Monday, July 7, 2008

The 1st LibraryLink Conference: Connect to Evolve

The 1st LibraryLink Conference: Connect to Evolve
August 21-22, 2008
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City

Come and discover different perspectives on Librarianship as seen by the following professionals:

Day 1: August 21, 2008

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
By Emelina S. Almario
President, Adarna House, Inc.

HISTORY AND DIRECTIONS FOR LIBRARYLINK
By Maritoni C. Ortigas
Director, Filipinas Heritage Library

MAKING LIBRARIES FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE
By Marianne “Mayan” G. Quebral
Executive Director, Venture for Fund Raising

REINVENTING THE IMAGE OF LIBRARIANS
By Ms. Joy Buensalido
President, Buensalido & Associates
PR Specialist

* The image of librarians as perceived by outsiders and how to veer away from the typical image
* The connection of publicity to the promotion of the image of librarians
* PR campaign for libraries: how to make them more appealing to the public
* How to relate to the external environment

Day 2: August 22, 2008

THE VALUE-ADDED EDGE OF LIBRARIES
By Patricia May B. Jurilla, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature,
U.P. Diliman Book Historian

* Libraries and their role in culture, nation, and institutions
* Library and power
* Universal tradition of libraries
* Stories of great libraries
* Future scenarios and trends

R.A. 9246 AND OTHER UPDATES
By Corazon M. Nera / Elnora Conti /
Elizabeth Peralejo
Board of Librarians, Professional Regulation Commission

* Regulation of Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
* Regulation on the implementation of the BLIS program and faculty
* Compliance of professional librarians and institutions offering library science courses to the Revised Librarianship Act (R.A. 9246)
* Standards of libraries as mandated by R.A. 9246
* Other concerns participants would like to address

HOW THE GOVERNMENT MOBILIZES LIBRARY COMMUNITIES IN PROMOTING READING
By Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores
Executive Director, National Book Development Board

* The connection of libraries and librarians in the publishing industry
* How the publishing industry can help the library system
* Determining the “niche of the library”
* How to make the library more interesting and hip
* How librarians can pro-actively participate in the advocacy of promoting reading

ORGANIZING THE LIBRARYLINK MEMBERS: NEXT STEPS
By Suzanne G. Yupangco
Deputy Director, Filipinas Heritage Library

Get a chance to join, participate, and address your concerns about the linkage of over 90 Filipiniana libraries around the Philippines.

*For inquiries and reservations, please call 892-1801 loc. 15 or email liblink@filipinaslibrary.org.ph. A copy of the invitation and brochure may be downloaded from www.librarylink.org.ph.

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