Independence Day, UNAIR Librarian Awarded Best Achievement Award
Novita (front, second from the right) ranked second in the librarian competition held by the National Library of Indonesia, Saturday (8/17) in Jakarta. (Personal Doc.)

Independence Day, UNAIR Librarian Awarded Best Achievement Award

UNAIR NEWS – Commemorating the 74th Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia, the Indonesian National Library selected outstanding librarians across Indonesia. This competition was attended by 29 participants representing each province in Indonesia.

In the competition, a librarian of Universitas Airlangga, Novita Dwi Anawati, S.Sos., M.Sc, won the second place. The awarding session was held in Hotel Aryaduta Jakarta, at the Independence Day, August 17, 2019

There were several indicators for the competition, such as cognitive abilities that measure knowledge about libraries and librarianship; interview test that measures insights and views about the role of libraries and librarians. The committee also tested the librarians’ insights on professionalism.

There is also a presentation test that tests librarians about the excellent programs they created and implemented to support national development, and one of the goals is the welfare of the community.

In addition to the three tests, according to Novita, during the quarantine period, the outstanding librarians were also assessed for their behaviors, disciplines, and ethics in daily life and relationships.

“Thank God for the gift and blessings from Allah, because many representatives from other provinces have excellent programs that are applicable in the community,” said Novita.

In the competition, the participants involved were outstanding librarians from 29 provinces in Indonesia. They work in various institutions from district libraries, provincial libraries, school libraries, higher education libraries, ministry libraries, and state institution libraries.

In the competition, the participants involved were outstanding librarians from 29 provinces in Indonesia. They work in various institutions from district libraries, provincial libraries, school libraries, higher education libraries, ministry libraries, and state institution libraries.

The jury chose six winners in the competition. First place was won by a librarian from DI Yogyakarta, 3rd place was a librarian from West Java, fourth place was a librarian from Bali, fifth place was a librarian from South Sulawesi, and sixth place was a librarian from Central Java.

“I hope in the future every librarian can become an outlier. So they have the uniqueness and excellence that make librarians more valuable in the community,” Novita explained.

She said that when librarians are valuable, the librarian profession will also receive positive appreciation from the community. The views or opinions given by the community towards the librarian profession are very dependent on the quality of librarians themselves.

Author: Binti Q. Masruroh

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