By Cyrus A. Natividad


Participants and speakers of the post-evaluation program for the project Capacity Building through Service-Learning for Teacher-Librarians of Antique and Capiz.

Central Philippine University, in cooperation with the United Board for Christian Education in Asia (UBCHEA) held a post-evaluation program for the project Capacity Building through Service-Learning for Teacher-Librarians of Antique and Capiz. The program was held at the Knowledge for Development Center (KDC), at the Henry Luce III Library, on March 27, 2019.

Prof. Ma. Cynthia Peleña, Acting Director of Libraries and Project Coordinator, and Prof. Ana Mae Cantel, Asst. Project Coordinator, identified the need for training teacher-librarians of the Department of Education (DepEd) on the core competencies of basic library organization of information resources, and skills training, such as cataloging and other library training. The project seeks to train librarians by using tailored instructional materials that are basic, simple and adoptable. Clusters of teacher-librarians from Capiz and Antique were given training on basic competencies and familiarization of Henry Luce III Library system and set up.


Prof. Ana Mae Cantel, Asst. Project Coordinator, identified the need for training teacher-librarians of the Department of Education (DepEd).

Agricultural Engineer Levi O. De Los Santos, Director University Outreach, welcomed the participants and thanked the University libraries for partnering his office to the program. The overview of the project was presented by Prof. Peleña while Prof. Cantel presented a video of the overview of service-learning. BLIS/MILS-TL Students of CPU then gave their reflections on service-learning. A response was then given on behalf of the DepEd Roxas City and DepEd Antique Province.

Towards the end of the program, a manual for cataloging was formally turned over to the Henry Luce III Library. Pastor Ruth Tamonan, Coordinator, Gender and Development Office ended the event with a prayer.

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