Tuesday, December 03, 2019

PISA: Philippines Lowest in Reading Comprehension

Philippines lowest in reading comprehension among 79 countries
Ratziel San Juan (Philstar.com) - December 3, 2019 - 9:26pm

MANILA, Philippines — Among 79 participating countries and economies, the Philippines scored the lowest in reading comprehension in the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), according to the results released Tuesday.

PISA is a worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that examines students’ knowledge in reading, mathematics, and science.

Reading was the main subject assessed among 15-year old students in the 2018 PISA. The Philippines had an average reading score of 340, more than 200 points below China (555) and more than 100 points less than the OECD average (487).

“Reading proficiency is essential for a wide variety of human activities - from following instructions in a manual; to finding out the who, what, when, where, and why of an event; to communicating with others for a specific purpose or transaction,” the summary of the PISA 2018 results reads.

Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/12/03/1974002/philippines-lowest-reading-comprehension-among-79-countries?

Save the Date: ASLP Summit 2020


Our fast-paced global societies and continuous revolution of information economy behoove library and information professionals to become adaptive to practices while remaining tenacious of our principles.

Change is the only constant matter in the world. This inevitable challenge drives us to not only fit in with the current changes but to stand out and become our own standard. The essence of being ahead of the curve is to become the 'beyond' of what exists and the 'beacon' of the future generations.

ASLP invites you to this summit where librarians and information professionals can prepare for the imminent transformational changes catalyzed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 21st century challenges and the dominance of millennial generation. Specifically, the summit aims to:

(1) Discuss the competencies and skills needed in response to disruptive innovation particularly in the areas of collection development, service provision and infrastructures of libraries,
(2) Suggest novel and forward-looking concepts that ensure continued relevance and reinvention of libraries and information centers,
(3) Apprise the librarians and information professionals of the posed challenges in the future; and
(4) Provide an avenue where policy recommendations in dealing with these inevitable changes can be constructively discussed.

Join us as we explore the marvels of jazzing up our infrastructure, collection and services into one that is ahead of the curve. Sign up and download the program and invitation letter thru this link: bit.ly/ASLP2020Palawan

Sunday, December 01, 2019

2nd SLIS Research Colloquium


As per the announcement of Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte that classes in ALL LEVELS are SUSPENDED today, December 2, due to Typhoon Tisoy, the 2nd SLIS Students Research Colloquium will be POSTPONED for a later date. Please stay tuned for further announcements.

PDI: Imus City Public Library

Today's anniversary issue of Philippine Daily Inquirer 
featuring the program of the Imus City Public Library 
"Kwentuhan na sa Plaza... Mga Bata Tara na!"

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

STRLC Delegates to the PLAI Congress 2019

STRLC participants to the PLAI Congress 2019 gamely posed for a group picture during the Librarians' Night (Fellowship Night) with our Council representative contestant to the "Denims Jazz for the Night" Ma'am  and Sir Reden Cruzado of Cavite National High School.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

UPLSAA: Digital Archiving Training-Workshop

12.75 CPD Points will be available to participants upon completion of our upcoming Digital Archiving workshop at the University of San Carlos, Cebu this January 23-24, 2020. For more information, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/UPLSAADigiWorkshop-invitation

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

STRLC Remittance Report

Due to the implementation of COGS as a requirement for the PRC ID (PIC) renewal, collection of arrears from members increased while some members opted to pay their delinquency/arrears outside the 3 years period (2017-2019) covered by the issuance of COGS as shown in the above report.