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Staff Profile: Yasmin Ally

Introduction

Yasmin Ally is a Librarian at the Medical Library of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. 

Educational Qualifications

Master of Science (Information Studies), Nanyang Technological University, 2009

Bachelor of Arts (English Language and Psychology), National University of Singapore, 2003

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

Yasmin joined National Library Board in 2005 as an Adults and Young People’s librarian, where she conceptualised and implemented projects, programmes and content for youths. Part of her job scope included maintaining the library’s collection, through collection development and facilitating book talks and outreach sessions within Tampines Regional Library and Woodlands Regional Library. Later, she became the Eastern Region Service Lead, where she enabled a team of Service Leads and librarians in the Eastern region of Singapore, in ensuring consistency in the service standards provided.

In 2015, Yasmin took on the role of a Branch Manager, where she oversaw the management of two libraries, with emphasis on collection, programmes and services within Toa Payoh Public Library and Serangoon Public Library. In 2016, she spearheaded Project OaSIS (Out of a Shell, Into the Shelves) team in implementing “counterless” services at Toa Payoh Public Library. The project won the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) Team Award in 2017 and paved the way for other libraries to implement the concept.

Yasmin spent her next four years in Toronto, Canada, where she took in the cold and the friendly-natured people of the North. Now that she is back, she has joined the LKCMedicine Medical Library as a Medical Librarian. She is currently understudying Systematic Search Services, in order to provide the consultation service to researchers, PhD students and faculty.