Monday, April 28, 2014

Filipino Librarians for the Month of April: The Officers of MUNPARLAS Library Association

The two day conference of MUNPARLAS on Bibliocare and Developmental Bibliotherapy in Sagada, Mt. Province last April 24-25, 2014 was a breakthrough indeed!

For the officers of MUNPARLAS, it was their first time to conduct a national conference far from the comforts of Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa. What a daring thing to do for a local librarians organization! But big dreams produce big results. More than the financial results, MUNPARLAS reaped their investments in terms of professional and personal growth as well as endearing friendships gained through the whole experience.

MUNPARLAS Officers pose with speakers and guest. Strike a pose! Pout!
(L-R) Marilen Angeles, Jovy Egalin, Sharleen Santos, Ani Vidal, Marivic Silencio, Zarah Gagatiga
Dr. Luis Gatmaitan, Ann Grace Bansig, Richard Nollen, Eric Ramos

I admire this group of young and seasoned librarians because, they may be small in number but, their dedication to grow professionally is enormous. They are building learning communities in their schools as well as in society at large. For the past three years, MUNPARLAS has been conducting literacy related topics that librarians can use to design programs for their learners in the school and the academe. By going out of the Muntinlupa, Paranaque and Las Pinas area, they have started to reach out to the bigger community. MUNPARLAS was able to get participants from Iloilo, Leyte, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Legazpi, Naga and Cavite.

Congratulations, MUNPARLAS! Congratulations Filipino Librarians! May this be a start of bigger things to come!

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