AHON, Ateneo Rizal Library Train Librarians

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MANILA, Philippines - Teachers also need to continually grow in their profession to be able to do their teaching duties efficiently and effectively.It is a good thing that there are organizations, such as Acts of Hope for the Nation (AHON) Foundation, that help keep the flame of education alive.AHON Foundation is the corporate social foundation of Filway Marketing, aiming to help promote genuine love of reading among Filipino children by helping refurbishing libraries. AHON donates almost half a million worth of Time-Life books and other instructional reading materials. To date, it has adopted 41 public schools all over the country. It also supports training activities for librarians and teachers.Recently, AHON held a two-day basic librarianship training seminar in partnership with the Rizal Library of Ateneo de Manila University. The seminar trained public school teacher-librarians on the proper organization and management of information services and materials in their libraries.Among the topics discussed were "The Working Library at Your School," and "Reading Promotion in School Libraries" where teacher-librarians are urged to promote books and reading to students.Proactive

Pamela Albania, Ateneo de Manila grade school coordinator, said that a teacher-librarian must be a proactive professional dedicated to generating community of lifelong learners. …