10th CE-Logic National Conference accredited as CPD program, zeroes on collaboration for innovation

On its 10th year of providing librarians nationwide with a venue for discussion of the current issues and challenges in librarianship, the CE-Logic National Conference returned as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for librarians and other educators.

Accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the 10th CE-Logic National Conference was held at Seda Vertis North in Diliman, Quezon City last May 10 and 11 with almost 150 librarians, researchers, and extensionists from universities and colleges nationwide as delegates. This year’s theme was “21st Century Libraries as Collaborative Environments: How Librarians, Researchers, Teachers, and Extensionists Shape Learning.”

The PRC granted eight CPD units to participants who completed the two-day conference which covered six topics and included a workshop.

Grammarly Account Manager Olesya Pryymak delivered a lecture on elevating the quality of education and research through the use of intuitive technologies.

Dr. Menandro S. Berana, project leader of the Engineering Research and Development for Technology and chairperson of the Library Faculty Committee of the College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman, expounded on the value of online library resources in research and innovation.

Elsevier’s South Asia Research Solutions Sales Director Sangeeta Mehta discussed how a data-driven strategy helps in getting published in high-impact journals.

Dr. Joel De Castro, dean of the College of Information and Communications Technology of West Visayas State University, talked about developing and sustaining a makerspace based on his experience in the university.

University of San Carlos’ Director of Libraries Maxie Doreen Cabarron talked about creating synergy through collaboration.

Dr. Genaro Japos, president of the Philippine Association of Institutions for Research, Inc., shared insights on how to nourish a culture of research.

Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña served as the keynote message speaker of the conference.

Prof. Salvacion Manuel-Arlante, chairman of the InfoManagement Specialists, Inc. (IMSI) welcomed the delegates to the two-day conference and shared her insights on learning in collaborative environments. In her speech, Arlante described learning environments as structures, tools, and communities that inspire teachers, students, educators, and librarians to attain the knowledge and skills that are in demand today.

“The modern world demands learning environments that can raise the wide world of people, places, and ideas and are flexible in their arrangement of space, time, technology, and people. These connections will foster healthy cultures of mutual respect and support amongst students, educators, families, and neighborhoods, serving their lifelong learning and recreational needs and uniting learners around the world in addressing global challenges and opportunities,” Arlante added.

Meanwhile, in his opening remarks, Maximo Gomez, president of CE-Logic, Inc., emphasized that “only through a serious and committed collaboration between the library workforce and the ranks of teachers, researchers, and extensionists that an effective and exemplary learning milieu can be established.” He further said that such collaboration facilitates literacy, develops students’ skills, promotes a culture of research, and creates a safe and secure environment conducive to learning.

Also present during the conference were product presenters Frederick De Guzman of Cengage Learning; Pio Omaña of Elsevier Science Direct Journals; Rock Raymund Frias of MAKERCE, C & E’s makerspace division; Carl Austin of McGraw-Hill Education; and Kristin Nicolau of VitalSource.

The National Electronic Conference is an annual event organized by CE-Logic, Inc. as part of its commitment to providing development programs for professionals in the education sector and modernizing the library and information services in the country.

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