About the Pre­sen­ters/Au­thors:

PLAI Congress 2018 Program - - POSTER SESSION -

Key­note Speaker:

Chris­tine Macken­zie is Pres­i­dent-elect of IFLA and one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing li­brary ser­vices ex­ec­u­tives with an in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion for her in­no­va­tive ap­proach to li­brary ser­vice devel­op­ment and man­age­ment. She demon­strates ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment to the pro­fes­sion and has an im­pres­sive record in strate­gic lead­er­ship.

Oral/Poster Pre­sen­ters and In­vited Speak­ers:

Ma. Es­mer­alda A. Abarabar is a grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man (UP Dil­i­man) where she earned her Bach­e­lor of Arts ma­jor in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence (2002), Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Pro­fes­sional Ed­u­ca­tion (2008), and Mas­ter in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (2015). She worked at the Of­fice of the Gov­ern­ment Cor­po­rate Coun­sel, where she is as­signed in the Law Li­brary for 14 years. Cur­rently, she is work­ing at the Uni­ver­sity Li­brary of UP Dil­i­man, where she is as­signed at the Strate­gic Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Re­search and Mar­ket­ing Sec­tion and at the Col­lege of So­cial Sciences and Phi­los­o­phy Li­brary. She is a li­censed Li­brar­ian and Pro­fes­sional Teacher in Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion.

Michelle Abe­lardo-Este­ban fin­ished the fol­low­ing de­grees: Bach­e­lor of Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor in Li­brary Sci­ence at the Far Easter Uni­ver­sity in Manila in 1998, Mas­ter of Arts in Li­brary Sci­ence in the same school in 2001, and Doc­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor in Ed­u­ca­tional Man­age­ment at the Eu­lo­gio "Amang” Ro­driguez In­sti­tute of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy in 2006. She has been in li­brary bench­mark­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in dif­fer­ent cities and coun­tries, in­clud­ing Hong Kong, Sin­ga­pore, Malaysia, Thai­land, Korea, Ja­pan, and Tai­wan. She is cur­rently the Pres­i­dent of the Que­zon City Li­brary Con­sor­tium.

Reya Marisse Abing re­ceived her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of San Jose-Reco­le­tos and is now com­plet­ing her mas­ter’s de­gree at Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity. She is cur­rently a med­i­cal li­brar­ian at Ma­tias H. Az­nar Memo­rial Col­lege of Medicine.

Editha Agena-Alam­odin is cur­rently Di­rec­tor of Learn­ing Re­source Cen­ter of Na­tional Uni­ver­sity-Manila. She took B.S.E. Ma­jor in Li­brary Sci­ence and M.A. Ma­jor in Li­brary Sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of Santo To­mas. She is now pur­su­ing her Doc­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion Ma­jor in Ed­u­ca­tional Man­age­ment at Na­tional Uni­ver­sity. She has been an ac­tive mem­ber and of­fi­cer of var­i­ous As­so­ci­a­tions namely: USTLSAA: Sec­re­tary- 2010-2011 and Trea­surer- 2011-2013; PAARL: Au­di­tor- 2016; Board of Di­rec­tor and Chair­per­son, Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Com­mit­tee- 2017; Board of Di­rec­tor and Chair­per­son, Mem­ber­ship Com­mit­tee- 2018; and PLAI-NCR: Nom­elec- 2016.

Vyva Victoria M. Aguirre is cur­rently As­so­ciate Pro­fes­so­rial Lec­turer and The­sis and Pro­gram Co­or­di­na­tor at the Col­lege of Law of De La Salle Uni­ver­sity in Manila while also Se­nior Lec­turer at the School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies at Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. She com­pleted her Mas­ter of Laws in Eu­ro­pean Com­mu­nity Law at Lei­den Uni­ver­sity in the Nether­lands and her

Bach­e­lor of Laws and MLIS at UP Dil­i­man.

Vaughn Giuseppe Alviar got his el­e­men­tary and sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion in the pub­lic school sys­tem of Cagayan prov­ince where he had seen how li­braries turned into any­thing but the learn­ing hubs and mak­erspaces. While work­ing in the jour­nal­ism field, he cov­ered top­ics re­lated to learn­ing and young peo­ple and has seen the crests and troughs of ed­u­ca­tion world­wide. In these, he has seen how some aca­demic and pub­lic li­braries have re­claimed their place in mold­ing young peo­ple through the help of tech­nol­ogy and dig­i­tal­iza­tion. He is an ac­tive ad­vo­cate for al­ter­na­tive learn­ing, heav­ily in­volved in Church work for in­clu­sive ed­u­ca­tion and es­tab­lish­ing learn­ing spa­ces for ur­ban-poor set­tings, the Lumad, and chil­dren in con­flict ar­eas and dis­as­ters.

An­thony N. Atuel is Col­lege Li­brar­ian I at the Uni­ver­sity Li­brary of Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man.

Ross T. Bachiller is a grad­u­ate of Bach­e­lor of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence, cum laude, from Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man and is a li­censed li­brar­ian. He is a re­cip­i­ent of the UP Pres­i­den­tial and Lead­er­ship Schol­ar­ship both for Un­der­grad­u­ate Pro­gram and Grad­u­ate Pro­gram. He has re­cently com­pleted the Mas­ter of Li­brary Sci­ence pro­gram at the UP School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies.

Ka­reen J. Ba­nal fin­ished her Bach­e­lor in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at the Philip­pine Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity Manila in 2007 and is cur­rently fin­ish­ing her MLIS de­gree in the School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies at Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. Cur­rently, Ka­reen is a Cat­a­loger Li­brar­ian at the Rizal Li­brary of Ate­neo de Manila Uni­ver­sity.

Char­ito P. Basagre has a long and ex­cel­lent ex­pe­ri­ence in the man­age­ment of school li­brary ser­vices and pro­grams, as well as in school ac­cred­i­ta­tion par­tic­u­larly in the area of in­struc­tional me­dia and li­brary ser­vices. She re­ceived the James J. Meany Ser­vice Award twice, for 10 Sur­vey Vis­its in 2009 and for 25 sur­vey vis­its in 2016. At present, she is the Vice Pres­i­dent of the Philip­pine As­so­ci­a­tion of School Li­brar­i­ans, Inc. (PASLI).

