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					   THE VITAL ROLE OF PHILIPPINE LIBRARY
 ASSOCIATIONS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RA
9246 “THE PHILIPPINE LIBRARIANSHIP ACT OF
                   2003”


 OBJECTIVES

     -     To discuss the provisions of
           the Philippine Librarianship
           Act of 2003 that involves the
           participation of library
           associations; and

     -     to discuss the measures taken
           by these library associations
           in the protection of standards
           of performance in its
           membership


  TIMELINE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIBRARIES
    AND LIBRARIANSHIP IN THE PHILIPPINES


 Spanish Period

     -     Existence of libraries in
           convents and seminaries

     -     Establishment of libraries for
           religious purposes such as the
           Biblioteca Militar de Manila
American Period

   -     The Americans introduces a
         system of education in the
         Philippines

   -     The establishment of the
         American Circulating Library
         Association

   -     Birth of public library concept

   -     The establishment of the first
         library science school

   1990 – Approval of RA 6966 – an act
   regulating the practice of
   librarianship and prescribing the
   qualifications of librarians

   2003 – A bill was passed by both the
   lower house and the senate
   modernizing the practice of
   librarianship

   2004 – Approval of the “Philippine
   Librarianship Act of 2003” or
   “Republic Act 9246”
 REPUBLIC ACT 9246 – “THE PHILIPPINE
      LIBRARIANSHIP ACT OF 2003”

Objectives

   National examination for licensure,
   registration of librarians, issuance
   of Certificate of Registration and
   Professional Identification card;


   Supervision, control and regulation
   of practice of librarianship;

   Integration of librarians under one
   national organization;

   Development of professional
   competence of librarians

  “INTEGRATION OF LIBRARIANS UNDER ONE
       NATIONAL ORGANIZATION”

Article IV – Practice of Librarianship

    Section 30 – Integration and
Accredited National Organization of
Librarians
    “All registered librarians shall be
integrated under a single organization
recognized and accredited by the Board
for Librarians and approved by the
Professional Regulation Commission”
       A librarian duly registered and
   licensed by the Board and the Commission
   shall automatically become a member of
   integrated and accredited professional
   organization and shall receive the
   benefits and privileges appurtenant there
   to upon payment of the required fees and
   dues. Membership in the integrated
   accredited professional organization
   shall not be bar to membership in any
   association of librarians.

 “Development of Professional Competence of
                 Librarians”
   Article II – Creation of Professional
   Regulatory Board for Librarians

       Section 8 – Powers, Functions and
       Duties of Board for Librarians

           “To prescribe guidelines in the
       Continuing Professional Education
       (CPE) in coordination with the
       accredited and integrated association
       of professional librarians”


    8 Major Library Associations in the
                Philippines

1. Philippine Librarians Association (PLAI)
2. Philippine Association of Academic and
Research Libraries (PAARL)
3. Association of Special Libraries of the
Philippines (ASLP)
4. Philippine Association of Teachers of
Library Science (PATLS)
5. Medical and Health Librarians Association
of the Philippines (MAHLAP)
6. Society of Filipino Archivists, Inc.
    (SFA)
7. Agricultural and Natural Resources
Librarians Association of the Philippines
(ALAP)
8. Public Librarians Association of the
Philippines (PLAP)

  Activities and Services of the Different
   Library Associations in the Philippines

       -     holding of conferences,
             seminar-workshops, forums and
             symposia for CPE program
       -     publication of bulletins,
             newsletters
       -     handles the awarding of
             different service awards for
             librarians
       -     research activities and
             collaborative research projects
             such as directories and union
             lists
       -     participation in the annual
             Philippine Book fair and other
             book fairs
       -     memberships in international
             library associations
       -     networking activities among
             institutional member-libraries
-    granting of scholarships and
     financial assistance to
     librarians
-    outreach programs such as
     storytelling activities,
     promote reading habits and the
     use of library resources

             CONCLUSION

Charles Darwin, the author of the
“Origin of Species” once said that –

“It is not the strongest of species
that survive, nor the most
intelligent, but the once most
responsive to change”

				
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