Address : Room 301 National Library Building T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila
Tel. No. : (02)310-5035 loc. 204 to 205
Fax No. : (632) 8 525-9401
Email : [email protected]

Contact Person
: Ms. Emma M. Rey
Brief Description :

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (formerly known as the Philippine Library Association) is the only nationally accredited professional organization of librarians in the Philippines to date. At present, it serves as the umbrella organization for all library groups in the country. The association was officially registered as a non-stock, nonprofit corporation. On May 5, 1989, it was renamed Philippine Librarians Association, Inc., for purposes of accreditation with the Professional Regulation Commission. Then in 1990, RA 6966, the law professionalizing librarianship in the country, was passed. With that, PLAI became the only accredited organization of professional librarians in the Philippines. In December 2008, after its corporate life expired in late November, the association was re-incorporated with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under new Articles of Incorporation and ByLaws.

Profile of Members : Licensed librarians
Total Membership : 1,000 members
Objective/s : To encourage and promote the collection, organization and dissemination of information on research and academic library work;

To develop the usefulness and efficiency of these types of library service and librarianship;

To enhance the professional welfare and mutual aid among its members.