Monday, November 27, 2006

PLAI-STRLC 2006 Raffle for a Cause

The PLAI-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (STRLC) is sponsoring a Raffle for a cause this December 2006. Proceeds of this activity will be used to fund the outreach program activities of the PLAI-STRLC.

Here are the mechanics of the raffle:

1. A minimum of two (2) booklets per STRLC librarian will be distributed within the region. One(1) booklet is considered sold. For every booklet sold, the seller gets a 10% discount (P200 worth ticket, only P180 will be remitted to PLAI-STRLC)

2. Unsold tickets should be returned on or before December 12, 2006. Unreturned tickets are considered sold. Stubs of sold tickets should be submitted before 12nn of December 15, 2006.

3. Only sold tickets will be raffled on 12:01pm of December 15, 2006 at The National Library. Prizes are as follows: 1st Prize: P5,000; 2nd Prize: P3,000; 3rd Prize: P1,000 and 2 Consolation Prizes of P500 each.

4. Notification of the winning tickets should be the accountability of the seller.

5. Winners agree that their names will be published on the PLAI-STRLC newsletter and blog.

6. Unclaimed prizes shall be forfeited in favor of PLAI-STRLC sixty (60) days after the draw date.

7. PLAI-STRLC officers, library staff and friends of the library are ENCOURAGED to buy as many tickets as they want. The more tickets you buy the more chances that the PLAI-STRLC outreach program will be a success.

You may send inquiries and request for tickets to plaistrlc_secretariat[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]ph

Friday, November 17, 2006

PLAI STRLC Newsletter

Since 2005 PLAI-STRLC has been producing its newsletter. Due to lack of enough funds, the officers were not able to reproduce the copies for distribution to fellow STRLC librarians. But because of technology, we found another way to publish our newsletter...through the blog. Included in this post is our latest issue of the PLAI Newsletter. For those interested to view also our past issues, links to them are also provided.

For your comments and suggestions and contributions, please feel free to email plaistrlc_secretariat(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)ph. Thank you.

PLAI-STRLC Newsletter v4#1

PLAI-STRLC Newsletter v2#4

PLAI-STRLC Newsletter v2#3

PLAI-STRLC Newsletter v2#2

PLAI-STRLC Newsletter v2#1

PLAI-STRLC Newsletter v1#4

PLAI-STRLC Newsletter v1#1-3

PLAI General Assembly Meeting

The Philippine Librarians Association Inc. (PLAI) invites all librarians to attend the General Assembly Meeting on November 23, 2006, 1:30pm at the Centennial Room of Manila Hotel, Roxas Blvd., Manila. Registration shall start at 1:00pm.

The agenda of the said general assembly meeting is:
1. Roll Call
2. Proof of Due Notice
3. Declaration of Quorum
4. Adoption of Rules of the General Assembly
5. President's Report
6. Treasurer's Report
7. Ratification of Amendments of the Bylaws

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Read, Learn & Succeed: Strengthening Values Forum

The Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba shall hold its Book Week celebration from December 4–7, 2006. In this connection, there will be a forum on the topic “Read, Learn & Succeed: Strengthening Values” on December 5, 2006 (Tuesday), 8:00 a.m. at the Central Library, Saint Martin de Porres Bldg. The resource speaker is REV. FR. TEODULO P. GONZALES, S.J., Program Director of Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM) of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Attendance to the forum is FREE, so it will be on a first come-first serve basis based on the returned pre-registration. Please confirm attendance on or before November 24, 2006 (Wednesday) to (049)545-5453; 545-1821 loc 2062 or 3008; 0916-2534465. You may also fax the pre-registration form at (049)545-4751. (JLBebeng)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

4th Quarter (October-December) Celebrants


Happy Birthday to you All! God Bless!

