Monday, May 23, 2005

Neil Gaiman might appear at NLB library (or, another example why libraries need to be in touch with the Blogosphere)

Quite a few days ago, thanks to a lead in Tomorrow.sg (posted by ssf), I learnt that Neil Gaiman (of the Sandman fame) would be stopping by in Singapore in July '05. From there, I alerted my Adult & Young People Services librarian colleagues, and one of them took the initiative to check further.

She discovered that the British Council in Singapore was in planning his Singapore's itinerary , and I'm happy to say the library is following up on this. With any luck, Neil Gaiman fans would get to see their favourite author at the public library for a book-signing session.

BTW, the above isn't confirmed, but no harm just giving you a glimpse how public library programmes are planned and implemented by librarians. Librarians (in public libraries, especially) are also Event Organisers, if you will.


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4 comments:

  1. Say, why do books (in the library) take such a long time, eg, 2-3 months to process once they're purchased?

    Who (or what, if a committee) decides what books to purchase?

    Are there books that are in certain libraries and not other libraries?

    Why do libraries require two copies of books to be filed if a Singaporean author publishes a book?

    How is the allocation of ISBN decided?

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  2. Neil Gaiman!!! Great! Personally I don't read his comics, but I've read all his novels! I like StarDust and American Gods best! I also love Good Omens, which he co-wrote with TP! Pls keep us updated! Got to keep my books ready....

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  3. Awesome! Have seen him in person before, but would love to see him again. Pull this off, and you'll get popular very quickly :)

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  4. Popular? Nah, will leave this to people who really need it, like Neil Gaiman.

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