Thursday, June 4, 2009

National Seminar on Effective Library Services: New Approaches and Strategies

The Philippine Association of School Librarians (PASL), Inc. with the cooperation of the Department of Education held a 3-day National-Seminar Workshop on "Effective Library Services: Strategies and New Approaches: on May 11-13, 2009 at the Roxas Hall, Teachers Camp, Baguio City.

The seminar-workshop participated by professional librarians and non-professionals working in both public and private libraries, and among those participants were seven (7) from Oriental Mindoro, composed of public school principal, school librarians and academic librarian.

With Ms. Del Hernandez, Teacher-Librarian of Ateneo Grade School Educational Media Center and Teacher in the Graduate School of Education and Communication Departments of Ateneo de Manila University; Ms. Zarah Grace C. Gagatiga, Coordinator, Grade School Learning Resource Center of Xavier School. Ms. Nelia R. Balagapo, Associate Librarian of Asian Development Bank and Ms. Suzima Gonzales to update librarians on PRC matters, as our resource speakers.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

“Echo Seminar on Empowering Librarians in the 21st Century”

The Oriental-Occidental Mindoro Librarians Association (OMLA) recently held an "Echo Seminar on Empowering Librarians in the 21st Century" last November 22, 2008, at Jose J. Leido Jr. Memorial National High School, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

Fifty-four (54) participants working in public and private schools from the core of the place, Calapan City to the farthest municipality of Roxas, Oriental Mindoro attended the said re-echo seminar.

Ms. Marilyn E. Manigbas, the City Education Officer & Adviser of OMLA stressed the important role of the librarian in the library to be a partner of community. She encouraged everyone to make reading a habit.

The three dynamic speakers who shared their knowledge in the different topics were: Miss Merly M. Sarabia, RL, Reference Librarian of Divine Word College of Calapan, who talked about the ABC's of Librarians' Success in the Workplace," Ms. Lina C. Gubgoban, RL, Librarian of Divine Word College of Calapan, shared about the "Collection Building for the Zero Budget Libraries" and Ms. Gilda D. Cusi, RL, Librarian of JJLMNHS discussed the Library Outsourcing & Competencies for Librarians in the 21st Century.

Below are snapshots of the what happened that day:

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Featured Library: Divine Word College of Calapan


When the Mindoro College, now Divine Word College of Calapan (DWCC) was established in 1946, the library occupied one room at the ground floor of the Bishop’s residence, adjacent to the Cathedral. Then in 1953, it was transferred to another building vacated by the Holy Infant Academy which was also located in the same compound. A librarian took charge of the library with 6,000 volumes of books.

Since 1965, the library has been occupying the left wing of the second floor of the main building in the present site of DWCC.

From 9,000 volumes, the collection of books had increased to 26,000, plus other non-book materials and periodicals. The members of the staff increased in size too. The library has a total floor area of 636.25sq.m. and has a seating capacity of 200 readers at a time.


In line with the DWCC’s mission statement, the objectives of the library are: a) to provide library materials for instructional purposes, b) to support the academic needs of the curricula of DWCC, c) to provide opportunities for independent learning beyond the course offerings, d) to encourage and guide the students to use the library resources effectively and e) to develop library collection in terms of needs.

The main goal of the library is to see to it that optimum use of its collection is made. It tries to lead each reader as directly as possible to the needed materials. To achieve this goal, subject control to the collection is applied by classification of systematic arrangement by subject. Books are arranged on the shelves according to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).

Library Personnel

College Librarian


Assistant Librarian/Cataloger
In-Charge, Technical Services Section

Assistant Librarian
In-Charge, Graduate School Section

Assistant Librarian
In-Charge, Reference Section & Archives

Library Assistant
In-Charge, Engineering & Computer Science Section

Library Assistant
In-Charge, Circulation & Accounting Section

Library Assistant
In-Charge, Filipiniana Section

Library Assistant

Divine Word College of Calapan website
Pictures taken before the OMLA induction last June 4, 2008.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Induction of OMLA's Elected Officers

The elected officers of the Oriental/Occidental Mindoro Librarian's Association (OMLA) will be inducted to office on June 4, 2008 after the orientation seminar of the "Library Hub".

Keep posted for the pictures!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

OMLA 2008 Set of Officers and Members

The Mindoro Librarians organized its membership last April 20, 2007 and elected its first set of officers to lead the Oriental/Occidental Mindoro Librarians Association (OMLA).

The first set of MLA Officers are as follows:

Gilda D. Cusi
Jose J. Leido Jr Memorial
National High School
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Vice President
Mailen B. Cruzado
Oriental Mindoro Provincial Library
Capitol Complex, Camilmil,
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Luisabeth P. Aliwalas
Oriental Mindoro Provincial Library
Capitol Complex, Camilmil,
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Natividad R. Templanza
Divine Word College of Calapan
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Lina C. Gubgoban
Divine Word College of Calapan
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Teresita M. Miralles
Divine Word College of Calapan
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro

Merly Sarabia

Divine Word College of Calapan
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro

Marilyn E. Manigbas
Claire P. Benter
Josefina Cantos
Dyna Perez
Manny Andasan
Ernesto M. Mangaring
Dolor V. Zamora
Robert Zamora
Shirley R. Tangonan
Julieta del Mundo