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WADAH PERPUSTAKAAN

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Bil. 16

Disember 2009

ISSN 1609-4271

MEMBUDAYAKAN masyarakat bermaklumat Wishing our members a Happy New Hijrah 1431

12th BLA

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2009

Some 60 members converged at the Laguna Dua Restaurant on Friday 20 November 2009 at 2.30pm to attend the 12th BLA Annual General Meeting. Nellie Dato Paduka Haji Sunny, BLA President in her speech welcomed all members and chaired the meeting. In her speech the President urged all members to concentrate their attention to three enablers namely Empower, Renew and Synergise in order for them to stay competitive in the global era through Good Practices and Policies and Continuing Education and Life-long Learning. Towards this BLA has formulated the Code of Ethics, increase its publications, involve actively in CONSAL activities, and formed the BLA Standing Committee on Professional Training and Certification specially to handle professional training and continuing education. Come December 2009, BLA will start customised training at SEAMEO VOCTECH. BLA is also finalising the Brunei Darussalam Library Qualifications Framework.

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NEW LIBRARY SERVICES@ PADUKA SERI BEGAWAN SULTAN SCIENCE COLLEGE By Dyg.Suziana Jaluddin On 30 April 2009, the School Management with the cooperation of the library staff acquired 20 pieces of Mobitel Apple Macbook Laptops complete with tray cabinets for the library. The library staff has taken a positive attitude in accepting the IT revolusion challenge as the library, the main reference source, plays a crucial role in supporting the learning and teaching in the school. With this new service library users can access information with wireless application. The Guidelines on the use of Macbook Laptops has been drawn up by the Chief Librarian and endorsed by the Deputy Principal Administration. Among the rules is that users has to produce their identity cards when using the Macbook Laptops. Use is limited to two hours per person. This service is most encouraging and the most popular service in the library. The Guidelines on the use of Macbook Laptops are as follows:

MACBOOK LAPTOP USER’S GUIDELINES All users will be required to sign-up a Laptop Loan Form and ensure they read and adhere to the guidelines and should hold full responsibility for the laptop when in their use. Failure to comply the procedures will lead to the suspension of this privilege. Check-Out Procedures • • • • •

Users MUST leave an identity card (IC) with the Library Staff until the laptop is returned safely. Laptop(s) may only be used within the library premises. User may check out only one laptop at a time Laptop must be returned by the same person who checked it out. Complete and sign a check-out/check-in form for the laptop with a Library Staff each time a laptop is checked out or checked in.

Check-In Procedures • • •

Laptops must be returned to the Library staff at the Library Counter. Laptops must not be left unattended at the Library Counter if a Library staff is not available. Prior to check-in, the user must remain at the Library Counter until the laptop has been checked-in by the library staff to ensure that all items are safely returned in a good working condition.

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ITB DELEGATION’S VISIT TO MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITIES By Dyg Hjh Pusparaini Hj Thani

The visit took place from 13-15 October 2009. Dyg Hjh Pusparaini Head of ITB Library was in the delegation. One of the objectives of this visit was to learn about the physical infrastructure of a university library since ITB will be building its permanent library building soon. At the same time it was also to observe and understand any best practices involved in terms of the physical layout applied in all three libraries. However, the most important factor is for the team of consultants to have a detailed understanding on the physical requirements of a university library building. 1st day - Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Tronoh, Perak (13th October 2009) The journey by car took nearly four hours from Kuala Lumpur. The whole campus is built on an area of 1000 acres site. The library was the first to be visited after being greeted by Assoc Prof Dr Hilmi Mukhtar, Director of Undergraduate Studies and briefed by Dr Shuhaimi Mahadzr, Head of the Chemical Engineering Department. The UTP Library or officially known as the Information Resource Centre (IRC) was established in July 1997 as a Lobby Area support centre for academic activities of the University. Housing an approximately more than 200,000 volumes of items, the collection comprises a wide variety of printed and non-printed materials ranging from books, periodicals, in-house reports, audiovisuals and multimedia. The holding capacity of the IRC is for 500,000 volumes of items.

Library Shelvings

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The IRC building is shared with the Administration that accommodates the upper floor which has a separate access from the IRC. It consists four (4) floor levels as well as two (2) mezzanine floors and a basement. Besides having a huge circulation area at the ground floor, a large lobby area is available on the same floor that can be utilized for exhibitions, events, talks etc. A ninety-nine (99) seating capacity auditorium is also available at the Basement Level. The auditorium is equipped with Live Tele-conferencing facilities and suitable for organizing small seminars or monthly talks. Go to page 4

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From page 3 The main concept for the IRC is to put books or collections at the forefront and not people. The colour concept blends in with the colour of nature. The book shelves are customed made and resembles the look of an oil platform, an indication of the overall theme of the university. Its seating capacity takes up to 1,500 library users. IRC has six (6) Discussion Rooms that are located on most of the floors. The UTP Library is modern, huge and has the ambience as a place of learning. Although the size might not be as achievable but Study Area the allocation and arrangement of spaces are certainly functional and can be set as an example in planning ITB library building. 2nd Day – Visit to the University of Nottingham, Semenyih Campus, Malaysia (14th October 2009) The Library Building

The ITB delegation was greeted by Professor Michael Cloke, Head of the Engineering Department. The library is built on four storeys and has a semi circular shape. The main entrance and the circulation area are fairly small and quite restricted to support a large student population. Each floor provides the main collection and seating areas. Go to page 6. The small library entrance

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12th BLA Annual General Meeting From page 1

The Meeting endorsed amendments to the Constitution and the formulation of Bye-Laws and items under Any Other Business namely the Code of Ethics, customised training, Professional Development Scheme, the formation of a cooperative, publications and Wadah Perpustakaan, CONSAL XV Bali 2012, BLA Silver Jubilee in 2011 and membership drive. The President recorded her appreciation and thank you to members of the BLA Executive Board, the Organising Committee, ND ILM students and members who found time to come and the mass media for making the AGM a success. The meeting ended with high tea and lucky draw.

