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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

UPLSAA Forum: Emerging e-Learning Technologies in Libraries

Join the discussion and demonstration of e-learning technologies that are currently making a breakthrough in improving user experience and maximizing services in different library settings.

Find us at Meeting Rooms 7 & 8 at SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex on September 14, 2017 at the 38th Manila International Book Fair.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

ASEAN 50th Anniversary

Info source:

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Brunei Darussalam then joined on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999, making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN.

As set out in the ASEAN Declaration, the aims and purposes of ASEAN are:

To accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavours in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian Nations;

To promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries of the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter;

To promote active collaboration and mutual assistance on matters of common interest in the economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and administrative fields;

To provide assistance to each other in the form of training and research facilities in the educational, professional, technical and administrative spheres;

To collaborate more effectively for the greater utilisation of their agriculture and industries, the expansion of their trade, including the study of the problems of international commodity trade, the improvement of their transportation and communications facilities and the raising of the living standards of their peoples;

To promote Southeast Asian studies; and

To maintain close and beneficial cooperation with existing international and regional organisations with similar aims and purposes, and explore all avenues for even closer cooperation among themselves.

In their relations with one another, the ASEAN Member States have adopted the following fundamental principles, as contained in the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) of 1976:

Mutual respect for the independence, sovereignty, equality, territorial integrity, and national identity of all nations;

-The right of every State to lead its national existence free from external interference, subversion or coercion;
-Non-interference in the internal affairs of one another;
-Settlement of differences or disputes by peaceful manner;
-Renunciation of the threat or use of force; and
-Effective cooperation among themselves.

Downloadables (pdf)

ASEAN Community Primer
ASEAN 2017 Chairmanship Primer
Media Handbook

Monday, August 07, 2017

PAARL Seminar-Workshop on Strategic Thinking

PAARL invites you to the 2017 Seminar-Workshop with the theme, "Strategic Thinking: Shaping the Future of Academic/Research Libraries" to be held on 23-25 August 2017 at Tagaytay Country Hotel, Olivarez Plaza, E. Aguinaldo Hi-way, Tagaytay City.

CPD Points and CHED endorsement have been applied for this seminar-workshop.

Due to limited slots and to help us facilitate arrangements with the hotel, pre-registration is required.

To secure a slot, please register here:

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Aurora Boulevard Consortium Forum on Accreditation

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings of Peace!

The Aurora Boulevard Consortium Libraries Inc. (ABC) would like to invite you to attend a forum ON “RECORD MANAGEMENT: PREPARING ACCREDITATION EXHIBITS, THE ACCREDITORS’ PERSPECTIVE” to be held on, August 26, 2017 (Saturday) from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Training Room - Career Center 2nd Floor Bldg. 1, Technological Institute of the Philippines, 938 Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City.

We believe that this forum is beneficial for the librarians, library support staff and BLIS students who are involved or will be involved in the preparation of accreditation exhibits or documents.

Specifically, the objectives are:

• To inform the participants about the different requirements of each accrediting agency such as PAASCU, PACUCOA & AACUP. 
• To obtain feedback from the participants about their concerns and issues in preparing accreditation documents and exhibits
• To explain the concept of the tools use in accreditation; and
• To provide examples in the light of preparing documents or exhibits for accreditation.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could disseminate this forum information to your fellow librarians, friends, staff, and students.

The Forum Fee is Php350 for professionals, practitioners, faculty members and Php200 for students. Payment includes light snack and certificate.

Thank you for your continued support to the Aurora Boulevard Consortium Libraries.
For further inquiries and reservations, please call:
MARILYN I. ISRAEL (CCP) 715-5170; ALMA B. COLARINA (UERMMMCI) 715-1064; JECEL P. BATOON (NCBA) 438-1456 local 181; DAZZLE LAGUSTA (WCC) 913-8380 local 432; ENRIQUE M. GUNGON, JR. (SPUQC) 726-7986 loc. 179; LIZA F. RIOSA (TIP Quezon City) 911-0964 local 361

We hope to see you there.