QCPL throws all support for the development of an Integrated Library System in QC schools
BY: MA. VICTORIA S. MANUEL
The Quezon City Public Library (QCPL) has agreed to support the QC Division
of City Schools for the implementation of an integrated library system and
repository in the city's public school.
To facilitate the Implementation of the program, the City Schools Division,
through the Learning Resource Management (LRMS), has organized a fourday
training program for QC librarians and IT staff to provide them with basic
knowledge as to how to effectively adopt the open source library software
known as Koha and DSpace, which to date, are widely used by different
libraries across the world.
City Librarian Emelita L. Villanueva led the library officials during the training program held on December 10,11, 12 and 17 at the QCPL Conference Room. She also delivered the welcome remarks while Division of City Schools Librarian Liza De Guzman provided an overview of the program.
We Rise Up! A Storytelling with Gift-Giving Activity
JEFFREY P. FRANCISCO
The Quezon City Public Library – Roxas Branch in collaboration with Lions Club International District 301-D2 headed by Governor Generoso D. Del Rosario, conducted an activity called “We Rise Up!”, a storytelling with gift-giving event for the children of Barangay Tatalon fire victims on December 11, 2019. This activity is a way of showing love by sharing and helping others without expecting something in return.
The program started with the opening prayer led by Ms. Grace Anne Velez, followed by a welcoming remarks of Brgy. Tatalon purok leader, Mr. Fernan Ogaleco. During the program, Ms. Jennifer Adajo, District IV Libraries Coordinator and Mr. Generoso Del Rosario delivered their inspirational messages while Mr. Ryan Racca from Galas branch library performed his storytelling entitled “Araw sa Palengke.” Afterwards, the children along with their parents received foods and gifts which include smartbook kits, bag of groceries, educational materials and different kinds of toys. Indeed, this left a big smile with the children.
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ANNUAL NATIONAL CONGRESS 2019
Mary Grace C. Sobrevinas
Quezon City Public Library (QCPL) officials joined librarians and information professional across the country for the celebration of the 2019 Annual National Congress organized by the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. in bid to promote the development of library services and librarianship in the Philippines.
Held in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA), National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS), and the National Library of the Philippine (NLP), the activity underscored the need to enhance the roles of librarians and library associations as to how they could effectively address the needs of the Filipinos amidst the challenges of the information age.
With the theme: “Inclusive, Innovative, Interconnected,” the activity, held November 19 to 22 at Tagaytay International Center in Tagaytay City, was also described as a testament of professional unity and commitment among librarians, libraries, library organizations and institutions in a bid to promote societal improvements and change through capacity building and professional agenda.
QC Vice Mayor Leads Orientation on Anti-Drug Prevention at QC Public Library
BY MARIA CARMEN C. CHUA
Quezon City Vice Mayor Gian Sotto underscored the City Government’s continuing effort to address the city’s drug problem during an orientation on drug abuse prevention hosted by the QC Public Library (QCPL) – Cubao Branch on October 1 .
Vice Mayor Sotto, who also sits as chair of the QC Anti -Drug Abuse Advisory Council (QCADAAC) , rallied participants, majority of whom were students and teachers from Ramon Magsaysay High School , to support the city’s unrelenting campaign against illegal drugs as he gave students advice on how to lift their spirits to become a better and productive members of the community.
The Vice Mayor was joined by Lions Club International District 301 -D2 Governor Generoso D. del Rosario during the occasion, which formed part of QCPL’s contribution to the celebration of QC’s 80th founding anniversary.
Mayor Joy Belmonte Congratulates QCPL as Hall of Fame Awardee on "MALASAKIT”
LUCILA R. RAQUIÑO
The Quezon City Public Library (QCPL) was a Hall of Fame awardee during the 29th Library and Information Services (LIS) Month Contest on the 2019 Search for Outstanding Public Libraries with Special Programs and Outreach Services on “Malasakit” to the Different Sectors in the Community, held at the
National Library of the Philippines (NLP) on November 29, 2019.