The “Smarty” team from Sultanah Bahiyah Library (PSB) captivated the panel of juries and became the reigning champion at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Innovative and Creative Circles (ICC) Mini Convention 2014. The two-day mini convention was held at Seminar Hall A, Convention Complex, UUM.
Smarty team, whose members were made up of 7 PSB staff and a facilitator, defeated 13 other teams from various Centres of Authority (PTJ) in UUM. The champion took home a cash prize of RM 5,000, throphy and certificates.
Smarty team facilitator, Ms. Hanie Azyyati Abdul Jamil said, their team invented a product called 'Malaysian Academic Libraries Repository' with the aim to solve the problems encountered by library users in searching for materials, publications, journals and thesis in the library repository. This product does not only assist library users in UUM but it can also be utilised at other Institutions of Higher Education. This product has been put into operation in September last year.
The closing ceremony of the ICC Mini Convention was officiated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Karim. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek then presented the prizes to the winners.
The Energetic team from the Quality Management Institute (IPQ) UUM secured the second place. They took home a cash prize of RM3, 000, throphy and certificates. Team G10 from the Development and Maintenance Department (JPP) won the third place and took home a cash prize of RM2,000 and certificates.
The Best Facilitator Award went to Sultanah Bahiyah Library team, the Best Innovation Award went to the Development and Maintenance Department and the Best Presentation Award went to the Culture and Arts Centre UUM. Each team took home a cash prize of RM300 each.
The ICC Mini Convention 2014 was organised by the Quality Management Institute (IPQ) UUM with the aim to present a platform for UUM staff to showcase and put forth their excellent and innovative ideas to help UUM in achieving the university agenda.
The participating teams were evaluated by ICC judges from the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Northern Region Office and The National Instituteof Public Administration (INTAN) Northern Regional Campus.
The award for the Best Quality Environment (5S) Practices 2014 was also presented to the winning team from the Culture and Arts Centre UUM.