Saturday, December 09, 2017

Journal of Philippine Librarianship [vol. 36 no. 1 (2016)]

The latest issue of the Journal of Philippine Librarianship is now available online at

Table of Contents

Eloisa E. Huet

Yhna Therese P. Santos

Journal of Philippine Librarianship (ISSN: 0022-359x)
University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies
3/F,Gonzales Hall,UP Main Library
UP Diliman,Quezon City 1101, Metro Manila

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Ms Elvira B. Lapuz -- Newest CPDC for Librarians

Ms. Elvira B. Lapuz is the newest member of the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Council for Librarians takes her oath of office before a PRC official. She replaced Ms. Eimee Lagrama whose term ends this year. The CPD Council is composed of: Hon. Lourdes T. David as Chair, Dr. Avelina L. Lupas as the member representing the academe, and Ms. Elvira B. Lapuz representing PLAI, the Accredited and Integrated Professional Organization (AIPO) of librarians.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Parallel Session : UPLSAA Massive Open Online Courses for Libraries

UPLSAA will be hosting a parallel session at the PLAI Congress in Bacolod next week!

Mr. Janny Surmieda of Rizal Library at Ateneo de Manila University will be leading the discussion on why the extensive array of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on LIS is worth exploring for our own professional development and practice.

Find us on November 23, 2017, Day 3 of the Congress, at Room 3 at 9:50 a.m.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Parallel Session : PASLI 21st Century School Library Programs

PASLI invites you to get a chance to learn how to be more relevant and attuned to our 21st century patrons by attending the #PLAICongress2017 Parallel Session on "21st CENTURY SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAMS" by Ms. Catherine D. Teoxon, Librarian of Miriam College Middle School on November 23, 2017 at SMX Convention Center Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

PLAI Congress Advisory : Walk-In Participants

Online Pre-registration of WALK-IN Participants (to Pay Onsite) is required and will start on 17 Nov 2017. Limited Slots Only. We discourage walk-in registration as we have limited laptops and wifi connection at the venue.

All PLAI Congress attending participants should register online at

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Advisory : PLAI Congress 2017

ALL PLAI Congress attending participants:

Should register online at

Kindly fill in all the required fields. You will be required to upload the required documents (scanned - PLAI Annual Dues Official Receipt or BDO deposit slip - 300 Annual Dues and 500 for new members (for members) and bank deposit slip (registration fee) as proof of payment. 

Upon completion of the registration, you will be prompted with the confirmation page with all your inputted data. Then, you will receive a confirmation via email that you are successfully registered. Kindly print and bring this to the conference venue to claim your conference kit and receipt.

Make sure that you provided a valid email address so that you will receive the confirmation email. 

If you did not receive an email, your registration is unsuccessful. Either you missed a required field, you missed to upload files, or your email address is incorrect. 

Please be guided accordingly.

Monday, November 13, 2017

31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

Info source: CNN Philippines
By Regine Cabato, CNN Philippines
Updated 07:53 AM PHT Mon, November 13, 2017 

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) — The Philippines formally opens the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Monday.

The summit, hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte, gathers the 10 ASEAN leaders to discuss hot topics that include the  threat of nuclear war in the Korean Peninsula, the spread of extremism in the region and the territorial dispute in South China Sea, among others.

The regional leaders' Interface with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council follows at 12 noon at the Philippine International Convention Center.

In the afternoon, ASEAN will hold separate summits with its dialogue partners: the United States, China, Japan and South Korea. A summit with India is scheduled for Tuesday.

Leaders of the ASEAN Plus Three — which includes China, Japan and South Korea — are also expected to meet with the East Asia Business Council.

Activities in the evening include the 9th Japan-Mekong Summit — which includes Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam — and the meeting with  United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

On Tuesday, ASEAN will have a 40th anniversary commemorative summit with the European Union.

It will be followed by the East Asia Summit (EAS), which is composed of ASEAN members, Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States.

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit follows. RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement among ASEAN, Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.

Leaders are also set to sign the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of Rights of Migrant Workers on Tuesday evening.

The summits close with a ceremony where the Philippines turns over the ASEAN chairmanship to Singapore, which will host the 2018 summits and meetings of the regional bloc.