Library for Safe Seafaring upgrades networking with other e-libraries

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) of Mariners System which serves the three Mariners Schools (MPC-Naga, MPCF-Legazpi and MPCF-Camarines Sur) continues to enhance its linkages with other e-libraries.

The meeting presided by Board of Trustees member Ms. Evita L. Jimenez (2nd from right), with MPCF-Camarines Sur CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan (3rd from right) and representatives from other Mariners schools in Bicol in attendance, takes-up the subject on the advantages of networking with other e-libraries. Others in the picture are MPCF-Camarines Sur VP for Administration Napoleon Mangente (extreme left in yellow shirt), ORES Director Eden Arenas (2nd from left), VP for Academic Affairs Ms. Marian Lazaro (5th from right), CPAO Staff Dante Florendo (4th from right) and Executive Assistant to the CEO Dr. Edgar Despi (extreme right).

Board of Trustees member Ms. Evita L. Jimenez convened the concerned school personnel and took-up the subject on how the local library can be part of other library-organizations in an effort to widen its linkages and connections.

The L4SS is a grant given by the U.S.A. and Amsterdam-based Elsevier Foundation with the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) as recipient. This paved the way for the establishment of a globally-connected electronics library with ‘Safety of Lives at Sea’ as its focus.

Although the library is based at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Canaman, Camarines Sur, it serves the students, faculty, staff and alumni who are outside the campus or on-board ships at sea with their access to the L4SS in their study and research.

The 14th of June is celebrated as Library for Safe Seafaring day at Mariners.

At 92 years old, the matriarch of the Jimenez Family and Mariners System can still cherish occasions like this in which she is given honor by loved-ones and the members of the institution’s academic community.

With the physical infra-structure of the library having been completed, it is expected to serve far and wide its target clientele in the academic community using the latest in electronic library technology.