In a short period, the world turned upside-down due to COVID-19. Having developed into a pandemic, it has affected every conceivable sector and place on the planet. The devastating effect prompted organizations and institutions to plan to cushion the pandemic’s impact and learn how to live with this new reality.
With this reality, the Master of Arts in Library and Information Science (MALIS) Program of the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School invited respected names in Library Science and held a webinar with the theme “The Global Perspective of the Philippine Libraries: Preparing for a Sustainable Future.” The webinar was held on May 15, 2021, via Zoom and Facebook live.
The resource speakers and their topics were: Prof. Diljit Singh, Ph.D., a retired professor of the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who discussed the topic “The Future of Global Librarianship.” Mr. Joseph Yap, a Library Senior Expert and Information Literacy Coordinator of the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, delivered a lecture on “Management in the Global Sense: Services and Opportunities for Libraries during the Pandemic.” Atty. Jeremy Bayaras, Division Chief, Adjudication Chief of Accreditation and Standards Division, Bureau of Copyright and Related Rights of the Intellectual Property Office Philippines (IPOPHIL) discussed “Copyright: Issues and Practices.”