Thursday, March 21, 2019

Call for Papers : ICLIS

2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (ICLIS) 
Theme “Linking, Informing, and Sharing” at four inter-related building blocks: sustainability, technology, society, and scholarly communication. 
Taipei, Taiwan
July 11-13, 2019

Organized by National Taiwan Normal University (The Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies, School of Learning Informatics, College of Education) in partnership with Library Association of the Republic of China (LAROC), National Central Library in association with International Library and Information Science Society (I-LISS) (formerly LISSASPAC)


1. Library and Sustainability Library and Sustainability

◆ Library Advocacy
◆ Library Value
◆ Open Access 2020 (OA 2020)
◆ United Nation 2030 Sustainability Development Goals (UN 2030 SDG)

2. Library and Technology

◆ Artificial Intelligence
◆ Big Data
◆ Digital Humanities
◆ Digital Scholarship
◆ Internet of Things
◆ Linked Open Data

3. Information Society

◆ Digital Literacy
◆ Information Literacy
◆ Information Policy
◆ Library and Communication
◆ Privacy and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
◆ Reading and Writing

4. LIS Research, Education and Informatics

◆ Health Informatics
◆ Informetrics
◆ Knowledge Organization
◆ Learning Informatics
◆ LIS Education
◆ Science Curation


1. The page limit: 2 pages, about 1,000-1,500 words, excluding references.
2. The abstract must include the following sections:
Research Purpose: State the purpose of your research
Research Methods: Describe the research approach and methods adopted
Findings and Originality: Describe the key findings of your research (findings can be preliminary)
Research Impact: Describe both academic and practical impact of your research
3. The formatting and reference styles must follow the latest version of Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association.

Important Dates
11 July 2019 -13 July 2019

Abstracts of full papers and posters submissions due
31 March 2019

Notification of acceptance
20 April 2019(Each accepted paper/poster should have at least one author registered)

Full papers and posters submissions due
15 May 2019

Early-bird registration closes
30 May 2019

Regular registration
31 May 2019 through 30 June 2019

On-site registration
11 July 2019 -13 July 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

PLAI Congress 2019 : Advisory no. 1

Please be informed that the forthcoming PLAI Congress 2019 will be held at Tagaytay Convention Center (TICC), Tagaytay City, on November 19-22, 2019 instead of Clark, Pampanga, as previously announced in the latter part of the General Assembly during PLAI Congress 2018. The change of venue is due to the scheduled SEA Games 2019 activities from September to December.

Please be guided accordingly.


Sa region po natin (STRLC) ang PLAI Congress 2019. Naway magtulong tulong po tayo para maayos natin magawa ang mga tasks bilang host council. Mangangailangan din po tayo mga 20-30 volunteers colleagues para tumulong/makatulong sa maayos na pagpapatakbo ng Congress.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

ASLP Directory of Special Libraries

ASLP invites ALL librarians and information professionals working in SPECIAL LIBRARIES to be part of our initiative on building a Directory of Special Libraries in the Philippines.

Click on this link to register your libraries:

Saturday, March 16, 2019

3rd ALPS Convention

The Association of Librarians in Public Sector (ALPS), Inc. invites you to attend the 3rd ALPS Convention with the theme, “Dynamic Librarianship in the Global Perspective”, on June 26-28, 2019 at Eurotel North Edsa, Quezon City.

The objectives of the Convention are to:

1. Discuss leadership and librarianship in Philippine and global context;

2. Present global innovations in library programs and services;

3. Create dialogue on topics affecting the field such as but not limited to continuing professional development (CPD), media and information literacy (MIL) and other international aspects; and

4. Discuss libraries as learning spaces and centers for discourse and positive change.

Registration link:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

40th GAB Memorial Lecture Series

We would like to invite all librarians and information professionals to the 40th Gabriel A. Bernardo Memorial Lecture Series on 27 March 2019 at the UP Main Library Lobby from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. This year, Ms. Emma Rey, PLAI President, will discuss the future direction and opportunities of the profession.

Monday, March 11, 2019

2019 PATLS General Assembly

The Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (PATLS) will be having its General Assembly on March 25, 2019 (Monday) from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The event will be held at the Foreign Serials Section, 2nd Floor, UP Diliman Main Library.

There will also be a lecture during the General Assembly and we have invited Prof. Kathleen Lourdes B. Obille, Dean of the UP School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) as resource speaker. The lecture is entitled: “Revising the BLIS Curriculum: Current and Future Considerations”.

Registration is free, but all PATLS members are highly encouraged to renew their membership fee amounting to Php 300.00.

Thank you.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

The National Library of the Philippines together with the Asia Foundation celebrates the 60th Public Library Day. 

In celebration of the 60th Public Library Day pursuant to Proclamation No. 563, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) in collaboration with Puerto Princesa City Library (PPCL) and the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts - National Committee of Library and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS) will hold a 4-day National Conference of Librarians with the theme: "Libraries CLICK as Space for Customers, Learning and Research, Innovations, Community Engagement and Creation of Knowledge" on March 18 - 21, 2019 at the Citystate Asturias Hotel Palawan, South National highway, Tinigulban, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

GSIS Art Competition 2019

Now on its 15th year, the 2019 GSIS Art Competition welcomes all budding Filipino artists who are at least 18 years old to join the art competition.

Follow the link for the entry forms and competition guidelines