Program Kesedaran IFLA WLIC 2018 untuk Perpustakaan Khusus

Oleh Nadia Shakiera M Bahiran, Pusat Sumber PETRONAS ; Ahli Jawatankuasa Tetap Perpustakaan Khusus (SLC)

 

Lebih kurang 36 orang pustakawan dan wakil dari perpustakaan khusus dari sekitar Lembah Klang telah menghadiri Program Kesedaran IFLA WLIC 2018 yang diadakan di Serambi Ilmu Rakyat (SIR), Menara Kembar Bank Rakyat pada 12 februari 2018. Antara pustakawan dan wakil perpustakaan khusus yang hadir adalah dari Badan Warisan Malaysia, Suruhanjaya Sekuriti Malaysia, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, Agrobank, Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri (MITI), Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga & Masyarakat, Majlis Amanah Rakyat, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Berita Nasional Berhad (BERNAMA), Astro Broadcast Centre, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS), WISERF Technologies Sdn Bhd dan beberapa organisasi lagi.

 

Program yang bermula pada jam 9.30 pagi dan berakhir pada jam 1.00 petang bertujuan untuk berkongsi dan menyebar maklumat mengenai IFLA WLIC 2018 dikalangan perpustakaan khusus serta menggalakkan penyertaan serta penglibatan warga perpustakaan khusus dalam Kongres tersebut. Selain daripada itu, program ini juga bertujuan untuk memberi pendedahan dan perkongsian mengenai Jawatankuasa Kebangsaan atau National Committee (NC) bagi IFLA WLIC 2018 dan peranan mereka dalam penganjuran IFLA WLIC 2018.

 

Melalui program ini juga, para peserta program didedahkan dengan maklumat berkaitan tarikh penting, penyertaan, sukarelawan, lawatan ke perpustakaan, penyertaan poster di Library Boulevard serta pembentangankertas kerja dan poster di IFLA WLIC 2018. Program ini mempunyai tiga sesi yang dijayakan oleh tiga orang ahli Majlis PPM dan dua daripada mereka adalah ahli Jawatankuasa Kebangsaan IFLA WLIC 2018. Majlis dimulakan dengan ucapan aluan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Perpustakaan Khusus (SLC), Puan Norhayati Abdul Malek. Beliau berharap lebih ramai lagi pustakawan akan menyertai program SLC dan program lain yang bakal diadakan pada masa hadapan bagi memberi nilai tambah dan penambahbaikan kepada perpustakaan khusus di Malaysia.

Puan Hasnita menerangkan maklumat lanjut tentang penyertaan sebagai pembentang kertas kerja di IFLA WLIC 2018

 

Penceramah sesi pertama, Puan Hasnita Ibrahim, Naib Yang Dipertua 1 PPM, telah terlebih dahulu memperkenalkan Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PPM yang juga Ahli Jawatankuasa Kebangsaan IFLA WLIC 2018 kepada para peserta. Beliau turut memberi penerangan mengenai IFLA WLIC 2018 serta faedah-faedah yang akan diperoleh terutamanya dalam profesion  kepustakawanan. Selain daripada itu, beliau menerangkan tentang jadual penuh IFLA WLIC 2018 yang akan berlangsung selama tujuh hari bermula 24 sehingga 30 haribulan Ogos tahun ini. Sebagai maklumat tambahan, IFLA WLIC 2018 terbahagi kepada tiga sesi utama iaitu persidangan di Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, pameran yang juga diadakan di Kuala Lumpur Convention Center dan lawatan ke perpustakaan yang terpilih sekitar Lembah Klang dan beberapa negeri terdekat seperti Perak, Melaka dan Negeri Sembilan.

Encik Ghazali menerangkan berkaitan penyertaan di Library Boulevard IFLA WLIC 2018

 

Penceramah kedua, Encik Ghazali Mohammed Fadzil, telah menerangkan tentang penyertaan melalui pembentangan poster dan juga Library Boulevard. Beliau juga berkongsi kelebihan penyertaan seperti ini dapat mempromosi dan menaikkan nama perpustakaan di peringkat antarabangsa.

Puan Shamsiah berkongsi kelebihan menjadi ahli PPM dan penyertaan di IFLA WLIC sebagai sukarelawan

 

Puan Shamsiah binti Abu Bakar pula telah berkongsikan maklumat tentang sukarelawan dan pengalaman penglibatan beliau dalam IFLA WLIC 2017 di Poland. Pada masa yang sama, beliau turut mempromosi keahlian PPM. Menurut beliau, penglibatan dalam PPM akan memberi sumbangan positif terhadap bidang kepustakawanan selain membantu ahli PPM mendapat pengalaman yang berharga melalui program yang dianjurkan.

