Three librarians of UGM Library were named excellent UGM librarians. Nur Cahyati Wahyuni, S. Ant., Coordinator of the American Corner was selected as the first excellent librarian at UGM. In the meantime, the second best librarian was achieved by Lilik Kurniawati Uswah, S.E, M.Sc., Coordinator of the World Bank Corner, and the third best was Sarwan, Coordinator of Hatta Corner. The awards were handed over directly by the Executive Secretary of UGM, Drs. Djoko Moerdiyanto, M.A, on Thursday (10/3), at the UGM University Club (UC).
Arif Surachman, S.I.P, one of the jurors, says that the three librarians were chosen as the best, having managed to set aside six other librarians from a number of work units in UGM. Previously, the all three had to go through three stages of selection. First, the administrative selection, followed by a written test, presentation of the main tasks and functions, focus group discussions, presentations and final papers with the theme of Visibility of Libraries and Librarians. "Nur Cahyati is the best because she delivered a number of creative ideas of how to make UGM visible. She had done it by creating several programs at the American Corner which promote the establishment of UGM’s vision as a world-class research university," the Head of Library UGM Faculty of Economics and Business explained.
Nur Cahyati Wahyuni when met after the handing over of the award admited that she had not expected to be one of the excellent librarians, moreover as the best one. "In every competition, I just do everything I could. Whether winning or losing, it had all been decided by God, "she said modestly.
A sense of pride is felt by Cahya, her familiar nickname, for the achievements. However, the award also became an encouragement for her to further improve her quality and performance. "Being announced as the best is indeed an encouragement for me because the expectations from the outside will be even higher. This encouraged me to get better, not necessarily stop there, but continue to improve my own quality," she explained.
UGM librarian award has been given since 2009 to spur creativity and motivate the performance of UGM librarians.