REGION III (CENTRAL LUZON)

 

MARLON A. HIPOLITO
Provincial Librarian
Bulacan Provincial Library

I finished my Bachelor of Library and Information Science from the College of Arts and Sciences at the Baliuag University, Baliuag, Bulacan in 2007. During my college life, I study and work at the same time as a student assistant in the college library. After I graduated in college, I got my first job as a College Librarian at the Trinitas College, City of Meycauayan, Bulacan in May 2007, the same year I took and passed the Licensure examination for Librarians on December 21. In 2008, I decided to work in my hometown in Baliwag, Bulacan and was fortunately hire as a High School Librarian in the Montessori de Sagrada Familia. In 2009, better opportunity came, I joined the Provincial Government of Bulacan as an employee with the position of Assistant Librarian in the Bulacan Provincial Library. I have contributed various roles not only in the library but in our Department (Provincial Youth, Sports, Employment, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office) as well. I was assigned in the circulation/information desk, cataloguing & classification of books, preparation of reports and technical works with regards to library programs like film showing and storytelling and also, I was assigned to assist in the different programs of our Department. In 2013, I was assigned as the OIC of the Bulacan Provincial Library, the same time we founded the Bulacan Public Librarians Association Inc. (BPLAI) and was elected as its President. On January 2015, remarkable events happened. The Arts, Culture and Tourism Division were separated from PYSEACTO and became a Department called Provincial History, Arts, Culture & Tourism Office (PHACTO). The Bulacan Provincial Library is under the management of History and Heritage Division and I assume the position as the Provincial Librarian. With the undying support of PHACTO thru the management of History and Heritage Division, the Bulacan Provincial Library in cooperation with the Bulacan Public Librarians Association, Inc. (BPLAI) conducted two major programs yearly: the Provincial Conference of Public Librarians every month of April and the provincial program for the celebration of Library and Information Services Month every month of November. During my term as the president of BPLAI, we were able to register the association to the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 16, 2016 with the revised by-laws. The most important revision is with regards to the membership in the organization that includes Librarian/Librarian-Incharge in the four Division of Deped and in the State Universities and Colleges (SUC) are entitled to be a member of the Association that open its door for a remarkable increase in membership with total of more than hundreds from its original membership which is purely librarians from Local Government Units. Today, I act as one of the Advisers of the Association as part of the Secretariat together with our Department Head, Dr. Eliseo S. Dela Cruz and our Division Head, May Arlene DG. Torres.

 

 

 

LORENZA D. OLIVEROS
Librarian III
City Library of Balanga

LORENZA D. OLIVEROS serves as the City Librarian of Balanga City, Bataan. The first public funded library in Bataan has been operating since December 2013 under her supervision. Since its opening the library promoted various relevant programs such as children's Book Character Parade, Mentoring Program, Storytelling along with other regular library services which contributed to the City Government of Balanga’s Hall of Fame Award in National Literacy.
 
Ms. Oliveros acts as the leader of the strategic initiative team that aims to intensify collaboration with the leading academic institution, agencies and startup advocates.

She is the City of Balanga’s focal person for the DICT’s Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) project that promotes online jobs in the countryside. With her keen interest and belief in the use of technology like the Tech4ED project, the City Library of Balanga was among the first few public libraries to adopt its platform. She has promoted inclusion of the Tech4ED platform to the Mayor’s pet project dubbed as Barangay Learning Hub (BLH) which the City of Balanga now has 11 out of their 25 barangays. The BLH is equipped with fast internet connection, where students and community members can access its online learning platform for free. All efforts are targeted to equip the remaining barangays to have its own BLH.

In her 19 years of library experience which includes serving as a College Librarian at the College of Veterinary Medicine in U.P Los Baños she continues to broaden her knowledge by attending related trainings, seminars and conferences.

Ms. Oliveros is a licensed librarian and has earned units in graduate education in Library and Information Science at Philippine Normal University and at School of Library and Information Science, UP Diliman.

She is married with a young daughter.

 

 

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