Seminar on Library Transformation, Innovation and Creativity
A one-day seminar on library transformation, innovation and creativity was held by the Committees of Special Libraries from the Librarians Association of Malaysia in collaboration with the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) on 8 July 2013 at IDFR Auditorium.
The aim of this seminar was to provide knowledge sharing and experiences on the importance of creativity and innovation at the library as well as ideas to improve the library delivery system.
The seminar was officiated by YBhg. Dato ' Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, Director General of IDFR, in which he highlighted that librarians need to be more creative and innovative in planning programs to strengthen the library delivery system. Also present was the Chairman of the Librarians Association of Malaysia, Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Sharif Mohd Saad.
Four papers were presented by distinguished speakers who brilliantly had experiences in transforming their library as follows:
- Transformation, innovation and creativity at the Petroleum Resource Centre by Mr. Azhar M. Noor, Chief Librarian of PETRONAS
- Transformation, innovation and creativity at Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Library by Ms Mazmin M. Akhir, Chief Librarian of University Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
- Transformation, innovation and creativity at Penang Public Library by Ms Shukriah Hj. Yon, Director of Penang Public Library
- Transformation, innovation and creativity at Open University Malaysia (OUM) Library by Mr. Shahril Effendi Ibrahim, Senior Librarian of OUM
This seminar was attended by 83 librarians and library staff from the whole of Malaysia.
Reported by: Mrs Kamariah Jaafar
Library Section, Corporate and Management Services Division