Rina Dewanti started working at IALF Jakarta in 1994 as a Librarian. Before beginning at IALF, Rina worked as Information and Documentation coordinator at Kalyanamitra, an NGO focusing on women and gender issues. In her current role, Rina works to improve existing library systems and procedures at IALF. She also teaches InfoLit to the Australia Awards Scholarship awardees as they prepare for their time studying in Australia universities. Besides working on a daily basis with IALF Jakarta, Rina has also provided training on setting up self-access centres for several universities in Eastern Indonesia.
Rina enjoys her work with IALF because it gives her the chance to meet and interact with people from different educational/professional backgrounds and from all over Indonesia. As a librarian, Rina gets to explore and evaluate various information sources so that materials made available to students at IALF are of the very highest quality. It is important to Rina that students can never say, “I do not know.” Through the development of their research skills at IALF students can always find answers to even the most difficult questions. Rina often says that practice makes perfect, and this is so true when it comes down to research and study skills.
Listen to Rina talk about her work at IALF: