By: Mohd Affzanizam Mohd Amin
Photo: Musaab UmairMONDAY, 5 OCTOBER – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Library has launched a membership drive for outsiders as a step in promoting the reading culture to public.
The membership card, which is divided into two categories, the Gold and Silver membership was launched by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah in conjunction with the closing ceremony of the UMS Knowledge Culture Programme 2015 at 1MegaLab, recently.
According to the Chief Librarian of UMS, Dg Rukiah Ag Amit, the launch of the membership card is one of UMS’ social responsibility in implementing the Blue Ocean Strategy to promote the reading culture among the people of Sabah.
“The Gold membership card is given to UMS Board of Directors whilst the Silver membership card is for all heads of departments of state government, federal government and statutory bodies in Sabah as well as some private agency heads,” she explained.
She added that the launch of the membership card and a number of activities carried out in conjunction with the programmes throughout the month of September were part of an initiative by UMS Library toward instilling the knowledge-seeking culture and its spirit among UMS staff and students and its surrounding community.
Among the activities included were exhibition by faculties and departments in UMS, exhibition of services from government and other agencies, sharing of knowledge through Academic Talks, exhibition and book sale, quizzes, literacy programme for new students, info hunt, crossword puzzles and lucky draws. - (fl)