Con­nected Ac­tions, Col­lec­tive Vi­sion: Li­braries Trans­form­ing So­ci­ety

PLAI Congress 2019 Program - - PLAI NATIONAL CONGRESS 2018 -

PLAI en­vi­sions to lead the coun­try’s li­brary com­mu­nity in a col­lec­tive call to con­nected ac­tions to­wards trans­form­ing so­ci­ety. Li­braries have the ca­pac­ity to trans­form so­ci­eties, thereby con­tribut­ing to the devel­op­ment of a na­tion.


The an­nual con­gress aims to up­date Filipino li­brar­i­ans of 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.

This Na­tional Con­gress aims to:

1. un­der­stand the role of li­braries and in­for­ma­tion cen­ters in build­ing lit­er­ate, in­formed, and par­tic­i­pa­tive so­ci­eties, thereby con­tribut­ing to so­ci­etal, cul­tural, and eco­nomic growth of a na­tion; 2. rec­og­nize that con­nected ac­tions and col­lec­tive vi­sion of the li­brary com­mu­nity will help li­braries ad­dress the chal­lenges of the fu­ture; 3. en­gage li­braries, ar­chives, and other cul­tural her­itage part­ners and in­sti­tu­tions in safe­guard­ing cul­tural her­itage in all its di­verse forms, and; 4. ad­vo­cate the roles of li­brar­i­ans and li­brary as­so­ci­a­tions as key play­ers for so­ci­etal im­prove­ments and change through ca­pac­ity build­ing and pro­fes­sional agenda.

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