COLLAboration with Akademi Kepimpinan Pendidikan Tinggi (AKEPT)


The Leadership Excellence Program for Chief Librarian and Deputy Chief Librarian of Institutions of Higher Learning (ExceLib) is a strategic collaboration between AKEPT, the Public University Chief Librarian Committee (JKKPUA) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).

The Excelib program is a leadership development and empowerment program targeted at senior officers of academic libraries from grade 48 to grade JUSA in facing the changes in the higher education ecosystem that are very dynamic and challenging as well as the need to increase leadership competencies.

The UTHM Chief Librarian serves as the Excelib Program Head for Cohort 1 and is supported by the Main Committee consisting of Former Chief Librarians (UPSI and UTM) and Public University Chief Librarians (USIM, UM, UPNM, UMP and USM).

This program aims to produce and publish comprehensive training modules for senior officers of academic libraries which are in line with the aspirations of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in strengthening governance and talent excellence in academic libraries.

This Leadership Excellence Program also helps the Library of Higher Education Institutions to strengthen the process of implementing a more effective succession plan. The succession plan program requires the provision of knowledge and expertise for Librarians grade 48 and above to fill strategic positions in academic libraries.

A Round Table Discussion (RTD) session was held in April 2021 to identify critical topics for generic and functional leadership. The Round Table Discussion session involved several panels consisting of Chief Librarian, Former Chief Librarian, Academics, Stakeholders and Industry to get views and ideas to strengthen the future direction of the library.

A total of 7 modules namely Personal Leadership Module, Organizational Leadership Module, Open Access Module, Knowledge Management Module, Open Science Module, Research Advocacy Module and Emerging Technologies in Libraries Module which includes 31 sessions have been successfully implemented from August 2021 to January 2022 online.

This program has received full support from UTHM when the Vice Chancellor of UTHM, Prof. Datuk Ts. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly inaugurated the ExceLib program in August 2021 online.

The program was attended by 40 participants consisting of the new Chief Librarian and Deputy Chief Librarian from 20 public universities in Malaysia.

Research and Innovation in Culture and Heritage of Johor - RICHER





The Research and Innovation in Culture and Heritage of Johor (RICHER) is an idea from YBhg. Professor Dr. Mohd Shahir Shamsir bin Omar, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation). This project aims to re-branding research and innovation activities on the culture and heritage of Johor. To ensure the success of the project, PTTA was appointed as the project coordinator with several committee members from the University Cultural Centre, School of Languages and selected faculties.

The objective of implementing this project is to develop a centralised digital materials portal whether in the format of pictures, videos, newspaper clippings and other materials related to Johor's culture and heritage. It also aims to digitize the selected content of RICHER exhibition materials using animation technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Maya Exploration (Virtual Tour).

In addition to promote Johor's culture and heritage, PTTA's involvement in the project is seen as strengthening the library's role as guardian of knowledge to the university.

UTHM Contract Grant has been obtained to realize this project led by Prof. Madya Ts. Dr. Aida binti Mustapha, Head of Computerized Mathematics Applications Research Center (CERCOM), Faculty of Applied Science and Technology. Now the RICHER Portal and the PTTA AR-Gallery application have been successfully developed which displays the uniqueness of the art of ghazal music originating from the Batu Pahat district. This application would be consisting of two main modules, which is specifically about Batu Pahat and also about the Art.

A collaboration with the Department of Museums Malaysia has also been made to implement the Gambus@PTTA Exhibition which is planned for 2022. This exhibition will highlight the development of gambus artistic heritage in terms of history, instrumentation and game style which will be led by Dr. Mohd Nizam bin Attan, Director of the University Cultural Center.

Most recently, an initiative led by Dr. Zaihasra binti Abu Talib through the UTHM Contract Research Grant will bring the Showcase@UTHM: History of Iron Ore Mining in Sri Medan and History of Battle in Parit Sulong which will reveal the facts and history.

PTTA activities  support to SDG Program

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