Thursday, January 17, 2008

MAHLAP Seminar on Feb. 28-29, 2008

Dear Colleagues:

The Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP) is holding a National Congress and Seminar-Workshop on the theme: “The Expanding Knowledgebase Competencies of Health Sciences Libraries and Librarians” on February 28-29, 2008 at Hotel Kimberly, P. Gil St., Manila.

Libraries’ nowadays are not just regarded as information repositories and providers but its contribution in the modern techniques of researching, collaborating, and building knowledge emerge is already accepted and recognized. Despite the technological advances on techniques on information dissemination, the indispensable role of librarians as information catalyst is still inevitable.

The primary goal of this seminar-workshop is to review and discuss the evolving roles of health librarians and information professionals, in order to adapt to developments in medical and health librarianship. To this end, we aim to do the following:
1. Develop new skills in acquiring, organizing, storing, retrieving, and disseminating quality information
2. Learn and acquire new ideas on the emerging techniques in health information and knowledge management.
3. Provide awareness on the experiences of colleagues and information providers regarding innovations in health and science.

As part of this annual congress is the election for the 2008-2009 MAHLAP Board of Directors & Officers.

The seminar fee for live-in participants is P3,500.00 inclusive of certificate, kits, breakfast, snacks, lunch & dinner; for live-out participants, P2,500.00 inclusive of certificate, kits, snacks, and lunch.

Enclosed is the tentative program for the said event. Please confirm your attendance on or before February 8, 2008 to the following:

Ms. Gina G. Canceran ( 526.5851 email: gina@mail.upm. edu.ph
Mr. Gilbert D. Santos ( 743-8301 loc. 1901 email: mahlap_1988@ yahoo.com
Ms. Lot M. Dorado ( 711.9491 loc. 296 email: lotdorado@yahoo. com


Your participation will greatly contribute to the success of this activity.

Thank you as we look forward to your favorable response.


Very truly yours,



Mr. Gilbert D. Santos
MAHLAP Conference Chair

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