Salemba, Jakarta - National Library of the Republic of Indonesia must be able to be the source of information for the entire community. Librarians as professional workers in libraries have an important role in making this happen. Librarians must be able to process, analyse, and disseminate information in the library to the public.
The parameter of this is the community served by library. This was conveyed by Director of National Library Muhammad Syarif Bando when inaugurating seven librarian functional officials at National Library.
"Because information is needed by anyone. If National Library continues to dwell on library materials processing, it is 18th century. As for managing knowledge, it is 19th century. If National Library can transfer knowledge, this is the present time," explained Syarif Bando after inaugurating librarian functional officials at National Library Auditorium, Jl. Salemba Raya No. 28A, Jakarta Pusat, on Monday (10/2/2020).
Syarif Bando emphasised that knowledge transfer is the essence of education. Therefore, all elements at National Library must be able to disseminate information to educate the nation's children. "Today, everyone be it, Deputy 1, Deputy 2, must disseminate the information. So, from now on, echelons 1 and 2 must create international standard documents. Because we are part of international standard arena," he explained.
National Library is also expected to be the source of information for everyone, including citizens of the world. Thus, when looking for comprehensive information about Indonesia, people can visit library.