Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Good People from TJIC and ECLC for a Lakbay Library Group of PNU-LISAA, Inc.

2009 Board of PNU-LISAA, Inc, through the leadership of Ms. Jocelyn L. Ladlad (President), arranged the tour in coordination with good people from the Economic and Financial Learning Center of BSP namely its very accommodating library center manager Mrs. Cora Garcia and her friendly and attractive staff while TJIC boasts of energetic personnel and able speakers headed by its director Reysa Alenzuela. Both information centers celebrate their anniversaries and are best examples of information commons in the country. The former offers a one-stop shop experience with exhibits, audio-visual pres, touch screen interactive learning materials. There are also info and games kiosks and a very spacious library interiors accented by a lovely stairs to walk on just before the building’s second floor. The Lakbay Laybrari group was fascinated and came to be the first to see what you haven’t seen and a must see for all. Never forget to visit also BSP’s very interesting money museum, if you intend to go now.

On the other hand, American ways were demonstrated by TJIC’s Counselor for Public Affairs, Richard W. Nelson, and the eloquent Mr. John Mcguirre. With arms wide open, staff of TJIC elaborated on the power of information sources the Embassy center for reading and research sends and has. Their electronic visions have paid off and many have taken advantage of their Windows of America as essayed by known information specialists namely Brinerdine G. Alejandrino and Jocelyn Ladlad. Their Windows have both quality and advanced online and print databases and are bridges for outreach services in the form of TJIC Alert Service, subject bibliographies, lectures and training, digital video conferencing, etc. Furthermore, Nelson and Mcguirre do not only have beautiful minds for Filipinos but also authentic promises to assist and back us up all. Call up your friends now @ TJIC and help them serve you well beyond 10 years of true colors and calling.

Specifically, forty six (46) library personnel were toured around the ECLC of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and TJIC of the US Embassy. University of Batangas sent the most number of participants with 7 including one from St. Patrick’s Hospital Medical Center. Next were La Consolacion College-Manila and St. Paul College-Pasig – each with five (5) from their libraries. Don Bosco Technical Institute-Makati and Elizabeth Seton School-Paranaque had four (4). Three schools sent at least two (2) namely, Mother of Divine Providence School, St. Michael’s College-Laguna and College of Science Library-UP Diliman.

Others came from Colegio de Sta. Rosa-Makati, Congressional High School-Cavite, Cultural Center of the Philippines, De La Salle University-Manila, Eduardo L. Joson Memorial College-Nueva Viscaya, General Alvarez School of Arts & Trade-Cavite, Laguna BelAir School, Lopez Memorial Museum Library, National Archives of the Philippines, National Security Control, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina, PAREF Woodrose School, Inc., Philippine Normal University, Southern Philippines Institute of Science & Technology-Cavite, and Trinity University of Asia. 22% of the attendees were officers of the sponsoring Association (PNU-LISAA, Inc.)

Next projects of the Association are Project Agoo – an outreach program in May – and a seminar-workshop on “Library Plus on Web-based/Online Reader Services” on July 2-3 in the highlands and cave lands of Sagada, Mountain Province at St. Joseph’s Resthouse.

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