Teaching and Learning Services

Faculty

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Research Librarian Support for Schools

  • Accounting - aarontay [at] smu.edu.sg (Aaron Tay)
  • Business - sumitag [at] smu.edu.sg (Sumita Govindan ), redzuana [at] smu.edu.sg (Redzuan Abdullah ), &  hmlim [at] smu.edu.sg (Lim Hwee Ming )
  • Economics - melodychin [at] smu.edu.sg (Melody Chin)
  • Information Systems - weixia [at] smu.edu.sg (Xia Wei)
  • Law - yxchai [at] smu.edu.sg (Chai Yee Xin)
  • Social Sciences - rmaniates [at] smu.edu.sg (Rebecca Maniates)

 

Research Librarians partner with faculty to contribute to the SMU Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs) in the following ways:

Support for Courses and the Curriculum

  • Collaborate with Faculty on syllabi and course outlines to ensure the availability of readings via the reading list service and provide copyright advisory.
  • Recommend the most relevant sources (e.g. e-textbooks, Open Educational Resources, videos etc.) for course and curriculum preparations.
  • Process faculty requests and recommendations for journal articles, book chapters and books that are not available in the library’s collection through our Interlibrary loan and document delivery network.
  • Source and arrange for the trials of new databases and datasets and evaluate feedback for renewals of databases for the faculty’s teaching and learning.

 

Conduct Course-integrated Workshops

“Your talks (and those of your colleagues who joined you from time to time) have proven invaluable in improving the quality of the students' research and reducing their frustration with their projects (as well as improving my enjoyment in evaluating them).” LKCSB, Faculty

Students

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Learning Programmes, Services, and Resources

  • All students can benefit from a range of programmes, services and resources such as:
    • Library Orientation
    • In-Class sessions
    • Workshops
    • Research Guides
    • Research Consultations.
  • Students may request help for their research, including scoping research questions, problem statements or citations. Research Librarians also support student clubs and societies for competitions such as Moots and Business Case Competitions.
  • SMU Libraries upholds the university’s CIRCLE Values for Integrity by equipping students with critical thinking and problem solving skills to undertake ethical scholarly research in the digital world where misinformation prevails.

SMU Community

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Learning Programmes and Events

  • Research Librarians and Librarians, together with other campus partners, design, develop and teach Bite-sized Workshops each term. These introductory, out-of-classroom learning opportunities equip participants with multiple skills such as digital, data, and research and information literacies. Critical thinking and soft skills are also emphasized creating a holistic lifelong learning experience.
  • Research Librarians curate events, seminars and exhibitions with local and international speakers on current affairs topics such misinformation and post-truth in the era of social media, and the annual Economist’s “World In” series.

For more information contact, library [at] smu.edu.sg