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Staff Profile: James Wong

Senior Librarian


James is a Senior Librarian in the Academic Engagement Team. He is passionate about good user experience designs, effective information literacy programmes, and information-seeking behaviour.

Education Qualifications

  • Master of Science (Information Studies), Nanyang Technological University, 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Politics with Minor in Psychology, Acadia University, 2013

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

James joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Library in October 2023. Prior to that, he had worked at NUS Libraries, Yale-NUS College Library, and the National Institute of Education (NIE) Library, with an emphasis on information literacy interventions, reference services, institutional archival systems, as well as taking on multiple administrative roles for library systems and portals.

As part of his professional development, James traveled to Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut) in 2022 for 5 weeks as a Visiting Librarian to expand his knowledge of subject librarianship, information literacy, and special collections. Before entering the library industry, James began his career as a Graduate Associate with OCBC Bank under the OCBC Young Bankers Programme.

Honours, Awards & Achievements

  • Excellence in Service Commendation - (National Institute of Education)
  • Innovation Commendation 2020 - (National Institute of Education)
  • Library Association of Singapore Outstanding Newcomer Award 2019 - (Library Associate of Singapore)

Skills & Interests

  • Information literacy
  • User experience studies
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Application of PDPA

Publications, Presentations & Works

Wong, J. & Lim, M. (2020, October 30). No cold feet in a COVID-19 world – Disruptions and opportunities [Web conference presentation - Hosted by the Republic of Korea]. 2020 Global Media & Information Literacy Week, Singapore.