Wednesday, February 03, 2016

1st Philippine Librarians Summit : Addressing Issues and Concerns

The PLAI-NCR Librarians Council, in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas-Department of Library and Information Science, invites you to the 1st Philippine Librarians Summit: Addressing Issues and Concerns to be held on March 17-18, 2016 at the Benavidez Auditorium, Benavidez Bldg., University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila. This is a two-day Summit that aims to address the various issues and concerns faced by library and information professionals more than a decade after the implementation of Republic Act 9246 or the Act to Modernize the Practice of Librarianship in the Philippines. Specifically, the Summit has the following objectives:

1. To highlight and clarify the issues and concerns affecting librarians and the library profession in the country;
2. To invite representatives from government agencies and other entities to give their comments/response to the specific issues and concerns;
3. To encourage industry leaders and other stakeholders to discuss possible solutions and recommendations that would address the problems presented;
4. To come up with an Action Agenda for the library profession in the Philippines.

Participants to the summit are expected to gain an awareness of the real issues and concerns affecting the library profession. This Summit can also provide the venue for increased dialogue, understanding, and consensus among the officers and members of various library associations, thus come up with recommendations for policy formulations and/or amendments to RA 9246 as well as an Action Agenda for the library profession. The registration fees are as follows: Non-PLAI Member - P2,000; PLAI Member – P1,500; Student P1,000. This shall cover kits, meals (2 lunches, 2 a.m. snacks and 2 p.m. snacks), and certificate of participation.

Since the venue can only accommodate a limited number, interested participants are strongly advised to pre-register and pay the corresponding amount. This may be deposited to the Account PLAI-NCR : PNB Luneta Branch (branch code: 66476) Account Nos. 36296850017. To confirm payment and complete the Registration, a scanned copy of the Deposit slip should be sent to the PLAI-NCR thru this e-mail Official Receipt will be issued.

For further details you may contact any of the following:

Elizabeth R. Peralejo
Ex-Officio, PLAI
Tel. No.: 426-6001 loc. 6200

Dolores D. Carungui
Vice President, PLAI-NCR
Chair, Education and Training Committee
Tel. No.: 310-5035 loc 207-208

Online Registration…/14X5ciZSgtbSPK0AsXQolMc…/viewform…

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