What is jaw?
The library staff JOB-Alike-Workshop (JAW) is an innovative and engaging unconference organized for library staff working at international schools across the region.
There has been a growing need for school libraries to evolve and be relevant in the digital age without losing its core purpose. JAW provides a platform for library staff to share and discuss their knowledge, skills, ideas and expertise on building, maintaining and managing relevant libraries in the new era.
This excellent Professional Development opportunity aims to diversify and build staff capabilities while enabling them to look after their personal well-being.
"Not all HEROES wear capes"
JAW 2018 will focus on the unsung heroes among us, with a series of presentations, hands-on workshops, and intimate sharing sessions.
There are limited slots available for library staff who would like present or run a workshop at this event. If you are interested, please fill out this form before 31st August 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email.
Common Health Concerns in a Library
Does your back ache after a long day at work? Are you experiencing headaches or migraines, neck and shoulder tension, or repetitive strain injuries? Dr Ilaria Belfiore will share with us tips on improving posture and how to minimise pain.
The team from Total Health Chiropractic will also be on-hand all day for a free spinal screening so you can learn more about your specific problem areas or concerns.
The Importance of SingLit
Especially in an international school library context, representation matters. It's important that users be exposed to a large array of narratives, and while we strive to include in our collections stories of various origins, we often overlook one very important one - the country our users are living and growing up in.
Kenny Leck, the owner of renowned independent local bookstore Books Actually, is also the creator of local publishing arm Math Paper Press, which champions the works of local authors. Join us as he shares why SingLit is important, what we can do to incorporate it into our libraries, and how to keep up with, or become more involved in, the local literary scene.
Taking your Online Presence from Drab to Fab
One of Kim Beeman's first tasks as the new head of the Senior Library at Tanglin Trust School was revamping the library website. In this presentation, she will share what she learned during the process, as well as provide some starting points to prove that no matter what level of technical proficiency you may have, your online presence doesn't have to be boring or bland.