SESSION 1 - Developing Lifelong Learning Skills via Libraries
Vice President  
Information Resource Centre
Singapore Press Holdings
Post grad Diploma in Library and Information Science (Singapore)
MSc (Information Studies) NTU

Adjuct Lecturer,  Division of Information Studies, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU 2004-2006
Post graduate seminar on media literacy, Department of Malay Studies, NUS 

Board membership:
Board Member, National Library Board (NLB), 2005-2009 
Board Member, The National Archives of Singapore (NAS), 2005-2012
Board Member, Malay Heritage Foundation. 2007-2013
Member of Streets and Building Names Board, 2007-  
Member of Council of Chief Librarians, Singapore
Member of Editorial Board, Singapore Journal of Library and Information Management. 2008-

Papers presented at LAS/PPM conferences, IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2008  

Senior Librarian
Public Library Services Group
National Library Board of Singapore 
With more than 25 years of service with the National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore, Zahra Aljunied has a wealth of experience in the operations and development of libraries.  She had worked in various divisions in the network of libraries under NLB, with scopes of work covering the following areas: technical services (from selection, acquisition to cataloguing/metadata of materials of all format including digital resources), management/operation of public libraries (both standalone and libraries inside shopping malls), management of the metadata for NLB’s corporate record repository systems, and reading initiative programming.

From April 2012 to October 2015, Zahra was seconded to the Cybrarian Ventures Pte Ltd (CVPL), a wholly-owned private company of National Library Board (NLB) Singapore, as a Library Consultant. In the last year of the secondment she was a Resident Consultant to the Tanah Sutera Devt. Sdn. Bhd. for their project, My Library at Sutera Mall.

Currently, Zahra is a Senior Librarian with the Contents and Services Division of the Public Libraries Singapore, where she oversee collection development, reading initiative projects (including forming of book clubs), library programming (including those planned at the national level) as well as staff development in areas pertaining to the management and promotion of all services provided by NLB in the Malay language.

Chief Librarian
International Islamic University Malaysia

SESSION 2 - Developing Competencies for 21st Century

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Information Management
Universiti Teknologi MARA

PhD in Information Systems (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
MSc in Library and Information Science (IIUM)
BSc in Sociology & Anthropology (Hons) (IIUM)

Teaching and Research Interest:
Information and Reference Sources and Services.
Information Sources and Services in Social Sciences.
Measurement and Evaluation in Information Work.
Bibliometrics and Scholarly Communication.

Deputy Dean
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
University of Malaya

Dr Abrizah Abdullah is an Associate Professor at the Department of Library & Information Science University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Currently she is attached to the Institute of Postgraduate Studies, University of Malaya as a Deputy Dean. She was a teacher librarian, and started her teaching career in 1990; and was then appointed as an Assistant Director at the Educational Planning and Research Division of the Ministry of Education Malaysia before joining the University as a Lecturer in 2000. She graduated with a bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering from Temple University, Philadelphia in 1988, and obtained her Masters degree in 1998 and PhD in 2007, both in Library & information Science, from the University of Malaya. Her research interests focus on digital library for education, Open Access Initiatives, information behaviour, bibliometrics and scholarly communication, and recently embedded librarianship. She is at present the chief editor of the Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science and a research fellow at the Malaysian Citation Centre Ministry of Education Malaysia. She sits in the review panel of the following ISI-indexed journals - Scientometrics, The Electronic Library, Journal of Academic Librarianship, Journal of Information Science and Librarianship, LIBRI and Information Development. She is currently the Deputy Dean of Insitute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya.

Library Association of Singapore

Judy Ng is the current President of the Library Association of Singapore. She is the Director, Resource Management and Discovery at the National Library Board (NLB), Singapore. With over 30 years of library experience, her portfolio includes overseeing a team that looks at metadata management and standards, ontology, linked open data and knowledge organization systems. She also serves as the Secretary of the OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council and a Governing Board Member of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

SESSION 3 - Coping with Technology

Information Systems Division
University of Malaya Library

Puan Zanaria is currently the Head of Information Systems, University of Malaya Library. She has a Degree in Humanities from Deakin University and MLIS from University of Malaya. She has published several articles such as:
A survey of student satisfaction at the University of Malaya Library in Kekal Abadi (2003).
A survey of student satisfaction at the University of Malaya Library in Kekal Abadi (2010).
Users’ perception on library space : a short survey in e-Library Science Research Journal (2012).
Implementation of the RFID and selfcheck machine at the University of Malaya Library (UML) (2010).

PhD Student (Library & Information Science)
University of Malaya

Nurhazman Abdul Aziz (or better known as Hazman Aziz) has always focuses on constructing the sustainable growth model (towards client services) when building online information services (or portal), such as library portal or digital libraries. 

