Vice Rector I UMM Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin MSi talking about the importance of literacy strategy.
20 administrators and coordinators of Muhammadiyah Universities and Aisyiyah (FPPTMA) Forum attended the national working meeting (rakernas) at the Central Library of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) on Wednesday (13/9). They are from various PTMA all around Indonesia.
This meeting was organized as a follow-up of the national meeting held some time ago. Related to this activity, Vice Rector I of UMM Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin stated that 10 libraries within PTMA have been successful in obtaining accreditation A. "This meeting is important to formulate the quality development strategy for each library,".
Besides, this meeting was held to address the changing functions of libraries in the digital native era and to provide the best service to the library users. The current phenomenon, many students make paper by copy-paste.
Syamsul said, "Currently, we are faced with what is called the problem of literacy and destructive thinking. That’s why, we cannot manage the library in a mediocre way. The library should have the power of calling, "
Meanwhile, the head of UMM Library Prof. Dr. Dyah Roeswitawati MS in his speech revealed that, this meeting had an urgency to increase the quality and expediency of library in each PTMA. She said“ PTMA whose libraries have been accredited A can share their knowledge and guide other PTMA whose libraries have not achieved accreditation A. We help each other for mutual progress”.
UMM Library has achieved accreditation A since 2015. In the future, UMM library will organize information literacy training for academic community. Dyah said "In order to provide skills on how to search, find, and evaluate information from ethical internet media, the information obtained from internet is not just directly taken and copied, but we have the knowledge how to find the right information, and understand about plagiarism, ".
This Rakernas was attended by administrators and regional coordinators from various regions, such as from Sorong Papua, Lampung, Banjarmasin, DKI Jakarta, Central Java, East Java, and East Java. (lus)