Wednesday, November 14, 2018

PC2018 Advisory -- Registered Online by Nov 16

We encourage everyone who is SURE to attend the PLAI Congress 2018 to REGISTER ONLINE on or before November 16 (Friday). 

Due to limitations and for security reasons, WALK-IN REGISTRATION is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED as we may not be able to accommodate you. Thank you for your understanding.

Please register at:

PC2018 Advisory -- Parking Area within Araneta Center

For those who will bring their vehicle during the PLAI Congress 2018, here is the Parking Map of Araneta Center. For more details visit for the applicable parking fees.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

PC2018 Advisory -- Free Tours by Quezon City Local Government

The Quezon City Local Government will be offering FREE tours to the Quezon City Experience (QCX) Interactive Museum and Araneta Gateway Museum! These tours will be on 20 November (Tuesday), from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

The tours may only accommodate one hundred and fifty (150) pre-registered PLAI Congress participants (100 participants to the QCX Museum and 50 participants to Araneta Gateway Museum).

To join the tours, please register at:

PC2018 Parallel Session -- UPLSAA

UPLSAA will be at #PLAICongress2018 and we invite you to sit at our
 parallel session: Breaking Down Barriers to Employment: Workplace and
 Welfare Rights for Librarians with Senator Sherwin "Win" Gatchalian, 
Member, Senate Committee on Labor, Employment 
& Human Resources Development

As agents of change in society, librarians, archivists, and information professionals must realize their value in communities and understand their respective workplace and welfare rights in order to better serve their respective local communities and transform societies. In this parallel session, Senator Win Gatchalian will enlighten us about the essential role of librarians, archivists, and information professionals in the community and talk about bills and legislation on labor and welfare rights and employment protection that are beneficial for library and information professionals in the Philippines.

Monday, November 12, 2018

PC2018 -- Librarians Night

Everyone is invited!
Librarians just wanna have some fun!


Theme: #LibrarianFashion (Freestyle wear)
Fee: Freee for PLAI Congress Participants | P 1,000 for Non-Participants
22 Nov 2018 6PM (Thursday)
Novotel Manila, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

PC2018 Advisory -- Ube Express P2P Bus

For those traveling from NAIA Terminals 1,2,3, and 4 going to Araneta Center for the PLAI Congress 2018, you can take the Ube Express P2P Bus. All premium P2P buses are equipped with a global positioning system technology, WiFi connection, and closed circuit television cameras. The first trip from NAIA leaves at 5.30 AM and the last trip leaves at 9PM. Bus rate at P100 per passenger, with estimated travel time between 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the traffic.

Friday, November 09, 2018

TESDA Librarians Attending PLAI Congress 2018

TESDA is sending 11 of its school librarians 
to attend the PLAI Congress 2018.

ALAP 46th Founding Anniversary Forum

Happening now: ALAP forum on Data Privacy @ UPOU

Attended the ALAP forum on Data Privacy @ UPOU Los Banos today and learned from the remarks of the representative of the UPOU Administration that ongoing in the campus is the building of an international convention center with housing facilities. It is expected to be completed by 2019 or early of 2020. I still need to verify the seating capacity of this new convention center in our locality or region. Suffice to say for now that for STRLC future events, we have a new possible venue ... as to hosting future PLAI Congress, we need additional info as to seating and accommodation facilities of the new convention center.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

NBW 2018 Graphic Novel Creation : National Level Contest Winners

Rouel  Christian Piczon "The Book Mobile"
Calbayog City National High School
Eastern Visayas Region Librarian Council (EVRLC)

Daryne Judy Chua “Adeina the Storyteller”
Hua Siong College of Iloilo
Western Visayas Region Librarians Council (WVRLC)

Judith Lobrio “Keep Reading, Keep Dreaming” 
with Nina Balbin, Liezel Escoto, Angeline Basa
Eastern Samar National Comprehensive High School
Eastern Visayas Region Librarians Council (EVRLC)

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Workshop : Collaborative Library Services

How are e-learning tools relevant to library services and how can we use them to our advantage? Let’s brainstorm and create something new!

Librarians, library staff, and other information professionals are invited to 

Collaborative Library Services: A Workshop on e-Learning
 Tools Application 
on 3-4 December 2018
 at Woohoo Learning Lab

Workshop fee:
UPLSAA Members - PHP3000.00
Non-UPLSAA Members - PHP4000.00

For productive and focused brainstormings, we are opening only 25 slots for this workshop. 

To register:
1. Go to and click REGISTER to create an account. Take note of your account details.

2. Deposit your payment to PNB Account Number 108610032070 (Account Name: University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association; Branch: UP Diliman Campus). For cash payment, please contact our Treasurer at

3. Go to again and click LOGIN to update your account and reserve your slot by uploading a digital copy of your deposit slip or official receipt.

Take the challenge! You may download the letter of invitation and program of activities here:

Accreditation of this workshop as a CPD program is currently subject for approval of the PRBFL-CPD Council.