Monday // 1130hrs // LT4.13

Map for Singapore's National Library

National Library Drop-Off Point (far) National Library Drop-Off Point National Library Atrium National Library Atrium Stage

Your orders are to fall in at the SIM Lecture Theater 4.13 on Monday at 1130hrs sharp. Since this is a special urban operation, you are advised to put on civilian attire so as not to draw unnecessary attention. Also, since move-out time is directly after briefing, you are advised to have your meal ahead of time. Besides the 60 of you, the selected company attachment will include:

Mission Officers
SIM/UB Program Director: Kevin McKelvey (Commanding Officer)
Social Media Instructor: Kevin Lim (Officer-in-Charge)
Written Comm Instructor: Elaine Ng (Welfare / Discipline Officer)
World Civilization Instructor: Jill Peters (Special Advisor Officer)

Mission Observers
Marketing Lecturer: Neil Holdbert (Senior Officer / VIP)
Administrator: Lena Chia (Administrative Officer)

Librarian Contacts
Ms. Wun Han, Ivy and Sharon

Mission Timeline
1140hrs: Mission briefing. Section designation of 15 trainees per officer
1155hrs: Move out to chartered transportation (2x coaches)
1205hrs: Immediate transport movement to LZ
1235hrs: LZ touchdown at National Library. Individual section movement to RV
1245hrs: Link-Up with Librarian contacts at Library Lobby
1300hrs: Welcome & Introduction to National Library
1310hrs: Overview of Mass Media Collection @ L7 + Demo of OPAC & Databases
1350hrs: Questions & Answers
1400hrs: Tour of Level 7, 11 & 16 (Observatory Pod)
1425hrs: Library Feedback Form + Closing Ceremony

Actual Mission Duration: 1h 30min

Mission Objective
To get a good start on your COM242 Final Research Project (PDF file). Do take notes and share with classmates who couldn’t make it for the library outing.

Bonus Objective
Intelligence confirms that the National Library Board (NLB) has a book blog called “High Browse Online“. If you are writing about particular books for the COM242 final research project, you are also encouraged submit your work to the library’s blog. Not only would you get a grade, but gain exposure for yourself (and your blog) as well. You may even win a prize sponsored by the library too!

Final Remarks
On a voluntary level, you are requested to blog what you’ve learnt from this library outing, then leave a comment here with a permalink back to your blog post. This will benefit fellow classmates who are unable to join in due to class scheduling conflict. For more on the National Library, check out the Rambling Librarian’s blog…



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15 responses to “Monday // 1130hrs // LT4.13

  1. Kevin, I read this post to the end and noticed it’s filed under “General”. How apt! (In case this joke is too subtle… ‘General’, as in ‘General Kevin’) LOL

  2. jiayi

    can i ask if i can go to the national library myselfn as my place is nearby?
    What time and where do i have to meet the class if i go myself?



  3. Tharavathi Sithi

    Yeah, I have the same question as well. I would appreciate it if I could get to the Nat Library myself (I live very nearby!)as it saves on unnecessary traveling expense!Sorry, poor student talking here.

  4. theory

    No. As explained in class, keeping track of 60+ students is a difficult feat as it stands. The convenience of oneself would diminish the convenience of others (such as myself). Make sure to attend the class as attendance will be taken and an in-class briefing will take place where you will be grouped into sections of 15 students.

  5. Hahaha! I can already imagine how Bernard Leong(BscBA 2nd Intake) would react upon seeing this post if he’s doing this course. LOL!!! I’m sorry I just had to do this.

  6. theory

    Oh, nearly forgot… some soundtrack to go with the briefing. 😛

  7. theory

    Thanks Carol 🙂

  8. William Siew

    Wow!! Sounds fun! How I wish i was there.. too bad I can’t make it due clashing with the other class.. =(

  9. My account of the library visit with plenty of photos, sensical and nonsensical…

  10. theory

    Renhao, that’s hilarious! I’m talking about that photo of Hai “fighting the battle of his life…” 😛

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  12. thanks haha! had great fun writing the post. ^^

  13. Kevin,
    Was just wondering about the presentations. Since the group that was to present this monday did not, due to the excursion, are the presentations pushed back for everyone by a week? My group is presenting on Media Violence on the 26th of feb, and i wanted to find out is if it is still on that date or has it been pushed back.

  14. theory

    Roshni, the group that was suppose to present this week will present first thing on Monday (26th Feb) instead. However, your group will present in the same week Wednesday (28th Feb), so that remaining groups can present as per scheduled.

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