ITB Library Revitalization: The New Face of Knowledge Center

By Nida Nurul Huda

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BANDUNG - As a supporter of the work of the college to achieve the vision and mission, the library is a very important component in education. It is also in ITB, ITB Library present as a provider of information services for the academic civitas that became the forerunner of the Indonesian yangberbasis knowledge. To that end, the revitalization of the library is one of the updates library functions as a source of knowledge.

It can be said, ITB Library has a new face in the early 2013's. After the inauguration of the library on Monday (28/01/13) yesterday, the library back in operation on Tuesday (29/01/13) after over a month vacuum. The presence of a new library welcomed by students of ITB. Evidenced by the number of students who meet these libraries. "ITB Library is now so much more interesting, and became more comfortable and luxurious impression," said Nadya Ayu Sekarrini (School of Life Science and Technology 2012) one of the visitors to the library.

ITB Library Revitalization takes during 2011-2013 at various stages. The initial phase is renovating the second floor of the reading room and the second and third phase is renovating the first floor, three, and four. "There is no change from the side of the building,  we focus on renovating the interior design at every floor," explained Mahmudir, Head of ITB Library.

ITB Library Facilities

There are various updates on each floor ITB Library, of which the first floor there is a daycare space stuff, Bookstore of the official printing ITB, living room, manager, meeting rooms, lending room, Cyberlib, American Corner, Multipurpose Room consisting of Sampoerna Corner and Indonesian Corner. There was an unique services in goods care. Previously, students will be served by the clerk for the goods and sent her cards, now students are given a locker key and provided each to put things that need to be entrusted.

The second floor contains reading room, seminar room, catalog room, aserver room and information and services room. The third floor contains reading room, magazine, copy room, information and services room, and warehouse equipment. While the fourth floor contains a collection of general reading room, a reading room and a special collection and  Audio Visual. Audio Visual Room is a room for students to watch videos related to the ITB, such as video profiles, ceremonies, lectures the 80's, student activities, scientific speech, and Genarale Stadium.

Inauguration Library

The inauguration of the library itself is done on Monday (28/01/13). Actually peresmiani ni intended not only for the library, but also for the inauguration-opening projects in the ITB, including the Library, Pool Vehicles in Sabuga, Tunnel Sub Center North, Selasar 92, Rehabilitation and Oceanic Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Sub Center West , Banff School of Architecture Planning and Developing a Policy (SAPPK), Stalls, greywater treatment, and content Megatron.


Opening remarks by the Director of Development of ITB Dr. Ir. Rudy Herman Karsaman, M.Sc as head of projects in the ITB over the years. And dedication made by the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Prof ITB. Dr. Ir. Kadarsah Suryadi. Some of the invited guests were present among others, representatives of the Rector, the Academic Senate, the Council of Professors, Directorate of Development, Board Advisor, Bank BNI, Bank BJB, ITB lecturers, and students. Then the show closed with a performance art titled Ruwatan Library Jagat Ganesha.
"China is a developed country that does activities with running not walking. Why Indonesia can not do that, especially in the field of education. For that,ITB Library exists to make it happen, "said Mahmudir.