Activities during the 28th MIBF

(UPDATE 2 as of 13 Sept 2007 here)

In line with the upcoming Manila International Book Fair, several activities has been conceptualized and organized by different groups and associations. We browsed through several blogs, yahoogroups and thought about consolidating the activities that might help us decide what particular day to visit the Book fair:

Philippine Association of Academic and Research Libraries (PAARL) will hold a forum on “User Education and Information Literacy: Current Practices and Innovative Strategies” on August 29, 2007 (Wednesday) at Function Room-B, World Trade Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City from 9:00am — 12:00nn. The forum aims to put library user education in perspective and to explore issues relating to the importance of library user education as an essential activity, such as the content, teaching methods, evaluation studies, and problems of current user instruction programs, the impact of these programs, how new strategies have broadened the program to include the concept of information literacy, and how libraries and librarians can respond to the ever-increasing need for developing innovative stmtegies that would prove their value to users with emphasis on delivery of information rather than in warehousing them. In effect, the focus will be placed on output and not assets. The speaker is Ms. Fe Angela M. Versoza. Registration fee of P150.00 for non-members, P100.00 for members and P50.00 for library science students. For inquiries and reservations, please contact LORETO T. GARCIA, @ Tel: 531-8031 loc. 51; Fax: 531-6087; 0927-4106578 or email her If you need to download the invitation for this forum, visit the PAARL Yahoogroups and be a member 🙂 (only members get to view the files, photos, and links uploaded)

The following day, August 30, 2007, Ms. Zarah Gagatiga will be having a talk entitled “Children, Teens and Reading in the Time of IT” from 3:30 – 4:30 PM at the Function Room A, World Trade Center, Pasay City. She will be presenting studies and surveys about the reading habits of children as well as activities they do in their leisure time. For more details visit her blog. This activity is sponsored by Read or Die and Powerbooks.

Now, should any member of the Filipino Librarians Google Group decides to visit the Manila Bookfair on any of the dates between August 29 to September, Von Totanes is suggesting that members get to have some identifying mark so that just in case you bumped with each other and recognize someone wearing the same thing, they can approach each other and make a short introduction. This is a good idea to personally meet people behind the postings in the groups and a chance to meet old and new colleagues we can add to our social network.

If you happen to know other activities for the 28th MIBF, please email us at or simply add a comment and we will gladly add them. Thanks!


4 responses to “Activities during the 28th MIBF

  1. “Pistang Panitik 2007” at the World Trade Center from Aug 30-Sept 2, 2007 to coincide with the 28th MIBF.

    “this literary festival will focus on the five living National Artists For Literature: Virgilio Almario, Bienvenido Lumbera, Alejandro Roces, F. Sionil Jose, and Edith Tiempo. It aims to re-introduce to contemporary audiences all their contributions to Philippine culture and the arts through commentaries by noted literary critics, performances by theatrical and poetry groups, and reader reactions.”

    For complete sked of this 5 days event,click here

  2. ce-Logic, a subsidiary of C&E Publishing, Inc. will be holding a free seminar with Mrs. Corazon Nera (BFL Chair) as resource Speaker on August 29, 2007 (Wed)from 1:00-3:00 PM at the 28th MIBF.

    She will talk on “Empowering Libraries: The Effect of Modernization and Emerging Technologies in the Philippines”

    ce-Logic will also launch their latest online and hardware products at the seminar.

    (Thanks to Carlos Lagrosas Eclevia Jr)

  3. PLAI-NCRLC in cooperation with National Book Store and Anvil Publishing, Inc. will be holding a forum entitled “Managing Disasters for Libraries” on Aug 30, 2007 10AM – 2PM Function Hall C, at the 28th MIBF.

    Resource Speaker is Prof. Heather Mansell, Preservation Consultant and Secretary of State Library of New South Wales, Australia.

    Fee: P100 for professionals and P50.00 for students.

    (Note: Info taken from email sent to plai yahoogroups dated 9 Aug 2007)

  4. UPLSAA will be holding a lecture entitled “Marketing Strategies for School Libraries” on 29 Aug 2007, 10AM, Function Room A of the Manila International Book Fair.

    The speakers are: Ms. Enoy Ferriol of Scholastic Books and Ms. Edes Vijandre of Miriam College Grade School Library.

    Registration fee: P100(UPLSAA members)/ P150(non-members)/ P50 for undergraduate students, valid school ID must be presented at the registration booth.

    For more information, visit

    (Thanks to Reagan Austria)

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