Preserving Local Wisdom in the Leadership of Islamic University Libraries in Yogyakarta

Iskandar, - and Laugu, Nurdin (2017) Preserving Local Wisdom in the Leadership of Islamic University Libraries in Yogyakarta. In: 5th International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2017) : Curation and Management of Cultural Heritage through Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities for the Digital Society. Prosiding, Vol. 1 (No. 1). Perpustakaan UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, pp. 435-441. ISBN 978819325175

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Abstract

This research tries to understand how the preservation of local wisdom in the leadership of Islamic university libraries in Yogyakarta, viewed from policies and programs that have been done, refers to the local value that is believed by people in Indonesia. The research is aimed at illustrating the importance of local wisdom values as a leadership identity in the libraries. The research employs qualitative descriptive apporach. The results of the research show that the libraries of Indonesian Islamic University and Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Yogyakarta have already embedded the values of communal work and consensus as referent in every policy and solution for their problems. Background Nowadays, internalization of local wisdom into library leadership concept is absolutely necessary and needs to be discussed in both academic and practical ways. The local wisdom has become important to be preserved in library leadership because it reflects original values of society. According to Sulistyo-Basuki (2002, p. 29), a library in its history is created and maintained by the community as a means of preserving knowledge that will become a main capital to build a new civilization. A library in its function of preserving local wisdom is not only limited to the preservation of heritage in the form of text, but also the exprerience values contained should become a philosophy of life inherent in the library leadership concept. According to John Budd and Anne Goulding cited in Lisa Hussey (2012, p. 48), the library has a role in the field of cultural production, such as facilitator, agent of preservation, builder of repository culture, and actor implementing cultural value in the management of libraries. In order to create a cultural values-based leadership, the libraries should be managed through local wisdom approach. According to Ridwan in Wikantiyoso (2009, p. 6), local wisdom is a good behavior of people in relation to their environment. It is derived from religious values, customs, advices of ancestors, and local culture, which have scientifically awakened communities to adapt their surroundings. It is distinctively characterized as dynamic, continuous, and binds to the community. The implementation of local wisdom in the library leadership is meant as a practical form of noble values among society. Setyowati (2013, p. 104) states that leadership is a process of influencing a group to achieve 1 LIS Graduate Program, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia - iskandarngali94@gmail.com 2 LIS Graduate Program, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia - n.laugu@gmail.com Keywords: local wisdom, leadership, Islamic university library, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Indonesian Islamic University (UII)

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: local wisdom, leadership, Islamic university library, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Indonesian Islamic University (UII)
Subjects: Digitalisasi Koleksi
Divisions: UINSIANA > 6. Proceeding
Depositing User / Editor: Sugeng Hariyanto, SIP (sugeng.hariyanto@uin-suka.ac.id)
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2018 02:19
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 02:19
URI: http://digilib.uin-suka.ac.id/id/eprint/28798

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