Conference on Libraries Transform is the highlight of this year’s Brunei Library Association’s event organised in cooperation with Universiti Teknologi Brunei. With the theme “Unlocking your potential as Librarians”, it was held in conjunction with BLA’s 30th Anniversary at the Universiti Teknologi Brunei from 19 – 22 September 2016. The aims were to increase public awareness of the value, impact and sources provided by libraries and the library professionals.

The Guest of Honour at the conference was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Education on 20th September 2016.

Nearly 100 librarians and information officers from Brunei Darussalam participated at the conference. It began with a preconference workshop on leadership for librarians facilitated by Pg Hj Mohd Shahminan bin Pg Hj Sulaiman, a senior librarian from Perpustakaan Islam Brunei, the Sate Mufti Department. A keynote speaker Professor Dr Chutima Sacchanand from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), Thailand presented a paper entitled “Looking forward beyond books what it takes to be a 21st century librarian”.

The conference was closed with the presentation of certificates to the speakers and moderators by Pg Dr Hj Md Esa Al-Islam Bin Pg Hj Md Yunus, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Services), Universiti Teknologi Brunei on Thursday 22nd September 2016.

Source: Universiti Teknologi Brunei