By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 837 series of 1991, November is the Library and Information Services (LIS) month. The celebration focuses on engendering public awareness to the invaluable service that libraries and information centers render.
This year’s commemoration theme is “LibREAL”, a portmanteau for the word Libraries and the acronym for Relate, Engage, Advocate, Lead. The letter “Lib” could also be interchanged with the latin word liber (meaning “free”) and which is also the root of liberty (“the quality or state of being free”). With this play of words, this year’s catchy theme aptly and vividly captures the essence of the libraries’ role in attaining the sustainable development goals (SDG) established in the United Nation 2030 Agenda and integrated into our Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022)