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Guam strengthens libraries with training

by | Oct 4, 2022 | Civic and Community Engagement, Guam | 0 comments

A three-day Library Workshop has been hosted in Guam, aiming to train librarians and staff members in partnership, advisory, and leadership. 

A library as a home to information, history, and learning should provide access to educational resources and play a large role in promoting literacy. Libraries are integral to civic engagement and community growth and provide extensive career services. The preservation of cultural heritage and history is also an esteemed role that libraries play. Valuable historical context can be found in the organized shelves of libraries, and such historical context holds immense value to the people of these communities. It is these principles that many libraries continue to carry out. These were the goals of the three-day workshop.

The three-day workshop was hosted by the Guam Public Library System, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Library Association, Guam Department of Education, Guam Library Association, and Pacific Association of Libraries, along with a few others.

Forty-eight librarians, as well as library staff members, were in attendance at the three-day workshop. They were trained in the services of instructional partnership, reading advisory, promoting literacy, building a library collection, and leading beyond the library. The three-day workshop was held at the Guam Public Library. 

B.P. Carbullido Elementary School director, school librarian Anita Tenorio and Roland San Nicolas, reference and instruction librarian at the University of Guam, facilitated the workshop. 

The workshop will assist many librarians and library staff members in strengthening library programs and the resources they offer to communities.

The workshop is the first workshop of its kind to be hosted by the GPLS.

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