Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Warm greetings from PAARL!
Phrases like“English Speaking Zone” and “This is an English Speaking School” are commonly seen posted in strategic locations within school premises nowadays, including the library. Certainly, such institutional policy serves as a challenge for librarians to better improve their aptitude and competence in expressing their thoughts and ideas in English language.
In view of the foregoing scenario, we have conceptualized a half-day training workshop on the theme “Oral English Proficiency Skills for Librarians and Information Professionals”purposely to address the perceived professional weakness of librarians. By focusing on the theme, we specifically endeavor to:
1. Understand the importance of improving and strengthening the English proficiency skills of librarians as part of professional development;
2. Learn the correct usage of English language and methods of oral communication in the library setting;
3. Train librarians when and how to speak English with confidence particularly in dealing with library clients, faculty members, guests and school administrators; and
4. Encourage librarians to use English as a medium of instruction for a more effective delivery of library services.
The activity will be held in cooperation with CE-Logic, Inc. on March 26, 2009 (Thursday)at the newly renovated and state-of-the-art C&E Information and Resource Center located along Quezon Blvd., (beside Hi-Top Supermarket) Quezon City from 1:00-5:00 PM. There is a registration fee of P250 for non-members, P200 for members and P100 for students.
We have invited one of the country’s English language guru and trainer, Dr. Nilda R. Sunga as our Resource Speaker.
Thank you and we look forward to your continued support and participation.
Christopher C. Paras
Vice-President/ Chair Conference Committee