SMEC Celebrates 40th Anniversary

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC), the Committee of Librarians challenged its member to put up exhibits about their respective libraries depicting the theme Celebrating 40 years of Collaboration: SMEC Libraries Through the Years.

Based on the criteria set by The Committee, The De La Salle University Libraries and the Adamson University Library were awarded as first prize winners for having presented the best exhibits. The Philippine Women's University Library and the De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde both placed second while the St. Scholastica's College Library placed third.

Serving as judges were Mrs. Teresita C. Moran, University Librarian of the Far Eastern University, Mrs. Elizabeth C. De Lumen, Chief Librarians of the Philippine Christian University and Ms. Sarah B. Pomay, Librarian of St. Paul University Manila.

Eight out of the twelve member institutions, namely: Adamson University, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, De La Salle University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Philippine Normal University, Philippine Women’s University, St. Scholastica’s College, and the University of the Philippines, Manila joined the contest.

The exhibits were made available for viewing from November 19 to 22, 2014.

The launching of The Committee’s blog site accessible at was also held during the opening ceremonies which was on November 19.