DIPOLOG CITY, Aug. 18 (PIA) -- Sixteen municipal librarians are slated to converge at the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Library in this city tomorrow for an orientation on the KOHA-Integrated Library System (KOHA-ILS) spearheaded by the National Library of the Philippines (NLP).
Provincial Librarian Erlinda Realiza-Nunag told the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) that the 16 municipal librarians come from the municipalities of Polanco, Pinan, Mutia, Rizal, Sibutad, Liloy, Kalawit, Gutalac, Dapitan, Manukan, Roxas, Salug, Siayan, Sindangan, Tampilisan and Labason.
KOHA-ILS project seeks to make the library services responsive to the needs of the reading public and researchers with the aid of computers.
Months ago KOHA-ILS had already distributed nine computers to eight municipal libraries in the province and the provincial library.
This time another eight towns are going to receive computers from the KOHA-ILS project for their municipal libraries. These towns include Polanco, Pinan, Mutia, Rizal, Sibutad, Liloy, Kalawit and Gutalac.
Prof. Ed B. Quiros, ITD Chief, NLP and Ms. Nona Yauder, Assistant Chief, Public Libraries Division, NLP are expected to attend the occasion.
For her part, Provincial Librarian Nunag has expressed gratitude to the National Library for its continued support to provincial and municipal libraries more particularly in upgrading and enhancing the capabilities of the municipal librarians.
Zamboanga del Norte, which has 25 towns and two component cities, has a provincial library and 16 active municipal libraries. (ALT/FPG/PIA-Zambo. Norte)