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People We Remember

Recently, TNL read in Straits Times that a certain Japanese MBA student was found killed at a back alley at Bukit Pasoh. Her heart skipped a beat when she read the name. When she continued reading, bits of information started confirming that the student was the same grad student who asked her what was the easiest […]

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More Questions

Thanks, Rain, for commenting on TNL’s last post on questions. Here is one more. TNL had a perculiar week of students at different times asking questions that allude to one specific request: What information do you retrieve when you read? So basically, the conversations went on something like this: What parts do I use for my assignment […]

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What is the Easiest Question?

Librarians get a lot of questions. Most of the time, students want answers. Sometimes, they just want to make a point. So when TNL was asked recently, what is the easiest question she has had to answer, the old girl paused and looked around for the hidden camera. Camera aside, the grad student who asked the […]

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Six-Dinner Sid by Inga Moore

TNL loves kiddy books. Especially when the story and illustrations are so good that they come together to give you such a pleasant, happy experience that either makes you chuckle or wish you were in the story too.   Sid is a clever black cat who lives in 6 different houses because he wants 6 dinners. […]

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Oh, Sweet, Sweet Silence…

TNL lost her voice. It may have been somewhere between Sentosa and Upper Bukit Timah. Very likely between Sunday afternoon and evening. And no, it wasn’t typically careless of her. She doesn’t quite lose it often. The loss, as you can imagine, was an inconvenience the poor old girl would rather not have. What is a librarian without her voice? A […]

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The Riddle

The Sphinx gave us a riddle recently. Oh, pppleeasse…Give us a break, man/woman.  And mind you, we did NOT google it. The riddle was part of our childhood when stories from books brought us into realms of fantasies no web site could (ok, maybe for some people, some websites do, ugggh).  You want a riddle? […]

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Helping Out

TNL met up with a friend who left librarianship to become a monk. It had been more than a year since they last spoke due to him preparing himself for a new life. The meeting left TNL going home with a quiet heart that looked inwards. It has been 6 months since TNL stopped volunteering […]

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Room to Read

When you put a pic of a cool-looking dude distributing books to kids and match it with a headline that has “libraries” in it, you can be sure as getting the flu from Sneezy sitting  beside you in the bus, that TNL’s attention is caught hook, line and sinker. I mean, come one, cool dude […]

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So What’s Up with Copying & Pasting?

We, academic librarians, we teach our students how to search for information for their assignments, projects and dissertations regularly.   In the course of working with lecturers, some lecturers have asked us to talk briefly on plagiarism and the various citation styles they could use. The lecturers’ main concern is to make their students aware of […]

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The Naked Librarian Takes a Hiatus

Well, friends, TNL needs to go on a little break from LINUS Blog. Her library is renovating and you wonder what could she possibly be so involved in to take a break. Leave it to them brawny contractors and spare Her Delicateness, don’t you think? How very true…hmmm… brawny contractors…. oh, well. Anyway, TNL will […]

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