October 2018 JAW Reflections

Grants from ISLN supported library officers from member schools to attend the Job-Alike-Workshop at Tanglin Trust School on 19 October, 2018. Below are some of their thoughts, pictures, and reflections.  Sharifah, Martina and Jess from German European School Singapore The JAW at Tanglin was very informative, both in terms of sharing approaches to common practices…

A Reflection on the 2018 Red Dot Readers Cup

Incoming ISLN President Melissa Cooper shares her thoughts on this year’s Red Dot Readers Cup, back after a short hiatus: Singing, collaboration and the thrill of competition is a winning combination for our international readers. Seeing students smile with pride at their accomplishments plus working with students from other schools makes all the effort of planning…

Bangkok Patana School is hosting a Library Knowledge sharing workshop between the 8th and 10th November 2018.

Here is the website with the details about it, including information about costs and the registration form. Registration will close on June 15th 2018. This conference will be of particular interest to school librarians and also have relevance for school leaders and literacy co-ordinators. Please can you share the information within the relevant staff within your school. Our library…

Open letter from Sally & Stephen about LKSW 2018

Dear All We are pleased to share that this year’s conference will be hosted at Bangkok Patana School in Thailand on the 8th, 9th and 10th November 2018. Save the date! The 8th will be given over to school visits in Bangkok and the 9th and 10th will be conference days at school. A massive thanks to Jenn…

We’ve made a start on a list for 2018/9 PD for the Asia region. Please note the following events with opportunities to attend and to present. Please add a comment if you know of any other opportunities to add to these. The list below is in chronological order. For other events and development opportunities in…

The 3rd Regional Workshop On School Libraries In South East Asia: A Way Forward

Sandra Sangines  is an IT Officer and Library Officer at ISS International School. ISLN was happy to support her attendance at The 3rd Regional Workshop On School Libraries In South East Asia: A Way Forward held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2017 ______________________________ The workshop that I attended last October 1st to 3rd of 2017 gave me the opportunity to…

Libguide CMS training at CIS TK

Due to popular request we’ll be holding some Libguide CMS training in January 2018.  This is not for absolute beginners in Libguides, so if you’re just starting out, it’s suggested you follow some of the courses by Springshare first (Link only works if you’re signed in). You will also need the CMS version of Libguides…

Creating Red Dot Excitement at Dulwich College Singapore

As everyone is aware, last year we had a hiatus in the Readers’ Cup Competition, but many school still purchased the Red Dot books and arranged activities around this. Here is a contribution from Sarah Mounsey about how they promoted the books and did an internal competition.  As they say, there is more than one…

Learning journey from SMU Libraries to SOTA Library

Reach out to your neighbor – and literally we did. This was a mutual objective shared by Singapore Management University (SMU) Libraries and School of the Arts (SOTA) Library as we bonded over a learning journey in the afternoon of Friday 25 August 2017. A university with a key focus on business and law –…