Debra is a Senior Librarian, and the Lead for Communication and Outreach Team. Before she became a librarian she started her career in the public relations and event management field.
Debra started her career planning and coordinating instructional courses, focus group sessions and seminars. For a brief while in 2006 she was also a freelance research writer for a publishing house focusing on myths and legends of Singapore and the world. In 2007, Debra took a different direction in her career and started working in Singapore Management University’s Li Ka Shing Library. She planned library events and was involved in various task forces and projects including Library Marketing Taskforce, Strategic Planning Taskforce and SMU’s first Oral History Project. After obtaining her MSc (Information Studies) at NTU in 2011, she worked as the manager of the National Archives of Singapore reading room. In 2012 Debra joined NTU Library as a Communication Librarian and in early 2013, she began working with the Deputy University Librarian, developing the collection and programs for the Library Outpost. She then moved on to the Library Promotion division, while continuing her work with the Communication Library and Library Outpost. Now she is part of the Communication and Outreach Team
Debra is professionally interested in archival management, embedded librarianship, pedagogy, film studies, art and music appreciation and public relations.