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HAVE YOU BEEN TO SUNGAI BIL? Incorporating the visit to Kampung Sg. Bil, Luncheon with Azian in Ipoh and other 4P anecdotes

By: Dato’ Zawiyah Baba, Association of Retired Womens’ Librarians


The 4P (Persatuan Pustakawan Perempuan Pesara) or Association of Retired Womens’ Librarians had their April monthly luncheon in this remote village of Sungai Bil, located about 30 minutes from Tanjung Malim. None of the group’s members had heard of this kampung before the planned visit, except of course our gracious host Dato’ Dr. Zaiton Osman. However, the visit to Sungai Bil was preceded by a good number of other gatherings enjoyed by 4P members.


Throughout the years since the 4P luncheon series began almost fifteen years ago in 2002, it has patronised a good many restaurants and enjoyed lunches at the homes of dear friends in Bangsar,  Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Damansara and Kota Damansara in Kuala Lumpur as well as in Bangi and Shah Alam. Since 2016, 4P’s choice of venues has extended its geographical boundaries to Penang and Ipoh, thanks to the ETS trains which the group found to be very convenient, efficient and cheap, especially for pensioners like us 4P members.


Our membership has increased too as more and more retirees joined the group. At the last Aidilfitri gathering at Ramlah Khalid’s home in Bangi on 20th July 2017, our dear friend Norsham Muslim who had been missing from the last few get-togethers, came with her sister Ruby. There were also Thuraya, Miskiah, Salmah and Aripah who also missed the last few luncheons. It was a great pleasure too to welcome Y.M.Tunku Noraida and Dr. Nor Edzan, a fresh retiree from the University of Malaya, to our group that day. In addition to the wonderful spread of nasi dagang, rendang, pizza, there were contributions of masak lemak nenas and ikan masin from Zaiton and fish curry from Zainab. Ramlah also laid out an array of cakes and desserts as well a good variety of Raya cookies which filled her table to the brim! I believe we more that did justice to the goodies served.


Lunch at Azian’s home in Ipoh

The visit to Ipoh on 22nd February 2017 was another treat to a home-cooked lunch at Nor Azian Hashim’s lovely home. Azian was formerly a librarian at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This was our third trip on the ETS, the first one was to Penang, followed by a trip to Bukit Mertajam for the wedding luncheon of Puan Sri Zainab Kader’s youngest daughter, Zaidah. As always, we enjoyed the train ride very much as we had each other’s company and found ourselves at Ipoh railway station in no time at all. Ramlah, who had driven to Ipoh the day before, was on hand to fetch some of us, while the rest took a taxi to Azian’s house and arrived after a short ride.


Azian was waiting for us at her home and warmly welcomed Mrs. Khoo Siew Mun, Dato’ Zawiyah Baba and Rosna Taib with hugs and kisses. As soon as we settled down we could not help but admire the very neat, spacious and tastefully decorated house. Azian invited us to help ourselves to the chilled drinks and a variety of nuts, dried fruit and crispies which she had thoughtfully laid out on the coffee table to welcome the weary travellers from Kuala Lumpur!

Azian’s home in Ipoh

Azian’s passion for things artistic and beautiful was amply manifested in the house’s tasteful décor, colour scheme and furniture. The paintings which lined the walls interestingly also included her own noteworthy amateur efforts. Every item of decoration was meticulously and beautifully displayed. Having known her since our university days as classmates and college mates, I find her home personifies her gentle and sensitive nature and her affinity for aesthetics. The publication of ‘Soliloquy’, a book of her own poems, perhaps testify to these traits, especially her appreciation for the beauty of language. Her small but attractive and well landscaped and carefully tended garden she owed to her husband Rosly. It was a lovely setting and a pleasant ambience for our lunch.


After quite some time, Ramlah arrived with her passengers, who coincidentally were the senior members of the group, Datin Mariam Kadir, Dato’ Dr. Zaiton Osman and Puan Sri Zainab Kader. It has nothing to do with age before beauty and what not although we were pretty indulgent of their tardiness. Apparently they had stopped at the well-known Kampung Kacang Putih on the way to Azian’s house to savour the best kacang putih Ipoh had to offer. Fortunately they remembered their friends who went by taxi and thanks to the generosity of Ramlah and Zaiton, we each had two large packs of muruku to take home!


