you can get hold of full-text journal articles and past year exam papers, among other things. For the tours, we’ll be walking you around the Central Library and showing you our collections and facilities.
You can come for both a talk and tour, or just either of them. We trust that with the nuggets of information, you’ll be able to breeze through your assignments more rapidly, and get better grades too! See you there!
Posted in Events on Nov 18th, 2011
Posted in Events on Oct 20th, 2011
We recently had our annual book sale in conjunction with our E-Resource Discovery Day 2011. This year, everything seemed bigger and better. Having a longer collection period of about 3 months allowed us to obtain a larger variety of books to put out on sale. This in turn allowed us to collect an even larger sum of money surpassing our target. For the first time, we also had a garage sale to raise more funds, and the items were donated by the staff of NUS libraries.
From mid-May onwards, we placed posters about the events around campus as well as blue and white book collection boxes near the entrance of all the libraries. While initially our collection was a bit slow, there were some enthusiastic donors who gave us boxes of books. Special thanks goes out to UBS for donating several boxes of new books and audio visual materials.
Pricing and sorting the large amount of books and donated items was definitely an interesting experience and we even stumbled upon treasured finds! Here are some awesome vintage books:
The days of the sale was hectic but fun. Many students and staff exclaimed their surprise at finding such good books at unbelievably low prices. Over at the garage sale, the first item – a vintage toy accordion – was sold almost as soon as the stall was set up. The second day of the sale drew an even larger crowd, for both book and garage sale. We also put out National Geographic and Readers’ Digest magazines that went for 5 for $1! There were many who snapped up boxes of books as it was a good deal. They confided that they would buy the books now and read later!
Previously we had collected over $6,000 for our cause. This year our total collection for both the book and garage sale is $11,000.30! This would not have been possible without your support! All proceeds go to the Annual NUS Giving Bursary Fund to help the needy students in NUS. So, it was all for a very worthy cause! Thank you so much for all the donated books and for supporting our 2 days of sales!
Umarani Jayapal and Georgiana Glass
Posted in Events on Oct 19th, 2011
In order to appreciate the ancient Chinese culture, Chinese Society Literature Group will organise a Chinese Literature seminar on 27 October 2011 (Thursday), which is in collaboration with NUS Department of Chinese Studies and Chinese Library.
The celebrities of Wei-Jin and Ming-Qing Dynasty in ancient China have honorable behaviors standing out from the vulgar prevalent custom. How could they keep themselves from being polluted in that material world, surrounded by power and money? By means of taking advantages of culture and even sacrificing themselves, patriots in Qing Dynasty dedicated their whole lives to serving and saving their country and boycotting the advent of new era brought by Xin-Hai Revolution. Their perspectives of life and world, which represented their particular social images, exerted great impacts on the then governments and populace.
We cordially invite all the students and staffs across the campus to take this opportunity to get an insightful view on how these cultural celebrities lived a wonderful life in that turbulent society.
Details of the seminar are as follows:
Topic: Romantic Wei-Jin and Persistent Ming-Qing in Ancient China (潇洒魏晋、执著明清)
Date: 27 October 2011 (Thursday)
Venue: Central Library Level 4 Theatrette 1
Speakers: Prof Xiao Chi, Dr Lam lap and Prof Lo Yuet Keung from the Department of Chinese Studies, NUS
This event is free admission. For further information, please refer to the poster on the NUS Libraries’ portal.
For enquiries, please contact Luo Xuan at 90786765.
NUS Chinese Society Literature Group
Posted in Events on Oct 19th, 2011
Our annual E-Resource Discovery Day took place on Oct 7th this year and many of the library vendors came to the forum, set up their booths and got ready to show NUS students and staff how they could effectively use the treasure trove of electronic resources available through the library.
Throughout the day, many students came and interacted with the vendors, learning and getting goodie bags at the same time. There were also lunchtime performances by Deon Toh, Alpha Verve and the NUS LindyHoppers.
In all, the event attracted about 550 NUS students and staff. Many who came by were pleasantly surprised at our extensive e-resources and were glad that they had the opportunity to learn about these in a fun way. Through ERDD and its related activities (e.g. the pre-event online quiz, the event day Treasure Hunt, etc.), we really hope to increase awareness amongst the NUS community of the resources available to them and from there, usage as well.
