Thursday, November 20, 2008

3rd Indonesian IB Diploma 'Job a Like' Workshops

On Saturday November 15th, 2008 there was an IB Diploma Teachers Workshop at The BIS World Theatre, British International School, Tangerang, Banten. One of the groups was LIBRARIAN! So a group of 11 librarians came from IB schools in Jakarta, Surabaya, Sentul, Banten and Bandung in Secondary Library to meet, share and learn from one to each other.
Being a facilitator of this group I was so lucky of having last year's meeting minutes to start the discussion with. Some of the issues at our working places were continously discussed and developed among us. We had a strong feeling that regular and continous meeting for our professional development highly needed to support our role in terms of helping students, especially Extended Essays students. We also sought possibility to be with the teachers so that we could discuss in what area the librarians could be a help of. The answer would be ... WHY NOT!(Thanks Mr Davies!)so, hold on tightly, world!! Librarians are ready to jet set and go!
Our meeting closed with a shared idea from facilitator on steps to complete EE for students. I hope the meeting was fruitful for all of us and hopefuly there is someone who would become a facilitator for next meeting?

Show time...




Reunion time...

Friday, November 07, 2008

Pustakawan Profesional Versi Saya...

Hari Kamis 6 November 2008 saya mendatangi Bogor lagi untuk memenuhi undangan Panitia Seminar "Peningkatan Profesionalisme Pustakawan Dalam Pengembangan Perpustakaan Berbasis TIK" yang diselenggarakan oleh Ikatan Pustakawan Indonesia, Bogor. Seminar ini dilaksanakan di PUSTAKA (Pusat Perpustakaan dan Penyebaran Teknologi Pertanian) Bogor.

Tema profesionalisme merupakan tema baru bagi saya [maklum, yang dibicarakan selama ini kan literasi informasi terus....]Tema TIK, tema yang malah tidak saya kuasai sama sekali. Sebetulnya saya - malah kita semua saat ini malah sudah berkecimpung dan terlibat dalam dunia TIK. Lalu apa hubungannya dengan profesionalisme.

Ini pelajaran baru buat saya
Saya bersyukur karena mempunyai rekan-rekan yang tidak pelit untuk berbagi. Dari Bu Umi di Yogya, saya belajar tentang Library 2.0. Dari Faridah di Singapore, saya mendapatkan akses luas tentang Library 2.0 dan Information Literacy. Salah satunya adalah sumber dari situs slideshare yang dari dalamnya ada beberapa tentang topik ini dari para penulis di UK. Dari pak Blasius Sudarsono, LIPI Jakarta, saya malah dapat artikel komplet tentang Perpustakan 2.0. Tuh kan, tidak sadar kita sudah terjaring dalam kegiatan Teknologi Informasi dan Komunikasi ini, ya! Ini belum termasuk chit chat di YM. Diskusi pun bergulir. Hal yang pasti di dapat adalah proses belajar yang terjadi dalam situasi informal, bahkan cenderung maintain relasi sosial ya! Dan kita bisa belajar darinya. Ada relasi, ada komputer, ada koneksi ke jaringan, ada keinginan untuk bertanya dan keinginang untuk berbagi.

Tentang profesionalisme
Dalam paper saya, menilik dari arti kata profesi dan profesional ada tiga kata kunci yang terkandung dalamnya yaitu: pekerjaan yang bisa memberi nafkah, ada latar belakang pendidikannya dan keahlian serta ketrampilan yang diperolehnya dari pendidikan tersebut. Dalam dunia pustakawan sekolah, ada beberapa standard yang dapat digunakan sebagai acuan, beberapa diantaranya adalah:

- Standard Tenaga Perpustakaan Sekolah/Madrasah (Peraturan Menteri Pendidikan Nasional Republik Indonesia Nomor 25 Tahun 2008)PERMEN ini menjabarkan kualifikasi dan kompetensi Kepala Perpustakaan Sekolah/Madrasah yang melalui jalur Pendidik, Kepala Perpustakaan Sekolah/Madrasah yang melalui Jalur Tenaga Kependidikan serta Tenaga Perpustakaan Sekolah/Madrasah.

- Standards of Professional Excellence for Teacher Librarians yang dikeluarkan oleh Australian Library and Information Association (ASLA).
Di Australia, negara tempat tumbuh kembangnya profesi teacher librarian menyatakan bahwa untuk menjadi pustakawan guru, maka seseorang seharusnya memiliki klasifikasi ganda dari pendidikan guru dan pendidikan pustakawan. Di Indonesia, belum ada yang mengatur hal ini.

Kita di mana?
Sekarang, bagaimana mengaitkan ke profesionalime-an di dunia pustakawan jika dikaitkan dengan trend TIK saat ini?

