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From the desk of Gulcin Cribb
University Librarian

Welcome to 2018-19 Academic Year!  

I am delighted to share with you highlights of some of the innovative initiatives SMU Libraries have launched in recent times to benefit SMU’s transformational education and research. 

Reading List Management System is a brand new initiative to help faculty with the creation, management and delivery of their reading lists via eLearn and to facilitate students access their readings in a seamless way.  

We have been collaborating with CTE and faculty to support both the Smart textbook initiative as well as the e-textbooks for the reserve collection to enhance students’ learning experience and add value to faculty’s teaching. 

If you haven’t been to the Level 4 of the Li Ka Shing Library recently, come and experience the new art displays showcasing SMU art collection, most of which are donations, located in different parts of the campus. The display creates a conducive and inspiring environment for library users and visitors to SMU.  

Gulcin Cribb
University Librarian

Plagiarism elearn resource -  Brandon Hall bronze award

Avoiding Plagiarism through the APA style, an interactive resource created by SMU librarians, has been awarded Bronze for the Brandon Hall award in the category, Best Advance in Custom Content.

The Library's first entry to the Brandon Hall award was up against large MNCs and renowned companies such as Accenture, Shell and FedEx.

This interactive resource is used by faculty and academic programmes like Programme in Writing and Reasoning (PWR) as well as a number of postgraduate programmes.

Interested to find out more about this award winning elearn resource? Contact Rajen, Head Learning Services at rajen [at]

Preparing for law internship

SMU’s Law Society, The Bar, and SMU law librarians organised a legal research workshop in April to prepare students prior to their internship experience.  

The workshop addressed key concerns in legal research that law firms in Singapore identified. Student mentors who have completed their internship were invited to assist the students during the workshop. 

Celebrating SMU scholarship exhibition

What do Faculty write about?  

SMU librarians curated an exhibition of books authored or edited by SMU faculty. The exhibition was on display from 15th August to 8th September in both Li Ka Shing Library and Kwa Geok Choo Law Library.  

Miss the exhibition? Click to view the full list of titles. 


What happened to donated books from faculty and Schools?  

SMU librarians organised a #SMUGrabBook event just before the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. Textbooks and fiction books donated by faculty and Schools were up for grab. 107 books were snapped up within the hour.  

Did not get any books at all? Fret not, #SMUGrabBook might return.

Something new at Li Ka Shing Library

Highlights of SMU art collection on display at Level 4.

Highlights from Instagram

New faces in the library

Leon Ho
Leon is a Digital Initiatives Manager. He ensures that the library digital services and systems are well managed and initiates innovative projects to digitally transform the library, so as to better serve the changing users’ needs.  
Leon has an interest in personal development and is passionate about sharing ideas and experiences with fellow colleagues and students. 

William Koh

William is a Data Analyst. His main role is to collect and analyse library data using visualisation tools, which enables the library to make informed decision. Formerly an IT and software engineer, he uses script automation to reduce manual work. 
In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching movies and documentaries. 

Tay Mui Yen 
Mui Yen is a Communication and Outreach manager. Her main role is to support the library’s interactions, engagement and communications with the SMU community. 
In her free time, Mui Yen explores alternate universals through books and massively multiplayer online role-playing games.  

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