Event Date/Time: Oct 22, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 24, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2007
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The Conference Program is designed to encourage and appreciate the exchange of ideas and experiences on strategic plans that ensure responsiveness and relevance of libraries, librarians, and information professionals in the information society. Likewise, the conference pursues how library stakeholders create and manage library roadmaps in a constantly changing society. While it’s true that some libraries and information centers have accomplished great strides, they should continue to create new roadmaps to meet greater challenges.

The 2007 Rizal Library International Conference theme is “From Classroom to Career: Roadmaps to a Library’s Success”. The Committee invites librarians, library educators, archivists, and information professionals to submit papers on the following sub-themes:
Service-Friendly Librarians: Challenges and Opportunities

The key to a library’s success is productive partnership between the client and the library. Every librarian/information professional faces the challenge of positioning his/herself in an ever-changing information environment. The topic seeks to demonstrate the importance of balance between professional competence and personal qualities in meeting the expectations of clients to attain service excellence.

Library Theory and Research: an Imperative Challenge

Libraries and information centers are in a period of remarkably challenging transition–as technology continuous to change the information environment. This topic aims to encourage librarians and information professionals to expand the knowledge-base of librarianship through research.

Adventures in Marketing Library Resources and Services

In a highly competitive information society, libraries compete with other information providers. The topic aims to present creative, practical and effective blueprints to promote resources and services of the library, thus, achieving the institution’s mission.

Collection Development in a Free Access Environment

The Internet opened the gate to free information in ways that no one has ever imagined. The increasing use of the Internet shows its stability and staying power. This paper will venture to discuss the equation: Internet = strong library resources = lesser cost, consequently, advancing this technology to the benefit of libraries and information centers.

Classification and Indexing: Changing Roles of Subject Access Tools

The proliferation and continuing rapid growth of all kinds of resources including electronic documents present ample challenges in providing appropriate access tools. Hence, catalogers and indexers are now encouraged to review and reevaluate existing tools in bibliographic control and subject access. Therefore, this topic explores and analyses the changing roles of subject access taking into consideration the characteristics and nature of the current information environment.


Additional Information

CALL FOR PAPERS The Rizal Library Conference Committee invites proposals for papers for the “Third Rizal Library International Conference to be held in Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, October 22-24, 2007.