Friday, December 02, 2005

An afternoon with Diljit

Right after the forum on Reading in the Age of Technology held last 26 November 2005 at the E.P. Dagot Conference Room, the officers treated the resource speaker Dr. Diljit Singh to lunch at Mann Hann in SM Manila; had coffee, tea, and pastries at Seattle's Best, and a walking tour of Intramuros. The group dropped by WOW Philippines and gave Diljit a bit of history at Fort Santiago.

Please note that the kids you see in the pictures are mine =).

And here's part of the email message Diljit sent me:
Just a short note to say "Thank you" for your warm hospitality during my visit to PNU and to Manila in general. Thank you also for the wonderful lunch on Saturday and the tour of Intramuros.

I enjoyed the visit, learned a lot, [hopefully] shared a little, and enjoyed getting to know all of you.

2005 GA and forum in pictures

Warming up

Outgoing PNU-LISAA president Ma. Evelyn Nabus delivering her
accomplishment report

Blessila Velasco, Treasurer, reporting on the Association's state of finances

PLAI President Susima Gonzales inducting into office the 2006 Officers and Board of Directors

Mrs. G delivering an inspirational speech and giving updates on the profession

Dr. Diljit Singh, Associate Professor of the University of Malaya in Malaysia and
resource speaker in the forum on Reading in the Age of Technology

A good turnout of participants

Conference chairman and incoming president Medina de Castro handing
Dr. Singh a plaque of appreciation

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

2005 General Assembly and Forum set

The PNU Library and Information Science Alumni Association, Inc. will be holding its 5th annual general assembly this coming Novermber 26 at the PNU Library Conference Room from 8 am to 12 noon.

There will also be a forum on Reading in the Age of Technology with Dr. Diljit Singh from the Department of Information Science of the University of Malaya, in Malaysia as guest speaker. Dr. Singh will be discussing the importance of reading in the age of information technology and how school librarians and teachers play a crucial role in enhancing reading skills. He will also present possible schemes and strategies in organizing libraries in schools with limited resources taking into consideration the context and culture of the learning community.

Registration fee is 250 pesos.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

LIS Department holds career talk and outreach program

The Library and Information Science Department together with the LIS Society, held a career talk for incoming sophomores last 6 September 2005 at the Library Lobby. The career talk aimed at encouraging freshmen to major in Library and Information Science. Prof. Placida Socorro Limpin, part-time faculty of the department, was the resource speaker. She focused her discussion on the emerging roles of librarians and information professionals.

The Department, in coordination with the Graduate Students and Specialization students, organized a lecture-workshop on basic library skills at Pasay City West High School for the public school librarians of Pasay last 17 September 2005.

Details and pictures of the activities will be posted soon.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Curricular offerings at the PNU LIS Department

The Department of Library and Information Science is under the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature of the Philippine Normal University.

Its curricular offerings include:

  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)
  • Library Science Specialization (Undergraduate Certificate)
  • Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Library Science
  • Master of Arts in Education - Specialization in Library Science (MAEd-LS)
Faculty members are: Miguel Cobaria, Remedio Joven, Ruben Marasigan, Dr. Maria Orendain, Dr. Linda Tayona, Department Head, and Placida Socorro Limpin and Evangeline Maceda, who are both part-timers.

Admission inquiries can be addressed to The Department Head, LIS Dept, 4th Flr. Edilberto Dagot Hall, Philippine Normal University or by calling (632) 302-7717.

Monday, August 22, 2005

The Networked Workshop

Photo on top shows the participants listening to the lecture of Ms. Estela Montejo,and photo on the bottom shows Ms. Montejo (standing), going around the venue during the hands-on exercises. The activity was the lecture-workshop on Cataloging in a Networked Environment held last August 17 at the Library Technology Center of the Philippine Normal University. Ms. Michelle Panti, not in the pictures, was also a resource speaker.

Thirty-six librarians, both from public and private schools attended the half-day lecture-workshop. Sponsors for the activity were Manila Bulletin for the laptop and Gakken Philippines for the wireless projector.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Career Planning for Graduating Students

Photo shows Jo Ladlad (standing) during a workshop for graduating LIS undergraduate students held last February at the PNU library's multimedia room.

The career planning workshop is an annual activity of the PNU-LISAA in coordination with the LIS Department to help the graduating batch prepare for their job hunt.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Cataloging in a Networked Environment

The PNU-Library and Information Science Alumni Association will be holding a half-day workshop on "Cataloging in a Networked Environment" with our very own Ms. Estela Montejo of Ateneo de Manila University Rizal Library as resource person.

Details are as follows:

Venue: Internet Room, 2nd Flr. University Library
Date: 17 August, 8-12 noon
Registration fee: 250 pesos

Expect hands-on exercises.

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