Datin Mardhiah Md Zin

Facilitator for the “Promoting Your Library or Information Centre – What Would It Take?” Workshop 18 June 2013, Mandarin Court Hotel, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur

Datin Mardhiah

 TTT Exemption Datin Mardhiah delMasters in Library Studies (M.L.S.) Loughborough
Associateship of the Library Association (A.L.A.), London

A result-oriented person, she is always determined to achieve project goals and objectives. She is very much a team player, ensuring that the team meets its targetted goals. Her work experience in an R&D environment, Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM 1972-1982) and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB 1982-2005), has moulded her to be an ideas person, always open to adopt and adapt new technologies and new approach to getting work done. The Palm Information Centre at MPOB, a legacy she left upon retirement in 2005, has proven to become a benchmark for library and information development in Malaysia. The Centre, a project under the Sixth Malaysia Plan, incorporated the library and digital archives, Galeri Sawit, Palmshoppe, InfoCafe, and a host of other conference and meeting room facilities all under one roof. The Centre also proved that the in-house corporate information of any organization can become an asset to generate income for the parent organization, hence a pioneer in advocating information entrepreneurship in Malaysia.