Kampung Kacang Putih

Once everyone had arrived there was excited chit-chat and generous compliments of Azian’s beautiful and spick and span home. Before long, it was time for lunch. Azian served us several delicious home-cooked dishes which she single-handedly prepared for our lunch including traditionally cooked sup tulang, prawn sambal, fried-fish and sweet and sour fish with fresh green salads to complete the servings. Azian did mention that Rosly helped with cooking the rice. We had fruits and Malay kuih muih for dessert with contribution of Ramlah’s sumptious carrot cake. It was so nice of Rosly to send really delicious popiah from the renowned S.S.Ali of Ipoh and cucur udang for us, although he could not join us as he was working. There was much laughter as we partook of the delicious offerings and shared old stories and jokes.

Azian made us feel at home and gave us the run of the house. We used two of her immaculately kept bedrooms for our zohor prayers. Despite doing all the cooking for our lunch, her kitchen was very neat, clean and tidy. We had time to explore the well-kept garden with its gentle fountains against the Japanese bamboo plants. Rosly has certainly done a good job with the garden. A pity we had to leave soon after lunch as we had an unscheduled visit before taking our train back to 6.00 pm.


Lunch at Azian’s

The 4P’s visit to Azian’s was complemented by a surprise visit to Ramlah’s family kampung house, not too far from Azian’s. True to tradition, it was built on stilts with a tall wooden staircase. The house is spacious and longish, made almost completely of wood with modern toilets and bathrooms. The compound of the house was filled with fruit trees including rambutan, mangosteen and papaya. It is an ancestral home belonging to Ramlah’s husband’s family. Ram has of course had 4P lunches at her home in Bangi on a number of occasions and is always a wonderful and generous host who spoil us with her delicious home-cooked meals particularly her wonderful desserts. In addition to the kacang putih, Ram, generous soul that she is, brought back for us an Ipoh pomelo each. Our Ipoh sojourn was brief but complete.

Ramlah’s ancestral home in Ipoh


Kebun ventures
Apart from cross-border luncheon venues, the 4Ps had also ventured into the kebuns of some of our members, rural retreats of kampung houses with orchards. The first kebun the group ventured into was Zainab’s at Ulu Selangor exotically named “Hacienda Hermosa”. It can hardly be described as a kebun as it is more of a resort in a rural setting with chalets, orchard, herbal garden with lush green compound and manicured lawns. Then there is Miskiah’s kebun near Banting, “Dangau Aduka” a lovely wooden house on stilts with a tall staircase leading to the front entrance of the house. The stilts were high enough to provide a spacious open area below the house which can be used for entertaining, with natural light and fresh air provided by the gentle breeze. That was where we savoured delicious home-cooked kampung food prepared by our gracious hostess, Miskiah.

Kampung Sungai Bil

Zaiton’s kampung retreat in Sungai Bil is the third of 4P’s kebun adventures. She had mentioned in passing her family’s kampung house in the village of Sungai Bil which at the time none of us had been before. Zaiton was also very modest about it saying that it was ‘just a kampung house’. But we were rather intrigued at the prospect of venturing into yet another remote rural outing. With Datin Mariam Kadir’s, Datuk Norkhayati’s or Yati and Puan Sri Zainab’s persuasion particularly, Zaiton agreed to host the 4P group at Sg. Bil on Friday 28th April 2017. As none of us had been there, we quickly arranged to car pool to make sure we got there safely and on time.

On the appointed day, five vehicles left Kuala Lumpur with 4P members from various locations in Kuala Lumpur and Bangi and made our way to Tanjung Malim and Kampung Sungai Bil in Selangor. Zaiton of course left much earlier from Bangsar with Bibik Tin; Yati left with Mariam from Damansara and Bangsar; Rosna Taib and Linda Yip from Sentul and Gombak, Maimunah Kadir and Ramlah from Bangi and Zainab and Zawiyah from Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. We all arrived safely but not before making a couple of detours due to taking wrong turnings. With directions given by Johari, Zaiton’s driver at the entrance from the Sime Darby signage, we entered the kampung road all the way into the interior and across the bridge over the fast flowing rock-filled river called Sungai Bil. Whereupon we came upon this vast clearing with what looked like a palatial building looming in the horizon. It was an amazing sight to behold!

