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V.

Somasundram
Senior Library Officer,
Nanyang Technological University

Born 12th January 1984


somasundram.v@gmail.com
Who am I?
A Library
Paraprofessional
A Gr a ssr oot s Le a d e r
A Socia l M e d ia
En t h u sia st
Firstly,
…as a
Library
Paraprofessional
Senior Library Officer (Jul 2007 – Present)
@ NTU’s…

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE
SSIO One of NTU’s seven subject libraries, specializing in subject

areas of graphic design, photography, filmmaking and visual arts.


NAL Collection consists of books, audiovisual materials, students’

works etc.
A WHAT AM I DOING
LIBR IN NTU ADM LIBRARY?
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE
SSIO
NAL
WHAT AM I DOING?

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE
SSIO
NAL
WHAT AM I DOING?

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE
SSIO
NAL
SO FAR, I HAVE…

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE Click here to view presentation slides
SSIO …presented a poster entitled “Youth to youth: engaging the e-

connected generation” on the latest tools established & maintained by


NAL NTU Libraries’ paraprofessionals, at Libraries for Tomorrow Seminar on
th
16 October 2009

SO FAR, I HAVE…

ADM Library Blog URL:


http://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/library/adml/

A
LIBR Before
ARY
PAR
APR After.. The blog with a new look
OFE …revamped and redesigned the Art, Design & Media (ADM) Library

SSIO blog with a fresher look. We update the blog with regular posts to
keep users up-to-datewith library events, new resources and

NAL announcements.

 About 500 visits to the blog every month.


SO FAR, I HAVE…

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR Before

OFE Proposed & supervised the revamp of the library’s Wall of


Contention’s control area, where the display projection at the
SSIO library’s entrance is operated. This addressed safety concerns
such as exposure of loose cables and preventing users
NAL tampering with the equipments.
SO FAR, I HAVE…

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR Before After

OFE Contention’s
Proposed & supervised the revamp of the library’s Wall of

control area, where the display projection at the


SSIOlibrary’s entrance is operated. This addressed safety
concerns such as exposure of loose cables and
NAL preventing users tampering with the equipments.
SO FAR, I HAVE…

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE
SSIO …set up and design exhibits based on the 83 Academy Awards.
 rd

Exhibition was well received by users as we received multiple


NAL reservation

requests from users for the books & Academy Award-


winning films on display.
SO FAR, I HAVE…

… been applying graphic design skills to create


A & design signages, posters and collaterals for
the library.
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE
SSIO
NAL
SO FAR, I HAVE…

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE …been creating and designing signages for the library to

SSIO ensure that users are well-informed of procedures,


borrowing privileges and practices, therefore reducing the
NAL number of repetitive enquiries at the Service Desk.
SO FAR, I HAVE…

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE …been creating and designing signages for the library to

SSIO ensure that users are well-informed of library’s opening


hours, usage of equipments & facilities.
NAL
SO FAR, I HAVE…

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE …been creating and designing signages for the library to ensure that

SSIO users are well-informed, reducing the number of repetitive


enquiries at the Service Desk.
NAL
SO FAR, I HAVE…

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE …been designing other promotional visuals and collaterals for

SSIO the library to ensure that users are well-informed of vital


library information and new library resources, therefore
NAL improving the visual appeal in the library and
increasing awareness of new library resources.
SO FAR, I HAVE…

A
LIBR
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE …been designing posters and visuals for the library to ensure

SSIO that users are well-informed of library’s new print, AV &


digital resources.
NAL
A WHAT ELSE DO I DO
LIBR IN
NTU ART, DESIGN & MEDIA LIBRARY?
ARY
PAR
APR
OFE
SSIO
NAL

Liaising with NTU’s School of Art, Design &
Media (ADM) to upload FYP reports,
projects and exam papers into DR-NTU
(Digital Repository, NTU)