- TIK bukan merupakan ancaman bagi perpustakaan , melainkan alat bantu yang pandai dan cerdas untuk transportasi informasi
- Pustakawan profesional mau tidak mau, suka tidak suka dihadapkan pada pilihan apakah mereka ikut di dalamnya atau keluar sama sekali
- Kalau keputusannya ya, maka Pustakawan profesional perlu memikirkan ide-ide kreatif dalam memberikan layanan kepada penggunanya melalui TIK

Untuk itu, ada 4 kompetesi, menurut saya, yang harus ada pada pustakawan profesional:

- Belajar sebagai gaya hidup (kendaraannya sudah jelas...literasi informasi)
- Berpikir terbuka
- Berbagi (membaca dan menulis)
- Berkembang secara konsisten melalui profesional development.

Oya kalau keputusannya adalah tidak mau ikut dalam dunia yang baru ini, ya..tak apa sih, tapi tak usah komplain tentang rewards, tunjangan, apalagi apresiasi. Tinggal aja terus dalam warung itu selama-lamanya, dan teruslah berjuang dengan sistem, yang disebut pak Blasius, sistem warung. Kalau ada yang beli, sukur, tak ada yang beli, tak apa....
Monggo...sila dipilih...

Monday, November 03, 2008

one day at a time...

People said that librarian has never ending jobs. It keeps buzzing in my two ears whenever school holidays happen. While other staff are enjoying their days off, we, librarians, must come in to school and...work...[what could be happier than that? :-)]Of course we, librarians, have our right to take our annual leave days during school holidays. 15 days? 20 days? We're,again- of course more fortunate that others, right? Tough, we have to split them into Christmas/New Year, Easter, Summer plus the three times of mid term holidays every year. Which event you want to save your off-days for? Anyway, I'm not writing about our right regarding annual leave nor about how many days the school grants us but about the statement above:
the librarian has never ending jobs...

First of all, this morning was wet and cold. Heavy rain poured since early morning that made us lazy to wake up.
Being a mum, shouting in the morning is a nature ritual everyday [dont tell them sometimes i used this to cover my lazyness to wake up early too]...wakey....wakey...wakey...kids! go to the bathroom, eat your breakfast, bring your school snack, put your shoes on, and...dont forget to bring your bag, my son!!!!!(he forgot to bring his bag to school, twice...whose to blame?)

Anyway...i started this monday morning hardly. Thanks to my hubby who dropped me by at school...
I though I would have finished my paper to be presented in Bogor 6th this morning. Putting the headphones on to say DONT DISTURB...okey...open my file, scaning the writing I've done already last week...suddenly i remember that I've promised a French teacher to give her quiz, questions and answers, for her camping event. Thanks to Budi who are already there to help me out with this.

Back to desk and start again...

Insurance!! geee...i have to contact them regarding fixing my car. Yesterday it bumped a sidewalk in Bogor. Poor Jeje...i think it just want more attention from us. Ring..ring...bla...bla...and done.

Check my diary. Firstly: I must prepare myself, and my lessons if next year the school would give me some dedicated time to run some classess for IB students. Secondly: the improvement of the library content especially the plan to digitize some objects in the library. Thirdly, weeding. There are boxes of books awaitng for sort out. Fourthly: The Great Books: how to use it? Fiftly, VLE's library content to develop ...and on...and on...and on..blap, close the diary. Now, do emails....ICOLIS, joining latuputty yahoogroups, and etc...etc...

Get back to my work on laptop. Then APISI turned up on my mind. Open its website. Huu..I should have uploaded some more writing in it. Then I started...add here...add there...add the nearest event info, add the polling, add the networking links..voila!!! Lunch time passed. [no body ask me to talk on line...]

A colleague visited with his wife and son. She shared her health problem. Well you cannot escape from this situation, right. Beside, I'm happy to have her coming to my library after long..long time not seeing her. Am glad, that she wants to talk with me about her condition, as for me it reflects her trust and close friendship. To the boy, having had showing him the big fish tank, I told him that there was a mermaid, or Ariel, he said. He was curious and really want to meet her and ask me where he could find her. I didn't tell him that he was talking to the one.

They're gone.

Start again.

APISI ... after some times viewing the sites, it needs some adjustmen. Do this...do that! done!
Send an email to APISI colleagues for feed back. Finish.

Now...my blog. I wrote my comments on the book i read over the weekend, and now cant help of writing more...I cant tell you the process until I find a song that I've ever listened to it when I were a child. I enjoyed Lynda Randle who sang it on youtube. Here's the lyrics:

One Day at a Time, Sweet Jesus

I'm only human, I'm just a woman
Help me believe in what I could be
And all that I am
Show me the stairway, I have to climb
Lord for my sake, teach me to take
One day at a time

cho: One day at a time sweet Jesus
That's all I'm asking from you
Just give me the strength
To do everyday what I have to do
Yesterdays gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine
Lord help me today, show me the way
One day at a time

Do you remember, when you walked among men
Well Jesus you know if you're looking below
It's worse now, than then
Cheating and stealing, violence and crime
So for my sake, teach me to take
One day at a time
(http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/One_Day_at_a_Time_Sweet_Jesus.htm)

Well...it wasn't about violence and crime...but this song made me sit still and
humming the melody
one day at a time....