As part of its community engagement program, the Libraries adopts the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Learning Resource Centers (LRCs) to provide training on basic library management and assist in the organization of library materials.
A one-day free training-workshop was conducted for the librarians and focal persons of TESDA held at the Central Office in Taguig on 28 June 2016. The training aims to help the participants to manage their LRCs and to assist them to standardize their library practices.
A total of 29 librarians and focal persons attended the training-workshop. Ms. Elizabeth B. Padilla, Readers' Services Coordinator, discussed the circulation processes and facilitated the creation of standard library forms. Ms. Marian R. Eclevia, Assistant Director for Support Services, presented a practical guide to shelving and maintaining library collections. Finally, Ms. Karen Cecile V. Natividad, Technical Services Coordinator, gave a workshop on basic book repair and descriptive and subject cataloging.
On 29 June 2016, the participants visited the Learning Commons to see the collections and facilities. The library tour aims to inspire the librarians and focal persons of TESDA LRCs to improve their spaces and services.
A training session on library integrated system will also be scheduled to automate the information retrieval services.