The Librarians Association of Quezon Province-Lucena, Inc. held an educational tour to St. Scholastica’s College and BED Library, DLSU’s Learning Commons and Manila Ocean Park last May 9, 2014.
Thirty seven (37) librarians, para-professional librarians and students of library science coming from academic, school and public libraries participated in the tour. The participants are from Sacred Heart College, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc., Maryhill College, St. Joseph Academy-Sariaya, MSEUF Candelaria, St. Anne College Lucena, Quezon Provincial Library, Gumaca Municipal Library, Atimonan Municipal Library, Sariaya LGU, West Palale National High School-Tayabas, Quezon National Agricultural School and SLSU Tagkawayan.
The objectives of the tour are to benchmark the facilities, services and operations of the different museum and libraries; to encourage librarians to be more creative and innovative in organizing and managing their own libraries and to enrich their knowledge in redesigning their library set-up, collection and services.
The first stop of the Library Study Tour was at St. Scholastica’s College located at Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila. The tour participants visited the BED Library, College Library, Audio-Visual Room and Music Library.
The next stop was the Learning Commons of DLSU located at the 6th to 13th floor of the newly built Henry Sy Building. The participants learned new trends in library services of DLSU Learning Commons which they can use in their own libraries such as Ask LORA (Library Online Reference Assistant), Face-to-Face with RIA (Roving Information Assistant), Iam InfoSMART Information Literacy Program and Webliographies. They also got a chance to take a peek at the digitization process and database of DLSU periodical collections.
The group also visited the country’s first world-class marine theme park and a premiere educational facility wherein the participants can benchmark on organizing and designing library and gallery exhibits and managing tours in their libraries or museums.
The participants were able to encounter various species of friendly sharks, stingrays and starfishes at the Sharks and Rays Encounter and learn environmental protection at a unique bird sanctuary at the Birds of Prey Kingdom. They were also amazed with sea creatures swimming overhead a curved walkway tunnel at the Oceanarium and entertained at the Penguin Talk show, Sea Lion Show and Musical Fountain Show Revolution.
Another milestone for Librarians Association of Quezon Province-Lucena, Inc. (formerly Quezon Librarians Association)as two of its members finished their Masters Degree in Library and Information Science this Academic Year 2013-2014. These two modern and budding librarians areMs. Myrna Pereyra MacapiaandMrs. Charlyn C. Porto-Salcedo, both Junior Librarians of theUniversity Libraries in Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation (MSEUF). Ms. Macapia took Master of Library and Information Science at School of Library and Information Studies, University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City while Mrs. Salcedo took her Master of Arts in Library Science at Centro Escolar University in Manila.
Ms. Macapia is a former Student Assistant and Foundation Grantee of MSEUF TYEM Library and Library Complex. She finished Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Mathematics and took units of Library Science while working as a library Student Assistant. She then became a Licensed Teacher and Registered Librarian in 2006 and 2007 respectively. After graduation, she worked as a teacher-librarian at Sariaya Institute before she transferred to her Alma Mater to work as a Junior Librarian handling Basic Education Library, Periodicals Section, and Library User Information System Section (LUISS). She was the first awardee of Outstanding Librarian in Quezon Province given by the Association in 2010 and an Outstanding Supervisor awarded by MSEUF in 2013. She is also a Board Member of Philippine Association of School Librarians, Inc. (PASLI) and an active member of Philippine Librarians Association, Inc., PLAI-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC), Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians (PAARL), Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (PATLS) and LAQueP-LInc. She is also one of the faculty members handling subjects of the Bachelor of Library and Information Science program at the College of Education, MSEUF.
Mrs. Salcedo of Mauban, Quezon took Bachelor of Library and Information Science in Centro Escolar University and became a Registered Librarian. She then became a Junior Librarian at MSEUF handling the Circulation and Reserve Section. She is also teaching some subjects for the Bachelor of Library and Information Science offered at MSEUF. She is also active in joining organizations in the field of Librarianship and actively participating in seminars and conferences conducted by PLAI, PLAI-STRLC, PAARL, PATLS and LAQueP-LInc.
Both of them had visited different types of libraries here in the Philippines and abroad like Singapore National Library. They also became speakers and lecturers during their in-service trainings at MSEUF University Libraries.
Congratulations Myrna and Charlyn.
The Librarians Association of Quezon Province-Lucena, Inc. is proud of you!
The Quezon Librarians Association is an organization of registered librarians, para-professional librarians and students of Library and Information Science in the province of Quezon. QLA was formally organized in September 2006 and became the 2nd Chapter Member of the PLAI- Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council.