38th General Assembly and Seminar on Reinventing Libraries and Librarians

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The Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines (ALAP) is holding its 38th General Assembly and Seminar on Reinventing Libraries and Librarians today at the College of Engineering and Agro Industrial Technology (CEAT) Library, University of the Philippines in Los Banos (UPLB), Laguna. Founded on June 2, 1972, ALAP consists of librarians, information specialists, and other specialists working in agricultural institutions.

Emerging technologies have made it imperative for librarians "to reinvent themselves to provide new library services to fully satisfy millennium clients... and for libraries to continually evolve under their supervision."

The three-day Seminar on Reinventing Libraries and Librarians seeks to update librarians on current issues affecting them and their profession, particularly with regard to education, emerging technologies, professional entrepreneurship, promotion of libraries, and personnel/personal management.

Among the highlights of the seminar are: The launching of the PhilAgrinet database, and lectures and discussion sessions on timely topics, including continuing professional education for librarians; integration of Web. …