The Head of National Library, Muhamad Syarif Bando -
National Library of Indonesia is currently intensively running the Social Inclusion-Based Library Transformation (TPBIS) program. The aim of this program is so that the library does not become an "ivory tower". The presence and benefits of the library must be felt by the community. One of them, encouraging the improvement of social welfare.
The Head of National Library of Indonesia, Muhammad Syarif Bando, explained, the aim of digital library transformation is to accelerate the formation of superior human beings in technology. Have innovation and creativity.
This program targets marginalized communities. Such as people in slum areas, people in poor areas, small farmers, small fish farmers, laborers, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), to housewives.
"Through this program, the community is given training to improve skills through applied books in the library," Syarif said in a talk show held by the Center for Library Analysis and Development of National Library of Indonesia's Reading Culture, on jawapos TV with the theme "Library Transformation Based on Social Inclusion ( TPBIS) Supports MSMEs", Saturday (17/12/2022)
According to Syarif, training and skills improvement for marginalized communities is very important. This is because they have been poor for four reasons. First, mastery of knowledge is lacking. Second, minimal innovation and creativity. Third, access to capital is lacking. Fourth is the culture of the people who speak more than read.
As for access to capital, Syarif explained, the Government had actually prepared a very large People's Business Credit (KUR). However, when people do not have the skills to produce goods and services, the KUR is not optimally absorbed. For this reason, improving community skills is very important.
According to a release received by Voice of Indonesia on Saturday, the library then moves in this field to improve people's skills, namely by providing applied science books. For villages, the National Library of Indonesia hopes that Village-Owned Enterprises (BUMDes) can collaborate in improving community skills through applied science books provided by the library. "So that people can easily create goods and services," he added.
During the four years running, the TPBIS program has touched as many as 2,133,918 community members, who participated in 85,776 community engagement activities in the library. This shows the great public interest in this program. Many people have experienced the positive benefits of this program in an effort to improve their quality of life and welfare.
Indonesia, according to Syarif, has abundant natural resources but has not been optimally managed. Therefore, people need to be equipped with innovation and creativity as well as digital accessibility to increase their knowledge.
Along with the times, the role of the library is now no longer just managing a collection of books. The library paradigm has now changed, namely by prioritizing the transfer of knowledge to the public.
The paradigm built by the library is 10 percent managing collections, 20 percent managing knowledge, and 70 percent transferring knowledge.
Implementation of 70 percent transfer of knowledge is very important. Because, as stated by UNESCO, the last seat for everyone who is no longer in formal education is the library.
"So, for rural communities, of which, on average, 90 percent do not study at tertiary institutions, they can improve their skills and abilities by coming to the library," he said.
Meanwhile, Acting (Pj) Governor of W Sumatra, Akmal Malik agreed with the description submitted by the Head of National Library of Indonesia regarding inclusion-based library transformation.
Inclusion-based literacy is really needed by people in rural areas. This is the right choice in developing skills for farmers, fishermen and housewives.
"Regarding the aspect of capital, the Acting Governor of West Sumatra explained that intelligence is needed in managing the resources they have. "For example, in the maritime community there are coconut trees. Not always sold in the form of fruit only. Even though the fiber can be useful. The shell and the tree are the same."//VOI