Penceramah juga telah menjawab beberapa soalan dan menerima komen yang membina hasil daripada perkongsian yang menarik dan berfaedah. Program diakhiri dengan penyampaian cenderahati kepada para pembentang oleh Puan Zatul Hasanah Radzhuan, Ketua Pustakawan SIR. Ini dikuti dengan sesi bergambar bersama peserta dan library tour di sekitar SIR yang dikendali oleh Pn. Zatul Hasanah dengan bantuan beberapa orang kakitangannya.

Peserta Program Kesedaran IFLA WLIC 2018 untuk Perpustakaan Khusus,
di Serambi Ilmu Rakyat (SIR), 12 Februari 2018

CALL FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS : ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR MALAYSIAN LIBRARIANS TO PARTICIPATE IN IFLA WLIC 2018 KUALA LUMPUR

by Rashidah Begum Fazal Mohamed

For those of us who were present in WLIC in Wroclaw who can forget the pride we felt when the poster presentation The Buggy Ride @ Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda Library. Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia won the Best IFLA Poster 2017 award? 

A very unique feature of their poster presentation was that they had a  30 cm replica of the buggy as part of the display.  The poster was one of the more than 180 poster presentations from all over the globe that were displayed at the conference venue. 

Now there is another chance for Malaysian librarians attending IFLA WLIC 2018 to present information in a summary form and that allows them to interact and engage with IFLA participants who visit these presentations.

Do you have interesting and inspiring innovations, research findings, or projects that are ongoing or near completion that are relevant to the the library and information profession and that you can represent in a printed poster (minimum size 841mm wide x 1189mm high and maximum size 900mm wide and 1900mm high) in a visually engaging way using photographs, graphics and text?

If the answer is yes, please submit an  abstract  of your proposal for approval by IFLA’s Professional Committee using the online application form . The deadline for proposals is 01 February 2018.

The poster must have a relationship to the theme of IFLA WLIC 2018 “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies.”

Please note that if your poster presentation is selected you will  have to be at your assigned poster board on Monday 27 August 2018 and Tuesday 28 August 2018 in order to explain your poster, answer questions, have a discussion, and also to hand out any leaflets, or other information materials you have available for viewers of your poster.

More information is available from https://2018.ifla.org/call-for-posters

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What Makes an IFLA WLIC Memorable: The Wrocław Experience

By Rashidah Begum Fazal Mohamed

(a courtesy from IFLA WLIC Newsletter)

For a long time all I knew about Poland were some of the brilliant people it had produced who had influenced the world far beyond the boundaries of their country – Marie Curie discovered radium and other key elements; Frédéric Chopin, composer and pianist; Nicolaus Copernicus, astronomer and mathematician; and Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel Prize-winning novelist. I had never heard of Wroclaw until it was selected to host IFLA WLIC 2017 and my decision to attend it gave me the most number of memorable experiences compared to the dozen or so IFLA WLICs I have attended in the past.

First memorable experience: The keynote lecture titled “Where were you going, Poland (before you were so rudely interrupted)?” was mesmerising. Professor Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski told the story of the long and rich history and culture of Poland. Starting with the 16th century he recounted Poland’s turbulent history that caused much suffering – political upheavals, wartime destruction and natural disasters. But each time there was recovery. Poland was described “as a nation undaunted by adversity”. The impact of the elements of continuity and change in Polish history and culture can be seen today in Poland. It has finally found stability and a chance for development. The story of Poland as presented by Professor Butterwick-Pawlikowski was a very inspiring story and added a valuable dimension to our understanding of the places we saw in Wroclaw and its people we interacted with during the WLIC.

Second memorable experience: The venue of the Congress was Centennial Hall, recognised as one of the greatest architectural achievements of the 20th century. In 2006 the Hall became a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Hall, which can accommodate up to 10,000 people was the venue of most of the IFLA WLIC programmes including the exhibition and poster displays. It was mainly one level and also very close to other buildings that were the registration and meeting venues. All were connected by broad walkways and surrounded by gardens and eating places. The vast amount of greenery in the area was very unusual for a conference venue, and it was a joy.

Third memorable experience: A visit to the penitentiary library (detention centre) in Wroclaw. It was organised by the IFLA Section for Library Services to People with Special Needs and was outside of the other library visits organised by the WLIC National Committee. The visit ended with a performance of prison theatre “Jubilio” by four prisoners. As a gift, I presented the library with a copy of Lat’s Kampong Boy.

Fourth memorable experience: A chance for Malaysia to be on centre stage. We shared a booth with IFLA and the Malaysians were kept busy interacting and engaging with the hundreds of visitors who came to our booth. Malaysia was literally on stage – twice – at the closing session. First was to receive the Best IFLA Poster 2017 award for The Buggy Ride @Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda Library, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia by Sabariah Sayuti, Mastura Muhamad and Noor Jasmin Jumhar. This was a tremendous achievement as the competition was very great. There were 188 posters from libraries throughout the world including those in USA, Europe and Asia. The second time was when the Malaysian representative from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture went on stage to deliver a welcoming address to all to attend IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. The whole 50-strong Malaysian contingent joined him on stage at the end of his presentation.

