Reshaping Librarianship Seminar

Quezon Librarians Association (QLA) held a seminar with the theme “Reshaping Librarianship” on January 11, 2008 at the Audio Visual Room of St. Anne College, Lucena City.

Dr. Rogelio B. Llave, Vice-President for Academic Affairs of St. Anne College gave a welcome remarks followed by an opening remarks by Mrs. Teresita DJ. Magbag, outgoing QLA President. Ms. Ivy Rose Y. Atienza, QLA Secretary introduced the 107 participants from private and public libraries in Quezon Province.

Ms. Jenalyn A. Pancho, QLA PRO introduced the first speaker, Ms. Venmar V. Ruanto, DepED Division of Quezon Education Supervisor I (English-Secondary) and Library Hub Coordinator. She discussed “Quezon Library Hub: Its importance and role to the community.” According to her, some students in high school do not know how to read due to lack of reading resources. She also emphasized that over 15% of Filipino students are illiterate and it was because some students have no reading habits and have insufficient reading resources. To address the problem, the Library Hub Project was established. A fruitful open forum followed.

The new set of officers took their oath before Mr. Marcial Batiancila, PLAI-STRLC Chair. The newly inducted officers were: Mrs. Rosario Villamater, president; Mrs. Aurora Navela, vice presidents; Ms. Ivy Rose Atienza, secretary; Mrs. Miled Ibias, treasurer; Ms. Eulalia Zapata, auditor; Ms. Jenalyn Pancho, P.R.O.; Ms. Manuelita Veranga and Mr. Panfilo Talisic, Council of Elders and Mrs. Teresita Magbag, Ex-Officio. Mrs. Ismaelinda Cabana was appointed by the Exetutive Officers adviser as she is one of the proponent of the association together with Mrs. Villamater.

Ms. Audrey Anday, College Librarian of UP Open University was introduced by Ms. Noreen Rairata of MSEUF Candelaria. Ms. Anday deeply discussed “Reshaping Libraries and Librarianship: a look at the past, an assessment of the present and a peep to the future.” She started her talk by a simple motivation wherein she asked the participants to form six (6) groups to design and describe the types of libraries assigned in each group.

A closing remarks was given by Ms. Lally Zapata, QLA Vice-Chair and Conference chair. Ms. Marisel Viñer and Ms. Marietta Nayve were the Masters of the Ceremony. (Myrna P. Macapia)

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