Thursday, September 07, 2017

LAQueP, LInc. 2017 Forum


7:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
National Anthem
Lalawigan ng Quezon
Lungsod ng Lucena
PLAI March
Welcome Remarks Miled G. Ibias, RL
President, LAQueP-LInc
Presentation of Participants Isabel Noreen R. Rairata, RL
Secretary, LAQueP-LInc
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker Miled G. Ibias, RL
President, LAQueP-LInc
Keynote Speech Hon. Roderick A. Alcala
Mayor, Lucena City 

8:30 AM Grand launching of LAQUEP-LINC Coffee Table Book
“LAQUEP-LINC@10:Leading and Assisting Libraries in Quezon Province”

9:00 AM Health Break
Mechanics of the Seminar Ria Marelle A. Timbal, RL
Forum Chairperson/Vice–President, LAQueP-LInc
9:15 AM Session 1
Incorporating Innovations: Library Services in the New
Information Landscape

Introduced by: Jenalyn P. Nacar, RL
Auditor, LAQueP-LInc

Mr. Jilven T. Amar
Head, Training Section
Public Libraries Division
National Library of the Philippines

11:15 AM Session 2
Integrating Innovations and Inspirations: The Halifax North Memorial Library Experience 

Mrs. Ivy Rose A. De Claro 
Halifax City Library, Canada 

12:00 NN Lunch Break

1:00 PM Session 3 

Inspirations in the Library Profession: Quezon’s Best Library Practices

Guest panelists:

Mrs. Eulalia G. Zapata, Maryhill College (School Library Category)
Dr. Augusta Rosario A. Villamater, Manuel S. Energa University Foundation, Inc. (Academic Library Category)
Mrs. Cynthia F. Anday, Alabat Municipal Library (Public Library Category)
Mrs. Miled G. Ibias, Lucena City Library (Public Library Category)
Mrs. Ismaelinda S. Cabana, Quezon Provincial Library (Public Library Category)

3:30 PM Health Break
3:45 PM Session 4
PLAI Updates

Introduced by: Janice A. Cayabyab, RL
Representative, Tayabas City
Mr. Rene B. Manlangit
Executive Vice President, PLAI

4:45 PM Open Forum 
5:00 PM Closing Remarks

Ria Marelle A. Timbal, RL
Forum Chairperson/Vice–President, LAQueP-LInc

Distribution of Certificates

Ms. Lyvia A. Villapando, RL
Master of Ceremonies

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


See you all on September 14 at 1:00pm for an exclusive coaching session on a relevant topic about #WorkLifeBalance during the Manila International Book Fair event. We also have a surprise guest speaker to enlighten us about balancing our work and home life. 

Invitation Letter :

Forum Registration Fees are:
P 400.00 for non-members
P 300.00 for members
P 200.00 for students

Sunday, August 27, 2017

StoryCon 2017

Registration to StoryCon is now open! ^_^

To register, go to

The StoryCon aims to gather storytellers within and outside the Philippines to share their experiences, techniques and strategies in telling stories, thus enriching one’s craft in the art of storytelling.

The event is organized by the Library and Information Science Academy (LISA), a division of E4E Business Ventures, in partnership with the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc-Central Luzon Region Librarians Council (PLAI-CeLRLC).

#StoryCon2017 #Storytelling #LibraryService

Friday, August 25, 2017

PLAI Hymn Lyrics

Composed by Mike Cobaria
Rearranged by Loui Julian
Interpreted by Loui Julian and Michael Melvin Odoemene

Philippine Librarians Association
Hail to you as we go on
Over the world and field of information
You’re the light of hope for our nation.

Long live your name that you may be made known
May you reach that golden throne
There may be some storm but you won’t be alone
Lead us the way we shall be marching on

All we can give is but a part of our time
Your memories of yesteryears we cherish in our minds
Make us a part of your today and in the days to come
Let us be marching on ‘til the end of time

Throughout the world, your name we shall behold
All your dreams we shall unfold
Your precious name deserves respect and honor
We’ll be there to serve forevermore.

Let there be hope as comes the morning sun
And joy ‘til day is done
We librarians all are here at your command
Bind us in one, united we can stand.

