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ISSN 1609-4271



Singapore hosted the International Federation of Library Associations WLIC� 79 General Conference And Assembly, "Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities", the leading professional event for the International and information Congress comprised of professional presentations, poster sessions and Trade Exhibition. It was hosted by IFLA and the National Library Board Singapore and the Library Association of Singapore and was held from 17-23 August at the SUNTEC Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Conference Centre.

The conference opened with a dazzaling dragon dance, followed by an Indian-Chinese-Malay dance drum routine by youths. This was followed by speeches from Mdm Ingrid Parent, IFLA President, Mr Yaacob Ibrahim Minister of Communications and Information Singapore; Keynote by Mdm Amb Chan Heng Chee. After speeches the children from the NLB reading programme entertained the audience. This year there were 3,500 registered delegates from 120 countries. Brunei Darussalam was represented by a 20 member delegation of librarians. Go to page 6

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The Committee met on 2 Sept 2013 to discuss plans and action for study visit to Kuala Lumpur and forthcoming seminars.


The event was held on Friday 5 July 2013 at the Pusat Dakwah Islamiah and attended by the President, Executive Board members and members.

Al-FATIHAH Our deepest condolences to the family of the late Dyg Hjh Anis Farhana Hj Awang Damit, Head of Multi Media, Universiti Brunei Darussalam Library for their loss on 31 Aug 2013.

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For the first time in IFLA WLIC history, a caucus on the ASEAN region was launched with the theme “Community across Borders” hosted conversations on regional initiatives to encourage greater use and awareness of the regions rich content and also foster higher levels of regional unity. It was held on Saturday 17 Aug 2013, at 4pm and was attended by CONSAL Executive Board Members and other guests and ASEAN librarians. Mr Andy Neale, Head of Digital NZ at the National Library of New Zealand made a presentation. It was followed by a reception where foreign delegates were able to gain new insights into the region’s library developments and network with ASEAN librarians.

MEETING NEW AND OLD FRIENDS AT IFLA There was time to connect and reconnect with new and old friends

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LAS AWARDS NIGHT AND BOOK LAUNCH The ceremony graced by Tony Tan,

Singapore President was held on Sunday 18 Aug 2013 at the Grand Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel. Our heartiest congratulations to Mr Ramachandran, Executive Director, National Book Development Council Singapore, former CONSAL SecGen, former Director NLB Singapore and a good and longtime friend of many Bruneian librarians on being awarded the Lifetime Contribution Award.

A special publication of 99 stories from librarians ‘ In 99 Words”: Stories That Librarians Tell” was Launched. It was attended by IFLA Governing Board, President and President elect and key librarians.

INAUGURATION OF IFLA PRESIDENT An inaugural reception was held by the Finnish Library Association to honour Ms Sinikka Sipita the incoming IFLA President. It was held on the evening of 21 Aug 2013 at the Empress Ballroom, Carlton Hotel. It was generously sponsored by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and the Embassy of Finland in Singapore.

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Dr Elisha Chiwaree IATUL Secretary /Director of Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town met up with Pn Nellie, BLA President, Hjh Pusparaini and Hjh Rosnani on 20 August 2013 at Suntec Singapore to discuss possible future collaboration between IATUL and BLA.

DISCUSSION WITH IFLA Pn Nellie, BLA President met up with Ms Fiona Bradley, IFLA Manager, Member services and Development, to seek advice from IFLA on building a more dynamic library association.

IFLA SEMINARS The BLA President attended a few sessions during IFLA, and two of them were on Internationalizing your career in the session Taking charge of your career: continuing professional development and workplace learning. It was led by Susan Schnuer, Mortenson Centre for International Library Programs, University of Illinois. Go to page 6.

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From page 5 . The other seminar was on How to Prepare your papers for publication: strategies for getting your interesting results and important best practices published led by Prof Dr Sabdra Hirsh of San Jose Sate University. Topics covered were What is research?, how to develop a good research question, choose the right research approach. On Getting published, covered publication goals, match content with the right journal, manuscript development, manuscript submission.

TRADE EXHIBITION The exhibition by library vendors, library schools, product demo and poster sessions was opened at 4pm on Sunday 18 Aug 2013 at level 4 room 401-403.

From page 1 It is envisaged that by 2020 almost all inhabitants of the Earth will have the unlimited access to unfiltered information through personal mobile gadgets. And today the task of librarians are the maintenance of correct search in huge amounts of information, formation of information culture and literacy, assistance to socially vulnerable people and persons with a low level of information literacy.

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BLA and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei Library put up 5 colourful banners in the Library Boulevard. It showcased the role and activities of the Brunei Darussalam Library Association and the recent library developments in Brunei Darussalam, so foreign delegates can understand library development in this region

NEW EXTENSION AT UBD LIBRARY The new library extension is now completed and houses the Business Collection. It is ultra modern, is spacious and has a splendid ambiance for study

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HAPPENINGS 15 July 2013 18 July 2013 23 July 2013 23 July 2013 23 July 2013 23 July 2013 23 July 2013 25 July 2013 26 July 2013 29 July 2013 1 Aug 2013 1 Aug 2013 3 Aug 2013 9-13 Aug 2013 19-22 Aug 2013 Sept/Oct 2013 6-8 Sept 2013 10-12 Sept 2013 23 Sept 2013 26-30 Oct 2013

BIBD online banking award at the Asia Business and Finance Award 2013 5,300 students took part in 67 times khatam al-Quran held simultaneously nationwide YSHHB Khatam Al-Quran Istana Nurul Iman Khatam Al-Quran 7th intake of KUPU-SB (5, PhD, 32 postgraduates, 11 1st degree, 101 Diploma) ITB 773 new intakes Business School 215 new intakes Prize presentation at national Nurul Al-Quran ceremony 1st Friday Mass prayers at Masjid Jefri Bolkiah Kg Batong 1407 new UBD intakes Trial run RBA offersS iPad mini to ehnace inflight entertainment for business class passengers Workplace safety and health order in force DBP Ramadan 1434 Poetry Declamation Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1434 ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, Brunei Darussalam Royal Brunei Airlines 1st airline in SEA to operate Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner APEC Policy Partnership and women and the economy forum, Bali Brunei Job Fair 2013 Teachers Day ASEAN expo

16th CONSAL Conference,

ASEAN Aspirations: Libraries as Sustainable Advancement. 8-12 June 2015, Bangkok, Thailand WORLD LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CONGRESS 80


IFLA General Assembly And Conference, 16-22 Aug 2014, Lyon, France 81 st IFLA General Assembly And Conference, 13-21 Aug 2015 Cape Town, South Africa

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

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