Head of the Indonesian national Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando and TNI Commander in Chief of Communications and Electronics Assistant, Marsda TNI Agus M. Bahron after signing MOU Tuesday (09/08/22) -
The Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) has collaborated in the field of libraries with the National Library of Indonesia (Perpusnas). The signing of the memorandum of understanding was carried out by the Head of the National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando, with the TNI Commander represented by the TNI Commander in Chief of Communications and Electronics Assistant, Marsda TNI Agus M. Bahron.
The Head of the National Library said that the collaboration between the National Library of Indonesia and the TNI was a new force in preparing sources of reading material for the community.
"We feel we have a new strength. Because we know the strength of the TNI to remote areas. It's not just about protecting the territory, but more about how to help improve the welfare of the Indonesian people. " he said on Tuesday (9/8/2022).
Syarif added that the library paradigm has now changed and developed. The role of the library as a collection management is only 10 percent, while as a knowledge management only 20 percent, and 70 percent of the role of the library as a transfer of knowledge.
"I think the role of the TNI in Manunggal Rakyat is very important in accordance with the current library paradigm," he said.
It is said, National Library as a non-ministerial government institution has the task to formulate policies in the field of libraries in informing about the development of the world of science to all elements of society.
"The presence of the gentlemen of the TNI at this time has become a separate force in building synergy in ensuring the orientation of our future development, shifting from a war of physical strength to a war of thinking power," he continued.
According to a release received by Voice of Indonesia on Tuesday, the Assistant for Communication and Electronics to the TNI Commander, who read out the remarks from the TNI Commander, explained that the dynamics of the strategic environment at the global, regional and national levels had influenced the pattern and form of threats to become increasingly complex. Both military threats, non-military threats and hybrid threats.
"Answering this challenge requires a strong National Defense consisting of Military and Non-military Defense with reference to a universal defense system that is prepared early by the government," he said.
Furthermore, Agus added, this should be a major concern in efforts to increase the community literacy index. "This activity further increases the knowledge and insight of the community which will improve the quality of Indonesia's human resources," he added.
After the signing of the MoU, a talk show on Improving the Public Literacy Index (PILM) was held with the theme "Strengthening Defense and Security in the Era of Globalization Through Literacy Culture".
The Deputy Governor of Lemhannas RI, Mohammad Sabrar Fadhilah, said that defense and security are part of dynamic activities. Defense and security are not only a matter for the TNI but also for all parties. The TNI, including libraries, is a special part of the nation's children who must work together to face threats, challenges, obstacles, and disturbances.
"We also know that literacy, libraries and books are windows to the world that open our understanding of many things. So that the TNI views it is very necessary to be able to join hands with all parties to keep this country moving forward, continuing to exist to achieve national goals, a prosperous society. fair and prosperous," he said.
The Deputy Commander of the TNI Kodiklat, Marsda TNI Hesly Paat, said that the literacy culture in the TNI education environment, especially the Kodiklat (Army Doctrine, Education and Training Command), plays a role in improving the capabilities and qualifications of personnel in the TNI.
"In the training, it is necessary to strengthen the literacy that we get, maybe through digital or books in the library," he said.
The head of the Satriamandala Museum and TNI Library, Lt. Col. Adm. A. Rachman Jamal, explained that the essence of library management at the TNI History Center (Pusjarah TNI) is selecting and sorting out very credible reading books.
Because this is related to historical development, all books owned are related to special collections so that they can be used as research and writing materials.
"Pusjarah TNI also produces books aimed at all ranks of the TNI. Lastly, Pusjarah has played an active role in collecting documentation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, so Pusjarah has succeeded in writing a book on the TNI's active role in handling the COVID-19 pandemic," he concluded//VOI