2019 APBSLG Meeting & Library Conference

Thursday 2 May & Friday 3 May 2019
09:00 - 17:00 
INSEAD, Asia Campus


The conference theme "Libraries Collaborate: Catalysts for impactful & responsible business research" is inspired by INSEAD's latest campaign on Business As A Force for Good.

Speakers and participants will open discussions on building collaborations, creating impact, responsible research, and also how libraries can play their parts to help shape user experiences towards an accountable society.

This conference is a private event for members of APBSLG, representatives from ABLD and EBSLG networks of business schools library directors and senior managers, as well as LAS members.

This event is supported by the Library Association of Singapore (LAS)APBSLG and our vendors.

Day 1 - Thursday, 2 May 2019


Day 1 - APBSLG Meeting (APBSLG Members Only) 

08:30 - 09:00Greetings & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:30APBSLG Members Check-in
09:30 - 10:00Opening Address for APBSLG Meeting
10:00 - 10:30Presentations & Discussions
10:30 - 10:45Break 
10:45 - 11:00 APBSLG Group Photo Session
11:00 - 11:50A.O.B. 
11:50 - 12:00Closing Address for APBSLG Meeting

* You can ask our volunteers for a quick tour of our campus during breaks

Day 1 - Library Conference 

12:00 - 02:00 *Conference Check-in & Lunch at INSEAD Restaurant for all conference participants (LDC Level 6)
02:00 - 02:15Conference Group Photo Session
02:15 - 02:30Welcome Address by Associate Director, INSEAD Libraries, Cecile Maciulis
02:30 - 03:00An Opening Speech by INSEAD Dean of Research, Professor of Marketing, Ziv Carmon​
03:00 - 04:00A Workshop by INSEAD Associate Dean, Degree Programmes, Katy Montgomery “How to Become a Catalyst Leader and Elevate Team Performance”
04:00 - 04:15 Break
04:15 - 05:00Workshop continues
05:00Closing Remarks


Day 2 - Friday, 3 May 2019


Day 2 - Library Conference (Morning Session) 

08:30 - 09:00Greetings & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:30A Talk by INSEAD Global Executive Director, Strategic Research Initiatives, Monique van Donzel "Towards better research for a better world"
09:30 - 10:00A Talk by INSEAD Director, Research Communication & Media Relations, Chris Howells "Creating impact by building an engaged audience through communication"
10:00 - 10:20 Break & Proceed to Amphi Rosko
10:30 - 12:00A Workshop by INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Eric Luis Uhlmann "Team Decision Making" (Amphi Rosko)
12:00 - 01:00 *Networking Lunch

* You can ask our volunteers for a quick tour of our campus during breaks

Day 2 - Library Conference (Afternoon Session) 

01:00 - 01:30Vendors' Presentations
01:30 - 02:15

Pecha Kucha / Presentations

  1. Pecha Kucha: “Infiltrating the Business School…How we Lounged Our Way!” by Sumita Govindan, Research Librarian, Business, Redzuan Abdullah, Librarian, Rajendra Munoo, Head, Learning Services, Research Librarian, Business, Singapore Management University
  2. Pecha Kucha: “Collaboration Through Text Mining” by Edward Lim Jun Hao, Reference and Research Services Librarian, NYU Shanghai, China
  3. Pecha Kucha: "Rethinking library institutional value in CKGSB ecosystem" by Michael Yang, Reference and Research Librarian, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing
  4. Pecha Kucha: "Collaborations: Advance Faculty Services" by Miranda Hu, Senior Manager, Library, China Europe International Business School, Shanghai
  5. Pecha Kucha: "Small data, small steps: Lessons from assessing the Investment Studio" by Jiaxin Low, Research Librarian, Business, Singapore Management University
  6. Presentation: “Practice and Exploration of China Educational Resources Sharing Consortium in Economics and Business” by Zhu Weiqun, Library Dean and Professor of Public Finance, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, China
02:15 - 02:30A Talk by University Librarian, Singapore Management University, Ms Gulcin Cribb "Keep calm and collaborate for impact"
02:30 - 02:45Break
02:45 - 04:00A Talk by INSEAD Professor of Strategy, Jasjit Singh "Thinking Strategically about Impact"
04:00 - 04:15Break
04:15 - 05:00

Pecha Kucha / Presentations

  1. Presentation: "Restoration and upgradation of Vikram Sarabhai Library, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, INDIA" by Dr Anil Kumar, Head Librarian, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

  2. Pecha Kucha: “Curtin Conversations – Collaboration across campus” by Kitty Delaney, Faculty Librarian, Curtin Business School, Australia
  3. Pecha Kucha: “(re)Defining Advisory & Consultation” by Akbar Hakim, Team Lead & Senior Assistant Director, Advisory & Consultation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  4. Pecha Kucha: "Are We Ready to Accept the Challenge?" by Dr Gina De Alwis, APBSLG Founding Member, Singapore
05:00Closing Remarks for Conference

Day 2 - Post Conference Event – Dinner & Drinks 

05:30 PMDeparts INSEAD by bus 
08:30 PMPost dinner drinks (till late)


Day 3 - Saturday, 4 May 2019


Social Adventure - The Singapore Experience! For the Culture Seekers, Foodies and The Neighbourhood Explorers! A Heritage Walk!

09:00 AMMeet at INSEAD
10:00 AMGeylang Serai & Joo Chiat
11:30 PMLittle India
02:00 PMChinatown
04:00 PMTour of Library @ Harbourfront
05:00 PMEnd of the Social Adventure

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  • Ziv Carmon

    Dean of Research
    Professor of Marketing
    The Alfred H. Heineken Chaired Professor of Marketing

  • Katy Montgomery

    Associate Dean
    Degree Programmes

  • Jasjit Singh

    Professor of Strategy
    The Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development

  • Chris Howells

    Media Relations & Research Communications

  • Monique van Donzel

    Global Executive Director
    Strategic Research Initiatives

  • Eric Luis Uhlmann

    Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour


Practical information​


INSEAD Asia Campus
Address: 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore 138676


Welcome and registration

The registration desk will open at 12:00 PM on Thursday, 2 May 2019. For security purposes participants are kindly asked to wear their badge at all times.


For convenience of travel between the conference and social activities, you may consider staying at INSEAD Residences. Availability may be limited due to other events happening at the same time, we recommend that you make your bookings as early as possible. Enter Group Code APBSLG2019.

Alternatively, for something closer to campus, check this hotel list and the rates offered:

  1. Citadines Fusionopolis at Symbiosis Tower, 3 Fusionopolis Way, 138633
  2. Park Avenue Hotel at 31 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138637

Dress code

Business casual for the on-campus event and comfortable light clothes and footwear for Day 3.


WiFi access will be available for your use during the conference. Guests should choose the WiFi named “INSEAD” and click on "Create a guest account".

Media, filming and photography

INSEAD may engage professional photographer for this event. We reserve the right to use any film and/or photography from the event in our print and digital marketing collaterals.


For any questions about these events, please contact the INSEAD Tanoto Library Staff at +65 6799 5261 or email tanoto.sg@insead.edu.



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