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DThe Philippine L i b r a r i a n s A s s o c i a t i o n Incorporated (PLAI) in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS) and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), conducted a National Congress on November 24-27, 2015 at Plaza del Norte Convention Center, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte with the theme “ASEAN 2015: Borderless Librarianship, Limitless Opportunities”. Dr. Anita C. Sornito, Executive Vice President for PLAI Mindanao and Director of Libraries of the USM Learning Resource Center, together with Susan S. Martinez, head of Technical Services and Dielita M. Garcia, USM faculty of the Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) attended the Congress.



The Congress aimed to update Filipino librarians on the trends, practices and innovative information services among libraries, address issues related to the librarianship profession, and generate renewed interest in conducting research among librarians. The event served as an avenue to prepare the Filipino librarian-participants in responding to the opportunities, challenges, and limitless possibilities brought about by ASEAN integration; to help them check the responsiveness of library schools in molding the future of Filipino librarians; and determine the role of library associations in dealing with the ASEANization of the profession. Hon. Lourdes T. David, member of the Professional Regulation for Board for Librarian (PRBFL) of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), was the Keynote speaker. Plenary sessions were conducted with the following speakers and topics: Elizabeth Peralejo, former president of PLAI National, presented the topics on The ASEANization of Filipino Librarians; Reysa C. Alenzuela and Ana Mae B. Cantel, talked about LIS Education ASEANization: An Inchoate Plan?; Ana Maria B. Fresnido discussed the topic: Keeping Current: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of AUNILO member librarians in the Philippines; Audrey G. Anday, Marcial R. Batiancila, and Augusta Rosario A. Villamater presented the Crosssectional Study on Effective Globalization: the International Librarians Network (ILN) as a Virtual Community of Practice (COP) in Asia and the Pacific; Readiness Evaluation of Philippine School/ Academic libraries in K-12 implementation.

Lourdes T. David discussed the Continuing Professional Development and Library Professional Associations. Venus B. Oruga, John Christopherson L.T. Fredelucess, and Alvin E. Halcon talked on Keeping Lyceum of the Philippines University a Learning Organization: Enhancing the Collection Development Process through Collection Mapping. Ma. Lorna A. Eguia and Seachel S. Oyao presented the H.I.T Story telling: Healing, Inspiring, Transforming Amidst Death and Disaster.

Vernon R. Totanes presented the Issues and Challenges on, So You Think You Can Be the Boss: Practical Advice for Librarians in Leadership Positions. Quintin Jose V. Pastrana, on Libraries as a Sustainable Development Tool. On the other hand, Carlos Eclevia, Jr., Marian R. Eclevia and Laurence Anthony G. Narvaez lectured on Getting the Right Source from Off Site: Issues and Prospects of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services.

Through this Congress, participants were equipped with proper training and new information. The skills gained would allow them to venture into the different fields of librarianship and remain very relevant to each area. They were also expected to become active and reliable providers of valuable sources of information as important input to the effectiveness of the education process and as effective means to meet the challenges of the ASEAN integration.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:53
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