Ciloto, August 1, 2022
In health development, it is necessary to have an information provider that can be used as a basis for evidence-based health development planning. One of these information providers is the library.
The library is a means of lifelong learning in an effort to educate the nation and build personality through the provision of library materials that can be accessed by all levels of society.
Such was the remarks of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Kunta Wibawa Dasa Nugraha when launching the Grand Design of the Ministry of Health Library, Monday night at the Health Training Center, Ciloto (1/8).
Grand Design Libraries within the Ministry of Health in 2022 – 2024 have a road map that contains 6 strategic targets, namely 1) institutional development, 2) human resource competency development, 3) superior collection development, 4) facilities and infrastructure development, 5) development excellent service, and 6) sources of funding.
“These six strategies should be guided by the leaders of the work units to support the development and utilization of libraries in their respective environments. For this reason, coaching and evaluation will be carried out periodically,” said Secretary General Kunta.
According to the Secretary General, the need for a library is actually the same as the need for primary services at the Puskesmas where people can improve their quality of life through promotive and preventive functions.
“Libraries are needed to improve the quality of life through literacy for the intelligence and empowerment of the nation in accordance with Law Number 43 of 2017 concerning Libraries,” he said.
Deputy for Library Resource Development, National Library of Indonesia Deni Kurniadi welcomed the presence of a grand design library within the Ministry of Health. This should be an example for Ministries and Institutions that have libraries.
“The Ministry of Health is a trendsetter for other Ministries and Institutions in library management. What has been done by the Ministry of Health can be an example for other libraries,” he saidp Deputy.
The Ministry of Health’s library has great wealth in the form of a repository of written works, printed works and recorded works containing local intellectual content of the Indonesian Ministry of Health. This repository originates from a) the head office which publishes guidelines, guidelines and guidelines; b) Poltekkes in the form of scientific works of students and lecturers, c) hospitals in the form of doctors’ works stored in each group of medical staff; and 4) halls and workshops that store the work of researchers from the Ministry of Health.
In accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Health Number 58 of 2015 concerning Guidelines for Library Implementation within the Indonesian Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Health’s library in the Communication and Public Service Bureau is tasked with providing policy direction and library development within the Indonesian Ministry of Health. From the guidance to libraries in the Technical Implementation Unit, as many as 80 out of 220 librarians have been certified for 3 clusters, namely 1) basic services, 2) information literacy skills, 3) and subject and notation determination; and 9 out of 95 libraries have been accredited.
The Ministry of Health’s library has published 3 guidelines that serve as references and legal umbrellas for libraries at UPT, namely:
• Regulation of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Number 38 of 2015 concerning Issuance of Handover of Printed and Recorded Works
• Regulation of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Number 58 of 2015 concerning Guidelines for the Implementation of Libraries in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia
• Regulation of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Number 68 of 2016 concerning Processing of Library Materials in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia
On the same occasion, there was also the inauguration of the Library Forum and the inauguration of the Health Librarian Forum management by the Deputy for Library Development, the National Library of Indonesia and the implementation of basic service cluster certification by the Library Certification Institute (LSP) to librarians within the Ministry of Health.
Chairman of the Indonesian Librarian Association, Syamsul Bachri, said that he was ready to help the librarian profession in the Ministry of Health to develop themselves and their institutions.
This news was broadcast by the Bureau of Communications and Public Services, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia. For further information, please contact the Halo Ministry of Health hotline number via hotline 1500-567, SMS 081281562620, facsimile (021) 5223002, 52921669, and email address [email protected] (gi).
Head of Communication and Public Service Bureau
drg. Widyawati, MKM