(1 Dec 2022) This absence of a reading culture among Filipinos was challenged even more by the Covid pandemic. How have our libraries coped in the last three years? How have our librarians adjusted to widespread digitalization? What is the future of our libraries after the pandemic? These questions were all discussed at the roundtable talk attended by reps working in the management of public and private libraries in the country: Dolly Carungi of the National Library of the Philippines, Raquel Lontoc from University of Santo Tomas Library, Silva of Ortigas Foundation Library, and Xavier Leroux of Alliance Française de Manille. The event was graced by keynote speaker Carme Fennoll Clarabuch, director of the Culture and Community Area of the library of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya. The panel discussion was moderated by Javier Galvan and Carlos Valmaseda, director and chief librarian of Instituto Cervantes de Manila.
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