Final Stage of National Best Village/Kelurahan Library and SLTA/MA Library Competition is Started
Tugu Tani, Jakarta - National Library of Indonesia held final stage of National Best Village/Kelurahan Public Library and Senior High School (SLTA)/ Madrasa Aliyah (MA) Library Competition in 2019. This annual competition was held to measure the performance of SLTA/MA libraries and public libraries in villages and kelurahan.
At the final stage, as many as 18 village/kelurahan libraries representing each province would compete to be the best of three clusters namely Cluster A, B, and C. Head of Library Development and Reading Interest Research Centre Deni Kurniadi as chairman of the committee stated that each village/kelurahan library representative will present their presentation before the jury to become the best three of each cluster. The judges consisted of various elements representing National Library, Ministry of Home Affairs, library experts, and Indonesia Library Development Foundation led by Chairman of Indonesia Librarian Association, T. Syamsul Bahri.
Meanwhile, SLTA/MA library competition was attended by 15 schools representing each province to be chosen as the three best nationwide. This year, school library competition was attended by representatives from 30 schools from each province, in which Maluku, West Sulawesi, North Kalimantan and North Sulawesi did not take part because they did not send any document until the final stage of assessment.
"This is the culmination of a series of events having been carried out starting from selection at regency/municipal level, determining the winner of provincial level, sending documents to national level, selecting documents, to field visits by the judges," explained Deni Kurniadi at the opening of competition final stage at Aryaduta Hotel, Tugu Tani, Jakarta, on Wednesday (14/8/2019).
Deni explained, the competition took place from August 14, 2019 to August 17, 2019. On August 16, 2019, the contestants would attend a state address delivered by President Joko Widodo.