DLSU Librarians at ALAM 2019
Now on its 8th year, the University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association (UPLSAA) held its annual seminar-workshop, last 6-8 March 2019 at The Palladium Hotel, Coron, Palawan. This was dubbed as Advancing Libraries, Archives, and Museums (ALAM) 2019 with the theme “Information for All: Creating the Right Balance Between Access, Usability, and Security towards Inclusive LAMs”. This year’s seminar-workshop aims to promote the objectives of the UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP) and to integrate them in the context and practices of Philippine LAMs and LAM practitioners. Objectives of the program are as follows: (1) to promote and widen access to information; (2) to support training and lifelong learning in the fields of communication and information; (3) to support the production of local content and indigenous knowledge and accessibility of special collections; (4) to promote information and knowledge networking at local and national levels; (5) to promote international and national reflection on the ethical, legal, and societal challenges of Knowledge Societies; (6) to promote friendly, inclusive, safe, and secure spaces. Culminating the sessions was a collaborative information activity with the students at Tagumpay National High School.
Two (2) DLSU Librarians, Ms. Marian Ramos-Eclevia and Ms. April Manabat, were included in the line-up of resource speakers for this year’s ALAM. Eclevia talked about equity, diversity and inclusivity initiatives in LAMs while Manabat presented insights on library initiatives in accessing human experiences as information source.
Also present in this seminar-workshop were Ms. May Cajes, Ms. Vivian Soriente and Ms. Elizabeth Padilla who actively participated in the workshops and lectures as well as in the community outreach conducted at Tagumpay National High School. They were able to teach some basics on searching for sources, conducting research and citing sources to some students during the outreach program.
Image credits: C. Eclevia, A. Manabat