KORONADAL CITY — The Department of  Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will set up next month a public library for social workers in Central Mindanao top feature learning exchange and growth programs in the Asia Pacific Region.

Dennis Domingo, DSWD 12 regional information officer, said the library, called Regional Learning Resource Center, will be launched on April 18 at the regional office in Koronadal City.

“The users of RLRC may view both the printed and electronic format of social protection trends, technical and published papers, and social welfare and development policies, programs and services,” Mr. Domingo said.

The RLRC is a component of Knowledge Management and supports the vision of the Department to become a hub for best practices, learning exchange and growth programs in the Asia Pacific Region, through its knowledge and resource/learning center and centers of excellence.

Mr. Domingo said  the library is a ‘one-stop shop’ knowledge management center designed to provide an interactive learning facility for sharing and exchange of knowledge among its partners and stakeholders.

Bonifacio Selma, DSWD 12 promotive services division chief, said the facility will have a conference room, computer and video conference area.

“There will have an online set up to provide our users access to online information,” Mr. Selma said.

“We encourage our employees to donate books related to social works and other training materials,” he added.