Assist the librarians in preparation for


A instructional classes and other library
LIBR events which are usually well-attended by
ARY students and have receive good feedback by
PAR faculty and students
APR
Assist the subject librarians in attending to
OFE basic reference enquiries
SSIO 
NAL
Assist in the collection management of the
library’s collection of 25,000 books &
3,000 AV materials

Oversee the procurement of essential


A audio-visual equipments and provide
LIBR training for all NTU libraries. Equipments
include blu-ray disc players, 3D LED TVs,
ARY wireless headphones, etc.
PAR
APR
OFE
SSIO
NAL
Next,
…a s a
Gr a ssr oot s Le a d e r
Secretary, Indian Activity Executive Committee (IAEC)
&

Auditor , Youth Executive Committee (YEC)


 @

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GRA
SSR
OOT
S
LEA
DER
A Aljunied GRC IAEC
Fellowship
GRA
SSR
OOT
S Secretary of Eunos Community Club’s Indian Activities Executive Committee

LEA (IAEC)
Honorary Auditor Eunos Community Club’s Youth Executive Committee

DER
A Gr a ssr oot s Leader

A
GRA Nat ional Day Dinner
2010

SSR
OOT
S Secretary of Eunos Community Club’s Indian Activities Executive Committee

LEA (IAEC)
Honorary Auditor Eunos Community Club’s Youth Executive Committee

DER
A Gr a ssr oot s Leader

A
GRA
SSR Eunos Workplan
Discussion

OOT
S Secretary of Eunos Community Club’s Indian Activities Executive Committee

LEA (IAEC)
Honorary Auditor Eunos Community Club’s Youth Executive Committee

DER
A Gr a ssr oot s Leader

A
GRA
SSR Hiking at Bukit Tim ah

OOT Nat ure Reserve

S Secretary of Eunos Community Club’s Indian Activities Executive Committee


LEA (IAEC)
Honorary Auditor Eunos Community Club’s Youth Executive Committee (YEC)

DER
A Gr a ssr oot s Leader

A
GRA
SSR
OOT YAH-YAH
S Cam pfire
Secretary of Eunos Community Club’s Indian Activities Executive Committee

LEA (IAEC)
Honorary Auditor Eunos Community Club’s Youth Executive Committee

DER
A Gr a ssr oot s Leader

A
GRA
SSR
OOT Aljunied GRC IAEC Fam ily
S Fiest a
Secretary of Eunos Community Club’s Indian Activities Executive Committee

LEA (IAEC)
Honorary Auditor Eunos Community Club’s Youth Executive Committee

DER
WHAT AM I DOING?

A
GRA
SSR
OOT
S
LEA
DER
Perform ed in Ching ay Pa r a d e 2 0 1 1 on
11 th & 12 th February 2011 as part of
Narpani-IAEC contingent

A
GRA Chingay Video

SSR
OOT
S
LEA
DER
Perform ed in Ching ay Pa r a d e 2 0 1 1 on
11 th & 12th February 2011 as part of
Narpani-IAEC contingent

A
GRA Chingay Video

SSR
OOT
S
LEA
…and our contingent was awarded the
DER Best Contingent Display award
WHAT HAVE I DONE?
A
GRA
SSR
OOT
S
LEA
DER
WHAT HAVE I DONE?

A
GRA
SSR
OOT
S
LEA Organizing chairman for Eunos CC Deepavali Nite 2009, JB

Temple Tour and Fish Farm Tour.


DER The events were well received and residents who were in attendance,

gave good feedback and bonded with each other very well.
WHAT HAVE I DONE?

A
GRA
SSR
OOT
S
LEA Organizing chairman for Eunos CC Deepavali Nite 2009, JB Temple

Tour and Fish Farm Tour.


DER The events were well received and residents who were in attendance,

gave good feedback and bonded with each other very well.
WHAT HAVE I DONE?

A
GRA
SSR
OOT
S
LEA Organizing chairman for Eunos CC Deepavali Nite 2009, JB Temple

Tour and Fish Farm Tour.


