UniKL City Campus Library won IPMa Best Library Award 2012
June 2013 – The Library of Universiti Kuala Lumpur City Campus was announced as the winner of the Best Library Award for the year 2012 among all education institutions of MARA (IPMa). For that Library of City Campus received a trophy and a certificate from YBhg. Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad, Director General of MARA during the Closing Ceremony of the 1st IPMa Librarian Symposium on June 25, 2013.
The Best IPMa Library Award is introduced by the Higher Education Division (BPT) MARA and evaluation is made based on the number of collection, library service offered, system and technology applied as well as the digitization process made.
Addressing the audience during the ceremony, Datuk Ibrahim stressed on the power of knowledge in this era and the crucial role of library to educate its users to develop, acquire and preserve knowledge. He added that the existence of digital library is highly imperative with easier and faster access to its collection using all the gadgets available in today’s world. He also encouraged more publications, journals, papers and articles to be produced by all staff and students of IPMa.
Held on June 24 – 25, 2013, the 1st IPMa Librarian Symposium was supported by BPT MARA. UniKL became the first host of the symposium in collaboration with Kolej Poly-Tech MARA, Kolej Professional MARA, Kolej MARA, German Malaysian Institute and GIATMARA. Several speakers among the library experts and library related products to share their knowledge and experience as well as exposure to the latest library product and technology.
Also present at the ceremony were UniKL President / CEO, Prof. Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su’ud, MARA Senior Director of Higher Education, Tuan Haji Abdul Rahim Hashim, UniKL Deputy President (International, Industrial and Institutional Partnership), Prof. Dato’ Ahmad Zahir Hj. Mokhtar, Deputy President (Student Development and Campus Lifestyle), Prof. Dr. Khairanum Subari and UniKL Senior Manager of Library and Resource Centre, Puan Hajjah Pazilah Hamzah.