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Staff Profile: Rindra Ramli


Rindra is the Assistant Director of NTU Library's Advisory and Consultation Team. His responsibilities include planning and providing leadership in the provision of advisory and consultation services and information support to faculty, researchers and students in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CoHASS) among others. In addition to that, he also serves as a liaison librarian and provides outreach to the CoHASS cluster.

Educational Qualifications

- Masters of Science, MSc (Information Studies), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2002

- Bachelor of Information Technology (with Distinction), Queensland Uni of Technology, Australia, 1995

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

Rindra has worked in the library arena for more than 20 years. He started his career at Singapore Polytechnic Library as a Reference Librarian.  He led a Quality Circle team that won a National Award for a library project on Library Booking system.   During his time at Singapore Polytechnic, Rindra also took up the role as an Advisor to the Singapore Polytechnic Malay Language Society.  

After spending more than ten years at Singapore Polytechnic, he later moved to Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University to work as a Reference Librarian cum Webmaster.  One of his significant accomplishments was leading the library website usability project. 

Before joining NTU Library in 2018, Rindra had the opportunity to work in a Graduate Research University, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  He took up the role of Access and Digital Services Specialist (later Access Lead).  Some of his achievements during his stint at KAUST include: leading several projects in the area of Electronic Resources Management, Web Discovery Layer Services and Usability Study.    

He has served on the following committees and groups:

  • ER&L Committee (Communications), USA, 2016 - 2018
  • IGELU (International Group of Ex Libris Users): Summon product working group, International, 2016 - 2018
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), The Digital Library: Library Advisory Board, 2013 and 2017

He is currently serving on the following committees and groups:

  • Library Association of Singapore,
    - Council Member, 2019 - 2021
    - Member, 2018 - 2019
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Corresponding member, Aug 2017 - 2019

Honours, Awards & Achievements

Singapore Polytechnic 10 Years Long Service Award, 2006

Skills & Interests


  • User Experience (UX)
  • Reference and Information Services
  • Project Management
  • Web Discovery Layer Services 
  • Electronic Resources Management

Publications, Presentations & Works

Conference Papers:

  1. Ramli, R. M., & Barayyan, F. (2017). Managing user queries using cloud services: KAUST library experience, Special Libraries Association-Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA-AGC) 2017, Bahrain.
  2. Ramli, R. M., & Kabli, O. (2014). To get or not to get: The KAUST library e-resources acquisition experience, IATUL, 2014. Finland
  3. Ramli, R. M. (2014). A study on the use of Facebook, RSS, blogs, and Twitter (Web2.0) among selected academic libraries from 6 gulf countries namely: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait, Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press). SLA-AGC 2014, Doha, Qatar
  4. Al Zahrani, R., & Ramli, R. M. (2013). From red to green: Building and managing the scientific electronic collections for a new sci-tech university library. Paper presented at the IFLA, Singapore
  5. Ramli, R.M. (2011). Sharing of information and knowledge among staff in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) library, SLA AGC, Muscat Oman

Conference Presentations:

  1. Ramli, R. M. (2017). Our Journey to Summon and 360: The KAUST experience, IGELU 2017, St Petersburg, Russia
  2. Buck, S., & Ramli, R. M. (2017). Implementation of Summon at KAUST, SLA-AGC 2017, Bahrain
  3. Ramli, R. M. (2015). Working together – using social media tools/enterprise tools (Sharepoint, blogs, wikis, Google Docs/Drive) to enhance staff collaboration – the KAUST library experience, SLA 2015, Boston, USA
  4. Ramli, R. M., Kabli, O. (2014).  To get or not to get: the KAUST library e-resources acquisition experience, IATUL Finland
  5. Ramli, R. M., & Bukhari, D. (2013). Library website usability test project - 6th AASRC 2013 International Conference - Istanbul, Turkey.
  6. Ramli, R. M. (2012). Electronic resources management project presentation, Innovative Users Group (IUG) - Middle East North Africa (MENA), Abu Dhabi, UAE
  7. Ramli, R.M. (2011). Sharing of information and knowledge among staff in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) library, SLA AGC, Muscat Oman

Book Chapter / Others:

  1. Ramli, R. M. (2017). Summon post implementation interviews study - Summary.
  2. Ramli, R. M. (2017). From Millennium ERM to ProQuest 360 resource manager: Implementing a new electronic resources management system ERMS in an international graduate research university in Saudi Arabia
  3. Ramli, R. M., & Tyhurst, J. (2015). Benchmarked library websites comparative study
  4. Ramli, R. M. (2013). A review on the use of web 2.0 tools among selected gulf libraries websites. (Book Chapter) Digital Information Research Ltd

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