Prize winners for the various competitions and draws are:
1. Treasure Hunt (Hands-on e-resource day competition)
||ASUS netbook (UBS)
||iPod Touch (8GB) (Sage)
||Wynn Lei Phyu
||Creative Zen MX Pocket Media player (8GB)
||iPod Shuffle (2GB) (Emerald)
||Joyce Chua Cheng Siew
||WD Hard Drive (500GB) (Emerald)
||Sonic Gear Speaker Tatoo 202 + HP flash drive (8GB) (Emerald)
||Lim Guan Hui
2. Grand Lucky Draw
||Samsung Galaxy Ace Smart Phone & Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Headset- VH110 (Emerald)
||Canon Powershot A3100 (Emerald)
||Muthuswamy Sathishkumar 034338
||iPod Touch (8GB) (Wiley-Blackwell)
||$100 Kinokuniya vouchers (Kinokuniya)
||Altec Lansing inMotion Compact Portable Speaker (Cengage)
||Ma Wen Jing
||Creative Zen M300 MP3 player (8GB)
||G-Shark Digital Mobile speaker GS-S880 & Philips Sweat-proof ear phones (Emerald)
||Buffalo Hard Drive (500GB) (Elsevier)
||iPod Shuffle (2GB) (Taylor & Francis)
||Ang Luan Xiang
||Creative Zen Style M100 MP3 player (4GB)
||HP laptop bag (Emerald)
||Hung Kai Chee
||Lexma Wireless Bluetrace mouse (Emerald)
||Tran Phuong Quynh
||3M Mystery Prize worth over $200
3. Online Quiz Draw
||Casio Exlim 12.1 mega pixels digital camera (IEEE)
||Peck Fang Rui Lina
||Buffalo Hard Drive (500GB) (Elsevier)
||Michelle Thoo Wei Shan
||Sony NWZ-W252 MP3 Player (2GB) (Springer)
||$50 Kinokuniya vouchers (Kinokuniya)
||SanDisk Cruzer Flash Drive (16GB)
||Tan Zhi Qi
Congratulations to our winners and enjoy your prizes! Check out more photos here and stay tuned for the post on our Fundraising Book & Garage Sale!
Posted in Events on Oct 17th, 2011
We all have dreams.
But not all of us have the courage to pursue them.
We wish, we hope, we long for.
We think and keep thinking.
I’m afraid of trying,
I love art.
I fear it too.
We live, day after day,
Wishing for changes,
Wishing to change.
One day after one too many,
Enough becomes enough.
This series of art explores the intangibility of dreams. A tree wishes to experience anti-gravity – it wants to be upside down before its final breath. A sea-dragon dreams of flight, having only tasted water against its scales. A group of stones want to move, to change their perspectives. Dreams, everyone has them.
Dreams. What are we without them?
Xiang Yeow is tired of being stagnant, of deliberating over each movement. He invites viewers to share their thoughts on his art so that he may consider how best to forge ahead. He can be contacted at xiangyeow at gmail dot com and www.teacherlet.blogspot.com.
The ink on canvas as well as batik art exhibition will be at Central Library’s ArtsBuzz from 17-24 October. Many thanks for your thoughtful input.
Year 2 Science + USP
Posted in Events on Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Events on Sep 29th, 2011
It’s been over 2 months since we launched our new portal and many of you have emailed with suggestions and comments. We thank you for your kind comments and please know that we consider every suggestion seriously. The interest of our users always comes first and with this in mind, we continue to fine-tune and enhance our portal.
To help you make full use of the features in the library portal, we have created a series of short video clips that you can view. We have also created added an FAQ to the new portal guide for questions we have received in these 2 months.
Now for a little bit of fun.
Virtual Videos & a Virtual Challenge
It’s time to show us what you know! Take our Library Portal Virtual challenge and you stand to win:
Top 3 Prizes:
1st: iPod Nano (8GB)
2nd: Nikon Coolpix L23 Digital Camera
3rd: Creative ZEN X-Fi Portable Media Player (8GB)
10 sets of Kinokuniya vouchers ($20 each)
The challenge ends on Oct 19th, Wed (6 pm) and winners will be notified via email.
For help with the challenge, view the videos or come by to the Library booth on ERDD 2011 (Central Forum- Oct 6th, Thur).
Start the Virtual Challenge Now!