AdU library celebrates 84th National Book Week

Date Posted: February 13, 2019 at 01:13 PM

November is Library and Information Services Month as designated by Proclamation No. 837, series of 2011.

In observance of this, the Adamson University Library Services Department held various activities in line with the 84th National Book Week Celebration, with the theme Connected Actions, Collective Vision: Libraries Transforming Society last November 12-16, 2018. Aside from participating in the annual celebration of the book week itself, the activity was also meant to inform the university community of the library’s resources and services. 

The launching of the Book Fair at the JP Quadrangle near the Basic Education (BED) Library started off the weeklong celebration. Book publishers Scholastic Inc., Lampara Publishing House, OMF Literature/Hiyas Publication and Gayo Publishing joined the fair. Another weeklong activity was the Library Amnesty Week: You Forgot? We Forgive You!, which waives all fines for books with penalty if returned within the week. A Look Who Got Caught Reading exhibit was also on display for the whole month of November. It showcased library users who were caught by our camera reading. Interestingly, a Shelfie campaign was launched to encourage library clients to take a selfie beside the books or shelves and post the photos on Facebook using the hashtag #AdUlibShelfie.

Meanwhile, the Book Character Parade Contest, now on its fourth year, was held last November 14. This showcases the students’ favorite books by bringing some of its characters to life. Main participants of the event were elementary, junior and senior high school students. The launching of the Book Donation Drive was also held that day which aimed to encourage the university community to donate books, at the same time informing them that all proceeds from the drive will go to the library’s partner communities and mobile library. Another contest was the On-the-spot Bookmark and Poster Making Contest held at the Elementary Library and the Library Extension Room respectively. Bookmarks and poster entries were displayed the whole November in the Library Exhibit located at the ground floor of the library.

Two sessions of e-Resources Training were held on November 14 and 15 to inform college students with research and thesis subjects, including senior high students and other teachers, on the use and access of available e-Resources of the library. EBSCO, Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), Infotrac, and Knovel were some of the e-Resources included in the training. Moreover on November 15, Mr. Mark Norman Boquiren, an author and storyteller, was invited to conduct a Storytelling Session to Grade 1 students. Mr. Boquiren chose to tell the story in his own book Bumbilita.

A Library Seminar Series II was conducted last November 16. Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan, a famous, multi-awarded children’s book author, was invited as resource speaker to share his expertise on The Art of Story Making for Children at the OZ-AVR.  Teachers from the BED, library staff, members of the South Manila Educational Consortium, and other education and library science students were invited to attend.

To formally close the annual book week celebration, a Thanksgiving Mass was officiated by Fr. William Azul D. Encelan, CM, director of the Campus Ministry Office at the OZ AVR, followed by the Awarding Ceremonies. The program started with an opening/inspirational message from Dr. Catherine Q. Castañeda, VP for Academic Affairs. The winners from the various activities received awards and recognitions. Certificates of appreciation were also given to the resource speakers, judges, book jobbers, and other key persons with special participation.

The list of winners per activity is as follows:

Book Character Parade:

Elementary Category

1st place – Amira Jana C. Manzano for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Grade 6 St. Lorenzo Ruiz and St. Bernadette)
2nd place – William B. Munoz and Michyla B. Sutaso for The Bible, Mary, Joseph & Jesus with the 12 apostles (Grade 5 St. Elizabeth and St. Raphael)
3rd place – Matt Rilxian Banania, Princess Yheza N. Tolentino, Adam Leonard Sarayno, and Nile Walden Deogracias for Wizard of Oz (Grade 3 St. Cecilia and St. Ann)

Junior High School Category

1st place – Mikee B. Gloria as Cinderella (Grade 8 St. Mark)
2nd place – Kisha Cassandra L. Macalino as Medusa (Grade 7 St. Patrick)
3rd place – Freida Mari D. Jumalon (Grade 10 St. Vincent de Paul)

On-the-spot Bookmark Making Contest:

Elementary Category

1st Place – James Phillipe T. Placido (Grade 5 St. Elizabeth)
2nd place – Iye Joshallyn O. Manabat (Grade 4 St. Anthony)
3rd Place Winner – Dan Ivan P. Peregrino (Grade 4 St. Therese)

Junior High School Category

1st Place – Elisa Anne B. Espique (Grade 10 St. Vincent de Paul)
2nd Place – Arleth Isabel S. Lomotan (Grade 9 St. Peter)
3rd Place – Sherisse Marie Valdez (Grade 9 St. Thomas)

On-the-spot Poster Making Contest:

Senior High School and College Category

1st Place – Mark D. Palabay (1st year, BS Pharmacy)
2nd place – Jershemiel Robles (4th year, BS Pharmacy)
3rd Place – Reuben Junius S. Ebia (1st year, BS Computer Science)

Frequent Library Borrowers:

Student Category

Elementary – Jacob D. Ibardolasa (Grade 6 St. Lorenzo Ruiz)
High School – Sophia Marie A. Rivera (Grade 9 St. Peter)
College – Carl Kevin M. Pareño (BS Psychology)
Graduate School – Alfredo M. Borlongan (Master of Business Administration)
College of Law – Jearven B. Manaois (Bachelor of Laws)

Faculty, Staff and Administrator Category

Faculty – Engr. Rudy M. Siguenza, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department
Staff – Mr. Celso V. Mangaoil, (Guidance Counselor, Senior High School)
Administrator – Dr. Florante C. Garcia (Chairperson, Education Department)

Mrs. Judeelyn S. Bundoc, Director of Libraries, concluded the program and the celebration with a heartfelt message of gratitude to all who participated in the celebration of the National Book Week and encouraged everyone to continuously support the library and its services.

Truly the Adamson University library’s celebration of the annual book week was a huge success thanks to the joint effort of the NBW committee and the whole library staff. The committee was composed of Ms. Maria Elvira D. Pineda, chair; Mrs. Sonia Bautista, co-chair; Ms. Heizel de Leon, member; and Mrs. Helen Soriano, ex-officio with the guidance of Mrs. Judeelyn S. Bundoc, and Mrs. Helen A. Ordoñez, head of Readers’ Services. The whole library services department is grateful to all those who participated and contributed to the success of the celebration. Christianne Georgette V. Sempio