Call for Abstract Submission for MAHLAP's 25th Anniversary


Call for Abstract Submission

The Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP) will be holding its 25th Anniversary on February 26 to March 1, 2013. The theme for this event is:


Reflect, Reconnect, Renew”

Reflect on the success and struggles through the years,

Reconnect with colleagues and share experiences, and

Renew our passion and commitment to the profession.



Librarianship Practice

  1. Roles of libraries in medicine and health sector
  2. Core resources for medical and allied health libraries
  3. Library success stories
  4. Networking and Collaboration

Emerging Technologies

  1. Internet-based services, products, and technologies, and their impact on libraries
  2. Social media and libraries
  3. Digital literacy and library services
  4. Cloud computing and libraries

Marketing of Library Services

  1. Library assessment/environmental scanning
  2. Library marketing for “dummies”
  3. Finding the “sizzle” in library services, programs and collections
  4. Delivery and exchange services
  5. Professional behavior and attitude of library personnel
  6. Library Clientele
We are calling for abstracts of academic papers/case studies/research papers that may discuss any (but not limited to) topics identified under the scope and theme of the conference.   Please follow the guidelines for abstract submission.

Oral Presentation

  1. A structured abstract (Objectives/Project Scope; Methods; Results; Conclusions/ Implications) of 300 - 500 words.
  2. Summary of the author(s) details (name, institution, position) and brief biographical statement of no more than 50 words.
  3. The deadline for submission of abstracts is on October 9, 2012.

Poster Presentation


  1. The abstract for the poster should be prepared in less than 300 words.
  1. Paper format of the poster should follow:
  1. Form: MS Word
  2. Font: Arial (12 points)
  3. Align Text: Justified
  4. Spacing: 1.5
  1. Poster size for display must follow A1 portrait orientation (84cm by 59cm). The design of the poster must conform to readability standards from a distance of at least 1 to 2 meters. It must be prepared as a single poster and not as a collage. The deadline for submission of poster proposals is on October 31, 2012.

Submit all entries for oral and poster presentations to 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Selected presenters for the oral presentation will be notified by November 9, 2012 and for the poster presentation by November 30, 2012.

Presenters will be expected to submit final versions of their paper presentations by December 9, 2012 and poster presentation by December 15, 2012.

The language of the session will be English. Oral presenters will have up to 45 minutes at the program to deliver their presentations, and time will be allowed for an open forum to allow audience interaction.

Please note that MAHLAP has no funds to assist prospective authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference (including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility of the authors(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. MAHLAP will, however, shoulder one night accommodation in the hotel.

A publication marking the 25th anniversary of MAHLAP will publish the selected presentations. 

Kindly forward this to your colleagues, students, and people in the information industry.

Thank you.
Kind Regards,

25th Congress Committee


For more information, please contact:


Joenabie A.  Encanto This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Alma Mila Prosperoso This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.