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19 Nov 2019

Director of National Library: Library Able to Hoist Quality of Human Resources

Senayan, Jakarta - Talking about library is not only in the form of dusty rows of books, but the existence of library must be able to reach public through various activities to improve the quality of human resources aimed at improving welfare. This was conveyed by the Director of National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando when opening the National Stakeholder Meeting event, Transformation Program for Social Inclusion Based Library, at Kartika Chandra Hotel, Tuesday (11/19).

"Based on Law Number 23 of 2014 concerning local governments mandating the establishment of libraries, and Government Regulation Number 18 of 2016 which contains libraries required to be formed in Provinces and Regencies/Cities, this can be used as a new legal foundation so it is important to formulate a library activities formula that can change people's lives," he explained.

Furthermore, Syarif Bando said, according to the direction of Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, to realize Superior Human Resources Advanced Indonesia, library can take that role, one of which is in improving the quality of human resources. "For example, by cooperating with stakeholders, or providing skill trainings for unemployment so that their welfare increases. This is called knowledge transfer. This role can help government in reducing the number of unemployment," he continued.

Director of National Library explained, the National Stakeholder Meeting was held aimed at creating a common perception with stakeholders, including Regional Government and Bappeda that library could improve the quality of human resources to increase welfare.

"We are collaborating with Bappeda, which has the authority to calculate the budget. We have also done an MoU with Ministry of Villages so that the allocation of village funds can be used to improve the quality of human resources so that it is hoped that library can take part in reducing poverty level," he explained.

National Stakeholder Meeting for Social Inclusion-Based Library Transformation Program meeting activity, literacy for welfare involves representatives from 21 provinces, 60 districts/cities, and 300 villages in Indonesia.

Reporter: Wara Merdekawati

Photographer: Ahmad Kemal Nasution

 



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