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Benefits of Community Welfare Library Transformation Program

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The 2022 Inclusion-Based Library Transformation Program - 

 

The Social Inclusion-Based Library Transformation Program (TPBIS) which is implemented in libraries at the provincial, district/city to village/kelurahan levels is considered effective and the benefits are felt by the community.

Implementation of the 2020-2021 TPBIS program provides benefits in an effort to improve people's welfare with a program effectiveness value of 4.09 on a scale of 1-5. The total benefits of this program in 2020-2021 will reach more than IDR 570 billion.

This program has been independently replicated in 18 districts/cities and 1,125 villages/kelurahans. This can be seen in the evaluation delivered at the National Peer Learning Meeting (PLM) for the 2022 Inclusion-Based Library Transformation Program which was held in Surabaya, East Java, on Monday (5/12/2022).

The TPBIS program has been run by the National Library of Indonesia (Perpusnas) with support from Bappenas RI since 2018. This program is a library service approach that is committed to improving the quality of life and welfare of library users in all provinces in Indonesia.

The Head of National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando, stated that the library's task is to educate and improve the welfare of the nation's children according to the mandate of the 1945 Constitution. The essence is to reduce marginalized communities. For this reason, libraries must transform from an exclusive paradigm to an inclusive one.

"This is the spirit of the spirit of library transformation," he added.

Indonesia, according to him, has abundant natural resources but has not been managed optimally. Therefore, people need to be equipped with innovation and creativity as well as digital accessibility to increase their knowledge.
“There is no use for libraries if people are still below the level of welfare. Don't let the library become an ivory tower," added the Head of National Library.

Welfare improvements can only be made if economic conditions are good, which is marked by an increase in per capita income and employment. One way to achieve prosperity is obtained by literacy skills.

Secretary to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Susiwijono Moegiarso, explained that the role of the library is very much needed in preparing excellent and competitive human resources in facing global challenges.

"Libraries based on social inclusion are expected to increase information literacy for the community and based on information and communication technology can improve the quality of life of the community, improve welfare and also encourage creativity and reduce various gaps in access to information," he said.

He hopes that the 2022 National PLM can give birth to many innovative and applicable ideas and ideas in presenting a more inclusive library.

Head of General Affairs and Human Resources Bureau, Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture, Khamim, said the Social Inclusion-Based Library program had encouraged the birth of micro, small and medium enterprises (UMKM) by the community around the library.

"Within the framework of the mental revolution policy, especially the Indonesia Mandiri MSMEs Movement, it is necessary to accommodate it in the form of cooperatives so that the spirit of mutual cooperation and togetherness will always be the pillar or basis of economic development," he said.

He requested that the TPBIS program continue to be expanded. “We need to push even harder to increase the participation of other villages. Therefore, budget support and collaboration across ministries/agencies are needed to expand the program," he added.

In the National PLM, National Library of Indonesia gives awards to libraries that have successfully implemented TPBIS, namely the Best Synergy Team for 2022 coming from the Provinces of South Sumatra, West Sumatra Province, and South Sulawesi Province.

The three best Regency/City Libraries in 2022 are the Singkawang City Library and Archives Service, West Kalimantan; Padang Panjang City Library and Archive Service, West Sumatra; and the Library and Archives Service of Kapuas Hulu District, West Kalimantan.

The Best Village/Kelurahan Libraries for 2022 in implementing social inclusion-based library transformation are the Rambah Muda Village Library, Rokan Hulu Regency, Riau; Kariango Village Library, North Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi; Iloponu Village Library, Gorontalo District, Gorontalo//VOI

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