The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI), in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCLIS), and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), will be conducting its Annual National Congress on 22-25 November 2022 at the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City,

This year’s Congress has the theme: “Working Together: Sustainability, Opportunity, Adaptability, Resiliency (SOAR)”, and aims to:
• Describe how today’s libraries translate the changing needs and services into functional, inspiring, and adaptable spaces for the future, especially considering the pandemic.
• Discuss the resiliency of libraries and librarians in the face of disruption caused by outbreaks/pandemic, highlighting examples of library resilience during these unprecedented times, including evidence of library roles in providing research assistance to clients.
• Demonstrate the significant initiatives, sustainability and adaptability measures conducted in libraries which can be followed by others to meet the post lockdown needs.

There will be plenary sessions and parallel sessions sponsored by sectoral library associations to discuss topics relevant to the different type of libraries (i.e., academic, public, school, and special). In line with this, we are inviting you and your staff to attend this year’s National Congress and join our Annual General Assembly for updates and provide a venue for discussion of concerns about our Association and the profession in general.

Due to limited seats, online registration is required. Please take note that only paid participants can register online and avail the discounted rates.

Payments must be deposited to PLAI’s Official Bank Account:
Bank Name: BDO
Account Name: Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.
Account Number: 451 000 1102

The Congress registration fees are as follows (accommodation NOT included in any of these rates):

Participant Early-bird Rate  (Payment deposited on or
before 30 September 2022)
Regular Rate  (Payment deposited from
1 Oct to 15 Nov 2022)
Late Registration Rate     (After 15 November
PLAI Member P5,500 P6,000 P6,500
Non-PLAI Member P6,000 P6,500 P7,000
Inclusive of meals (3 lunches, 6 snacks, 1 fellowship dinner), Congress kit, and certificate


Deposit slip should be scanned and uploaded upon registering online. In addition, Official Receipt of PLAI Member’s 2022 Annual Dues should also be scanned and uploaded. The Official Receipt for the registration fee will be issued onsite during the registration at 10:00 AM on 22 November 2022.

Accommodation of participants shall be their responsibility. The local organizers may arrange for optional tours to local heritage sites, libraries, museums, and other places of interest in Iloilo City for a fee after the Congress.

Requests for DepEd Advisory, CSC Announcement, and CHED Memo are still being processed and PLAI Congress 2022 is also being applied as a CPD Program.

Information to the participants, list of hotels, and other information/updates can be found at the PLAI Congress website: and its official Facebook Page: