Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 62


This learning session aims to present the University of Santo Tomas Heritage Library and its impressive rare, and priceless collections. Its importance to the growth and development of the Philippine nation will also be discussed. As the depository of historical materials accumulated through its more than 400 years of existence, its conservation and digitization practices in preserving its rich historical resources will be shared to help promote excellence in teaching, research, and service in the country.

  • Guest speaker: Diana V. Padilla
  • Moderator: Rancho Arcilla

About the speaker: Diana V. Padilla

Diana V. Padilla is a licensed librarian with a BS and MA in Library and Information Science from the University of Santo Tomas.

She started working at UST Miguel de Benavides Library in April 2008 and was assigned to various Library sections. In July 2008, she was appointed as “interim secretary” for Lumina Pandit, a grand exhibit set up by the Library as its contribution to the Quadricentennial celebration of the University. In 2011, she headed the Library’s Digitization Project. She also became the Head Librarian of the Antonio Vivencio del Rosario UST Heritage Library from 2012 to 2017. She received training from several international institutions to further expand her knowledge and experience. Ms. Padilla is currently the Assistant Chief Librarian of UST and the Librarian in charge of the Heritage Library.

About the Intramuros Learning Sessions

The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism. 

Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.

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Pamanahon: Digitally Recreating Pre-War Intramuros
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