Retirement of Ms. Soledad J. Fonseca
A send-off was held in honor of Ms. Soledad J. Fonseca on February 13, 2020 at the CSWCD Seminar Room. It was a warm gathering of friends, family members and colleagues. To start off the activity, Dean Sylvia E. Claudio opened the program and lauded Ms. Fonseca’s contribution to the College through her conscientious efforts as Head Librarian. Then Assoc. Prof. Ma. Linnea Tanchuling and Asst. Prof. Thelma Magcuro each gave a touching tribute to the retiree. Other members of the community gave gifts and flowers as a tribute to her years of service in the College, while Mr. Lyle Manaay, Head Librarian of the College of Architecture, serenaded the guest of honor.
Ma’am Sol, as she is fondly called, had served as the College’s Head Librarian since January 2017. She retired in February 2020 after 43 years (including three years in the College) of serving the UP community.
Ms. Fonseca obtained her Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics at the Manuel L. Quezon University in 1976 and Master of Library Science at the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at UP Diliman in 1990. Her service to UP Diliman started in 1977 as a Research Aide at the Main Library’s Reserve, Circulation, and Reference Sections. Her career in the University also includes her assignment to the UP Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (SPEAR, the forerunner of the present College of Human Kinetics) and the then-Institute of Library Science (ILS, the forerunner of the present SLIS). She climbed the ranks throughout her career from being a Research Aide to being a College Librarian IV in 2008 until her retirement.
Welcome to the New Library Personnel
With the retirement of Ms. Fonseca, Ms. Judith M. Pangilinan takes on the role as the new head librarian of the CSWCD Library. Ms. Pangilinan is a licensed librarian and a graduate of Master of Library and Information Science from SLIS, UP Diliman. Her first years in UP Diliman were spent as library staff in the College of Home Economics. Prior to being assigned to our College, she was the Head of the Serials Section at the Main Library. Ms. Pangilinan believes that the library is a relaxing and safe place which encourages and supports the academic journey of every Isko and Iska.
To work in tandem with Ms. Pangilinan, Ms. Jenefer Dela Paz joined the CSWCD Library as Librarian I. Ms. Dela Paz finished her Bachelor of Library and Information Science, with flying colors, from SLIS in UP Diliman and is a licensed librarian. During her undergraduate years, she was an active member of the UP Library and Information Science Students Association where she played an important role in organizing the LIS Congress for three consecutive years. Ms. Dela Paz was also a member of the People Service Corps: Good Governance Committee of the University Student Council. Prior to joining the College, she worked as a Basic Education Assistant Librarian at St. Mary’s College, Quezon City.
The CSWCD community salutes Ma’am Sol and warmly welcomes M Judith and Ms. Jen!