It’s been a long time since I last attended a local conference related to my profession, librarianship. So, the organizers of the just concluded 3rd International Conference of Asian Libraries or ICoASL 2013 ought to feel honored because I attended their conference (just kidding!). Anyway, the ICoASL was organized by the Asian Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and the Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP). The ASLP of course always have a special place in my librarian’s heart because I used to serve the Association a long time ago. In fact, they were the first librarian’s group who awarded me with a plaque of appreciation for my good deeds for them.
Anyway, going back to ICoASL, I would have to commend the chair of the organizing committee, Ms. Shirley Ingles-Cruz and Mr. Yap, president of ASLP for coming up with such a prestigious gig. It’s very seldom that you’ll find international speakers and delegates conggregate in our beloved country for a conference such as the ICoASL 2013. I’m also fortunate to have been sponsored by my company to attend the said conference together with some of my colleagues.
You can find more information about ICoASL 2013 through their blog which I believe was setup by the Filipino Librarian himself, Director Vernon Totanes. The blog’s address is http://icoasl2013.wordrpress.com. You can find the presentations of the speakers for the plenary sessions in the blog.
All of the resource speakers during the Plenary Sessions delivered very good papers. But I can’t say the same for some of the speakers and the papers presented during the breakout sessions. But, their efforts for coming up with their respective studies are still commendable nonetheless.
So, once again. Congratulations to all the librarians who worked hard to stage the ICoASL 2013 and I’m looking forward to attending the next conference happening in 2015. Hopefully by then, I could come up with a good paper to submit for the conference.