RPAMD Library Team goes to Singapore for Learning Visit

May 6, 2019 | 10:36 am

Lifelong learning is one of the advocacies that RPAMDAFSC Library deeply believes. The Library develops various programs to encourage the continuous pursuit of knowledge not only for its users but also for its team members. The Learning Visit is a regular staff development program of the Library to support professional and cultural exchange of knowledge and experience between libraries. In October 30-November 3, 2019, eighteen (18) librarians and library assistants visited Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Library, Nanyang Technological University Lee Wee Nam Library, and Library@Orchard in Singapore to learn how these libraries utilize space and develop innovative services to users.

Among the impressive highlights of the visit were the smart and aesthetic design of the space of  Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Library for various purposes, such as Quiet study space, Collaboration space, Flexi space, and Cafe area; the self-service kiosks and the pedaling charging station at  Nanyang Technological University Lee Wee Nam Library; and the creative design of space and the counter-less service provided by Library@Orchard right inside a shopping mall.

The RPAMDAFSC Library came home inspired to be more creative in serving its users. One of the projects it currently explores is the user-initiated service such as self-service printing and photocopying. It also picked up many ideas that can be implemented in the new Learning Space. The team is grateful to DLSMHSI for the opportunity to broaden its knowledge, immerse in new culture, and spend quality time with colleagues.