3rd Rizal Library International Conference (3RLConf)
|Event Date/Time: Oct 22, 2007||End Date/Time: Oct 24, 2007|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2007|
|Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2007|
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.