30th Library and Information Services (LIS) Month “LibREAL Libraries Relate, Engage, Advocate, Lead”

RATIONALE:

By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 837 series of 1991, November is the Library and Information Services (LIS) month. The celebration focuses on engendering public awareness to the invaluable service that libraries and information centers render.

THEME DESCRIPTION:

For Year 2020, the theme for the 30th commemoration is “LibREAL”, a portmanteau for the word Libraries and the acronym for Relate, Engage, Advocate, Lead. This year’s theme captures the essence of the libraries’ role in attaining the sustainable development goals (SDG) established in the United Nation 2030 Agenda and integrated into our Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022.

OBJECTIVES:

The month-long activities, under the direction and auspices of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts – National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS), were designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Relate the libraries’ wide range of products and services made accessible, available and relevant to the emerging and unique needs of modern society. Through the libraries’ relentless efforts at reinventing itself especially in a technologically driven society, they become potent agents of change;
  2. Engage the communities and other stakeholders to generate interest about libraries and its services;
  3. Advocate the libraries’ role in attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs) established in the United Nation 2030 Agenda and integrated into our Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022; and,
  4. Lead in an environment conducive to innovation, empowerment, creativity, and intellectual freedom.

In the light of the celebration of the 30th Library and Information Services (LIS) Month, the NLP together with the NCCA-NCLIS launched various contests. The following contests are still open to participants:

Share-A-Book: Book-Based Interactive Storytelling – The Share-A-Book Contest aims to provide an opportunity for children to develop a love for books and reading thereby enhancing their presentation and communication skills through storytelling.
BookFace Contest – The Contest aims to showcase the Filipinos’ creativity through the use of books as artistic objects; foster the love for reading and promote Philippines print collections.
Cutest Photo in the Library – The Contest aims to showcase memorable moments at the library through photos and promote libraries in the Philippines

More information about the 30th Library and Information Services (LIS) Month is available at:
http://web.nlp.gov.ph/lis/