Monday, December 27, 2010

sweet nothing!

five days before the New Year, i am 34. completely different when I was 21, 18 , 16 and 25 - numbers i usually bet in lotto, these numbers do fill with memories in time, and in life. yet this time, i am becoming an old person – a role i am arriving at.

believed me, the lives of benjamin franklin, michaelangelo, thomas edison, have incredibly well- accomplished than anybody. they are movers at 34 - extraordinary and exceptional! but for a public librarian, at 34 is completely different.

sweet nothing! as it may seem, is my life began at naga library. at 21 as assistant chief librarian, then an acting chief librarian at 29.and finally as full-pledged chief librarian at 33 .

on second thoughts, as naga librarian, i can only be proud of what i have accomplished for 11 years - an established library organization, the naga reading public and the management skills. though these factors varies in time, it helps me became a librarian of naga.

with 2011 and coping for a different style and company, i look forward for more lessons and thoughts about the library and librarianship.

also, i like to bet in the lotto. i want to sing Bruno mars, again and again.. I wanna be a millionaire so freaking bad!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

frabjous day!

no. this is not about the book wrote by miriam. this is a sequence from an earlier post on reorganization.

in an earlier post, i wished for a review of the reorganization plan. this is the merging of the naga library in other offices in 2011. the sympathy coming from the members of the council and the redefining the status of our office have made my wish to be granted. naga library remained a separate division.

I used to hear from the grey people visiting naga library, that naga is blessed to have a library. they envy the young naguenos to have a new library edifice with an able collection to offer both for information and recreation purpose than before where the library is small and the books were limited. while it carries the vibrant character of naga - naga library is one and a distinct place for bicolano. and making naga library an independent division is a gift that motivates me to work beyond an extra mile.

i could not expressed my feelings to-day, but as i look back 10 years ago as a newly appointed assistant chief library, the feeling of happines is completely different. it is indeed a frabjous day.

i have weeks of uncertainties and disappointment, but this was changed with perseverance and determination. to the city government, dios mabalos po. merry x'mas.

Monday, December 6, 2010


as of this writing, there is a move for a reorganization in the city government.

reorganization is defined in the online dictionary as the " the act or process of organizing again or differently or a thorough alteration of the structure of a business corporation". in every local government unit, there is always a reorganization plan. this is being pushed to ensure the effectiveness of the program. my idea is that it will eliminate duplications, that a clustering of programs will meet the desired objectives.
naga library is one of the division in the city government which is being merged in a new department under education, sports and scholarship office. i have no idea of the new department including with its implications.
in this manner, i stood on what i believe that this will not be good for the naga library. this library is a separate division since 1957, and one of the oldest since 1920. it is ironic as a past officer of the public librarians, i became an advocate for the elevation of the library as a department in other local government. here in naga, the office is being merged in a department.
the problem in naga may be a problem of my other fellow public librarians. issues being the least priority, no funding and no competent people are among i have fought for in the many seminars i attended. i wish to share with you the writings in the marker of the building which states-
" naga city public library is the testament to the commitment of the city government to extend the frontiers of knowledge to all sectors of society. aside from fulfilling its traditional functions and services, the public library will strive to be the repository of bicol cultural materials, a haven for artists, and a center of learning in the field of local governance."
i am hoping for a review of the plan.