The Philippine Librarians Association Inc. - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) cordially invites you to the 1st Research Congress for the Advancement of Library and Information Services (ReCALIS) on May 7-8, 2013 at Baden Powell International Hotel – Makiling Brgy. Batong Malake, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna.  

Today, libraries and information centers are greatly affected by the fast changing information landscape and advancement in information and communication technology.  Hence, the goal of this congress is to build and further a vibrant library and information services by bringing together experts and researchers who have interest in the advancement of the field of library and information science.  The congress will provide an avenue to discuss current researches that will surely stimulate practitioners on innovating and advancing their library and information services.  Thus, this year’s congress theme is “Advancing Library and Information Services Through Research and Innovation”.

The conference fees are as follows: Live-in: Php 3,500.00 (to cover seminar kit, accommodation, with breakfast/dinner, in addition to seminar meals); and Live-out: Php 3,000.00 (to cover seminar kit, meals and snacks).  The target participants of this congress are registered librarians, library staff, information professionals and teacher-librarians from the Southern Tagalog Region and nearby regions.   For particulars and reservations please contact the following:  Marcial R. Batiancila / San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite – (046) 431-0861 local 741 |; Rene B, Manlangit / San Pablo Colleges – (049) 561-1586 |;  Rosario A. Villamater / Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Library - (042) 373-7542 |; Lilian C. Rabino/De La Salle-Lipa - (043) 7561849 |; Lourdes V. Soriano/Laguna Provincial Library - (049) 5011350 |

PLAI National Congress

The 2013 PLAI National Congress will be held on November 22-24, 2013 at Punta Villa Resort, Iloilo City.  For details log on to http//

PLAI National New Web Protal

Check out the new website of the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.  PLAI is the umbrella organization of librarians in the Philippines, and the only Accredited Professional Organization by the Professional Accredited Professional Organization by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).  PLAI is a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the Congress of  Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL).