AdU Library hosts PGLL anniversary celebration

Date Posted: September 17, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Adamson University’s Center for Library Services recently hosted the 35th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL) with festivities held at the OZ Audio-Visual Room last August 20, 2015.


PGLL is the professional organization of librarians working in Philippine higher education institutions, law firms and/or practitioners, government agencies including the Supreme Court, and other public and private institutions with law libraries nationwide. Established in 1980, the group unites law librarians for linkage and support and conducts various projects focusing on professional development, outreach, and other relevant interests.


The program began with a prayer led by Ms. Helen De Castro, Library Services director, and opening remarks by Ms Milagros Santos-Ong, PGLL vice president. Welcoming the PGLL to AdU was Dr. Catherine Castañeda, Vice President for Academic Affairs, who praised the law librarians for giving the power of knowledge to lawyers, students, legislators, and researchers, among others. “You can make or unmake the destiny of people,” Dr. Castañeda says. She further encouraged PGLL to create committees to help develop other schools and libraries that are lagging behind.


Giving inspiration and insight to the audience was Prof. Myrna S. Feliciano, first president of PGLL. Prof. Feliciano finished her Library Science and Law degrees at the University of the Philippines and was the librarian of the UP Law Library before joining the UP College of Law faculty. She also holds master’s degrees in library science and law from two US universities. Prof. Feliciano shared her journey as a law librarian and how she developed her principles in the profession, encouraging today’s librarians to maintain honesty, integrity, humility, and optimism.


Awards and recognitions were then given out to outstanding PGLL members and partner organizations. Among those honored were PGLL’s founding members and former presidents. Handing out the plaques of recognition were Ms Santos-Ong and Ms Nora Rey, librarian of the Villaraza and Angangco Law Offices and current PGLL president. Lunch and fun activities closed out the day’s events.


Adamson University, in particular its librarians from the College of Law Library, has been a member of PGLL since its founding. College of Law librarian Vivian Lirio is the current PGLL secretary while Ms De Castro is one of PGLL’s ex officio/advisers.     

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