The Archivo dela Universidad de Santo Tomas provided training to personnel from the Province of Pangasinan and the Diocese of Pampanga last August 16-18, 2017, at the Miguel de Benavides Library. Archivist Regalado T. Jose, MCH led the AUST in providing much-needed expertise to the seven (7) participants, who were trained on the fundamentals of archival management and records, preservation and restoration of documents, as well as the digitization of such.

A tour of the Antonio Vivencio Heritage Library was also included in the itinerary. The Heritage Library is home to most of the rare books collections of UST, particularly those dating back to even more UST’s founding in 1611.

According to Jose, the Provincial Government of Pangasinan aims to build a provincial archives in the near future; thus, the province sent five of its personnel to UST for training. The archdioceses of Pampanga and Cagayan de Oro likewise sent a brother each, in order to learn about UST’s management of its heritage.