Special libraries are libraries established and supported by private and government agencies, corporations, research institutions, international organizations, and others (i.e. academic, school) that collect, manage, preserve, and provide immediate access to knowledge resources dealing with specialized subjects, and focused information services to its clientele.*

Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP) is a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of special librarians from government institutions, private sectors, business community and the academe.

Vision: ASLP aims to stimulate the professional enhancement of its members and their personnel by providing advanced learning, propagate theoretical knowledge and strengthen partnerships and linkages among special libraries in the Philippines and abroad.**

Mission : ASLP is a national library association of librarians and information professionals working in special libraries which upholds the dignity of the library profession and observes professional ethics at all times. **

Objectives :

  • To promote understanding of the nature, scope, and importance of special libraries;

  • To foster cooperation, fellowship, and closer relations among its members;

  • To encourage the establishment of special libraries;

  • To help librarians, particularly in special libraries, improve their services, and to stimulate the professional enhancement of its members;

  • To uphold the dignity of the library profession and enjoin members to observe professional ethics at all times;

  • To provide continuing education program for librarians and other personnel of special libraries, and;

  • To establish, maintain and strengthen partnerships and linkages with institutions and organizations within the Philippines and abroad for the welfare and benefit of special libraries and librarians of the Philippines.


*The definition of special libraries was formulated by the Task Force on the Revision of the Philippine Special Library Standards, August 1, 2013.
**The ASLP Vision/Mission was approved by the members of the board on September 12, 2013 and was signed into a resolution set on a special meeting on October 24, 2013 in Manila.