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Call for Papers

The National Library of the Philippines (NLP) in partnership with the Davao City Library and Information Center will hold a 4-day National Conference of Librarians at the Apo View Hotel, Bonifacio Street, Poblacion District, Davao City on March 14 – 17, 2017 with the theme: The Emerging Libraries: Connect, Collaborate and Build Strong Communities.”

The conference organizing committee invites proposals on the following topics:

  • Early Literacy Skills through Creative Outdoor Spaces
  • Public and School Librarians Working Together for a Common Good
  • Family Engagement in Libraries

Submission of Proposals
1. Proposals must include the following and must be in English:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Name of presenter
  • Abstract of presentation (no more than 200 words)
  • Short biographical statement
  • Passport size I.D. (for the conference proceedings)

2. Proposals should be submitted on or before January 27, 2017:

  • The Review Committee will evaluate all submitted materials and successful applicants will be notified by February 10, 2017.
  • Full accepted papers must be between 3000 and 6000 words in length and are due by February 28, 2017 in document and PPT by e-mail or electronic copy.
  • Resource speakers shall be paid a modest honorarium upon full submission and delivery of the paper. Speakers are entitled to board and lodging, and airfare expenses.

Forty-Five (45) minutes will be allowed for the delivery of the paper in the Conference (followed by Fifteen (15) minutes open forum discussions). The full written paper is not to be read.

For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Jennifer B. Dimasaca
Asst. Chief, Public Libraries Division / Conference Chair
National Library of the Philippines
Phone: (632) 310-5035 local 204/205
Mobile No.: 0917-8718216

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