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Librarians from UNC attended the National Conference on Library Management in the Philippine Setting last August 16-17, 2012 at Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City. Librarians from all over the Philippines attended the said event. Prof. Thelma S. Kim, president of the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI), talk entitled “PLAI: The Pillar in Uniting the Librarianship Profession in the Philippines” was about the importance of PLAI to librarians.
PLAI is the sole organization for librarians which is recognized internationally, therefore active membership is highly recommended. During the second part of the conference Prof. Angela M. Versoza, archivist and distinguished librarian of De La Salle University discussed “Libraries: Soaring High Towards Information Communication Technology through the Best Practices in Providing Services”. It was about the use of technology to enhance library services.
During the third part of the conference Prof. Corazon M. Nera, current chair of the Board for Librarians discussed “New Trends and Techniques in Organizing Information Resources: Print and Non-print (Cataloging Rules and Principles).” She talked about Resource Description and Access (RDA), the cataloging standard which will replace the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2 (AACR2). Participants were able to visit museums and tourist attractions in Naga City and Camarines Sur during the city tour on the last day of the conference. (By Ime Amor A. Mortel)