The recording from the latest IFLA ENSULIB Webinar on “Sustainability – Bringing Nature and Communities into the Libraries” is now available via our YouTube channel.

Slides and additional resources are available on SlideShare.

Recording date: 25 April 2024

Speakers: Lim Li Sa, Deputy Director of Planning & Development, National Library Board Singapore

This presentation explores Singapore libraries’ approaches to sustainability in the planning and designing of library spaces and experiences; and how the three key principles: Sustainability, Inclusiveness and Technology bring about nature and social connectedness in the design of NLB’s three latest libraries (Choa Chu Kang Library, Punggol Library and Central Library) in Singapore’s public library network.

Li Sa is currently responsible for the planning and design of library spaces and experiences. In the last two years, she has been involved in the Punggol Regional Library (opened in 2023) and the Central Public Library (re-opened in 2024) projects. During her 30-year tenure at NLB, she has overseen diverse library portfolios including pioneering a “for teens, by teens” library space, developing the library service roadmap for teens, as well as managing public and school libraries’ operations. Her extensive administrative experience in manpower and resources management, as well as procurement, ensures the smooth operation of libraries. Li Sa obtained her Master of Science (Information Studies) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2000. Additionally, she served as the Honorary Secretary of the Library Association of Singapore from 2015 to 2017.

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