The National Library (Perpusnas) RI organized an annual event entitled The Best Book Award (Pustaka) for 2020 on Tuesday (17/11). The attendants in this event were limited, and it was also broadcast live from the National Library of Indonesia Service Facility Building, Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta.
During this event, the National Library announced the best six books from various themes, namely Entrepreneurship, Coffee, Public Services, Early Childhood Education, Architecture, and Crafts. From the six themes, one of the books published by UGM Press entitled Public Service Management: Caring, Inclusion, and Collaboration by Prof. Agus Dwiyanto (Alm.). The book has successfully gained the title in the criteria for the First Best Public Service Category book.
Citra Sekarjati as the daughter of the late Prof. Agus Dwiyanto, as a family representative, expressed his gratitude for the National Library and related parties in the 2020 Best Book Award. She revealed the book Public Service Management: Caring, Inclusion, and Collaborative was the second edition of the book after approximately one year after approximately the first edition of the book was published.
“The ideas presented in this book got good reviews from students, observers, and public service experts. This book is written by taking examples of Indonesia cases and discussing the problems encountered by managerials in the public sector and practitioners of public policy. Aspects in this book have made this book one of the few sources of reference for understanding various public service management problems in Indonesia,” said Sekar when receiving the award.
The Head of National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando, in his speech, gave an appreciation to the writers involved in this award. He said that writers will always be remembered by name across the ages. “So, it is very cheering for all of you who have written. Even though a thousand years have passed, your figure will still be remembered within the books you left behind,” he explained.
The Head of UGM Publishing and Publication Agency (BPP), Widodo, M.Sc., Ph.D., and UGM Press Manager, Dr. I Wayan Mustika. Widodo also conveyed his appreciation. He hoped that this book could fill in the blanks of reference in the world of public services. “Besides being a source of reading for students and practitioners of management and public policy, the general public can also enjoy this book, and it is a good thing,” he said.
Meantime, Wayan said that the award and appreciation of the Book Award (Pustaka) from the National Library of Indonesia gave its support to UGM Press. “Throughout this award, it can motivate us to keep producing good quality and beneficial books for all readers in Indonesia,” he concluded.
Translator: Natasa A