Wednesday, 16 April 2014


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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Bring Out Your Dead! (books.....)

Do you have any books you'd be willing to sacrifice for art?

That means your books might be cut up, re-purposed, and used to make furniture, displays, art, or anything anyone can imagine?

We are looking for books to be used physical materials for creation.

Choosing books to be sacrificed can be hard.  In fact, as a librarian I agonize over such decisions.  I hope -- beyond reason -- that a book might have its perfect reader just waiting to pick it up.  Which is why the Design and Technology Department are exasperated with me.  I can't easily consign a book to be cut up -- even though I am the instigator of a project dependent upon dead books.  Yes, students are making me a circulation desk front out of the spines of books.  It will be beautiful when finished.  Yet I am being slow in finding them enough books that can be cut up.  And more recently the Art Dept has told me they are looking for books for students to use as raw material.  I said I would help them get such stuff.

So give us your books!  Especially if you don't mind (in your heart of hearts) that we will be cutting them up.

Click here to see a gallery of images of books being repurposed for art....

Friday, 13 September 2013

Oct. 9: Marie Curie biographies - coming up at the PA Book Club

The October offering from the PA Book Club is the story of Marie Curie's life -- with several biographies on offer.  Read one or all.

Come at noon with a finger-food lunch and socialize in the First Class Lounge on the upper level of the secondary library.  The book discussion proper starts at 1pm.  All are welcome whether you've finished a book or not.

NOTE:  The 1937 biography written by her daughter Eve is freely available on the internet.  To download, go to:

Sep. 17: "The Dinner" by Herman Koch will be discussed at the PA Book Club

Next Tuesday, September 17, the PA Book Club will be discussing The Dinner by Herman Koch.

Come at 12 noon with your lunch - and socialize -- if you want.

The book discussion starts at 1 pm and goes until about 3 pm.  All are welcome -- whether you've read the book or not.  In the First Class Lounge room on the upper level of the secondary library.
Contact Sabine Veron ( for more information.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Our own JSTOR...

JSTOR is an online database of scholarly journals & books -- with a definite academic focus. So probably mainly of interest to Grade 11 and 12 students.

We used to have free access to it via the National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore, but their membership rules have changed. Now we are getting our own subscription.  While the paperwork is being processed, they have given us a trial account.

The user name and password can be found in -- which is the Google Doc containing all the login information for digital subscriptions at UWCSEA. Note: that document can only be opened by people logged into a account.

Once you are in the document, use Ctrl-F to "find" the word "JSTOR" and see the user name and password.

If you need help searching the database, just stop by the library desk.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Posters re the most common printing problem

Many of you use the library printers - and many of you have problems.

Below are two trouble-shooting posters which I have pinned above each printer.

As other departments with printers might find them useful, I have uploaded them to Google Docs.

NB:  If you accidentally entered the wrong username and password AND you clicked the "Remember" box, then go to IT Support and they will clear the wrong username and password from your Keychain.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Useful URLs relating to the library

General information
Digital resources
Logins / passwords
(only accessible to people with
a account)
Search the catalog
Mobile catalog apps
Calendar / bookings / events
Send calendar invites and general queries to 

Katie Day, Teacher-Librarian / (+65) 8233-2922