Visit to Book Reach in Nepal

Siobhan Roulston recently left the Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur. She is taking a gap year to do some travelling. For the last two weeks she has been in Nepal with Doreen Johnstone assisting to set up school libraries. ISLN members would remember that Doreen spoke to us at a meeting last year and…

For new members in Singapore….

As promised, relatively easy instructions on how to join our private Google Group — in order to receive notices of upcoming meetings, agendas, queries, etc. As always, don’t hesitate to let us know if this is not helpful or accurate!

Reminder: Ongoing professional learning….

Just a reminder, we have two links off the top of this blog related to professional development. PD in the region A list of organizations that run conferences or offer workshops that may be of interest to our membership, e.g., EARCOS, IASL, LAS, NLB, etc. NB:  The workshop by Doug Johnson that was going to…

2013 ALA award winners and honor books

Thank you to Jennifer Nelson Books www.jennifernelson.com who shared this news recently via email. I’m not sure how many of you got this, mine was Bcc and didn’t appear to be through our group email, but it is a wonderful buying guide. Happy shopping! Image courtesy of Ramblings. http://sjwhipp.com/2011/07/18/goodbye-borders-hello-independent-bookstores/ John Newbery Medal “The One and Only Ivan,”…

General Meeting Thursday, December 6

Our next general meeting is on Thursday, December 6 at Stamford American International School.   Please RSVP to Kim Klein by Tuesday, December 4. The school is located at 279 Upper Serangoon Road, right next to the Woodleigh MRT station.  Please go to Gate 2.  The library is in the Lincoln Building, fourth floor. Here is…

Brush up on your research skills with Research Toolkit.

The next round of the Victorian Personal Learning Network has been announced, with the first ever Victorian PLN short course kicking off on November 12 and running for 4 units. The Research Toolkit course will explore reliable online resources, effective search techniques and tools for organisation and referencing. The online course is self paced and will…

The Global Education Conference November 2012

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. During International Education Week (November 12-16), the 2012 Global Education Conference will take place entirely…

Science and comic books – Otto Fong

From local author Otto Fong: We are now releasing Book 4. On top of that, I’m also excited to introduce you to my new App for iPad!  It features the science comic book (Book 1) and also 5 science games. These games allow users to play and learn about basic science topics like Atomic Structure,…

Author visit October – Jan Latta

I’m the author and wildlife photographer of a series of 12 True to Life Books educating children about endangered animals. To create each book I’ve travelled to Africa eight times, Borneo and China twice, also to Sri Lanka, India and Uganda. I follow wild animals each day taking photographs and writing about their survival. My…

Welcome Reed Baxter Emerson!

And here is his best smile for us! Wonderful news from the Emerson family! Jenna and Chris  welcomed Reed Baxter Emerson into the world on Saturday June 30th at 2.46am, clocking in at 7lbs 2oz and 20 inches tall. Jenna says they are loving the world of parenthood, and promise us a visit after the…