For the Love of Books

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There is just something about books, they tell us stories, teach us something new and bring us on incredible journeys. Now a group of Wee Kim Wee students would like to take you on a journey through literature.

Their campaign, ‘For the Love of Books’ aims to encourage reading as an entertaining leisure activity while promoting classic and contemporary literature by both renowned international and Singaporean authors.

Visit their Reading Spot at the Lee Wee Nam Library (second level in front of the video wall) from 14-25 January and browse the books on display. (The books are only for browsing so place them back after reading.

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So let them take you on a novel journey through literature.

NTU Museum’s exhibition, “Now and Then”

NTU Museum’s new exhibition, “Now and Then” 090114

About the Exhibition

Now and Then presents watercolour paintings by Singapore-born artist, Allan Chan Pow Kieng (b.1942). A prolific artist, Allan started sketching and painting with watercolour in the late 1980s. Mostly self-taught and driven by a passion to paint, his decades of full-time employment in the creative and art industry gave him the opportunity to continue his art and develop a unique personal style. Through practice and experimentation, he introduced new elements to his subjects and effectively enhanced his work through extraordinary colour rendition, realistic lines, shapes, forms and textures. In his paintings, Allan explores and captures the subtle calm of urban life and the tranquil nature of Singapore. The realistic style and orderly composition in his work set the mood of thoughtful serenity for his art.

Showing the artist’s early and recent works, the exhibition is presented in two parts. The first part showcases selected paintings of Singapore’s charming urban landscape (8 January – 26 January 2014) and the second part showcases the tranquil nature scenes of Singapore (27 January – 14 February 2014).

Feel free to drop by Lee Wee Nam Library to have a look.

‘Discover NTU Libraries’ Photo Exhibition


Remember the ‘Discover NTU Libraries’ Photo Contest held earlier this year?
Well, the top entries from the contest are currently on display at Lee Wee Nam Library from 2 Dec 2013 to 7 Jan 2014.
Do drop by to appreciate these captivating photos taken by your fellow classmates which portray the importance, usefulness and value of our libraries.

Altmetrics, LaTeX, Virtual Bookshelf & more in Library Xpress, Volume 8 Issue 2!

Uncover ways of showcasing research, its social impact and many more in this issue of Library Xpress!

Interested in MOOCs? Reverse Engineering an Online Strategy

NTU Libraries is organizing a talk by Gartner. You are cordially invited to attend.

“Interested in MOOCs? Reverse Engineering an Online Strategy”

 Library Talk by Gartner – Interested in MOOC? Reverse Engineering an Online Strategy (7 Nov 2013)

Date: 07 Nov 2013 (Thu)

Time: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Venue: Nanyang Technological University, Lecture Theatre 6 (Block NS2 NS2-02-05)

Organiser: Business Library

Presidents and CEOs are directing CIOs and CAOs to determine how to become involved in the MOOC movement. This session will explore how this top down interest in a new vision of learning represents opportunity for review of online strategic planning.

Please register your attendance at

About the speaker

Marti Harris
Research Director in Gartner Research

Marti Harris is a Research Director in Gartner Research, where her research area is higher education technology strategies, including administrative and academic systems, learning technologies, distributed learning, e-learning, social networking, and MOOC.

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Harris had 20 years of experience in higher education, which included teaching in the areas of database analysis and design, system design, and management of IT. She taught both in computing and in business management departments. Administrative roles included the design and management of learning media labs. Ms. Harris is a professional librarian and was director of university libraries before moving to the computing teaching faculty.

Invitation to the Talk: From “Be with Him for a While” to “the Memories of Books”

You are invited to a talk by Professor Su Wei-Chen, the writer-in-residence of the Division of Chinese, NTU.

From Be with Him for a While to the Memories of Books


Date: Fri, 13 September 2013

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Venue: LT9 @ Block NS4-04-39, NTU


Please note that the talk will be conducted in Mandarin.

More details about the event and speakers can be found in the attached poster below.

The Genie is out of the Bottle: Cloud, Mobility and Security Reshapes IT

The Genie is out of the Bottle: Cloud, Mobility and Security Reshapes IT

NTU Library is organizing a talk by Forrester. You are cordially invited to attend.

“The Genie is out of the Bottle: Cloud, Mobility and Security Reshapes IT”

Date: 17 Sep 2013 (Tue)
Time: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Venue: Nanyang Technological University, Lecture Theatre 14 (Location Map)

The world of the CIO has been turned upside down. Able to focus on back-end IT from back offices around the world for years, they are now being forced to deliver business outcomes and innovation with senior business leaders. How well they can make this transition will depend on a radical reshaping of their roles and an ability to harness the power of key disruptive technologies including the cloud, mobility and new security imperatives. This session will explain this transformation and how the leaders of tomorrow will position themselves for success.

Should I attend? If you answer yes to any of the following questions you should attend this event.

  • Do you work in the IT industry?
  • Are you keen to learn about the Asia-Pacific IT market?
  • Would you like to meet and learn from someone who speaks to Asia-Pacific CIOs on a regular basis?

To register, go to:

About the speaker

Dane Anderson
Vice President, Research Director & Region Manager (APAC) serving CIOs – Forrester

Dane serves CIOs and leads an Asia Pacific team that guides business technology professionals across various roles including sourcing and vendor management, application design and delivery, security and risk management, infrastructure and operations and enterprise architecture.

Dane provides strategic guidance and advice to clients in the areas of organization design, innovation, emerging technologies and supporting business technology operations in Asia Pacific markets. His research focuses on helping clients mature from an IT-centric role in their organizations to a business-embedded one.

Dane’s views on the Asian IT market are commonly cited in prominent publications and broadcast media, and he is a sought-after speaker at industry events in both Asia and the US.