The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) National Congress 2019 was recently held on November 19-21, 2019 at Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City. This year’s theme was “Inclusive Innovative Interconnected.”

Ms. Jeanybeth D. Casa and Ms. Nirvana G. Ramos, College Librarians assigned at the Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center (PHTRC) Library were among the College Librarians from the University who attended the event.

This year’s PLAI Congress was in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS). The event highlighted the role, efforts, advocacies, initiatives, programs, projects, and services of libraries, information centers, archives, and other cultural heritage partners and institutions in building and contributing inclusive, innovative, and interconnected societies.

PLAI Congress is annually conducted in the month of November, participated by librarians all over the Philippines. (NGR)  

 

The Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center (PHTRC) Library and PHTRC In-House Seminar partnered in the conduct of activities to celebrate this year’s National Book Month.

This event is commemorated every month of November nationwide. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Inclusive, Innovative and Interconnected” which highlights the role of libraries and information centers in promoting reading, writing, and literature. 

To highlight the purpose of the celebration, PHTRC conducted “Hugot sa Libro Poetry” and “Blackout Poetry” on November 4 and 11, 2019, and a seminar on “Fake News and Information Disorder: A Guide for Digital Natives” held on 18 November 2019 at PHTRC Annex Training Room. Ms. Meichelle Ann Jenine S. Rivas, College Librarian at the University Special Collection Section of Main Library, served as the Resource Speaker while Ms. Irene L. Delos Santos, Chair of the UPLB 2019 National Book Month Celebration shared about the history of National Book Month.

The activities were participated by the researchers and staff of the unit. After the seminar was the awarding ceremony. Mr. Ryan Anthony O. Lualhati, Ms. Daphne Cassandra H. Gonzales, Mr. Johnrell S. Zuniega and Ms. Jennelyn M. Resorez were announced as winners in the conducted poetry contests. (NGR)