Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia Introducing Information Technology to SMA Negeri Gading Rejo

ASEAN’s best private university, represented by the Lecturer Team, carried out the Tri Dharma of Community Service (PkM) 2022 Assisted Schools at SMA Negeri 1 Gadingrejo, Pringsewu Regency, Lampung Province on Monday, March 21, 2022. This PkM activity consisted of 2 areas of activity, namely software training for library management using SLiMS with speakers Erliyan Redy Susanto, S.Kom., M.Kom.

SLiMS Library Management System (SLiMS) is an open-source software designed to meet the needs of small to large scale library automation (Library automation). With features that can be said to be complete and still being actively developed, SLiMS can be used by libraries that have large collections, members and staff, be it local networks (intranets) or the internet. Currently SLiMS is one of the most widely used library automation systems in Indonesia. SLiMS has also been used by many libraries abroad, and has even become the official recommended library automation system in several countries.

One of the features in the SliMS application is OPAC, which is an acronym for Online Public Access Catalog with free translation into Public Access Online Catalog. Online catalog means a series of information about products, in this case books (possibly for non-book collections), published using the internet on a single page or website so that they can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, by anyone.

Meanwhile, the Poster Design Training with Adi Sucipto, S.Kom., MT as the speaker. Canva is a graphic design application used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. The Canva application also provides a variety of design examples to use. Participants in this poster design activity were students of SMAN 1 Gadingrejo. Students on behalf of Barkah Lingga Azriel and Chyntia Carolina were named the participants with the best poster designs.

This activity was also attended by the Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs, Jumiran, S.Pd., and Darmini, S.Kom. and the teachers of SMA Negeri 1 Gadingrejo. On this occasion, discussions on cooperation between Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia and SMA Negeri 1 Gadingrejo were also held in the fields of education, research and service.

The principal of SMA Negeri 1 Gadingrejo Sujarwo, M.Pd. appreciated the implementation of this activity and hopes that other PkM activities will soon be held, such as in the field of online learning systems or commonly known as the Learning Management System (LMS) to improve the quality of learning at SMA Negeri 1 Gadingrejo. The principal also said that the commitment of SMA Negeri 1 Gadingrejo would continue to improve good service in the field of education so that the school would be more advanced. The hope is that all alumni of SMA Negeri 1 Gadingrejo can compete in society, universities and higher education institutions in the world of work.

The following was a team of lecturers and students from Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia in PkM under the guidance of a school at SMA Negeri 1 Gadingrejo, led by Erliyan Redy Susanto, S.Kom., M.Kom with members Rusliyawati, S.Kom, M.Ti., Adi Sucipto, S.Kom., M.T., Ari Sulistiyawati, S.Si., S.Kom., M.Pd., and Dr. Si. Agus Wantoro, S. Kom., M. Kom. This activity was also assisted by outstanding students including Eka Putri Adamansyah and Hafizhah from the Information Systems S1 Study Program at Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia.

Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor of Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia, Dr. H. Mahathir Muhammad, SE., MM., expressed his hope that this PkM target school can provide useful provisions for preparation for a bright future for students of SMA Negeri 1 Gadingrejo in this Digital Era.