Sg. Bil


Pretty ladies in a row – at the verandah of the Sg. Bil house

So this is Zai’s ‘just a kampung house’! A splendid dark timber house built on high wooden stilts spread over a sprawling expanse of well-trimmed lawn fringed by fruit trees and rainforest. What a magnificent view and quite a contrast to the kampung house we had imagined. As we approached the house, we spotted high up on the veranda, Zai and Yati vigorously waving to us and motioning us towards the parking area. Wandering on the vast grounds below on her own was Mariam armed with her camera, exploring the area on foot, busy taking in and photographing the exotic natural surroundings.

Dato’ Dr. Zaiton, our host, with Linda, Zainab and Zawiyah


Nab and I made our way up the high wooden stairs to the house. Upon reaching the top of the stairs, we found a large square space which separates the two main parts of the house. On the left wing are the three bedrooms in a row, and towards the right is the main house with its spacious kitchen, bathrooms, wash sink area, spacious dining, lounge and veranda outside. The veranda overlooks the vast expanse of space approaching the house as well as the bridge and the river. What a spectacular view! We complimented Zaiton on the beautiful house but she unhesitatingly credits her dear husband Kadir entirely for his brainchild, dedication and meticulousness in accomplishing what was his personal project.

We heard tales that monkeys abound in the nearby forest and would often congregate in the square of the house looking very much at home. Fortunately they decided not to come by while we were there, otherwise there might be hysterical high-pitched screams coming from the house!

It was about an hour’s journey to Tanjung Malim, another 30 minutes to Sungai Bil. By 11.30 am all had arrived. Mai and Ram were the last as they had stopped at the Yik Mun Restaurant in Tanjung Malim to sample their famed kuih pau before proceeding to Kampung Sungai Bil. We had earlier savoured curry puffs and samosa and dough nuts for coffee break. At 12.30 pm, we helped Bibik Tin put the dishes on the dining table for our much looked-forward to lunch and what a spread it was! There was asam pedas ikan (tenggiri) and rendang ayam, specialities of our hostess, mee Siam masak taucu from Yati, kerabu from Zainab, ulam-ulam and sambal belacan from Mariam. For desserts, we had Ramlah’s jelly pudding, kuih koci from Zawiyah, dragon fruit from Mai, chocolate brownies from Rosnah and Linda brought chocolates which she got from her trip to Australia and bananas. It was a truly sumptuous lunch enjoyed in high spirits while we chatted and traded jokes in the lounge and on the veranda.

Lunch at Sg. Bil


After lunch and zohor prayers our plans to explore the grounds and Sungai Bil were thwarted by the heavy rain. But Mai and Ram as well as Rosna and Linda, being more adventurous, had set their minds on swimming in the river. When the rain reduced to a drizzle, they went ahead to swim in the river. They were careful though to stay close to the banks of the river. We read in the papers weeks later that a young man on an outing with his friends was swept away by the strong current after a heavy rainfall and drowned. Apparently the Sungai Bil waterfall is a popular picnic area and there have been incidents of drowning before. Visitors and picnickers to the area are warned not to swim in the river after a heavy downpour as the river becomes swollen and the currents rapid, strong and dangerous.

We left Sungai Bil later that afternoon on a high with a satisfying sense of having experienced the unexpected and the awesome; the magnificent kampung house in a remote rural area, the lovely lunch spread, the great company and the intriguing aura of Sungai Bil and its surroundings. We departed from Sungai Bil with a deep desire to be back. Terima kasih daun keladi Zai.


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About Sarawak State Library MAKERSMEET 2017

by: Wan Mazli Wan Razali, Head Corporate Management Sector, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak


Sarawak State Library will be organising Makersmeet in 2017.  Sarawak State Library is a state library which is going towards promoting the maker movement in the State of Sarawak focusing on the building network of makers and entrepreneurs.


Started in preamble DIY_Fair in August 2016 were receiving an overwhelming response from the community in Kuching. Planning for 2017, we are taking a step further to organise Makersmeet for the first time in Sarawak. Five areas of makers namely woodworks, gardening, arts and craft, robotics, 3D Printing and electronic were showcasing their creations in this event.


We will be expecting many makers from various ages, interests and background covering electronics, arts and crafts, student projects, kit makers, textiles, Arduino projects, robotics and other science projects.


Makersmeet will be held at Pustaka Negeri Sarawak on Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 October 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kindly observe out website for more information and advertisement on Makersmeet.


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Mesyuarat Ke-2 Lembaga Eksekutif CONSAL XVII di Myanmar

Oleh: Hasnita Ibrahim, Naib Presiden I PPM

Mesyuarat Lembaga Eksekutif CONSAL XVII (Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians) yang ke-dua telah diadakan di Tawwin Garden Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar pada 8 Mei 2017. Mesyuarat Lembaga yang pertama telah diadakan di lokasi yang sama pada 29 Julai 2016. Mesyuarat ini selalunya diadakan di negara yang bakal menganjur CONSAL dan seperti semua sedia maklum, CONSAL terakhir telah diadakan di Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) dari 11 hingga 13 Jun 2015. CONSAL XVII akan diadakan di Naypyitaw, ibu negara dan pusat pentadbiran baru kerajaan Myanmar dari 2 hingga 5 Mei 2018. Setiap kali mesyuarat diadakan, wakil dari Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) dan Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM) akan dijemput hadir dan pada kali ini PPM di wakili oleh Puan Hasnita Hj. Ibrahim dan PNM diwakili oleh Puan Siti Aisyah Sheikh Kadir.

17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians at Naypyitaw, Myanmar


Ahli mesyuarat yang hadir adalah dari kalangan negara Asia Tenggara, dua orang dari Brunei Darulsalam, tiga orang dari Indonesia, lima orang dari Myanmar, seorang dari Kemboja, dua orang dari Malaysia, tiga orang dari Filipina, dua orang dari Singapore, dua orang dari Vietnam dan tiga orang dari Thailand. Peserta dari Timor Leste tidak dapat hadir kerana masalah visa. Perlu ditekankan disini bahawa semua peserta CONSAL XVII memerlukan visa untuk ke Myanmar nanti.

Seawal pagi ahli mesyuarat telah bersalam-salaman dan bertukar cenderahati. Perasmian telah diadakan dengan kata-kata pembukaan dari Mr. U Aung Myint, Pemangku Ketua Pengarah, Jabatan Penyelidikan Sejarah dan Perpustakaan Negara. Ini diikuti dengan kata-kata aluan dari Mr. U Than Aung, Presiden, Persatuan Perpustakaan Myanmar. Upacara sumbangan buku untuk Perpustakaan Negara Myanmar dan sesi fotografi telah di adakan dan sebaik sahaja ianya selesai, mesyuarat yang dipengerusi oleh Mr. U Than Aung bermula.

Mesyuarat dimulakan dengan memperkenal diri dan seterusnya membentangkan laporan dari setiap negara. Mesyuarat diteruskan dengan perbincangan mengenai penganjuran CONSAL XVII oleh Myanmar selaku tuan rumah. Mesyuarat kali ini telah mempelawa Kemboja dan Laos sebagai penganjur CONSAL XVIII pada tahun 2021.

Ms. Mya Oo, Pengarah Perpustakaan Negara Myanmar, selaku Setiausaha Kehormat Persatuan Perpustakaan Myanmar telah membentangkan tadbir urus CONSAL XVII yang melibatkan sekretariat dan pelbagai jawatankuasa. Ms. Daw Ah Win, Naib Presiden 1 Persatuan Perpustakaan Myanmar, telah melaporkan perkembangan serta meminta pandangan ahli mengenai perjalanan CONSAL di Myanmar seperti tarikh, lokasi, topik sesi pembentangan, ucaptama, pembentang kehormat, sesi pembentangan dengan anggaran 90 kertas kerja; sesi poster yang akan dipilih dari lebihan kertas kerja yang telah menghantar abstrak untuk pembentangan, pemilihan kertas kerja, pendaftaran, penajaan, bengkel pra-CONSAL, CONSAL Outstanding Award yang mana setiap negara ahli akan menjadi juri, dan lain-lain perkara.

Malaysia bertuah kerana diberi peluang untuk membuat pembentangan bagi mempromosi dan mengalu-alukan penyertaan dari negara Asia Tenggara untuk menyertai IFLA WLIC di Kuala Lumpur dari 24 hingga 30 Ogos 2018. Penyertaan sebagai peserta, pembentang kertas kerja, poster, pameran dan mesyuarat satelit amayt dialu-alukan. Malaysia juga akan menawarkan geran bagi peserta dari negara Asia Tenggara terpilih.

