Achievements Timeline

1984 - 1999 : The New Beginning

1984

The Sultanah Bahiyah Library, Universiti Utara Malaysia had its genesis when the University was established in 1984 in the temporary campus located in Bandar Baru Darulaman. The main campus of the university which located in a remote area of Sintok, Kedah; 48 kilometers north of Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah and 10 kilometers east of Changlun, a small town on the North-South Highway; was under construction until 1990’s. It is set on 926 hectares of forest and former tin mining land interspersed with streams and small lakes.

1990

In 1990, the library was among the pioneer departments to moved to the university campus which is located at Sintok, Kedah; 48 kilometers north of Alor Setar.

1992

The Library received UUM Innovation Award as the best department to implemented technological innovation in various services.

1993

Own the very first in Malaysia a CD-Rom Network System

1997

First Library in Malaysia to receive MS ISO 9002 Quality System Certification

1999

The library was officially opened by His Royal Highness Almarhum Al-Sultan Almu'Tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah on 21st September 1999. The library is named after the late, Her Royal Highness Almarhumah Tuanku Hajjah Bahiyah binti Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Sultanah of Kedah.

2000 - 2010 : The Growth

2000
  • MS ISO 9002:1994 Certification
  • First Place Best Banner Procession of Maulidur Rasul 1421H
2001

Among the best government department to received assessment for Prime Minister Quality Awards

2002
  • MS ISO 9002:1994 Certification
  • First Place Web Page Competition 45th Malaysian Independence Day
  • First Place Volley Ball Men Competition Inter Department UUM
  • Third Place Ceria Merdeka 45th Malaysian Independence Day Celebration Division A Category
2003
  • First Place Web Page Competition 46th Malaysian Independence Day
  • MS ISO 9001:2000 Certification
  • Third Place 5S Competition Inter Department UUM
  • Achieving the highest growth in Science Direct Usage Malaysia
2004

Won the Vice Chancellor Quality Awards Division A Category

 

2005
  • Special Jury Award Maulidur Rasul Procession 1426H
  • Third Place Web Page Design Competition 48th Malaysian Independence Day
2006
  • Third Place 5S Practices Competition Division A Category
  • Third Place Ceria Merdeka Division A Category
2007
  • First Place Ceria Merdeka Division A Category
  • Second Place 5S Practices Competition Division A Category
2008
  • Fifth Place 5S Practices Competition Inter Department UUM
2009
  • Winner of Q Department Competition Inter Department UUM
  • Winner of the Quality Practices and Innovation Evaluation (5S)
  • Best Innovation Award for KIKSmart Group, PSB UUM– Administration Innovation & Creative Circle IPTA Category in 2009 held in Univ. Malaysia of Sabah.
2010
  • Winner of the Quality Practices and Innovation Evaluation (5S)
  • Consistent Winner 5S Practices Between Departments UUM
  • Organized a seminar entitled "Seminar Kebangsaan Teknologi Maklumat di Perpustakaan" national level from 3-5 August 2010 in Penang.

2011 - 2020 : Achievement Consistency

2011
  • Second Place of the Quality Practices and Innovation Evaluation (5S)
  • Fourth Place High Use Emerald Database Award Among World Universities
2012
  • Second Place of the Quality Practices and Innovation Evaluation (5S)
  • Second Place Mini Innovative Creative Circle (ICC) Convention, University Level
  • Second Place High Usage Emerald Database Award Among World Universities
2013
  • Winner of the Quality Practices and Innovation Evaluation (5S)
2014
  • Second Place - Emerald Group Publishing High Usage Award 2013
  • Third Place - Emerald Group Publishing High Research Output in Malaysia 2013
  • Smarties Group of PSB UUM won the 5S/QE competition at the Mini Convention of ICC and Quality Environment Practice  (5s/QE), university level held in 24 February 2014.

2015
  • UUM New Excellence Award 2014 - Service Excellence Award (Best Main Responsibility Centre)
  • Winner of the Quality Practices and Innovation Evaluation (5s/QE) 2014
  • Winner of Mini Innovative Creative Circle (ICC) Convention, University Level 2014
2016
  • Winner of 4th Mini Innovative Creative Circle (ICC) Convention Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Third Place of the Quality Practices and Innovation Evaluation (5S/QE) 2015
  • Second Place High Usage Emerald Database Award Among World Universities
2017
  • UUM Achievement Award 2015/2015 - The Best Department category
  • Third placed in Quality Environment Practive 5S/QE award for 2016

2018
  • PSB ICC group - BLINC has won 3rd placed in Open Convention of ICC University Level on 15 May 2018.

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