The Association of Librarians in the Public Sec-tor (ALPS) Inc. conducted its 2nd National Convention of Public Librarians with the theme “Looking Beyond the Horizon: The Future of Public Libraries in the Philippines” at the University of the As-sumption, City of San Fernan-do, Pampanga on June 26-29, 2018. It covered topics rela-tive to public librarianship with the view of improving practice, service and profes-sional competence among public librarians working in various institutions.
The objectives were to create innovative services to improve library image, level and service, professional practice and promote multi-culturalism; 2) present trending topics affecting public librarianship such as but not limited to Continu-ing Professional Develop-ment (CPD), media and in-formation literacy, project management, research and web technologies, among others; 3) identify new li-brarian competencies re - quired in the workplace and relate new trends in LIS af-fecting the workplace; and 4) discuss how libraries as learning spaces and centers for entrepreneurship can impact change.
The said convention was filled with continuous learning on innovative and creative ideas tackled by knowledgeable resource speak-ers. Hon. Lourdes T. David, Chair of the CPD Council for Librarians lectured on the Con-tinuing Professional Develop-ment (CPD), John Louie T. Zabala, Reference Librarian of De La Salle University, Manila tackled Innovative Services: Libraries as Learning Spaces; Janice DC. Penaflor, Collec-tion Development Librarian, Technical Services of De Lasalle University
For years, the Quezon City Public Library has been a venue of benchmarking by various public and private libraries in the country.
Last August 15, 2018, QCPL was privileged to be visited by the Presidential Museum and Library (PML) officers and staff composed of Dir. Teresita P. Deliu, Ms. Ma. Evette Victoria S. Buban, Ms. Pearl Necy D. Valdez, Ms. Shella Mariz P. Jimenez, Mr. Aris-totle P. Cruz, Ms. Grace Q. Bano-gon and MS. Marichu G. Estopace. Their purpose of visit was to ob-serve and gather information re-garding best practices on the maintenance of a general circulation library.
The PML group started their activity by watching a brief video presentation on the History of QCPL at the District Libraries’ Room located at the 2nd floor of QCPL building. It was followed by an initial briefing and library orien-tation by Ms. Mariza G. Chico, the OIC - Asst. City Librarian, assisted by Mr. Paulo Dominik P. Daulat (Asst. Head, Reference Section) and Ms. Rowena G. Remiendo (Periodicals Section Head). The visitors were toured to the different sections of the library.
(3rd from the left) Mr. Jose Carlos S. Ibabao dressed in military uniform as a revolutionary platoon leader, re-enacting Philippine Independence 120th anniversary 2018.
The QCPL-Novaliches Branch staffs are very proud to have one of their co-employees as part of a group of people that conducts re-enactments on various historical events in the Philippines. Mr. Jose Carlo S.Ibabao, or “JC” has passion and love for history and has shown it by participating in some historical plays and has played various roles as a platoon leader of the Philippine Republican Army during the Bacoor Assembly,a Philippine Republican Army General during the 120th Philippine Independence 2018, which settings are located in the different historical parts of the country.
Mr. Ibabao is a dedicated employee known at the Novaliches Library who loves to give historical trivia and stories to everyone in the library. He could be an inspiration to many and a source of information about history.
Presentation of QC Documentary Film & Lessons and Legacies: Selected Privilege Speeches of Mayor Herbert M. Bautista, vol. 2
By: Lucila R. Raquiño
The QCPL,through its Publication Services, has been continuously publishing various materials that will be used by the library clientele as their reference in their quest for knowledge and information. These two (2) materials, a Creative Documentary film entitled “The Making of Quezon City” and a book entitled “Lessons and Legacies: Selected Privilege Speech-es of Mayor Herbert M. Bautista” Vol. 2, which
were presented to the City Mayor on September 3, 2018 at the Bulwagang Amoranto located at the 3rd floor of the high-rise building, were published as additional collections of the QCPL. These materials will provide information about Quezon City and all about the privilege speech-es of Mayor Bautista that epitomizes good govern-ance.
The “The Making of Quezon City” is the first documentary film pre-pared by the QCPL. It is a train of historical scenes and data of sig-nificant personages, events, places and other relevant information in the creation of Quezon City such as Manuel L. Quezon, especially, his childhood, puberty and adolescence and his ma-turity as a leader in vari-ous stages of govern-ment locally, regionally and nationally;