July 16 is the 30th National Children's Book Day. As part of its celebration, the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), in partnership with Adarna House and University of San Jose- Recoletos, invites public and private school teachers and librarians to Basa, Mga Kapatid! A Free Seminar on Library Activities and Book Reviewing. The seminar will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on July 20, 2013 (Saturday) at AV - Room, Saint Ezekiel Moreno Bldg., University of San Jose-Recoletos, Basak Campus, Basak Pardo, Cebu City.
Speaking at the seminar will be outgoing PBBY Chair Zarah Gagatiga and incoming PBBY chair Tarie Sabido.
Zarah Gagatiga is a teacher librarian at Beacon Academy, she used to be the coordinator of Xavier School's Grade School Learning Resource Center and is formerly President of Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING). She co-authored a book entitled Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories published by Libraries Unlimited in 2011. She is also an accreditor for Instructional Media for the PAASCU and has been conducting lectures and workshops on library services and storytelling in Singapore, Thailand, and Hongkong.
With an MA in English Studies from the University of the Philippines, Tarie Sabido has taught English and professional oral communication in universities such as Ateneo de Manila and De la Salle. She currently designs and develops materials for teaching English as a foreign language for goFLUENT Resources Development. She also blogs about children’s and young adult books. Most of her blog reviews on Into the Wardrobe, Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind, and Color Online give focus and importance to Asian books.