Baguio librarian receives nat’l award for innovation
Baguio City Librarian Easter Wahayna-Pablo received another award that added to the achievements of the City Public Library this year.
Pablo received the Most Participative Innovator with Highest Honor Award during the convention spearheaded by the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) and the Network of Emerging Filipino Library Innovators (Nefli) recently.
The convention was attended by the innovators, mentors, co-mentors, learning facilitators, and organizers of Nefli Cohort 2 and observers from various public libra-ries.
It aimed to pre-sent the Collaborative Project Teams’ (CPTs) breakthrough outputs, challenges and actions taken, and CPTs final project.
The awarding was held during the three-day Public Advocacy and Communication Training Writeshop of the NLP, in partnership with the University of the Philippines Center for Policy and Executive Development.
The event is part of the series of activities under the seminar-workshop on Policy Development and Advocacy for the Philippine Public Library Leaders’ Conversation (PPLLC).
Facilitated by Prof. Simeon Ilago and Atty. Mark Anthony M. Gamboa, PPLLC members had a lecture-discussion and workshop on drafting effective legislations, resolutions, and ordinances.
Present in the activity are the PPLLC Oversight Committee and NLP directors Cesar Gilbert Q. Adriano and Edgardo B. Quiros.
Earlier, Pablo received an award during the 2022 Search for Gawad Parangal sa Natatanging Propesyunal na Tagapangasiwa at Tagapaglingkod ng Pampublikong Aklatan.
Pablo was first runner-up in the nationwide search organized by the Asia Foundation and the NLP. She received the same award in 2021.
It is the first time a public librarian in Baguio and the Cordillera received such award for two consecutive years.
The Baguio City Public Library was also awarded the Most Innovative Public Library Award-Library Programs and Activities Conducted. – Press release