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Staff Profile: Law Loo Shien

Introduction

Loo Shien is Lead of the Digital Technology & Analytics (DTA) Team. 

The DTA team is responsible for managing services pertaining to library-specific IT systems, technologies and tools. These include:

  • Alma (integrated Library Management System)
  • RemoteXs (IP-authentication and proxy solution)
  • Primo VE (library catalogue and discovery services)
  • Lean Library (linking services)
  • Leganto (course reserves reading lists and citations)
  • DSpace (institutional repository)
  • Dataverse (research data management)
  • LibApps (enquiry management and library guides publishing)
  • Alma Analytics, QlikView, QlikSense (data analytics)
  • Self-checkout machines, RFID gates, CCTVs, computers, monitors, projectors and other equipment at physical libraries

Educational Qualifications

- Master of Science (MSc), Information Studies, Nanyang Technological University, 2010

- Bachelor of Communication Studies, Nanyang Technological University, 2004

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

2021-present: Lead, Digital Technology & Analytics (NTU Library)
2020-2021: Acting Lead, Resources, Discovery & Access (NTU Library)
2018-2020: Senior Librarian, Resources, Discovery & Access (NTU Library)
2014-2018: Senior Librarian, Acquisition and Resource Management  (NTU Library)
2012-2014: Senior Librarian, Bibliographic Services Division (NTU Library)
2012-2018: Communication Librarian (NTU Library)
2010-2012: Services Team Lead, Jurong Regional Library (NLB)
2008-2010: Librarian (Adult & Young People Services), Jurong West Public Library (NLB)
2006-2008: Executive, Community Partnerships & Outreach (NLB)

Loo Shien is a professional member of Library Association of Singapore.

Honours, Awards & Achievements

- LAS-YBP Library Services Grant, 2015

Skills & Interests

With 15 years of experience working for libraries, Loo Shien has knowledge and skills in both backend and frontend library services. He is now learning and practising advanced data analytics, as well as developing his knowledge of digital transformation and IT service management.

Publications, Presentations & Works

Presentations

Law, L.S. (2018, September). Re-Branding, Co-Publishing and Full-Time Staff for LAS -- 3 ideas for the profession. Presentation at LAS-NLB Professional Sharing, Singapore

Law, L.S. (2015, September). Virtual Reality for Libraries  – An Exploratory Workshop. Presentation at library@orchard, Singapore

 

Publications

Law, L.S. (2016, August). Virtual Reality (VR) for Libraries - A Trial at NTU Libraries. Singapore Libraries Bulletin Blog, Library Association of Singapore

Latest Blog Posts by Loo Shien

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