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Why is the National Library headed by a Non-Librarian?


"Only qualified and licensed librarians shall be employed as librarians in all government libraries."

This blog post shares the documents that I submitted to the Ombudsman, provides links to relevant sites (where, for example, you can verify for yourself if the current #NationalNonLibrarian is, in fact, not a licensed librarian), and links to all the articles and shows that have mentioned the complaint.

Here's the PDF of the supplement to the Jan 19 complaint, which I submitted on 14 Feb 2018:

Here's the PDF of the complaint that I submitted on 19 Jan 2018:

Here are the relevant links:
THE LAW
RA 9246 - AN ACT MODERNIZING THE PRACTICE OF LIBRARIANSHIP IN THE PHILIPPINES THEREBY REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6966
"SEC 31. Employment of Librarians. – Only qualified and licensed librarians shall be employed as librarians in all government libraries."

THE JOB ADVERTISEMENT
As posted by the Civil Service Commission:
"Qualification Requirements
• Others : must be a licensed librarian"

WHO IS THE NATIONAL NON-LIBRARIAN?
National Library welcomes new director
This press release does not tell us much. Neither does Google.

IS HE A LICENSED LIBRARIAN?
See the answer for yourself at the website of the Professional Regulation Commission:
Verification of Professional Licenses

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION'S POSITION
The only one available online before I filed my complaint:
PLAI Statement of Concern
The one that was uploaded after I filed my complaint:
Statement of Concern of which copies were sent to the PRC and CSC

THE CODE OF ETHICS
Code of Ethics for Philippine Librarians
Sec. 2.3: "Librarians shall not assist in the unauthorized practice of librarianship."

WHY AM I DOING THIS?
Why I became a librarian

The following links lead to online articles and TV segments that have tackled this concern.

13 February 2018
Philippine Star
5 February 2018
Philippine Star
2 February 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer
1 February 2018
Philippine Star
31 January 2018
CNN Philippines
28 January 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Rappler
26 January 2018
ABS-CBN News
25 January 2018
ABS-CBN News
Esquire Philippines
Philippine Star
24 January 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer
ABS-CBN News
GMA News Online
Philippine Star



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