Mar­i­lyn C. Be­jec is a li­brar­ian and teacher of li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence. She holds two bach­e­lor’s de­grees: Bach­e­lor in El­e­men­tary Ed­u­ca­tion with area of con­cen­tra­tion in So­cial Stud­ies and Bach­e­lor in Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor in Li­brary Sci­ence, both re­ceived from the Immaculate Con­cep­tion Col­lege, Oza­miz City, now La Salle Uni­ver­sity (LSU) Oza­miz. She has now been work­ing at LSU Oza­miz for 26 years. She has fin­ished her Mas­ter in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at Saint Colum­ban Col­lege, Pa­ga­dian City, Zam­boanga del Sur in 2015 and has since been in­vited to present her re­search and talk about her pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence at dif­fer­ent uni­ver­si­ties.

Vanessa C. Bello re­ceived her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of San Jose-Reco­le­tos and is now com­plet­ing her mas­ter’s de­gree at Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity. She has been a school li­brar­ian for six years and is now with Sis­ters of Mary School-Girl­stown in Tal­isay City, Cebu.

Mar­i­anne G. Bug­nosen has been work­ing as an As­so­ciate Li­brar­ian at the Filip­inas Her­itage Li­brary (FHL) since 2016. She re­ceived her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence from the UP School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies. Be­fore join­ing FHL, she was as­signed as the ad­min­is­tra­tive co­or­di­na­tor for UP SLIS’s “Mod­ule Devel­op­ment for a Pro­fes­sional Diploma in Ar­chives and Records Man­age­ment” project that was funded by the Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Cul­ture and the Arts (NCCA). She is also the co-au­thor of “A Bibliometric Anal­y­sis of Un­der­grad­u­ate Theses from the School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies from 2010-2014: An Ex­ploratory Study” pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Philip­pine Li­brar­i­an­ship (Vol. 35, 2015).

Mary­bel P. Caasi is cur­rently the Head Li­brar­ian of the Col­lege of Nurs­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Manila. She is the Pres­i­dent of the Philip­pine Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion (PNULISAA), Inc. in 2016-2017. She men­tored at the In­ter­na­tional Net­work of Emerg­ing Li­brary In­no­va­tors (INELI) As­so­ci­a­tion of Southeast Asian Na­tions (ASEAN) Project with fund­ing sup­port from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion (BMGF).

Anne Frances Cal­c­eta is an un­der­grad­u­ate LIS stu­dent at Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. She is in­ter­ested in game devel­op­ment.

Mary Grace T. Caro su­per­vises and man­ages the Cir­cu­la­tion and For­eign Se­ri­als Sec­tion which houses the Win­dow on Korea at the Rizal Li­brary in Ate­neo de Manila Uni­ver­sity. She stud­ied ba­sic Korean lan­guage as part of the Korean Lan­guage Train­ing Pro­gram for Li­brar­i­ans of the Korean Cul­tural Cen­ter. She fin­ished her Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (2008) and Mas­ter in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (2013) at Uni­ver­sity of the East Manila.

Dolores D. Carun­gui is the Chief Li­brar­ian of the Na­tional Li­brary of the Philip­pines’ Ref­er­ence Di­vi­sion. She is a mem­ber of the Re­gional Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Asia and Ocea­nia and Li­brary Ser­vices for Per­sons with Spe­cial Needs Sec­tion of the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Li­brary As­so­ci­a­tions (IFLA) for 2017-2021. NLP’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil of the Na­tional Com­mit­tee on Li­braries and In­for­ma­tion Ser­vices (NCLIS) for 2017-2019. PLAI-NCRLC Board Mem­ber for two (2) con­sec­u­tive terms, 2015-2016 and 2017-2018. She is a grad­u­ate of Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Li­brary and Sci­ence (BSLS) from the Uni­ver­sity of the East, Mas­ter of Arts in Ed­u­ca­tion with spe­cial­iza­tion in Li­brary Sci­ence (MAEd) from Philip­pine Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity and Doc­tor in Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion (DPA) from Poly­tech­nic Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines.

Lour­des T. David is a cur­rent mem­ber of the Pro­fes­sional Reg­u­la­tory Board for Li­brar­i­ans (PRBFL). She has a very il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer as a li­brar­ian as shown by the nu­mer­ous awards given to her, such as the Hall of Fame Award (from PLAI), Dis­tin­guished Alumni Award (from UPLSAA); Out­stand­ing Pro­fes­sional Award for In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (from UP Dil­i­man); Out­stand­ing Pro­fes­sional Award for Li­brary Sci­ence (from the Pro­fes­sional Reg­u­la­tion Com­mis­sion of the Repub­lic of the Philip­pines); and Li­brary Tech­nol­ogy Award given in New York, USA.

A.B. Gideon De Cas­tro is a Bach­e­lor of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence grad­u­ate from the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies

(SLIS). He worked as a School Li­brar­ian at the Maria Montes­sori School of Que­zon City and as a Project As­so­ciate for Li­braryani­han, Inc. wherein he par­tic­i­pated in the cre­ation of the Metrobank Foun­da­tion Knowl­edge Cen­ter. Cur­rently, he is a li­brar­ian at the UP Main Li­brary. He has in­ter­ests on mil­i­tary his­tory and video games.

