Rabu, 24 Juli 2013

Library, Oh Library


INTEREST read so far to be one big problem for the Indonesian nation. Why not, when the Indonesian public interest in reading among the lowest in Asia.

Indonesia only superior over Cambodia and Laos. In fact, the lower the reading habit, ignorance and poverty disease will progress and potentially threaten the existence of the nation. Worse yet, low interest in reading not only occur in the general population, in elementary, junior high, high school, even college students interest in reading was very low. This stands in stark contrast to the conditions in Japan.

Nowadays of course we've seen how advances in science and technology development in Japan. All of that is because the Japanese government to prioritize the needs of the community reading material, especially school children and college students, so it is not surprising that libraries, especially on college campuses Japan, always crowded with students.

Different from the conditions in Indonesia campus library, university library over not only as a storage and display various collections of books and other reference materials. Even more ironic, the campus library is often used as a place for courtship, not a place to read and discuss.

As a student and aspiring scientists, libraries should be the most sought after, especially in finding a reference to making or completing tasks lectures.

Grow Your Reading Interest

Factors that become lonely peyebab library, in addition to declining student interest in reading, as well as the library can not keep up with the times by not meeting the needs of students. To meet the needs of assignments, students often prefer the instant way, ie looking at the internet.

Why the low student interest in reading? According to (Arixs: 2006) there are six factors that cause: (1) learning system in Indonesia has not made a college student should read the book, (2) the number of places of entertainment, games, and TV shows that distracts them from menbaca book, (3) reading culture had never inherited our ancestors, while still dominant culture than the culture said reading, (4) a means to obtain readings like other libraries are still a rare commodity, (5) the uneven spread of reading materials in various walks of life (6) and boost reading is not grown since praperguruan higher education.

Actual library plays an important role for the creation of a culture of reading for students. The library is a bridge to the mastery of science, can provide an important contribution to opening up access to information, as well as providing accurate data for decision reference sources for pengembangkan science. And all of it can only get by reading.

That's why the college library should be designed so that the student and academic community more comfortable there. Libraries must be able to fulfill the thirst of the students who thirst for knowledge in four ways.

First, add the library infrastructure, facilities and networks such as the internet or wi-fi, reproduce discussion space, and improve the reading room. If this can be realized, it will certainly attract the attention of students visit the library.

Second, provide good service, friendly, and welcoming. This is particularly important given the visitors are students educated. So if there is a service of the officers who were poor and unsatisfactory they will protest and certainly less comfortable in using library facilities.

Third, the availability of adequate collection of books. Collection of reading materials (books or literarur) is the most important component to the library. Collection should have minimal library is a must-read for every subject taught and the amount should be sufficient. According to Education Minister Decree 0686/U/1991, every basic subjects and skills courses must be provided two books by the number of copies required at least 10% of the number of students taking the course.

Fourth, create a reading on campus climate. Conducive academic environment will encourage students to be diligent to the library. It can be done, for example by providing lecturers reading assignments for students.

If the library can provide a good service and provide a range of needs required literature, the student will come to the library a lot. Such an environment can not be created alone by the library, but must work with the entire campus community.