You’re the one we love
The one that we adore
Philippine Librarians Association.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Free ebook: Creating Data Literate Students

The chapters are:
Chapter 1-Introduction to Statistical Literacy;
Chapter 2-Statistical Storytelling: The Language of Data;
Chapter 3-Using Data in the Research Process;
Chapter 4-Real world data fluency: How to use raw data;
Chapter 5-Manipulating data in spreadsheets;
Chapter 6-Making Sense of Data Visualization;
Chapter 7-Data presentation: Showcasing your data with charts and graphs;
Chapter 8-Deconstructing data visualizations: What every teen should know;
Chapter 9-Designing your infographic: Getting to design;
Chapter 10-Using data visualizations in the content area;
Chapter 11-Teaching Data Contexts: An Instructional Lens; Diving Lessons:
Chapter 12-Taking the Data Literacy Plunge Through Action Research

Click HERE to download the free ebook by chapters.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

News Clipping : 7 things You Should Know About Random Drug Testing in Schools


By: Pathricia Ann V. Roxas - / 05:59 PM August 13, 2017

The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued guidelines in conducting random drug testing among students in public and private secondary high schools.

DepEd Order No. 40, posted Aug. 8 on the DepEd website, was based on parameters laid down by the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs of 2002 (Republic Act No. 9165) and its implementing rules and regulations.

It also adapted Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 6, series of 2003, as amended by Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 3, series of 2009.

Here are the seven most important things you have to know about the order:

The number and location of students to be tested will be based on a stratified cluster sampling of junior and senior high school students. A committee will be created at the DepEd Central Office. The committee will then organize random drug testing teams (RDT teams). The exact date, time and place of testing, and participants will remain confidential among authorities.

A regular or special parent-teachers conference will be conducted to explain the drug testing. Failure by parents or students to attend such meeting will not exclude the student from the possibility of being chosen.

Students selected for the drug testing will be oriented and will be required to accomplish a drug testing form. To safeguard the integrity of the urine sample, the student will be accompanied by a specimen collector of the same gender as the student.

All specimens collected should be transferred to the Department of Health’s (DOH) custody. DOH will issue the results within 15 days. The results should remain confidential, whether negative or positive. Only the parents and the student will be informed of the results by the drug testing coordinator. All positive results must be subject to confirmatory analysis.

For students who test positive, the concerned drug testing coordinator will set a conference with the student, parents and a DOH-accredited physician to discuss issues of drug use and possible dependency.

After the conference, the drug dependency level of the students should be identified. If found to be drug-dependent, the student will be referred to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Or the family may opt to send the student to a private rehabilitation center. Even if parents should refuse to act, the process would still continue.

Positive confirmatory drug test result should not be a ground for expulsion or any disciplinary action against the student and should not be reflected in any and all academic records. The results should also not incriminate any student or be used as evidence in any court or tribunal proceedings.

Schools that refuse to implement the random drug testing program will be reported to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Dangerous Drugs Board for appropriate action.

Meanwhile, chosen students who refuse to undergo the random drug testing will be reported to the committee.

AASDI Seminar on Innovation

The Asosasyon ng Aklatan at Sinupan ng Diliman, Inc. (AASDI) invites you to participate in the “Seminar on Innovations in Library Technology, Communication, Resources, and Services.” to be held on 11 – 13 October 2017 at the Diamond Suites and Residences, No. 8 Apitong Cor. Escario Street, Cebu City, Philippines.

We have invited known personalities in their profession to share their expertise. The Seminar seeks to: 
1) improve competency in new technologies in the LIS profession; 2) acquire and apply knowledge and skills to effectively utilize social media applications in libraries; 3) help market library services; 4) enable the librarians and other professional staff to effectively implement copyright laws and policies to properly access and service copyrighted publications; and 5) improve interpersonal relations between library managers and staff. 

Please click the link for more information:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

ASLP-MIBF Forum: Striking a Balance

This coming Manila International Book Fair, ASLP wants to engage and inspire librarians through a forum on personal development and soft skills coaching aimed at helping them to develop a healthy lifestyle wherein they can easily juggle work-related and familial responsibilities without straining their physical and mental health. 

Librarians, library administrators, support staff, teachers and students of Library & Information Science, consultants and other information professionals are invited to attend the forum.

Forum Registration Fees are:
P 400.00 for non-members
P 300.00 for members
P 200.00 for students

Striking a Balance : a Work-Life Coaching for Librarians
Manila International Book Fair (MIBF)
September 14, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 pm
SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex

For more details, please see