July 2008- Ms. Emiliana M. Manago, head librarian of the College of Home Economics Library retired last June 30, 2008 after serving the University Library for 32 years.  Ms. Manago first came to University Library on January 5, 1976.  She was assigned at the different sections of the Main Library.  Later on she was made head librarian of the then Institute of Environmental Planning.   In 1982, she was transferred to the College of Home Economics Library as head librarian to replace Mrs. Francine Virginia Domingo de Ano.

“Let’s dance, let’s sing  let’s celebrate” the theme of her despedida party,  was made memorable by the presence of the UP Staff Chorale who rendered musical numbers to make the occasion lively and happy.  Mr. Chris Reyes the choral conductor, paid tribute to her by reminiscing some of her unforgettable activities with the staff  chorale.   Messages were also delivered by the former dean of the Institute of Library Science, Dr. Ursula G. Picache, Ms. Rose Rosalie of the Economics Library and other unit head librarians. Mrs. Salvacion M. Arlante presented her  a gift, a set of necklace and earrings made of south sea pearls.

Her immediate family also attended the special affair headed by her mother, her brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces and by her only “daughter” Daisy Lagumen who wished her mom long healthy life. A video presentation prepared by members of the chorale was presented showing her many performances here and abroad.

Ms. Manago was an active member of the different professional organizations.  She is a member and officer of PAARL, MAHLAP and PLAI.  She has served in various capacities as officer of PAARL for more than four years. She also acted as representative of the college in the technical committee of  NUTRINET.

As a testimony to her dedication and outstanding performance in her chosen  field, she was the first recipient of the Gawad Chancellor Para sa Natatanging REPS in 1996.  June 30, 2008 marked the retirement of a lady with a cheerful heart, a gentle soul, a good colleague and a woman of substance,  but her memories will forever live on to those whom she has shared her professional life. –NBeraquit

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