Tuesday, March 15, 2011

PLAI-NCR Lecture Forum

10 February 2011

Dear Colleagues:

Warm greetings from PLAI-NCR!

The practice of librarianship in the Philippines has undergone significant transformations that call for a clear and renewed understanding of how it is to be a library and information professional beyond the acquisition of a degree from a library school, passing the Licensure examination and securing registration from the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). Continuing professional education and development is every professional librarian’s responsibility and should be every library and librarians associations’ continuing thrust.

In this regard, The PLAI–National Capital Region Librarians’ Council invites all the member of the profession to attend a Lecture-forum on the theme “Becoming” a Library and Information Professional: requirements for continuing education and development of librarians.”

This Lecture-Forum aims to:

1). Provide a venue for the discussion and reiteration of the importance of continuing education and development of practicing librarians and information professionals;

2). Discuss the role of professional associations in providing for the continuing education and development of their members, and

3). Re-introduce the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. as the PRC Accredited Professional Association (APO) of registered librarians in the country.

We have invited Hon. Corazon M. Nera, Chair of the BFL as our Resource Speaker.

This forum will be held on March 17, 2011 at the Epifanio de los Santos Auditorium, The National Library of the Philippines, T.M. Kalaw St. Ermita, Manila from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Attendance to this Lecture-Forum is FREE but we shall encourage renewal of PLAI membership and updating of membership dues.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation.

Sincerely yours,

Chair, Education and Training Committee