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Thirty-Nine librarians attend MARC21 Workshop in Benguet September 15, 2006

Posted by quelly in Cataloging, Library Automation, Philippine libraries, Trainings & Events.

The 7th MARC21 Workshop held last August 31, 2006 hosted by Benguet State University drew 39 participants from within the Cordilleras, nearby provinces, as well as from as far as Davao City. They were welcomed by Prof. Wilfredo Mina, Assistant to the VP of Academic Affairs,  who represented Dr. Feliciano G. Calora, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Benguet State University. He expressed pleasure  in hosting a seminar for EISI in cooperation with BSU, and emphasized the important role of libraries and librarians as well as the learning environment in academic institutions. He noted that BSU has become a favorite venue to host seminars not only because of the cold climate but also due to other factors such as unique products being produced by the school.

Venue was BSU’s new ICT hall, which has state-of-the-art facilities for the conduct of trainings such as the MARC workshops, which require relatively new internet-connected computers. The cold weather did not deter the participants from grasping the all-important points delivered by trainors Ms Sonia Gementiza, Director of Libraries, de la Salle-Dasmariñas, and Mr. Pedro Tabinas of EISI.

The seminar would not have been possible without the coordination and promotion done by Ms. Ma. Teresa R. Marquez (College Librarian II, BSU) and Ms. Zenaida Abragan of EISI who was overall coordinator. Also present at the course to lend a hand to the organizers and participants were Heherson Bugante and Snowy Salas of EISI.

Overall it was an excellent learning experience for the participants, most of whom expressed that the time alloted for the course was too short. EISI takes note of these feedback and will modify the course in due time. Pictures below, click on thumbnail to view

 participants[1]  speakers[1] 

 certificates  side-lights

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