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.

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