• People
  • Hello I’m From NUS Libraries: Ong Hong Kiat

    Meet Ong Hong Kiat.

    Prior to heading Technical Services, Hong Kiat headed the Subscriptions Team, which focuses on handling the numerous journal subscriptions that NUS Libraries provides for our users. Whatever the job title, Hong Kiat perceives her main job as that of serving users – the community of NUS staff, students and alumni who use the library services, facilities and resources.

  • Musings
  • What a Library Is; What a Library Means

    Quite frequently I see students in the library doing–how should I put this?–non-academic activities. Sleeping is the most common one, and also various online hobbies such as playing WoW (or CoH or other MMORPGs), watching videos (I actually saw a student watching the 1984 television version of the Legend of the Condor Heroes once, which […]

  • Musings
  • The Robot Librarian

    Imagine a scene in the future where robots have replaced not all humans but only librarians. Does this not send a chill down your spine? No? Then imagine you are an undergraduate working on your first assignment. After checking the catalogue, you realize that you need a few books. You decide to borrow them, so […]

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  • What Have Medical Librarians Been Working On?

    Now that Medical Library has moved to the new Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM) since December 2011, and opened a 24-hour reading area in January 2012, what are the Medical Librarians up to? Well, suffice to say, we’re not resting on our laurels but working with great zest! We followed up on outstanding building and facilities matters, and continued on our […]

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  • I Know What HSSML Librarians Did This Vacation

    Librarians don’t go on vacation. The library is their vacation. So the next question is – got fun, meh? TNL can tell you with a straight-face, nary a single twitch  – “Woo hoooo!!” One of the librarians had to produce a video for HSSML’s 25th anniversary guide. But it ended up with the whole gang and their fingers in […]