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Staff Profile: Hazel Loh

Introduction

Hazel is the Deputy Director and Head of Administration & Operations at the Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS). She oversees the human resources, staff development and administration portfolios.

Educational Qualifications

- Graduate Diploma in Information Studies, RMIT, Victoria, Australia, 1986

- B.A (Hons), Monash University, Victoria, Australia, 1985

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

Hazel joined the Nanyang Technological Institute in 1987 (renamed Nanyang Technological University in 1991) and has held a number of posts. She was Head of the Circulation Department (1988 -1994), Audiovisual Department (1994 – 1999), Media Resource Library (1999 – 2005), Digital Resources Division (2005 – 2008) and the Library Technology & Systems Division (2008 – 2017).

Hazel coordinated and oversaw several key projects, namely the conceptualisation and establishment of the Audiovisual Department and the Media Resources Library, the GEMS digital library portal and the library website.  In technology and systems development, she oversaw the enhancements of the Library Management System,  implementation of the ezproxy system for authenticated access to e-resources, Library  blogs system, DR-NTU Institutional Repository, RFID, Webscale Discovery Service, 24x7 book dispenser, e-book gallery & mobile app. 

Hazel was also the Chair of the inaugural Staff Engagement Committee from 2012 - 2015. She currently oversees the human resources and staff development portfolio, Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS).

Hazel is a member of the Library Association of Singapore and has held various appointments:

  • Chair, LAS Awards Panel, 2013 - 2017
  • Member of LAS Awards Panel, 2009 - 2012

Honours, Awards & Achievements

- Practising Professional (PP), Library Association of Singapore, 2008 and 2017

Skills & Interests

Hazel's professional interests include library systems, digital portals, human resources and staff development.

Publications, Presentations & Works

Presentations :

  1. Loh, Hazel (1999). The Library and online learning via GEMS, presented at the 2nd Regional Symposium on New Media & Learning Technologies in Asia, 8—10 September 1999, Orchard Hotel, Singapore.
  2. Loh, Hazel & Foo Kok Pheow (2000). Digital library initiatives at the Nanyang Technological University, presented at the NIT 2000, Taiwan.
  3. Loh, Hazel (2008). DR-NTU: NTU’s Digital Repository, presented at the special session on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2008, Bali, Indonesia
  4. Nurhazman Abdul Aziz, Tan, Michael & Loh, Hazel (2009). Enhanced library database interface 2.0., presented at Libraries for Tomorrow: seminar and sharing session, 16 October 2009, NLB, Singapore.
  5. Nurhazman Abdul Aziz, Chia Yew Boon & Loh, Hazel (2010). Sowing the seeds: towards reaping a harvest using social web applications in Nanyang Technological University Library, presented at IFLA 2010, Sweden.
  6. Wheeler, Joy, Jayan Chirath Kurian & Loh, Hazel (2008). Digital Repository @ NTU, presented at LAS Conference 2008—Innovate to serve!, Singapore.