Benefits of Joining the Philippine Librarians Association Inc.

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (formerly known as the Philippine Library Association) is the only nationally accredited professional organization of librarians in the Philippines to date. At present, it serves as the umbrella organization for all library groups in the country.
Individual Benefits
Aside from following the provision of the law governing the profession of librarianship (RA 9246, Article IV, Sec. 30), a member gets the following benefits which he/she does not get from joining other library associations:
For Individual Members
  • get the prestige of belonging to a national accredited professional organization;
  • have something to show accrediting agencies and/or government agencies (i.e., CHED, PRC) that are inspecting libraries;
  • get an official certification when attending international conferences (especially when asking for a grant or discounted registration fee);
  • pay reduced registration rate to PLAI-sponsored continuing professional development activities;
  • get a copy of PLAI online newsletter;
  • get discounts from several bookstores/book dealers;
  • linkages and networks (both local and international);
  • possibility of being considered for prestigious awards (e.g., Severino Velasco Award)

Registration Fee: 300 per Annual

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