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Jubli Perak 1986-2011 Silver Jubilee FACEBOOK BASIC TRAINING By Dyg Hjh Pusparaini Hj Thani

A group of 15 librarians from various libraries participated in the training organized by BLA in cooperation with on Friday 17 February 2012. The half day training was facilitated by Dyg Nur Azimah Hj Zaili and Dyg Narissa from BAG Networks Sdn Bhd and held at the eZone, Mindef Library and Info Centre. Pn Nellie, BLA President in her Welcome Remarks reminded librarians that they have to embrace social networking and learn how to use it in engaging with their customers. Social networking is a powerful, instantaneous, simple to use tool to advertise about library services and resources and to reach the mass. The training began with an introduction to social networking, what is Facebook, profile, create a page, connecting with your audience, extra features, and netiquette. The participants enjoyed the hands-onsessions and had an interactive session with the facilitator. The participants left with positive remarks and encouraged other librarians to join future trainings. Go to page 3

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BLA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING The meeting was held on Wednesday 7 March 2012

BRUNEI CONSAL SPEAKER Awg Hj Abu Bakar Hj Zainal will be Brunei’s speaker at the upcoming CONSAL XV Conference in Bali from 28 -30 May 2012 in Bali, Indonesia. Abstract In Brunei Darussalam library development and library education development seem to be parallel activities. In the early 2000 Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College began a formal library education program leading to the National Diploma in Information and Library Management. Subjects learnt includes Library Management, Reference Service and Collection Management, Preservation and Conservation was also included in the programme as part of the Collection Management subject. Until now the programme is already in its 9th intake including in-service librarians. From time to time, library school programme has been introduced to all librarians in the country and the Government of Brunei Darussalam through the Department of Technical Education, Ministry of Education has approved the establishment of the Brunei Polytechnic which began operation in January 2012. The Advanced Diploma in Information Science will start in July 2012. MAJLIS SAMBUTAN MAULUD NABI & MAJLIS KESYUKURAN HARI KEBANGSAAN KE-28

The function organized by Persatuan PERBEKAL was held on Friday 24 February 2012 at Dewan Silaturrahim, Pusat Belia commencing 2.30pm. It began with a Welcome Address by Pg Nordin Pg Hj Mahmud, PERBEKAL President, a special talk by Ustaz Awg Fariszal Ali and a Dikir Marhaban presentation by its members. The function also included a thanksgiving in honour of Datin Hjh Fatimah DSS Hj Abg Razali, the recipient of Bakti Hijrah Award 1433.

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Dyg Hjh Pusparaini, Secretary of BLA Training Committee on behalf of BLA and the participants thanked the facilitator and BAG Networks for their cooperation in conducting the training and to Mindef Library and Info Centre for the use of the premises and facilities for the training.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION SCIENCE The Brunei Polytechnic announced the introduction of a new 2 years Advanced Diploma in Information Science for its first intake commencing July 2012 at the Brunei Polytechnic. Applications are open from 20 Feb 2012 and online at and ended on 15 March 2012. All ND in Information & Library Management graduates are encouraged to apply to enter into this programme. BLA is indeed pleased and welcomes this latest development in formal library education in Brunei Darussalam which is a positive pathway for librarians to pursue continuing education and to produce more professional librarians and information professionals and to uplift the profession.

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PUSAT TINGKATAN ENAM TUTONG LIBRARY By Nur Nadzirah Zainul’Ariffin Pusat Tingkatan Enam Tutong (PTET) was established in 2002. At that time PTET did not have its own building and was temporarily housed at Sayyidina Othman Secondary School Tutong for teaching and learning until the school opened on 18 October 2011. The library was opened in December 2011 when three library staff are directed to work in PTET Library. The College now has its own building sited at Kampong Perpindahan Bukit Beruang in Tutong, with 42 teaching staff and 17 general staff. As a junior college library we have a mission to promote the library. PTET library's vision and mission is to provide an innovative and systematic library to support teaching and learning process and also to provide assistance and guidance in library and information services for the school community. Our objective is to nurture students interest in literature, to facilitate the effectiveness of the learning process as well as reading skills and also to encourage reading culture as a part of daily life.

At this time the library does not have sufficient library materials to meet our needs. We strive to obtain the materials by applying for contributions as well as special expenses from the Ministry of Education to develop the library collections. For the time being we are still trying to get the materials needed by our users.

