Monday, August 4, 2008

SMU Librarians Were Invited as Resource Speakers During the Seminar Workshop for School Librarians on July 31 and August 1, 2008

By David A. Cabonero
The Nueva Ecija Private Secondary Schools Administrators Association (NEPRISSAA) conducted the First Seminar-Workshop for School Librarians held last July 31, 2008 and August 1, 2008 at Saint Joseph's School Elementary Department, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija. This was initiated by the Association and spearheaded by its President, Sr. Eterna A. Managan, SFIC.

The theme of the seminar was "Management of School Libraries: Meeting Challenges & Beyond. It is aimed to equip the teacher-librarians with the knowledge of library standards, basic principles of cataloging and classification of library materials. This seminar is designed to be conducted in series and the second part will be conducted in September, 2008.

The proceedings of the seminar-workshop:

Mrs. Rowena A. Manalo, St. Joseph School Librarian, led the opening prayer.

Sr. Concepcion Ulanday, SFIC, gave her words of welcome to participants.

Sr. Eterna A. Manangan, SFIC, humbly delivered her opening remarks.

Mr. Miguel T. De Guzman, ES Supervisor I, In-Charge of Private Schools in Nueva Ecija gave his words of encouragement and briefly discussed the importance of library in education.

Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban, SMU Director of Libraries and LIS professor, lectured on the laws in librarianship and standards for school libraries.

Mr. David A. Cabonero, Periodicals Librarian and LIS instructor, discussed the following topics: 1) Bibliographic description using Level 1 of the AACR2R 2002 revision; 2) Building class number using the DDC 22nd ed.; 3) Assigning subject headings using the Sears List of Subject Headings 18 ed.; and 4) The Card catalog and its types of catalog cards and its parts.

Mrs. Fely C. Baliton, Academic and Research Librarian, conducted the workshop on accessioning, labeling and processing of library materials.

The Participants are intently listening to the speakers.

The Participants in Action

Photos courtesy from Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban and Mrs. Fely C. Baliton.

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