LibConnect September 2014

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From the Desk of Gulcin Cribb
University Librarian



A warm welcome to both old and new students and faculty for the 2014 Academic Year.

Your SMU Library is more than books and services, it is all about working with you as your partners in learning, research, discovery, and access to just-in-time information and to help you succeed.

SMU Libraries offer a wide range of innovative services and resources, both physical and virtual. You are able to access most of the library resources from wherever you are and whenever you wish. Our staff are highly skilled professionals, passionate, friendly and experienced.

The Library spaces and facilities are currently in the process of being enhanced to provide a Learning Commons which will be open 24/7 all year around as well as many other new and different spaces, such as the new Lounge with exciting collections for a bit of light reading or viewing.

I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of our wonderful team if you want to have a conversation about the library and information services.


Tint Hla Hla Htoo

We want your data!

Tint is the new Research Data Services Librarian and is keen to work with faculty who have produced data associated with publications. Faculty are invited to deposit their data in InK for safekeeping, sharing or to comply with the data availability policy of journals or funders. For data which has the potential for re-use by other researchers but are not shareable due to copyright or other reasons, Tint can create descriptions of your datasets. Contact thhhtoo [at] (subject: LibConnect) (Tint) to deposit your data.

Tint has updated the guide for Research Data Sources and you can find the datasets that the Library subscribes to with a current list of data subscribed or purchased by the various schools, centres and institutes in SMU.


Stay informed on what matters most to you, whenever and however you want to read it. 

Access The Straits Times and The Business Times online daily, through the Library catalogue to see paid content and up to 7 days of archives.

The Straits Times and The Business Times bring you quality news and breaking stories of events in Singapore, the region, and beyond. 


You Said:

We had a tremendous amount of supportive notes on the suggestion board once Level 2 was unveiled. Some students had questions about renovation timeline but most were really pleased with the new look and feel. We even have a #1 Fan!

"Love the new Library!
Thank you for all the hard work in getting us a great study space!
Love #1 Fan"


Li Ka Shing Level 2 Renovations


The Desk on Level 2 is the single point of contact for all Library services. Any questions about Library services from loan enquiries to setting up research consultations with librarians can be done here!

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The Lounge provides a relaxing area that brings together lifestyle books, magazines, and newspapers for easier access. This area is furnished with comfortable seating in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Learning Commons
The most frequent request from Library users in the last few years has been to increase library-opening hours. As such a section which will be open 24 hours 7 days a week will be established when construction is complete.  

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A teaching space will be set up on Level 2 within the Learning Commons. The state of the art set up allows instructors to teach in a space specially equipped to support active and group learning. 

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Reflective Room
A gorgeous view and a comfortable space for you to relax and reflect. The Reflective Room is located in L2 with a view to the National Museum. 



Suggestion Board
The very popular Suggestion Board has had a make over. Now with an earthy look and feel you may post your suggestion, comments or thoughts. The Library staff will answer and post back on the board. We love your comments and feedback. Please leave us a note :-)

Welcome   Just for FUN!   Opening Hours Term 1 2014/2015
Melody Chin
Research Librarian, Economics
melodychin [at] (subject: LibConnect) ()

Redzuan Bin ABDULLAH
redzuana [at] (redzuana)melodychin [at] (subject: LibConnect) (

Library Specialist, Information Access & Resources
nerlynaan [at] (


Did you know?

Who Borrowed the MOST books last term?

SMU Law Student = 108

SMU Law Faculty = 54


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