M’sian librarians seek cooperation with Brunei
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Law Librarians Group of Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (Librarians Association of Malaysia) have expressed interest to organise attachment training programmes for librarians with their Brunei counterparts.
This was said by its head of delegation, Anna Kustyana Mukandar, who is also the head of Law Library at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
“We hope to see a closer cooperation between librarians from Brunei and Malaysia,” said Anna Kustyana during a recent visit to Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) library.
“We welcome attachment training programmes for librarians from Brunei. InsyaAllah, we want to provide opportunity for our friends in Brunei to carry out attachment training programmes in UKM and other libraries (in Malaysia),” she added.
Seventeen law librarians from Malaysia are on a three-day smart visit to the sultanate to get a closer look at managing library collections in Brunei, including a collection of law materials.
Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia has more than 60 years of establishment with various achievements.
They are here in the sultanate as guests of the Brunei Darussalam Library Association (BLA).
The Malaysian librarians also visited the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) library, Judicial Library, AGC Law Library and Brunei Islamic Library at the State Mufti’s Office.
In addition, they also visited cultural and heritage sites in Brunei such as Kampong Ayer and Muzium Teknologi Melayu (Malay Technology Museum) in Kota Batu. They departed Brunei yesterday.
BLA has arranged a series of visits to various libraries in Brunei, hoping this can further enhance cooperation between libraries in both countries.
Amal Syukriyyah Hj Abd Kahar, BLA council member, expressed hopes that the visit will further enhance cooperation between BLA and other library associations from foreign countries.
“I hope to see more library associations from other countries to visit Brunei,” said Amal Syukriyyah.
She said BLA also recently paid a visit to the Thai Library Association in Thailand to strengthen the friendship and share best practices.
The Brunei Times