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Jubli Perak 1986-2011 Silver Jubilee

Wishing our Members A Happy & Prosperous New Year 2012 and to our Chinese members Gong Xi Fai Cai Year of the Dragon REGIONAL LIBRARY. ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS CONFERENCE

A group photo with BLA President Nellie DPH Sunny with Speakers, Participants and Committee Members at the end of the Regional LAM Conference.

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YAYASAN SULTAN HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH SPONSORSHIP Ms Nellie, BLA President received a cheque on 16 Nov 2012 from DP Hj Ali Hashim, on behalf of YSSHB as YSHHB’S sponsorship for the Regional LAM Conference organized by the Brunei Darussalam Library Association. BLA records its deepest appreciation to YSSHB for its continuous support and generous contribution.

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A group photo of the President with Task Force members and distinguished conference speakers of the Regional Conference on Libraries, Archives and Museums to mark BLA’s Silver Jubilee held at the ICC, Brunei Darussalam from Pe30 Nov to 2 Dec 2011.

BOOK LAUNCHING Six titles were launched at the Gala Nite by Tuan Hj Rozan Dato Paduka Hj Yunos, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Fail Kuasa Pengarag. Compilers Aw Hj Abdul Ghani Mohamad, Pg Saakdiah Pg Hj Omar,Aw Hj Abd Talip Hj Tassim,Dy Asmi Ladiman Pergerakan Pengakap Di Negara Brunei Darussalam by Pg Saakdiah PH Omar Directory of Brunei Professional Librarians 2011/2012 by Nellie Dato Paduka Hj Sunny Index of Women Writers by Nellie Dato Paduka Hj Sunny Index of Library Papers and Presentations by Nellie Dato Paduka Hj Sunny Index of women achievers by Nellie Dato Paduka Hj Sunny

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BOOK FAIR TALKS Two talks were held on Fri 2 December 2011 at the conference venue.

Talk on Building Your Family Archives Dyg Masniah Awg Damit of the Brunei Nationa lArchives showed a group of about 20 children aged 8-10 years how to start a Family Archives..The aim was to instill in them the fun way of collecting familymemorablia which can be accumulated and later sorted out and chronicled into a scrap book outlining all the main family events within the family from births, birthdays, special famlly events, first achievements .

Talk on Hand Crafted books and Folders Dyg Rozi Dato Paduka Hj Yunos is a talented and creative person and this can be seen from the products of her hand crafted books and folders she has made to fulfill orders for engagements , weddings, birthdays,and special gifts for loved ones. She used a variety of materials and accessories for her works which added value and colour to the finished products. She also runs workshops for interested groups.

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CONGRATULATIONS BLA wishes to congratulate Dyg Kalthom Hj Anuar of UBD Library who has been promoted to Asst Librarian Grade I at the Brunei Polytechnic and Dyg Nooralizah Mohamed of Class 64 Library who has been appointed as Asst Librarian Grade I at SOASC.


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IN MEMORY Al-Fatihah

Gambar adalah penghargaa terakhir yang Ayahanda perolehi hasil ketekunan beliau dalam kerjayanya. You are my hero Dad, I wish I said it to u earlier. Tribute by Izzie Hj Ghani. It is with great sadness that we learnt of the untimely demise of Awg Hj Abdul Ghani Mohamad BLA Anugerah Pustakawan Berbakti Awardee and his wife who lost their lives on 20 Dec 2011 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. I have known Awg Hj Abdul Ghani since 1956 when we were class mates in Sekolah Melayu Mohamad Alam Seria. We met again briefly when we studied in Sekolah Melayu Jamalul Alam as our parents moved to Bandar Brunei (now BSB) in 1957. In 1966 I met Awg Hj Abdul Ghani again as he was working in the then Education Department, Jalan James Pearce as I was finalising my government scholarship applications to study in the UK. Our paths crossed yet again when we ended working together as librarians In the library of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei in Bandar Seri Begawan when I reported for duty in early 1974 and we have been long time friends ever since, even after retirement. He was also an active member of the Brunei Darussalam Library Association since its establishment in 1986 and had served on the Board as its Treasurer for many years. Many will remember the late Awg Hj Abdul Ghani fondly known as ‘Cikgu’ who was a long time colleague and loyal friend to many of us especially those who have known and worked with him at the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Library in Bandar Seri Begawan. He was a dedicated librarian, a hard working, a helpful and generous person. He was a champion in Cataloguing and many would seek his help and advice and he would be forever willing to help and give his time. At all times he showed his professionalism in his work. He should be an inspiration to other young librarians as he was an exemplary role model librarian who worked his way up rank-in-file to become an outstanding librarian. For his continuous contribution to the profession, BLA awarded him the Anugerah Pustakawan Berbakti. His passing will be missed by the library and the information community. A Tribute by Nellie Dato Paduka Haji Sunny. Terlebih dahulu marilah kita menghadiahkan Surah Al-Fatihah kepada Allahyarham Hj Abd Ghani bin Mohamad.Secebis kenangan bersama Awang Hj Abd Ghani bin Mohamad Saya mengenali Hj Abd Ghani bin Mohamad pada tahun 1970 apabila saya mula berkhidmat sebagai Pembantu Perpustakaan di Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei. Ketika itu beliau menjawat jawatan sebagai Pegawai Perpustakaan. Hj Abd Ghani merupakan seorang pegawai yang rajin dan dedikasi dalam tugasnya. Beliau mahir dalam bidang pengkatalogan. Beliau amat mudah untuk diajak berbincang dalam apa jua masalah kerja. Saya lebih bayak mendapat ilmu pengetahuan dalam bidang perpustakaan amnya dan bidang pengkatalogan khususnya. Saya masih ingat suatu Ketika dulu, apabila jawatan Ketua Perpustakaan Go to page 8

