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AURORA P. NEBRIJA
Librarian III
Cotabato Provincial Library

I am Aurora Pagatpatan Nebrija, 58 years old, married, a resident of Kidapawan, Cotabato,  an Ilocana. I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Business Administration at the Notre Dame of Kidapawan College School Year 1981 and I finished my course for being a working student assigned in the book room then later on I was transferred to the College Library as a student library assistant.

I started to work in the provincial government of Cotabato assigned in the Planning Office  as a Clerk/typist.  While employed in the Planning Office, to make use of my time after office hours I decided to go back to my Alma mater and took up Education, then shifted to Bachelor of Arts major in Library Science.  When I finished my 36 units in Library Science I was offered by the Honorable Governor Rosario P. Diaz, as an OIC of the Provincial Library (never in my thought that I will have this opportunity) and accepted it then later I was appointed as a Librarian 1 under the Office of the Governor.  After A year of being a librarian, the Governor send me to conferences sponsored by the The National Library for my professional growth. She advised me to finish my the AB-Library Science so that I can take the Librarians Board Examination.  Then in 1995 I finished the course then took the exam in Manila and have passed the exam.

For 24 years,  I am still the head librarian with a Librarian III position.  I am just happy doing my work in the provincial library with of course there are a lot of changes.  I can still recall when am attending conferences in Manila. The Director then is Madam Adoracion Mendoza – she always advised librarians to go back to school and take library science and I am one of those who take her word of wisdom, If not for her encouragement – may be I have not gone this position now.   

Being a librarian is a very challenging  work and by being a librarian – it  brings us to a very fortunate opportunities where we can travel to different countries, we can mingle with our colleagues and can adapt their best practices and apply/introduce  them in our area of responsibility."

 

 

 

 

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