Who we are

Katie Day is an American who has lived and worked in the United Kingdom & Asia for 24 years. She worked as a school librarian in Thailand before arriving in Singapore in 2005. 

Barb Philip also arrived in Singapore in 2005. Singapore was her first overseas teaching position, having been born in New Zealand and qualifying and working as a librarian in Australia.  

Both have been working as teacher-librarians in large, well-established international schools in Singapore for 6 years. 

Actively involved in their local library network (ISLN), Katie & Barb were organisers of the inaugural Hands On Literacy Conference in 2008. Katie conceived the idea of a Singaporean Children's Choice Award (Red Dot Awards) and Barb promoted the idea of a National Readers Cup Competition for Singapore.  Both of these successful events were held for the first time in the 2009-2010 school year.  

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