Louise Ian T. de los Reyes-Aquino is cur­rently the Head Li­brar­ian and the Pro­gram Co­or­di­na­tor of the Col­lege of Accountancy, Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Tourism and Com­puter Sci­ence (CABAT.COM) of Metro-Dagu­pan Col­leges in Man­gal­dan, Pan­gasi­nan. She holds bach­e­lor de­grees in Phys­i­cal Ther­apy (1997) and Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor in Li­brary Sci­ence (2007), a mas­ter’s de­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion (2002), and was a can­di­date for Doc­tor in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion (2011). She is cur­rently pur­su­ing her Mas­ter in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence de­gree at Saint Louis Uni­ver­sity, Baguio City as a CHED scholar. She earned her pro­fes­sional li­censes in teach­ing and li­brar­i­an­ship in 2004 and 2007, re­spec­tively. She worked as Sci­ence Re­search Spe­cial­ist II for the Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy In­for­ma­tion In­sti­tute of the Depart­ment of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy. She was part of the team that de­vel­oped STARBOOKS or the Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Aca­demic and Re­search-Based Openly-Op­er­ated Kiosks in 2011. In 2014, her sub­mis­sion on STARBOOKS to the 2014 IFLA World Li­braries and In­for­ma­tion Con­gress (IFLA WLIC) was ac­cepted; she and her boss, now the Com­mis­sioner for the Na­tional Pri­vacy Com­mis­sion, went to Lyon, France for the pre­sen­ta­tion. This paved the way for STARBOOKS to be awarded the ALA Pres­i­den­tial Ci­ta­tion for In­ter­na­tional Li­brary Project in 2015 (the first for the Philip­pines) and PAARL’s Out­stand­ing Li­brary Pro­gram of the Year for 2016.

Genezah S. dela Cruz fin­ished her Bach­e­lor in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of Santo To­mas in 2013. Her main area of in­ter­est is Korean lan­guage and cul­ture. She stud­ied Korean lan­guage at the Korean Cul­tural Cen­ter. In 2016, she has been a par­tic­i­pant in the Over­seas Korean Stud­ies Li­brar­ian Work­shop in the Na­tional Li­brary of Korea from. She has also been a con­trib­u­tor to the “Trends in Over­seas Korean Stud­ies Li­braries” pub­li­ca­tion of the Na­tional Li­brary of Korea. Cur­rently, she is a Cat­a­loger Li­brar­ian at the Rizal Li­brary of Ate­neo de Manila Uni­ver­sity.

Maria Victoria E. Dela Cruz is a grad­u­ate of Bach­e­lor of Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor in Li­brary Sci­ence from Uni­ver­sity of Santo To­mas. She ob­tained her mas­ter’s de­gree from Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. She has han­dled sev­eral me­dia and in­for­ma­tion lit­er­acy ses­sions and has taught across grade lev­els for the past years. She has pre­sented pa­pers in Bangkok, Thai­land and Tokyo, Ja­pan. She is the ed­i­tor of the se­nior high school text­book en­ti­tled #Me­di­a­trends pub­lished by Don Bosco Press. Fur­ther­more, she is a PAASCU Ac­cred­i­tor of Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion and a re­cip­i­ent of James Meany, SJ award. She is cur­rently the au­di­tor of the Philip­pine As­so­ci­a­tion of School Li­brar­i­ans, Inc. (PASLI) and co­or­di­na­tor of the Katigbak Ed­u­ca­tional Me­dia Cen­ter at Ate­neo de Manila Grade School.

Mar­i­anne P. Di­esta is a high school li­brar­ian at LCC Sil­ver­crest School in Lipa City, Batan­gas. She fin­ished her bach­e­lor’s de­gree ma­jor in Li­brary Sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of Santo To­mas in 2007 and is now a grad­u­ate stu­dent of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man, with cog­nates in Read­ing

Ed­u­ca­tion. It is her love for read­ing sto­ries to chil­dren that in­spired her to plan an out­comes-based read­ing pro­gram for a barangay read­ing cen­ter in Batan­gas.

Car­los L. Ecle­via, Jr. fin­ished his Bach­e­lor in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence in 2007. He has more than 10 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in aca­demic pub­lish­ing for both print and elec­tronic schol­arly works. Cur­rently, he works as Busi­ness Man­ager of Emer­ald Pub­lish­ing han­dling Philip­pines ac­counts. His ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence as a busi­ness con­sul­tant makes him knowl­edge­able of var­i­ous ref­er­ence and in­for­ma­tion sources in dig­i­tal for­mats. Though he is not a prac­tic­ing li­brar­ian, his heart re­mains with the pro­fes­sion. He un­selfishly shares his knowl­edge on ac­cess and utiliza­tion of elec­tronic re­sources, re­search tools, col­lec­tion devel­op­ment, and cus­tomer ser­vice. His ad­vo­cacy in­cludes open ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion and pro­mot­ing a read­ing habit among chil­dren. He or­ga­nizes out­reach ac­tiv­i­ties as the project leader of Re­galo and di­rec­tor of iDance which aims to un­leash the cre­ative tal­ents of the youth through danc­ing, read­ing, and arts and crafts.

Jolly Ann N. Espina has eight years of pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence as an aca­demic li­brar­ian and is now the head li­brar­ian at the Col­lege of Medicine, Cebu Doc­tors’ Uni­ver­sity. She re­ceived her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of San Jose-Reco­le­tos and is now com­plet­ing her mas­ter’s de­gree at Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity.

Rhodora Es­pir­itu-Valdez is a Se­nior High School Li­brar­ian at the De La Salle San­ti­ago Zo­bel-Ver­mosa Cam­pus. She fin­ished her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor in Li­brary Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sity of Santo To­mas. She ob­tained her mas­ter’s de­gree in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. She is the Sec­re­tary of the Philip­pine As­so­ci­a­tion of School Li­brar­i­ans Inc. (PASLI). She is also an ac­tive mem­ber of dif­fer­ent li­brary as­so­ci­a­tions in the Philip­pines. She is an ad­vo­cate for in­for­ma­tion lit­er­acy, read­ing, par­ent­ing, and autism. She is also a sto­ry­teller, blog­ger, and vlog­ger.

Louie M. Fer­nan­dez is a li­censed nurse, mid­wife, teacher, and li­brar­ian. With his pro­fes­sional and aca­demic ac­com­plish­ments, he has taken on sev­eral lead­er­ship roles as col­lege dean, pro­fes­sor, and chief li­brar­ian at dif­fer­ent uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges in Pan­gasi­nan.

