07 Dec UA Libraries Hold LIS Month and Book Week Celebration Opens New Lecture Hall
University of the Assumption Libraries culminating activity for the“Library and Information Services Month” and “National Book Week” was held on November 21, 2017 highlightedby the soft opening of the Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz Lecture Hall on the second floor of the UA Library.
With its theme “Libraries Take Action: Providing Access and Opportunity for All,” the event aimed to promote essential reading and literacy skills as well as the promotion of the library as an effective source of information and knowledge.
Ms. Cecile Yumul, a Kapampangan actress, broadcast journalist, environmentalist and a book enthusiast was invited as resource speaker for the Book Talk. Yumul pointed out the values of books, reading and language in unraveling imagination and learning.
“When you read books, you just don’t read the words, but you make them come alive. You immerse yourself, you transport yourself. That is why those of us who are into reading, can get lost in the world of books,” Yumul explained.
Other activities held to achieve the objectives of the celebrations were Intercollegiate Essay-writing and Poster making contests, Book Spine Poetry for Teachers, and Book Talk for students.
LIS month and book week celebrations was organized and spearheaded by the officer-in- charge of the UA Libraries, Mr. Roilingel Calilung, and his staff.