Thursday, October 20, 2016

25th LIS Wizard

The Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science is very pleased to invite LIS schools to participate in the 25th LIS Wizard. It will be held on the 14th of November 2016, at the Main Library Lobby of the University of the Philippines. For more information, send an e-mail to: Thank you!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Update: Super Typhoon Lawin

PDI reports that "Typhoon ‘Lawin’ (international name Haima) made landfall at exactly 11 pm over PeƱablanca town in Southern Cagayan, the weather bureau said in a radio report on Wednesday night."

Ginebra : 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Champions

Congrats Ginebra!!!

CBOT Meeting & NBW2016 STRLC Winners

PLAI-STRLC CBOT (Council of Board of Trustees) meeting held at the Conference Hall of the National Library of the Philippines last 17 October 2016. The council accepted from the respective chair of the panel of judges for poster making & essay writing the winners of the regional level selection. The top 3 winners from our region will be submitted to the NBW2016 Organizing Committee for the final judging and selection of the national winners on 20 October 2016. 

Our Council entries for the national level judging are:

          a) Essay Writing Contest:

                 1. Jherome Ivan C. Cueva
                    San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City, Laguna

                 2. Justine A. Escote
                     Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City

                 3.Rea Elise A. San Juan
                    San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City, Laguna

                 4. Roland Emerson O. Mabunting
                     Luis Palad National High School, Tayabas City, Quezon

            b) Poster Making Contest:

                  1. Ryan Billie V. Moran
                     San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City, Laguna

                  2. Ann Brigette R. Sinag
                      Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City

                  3. Careena Edselle C. Cortezano
                      Sacred Heart College, Lucena City, Quezon

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Media literacy in schools needed vs social media abuse

MANILA, Philippines – Media literacy is the long-term solution to fight the worsening state of disinformation and abuse on social media.

This was emphasized during the Senate education committee hearing on Tuesday, October 18, on the responsible use of social media in schools.

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and Professor Clarissa David pushed for media literacy in schools to encourage students to be critical when using the new medium. It is, after all, unchartered territory.

 "Our social norms and values need to catch up with technology," she said, focusing on five ideas for media literacy: social etiquette in interaction; the moral responsibility not to abuse its anonymity; to foster critical thinking; strengthen the paradigms of constructive debate; and put in place respect for plurality of ideas.

Click HERE to read the full article at Rappler.

MUNPARLAS Library Association Half-day Forum

MUNPARLAS Library Association, Inc. Half-day Forum on 
"High Impact Creative Library Services and Programs for Senior High and Higher Education"
20th Floor Cyber One Building, Eastwood, Libis, QC
November 10, 2016; 1-5pm

Click HERE for the Online Registration.

Monday, October 17, 2016

ASLP Forum on #Library Advocacy : Championing Change Beyond Slogans

Association of Special Libaries of the Philippines forum
Theme: #LibraryAdvocacy : Championing Change Beyond Slogans
Venue: Ortigas Foundation Inc., corner Ortigas and Meralco Avenues, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Date: November 11, 2016 Friday 1:00 - 5:00pm

Please register online at
on or before November 4, 2016 Friday 5:00pm.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

7th PAARL International Benchmarking Tour

PAARL's 2016 benchmarking 4-day program on October 20-23, visiting well-selected academic/research libraries in Taipei, to include National Taiwan University, University of Taipei, Beitou Library, New Taipei City Library, National Central Library, and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The tour also highlights visits to such historic, cultural and heritage attractions as the National Palace Museum, the Martyrs Shrine, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Yehliu Geopark, Taipei 101 Observatory, and Taiwan's famous night markets such as Shihlin, ximending, and Linjiang.

Friday, October 14, 2016

2016 International Archives Congress

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Provincial Government of Pampanga and the Association of Tourism Officers of Central Luzon (ATOCEL), Inc., will be holding the 2016 International Archives Congress on November 08 to 10, 2016 in Clark Freeport, Pampanga.

In the previous iterations of the Congress, the NCCA has invited country archival experts to discuss practices, issues, and concerns in the field within national and local contexts. This year, with the theme “Archives in the ASEAN”, the Congress will gather archivists, registrars, record managers/officers, librarians, faculty, office secretaries, and members of professional associations on archives nationwide and from around the ASEAN to share the best practices on archival management in the region. The NCCA has seen the opportunity for the audience to leverage their current practices in line with global and international benchmarks, and to foster international cooperation in this endeavour.

The Congress will have a combination of lectures, and workshops from different leaders in the archival practice from the countries in the ASEAN region. There will be exhibitions, as well, and a whole-day heritage tour to wrap-up the event.

A registration fee of Five Thousand Pesos (PhP 5,000.00) for local participants or One Hundred Fifty US Dollars (USD 150.00) shall be charged to live-in participants based on quadruple sharing which will cover for food, accommodation for three (3) days and two (2) nights, free whole-day heritage tour, and conference materials/kit. Meanwhile, a registration fee of Three Thousand Pesos (PhP 3,000.00) shall be charged to live-out participants, which will cover the expenses for food, whole day heritage tour, and workshop materials/kit. Foreign participants are expected to attend the Congress as live-in participants only. Online registration may be done by filling out the form found on this link:

Interested participants may contact Mr. Louie L. Lugue or Ms. April D. Pabon at the NCCA- Cultural Heritage Section through the following numbers: +639173245292, (02) 527 2205 or (02) 527 2192 loc 324 or email:

Info source: NCCA