Pada sebelah petang, rombongan diraikan dengan makan malam yang ditaja oleh Jabatan Penyelidikan Sejarah dan Perpustakaan Negara. Pada sebelah malam pula, rombongan telah dibawa untuk menyaksikan persembahan muzik klasik dari Russia dan Myanmar. Keesokan harinya, rombongan dibawa melawat Shwedagon Pagoda yang terletak di Singuttara Hill. Pagoda ini dianggap sebagai pagoda paling suci bagi rakyat Myanmar. Dengan sejarah 2,500 tahun, Shwedagon Pagoda adalah setinggi 110 meter, disaluti daun emas dan bermahkotakan 1,100 biji berlian dengan 1,300 biji batu permata menghiasi puncaknya. Pada sebelah petang pula, rombongan dibawa ke Bogyoke Market untuk membeli barangan tempatan Myanmar seperti permata, barangan antik, kraftangan seni dan tradisonal.

Setelah membina jalinan kerjasama di kalangan perpustakaan di negara Asia Tenggara dan perbincangan mengenai CONSAL XVII, kesemua ahli rombongan telah kembali ke negara masing-masing pada keesokan harinya.

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Handover of Sukan Perpustakaan Awam Se-Malaysia (SPASM) Flag to Kuala Lumpur

by: Wan Mazli Wan Razali, Head Corporate Management Sector Pustaka Negeri Sarawak

The handover of SPASM Flag from Sarawak as the host of 21st SPASM 2015 to KL as the host of 22nd SPASM 2017. The flag handover was witnessed by Puan Rashidah Bolhassan, Chairman of Majlis Pengarah-Pengarah Perpustakaan Awam Se-Malaysia (MPAM) and Public Library Directors during their MPAM Meeting which was held in Sabah State Library on 3 August 2017. The 22nd SPASM Sports Carnival will include games such as Futsal, Net Ball, Volley Ball, Sepak takraw, Badminton, Ping Pong, Congkak (Wanita), Carom (Lelaki), Dart, Tenpin Bowling and Tenpin Bowling (VIP). The games will take place at various places such as stadium and sports arena in Kuala Lumpur starting from 10 to 14 November 2017.

Handover SPASM flag to the Kuala Lumpur organizer.
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Mesyuarat Ahli Lembaga Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Pahang (PPAP)

Oleh: Dr. Nor Edzan Che Nasir (Mantan Presiden Terkini PPM; Ketua Editor, Berita PPM)


Lembaga PPAP telah mengadakan mesyuarat ketiganya pada 1 Ogos 2017 bertempat di Bilik Mesyuarat Utama, PPAP di Kuantan, Pahang. Mesyuarat kali ini telah dipengerusi oleh YAB Dato’ Sri DiRaja Haji Adnan bin Haji Yaakob, Menteri Besar Pahang merangkap Pengerusi PPAP. PPM pula diwakili oleh Dr. Nor Edzan binti Che Nasir. Pelbagai perkara telah dibincangkan dan ahli Lembaga juga telah dibawa oleh Hajah Faridzah Jaafar, Pengarah PPAP, melawat sekitar perpustakaan yang akan dibuka kepada umum secara rasminya mulai 4 September 2017. Perpustakaan yang terletak di Jalan Kemunting, Kuantan ini dilengkapi dengan pelbagai kemudahan dan akan menjadi salah satu tarikan utama di sini.

Sebahagian dari Ahli Lembaga PPAP bersama Pengerusi PPAP
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Bengkel Pengurusan Pusat Sumber dan Kemahiran Literasi Maklumat di Kedah

Oleh: Siti Aishah Ghani, Pustakawan Kanan UMP & Kumpulan Editor, Berita PPM


Pada 12 Julai 2017, Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan Negeri Kedah telah mengadakan Bengkel Pengurusan Pusat Sumber Sekolah dan Kemahiran Literasi Maklumat. Bengkel yang diadakan khusus untuk guru perpustakaan dan media yang baharu dilantik yang mewakili Pusat Kegiatan Guru Negeri Kedah. Seramai 250 orang telah menghadiri bengkel yang diadakan di Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan Negeri Kedah.