Sen. Sher­win T. Gatchalian, more pop­u­larly known as Win Gatchalian, fin­ished the de­gree Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence Ma­jor in Fi­nance and Op­er­a­tions Man­age­ment at the Bos­ton Uni­ver­sity, Mas­sachusetts in 1995. He was the Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the First Dis­trict of Valen­zuela City from 2001-2004, the Mayor of the same city from 2004 to 2013, and was elected to the Philip­pine Se­nate in 2016. He cur­rently holds Com­mit­tee Chair­man­ship on En­ergy and on Eco­nomic Af­fairs and has been a mem­ber of the Com­mit­tee on La­bor, Em­ploy­ment and Hu­man Re­source Devel­op­ment, among many other com­mit­tees in the Se­nate.

Ra­mon­netto S. Ger­va­cio is Bank Of­fi­cer II of the Bangko Sen­tral ng Pilip­inas sta­tioned at Oza­miz Branch. He serves as the in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer of the branch tasked with pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion and li­brary ser­vices to lo­cal stake­hold­ers. He ob­tained his Bach­e­lor of Arts in So­ci­ol­ogy with con­cen­tra­tion on De­mog­ra­phy at Xavier Uni­ver­sity in Cagayan de Oro in 1997 and his Mas­ter of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from San Beda Col­lege in 2011. His work ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes 21

years as re­search prac­ti­tioner, 12 years of which were with Xavier Uni­ver­sity and 9 years at the Bangko Sen­tral ng Pilip­inas. As a book­worm, he pro­moted the love of read­ing by trans­port­ing do­nated books to far-flung schools dur­ing school-based pub­lic in­for­ma­tion cam­paigns of the BSP. He cur­rently serves as a Board Mem­berTrea­surer of the Misamis Oc­ci­den­tal In­for­ma­tion Man­agers and Li­braries As­so­ci­a­tion (MOIMLAI).

Mark Edzel R. Gonzales is cur­rently pur­su­ing his mas­ter’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence at Cen­tro Es­co­lar Uni­ver­sity. He is the Cir­cu­la­tion and In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice Li­brar­ian of the Lyceum of the Philip­pines Uni­ver­sity (LPU) – Manila Cam­pus. He is ac­tively in­volved in LPU’s Com­mu­nity Out­reach Ser­vice Learn­ing (COSeL) as Qual­ity Cir­cle - Chair­man of the li­brary for com­mu­nity ex­ten­sion. He in­volved him­self in ad­vo­cat­ing ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion for the stu­dents and the adopted indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties of the uni­ver­sity at large. He has been awarded as the Most Out­stand­ing Ex­ten­tion­ist in the uni­ver­sity through COSeL dur­ing LPU’s 66th Found­ing An­niver­sary last March.

Riza­lyn V. Janio is a ref­er­ence li­brar­ian and the sec­tion head of In­for­ma­tion Ser­vices and In­struc­tion, Uni­ver­sity Li­brary, Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. She re­ceived her bach­e­lor and mas­ter’s de­grees in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence from the School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies at UP Dil­i­man in 2002 and 2015, re­spec­tively. She has pre­sented pa­pers on bib­lio­met­rics and ci­ta­tion anal­y­sis at Qual­i­ta­tive and Quan­ti­ta­tive Meth­ods in Li­braries (QQML)-Lon­don in 2016 and Re­search Ap­pli­ca­tions, In­for­ma­tion and Li­brary Stud­ies (RAILS)-Aus­tralia in 2017. Cur­rently, she is the trea­surer of Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Li­brary Sci­ence Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion (UPLSAA) Ex­ec­u­tive Board since her term in 2016 and one of the Board of Di­rec­tors of Asosasyon ng Ak­la­tan at Sin­u­pan ng Dil­i­man (AASDI) Ex­ec­u­tive Board 2018-2019.

Jhon Robert O. Ko has a decade of ex­pe­ri­ence in projects and train­ing with dif­fer­ent NGOs, iNGOs, Foun­da­tions, CSRs, and the Philip­pine gov­ern­ment. He is pro­fi­cient in the tech­ni­cal, con­cep­tual, and con­tent devel­op­ment of dif­fer­ent train­ing mod­ules and re­search for the com­mu­nity and or­ga­ni­za­tions. He is equipped with the abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate and build good re­la­tion­ships with part­ner com­mu­ni­ties, or­ga­ni­za­tions, and in­sti­tu­tions. He has a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in com­mu­nity devel­op­ment from Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man and is cur­rently com­plet­ing a mas­ter’s de­gree in so­cial work from the same uni­ver­sity.

Marichu D. Laguros is a school li­brar­ian at Uni­ver­sity of Bo­hol. She re­ceived her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of San Jose Reco­le­tos and is now com­plet­ing her mas­ter’s de­gree at Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity.

Quiella A. Landi­cho was born on April 21, 1997. She fin­ished her sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion at St. Therese Martin of Lisieux School and Busi­ness High School in Santa Cruz, La­guna. At present, she is a can­di­date for Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. She pre­vi­ously served as pres­i­dent of the UP Fu­ture Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Pro­fes­sion­als of the Philip­pines (UP FLIPP. She is also a mem­ber of UP Chil­dren’s Rights Ad­vo­cates League.

Elvira B. La­puz is cur­rently the Deputy Uni­ver­sity Li­brar­ian of the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines (UP) Dil­i­man and a Se­nior Lec­ture at the UP School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies (SLIS). She is the Pres­i­dent of the Philip­pine Li­brar­i­ans As­so­ci­a­tion, Inc. (PLAI) for 2015-2016 and sits as a mem­ber of the Ex­ec­u­tive Board of the CONSAL XVI. She is the 2009 Pres­i­dent of the Philip­pine As­so­ci­a­tion of Aca­demic and Re­search Li­brar­i­ans (PAARL). She is also a Salzburg Fel­low and As­so­ciate of the IFLA Lead­er­ship Pro­gramme for 2016-2018.

