History and Activities of QLA

September 2006

Motivated by the Cavite Librarians Association (CLASS), Ismaelinda "Smile" Cabana and Rosario "Rose" Villamater had stirred interest to organize the Association of Librarians in Quezon Province. The association was created before the PLAI-STRLC Regional Conference and General Assembly to provide provincial representation on September 8, 2006. Invitations were distributed to all types of library, private and government alike.

To encourage librarians and unregistered librarians to attend the creation of the association and election of its officers, a forum was set and the theme “ LIBRARIANS AND THEIR ACCOUNTABILITIES" was conducted. The forum aimed to enlighten some issues on accountabilities of librarians.

During the morning session, two speakers presented their papers on “Accountabilities of Librarians” Mrs. Teresita Dj. Magbag, Director of Enverga University for Academic Libraries and Mrs. Ismaelinda S. Cabana, Quezon Provincial Librarian for Public Libraries.

57 participants from different libraries of Quezon Province attended the forum. Out of the 57 participants, 15 were registered librarians

After the Forum, Quezon Librarians Association (QLA) was born. Proposed By-laws was ratified and officers were elected. The first QLA President elected was Dr. Teresita DJ. Magbag. To see list of other officer, click here.

May 2007

Last May 2 & 3, 2007, QLA organized a 2-day live-out seminar-workshop at the University Libraries, Manuel S. Enverga University, Lucena City. The seminar-workshop theme is “LEARNING AND PROMOTING SERVICES IN LIBRARIES”. It aimed to have a much clearer understanding on Abstracting & Indexing, other library services and update participants with the latest strategies in promoting the library. Topics included were Enhancing Abstracting & Indexing Skills, Promoting Public Services, Developing Special Services and application of Electronic Services.

September 2007

Another forum was organized by QLA last September 14, 2007 at the Sacred Heart College, Lucena City. The forum is entitled "EMINENT ROLE OF LIBRARIANS IN RESEARCH MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT". It aimed to have a much clearer understanding of the role of librarians and other information professionals in research management and development.