Bengkel dikendalikan oleh dua orang penceramah berpengalaman dalam pengurusan pusat sumber sekolah dan kemahiran literasi maklumat iaitu Y.Bhg. Datin Hajah Che Normadiah Haji Che Abbas dan Puan Hajah Norhayati Razali. Antara topik yang diketengahkan adalah Pengurusan Pusat Sumber Sekolah Mendepani Cabaran Abad ke21, Kemahiran Literasi Maklumat dan lain-lain. Semoga bengkel sehari ini dapat memberi manfaat kepada semua peserta di samping mengeratkan hubungan di antara mereka.

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Kejayaan Seminar Kepustakawanan 2017 Mencapai Objektif

Oleh: Wan Abdul Rahman bin Wan Bujang, Pustakawan Kanan, CAIS UNIMAS & Kumpulan Editor, Berita PPM

Seminar Kepustakawanan 2017 telah berlangsung pada 25 dan 26 Julai 2017 bertempat di Hotel Merdeka Palace, Kuching. Tema seminar kali ini adalah “Kelestarian Kecemerlangan yang menyaksikan sebanyak 13 kertas kerja yang berkaitan dengan pembangunan kelestarian perpustakaan telah dibentang. Selain penyertaan daripada universiti awam dan swasta dalam negara, seminar ini juga berjaya menarik penyertaan dari Indonesia.


Perasmian Seminar Kepustakawanan 2017 ini telah dilakukan oleh Y.B. Dr. Annuar Rapa’ee, Menteri Muda Pendidikan dan Penyelidikan Teknologi Sarawak. Melalui penganjuran aktiviti seumpama ini, pihak CAIS berhasrat untuk menggalakkan perkongsian maklumat dalam memperkasa perpustakaan dan pusat maklumat supaya terus kekal revelan kepada masyarakat.


Antara topik yang dibentangkan sepanjang seminar ini adalah pengurusan perpustakaan, penyelidikan dan inovasi, persekitaran digital serta pengoptimuman sumber. Ternyata sekali objektif seminar bagi membincangkan isu-isu yang berkaitan dengan  profesionalisme kepustakawanan serta memastikan peranan perpustakaan sentiasa selari dengan perkembangan dan keperluan semasa telah tercapai.


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Program “Technology Update” 2017

Oleh: Mohd Kamal Mohd Hanapiah, Pustakawan Perpustakaan Hamzah Sendut, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

Pustakawan USM, En. Mohd Kamal Mohd Hanapiah telah berkongsi idea dan pengalaman menjayakan perkhidmatan sokongan penyelidikan di USM sejak tahun 2014 dalam Program “Technology Update” yang dianjurkan oleh Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) bersempena Majlis Sambutan Hari Raya Aidilfitri tahun 2017. Beliau menceritakan tentang susur galur pembangunan perkhidmatan sokongan penyelidikan dari peringkat permulaan iaitu penglibatan 13 orang pustakawan secara sukarela terlibat dengan proses pembangunan perkhidmatan ini sehingga ke peringkat pengiktirafan kepakaran dan kemahiran dalam membangunkan modul latihan aplikasi teknologi seperti Mendeley, Google Scholar, Google Drive, Open Access, MS Word & NVivo. Perkhidmatan sokongan penyelidikan ini bukan saja menekankan aspek literasi maklumat malah dari segi meningkatkan kadar intelektual dan ilmu teknikal seseorang pengguna terhadap sesuatu aplikasi teknologi sehingga ke tahap amat mahir.

Sehingga kini, perkhidmatan ini telah berkembang bukan sahaja di peringkat dalam USM, malah mendapat pelawaan dari institusi luar USM di dalam negara seperti IPG Tuanku Bainun, IPG Sultan Abdul Halim, Sg Petani dan Kolej Han Chiang dan juga beberapa universiti luar negara seperti Universitas Airlangga Indonesia dan University of Ruhuna Sri Lanka.

Para peserta mendapat banyak manfaat daripada perkhidmatan tersebut. Hal ini kerana, pendekatan yang dipraktikkan kepada pelanggan bukan saja menarik malah keluar daripada kaedah tradisional pembelajaran dan pengajaran sedia ada.

Terkini, pustakawan terlibat dalam proses membangunkan kandungan laman sesawang perkhidmatan sokongan penyelidikan serta memperkenalkan modul e-learning melalui platfom Open Learning.

