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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Finding the Best of the Internet

The Programmes & Social Committee, LAS have the following talk for LAS members:

Topic: "Finding the Best of the Internet"
Speaker: Dr Wendy Simmons, Information Resource Officer, US Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Wednesday 9 December 2009
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Theatrette 2, Central Library, NUS Libraries

About the talk

This presentation is intended for librarians and information seekers who want better results from their web searching. It offers a guide for searchers to develop a strategy to find quality information online and then using it in appropriately. Basic reference tools, Internet searching, advanced use of Google, citation builders and copyright issues are discussed.

About the speaker

Dr Wendy Simmons is the Information Resource Office for the US Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. She provides professional guidance and assistance to the Information Resource Centers and American Corners in US embassies in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and Viet Nam, as well as in Thailand.

Prior to joining USIA, she lived for eight years overseas, and worked in academic, government and non-profit libraries and archives, in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC.

LAS Professional Development Scheme (PDS):

Participant can earn 46 points under Industry Knowledge Development – Participate in library related talks, forums, discussion sessions and business meetings organized by LAS or other libraries (category ID1)

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