TK park and NFE sign MOU to develop public libraries across the country
Araya Ma-Inn, Vice President of the Office of Knowledge Management and Development (OKMD) and acting director-general of Thailand Knowledge Park (TK Park), has penned a memorandum of understanding with Dissakul Kasemsawat, Deputy Director-general of the Office of Non-Formal and Informal Education (NFE) to develop public libraries under the supervision of NFE throughout Thailand.
“Sustainable learning is founded in libraries which can serve as ‘arsenals of knowledge’ and sources of information for major educational reforms,” Mr. Araya said.
“A library is a place where users seek the knowledge they want via the available services, aided by information technology.
“With that in mind, TK park and NFE agreed to work together in a project that will benefit public learning.”
The two agencies, Mr. Araya said, will together to develop courses and organise workshops on “living library management” for NFE executives as well as librarians and staff at NFE public libraries. They will exchange information and learning materials, and organise reading promotion campaigns and work on updating and improving places of public learning.
“The cooperative agreement will enhance learning environments in NFE libraries to encourage creativity while responding to the particular interests of each community in order to help build sustainable learning modules throughout Thai society,” Mr. Araya added.
The MOU is for three years and the mission is to build strong local communities, he said.