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Monday, September 26, 2016

Just accomplish small tasks...

28th and 29th Sept is the assessment day for Support Collection Maintenance, and with these photos on my flower arrangements, I hope, my well wishes to all, is being convey and well received!

All the best for the assessment!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang


I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
American Writer


Sometimes, especially on a Sunday morning, you may not feel like taxing your brain too much...

Hence, doing something small, accomplish it, will make you feel just as great!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. 
People grow old only by deserting their ideals. 
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.

Douglas MacArthur


When you give up doing things that you like, you do not feel like yourself!

When you give up your interest, nothing in life will interest you!

I am a keeper of old things, including my many hobbies and interests!

To me they are knowledge that I acquired days by days, and I hope it might transform to wisdom one day...

Even without being wise, my hobby and interest do help to keep my soul unwrinkled.

I am able to live in a youthful soul, when I am re-experience the joys of my many old hobbies, like flower arrangement that I did here!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.
-Abraham Maslow
(1908-1970) American Psychologist


A person who likes things that inspire the soul, may like to look at how a small flower express the beautiful side of it...

And try to preserve it, or mirror it!

Dexteirne Ho Soo Miang

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
American Author and Humorist


I adore grant scale Ikebana, yet I can only start with something small, something that I can manage and afford first!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang

Life is no brief candle to me. 

It is sort of a splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) 
Irish Playwright


We each hold a small torch!

I just try to burn it as bright as possible.

Doing training is the way I handing it on to fellow librarians or any keen learners, and they become my multipliers and subsequently benefit the generations beyond...

Arranging flower, is the let the flower shine like a torch, lighting the soul, and let those who admire it, have the joys of seeing the light!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Local binding service provided by SPD

For libraries or individuals who need binding service, you may be interested to know that SPD is a local binding service provider which offers quality service with reasonable charges:

SPD, formerly the Society for the Physically Disabled, works towards the integration of people with disabilities into mainstream society and the binding service is one of the way SPD helps to maximize people with disabilities to be self-reliant and independent.

For more details on SPD Binding service, go to:

For enquiries, please contact:

Mr Tommy Tng
Senior Manager
Sheltered Workshop 
Adult & Elderly Services Division
Tel: (65) 6579 0739
Fax: (65) 6236 6396

SPD Address:
2 Peng Nguan Street, SPD Ability Centre, Singapore 168955

(Next to The Regency at Tiong Bahur)


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

3M™ Digital Library Assistant: General Use

3M™ Digital Library Assistant: General Use

Micrographic Data

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Here is some info for LAS WSQ course participants who attended Sept 14-15 course:

Micrographics Data Pte Ltd

115A Commonwealth Drive #02-10/16 
Singapore 149596
TEL : +65 64727255
FAX : +65 6475 1436
For enquiries, email

Here is a google search results:

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Support Collection Maintenance 2016 Sept 14-15

These are the video links I received from Mr George Yam for the activities for Day 1:

1.  Lots 2 Update in the Griffith Library

2.  How to Shelve Books - A Quick Project

3.  Shelf Reading Tutorial.wmv

This is the official documentation for CREW manual:

4.  Offical Documentation of the CREW Weeding Manual (PDF) at

URL for Univ of Hawaii at Manoa Library's disaster planning for emergency preparedness: