If you are preparing to participate in any MUN conference now, doing proper research will be inevitable. While as a student, research may be an activity that is already familiar to most, if not all, of you, doing research for a MUN conference takes another level of depth, especially considering that you are going to act and present in the manner of a different country or delegation, getting acquainted, understanding, and being able to work with your entire committee, and to be able to find the best solutions to the issues at hand, none of which can be achieve unless you have done your own homework: proper research.
Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, is not known for its libraries. Compared to New York (the NY Public Library) or Washington, D.C. (Library of Congress), the city that is about as populated as the Big Apple has no well-known library. Of course, there is the national central library. Yet instead, this post will take you to a smaller library only about a kilometer behind that huge library.
Tucked behind trees, and located just across the very place where Indonesia’s independence was proclaimed on August 17, 1945, Freedom Institute Public Library is a tiny oasis in the middle of this bustling metropolis. Tough enough to find a good library, Freedom Institute couples its collection of books with a nice place to write, to find inspiration, or even to (at least try to) find a little quite time in the midst of the noisy Big Durian. Continue reading “Library Tour: Freedom Institute Public Library”