DER The events were well received and residents who were in attendance,

gave good feedback and bonded with each other very well.
Now, as a Social Media
Enthusiast…
A
SOC
IAL
MED
IA
ENT
Blog administrator for NTU’s Art, Design & Media
HUS

Library’s blog using Word Press


IAST http://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/library/adml/
facebook.com /eunos.iaec/

facebook.com /nt u.library/


A
SOC
IAL
MED
facebook.com /sim ply.eunos/
IA
ENT
Administrator for NTU Library, Simply Eunos &
HUS

Eunos CC Indian Activities Executive Committee


IAST (IAEC)
Facebook pages
Personal Tw it t e r account
http://twitter.com/sundram_v/

A
SOC
IAL
MED
Bookjetty.com –
IA it’s like Facebook for book lovers
http://www.bookjetty.com/sundram_v/
ENT
HUS
IAST
What else have I done?
Completed the
Bachelor of Science
(Information & Communications Technology)
at SIM University in year 2010.
Lost 50kgs over the past few years,
through diet and exercise!

Before After
What do I intend to do?
Undertake the
Master of Science (MSc) in Information Studies
(Part-time) in Nanyang Technological University
(NTU)
from August 2011 onwards.
(Application submitted)
Learn to write & converse in the
northern Indian language of Hindi
(Currently attending lessons at DAV Hindi School, Syed Alwi Road)
Previous Work Experience
 Catalog Specialist (Contract),
Xcellink Pte Ltd
› Based in Hewlett Packard (HP)
Oct
Singapore, the catalogue
obe team liaised with the
r managers for pricing details
200 of new HP products
Prev 6–
ious J uly
200 › Created & regularly updated
7 customized client -specific
Wor product catalogues with new
k products & pricing as per
Exp customer's needs
erie
nce
 Assistant Web Designer,
Changi General Hospital (CGH)
› Attached to CGH for 4-month
J ul

internship program of Temasek
y Polytechnic.
200
3– › Assisted to design e-greeting
Prev Nov cards & online health
em brochures and regularly update
ious ber the hospital's Internet and Intranet
200 portal
Wor 3
k › Continued as a temporary staff,
Exp after internship, before resuming
studies
erie
nce
 Company Quartermaster/
ICS2 Clerk,
Apr
Apr

 HQ2PDF Command, Clementi Camp
2005
il
- Oct › Provided logistical support for in-camp
2006
20 trainings conducted in the camp and
06 other vital military events and visits


› In charge of the logistics administration
Oct
Prev obe
system Inventory Control System
(ICS2), ensuring proper accounting of
ious r military items.
20 ›

Wor 06 › Was awarded the Best Soldier of


the Month for August 2006, in
k recognition of the efforts to the
Exp outstanding logistics auditing
erie results
nce
 Database & Administrative
Officer,
Convention Links Pte Ltd
› Provided pre-event support
J an
 for company's corporate
200 event projects such as
1– sending out collaterals and
Prev May registrations
ious 200
1 

Wor › Created and maintained


k databases of invitees,
prospective clients through
Exp mailers and
erie tele-conversations.
nce
Education Details
 Bachelor of Science
Octob

(Information &
er
2006 Communications
– J uly
2007
Technology)
SIM University (UniSIM)
461 Clementi Road
Singapore 599491

 Diploma in Information
July
2001

Studies
Edu – July Temasek Polytechnic
2004
cati Temasek Information Technology School
21 Tampines Avenue 1
on Singapore 529757

Deta
ils
I can be contacted via:-

E-mail:
somasundram.v@gmail.com

Mobile: +65 90222566


Thank you and
hope to hear from you soon!
 French Eskimo Kiss blog
(Hindi script image)

 ComputerUpgradeHelp.com
 (Images of Infocomm Technology)

 Nanyang Technological University


Website
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 Blogs@NTU
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 BookJetty.com