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From page 4 There are three meeting rooms which accommodate 5 -7 people located on the second floor. On the same floor are provided library facilities such as 2 photocopying machines, printing services and computing services that have 17 PCs with broadband internet access. Hotspots areas for wireless internet access can be found on all floors. Casual seating area - Ground Floor

3rd Day – Visit to the International Islamic University (IIU) 15th October 2009 The delegation was welcomed by Puan Siti Hawa Darus, Senior Librarian and Head of the Engineering collection. The Main Library building in Gombak provides a spacious and conducive study environment spread over four levels. The total library has 25,438 sq metres of space. It has 40 carrel rooms, 15 research rooms, 8 discussion rooms, 4 audio-visual viewing rooms, an auditorium, and a multi-purpose room. It has a seating capacity for 2,077 users. In addition, the Library also has 3 computer lab as well as computer facilities for the library users. The IIU offers more like a conventional looking library mostly due to its age of over 10 years old. However the availability of huge spaces in the library makes it more flexible to accommodate any student increase or in planning additional library services for many years to come. The layout is more structured and divided into distinct functional areas. Another important point discovered is the extra spaces available in case more seating and study areas are needed to accommodate the large numbers of students.

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8TH MEETING OF THE ASEAN COMMITTEE ON WOMEN (ACW) AND 1ST MEETING OF ACW PLUS THREE By Nellie Dato Paduka Haji Sunny

The ACW Meeting ‘Reducing Feminization Of Poverty With A Rights Based Approach’ was hosted by the Community Development Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports from 2-3 November 2009 while the 1st Meeting of the ACW Plus Three was held on 4 November 2009. Both meetings were chaired by Datin Hjh Adina Othman, Director CDD. It was attended by delegates from all ASEAN Member states. The ASEAN Secretariat was also in attendance. ACW first started at the ASEAN Women Leaders Conference in 1975 which led to the formation of the Sub-Committee on Women in 1976. Later in 1981 it became known as the ASEAN Women’s Programme and in 2001 it became a full pledged ASEAN Committee on Women. ACW is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the ASEAN’S key regional priorities and cooperation in women’s issues and concerns. Its work is guided by two operational documents based on the Women’s Advancement and Gender Equality and the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. While in Brunei Darussalam, the President and members of the ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organisations (ACWO) who were in the delegation also held a back to back meeting on 2 November 2009 to discuss among other matters the upcoming 14th ACWO General Assembly ‘Enhancing Women’s Effective Participation Towards A Peaceful, Prosperous And Sustainable ASEAN’ to be held on 19-20 October 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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HAPPENINGS

31 Oct 2009 2-4 Nov 2009

1 Nov 2009 3 Nov 2009 7-12 Nov 2009 8-9 Nov 2009 9-11 Nov 2009 11 Nov 2009 11 Nov 2009

11-12 Nov 2009 12-14 Nov 2009 14-15 Nov 2009 16 Nov 2009 19-30 Nov 2009 19 Nov 2009 23 Nov 2009 28 Nov 2009 8-9 Dec 2009 18 Dec 2009

UBD Convocation, ICC 8th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Women ‘Reducing Feminization of Poverty with A Rights Based Approach’ and 1st Meeting of ACW Plus Three, Brunei Hari Peladang, Petani, Penternak dan Nelayan e-Sikap launched. An online housing application, to speed-up application process 31st Meeting of ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and 9th Meeting AMAF Plus 3, Brunei APEC Senior Officials Meeting, Singapore APEC Business Advisory Committee Meeting, Singapore Signing of MOU on ASEAN Cooperation in Agriculture, forest and products promotion scheme. Signing of joint venture on Deep Sea Net Cages Culture for groupa and cobia between Bruneian and Chinese investors, Brunei 20th Anniversary of APEC and APEC Ministerial Meeting, Singapore APEC CEO Summit, Singapore 17th APEC Leaders’ Meeting, Singapore ASEAN-US Leaders Meeting, Singapore Agriculture Expo and Agri-Food 2009, Brunei ‘Serijunjung’ - Brunei’s luxury biscuit brand launched Malam Sastera Islam, Islamic Dakwah Centre Hari Raya Adil Adha 16th Meeting of the ASEAN Federation of Accountants ‘a time to share, learn and network’, Brunei New Year Hijrah 1431 CONSAL XV, Bali 2012

BLA menjemput ahli-ahli untuk menyertai Persidangan CONSAL ke-15. Maklumat lanjut akan menyusul.

Dapatkan borang dan keterangan lanjut daripada kami di email. pobox.bla@gmail.com 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, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8411. email. pobox.bla@gmail.com. Editor: Nellie Dato Paduka Haji Sunny. Photo Credits: Nellie, Hj Abd Hapidz, Hjh Pusparaini. Layout: Nooralizah Mohamad, Nurul Fajrina Kamaluddin

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