Fifty years ago, when the Rizal Library first opened, students were required to remain completely silent inside the premises, research was done by searching typewritten 3x5 cards and print indexes, and there were no computers on campus. Fifty years later, the Rizal Library—along with other libraries in the Philippines—allows students to hold group discussions in designated areas, research can be done using print and electronic resources, and assignments can be written and printed on PCs and Macs. The Rizal Library has changed with the times during the past five decades but its mission—to facilitate learning—remains the same.
This year, the Rizal Library International Conference, with “Click!” as its theme, aims to cultivate discourses on the library’s capacity to expand its network within the community, through culture and society, and in the field of communication and technology.
CALL FOR PAPERS
On its 50th anniversary, the Rizal Library invites librarians, professors, and enthusiasts to submit papers that explore the enrichment of library management and experience in Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. Suggested topics include:
Proposals should include the following:
Please email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 June 2017.
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The history of the Rizal Library International Conference (RLIC) may be traced to 2002, after the resounding success of the International Seminar-Workshop on “E-Publishing Trends and Issues: Implications to Library Collection Development and Services,” which was sponsored by Rizal Library in cooperation with the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA). This seminar-workshop was a mandate of Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, then President of the Ateneo de Manila University, and was spearheaded by Mrs. Lourdes David, then Director of the Rizal Library. Consequently, she initiated the move to conduct another international conference for librarians and information professionals.
Thus, with the aim of providing a venue for exchanging information and ideas, as well as establishing linkages among colleagues in the profession, the first RLIC entitled “Library Management in the 21st Century” was conducted in March 2004. Since then, the RLIC has been held regularly every two years.
“Library Management in the 21st Century.”
Chair: Fernan Dizon
“Challenges in Preserving and Managing Cultural Heritage Resources.”
Chair: LLeuvelyn Cacha
“From Classroom to Career: Roadmaps to a Library’s Success.”
Chair: Susan Pador
“Library Spaces: Building Effective and Sustainable Physical and Virtual Libraries.”
Chair: Waldetrudes Cueto
“Libraries, Archives and Museums: Common Challenges, Unique Approaches.”
Chair: Ma. Cristina Nabaunag
“Leadership and Change: Setting Directions, Braving the Odds.”
Chair: Janny S. Surmieda