An­nelyn C. Lim is Head Li­brar­ian of the Cataloging and Meta­data Ser­vices Sec­tion, Uni­ver­sity Li­brary of Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man.

Roth­man T. Lim is Act­ing Bank Of­fi­cer IV at Bangko Sen­tral ng Pilip­inas.

Reina R. Lome­rio is Col­lege Li­brar­ian I at the Uni­ver­sity Li­brary of Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man.

Suzenette A. Ma­caul­ing has worked as a school and aca­demic li­brar­ian at Fel­low­ship Bap­tist Col­lege where she also com­pleted her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in psy­chol­ogy. She later went to La Con­so­la­cion Col­lege Ba­colod to pur­sue a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence and is now study­ing at Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity for a mas­ter’s de­gree in LIS.

So­nia Malhotra is a busi­ness devel­op­ment ex­ec­u­tive at Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity Press and is re­spon­si­ble for Aca­demic Print as well as Jour­nals & On­line prod­ucts for Southeast Asia, par­tic­u­larly in de­vel­op­ing and nurturing new busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties across Southeast Asia and li­ais­ing with li­brar­i­ans and book­sellers to un­der­stand the mar­ket trend and ac­qui­si­tion process across the Southeast Asia mar­ket. Be­fore join­ing the pub­lish­ing in­dus­try, she ac­quired valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence in sales, aca­demic coun­selling, re­cruit­ment, and man­age­ment in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor. She com­pleted her Bach­e­lor of Arts at Cal­cutta Uni­ver­sity.

April R. Man­abat fin­ished her Bach­e­lor of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at the Poly­tech­nic Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines in 2008 and her Mas­ter of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at the School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies at Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man in 2015. She is the for­mer Head Li­brar­ian of the Ralph B. Gehring Li­brary of the Loy­ola School of The­ol­ogy at Ate­neo de Manila Uni­ver­sity and was also the for­mer Con­sor­tium Sec­re­tary of the Je­suit Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Li­brary Con­sor­tium (JHELCon). She is cur­rently Tech­ni­cal Ser­vices Li­brar­ian at The Li­braries of De La Salle Uni­ver­sity in Manila.

Ma. Lindie D. Masal­into is the Chief Li­brar­ian of the Uni­ver­sity of Per­pet­ual Help Sys­tem (UPHS). She re­ceived the de­grees Bach­e­lor of El­e­men­tary Ed­u­ca­tion from the West Visayas State Uni­ver­sity in 2004, Mas­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion in Li­brary Sci­ence from the Philip­pine Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity in 2007, and Doc­tor of Phi­los­o­phy ma­jor in Ed­u­ca­tional Man­age­ment from the UPHS in 2013. She has pub­lished ar­ti­cles on in­ter­na­tional peer-re­viewed jour­nals and has pre­sented sev­eral in­ter­na­tional pa­pers.

Rovie Joie G. Ma­teo com­pleted her mas­ter’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence at Lour­des Col­lege in Cagayan de Oro City. She is cur­rently a li­brar­ian for ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion at St. Michael’s Col­lege where she also earned her un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree in arts ma­jor in English lan­guage.

Bric­cio M. Merced, Jr. is cur­rently the Uni­ver­sity Li­brar­ian of the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Min­danao in Davao City and a Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor in the Mas­ter of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence pro­gram of the Uni­ver­sity of Min­danao. He fin­ished the fol­low­ing de­grees: Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Ed­u­ca­tion, Li­brary Sci­ence ma­jor, and Filipino lan­guage mi­nor at Sil­li­man Uni­ver­sity, uni­ver­sity hon­ors and cum laude (1981); Mas­ter of Arts in (1990), and Doc­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion (1997), Ed­u­ca­tional Man­age­ment ma­jor at Notre Dame Uni­ver­sity, Cota­bato City; and Mas­ter of Li­brary Sci­ence at Min­danao State Uni­ver­sity-Ili­gan In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (2006). He taught at and de­vel­oped the cur­ric­u­lar of­fer­ings of Notre Dame Uni­ver­sity, Holy Cross of Davao Col­lege, Uni­ver­sity of South­east­ern Philip­pines, Ate­neo de Davao Uni­ver­sity, and Uni­ver­sity of Min­danao. He formed the Cota­bato City Li­brar­i­ans As­so­ci­a­tion (CCLA); the Davao Col­leges and Uni­ver­si­ties Net­work (DACUN); the UP Press Book­store-Davao; the Min­danao Al­liance of Ed­u­ca­tors in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (MAELIS); and the Min­danao As­so­ci­a­tion of State Ter­tiary Schools Li­brary Net­work (MASTSLiNet). A pro­lific speaker and elo­quent pre­sen­ter, he has spo­ken to a num­ber of pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tions, stu­dent-bod­ies, and other pro­fes­sional gath­er­ings. PAARL awarded him the Out­stand­ing Aca­demic Li­brar­ian in 2004 and the Best Re­search award in 2014. UP Min­danao has twice rec­og­nized him as a Gawad Chanselor Para sa Pi­nakmahusay na Re­search, Ex­ten­sion, and Pro­fes­sional Staff, or Out­stand­ing REPS, in 2005 and 2014, re­spec­tively. He served as of­fi­cer of the Philip­pine Li­brar­i­ans As­so­ci­a­tion, Inc. (PLAI) and the Philip­pine As­so­ci­a­tion of Teach­ers of Li­brary Sci­ence.

Daisy Grace L. Molina has a de­gree in sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor in li­brary sci­ence from Holy Name Uni­ver­sity in Bo­hol and is now spe­cial­iz­ing fur­ther in LIS as she pur­sues a mas­ter’s de­gree at Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity. She is cur­rently a li­brar­ian at the Bo­hol Con­gres­sional Li­brary.

