Welcome Message from the Director of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP)

      It is with great honor that I, on behalf of the organizing committee, welcome all the delegates and guests for the 1st ASEAN Regional Conference of Public Librarians to the Philippines. This Regional Conference with the theme, “ ASEAN Libraries, Arts, and Culture: Inspire, Innovate, and Collaborate,” will be held from 10th to 13th of March 2020, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.

      Anent this activity, we are privileged to have a line-up of renowned speakers consisting of experts in the field who will explicate the issues that shape the public libraries and the importance of research concerning library and librarianship. Along this vein, various programs to include keynote, plenary, and parallel sessions have been arranged for your convenience.