July 19, 2011 DO 56, s. 2011 – Standards for Philippine Libraries

July 19, 2011
DO 56, s. 2011
Standards for Philippine Libraries

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Directors of Services, Centers and Heads of Units
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents Chiefs of Divisions
All Others Concerned

  1. For the information and guidance of all concerned, enclosed is a copy of the Standards for Philippine Libraries to be adopted by all libraries nationwide. These standards have been formulated by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) through the Professional Regulatory Board for Librarians (PRBFL) as mandated by the Government under Article II, Section 8 of Republic Act (RA) No. 9246 known as the Philippine Librarianship Act of 2004 “to adopt policies and standards for all types of libraries, librarians and the practice of librarianship and to come up with minimum standards that define the basic resources required for a functional library in the Philippine setting.”
  2. The issuance of these Standards for Philippine Libraries aims to improve the access, usage, administration, management and collections of libraries. This will also serve as a reference tool or guidelines to attain quality service and to make the libraries in the country functional.
  3. All Regional Directors (RDs) and Schools Division/City Superintendents (SDSs) are enjoined to encourage their school librarians to adopt these standards in order to render quality service to the pupils/students.
  4. Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is desired.

As stated

To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects: