Friday, June 23, 2017

Mila Medina Ramos - PRC 2017 Outstanding Librarian

For her distinguished contribution in the field of librarianship as demonstrated by her exemplary service to her profession through sharing of her expertise as resource speaker in local and international fora and providing free on-the-job training to local and foreign librarians; for her strong commitment and professionalism having served as member of the Board for Librarians and conducting reviews for takers of the Librarians Licensure Examination; for promoting the library profession through her book, essays and lectures and updating of Philippine Standards for Special Libraries; for her participation in national committees for framing cataloguing standards and librarians' competencies;

For steering the International Rice Research library into one of the model libraries in the Philippines and for pioneering the creation of PhilAgriNet, and assuming a major role in the formation of the CGIAR Libraries and Information Services Consortium; for heading the ALAP as its President who engineered IRRI's membership in the Agricultural Networks Information Collaborative (AgNIC) and took the initiative in conducting Librarian-related researches;

For her competence, excellence, and commendable track record that earned for her various awards and recognition such as the Oustanding Librarian Award (ALAP, 2005), Outstanding Academic/Research Librarian Award 2005 (PAARL, 2006), CGIAR Science Award (CGIAR, 2006), PLAI-STRLC Most Distinguished Librarian Award (2009) that served as a testament of her outstanding career.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

AUP 45th Anniversary Sale

In celebration of its 45th anniversary, the Ateneo de Manila University Press will be holding a sale on June 28, 2017 at Bellarmine Hall from 8 a.m - 5 p.m.!

• Up to 80% discount on selected titles!
• Get a free book* for every purchase of P2000 or more
• Customers may order books in advance for pickup on a different date. Reservation of books will not be accepted.
*Selected Titles only

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Call for Papers : 8th A-LIEP 2017

The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library &
Information Education and Practice
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand, November 13-14, 2017

Conference website
Submission link
Abstract registration deadline
June 30, 2017
Submission deadline
July 15, 2017
The Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) is an international conference which has been regularly held in the Asia-Pacific region every one or two years since 2006. The conference provides Library & Information Science (LIS) educators, researchers and practitioners with the opportunity for sharing their research results, experiences and innovations in LIS, and stimulating greater collaboration and cooperation regionally and globally.

The 8th A-LIEP (A-LIEP 2017) will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 13-14 November 2017. This conference will be arranged, for the first time, together with the 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL) to create synergy in the LIS development and advancement of digital libraries.

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit their full papers, short papers, and posters which must be original and not simultaneously submitted to any journals or conferences and address the list of A-LIEP 2017 topics. The following paper categories are welcome:

Full papers: length 8 to 12 pages
Short papers: length 4 to 7 pages
Posters: abstract of 1 to 2 pages

The paper type of each submission should be indicated on the first page of the manuscript – full paper, short paper, or poster. As English is used as the official language of this conference, all submissions must be written in English. A paper template is provided for your reference (single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font). 

Please make your submission online in PDF format through the following EasyChair link: 

If you do not have an EasyChair account, please register first.  

Selected full papers will be published in a special issue of LIBRES e-journal (, after further revision.

List of Topics

The list of conference topics is divided into three tracks: LIS Education, LIS Practice, and LIS Research. It includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

LIS Education
LIS pedagogies
Reading advisory
Cooperative education
Challenges in LIS education
Collaboration among LIS schools/departments
Curriculum design
GLAM – Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Community engagement
Digital education
Quality assurance and accreditation of LIS programs
Lifelong learning
Impact of LIS education to society

LIS Practice
Technology application for LIS
Service design and design thinking in libraries
Digital and data curation, Digital preservation, Digital stewardship
GLAM – Galleries, Libraries Archives, and Museums
Relevance of libraries to society
Leadership development and strategic management in libraries
Libraries as a place: physical and virtual
New competencies in LIS
Evaluation in LIS
Evidence-based librarianship
Mobile platforms of libraries
Collaboration among libraries and with other professions 

LIS Research
Digital repositories
Human Information Interaction
Information literacy, Digital literacy, Data literacy, Media literacy
Organization of Data, Information, and Knowledge
Semantic web and linked data
Knowledge management and knowledge services
Text and data mining
Digital humanities and digital cultural heritage
Big Data and data science
Information visualization
Research evaluation in Science, Social Science, and Humanities
Search as learning
Gamification in libraries
Digital scholarship