The Northern Iloilo State University (NISU)-Estancia campus recently hosted a celebration through a seminar in honor of the 33rd Library and Information Services Month with the theme “LETS Libraries: Learning, Empowering, and Transforming Societies through Libraries.”
The event, which took place on December 7, 2023 at the NISU Main Library, brought together NISU-BLIS (Bachelor of Library and Information Science) students, BLIS faculty, librarians, and featured guest speaker, the Archives and Special Collections Librarian and Institutional Repository Librarian of Central Philippine University Henry Luce III Library, Mr. Vince Ervin V. Palcullo, RL, MAIS.
The primary objective of the celebration was to shed light on the value of libraries and librarians in today’s world. The participants engaged in insightful discussions about the evolving landscape of information services and libraries’ indispensable role in fostering knowledge, education, and community development.
Mr. Palcullo brought valuable insights to the gathering. His knowledge and experience added depth to the discussions, emphasizing the dynamic nature of the library profession and the need for continuous adaptation, community involvement, and sustainability to meet the changing needs of society.
The event was successfully organized through the efforts of the BLIS students headed by their Library and Information Science Students Organization (LISSO) President, Ms. Czarina Aesha B. Debigay, with the guidance of their Chairperson, Associate Professor Daryl L. Superio, and through the support of their other LISSO Advisers Associate Professor Rolelyn B. Paredes and Dr. Mark Ronar G. Galagala, the Chief Librarian Dr. Darry Joy E. Alina, and the Dean of the College of Information and Computing Studies of NISU, Dr. Felicisimo V. Wenceslao, Jr.