Friday, January 9, 2009

Medina de Castro speaks at a general assembly

PNU-LISAA, Inc President Medina de Castro congratulated officers and board members of the Association for having a fruitful year in a general assembly at the PNU conference room last December 9, 2006. Here written is her speech:

Mrs. Nora Conti, Dr. Mary Orendain, Dr. Linda Tayona, Prof. Ruben Marasigan, Prof. Miguel Cobaria and other members of the LIC Dept.; my co-officers, members of the Association; colleagues in the profession, GOOD MORNING!

When I was preparing this report, I read and reviewed content of my acceptance speech last year and I discovered that some plans and activities written in my acceptance speech did not materialize.

Nagawa ba ang mga dapat. And my inner self said, “ OO naman, we tried, performed and did our best!We we were not able to accomplish all but have done the following:

1. We conducted an annual career orientation last February 2006 at the PNU Multimedia Room with Ms. Dolly Decinal as our resource speaker. The career orientation is an annual activity of the association to help LIS students prepare for job hunt.

2. Last August 16, we held a seminar-workshop on “Library Marketing Strategy that Works.” Invited speaker was Mrs. Lleuvelyn Cacha, of Ateneo De Manila University and she shared knowledge on “Library Marketing in the Digital Age”. Our very own Mrs. Zarah Gagatiga, Head Librarian of Xavier School, also spoke on the topic “Creative Use of School Libraries for Pre-School and Basic Education” with focus on storytelling & puppetry for library development. This activity was very successful and well attended perhaps due to very interesting seminar topics.

3. I can say that participation to the National Book Week celebration last Nov. 24-29 is another accomplishment. The PNU-LISAA, Inc. officers, board members, and PNU librarians headed by Dr. Maria Orendain attended the Fellowship Dinner last Nov. 29. The Association was also well-represented even in the Fun Walk activity held last Nov. 24.

4. Scholarship. The Association is ready to adopt PNU LIS scholars on a semestral basis which will begin before the year ends. The new officers and board members shall encourage everyone to support a fund for this very noble mission of the Association.

5. Membership. If you will notice, our theme for this day is “BALIK PNU LIBRARY”. Our aim is to welcome and bring members back again to the PNU-LISAA, Inc. We observed that very few PNU-LISAA members attended the previous activities of the Association. Most of our participants from the previous fora and seminars were non-alumni and mostly from school libraries for which we are, also, very thankful for. We know that we are able to help school librarians in their professional growth and their attendance assist the Association in terms of financial needs. Iilan lang po sa ating mga alumni ang bayad sa inaasahang membership fees para sa PNU-LISAA. So, I am appealing to all the members to pay your annual membership fees to support the incoming activities of the association.

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