Prior to joining IEEE, Hazman embarked on his academic librarianship’s journey at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and contributed on the efforts in building digital and physical learning spaces, including the revamp of the digital library between the year 2006 to 2012. During the tour, Hazman was elected into the council with Library of Association of Singapore leading the initiatives for IT Committee (2011 to 2013).  Later (from 2012 to 2014), he ventured into the commercial side of the industry with Swets Information Services, as a Solution Expert (APAC) looking after a suit of eProducts. Currently, with his interests and passions in digital growth and scholarly communication, he is also reading his PhD (Library & Information Science) at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Hazman also given the opportunity to learn and work at IEEE with the client services team to ensure digital growth and awareness for IEEE Xplore™ and other related digital products that subscribed by the communities located in South East Asia, Middle East, Australia & New Zealand.

Apart from that, Hazman is also active in the digital movement among the community in Singapore and Malaysia to promote digital advocacy in the scholarly communities.  Hazman is also a member of IEEE (Singapore Section), IEEE Young Professional, IEEE Education Society and IEEE Professional Communication. He also joins American Society Engineering Education, Special Libraries Association and an active technical contributor to Doctorate Support Group (in Malaysia), where he build the digital learning portal for scholarly communities. 

Hazman can be reached at h.abdulaziz@ieee.org or visit IEEE Client Services site for more information at http://www.ieee.org/go/clientservices. His IEEE Collabratec™ profile is located at https://ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/p/hazmanaziz. 

Knowledge Connections Sdn. Bhd. 

Geeta, who is currently undergoing her PhD in Knowledge Management, has an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, UK. She was a former  executive director of Paradigm Systems Berhad and the founder of Knowledge Connections. 

Ms Geeta’s specialization, over the last 30 years, has been in product conceptualization, systems and database design for Information Management projects. In the last 8 years, she has turned her attention to Knowledge Management, and her passion towards KM has made her into focusing in cultivating communities of practices (CoPs) as a Knowledge Sharing and Learning Tool.

In 2012, in her foray of innovative products to advance the practice of KM, she had conceptualized KMaya (www.KMaya.com.my), an online social learning environment for the Information Management Industry.  With her accumulated knowledge in this arena, Geeta has been engaged by multiple agencies as a KM consultant in cultivating the communities of practice in their respective environments.

SESSION 4 - Leadership

Director General
National Library of Malaysia

Ms. Hajah Nafisah Ahmad is Director General, National Library of Malaysia effective 1 October 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree from the National University of Malaysia and Post Graduate Diploma in Library Science from the MARA University of Technology, Malaysia. She has worked at the National Library of Malaysia for 28 years in various departments such as Digital Library Services, Documentation (cataloguing/metadata), Collection Development and Malaysian National Bibliography. She has also been involved in numerous projects, such as the Ubiquitous Library (u-Pustaka) Project, National Digital Library Project and the National Data Dictionary for Public Sector.

She is currently a Council Member of Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) and CONSAL XVI Executive Board Member. She has been actively involved in the development of libraries in Malaysia and  has presented papers in local and international conferences.   

Director of the Selangor Public Library Corporation

Mastura Muhamad is the Director of the Selangor Public Library Corporation, Malaysia. Leading the transformation of the Selangor Public Library with her rebranding strategy, the number of library users increased from 418,802 in 2008-2010 to 1,550,435 in 2011-2013. Mastura is also a former member of Selangor State Steering Committee of Development of Education and Human Capital.

Chief Librarian
Perdana Leadership Foundation

Azahar Mohd Noor , 1958 - 
National Library of Malaysia, Advisory Council Board Member (current)
Library Consultant, MIDC Global Sdn Bhd  (current)

Bachelor Degree Library & Information Science (UiTM)
MSc Info Management (Univ Sheffield, UK)

Major Responsibilities (Formerly)
Chief Librarian, PETRONAS’ Petroleum Resource Centre
Chief Librarian, Perdana Leadership Foundation
Project  Manager, Perdana Leadership Foundation Library Project
Chairman, Paper Committee, International Digital Library Conference 2014
Chairman, Special Library Conference  (sLib)
Skill Group Discipline Resource Person, Librarianship Skill Group, PETRONAS
Result  Manager, PETRONAS Human Resource Management Knowledge Management Project
Project Manager, Knowledge Management Institutional Capability, PETRONAS Education Division
Panel Academic Advisor, Master Library Science programme, UiTM 
MQA  Panel, Library Science Standards 
PETRONAS Panel of Assessors  for PETRONAS Scholarship Award
PETRONAS Panel of Assessors for PETRONAS New Executives Talent Sourcing
EXCO, Librarians Association of Malaysia
Chairman, Information Technology Committee, Librarians Association of Malaysia