Happy Anniversary!

UP SLIS proudly celebrates 108 years of library education in the Philippines!

On this day in 1914, the UP Board of Regents "unanimously approved the establishment in the University of a special course of study for library training and the appointment of Dr. James A. Robertson as lecturer in Library Science". This led to the first Library Science class in Southeast Asia meeting on July 13, 1914 at the Filipiniana Division of the Philippine Library, with ten enrolled students.

Today we honour the legacy of Dr. James A. Robertson, Ms. Mary Polk, Ms. Syrena McKee, Ms. Blanche Shelp, Mrs. Emma O. Elmer, and the other pioneers of Philippine library education as we continuously revise and update our curricula to meet the needs of the modern information society and pave the way as the CHED Center of Excellence in LIS Education.

We invite you to join the celebrations today and throughout the month of March. On the 26th, visit our virtual Open House and get acquainted with all of our new and newly updated MLIS, MSLIS, and MARM programs. The 31st is dedicated to Women and Leadership in LIS Education, culminating with the announcement of an exciting new scholarship opportunity for SLIS graduate students. Finally, the 42nd Gabriel A. Bernardo Memorial Lecture will be on the 1st of April.

Register to the events here:

Graduate Student Open House - https://tinyurl.com/SLISOpenHouse

42nd Gabriel A. Bernardo Memorial Lecture - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/42nd-gabriel-a-bernardo-memorial-lecture-registration-294317570777

Published:  2022-03-18 03:54:26