Wednesday, June 25, 2008

2007 Outstanding Professional Librarian

I would like to congratulate Ms. Lourdes T. David for being chosen as the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year (2007) given by the Professional Regulations Commission last June 20, 2008.

Ms David is presently the Director of the Rizal Library in Ateneo De Manila University. Four years ago, I visited Rizal Library along with my staff, in preparation for library transfer. It was a worthwhile because she gave me advice and materials needed to facilitate the systematic transfer of materials and how to organize those stuff in a new building.

She has become an effective catalyst in the promotion of library, librarianship and library service. Librarians like her are pillars of strength for us, and like me, Public Librarians in Bicol are very grateful for her support and assistance to the cause of library service in the community.


(Photo downloaded from filipinolibrarian.blogspot.com)

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

Sunday, June 8, 2008

P R O G R A M -1st Raul S. Roco Library Lecture

Theme: Bicol Libraries: Building a Cultural Heritage through Effective Governance

June 13, 2008: NAGA CITY YOUTH CENTER

PROGRAM


7:30-9:00 am : REGISTRATION

9:00-11:00 am : Part I Opening Program

Invocation
Philippine National Anthem

Welcome Remarks : Hon. Jesse M. Robredo City Mayor, Naga City
Libraries’ Benefit from Effective Governance

Opening Remarks : Changing paradigm of Bikol Libraries
Mrs. Sonia Malazarte-Roco
President, Raul S. Roco Foundation

Intermission Number : The Naga Central School 1 Rondalla Group

Message : Hon. Prudenciana C. Cruz, Director of National Library
Local History Materials: its impact on Bikol libraries

Part II. Book Launching

Introduction of the Author : Hon. Gabbriel Bordado Jr., City Vice Mayor, Naga City

Presentation of the Book : Tongues of fire by Conrado De Quiros
Author

Part III. 11:00 -4:00 pm PROGRAM PROPER

Lecture 1 : Developing Bikoliana materials
Dr. Danilo Madrid Gerona
Historian,Writer & Profesor, Ateneo De Naga University

Lecture 2 : How &Why of Family Research:Prospects of Bikol Genealogy
Ms. Cristina Ranche , Genealogist

Lecture 3 : The Bikoliana materials: redefining the bibliographic profile
Ms. Edna San Buenaventura
University Librarian, Ateneo de Naga University

Closing Remarks : Riko Vinluan, Acting City Librarian, Raul S. Roco Library


Dr. Amparo Nieves Raymond Melvin Chua
Masters of Ceremony