ALS also were awarded contracts from 2011 to be a member of the panel of vendors for the Polytechnic Consortium consisting of Singapore Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic to supply academic collections specifically aligned with individual polytechnic’s curriculum. This gave our collection development staff to widen their scope to establish contacts with academic publishers to recommend titles to the acquisition librarians from the consortium members including the faculty members to identify their teaching needs.
We also have established our sales and marketing efforts to reach out to primary and secondary schools teachers to recommend titles that are relevant for the school libraries. We also provide physical processing of books which are customize to individual school needs..
We also visit Junior Colleges to liaise with faculty and its library to attend to the lecturer’s requests for titles based on their subjects. We organise book display at the college’s premise so to allow lecturers to browse and select titles that eventually goes to the library collections.