Julie Sabaratnam

Founding University Librarian
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Librarian. Visionary.  Strategist. Change Agent. A leading librarian/knowledge professional at heart who had the unique opportunity to be part of the strategic planning team and contributed to national plans such as IT2000, ICT21 and Library 2000 in Singapore. Played pivotal roles in the landmark study to transform libraries in Singapore and established innovative value-added services at public and corporate libraries. Also spearheaded the first nationwide digital library.  Helped in the setting up of the National Library Board and supported top management in the transformation journey including shaping services, exploiting technology and professional development. Was headhunted to start a university library like no other and has established a library "designed to inspire" and users walk away "inspired to design"

Internet Librarian International 2019