Tuesday, June 24, 2008

First confab set on promotion of Bikoliana at Roco Library

Six speakers compose the roll of lecturers in the First Raul S. Roco Library Lecture and Regional Conference of Public Librarians at the Naga City Youth Center on June 13, 2008. The whole day activity opens with remarks from: Mayor Jesse M. Robredo on “Libraries’ Benefit from Effective Governance”; Mrs. Sonia Malazarte-Roco on “Changing Paradigms of Bikol Libraries”; Director of National Library Prudenciana C. Cruz on “Local History Materials: Its Impact on Bikol Libraries.” The morning will be capped by the presentation of the Tongues of Fire a book by Conrado de Quiros who will be introduced by Vice Mayor Gabriel H. Bordado, Jr.

The afternoon program proper shall feature three lectures; first, by Dr. Danilo Madrid Gerona, historian, writer and professor of Ateneo de Naga University on “Developing Bikoliana Materials; second, by Cristina Ranche, a genealogist, on “How and Why of Family Research: Prospects of Bikol Genealogy:; thirds, by Edna San Buenaventrura, Ateneo de Naga University librarian, on “The Bikoliana Materials, Redefining the Bibliographic Profile”. Riko Vinluan, acting city librarian of the Raul S. Roco Library and coordinator of this conference, relayed to Bicol Mail that expected participants are librarians, information specialists, archivists, curators, Sanggunian Members and Chair on Arts and Culture, historians, teachers. He said this conference seeks to promote the development and organization of the Bikoliana section as the core collection of Bikol libraries, to strengthen local history, and to identify materials found and written in the Bikol region.

He further said that one of the objectives of this conference is the formulation of a uniform and standard bibliographic citations or descriptions for the Bikol materials in Bikol libraries. To this, he added: the highlight on the role of materials on local history in the archives, in other primary sources and in the Bikoliana section in library services and programs, as a major contribution of libraries in the development of the arts, literature and culture across the Bikol region. To close the day are the remarks from Riko Vinluan.. Masters of ceremony are Dr. Amparo Nieves and Raymond Melvin Chua.

Posted: June 12, 2008 at Bicol Mail Online

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