Penyediaan Pelan Strategic PPMKSAR 2010-2011
Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia Kumpulan Sarawak is the Librarians' Association of Malaysia (PPM) which reside in Sarawak. It's responsible as the representative of PPM for librarian in Sarawak.
Puan Korina Ibrahim (UNIMAS)
Puan Siti Sumaizan Ramli (UNIMAS)
Encik Wan Mazli Bin Wan Razali (Pustaka)
Puan Kasuma Dewi (IPGTAR)
Encik Valentino Abu Bakar (UNIMAS)
Biro Sosial dan Kebajikan:
Cik Dayang Zarina Abang Ismail (Swinburne)
Encik Wan Abdul Rahman (UNIMAS)
Cik Norassima Sitam (Pustaka)
Biro Perkhd dan Latihan:
Puan Imilia Ibrahim (UiTM)
Puan Sabariah Abdul Samad (UiTM)
Puan Hayati Sabil (Pustaka)
Biro Penerbitan dan Publisiti:
Cik Huzaimah Abdul Rani (UNIMAS)
Puan Roslinda Hanim Mohd Yusoff (PSUPS)
Encik Adenan Sedi (Swinburne)
Biro Perhubungan dan Teknikal
Puan Norlida Ismailly (UiTM)
Encik James Hillary Andrew (HUS)
Encik Kiprawi Sani (Politeknik Kuching)
A REPORT ON THE INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY CONFERENCE: SARAWAK 2007
Author – Organising Committee, Librarian Association of
Purpose - To report on the International Library Conference 2007; Sarawak held in 12-14 July 2007 in
Design/methodology approach – Provides a review of some of the events of the conference.
Finding – It is a two days conference and a day workshop that involves librarian and information management professionals focusing on the theme “Libraries and sustainable development: perspectives on the future”
Originality/value – It is a useful summary to library and information management professionals.
Keyword(s): Conferences, Sustainable development, IFLA’s statement, Libraries Association
Kuching, a city well-known for its rich cultural heritage was the venue for the 1st Sarawak International Library Conference, 12-14 July 2007. The theme of the conference was “Libraries and sustainable development: perspectives on the future” featured plenary sessions, conference papers, library vendors and cultural exhibits and social programs that kept the 120 delegates from 10 countries thoroughly engaged and on the go.
The conference was organised by Librarian Association of Malaysia in partnership with the Sarawak State Government, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, University Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) and Maxis (
The objectives of the conference were to support the IFLA’s statement on libraries and sustainable development (IFLA Glasgow 2002), to give new insights on libraries and sustainable development and to enhance the roles of libraries in sustainable development initiatives.
It was a two days conference at Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel and a day workshop at University Malaysia Sarawak. During the two days conference, a total of 13 papers were presented in 3 plenary sessions and all of the papers were published on the conference website (http://www.ilc2007.netmyne.com/). Three parallel workshops addressed specific themes on event management, balance score card and key performance indicators for librarians.
A fascinating opening keynote address was given by Tan Sri Hamid Bugo, the Patron for the Librarian Association of Malaysia (Sarawak Chapter). His addressed the global perspective on the development of library and the importance of global thinking that can redefine the role and the functions of libraries in context of becoming relevant to the knowledge society.
Session 1 (1st day) : Focusing on the IFLA’s statement of libraries and sustainable development, the 1st plenary session, featured five speakers from Malaysia, United States of America (USA), Indonesia and Iran, chaired by Puteri Saniah Megat Abdul Rahman, President, Librarian Association of Malaysia. John Hickok of California State University and Ida F. Priyanto of Gadjah Mada University Library, noted the important step forward in relation to library networking and how to effectively involve people, government agencies and universities in the initiatives.
Abdur Rahman Ebrahim of Maxis (
Session 2 (1st day): Chaired by Mohd Sharif Mohd Saad, Vice President 1, Librarian Association of Malaysia, the second session continued to discuss the theme by focusing on new insights on libraries and sustainable development. Farshid Danesh and Mina Afshar from Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, provided literature review on the development of Resources Description and Access (RDA) for the digital environment.
Issues on digital libraries and sustainable development continue to fascinate the audience which was elaborated further by Dr. Shahren Ahmad Zaidi Adruce of University Malaysia Sarawak and Soraya Ziaei of
Investigating and assessing job satisfaction among academic librarians in eight university libraries in
Session 3 (2nd day): The third session looked at the roles of libraries in sustainable development initiatives chaired by Margaret Simeng, Chief Librarian, University Malaysia Sarawak. It featured presentations by Susan Roberts of Swinburne University of Technology, Australia who explores some sustainability issues that relate to library services for a growing cohort of online university students in Australia and Imilia Ibrahim and Che Zainab Hj Abdullah of University Technology Mara outlined findings from the faculty institutional repositories in enhancing and to advance the process of scholarly communication. From different perspectives both speakers stressed the benefits and challenges for librarians and information professionals in the new millennium.
In relation to sustaining the rural community in the region both Yupin Chancharoensin of
Siti Zakiah Aman, the Director General, National Library
The conference was officially closed with a conference summary and closing remark reported by the chairperson of the organizing committee, Rashidah Bolhassan. In her closing remark, she concluded that based on the paper presented and discussions being carried out, librarians and information professionals globally have envisioned what libraries can explore and contribute as we move into the sustainable development era. Global challenges in the library such as the financial impact on the global economic growth, information and communication technology and intellectual property, are met by empowering the community and creating collaborative efforts or partnership with related peer institutions. However, librarians shouldn’t sit on their laurels, as we also need to think big following the rapid growth in the library spheres. Finally, she applauded the success of the conference, highlighting the importance of great teamwork among the committee members of the Librarian Association of Malaysia. She hoped to bring the conference to a new level that will again provide high quality content of papers as part of its contribution to the librarians from all over the world.
On the 1st day of the conference, Emerald Insight had generously sponsored The K-Trends and Cats cocktail event to commemorate their 40th anniversary and the highlights of the evening was the cake cutting ceremony by Rashidah Bolhassan. Hour followed by good food, drinks and lucky draws from Emerald Insights.
Later in the evening of 12 July, the
Further highlight was the Rainforest Music Festival which is an annual event in
Finally delegates committed themselves to the workshop, the next day held at Centre for Academic Information Services (CAIS), University Malaysia Sarawak the 8th
Rashidah Bolhassan profile portrays on SABATI Women’s Museum
Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia Kumpulan Sarawak, Chairperson, Rashidah Bolhassan has been honoured by the Badan Amal Tenaga Isteri-Isteri (SABATI) in their SABATI Women’s Museum – an exhibition that portrays outstanding women of Sarawak.
Rashidah’s contributions to the librarian profession have been profound and in addition to her work she has also been involved with many library projects and some have ranged well beyond that. Her career as the Chief Executive Officer to the Pustaka Negeri Sarawak and her professional agenda for the Sarawak community is recognized by the Honours Award of the Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang – Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak.
It is great pleasure for PPMKSAR to have her as our Chairperson as she brings exuberance, intelligence and commitment to the association and PPMKSAR is pleased to see her contributions recognized.
Congratulations to Levas Mejus on her receipt of The Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for 2007
Levas Mejus, Chief Librarian of the Curtin University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence 2007 from Curtin University of Technology (Australia).
As the Chief Librarian for the Sarawak Campus in Miri, Levas has helped to establish the library to become the central pillar of teaching and learning. This award certainly gives recognition and the contribution of librarians to the university and its community.
The library profession in Malaysia and particularly in Sarawak is proud of the contributions made by Rashidah and Levas.
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