The Gabriel A. Bernardo Memorial Lecture is the premier and longest running lecture series in the Philippines pertaining to library and information studies. Now on its 37th year, the lecture continues to celebrate the life, work, and vision of the Doyen of Philippine Librarianship.

Following the leading scholars and practitioners of the profession and in allied fields that have graced the series in the past, this year’s lecture will be given by no less than the Hon. Lourdes David. Her lecture will be on "Education and Leadership in the LIS Profession."

This event is open to the public and will be held on the 16th of March 2016 (Wednesday) at the U.P. Main Library lobby from 9:00am to 12:00nn.

The UP School of Library and Information Studies, Center of Excellence in Library and Information Science Education welcomes applicants for its Master of Library and Information Science program for AY 2016-2017.


The application period is between 04 March 2016 to 30 March 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.
You may download the application form from http://upslis.info/index.php/academic-programs or get it directly at the SLIS office anytime from Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The application fee is PhP 200.00. 


The following are the requirements for MLIS application:

  • Application form
  • 4 passport-sized pictures
  • OTR (Original and photocopy)
  • 2 Recommendation forms
  • 2 copies of Birth certificate (NSO and photocopy)
  • 2 copies of Marriage contract, if married.
  • Honorable dismissal from last school attended, if applicable
  • Official receipt of graduate application fee
  • TOEFL certificate (for foreign students only, min. score: 600).

Incomplete requirements will not be processed.


For any questions or concerns, you may contact Prof. Yhna Therese P. Santos, Graduate Program Coordinator, through: gpc [AT] slis [DOT] upd [DOT] edu [DOT] ph.

January
  • Opening of the Little Free Library
February
  • LibSpeak
  • LIS Congress
  • Lecture Series: Professional Paper
March
  • Gabriel A. Bernardo Lecture Series
April
  • Advancing Libraries Archives, and Museums (ALAM) 2016
  • PATLS Research Summit
May
  • CODHLIS General Assembly
  • UPSLIS/COHDLIS/PATLS LIS Teachers' Camp (ICT,Cataloging,Archives)
June
  • Graduation
July
  • 55th Foundation Anniversary; Launching of Coffee Table Book
  • Certificate Program in Archiving and Records Management LIS Refresher Course
  • LIS Refresher Course (Regular)
August
  • Lecture Series - Student Papers
September
  • LIS Refresher Course (Intensive)
  • Board Exam
October
  • Lecture Series - Faculty papers
November
  • Faculty Strategic Planning
December
  • Lantern Parade