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From page 7 kosong saya bertanya kepada beliau adakah beliau memohon jawatan berkenaan, kalau beliau memohon saya tidak akan memohonnya untuk memberi laluan kepada beliau tetapi beliau dengan tegas mengatakan tidak akan memohon dan mencadangkan saya untuk memohonnya, barulah saya memohon jawatan Ketua Perpustakan di Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei. Sejak itu beliau bertugas di bawah arahan saya, nanum demikian walaupun beliau bertugas di bawah arahan saya sebagai ketua, saya tetap menghormati beliau kerana beliau lebih tua daripada saya danmempunyai banyak pengalaman. Ketika saya sebagai ketua Perpustakaan saya melantik beliausebagai Ketua Bahagian Rujukan dan Maklumat, kerana saya berpendapat bahawa bahagian tersebutmasih belum begitu bergerak, dan menepati fungsinya, setelah beliau Pemegang Ketua Rujukanbarulah bahagian tersebut menampakkan fungsi sebenar sebagai rujukan.Saya amat berterima kasih kepada beliau. Ketika ada jawatan kosong sebagai Penolong Kanan Ketua Perpustakaan diiklankan, maka saya punmencadangkan supaya beliau memohonnya dan saya tidak ragu-ragu untuk menyokong beliau sebagai Penolong Kanan Ketua Perpustakaan berdasarkan kepada kebolehan dan pengalaman yang ada padanya. Saya sesungguhnya amat senang bekerja dengan beliau. Oleh Awang Hj Abu Bakar Hj Zainal Diucapkan sekalong takziah kepada keluarga Allahyarham Hj Abd Ghani bin Muhammad & Isteri yang telah kembali ke rahmatullah dalam kemalangan di KK. Tidak disangka yang pertemuan kami dengan beliau pada Persidangan LAM dan malam gala nite pada 2 Dis yang lalu adalah yang terakhir buat kami. Penghargaan Anugerah Pustakawan Berbakti yang diberikan pada beliau pada malam itu adalah sungguh2 bermakna pada beliau dan saya secara peribadi sangat berbangga sekali dengan kejayaan yang telah dikecapi. Al- Fatihah....A Tribute by Hjh Pusparaini Hj Thani

HAPPENINGS 19-23 Dec 2011 19 -31 Dec 2011 20 Dec 2011 20 Dec 2011

21 Dec 2011 25 Dec 2011 1-2 Jan 2012 23 Jan 2012

Royal Brunei Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy begin exercise Hornbill 21/2011 Brunei Salebration 42nd anniversary of Pusat Belia Brunei welcomes the committee members of the 6th Royal Trophy 2012. Brunei will host the tournament on 14-16 Dec 2012.The Royal Trophy is a major sporting event that pits the best 8 professional golfers in Asia against 8 from Europe. Royal Brunei Police Force introduces ‘Go Live Advanced Records Management System’ (ARMS) a centralized system to lessen the chances of duplication of data and information received on cases and investigations. Christmas public holiday New Year Public Holidays Chinese New Year


All materials are copyrighted and any form of reproduction is not permitted without the permission of the publisher. WADAH PERPUSTAKAAN is published by © Brunei Darussalam Library Association, c/o Class 64 Library, SOASC, Jalan Tengah (Gate 7), Bandar Seri Begawan BS8411. Editor: Nellie Dato Paduka Haji Sunny. Photo credits. Nellie, Hj Abd Hapidz, Saini, Nurul Fajrina., Nur Rahidah Layout: Nooralizah Mohamad and Nurul Fajrina Kamaluddin

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