Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Martha Buckley @ 11:12am

Right after Rev. Fr. Paul Ma. M. De Vera, O.S.B. shared about three seeds of librarianship in a mass celebrating the 75th National Book Week celebration on November 24, 2009 @ 10am (TNL Auditorium), Cultural Affairs Officer Martha Buckley, United States Embassy, for her invaluable contribution, received a certificate of appreciation from 2009 National Book Week Committee led by PLAI President Lilia F. Echiverri.

Ms. Buckley, keynote speaker with the theme "Kaaya-ayang Magbasa sa Kapaligirang Kay Ganda," urged libraries, librarians, teachers, parents, kids and everyone to be environmental leaders of the community. She said that each can have a great impact to communities through wise environmental choices. That, this can be done at all levels- national, local or through individual actions where leading by example is a great way to start. Her thoughts and wishes were heightened all the more when TNL choir sang with their lovely rendition of Sumusumpa ako, aalagan ko... ang kalikasan na kapaligiran ko... ng pagmumulan ito ng bagong pag-asa.

Library guru and an idol of many, Ms. Angela Verzosa iterated about the need for library readiness and strong management in a lecture-forum on Disaster Management in Libraries: Response and Recovery Operations for Water-related Damages" @ 2pm. More than 85 heads attended and listened to Ms. Verzosa (2009 PLAI Hall of Fame Awardee with fellow recipient Salvacion M. Arlante, UP Library Director) in the auditorium of The National Library of the Philippines. The lecture-forum was sponsored by Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. or PAARL, Inc.

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