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Seminar on “Embracing Information Technology in Libraries”

October 29-31, 2014

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Libraries: Preservers and Promoters of Culture and Arts

Iloilo City

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“Preserving Cultural Heritage through our Librarians & Archives”

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First, The Resource Sharing: Archival and Bibliographic and Information Network which tackles about such things like Consortium, Cooperation, Network, partnership and resource sharing that have vital importance for establishing a great library. Through resource sharing, information greatly eases access and both libraries and library users benefit a lot. Information transfer is via networks using the internet and intranet.

Secondly, the Collection Management in cultural collections, to which Collection Development is involved. It is a part of collection management dealing with decisions about the acquisition of materials with their ethical considerations. Next is the PLAI Updates to which PLAI’s VISION,MISSION,GOAL,OBJECTIVES, Flagship Program, Motto, National Board, Updates in our Profession, Upcoming Events, Issues, Current Status and the Challenge is being presented. The Disaster Planning for Libraries and Archives on the other hand, mainly describes a disaster plan. The Disaster Planning constitutes the preservation, security and response. RECORDS MANAGEMENT topic gives its overview , defines what is a record and give its overview the importance of records and archives, its uses, records maintenance, requirements and levels of arrangement and description, and even define record management give its functions objectives, purposes and so on. Further topics are about Record Disposition and Administration, Management of Electronic Records, Relevance of Cultural Collections in Academic, Research and Services, Government Publications a Library and Archive Collection, Official Gazette, and Human Settlements. It also covers the seminar on “Preserving the Cultural Heritage through our Libraries and Archives” dated on May 28, 2013. Government Publications as Archives: A Case for Cooperation between Archives and Librarians by Richard J. Cox emphasizes the influence of Archivists compared to Librarians. Other topics include defining archives and things that matters about it.

Lastly, protecting Archives to which tells the safer place for Archives so that it won’t be lost, shredded or burnt by a business. The archivist has a responsibility to understand the importance of adequate environmental controls and implement the best practice ever.

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A whole day seminar on Gender and Development (GAD) Seminar was held last April 25, 2013 at the Conference Room, Administration Building , DMMMSU-SLUC, Agoo, La Union    attended by the faculty and staff. The said seminar was conducted by the Civil Service Commission- Region 1.

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The speaker  Ms. Marichu Y. Cuison  and her assistant Ms. Rovilyn S. Subala made the seminar very interesting and educating. In a way, she lectured on the importance  women and their roles in the society. Different issues and concerns were talked about and what are the ways to solve them.  “Gender is learnt through a process of the particular socialization and through the culture of the particular society concerned”.

Some of the basic socio-cultural, economic, political and legal frameworks on gender issues were :

1. Economic Marginalization – the division of society into spheres of production and reproduction has led to the under-or even non-valuation of women’s work.

2. Political subordination – wherein politics is an issue of power, at whichever arena a person participates in.

3. Gender Stereotyping – women are stereotyped from birth, social perception  and value systems ingrain an image of women as weak, dependent, subordinate, indecisive, emotional and submissive.

4. Multiple Burden – women are viewed as having primarily reproductive functions, they are part of the labor force not only because housework and child care are productive activities. The multiple burden necessarily limits every woman’s capacity to develop herself while affording men the luxury in concentrating on concerns of their own in the public sphere.

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To extend the horizon of camaradership and the librarianship profession, Ms. Rosemarie Verona & Ms. Magdalena Mangaoang attended the 2-day seminar at the Heritage Mansion Baguio City on May 23-24, 2013 with the theme “Keeping with the Changing Times” sponsored by the NCCS-NCUS in partnership with BBLAI. The seminar focused on the capability building for librarians and information professional.

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