Mon­al­iza C. Mu­got is a li­brar­ian and teacher of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence pro­gram. She fin­ished her Bach­e­lor of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (BLIS) at Min­danao State Uni­ver­sity-Marawi City in 2001 and later ob­tained her Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (MSLIS) at Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity in 2009. Cur­rently, she is en­rolled in the doc­tor­ate pro­gram in tech­nol­ogy man­age­ment of Cebu Tech­no­log­i­cal Uni­ver­sity. Be­cause of her ded­i­cated ser­vice and com­mit­ted to pro­fes­sion, she was given the Out­stand­ing Non-Teach­ing Per­son­nel with Fac­ulty Sta­tus Award of La Salle Uni­ver­sity for three con­sec­u­tive years from 2009 to 2011. As Co­or­di­na­tor of the Mo­bile Li­brary since 2009, she also re­ceived an award as Out­stand­ing Com­mu­nity Ex­ten­sion Cor­po­rate in 2011 at the same uni­ver­sity.

Thomas Ne­smith is a se­nior scholar in archival stud­ies at the Depart­ment of His­tory at Uni­ver­sity of Man­i­toba. Prior to this sta­tus, he was a pro­fes­sor of archival stud­ies in the same uni­ver­sity where he also held dif­fer­ent other aca­demic po­si­tions for 28 years be­fore hav­ing re­tired in Jan­uary of this year. Be­fore join­ing the academe in 1990, he served the na­tional gov­ern­ment of Canada as an ar­chiv­ist for more than a decade. In 2017, he re­ceived the Life­time Ser­vice Award from the As­so­ci­a­tion for Man­i­toba Ar­chives for his “out­stand­ing ser­vice to the As­so­ci­a­tion and the archival com­mu­nity through­out their ca­reer.”

Co­ra­zon M. Nera’s pas­sion for aca­demic li­brar­i­an­ship is ev­i­denced by her join­ing the Lyceum of the Philip­pines Uni­ver­sity in 2001 after serv­ing the Fund for As­sis­tance to Pri­vate Ed­u­ca­tion (FAPE) for al­most 30 years as Di­rec­tor for Progress, Grants and Schol­ar­ship while Chief Li­brar­ian of the uni­ver­sity. She served the Philip­pine Li­brary Ma­te­ri­als Project Foun­da­tion from 2007-2013 as Board of Trus­tee. As pub­lic ser­vant, she was ap­pointed mem­ber of the Pro­fes­so­rial Reg­u­la­tory Board for Li­brar­i­ans from 2002 to 2006 and later as Chair­man of the Board from 2006 to 2013. She was ap­pointed as mem­ber of Tech­ni­cal Panel for Teacher Ed­u­ca­tion by the Com­mis­sion on Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Chair­man, Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee for Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence from 2007 to 2009. She was reap­pointed as Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee mem­ber of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence and RQAT as­ses­sor of CHED from 2011 to present. She is an ac­cred­i­tor of PACUCOA and PAASCU.

Fe M. Ong-on­gowan fin­ished her Bach­e­lor of Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor in Li­brary Sci­ence at Saint Louis Uni­ver­sity in Baguio City in 2006 and her Mas­ter in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at Saint Paul Uni­ver­sity in Tugue­garao City. Presently, she holds the po­si­tion of Li­brar­ian II at the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion, Re­gion IV-A. She is serv­ing the As­so­ci­a­tion of DepEd Li­brar­i­ans (PADLI) as As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary.

Aiza May Palaya is a Bach­e­lor of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence grad­u­ate from the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. She worked at the Philip­pine Cen­ter for In­ves­tiga­tive Jour­nal­ism, and later on, at the Depart­ment of Trade and In­dus­try as a li­brar­ian. She cur­rently works at the UP Dil­i­man Main Li­brary while pur­su­ing a mas­ter’s de­gree in Ed­u­ca­tional Psy­chol­ogy at the UP Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion. Her in­ter­ests in­clude archival preser­va­tion, li­brary man­age­ment, and teach­ing and learn­ing the­o­ries.

So­nia M. Pas­cua is a grad­u­ate of Bach­e­lor of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (BLIS) at the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies and Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Com­puter Sci­ence at the UP Depart­ment of Com­puter Sci­ence of the Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing. She is cur­rently one of the full-time fac­ulty mem­bers of the UP SLIS teach­ing cat­a­logu­ing and clas­si­fi­ca­tion, in­dex­ing and ab­stract­ing, in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies, anal­y­sis and de­sign, and pro­gram­ming and data­base struc­tures. Be­fore join­ing the UP SLIS fac­ulty, she was the Deputy QMR for 3 years of the UP In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Devel­op­ment Cen­ter’s (UP ITDC) ISO 9001-2008 Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and the Deputy Train­ing Man­ager for 2 years of the same Cen­ter teach­ing ap­pli­ca­tions devel­op­ment and IT busi­ness ex­ec­u­tive cour­ses like soft­ware test­ing, SQA, soft­ware en­gi­neer­ing, SAD, and project man­age­ment.

Mar­ween Terry E. Pas­cual be­came a Li­brar­ian at San Jose City Li­brary & In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter in 2003 and has been in the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Unit for 14 years. After years of ded­i­cated ser­vice, she now holds the po­si­tion of Li­brar­ian II. She earned her Mas­ter in Li­brary & In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at Bal­i­uag Uni­ver­sity in 2004. In the past, she was the team leader in var­i­ous pro­grams and ac­tiv­i­ties of her of­fice. Among many oth­ers, she spear­headed the Arts and Crafts and Sto­ry­telling Ac­tiv­ity in a school and pi­loted the Hatid Dunong Pro­gram for PWD’s dubbed as “Spe­cial Home Study Pro­gram for PWD’s” and “Tu­tor­ing and Men­tor­ing of Chil­dren in Con­flict with the Law (CICL)”. She has at­tended var­i­ous in­ter­na­tional and na­tional con­fer­ences re­lat­ing to li­brary man­age­ment and ser­vices. She is an in­no­va­tor in the

re­cently con­cluded In­ter­na­tional Net­work of Emerg­ing Li­brary In­no­va­torsAs­so­ci­a­tion of Southeast Asian Na­tions (INELI-ASEAN). She is a mem­ber of the ASEAN Pub­lic Li­braries In­for­ma­tion Net­work (APLIN). She is an of­fi­cer of the Nueva Ecija Li­brar­i­ans’ As­so­ci­a­tion, Inc. (NELAI) and a mem­ber of As­so­ci­a­tion of Li­brar­i­ans in the Pub­lic Sec­tor (ALPS).

