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.