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Staff Profile: V Somasundram

Introduction

Soma is a Senior Librarian from NTU Library's Advisory and Consultation Team. He is a liaison librarian for both the College of Engineering and College of Science.

Educational Qualifications

- Master of Science (Information Studies), Nanyang Technological University, 2013

- Bachelor of Science (Information and Communication Technology), Singapore University of Social Sciences, 2010

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

After completing his National Service, Soma joined a regional business process management service provider, where he was based in a multinational company for a year.

In 2007, he joined NTU as a library officer in the Art, Design & Media Library while pursuing his part-time degree in Information & Communications technology. In 2011, he progressed to Art Librarian for media arts & Assistant Librarian at the then Library Promotion Division where his responsibilities included managing the social media marketing strategy for the Library & initiating collaborative projects with student bodies. In recognition of his initiatives, he was awarded the Library Association of Singapore's Outstanding Newcomer Award 2013 by the then President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr Tony Tan Keng Yam. 

In 2016, he progressed to Senior Librarian in Library Technology Group, where he identified IT & AV needs and coordinated their deployment in the library spaces. Due to his interest in user experience and liaison librarianship, he is currently the Advisory & Consultation librarian for Engineering & Science.

Honours, Awards & Achievements

- Outstanding Newcomer Award, Library Association of Singapore, 2013

- Best Soldier of the Month (June 2006), HQ 2nd People's Defence Force, Singapore Armed Forces, 2006

Publications, Presentations & Works

Publications:

  1. Tan, C., Sum, H., Seah, F., Somasundram, V., & Wong, E. (2012). Asia-Pacific libraries on Facebook: Content analysis on posts and interactions. Singapore Journal of Library & Information Management, 41, 65-88. Available at http://dr.ntu.edu.sg/handle/10220/9435

Presentations :

  1. Sin, S.-C. J., Wong, J. P. H., Somasundram, V., & Nurashikin Mohamed Jasni. (2014, May). Convergence or divergence between national and international journals? Subject and collaboration trends in Singapore’s LIS research. Paper presented at the 6th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
     
  2. Somasundram, V., & Binte Mohamed Jasni, Nurashikin (2011). Youth to youth : paraprofessional in NTU Libraries (Singapore). Paper presented at the Australian Library and Information Association National Library & Information Technicians Conference (LIBTEC), Perth, Australia.

 

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