THAI LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (TLA) VISIT TO POLITEKNIK BRUNEI
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 / 23 Zulhijjah 1436H
Politeknik Brunei today hosted a visit by twenty-one members of the Thai Library Association as part of their four-day library tour around Brunei Darussalam.
The delegation, led by Associate Professor Dr Tassana Hanpol of the Sukhothaithammathirat Open University, Nonthaburi Province, was welcomed by the Acting Director of Politeknik Brunei, Mr Denis Ho Mun Tai.
The purpose of the visit was to establish ties between Politeknik Brunei and the Thai Library Association by exchanging information, ideas and share experiences of library’s best practices as well as to gain information on programmes offered particularly on areas related to library management.
The visit began with a welcoming speech by Mr Denis Ho Mun Tai, followed by remarks made by Associate Professor Dr Namthip Wipawin of the Sukhothaithammathirat Open University, Nonthaburi Province, on behalf of the Thai Library Association delegation.
A discussion between Politeknik Brunei and the Thai Library Association was then held to exchange information, and experiences on library’s best practices as well as focuses on discussion on the Diploma in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) offered by Politeknik Brunei specifically on Library Informatics and Computing. A presentation was delivered by Dyg Nurul Rasyidah Ab Durahman, a lecturer from the School of ICT.
Politeknik Brunei currently offers 21 programmes. The Diploma in ICT (Library Informatics and Computing) programme is a 3 year programme offered by the institution’s School of ICT. The programme prepares students with the knowledge and ICT skills required by librarians and information professionals for effective organisation and management in different sectors.
Also present during the discussion were the Acting Assistant Director of Politeknik Brunei, Awg Alias bin Hj Abu Bakar; Vice-President of the Brunei Darussalam Library Association, Awang Hj Talip bin Hj Tassim; Head of School of ICT, Awg Mohammad Hamdani bin Mustapa; Head of Library and Learning Centre, Dyg Hjh Norsenah binti Hj Mohd Nasir; and the Head of International and Public Relations Department, Dyg Hjh Azizan binti Dato Paduka Hj Othman.
The visit ended with a tour of the facilities available at the School of ICT and Politeknik Brunei’s library.
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