Blog Detail

Musings about librarianship

Blogger(s):

Aaron Tay

Tagline:

Keeping track of interesting and cool ideas that might be used for libraries for benefit of users

Blog Type:

Independent

Blog Audience:

Academic librarians

Primary Focus:

Technology & Innovation

Other Foci:

Reference Librarianship; Library Administration & Management

Background:

Aaron Tay is currently a Librarian at the National University of Singapore Libraries which serves more than 30,000 users. A relatively inexperienced librarian (he joined in Aug 2007), he is probably too inquisitive for his own good, constantly tweaking and coming up with half-baked ideas many of which don't work. To his utter amazement he was actually named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker 2011 in the "Tech Leaders" category (despite not really being a tech guy) & Library Association of Singapore (LAS) Outstanding Newcomer! Even more surprisingly, he was voted as "Best Speaker" at the LAS Libraries for Tomorrow 2011 Seminar, when he is known to be a terrible speaker that talks way too fast. He has a wide variety of interests in librarianship including but not limited to Library 2.0 (Best posts here, here, here, here and here); Bibliometrics; Reference management, ebooks (Best posts here and here); Mobile (Best posts here, here , here and here); and Evaluation and valuation of library services.