The Malaysian Contingent at the Closing Session IFLA WLIC 2017
Photograph: Courtesy of Rashidah Begum Fazal Mohamed

 

Fifth memorable experience: There was a sense of urgency about ensuring that the impact of librarians and libraries is more visible to the world. This was talked about in many of the sessions. More and more libraries, especially public libraries, are making sure that they are part of national legislation and local laws and regulations. This was also reflected in IFLA’s activities such as those on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the launching of the IFLA global vision initiative.

Last memorable experience: the ease with which we could move around the conference venues and the hotel and all the other cultural attractions in Wroclaw. We were given free rides on the train and trams but most of us did a lot of walking as every part of Wroclaw was connected seamlessly and everything was close to each other.

All in all, a wonderful week of professional camaraderie amidst a calm but modern city with a beautiful heritage.

Horeyyy Malaysia Tuan Rumah IFLA WLIC 2018

Oleh: Kumpulan Editor, Berita PPM

Seperti kebanyakan negara di dunia, Malaysia tidak terkecuali mempunyai impian dan harapan untuk menganjurkan IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC). Malaysia telah membuat dua kali bidaan namun tidak dipilih. Akan tetapi ini bukan bermakna Malaysia berputus asa. Tahun 2016 merupakan tahun menggembirakan buat Malaysia apabila Donna Scheeder, Presiden IFLA mengumumkan Malaysia akan menjadi Tuan Rumah IFLA WLIC Kali Ke-84 pada tahun 2018. Pengumuman tersebut telah dibuat semasa sesi penutupan IFLA WLIC 2016 yang diadakan di Columbus, Ohio, Amerika Syarikat. Hajah Nafisah Ahmad, Presiden PPM telah menerima watikah penerimaan penganjuran IFLA WLIC 2018.

 

Berikut adalah perkongsian dari rakan-rakan pustakawan yang hadir di IFLA WLIC 2016 yang menyaksikan peristiwa bersejarah itu.

 

Maimunah Kadir: We were informed by IFLA they wanted to skype on 2nd Aug at PNM at 16.00 hrs. Bila kami diberi tahu kita menang bid untuk IFLA WLIC 2018 kami tergamam seketika mungkin kerana terkejut. Saya dan Hajah Nafisah mengalirkan air mata tanpa kami sedar kerana kegembiraan diatas berita baik tersebut dan setelah kami melalui proses pembidaan ini untuk kali ketiga. 2 (dua) kali Malaysia tewas dan Alhamdulillah kita menang pada cubaan kali ketiga. Ini sudah pasti sokogan padu yang ditunjukkan oleh semua ahli PPM. PNM pula banyak menyumbang dari segi mendapatkan dana yang diperlukan. Terima kasih juga kepada MyCEB dan KLCC yang menyokong dalam proses pembidaan.

Chin Loy Jyoon, Pengarah Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia Merangkap Timbalan Presiden II: It was  a dream come true for Malaysia when we were announced as the host for the IFLA WLIC 2018  during the Closing Ceremony of IFLA WLIC 2016  in Columbus, Ohio , USA.  We were all so excited and proud that Malaysia has finally won the bid to host IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur at our third attempt.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of this bid. With the cooperation and support  of all the libraries and librarians  in Malaysia, I am confident that Malaysia will host the best ever IFLA WLIC in 2018.

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Dzulkarnain Abd Karim, Ketua Pustakawan Universiti Pertahanan Malaysia: Masih kedengaran di telinga ini saat-saat ketika President IFLA, Donna Scheeder  mengatakan  “At this point I am pleased to announce the location of WLIC  2018 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia”. Perasaan ketika itu berbangga kerana Malaysia terpilih sebagai tuan rumah WLIC 2018. Sekaligus pada 2018 para ilmuan dalam bidang kepustakawanan dan maklumat akan berkumpul di Kuala Lumpur untuk pembentangan dan mesyuarat bagi meneroka ilmu-ilmu kepustakawan dan maklumat yang baharu.

Saya sebagai wakil Ketua Pustakawan Akademik Universiti Awam amat berbangga kerana dapat bersama menyaksikan detik bersejarah secara tersebut. Cik Hajah Nafisah Ahmad, Presiden Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) telah menerima mandat selaku Tuan Rumah WLIC 2018.

Terima kasih kepada Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia kerana berjaya membawa Malaysia sebagai Tuan Rumah WLIC 2018.

 

Edison Riket, Pustakawan Pustaka Negeri Sarawak:Third Times The Charm!!! Overjoyed, proud and honoured that Malaysia FINALLY will be hosting the 84th World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur”

 

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