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NLP observes 31st Library and Information Services Month

QUEZON CITY -- National Library of the Philippines (NLP) celebrates the 31st Library and Information Services Month through a virtual opening ceremony Wednesday, November  3.

This year's theme,  “Libraries Building ROADS: Readers, Opportunities, Advocacies, Development, and Sustainability,” focuses on capturing the essence of the libraries’ role in attaining the SDGs promulgated in the UN 2030 Agenda and integrated into our Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022.

“Libraries partook in achieving sustainable development goals or the global goals.  Libraries encourage consciousness among readers, develop the medium of learning opportunities, assist in educational advocacies, support intellectual development and maintain information sustainability,” said NLP Director Cesar Gilbert Q. Adriano.

Meanwhile, National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) Chairman Arsenio Nick Lizaso also said that by “recognizing the importance of passing down our culture, libraries perform one of the most vital functions by ensuring that our historical and cultural knowledge remain.”

However, libraries are not just static repositories; they are gateways to knowledge and culture, Lizaso added.

The NLP invites the public to join the following activities:

1.       November 3-15, 2021

Posting of Best Online Activity by LIS Association

2.       November 6, 2021

Let’s Pop It!: Poems of Peace to Write, Read and Jam Along facilitated by Philippine Association of School Librarian Inc.

The Introduction to Libraries Webinar by Rizal Library Ambassadors

3.       November 8-11, 2021

Posting of Book Spine Poetry Contest Entries

4.       November 8-12, 2021

Posting of Maki-Vlog Na! Libre Lang, May Papremyo Pa! Contest Entries

5.        November 9-10, 2021

3rd Convention of Provincial Libraries in the Philippines hosted by NLP-Public Libraries Division

6.       November 9-11, 2021

Librarians as Agents of Change in Legal Education: Reinventing the Culture of Service through Information Technology by Network of Academic Law Librarians, Inc.

7.       November 10, 2021

PNULISAA Unconference for Library Professionals (PULP) on Libraries Paving Roads towards Global Goals

8.       November 10 & 13, 2021


9.       November 11, 2021

Paligsahan sa Online Balagtasan by Association of Librarians & Paraprofessionals of Zamboanga Peninsula, Inc.

10.   November 12, 2021

Share-A-Book Deliberation (1:30pm)

Deadline of Submission: Book Face and Cutest Photo Contest

Virtual Storytelling on Facebook Live by City of Ilagan Tourism Office

11.   November 13, 2021

Metamorpho-lis: Transforming Perceptions of Librarianship (Online Open Forum) hosted by PUP Library and Information Science Student Organization

Booklat (Webinar Series) by UP Library and Information Science Students Association

12.   November 15, 2021

Maki-Vlog Na! Libre Lang, May Papremyo Pa! Deliberation (10:00am)

13.   November 16-17, 2021

Webinar on Public Speaking and Personality Development – Key to Career Excellence (1:00-3:00 pm)

14.   November 17-19, 2021

Capacity Building in Library Services: Re-framing Libraries, Setting the New Normal by NLP-Reference Division

15.   November 18, 2021

Book Face and Cutest Photo Contest Deliberation (10:00am and 1:00pm)

16.   November 19, 2021

Best Online Activities by LIS Association Deliberation (1:00pm)

Posting of Book Face and Cutest Photo Contest Entries

17.   November 20, 2021

Libsynergy: Yielding Positive Outcomes through Library Partnerships by UP Library Science Alumni Association, Inc.

18.   November 22, 2021

Women Writing on the Margins: The Fictional Works of Grazia Deledda and Magdalena Jalandoni hosted by NLP-Public Libraries Division

19.   November 23, 2021

Orientation of Newly Affiliated Public Libraries and Online Learning on Essential Skills for Public Library Personnel (OLESPLP) hosted by NLP-Public Libraries Division

20.   November 24-30, 2021

National Book Week Celebration

Outcomes, Outreach, Outstanding: Libraries Beyond Boundaries

21.   November 30, 2021

LISM Virtual Awarding and Closing Ceremonies (1:30pm)

National Library of the Philippines encourages everyone to use hashtags #31stLISM, #LISMonth2021, and #LibrariesBuildingROADS in promoting and advertising the activities on various social media platforms. (MCDS/PIA-IDPD with information from NLP)

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