Cultural agencies, local government units, schools, and other organizations are encouraged to partake in this year’s celebration which bears the theme “Ang Kulturang May Malasakit, sa Aklatan ay Makakamit.”
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts led by Chairman and National Artist Virgilio S. Almario and Executive Director Rico S. Pableo Jr., in partnership with the National Library of the Philippines headed by Director Ceasar Adriano, spearheads the November celebration of Libraries and Information Services Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 837 signed in 1991. The month-long celebration will open on November 5, 2018 at the Open Air Auditorium, Rizal Park, and shall officially close at the City Garden Hotel Manila on November 28, 2018.
The LIS Month is celebrated this year in recognition of the need to focus on public awareness on the various services rendered by information service centers and information custodians and librarians across the country.
Cultural agencies, local government units, schools, and other organizations are encouraged to partake in this year’s celebration which bears the theme “Ang Kulturang May Malasakit, sa Aklatan ay Makakamit.” This is aligned with the Malasakit pillar of the Philippine Development Plan 2022 which deals with enhancing the social fabric of the nation. Component activities include outreach services and research on best practices among libraries, demonstrations and conferences, fora, and exhibits in public and private libraries. There will also be photo contests relating to the theme and the celebration.
For the past year, partnerships among government agencies, particularly the NCCA through its National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCLIS) under the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage headed by Commissioner Fr. Harold Rentoria OSA, the NLP, Philippine Librarians Association Inc., and various organizations, have made the celebration possible.
For questions on the events for Library and Information Services Month, you may reach the Cultural Heritage Section of the NCCA, through 527-2192 loc 321.
For queries on this press release, you may reach the Public Affairs and Information Section headed by Mr. Rene S. Napeñas through numbers 527-5529 / 527-2192 loc 628-630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org