Michael A. Pinto is the Pres­i­dent of the Philip­pine Li­brar­i­ans As­so­ci­a­tion, Inc. and is the head of the Cagayan Pro­vin­cial Learn­ing and Re­source Cen­ter.

Alma Mila Pros­per­oso is a li­brar­ian at the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion – Western Pa­cific Re­gional Of­fice Li­brary.

Daisy Diane E. Ra­caza is a li­brar­ian at Cebu In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy-Uni­ver­sity. She com­pleted her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of San Car­los and is now study­ing at Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity for her mas­ter’s de­gree in LIS.

Sarah Angiela A. Ra­gay com­pleted her un­der­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate de­grees in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of San Car­los in Cebu City. After re­ceiv­ing her pro­fes­sional li­cense as a li­brar­ian in 2004, she pro­ceeded to work at the uni­ver­sity un­til she moved to Sil­li­man Uni­ver­sity where she is cur­rently As­sis­tant Cat­a­loger.

Ed­sel Ramirez is the founder and Pres­i­dent of the Philip­pine Toy Li­brary.

Gil­lian Reyes fin­ished his bach­e­lor’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence in 2017 at Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. He is cur­rently do­ing free­lance work in re­search, con­sul­ta­tion, and edit­ing. He has vol­un­teered for the Marik­ina City Pub­lic Li­brary and has also stayed with the Dee Hwa Liong Academy school li­brary. He is also a fic­tion writer.

Mark Ritchie has been in the pub­lish­ing in­dus­try most of his life, com­ing from a fam­ily back­ground of news­pa­per pub­lish­ing. He stud­ied E-Com­merce Busi­ness Man­age­ment and worked sev­eral years in the IT field be­fore join­ing PressReader in 2006. He is pas­sion­ate about ed­u­cat­ing and knowl­edge shar­ing. In the past 12 years, he has worked with hun­dreds of li­braries in more than 55 coun­tries and has been in­stru­men­tal in help­ing li­braries adapt from print to dig­i­tal, while chang­ing the ways pa­trons ex­pe­ri­ence and en­gage with con­tent. He is cur­rently the Di­rec­tor of Li­braries at PressReader and leads a team of en­gaged and pas­sion­ate in­di­vid­u­als that col­lec­tively sup­port more than 15,000 li­braries world­wide.

Chris­tine Diane C. Romero is the Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of J. Amado Araneta Foun­da­tion, Inc. (2009 – present), the CSR arm of Araneta Group. Con­cur­rently, she is part of the Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Team of the Araneta Cen­ter, Inc. She holds a Mas­ter’s De­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man (2011) and fin­ished her un­der­grad­u­ate stud­ies in Miriam Col­lege (2004). She has more than 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in vol­un­teer work as a teacher and com­mu­nity or­ga­nizer through her lo­cal parish and par­tic­i­pa­tion in var­i­ous NGOs.

Rhoel E. Rondilla is cur­rently tak­ing Doc­tor of Phi­los­o­phy in Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion at Pa­man­tasan ng Lung­sod ng Marik­ina. He fin­ished his Mas­ter of Li­brary Sci­ence de­gree at the UP School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies in 2003. He is Col­lege Li­brar­ian III and Head of the Filip­ini­ana Sec­tion, Main Li­brary, Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man.

Je­lene Rae P. Ru­bio is the Pe­ri­od­i­cals Li­brar­ian of the Katigbak Ed­u­ca­tional Me­dia Cen­ter at Ate­neo de Manila Grade School. She fa­cil­i­tates me­dia and in­for­ma­tion lit­er­acy ses­sions to Grade 2 boys. Her in­ter­ests in­clude sto­ry­telling and trav­el­ling. She fin­ished her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sity of Santo To­mas in 2014. She is presently en­rolled as a grad­u­ate stu­dent at the School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies at Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man.

Jonathan San­tos is an un­der­grad­u­ate LIS stu­dent at Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. He is in­ter­ested in in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy.

Mark An­thony A. San­tos is a grad­u­ate of New Eng­land Col­lege with a de­gree of Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Nurs­ing which he earned in 2009. He then earned his un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence at Uni­ver­sity of the East in 2012, gar­nered the sec­ond place in the Li­cen­sure Ex­am­i­na­tion for Li­brar­i­ans of the same year, and re­ceived his mas­ter’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence from the same uni­ver­sity in 2014. He’s the cur­rent sec­re­tary of the Philip­pine As­so­ci­a­tion of Teach­ers of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (PATLS) and a reg­u­lar mem­ber of the Philip­pine Li­brar­i­ans As­so­ci­a­tion, Inc. (PLAI) and Med­i­cal and Health Li­brar­i­ans As­so­ci­a­tion of the Philip­pines (MAHLAP). His in­ter­ests and spe­cial­iza­tions in li­brar­i­an­ship in­clude cataloging and clas­si­fi­ca­tion, clin­i­cal li­brar­i­an­ship, hospi­tal li­brar­i­an­ship, health sciences, in­for­ma­tion re­sources and ser­vices, and ed­u­ca­tion for health sciences li­brar­i­an­ship. He pre­vi­ously worked as a li­brary as­sis­tant and as li­brary con­sul­tant at St. Luke’s Col­lege of Medicine and a re­search as­sis­tant at St. Luke’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter. At present, he’s a fac­ulty mem­ber of the School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies of Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man and the clin­i­cal li­brar­ian of the Neu­r­o­crit­i­cal Care Unit of St. Luke’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Que­zon City.

Jufel Ma. Se­bial-Guinanao is School Li­brar­ian III at Zam­boanga del Sur Na­tional High School | Western Min­danao State Uni­ver­sity-ESU Pa­ga­dian City.

