Ch'ng Kim See is the Head, ISEAS Library, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, since 1988. She is a library and information specialist in Southeast Asian studies, and has written more than 30 articles, edited a number of books, and compiled several bibliographies. She was recently nominated by the Singapore library fraternity for the first Outstanding Librarian Award of CONSAL (Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians). Her academic interest is in the history and politics of Malaysia, Southeast Asian Chinese, and the international relations of Southeast Asia and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). She is currently engaged in a doctoral research programme on the Malayan independence movement, with Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. Miss Ch'ng has a B.A. (Hons.) (University of Malaya , Kuala Lumpur), Postgrad. Dipl. in Librarianship (University of New South Wales, Sydney), and M.Sc. (Soc. Sc. - Information Studies) (University of Sheffield, Sheffield). Prior to her stint in ISEAS Library, Miss Ch'ng spent nearly six years as Head, Technical Services, Vienna International Centre Library (Joint Library of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and United Nations Agencies), Vienna, Austria. Earlier, she was for three and half years Director, and Chief Librarian of the United States Information Service (USIS) Lincoln Cultural Center in Kuala Lumpur. Her first library job was as Head, Cataloguing Classification Division, National Library of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Miss Ch'ng joined the Straits Times Press in Kuala Lumpur as a journalist upon graduating from the University of Malaya.
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