ALAP gather yearly in the form of a forum or seminar to update its members with the latest trend in Library service and renew friendship and camaraderie among its members.
Last June 3, 2011, ALAP celebrated its 39th anniversary and general assembly with a forum “Communicating the Value of Libraries and Librarians” at the University of the Philippines Los Baños Library, College, Laguna.
Dr. Rita P. Laude, UPLB Vice Chancellor for Instructions delivered the welcome address. She was happy that ALAP is very active in improving the quality of agricultural library services in the country and hopes that the Association will not supper the mid-life crisis as it approaches its 40th anniversary.
Resource speakers were : Dr. Delfin C. Suministrado, UPLB-CEAT Professor and Director of AMTEC with the topic “The value of libraries and librarians in the new information environment from the stakeholders’ point of view”, and Hon. Mila M. Ramos, Member, Board for Librarians who talked on “Library marketing: selling your library’s value in the digital age”.
The general assembly followed after the forum. Ms. Concepcion DL Saul, 2009-2010 President reported her term accomplishments and Ms. Lina Copioso, Treasurer, presented a financial report.