Kizz M. So­mozo fin­ished her Bach­e­lor of Li­brary & In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (BLIS) at La Salle Uni­ver­sity, Oza­miz City last in 2016. Presently, she is em­ployed as Li­brary In­charge at Me­d­ina Col­lege, Oza­miz City.

Miles Stauf­fer as So­lu­tion Ar­chi­tec­ture Con­sul­tant pro­vides con­sul­ta­tive and tech­ni­cal ad­vice for aca­demic and re­search li­braries across Asia Pa­cific. By un­der­stand­ing the cur­rent sit­u­a­tions and chal­lenges of li­braries, she is ex­pe­ri­enced in pro­vid­ing guide­lines and sug­ges­tions in help­ing li­braries to re­al­ize and trans­form their val­ues into the teach­ing and learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Ir­ish Mae K. Sul­lano-Reyes fin­ished her Bach­e­lor of Li­brary & In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (BLIS) at La Salle Uni­ver­sity, Oza­miz City in 2016. She was hired as an OIC of the Tech­ni­cal Sec­tion at La Salle Uni­ver­sity, Oza­miz City in 2016.

Janny S. Sur­mieda fin­ished his Bach­e­lor’s De­gree in Li­brary Sci­ence from the School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies, Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man, in 2008 and is cur­rently tak­ing his MLIS de­gree in the same uni­ver­sity with re­search in­ter­est in In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy ap­pli­ca­tions to Li­brary Sci­ence. Since 2009, Janny has been a part-time lec­turer at the UP School of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies, teach­ing un­der­grad­u­ate cour­ses in pro­gram­ming, data­base struc­tures, and web devel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tions in LIS. He has also been a Cul­tural Part­ner­ship Ini­tia­tive fel­low in South Korea from June-De­cem­ber 2012. Cur­rently, he is the Web Li­brar­ian and the Grad­u­ate / Re­serve Sec­tion Li­brar­ian at Rizal Li­brary, Ate­neo de Manila Uni­ver­sity.

Ma. Ni­cole Tacuboy is an un­der­grad­u­ate LIS stu­dent at Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man. She is in­ter­ested in ar­chives.

Elin Tang grad­u­ated from Jilin Uni­ver­sity with a mas­ter’s de­gree in in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions. Since join­ing Tong­fang Knowl­edge Net­work Tech­nol­ogy Co. Ltd. In 2013, she has been Deputy Gen­eral Man­ager of the Mar­ket­ing Depart­ment and now Gen­eral Man­ager of the Global Pub­lic Ser­vice Busi­ness Unit.

Maria Div­ina Torrejos is Head Li­brar­ian (As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor IV) at Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity where she also com­pleted her mas­ter’s de­gree in li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence. She is cur­rently pur­su­ing a Ph.D. in Ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor in Re­search and Eval­u­a­tion in the same uni­ver­sity.

Kevin Con­rad T. Tan­siongco fin­ished his Bach­e­lor of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sity of the East. He works as the Prod­uct Spe­cial­ist for Li­brary Man­age­ment and Se­cu­rity So­lu­tions of Elec­tronic In­for­ma­tion So­lu­tions, Inc. He is the founder of Mag­basa Tayo Move­ment, Manila, whose aim is to help com­mu­ni­ties to have their own barangay read­ing cen­ters and pub­lic li­braries. Cur­rently, he is the Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Spe­cial Li­braries of the Philip­pines, Inc. (ASLP) and the Pres­i­dent of the Uni­ver­sity of the East Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion, Inc. (UELISAAI).

Cristina B. Villanueva is cur­rently the Head of the Cordillera/North­ern Lu­zon His­tor­i­cal Ar­chives after as­sum­ing the ad­di­tional as­sign­ment of OIC Uni­ver­sity Li­brar­ian of the UP Baguio Li­brary from 2015 to 2018. She has pre­sented her pa­pers in in­ter­na­tional li­brary and ar­chives con­fer­ences, such as the IFLA WLIC, IAFOR, and the ICA Con­gress, to name a few. She placed first in the 1997 Li­brar­i­ans Li­cen­sure Ex­am­i­na­tions.

Emelita L. Villanueva is an ag­gres­sive and en­er­getic li­brar­ian. She played an im­por­tant role in the trans­for­ma­tion and mod­ern­iza­tion of the Que­zon City Pub­lic Li­brary (QCPL). She was in­stru­men­tal in the cre­ation of what is to be a state-of-theart pub­lic li­brary in the Philip­pines. She is the brain be­hind the de­part­men­tal­iza­tion of the QCPL and in launch­ing the first-ever QCPL-pub­lished book en­ti­tled, QC Mile­stones: Time­line of Events that Shaped a Great City. She was a grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­sity of the East Manila with the de­gree in Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor in Li­brary Sci­ence (1982) and later took her mas­ter’s de­gree in man­age­ment at the Trin­ity Col­lege of Que­zon City (2002). Aside from QCPL, where she’s a li­brar­ian, she also worked as an In­vest­ment Devel­op­ment An­a­lyst and In­vest­ment Spe­cial­ist I

at the Board of In­vest­ment (BOI) in Makati City from 1987 to 1994. But after that, she felt her heart be­longs to QCPL and de­cided to come back in March 1994 to ap­ply the ex­per­tise she had ac­quired while work­ing at the BOI. She is cur­rently the long­est tenured City Li­brar­ian of the QCPL. For what is QCPL now, to­gether with her com­pe­tent, able, and ded­i­cated staff, is be­cause of this young, pas­sion­ate and driven li­brar­ian.

Marites Vitug is Ed­i­tor at Large of Rap­pler and Chief of the Jour­nal­ism for Na­tion Build­ing Foun­da­tion. An es­teemed jour­nal­ist, she was one of the Nie­man Fel­lows, Class of 1987 of the Nie­man Foun­da­tion for Jour­nal­ism at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity. Years after, she went to the Lon­don School of Eco­nomics and Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence to earn her Diploma in World Pol­i­tics. For pro­mot­ing good gover­nance through in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism, she was given the recog­ni­tion of Out­stand­ing Alumna of 2010 by the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion.

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