Free seminars for librarians, teachers at Phil. Academic Book Fair

Free seminars for librarians, teachers at Phil. Academic Book Fair

As part of the 22nd Philippine Academic Book Fair, the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP) will hold two free seminars for librarians and educators attending the annual event for the academic market, set on June 20 – 23, at the Megatrade Hall 1 in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

A seminar on the Data Privacy and Protection Act will be held for librarians on June 21, 8:30 am to 12nn, to be conducted by Chief of the Compliance and Monitoring Division of the National Privacy Commission, Dr. Rolando Lansigan. Librarians will learn about the latest in data privacy, its risks, rights and regulations, as well as the differences of the Freedom of Information Act from the Data Privacy Act.

ABAP will also present a seminar about the Future of Education, on June 21, 1-5 pm, writer and educator Sr. Felicitas Bernardo, SPC, dean of the College of Education and the Senior High School Principal in St. Paul University Manila. Sr. Bernardo will discuss the forthcoming trends in the Philippine education system as well as their implications for educational institutions. The seminar will also explore the ways on how to remain relevant with their school’s programs and course offerings as the landscape of education rapidly changes.

Other seminars slated at the 22nd Philippine Academic Book Fair are: “Ethics of Librarians” by Ms. Elizabeth Peralejo (June 22, 10 am – 12:30 pm); and REX Classroom of the Future by Rex Book Store, Inc. (June 22 1-5 pm).

Co-organized by Primetrade Asia Inc., this event is the only book fair in the Philippines that gives sole focus on the education market as it gathers more than 20 publishers from all over country to showcase their materials at low prices.

The 22nd Academic Book Fair will also launch the first-ever “Break Time: Teacher’s Appreciation Day” on June 23, 1-5 p.m.,  which aims to acknowledge teachers’ hard work and dedication in educating. A Remainders Fair is also slated on the last day of the event with books being sold for as low as 70% to 95% off.

For more details about the workshops at the 22nd Philippine Academic Book Fair, call (02) 879-0139 or 896-0661 or email

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