Library Faculty and Staff Service Awardees 2014
One faculty librarian, 2 administrative assistants, 5 library assistants, and 2 AV Technicians were among the 192 service awardees recognized during the 3rd DLSU Annual Institutional Service Awards held last August 1 at the Teresa G. Yuchengco Auditorium.
Ms. Jocelyn T. Balangue and Mr. Ulysses T. Balatbat were some of the recipients of the Josefina H. Alburo FSC Service Awards and for rendering 35 years of dedicated and committed service to the university.
Recipients of the 25-year service awards were Mr. Pablito G. Mabahague, Mr. Rolando H. Masindo, and Mr. Antonio B. Meneses while Mr. Joel Gementiza received the 20-year service award.
15-year service awardees were Mr. Joel A. Carino, Mr. Robert M. Cuenca and Mr. Melchor A. Villas. Another library staff member, Mr. Norman Villareal, received the ten-year service award.
Jocelyn T. Balangue, a 35 year service awardee, started her career as library clerk at the Filipiniana section on June 14, 1978. After she finished her course in Bachelor’s Degree in Education major in Library Science in October 1981 from Manuel L. Quezon University, she was promoted in February 1982 as Assistant Acquisitions Librarian and she was been in-charge in the processing of serials subscriptions and donations. In September 13, 1995, she was promoted as an Academic Service Faculty (ASF) and became the Acquisitions Librarian overseeing the acquisitions of books, serials subscriptions and donations. J. Balangue finished her Master of Arts in Library Science at Centro Escolar University in 2000. In January 2010, the library implements job rotation among selected librarian positions. J. Balangue, Acquisitions Librarian for 14 years was been transferred to the Filipiniana section and became the Filipiniana librarian. In May 24, 2012, she was assigned at the Br. Benedict Learning Resource Center (BBLRC) as Librarian. She was also the Coordinator of the Satellite Libraries.
Ulysses T. Balatbat, a 35 year service awardee, started working in DLSU as Maintenance in 1978 until 1980. He was hired by the university in 1980 as library clerk and now assumed the position of Library Assistant at the Circulation section. He finished his vocational course on Auto Diesel Mechanics with specialization at the Guzman Institute of Technology.
Pablito Mabahague, a 25 year service awardee, started working on a project basis in the library on April 11, 1988. He was hired as library clerk at the Periodicals section and has been made permanent last April 1, 1989 and now assumed the position of Library Assistant at the said section. He finished Architectural Drafting at the Central Institute of Technology and undergraduate for Bachelor of Office Administration at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Rolando Masindo, a 25 year service awardee, started working as library clerk on April 11, 1988 at the Periodicals section. He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management major in Management at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines last April 3, 1986. In October 1997, he was promoted as Assistant Librarian at the Circulation section. He finished his Master’s Degree in Library Science in Centro Escolar University last March 2010 and passed the Board Examination for Librarians last November 6, 2013. At present, he was one of the Administrative Assistant of the Circulation section. [I’ve enjoyed my 25 years stay here in DLSU and this institution is my bread and butter].
Antonio B. Meneses, a 25 year service awardee, started working as library clerk at the Acquisitions section on April 1989. He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Major in Accounting at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. At present, he served as Library Assistant at the Technical Services. [I just wanna thank DLSU for giving me one more year to be part of the personnel people. DLSU teaches me how to be responsible, peaceful and religious. God bless DLSU!].
Joel Gementiza, a 20 year service awardee, started working in 1994 as library clerk at the Circulation section. After finishing his specialization in Library Science in 1997, he was promoted as Assistant Librarian at the Periodicals section. He was presently one of the Administrative Assistant at the Circulation section. [Now that I am in 20 years of my service here in DLSU, a lot of things had gone thru and a lot of changes happened but still, the Lasallian values of Religio, Mores, et Cultura will always serve as a guide in my pursuit of professional advancement and in dealing with people, regardless of whether they are part of the Lasallian family or not
Joel Carino, a 15 year service awardee, started working as AV technician at the Instructional Media Services of the Library and later on transferred at the AGH Law Library. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering at the University of the East.
Robert Cuenca, a 15 year service awardee, started working as library clerk in 1999 and was assigned at the Circulation section and later on transferred to American Studies Resource Center (ASRC) as Library Assistant. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Education major in History at Bayawan College. [The reason why I’m here in DLSU for 15 years, because in the first place I like and love my job, secondly, DLSU never fails to give all our benefits as worker. That’s all thank you]
Melchor A. Villas, a 15 year service awardee, started working as AV Technician at the Physical Facilities Logistic Office from September 1, 1998 to September 3, 2002. He was transferred at the Instructional Media Services of the Library as AV Technician last September 4, 2002. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering at the Lyceum of the Philippines. [Nagpapasalamat ako sa DLSU dahil 15 years ko ng kaagapay sa pagtataguyod sa aking pamilya].
Norman Villareal, a 10 year service awardee, started working as contractual employee in the Acquisitions section under the Serman Agency in 2003. He was hired as library clerk in 2004 at the Circulation section. He was currently assigned as Library Assistant at the AGH Law Library effective May 2013. He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Major in Marketing at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.