Dalam usaha untuk menyebarluaskan kemahiran pustakawan tentang perkhidmatan sokongan penyelidikan ini, satu bengkel khas bertajuk ‘Research Support Workshop’ akan diadakan pada 3 & 4 Oktober 2017 di Perpustakaan Hamzah Sendut, USM. Bengkel ini terbuka kepada semua warga kerja Perpustakaan sama ada pustakawan mahupun staf sokongan yang berminat untuk memperkasakan perkhidmatan sokongan penyelidikan di organisasi masing-masing.

Layari laman sesawang dan daftar secara dalam talian.


Anda juga boleh hubungi secara terus Pengurus Perkhidmatan Sokongan Penyelidikan USM untuk makluman lanjut,

Puan Jamilah Hassan Basri
Telefon: 04-6535373
Faks: 04-6571526


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Oleh : Azman Abd. Rahim, Pengerusi Kumpulan Kerja Perpustakaan IPTS (KKPI)


Library Innovation Talk (LIT) 2017 telah diadakan pada 12 Julai 2017 dengan tema The Visibility and Invisibility of Information Institutions, Professionals and Resources dengan kerjasama Perpustakaan Tunku Azizah, Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL). LIT kali keempat ini diadakan bersempena Mesyuarat Tahunan Kumpulan Kerja Perpustakaan IPTS (KKPI) dan dirasmikan oleh YBhg. Profesor Datuk Dr. Raduan Che Rose, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif, Majlis Profesor Negara..


Empat kertas kerja yang dibentangkan menyentuh isu-isu visibiliti perpustakaan serta peranan perpustakaan pada masa kini iaitu:

  1. Library in Continuum : from obscure to obvious – Dr. Khasiah Zakaria, Timbalan Ketua Pustakawan Kanan, Perpustakaan Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
  2. Open Access Repositories for visibility – Pn. Nur’Aini Abu Bakar, Ketua Bahagian Sokongan Penyelidikan, Perpustakaan Dar’ Al-Hikmah, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia.
  3. The workflow-centric library services: curate-share-analyze in driving the usage of e-resources – Dr. Wong Woei Fuh, dari Consulting Innovative Education Service Pte. Ltd.
  4. ORCID for UniKL – Puan Pazilah Hamzah, Ketua Pustakawan, Perpustakaan Universiti Kuala Lumpur


Dipenghujung program, satu perbincangan khas telah di antara ahli KKPI dengan Dekan, Fakulti Pengurusan Maklumat, UiTM dan Wakil National Committee IFLA WLIC 2018.  

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What Is UN 2030?

By: Dr. Nor Edzan Che Nasir (Immediate Past President, PPM; Chief Editor, Berita PPM)


On 25 September 2015, at the 2015 United Nations (UN) Summit New York, 193 heads of state adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or aptly known as UN 2030. The Agenda, covering a period of 15 years,  “is a plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. At the same time, it seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom” (UN, 2015). In its entirety, the Agenda encompasses 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) or global goals and 169 targets. The Agenda is officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


UN 2030 finally came into force on 1 January 2015 and for the next 15 years, all countries must work towards ending poverty, fighting for inequalities and overcoming climate change. At the same time, no one country would be left behind. However, these SDGs are not legally binding but the UN expects all governments to take ownership of the SDGs and establish the respective national frameworks in order to achieve the SDGs. The 17 SDGs are as follows:


Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere. 
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable  agriculture.
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages .
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable  quality education and promote lifelong learning  opportunities for all.
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive  employment and decent work for all. 
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and  foster innovation. 
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries. 
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. 
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable  development. 
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably  manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt  biodiversity loss. 
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access  to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. 
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for  Sustainable Development. 

The documentation on UN 2030 which was published in 2015 is available here:


In order to get a better understanding of the 17 SDGs, do visit this website:


We, as individuals, can play our part as contributors to a sustainable future by telling our family, friends and colleagues about the SDGs as well as taking the appropraite actions as prescribed here:



United Nations. 2015. United Nations. 2015. Sustainable Development Goals: 17 goals to transform our world:  A lazy person’s guide to saving the world.


United Nations. 2015. Sustainable Development Goals: 17 goals to transform our world: Sustainable development goals.

United Nations. 2015. Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

United Nations. 2015. Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.