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Besides books and reference materials, the other facilities available at the library are photocopy services, laminating, binding and also online resources available thorough VILIS such as Credo Reference, Oxford Reference Online, Proquest 5000 and others. As to enhance library services, we have created a facebook page and also PTET pages to promote library services and facilities. ( We hope that the library can assist users in learning and materials that are needed.



for learning

Library Staff. Dy. Nur Nadzirah Zainul'Arifin, Library Asst Grade 2 Dy.Lilawati bte Dunin, Library Asst Grade 2 Dy.Mazalina bte Hifni, Library Asst Grade 2

Contact: Pusat Tingkatan Enam Tutong, Kg Perpindahan Bukit Beruang TutongTC3345 Brunei Darussalam. Tel.4247490/491 ext 450 n 459. Fax.Fax:4247480

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HASSANAL BOLKIAH TROPHY The 4th Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy for ASEAN Youth Football Championships organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) in collaboration with the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) was officially opened by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaullah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on 25 February 2012.

The Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy for ASEAN Youth Football Championship was first launched in 2002. It was opened to under 21 years old football players from ASEAN member states.

The championship was initiated by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam in 2007 calling for a football tournament among the ASEAN member states. An extract of His Majesty's Titah when he visited the Institute of Diplomatic And Foreign Relations, Kuala Lumpur on August 27, 1997, stated that:

"Having our best and brightest students, our future leaders, immersed in another ASEAN country will deepen their understanding and allow them to form valuable networks."

"Secondly, I observe that sports can reach out to people in all walks of life. Of all spectator sports, soccer has the greatest following in Southeast Asia."

"Having an ASEAN or Southeast Asian soccer league will deepen the awareness of ordinary people of ASEAN countries."

"Let all the best teams of our region compete in the league. If Europe can have a European League, Latin-America a Latin-American League and Africa its African League, why is there not a Southeast Asia League?"

Dates and past champions: 1st 16 -26 Aug 2002

10 member states. Indonesia beat Thailand

2nd 13-25 March 2005

Cambodia did not take part. Thailand beat Myanmar


Indonesia and Laos did not take part. Thailand beat Myanmar


9 members states and Timor Leste. Brunei beat Indonesia

3 3-12 March 2007 4 24 Feb-9March2012

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2012 The International Women’s Day with the theme ‘Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures’ and seminar was celebrated on 8 March 2012 and was declared open by YM Datin Hjh Adina Othman, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. It was held at the Chancellor Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. One of the highlights was to introduce the work of the ASEAN Commission on Women and Children

Puan Nellie with DBP Librarians

28TH BRUNEI DARUSSALAM NATIONAL DAY Puan Nellie joined Women’s Business Council members in the march past on 23 Feb 2012 at Taman Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien, Bandar Seri Begawan.

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2 Feb 2012

Launch of the Centre of Islamic Finance

17 Feb 2012

HRH the Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah 38th birthday

20 Feb 2012

Registration open for 1st intake Advanced Diploma in Information Science at Brunei Polytechnic

23 Feb 2012

28th Brunei National Day ‘Brunei Negaraku’

25 Feb-9 Mar 2012

4th Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy Championships

27 Feb-5 Mar 2012

Brunei Book Festival to mark 28th Brunei National Day

27 Feb 2012

Inaugural MASwing flight from Bandar Seri Begawan at 1510 hrs to Kuching

29 Feb 2012

Launch of Ministry of Development Green Roadmap’ Green Building Initiative’

29 Feb 2012

MIB Convention

29 Feb-2 Mar 2012

Oil and Gas Services Sector Job Roadshow

1 Mar 2012

Full appointment system in operation at Berakas A Health Centre

1 Mar 2012

8th Session Legislative Council

2 Mar 2012

Opening of Roomz Hotel, Seria

2 -4 Mar 2012

2nd Brunei Bike Week

4 Mar 2012

National Day Run

8 Mar 2012

International Women’s Day ‘connection girls: inspiring futures’

9 -12 Mar 2012

10th ISB Borneo Green Initiative Conference ‘7 billion people: one planet’

18 Mar 2012

SEF Runners Charity Run 2012

CONSAL XV 2012 CONFERENCE 28-31 May 2012, Bali CONSAL XV 2015 CONFERENCE Thailand 2015

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, Nur Nadzirah, Layout: Nooralizah Mohamad and Nurul Fajrina Kamaluddin

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