3 Teresita Magbag
MSEUFI (Quezon)
4 Aurora Navela
Sacred Heart College (Quezon)
16 Ma. Luisabeth Aliwalas
Oriental Mindoro Provincial Library (Mindoro)

Rene Manlangit

San Pablo Colleges (Laguna)
19 Ma. Chona Chavez
De La Salle Lipa (Batangas)
22 Ria Marelle Algozo
Quezon Provincial Library (Quezon)

23 Natividad Templanza
Divine Word College of Calapan (Mindoro)
25 Lina Copioso
UP Los Baños Main Library (Laguna)

Russell Palma
De La Salle Lipa (Batangas)
28 Gloria Fandino
CEM, UP Los Baños (Laguna)
30 Andriette Valdez
CFNR, UP Los Baños (Laguna)

4 Grace Mangubos
South City Home Academy (Laguna)
7 Myra Orendain
Statefields School Inc. (Cavite)
12 Marisel Viñer
Sacred Heart College (Quezon)
19 Leonor B. Gregorio
Retired Librarian (Laguna)
23 Mila H. Sales
Adventist University of the Philippines
24 Valeriana H. Rubio
St Mary's Academy of Nagcarlan (Laguna)
25 Nenita Silang
Lyceum of Batangas (Batangas)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

PLAI-STRLC Financial Report as of August 30, 2006

From January 2006 – Cash on Hand

(c/o Ms. Concepcion P. Villanueva)



Membership – CLASS Conference May ’06 (13 members)



4, 486.75


50% Membership to PLAI National Board


Other expenses



4, 074.00

CASH ON HAND (received July 2006)


Prepared by:

(Sgd.) Rosario A. Villamater

(Sgd.) Ma. Elsa V. Guarino

Noted by:

(Sgd.) Lourdes V. Soriano
Chair, Board of Directors, PLAI-STRLC

PLAI-STRLC Officers 2006-2007

Standing (L-R) Rene B. Manlangit (HOD), Adelina M. Esperante (NOMELEC), Levyusa M. Ortiz (NOMELEC), Milagros A. Pangilinan (HOD), Audrey G. Anday (Secretary), Rosario A. Villamater (Treasurer), Lilian C. Rabino (PC-Batangas), Marcial R. Batiancila (PC-Cavite)
Seated: (L-R) Chona P. de Jesus (NOMELEC), Ma. Elsa V. Guarino (Vice-Chair), Lourdes V. Soriano (Auditor), Jane L. Bebeng (Chair), Vilma G. Anday (HOD), Ma. Theresa M. Zapanta (Chair, NOMELEC)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

1st Meeting of Philippine Experts on Cataloging

The Board for Librarians, PAARL and the National Library of the Philippines invite librarians especially catalogers to participate in the 1st Meeting of Philippine Experts on Cataloging, which will be held at the National Library of the Philippines, T.M. Kalaw, Ermita, Manila on November 16-17, 2006. This meeting will replicate the 4th IFLA Meeting of Experts on an International Cataloging Code held last August 16-18, 2006 in Seoul, Korea and continues IFLA’s worldwide regional meetings towards harmonization of cataloging principles and work towards a future international cataloging code.

The goal of the meeting is to increase the ability to share cataloging information worldwide by promoting standards for the content of bibliographic and authority records used in library catalogs. The objectives of the meeting is to discuss cataloging practices in the academic, school, special and public libraries and to come up with a national cataloging policy for Philippine materials if necessary. This is also a chance for librarians to review and comment on the draft Statement of International Cataloging Principles created by the European, Latin American and Caribbean, Arabic-speaking and Asian participants .

The program includes four plenary sessions to present position papers on the principles of cataloging from the “Paris Principles” of 1961, on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) on 5 key issues of bibliographic access, and to discuss recommendations and next steps. There will be working group meetings to focus on issues such as personal names, corporate body names, seriality, uniform titles, and multi-volume / multiple part works in which several sub-themes will be highlighted and discussed with the expectation that the groups will present recommendations to the final plenary session.

There is a registration fee of Php 500/day or Php 1,000 for 2 days which includes meals and snacks, handouts and certificate of participation. Please confirm your attendance via Tel. No. 426-6001 loc.5802 / Fax No. 426-5961 c/o Ma. Cristina Samson or Tel No. 527-8251 loc.129 Lyceum Library.

Monday, November 06, 2006

2006 PLAI Annual Conference

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) will be having its annual conference on November 21-23, 2006 at the Manila Hotel.


The seminar fee is FOUR THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED PESOS (P4,200.00), which includes 3 lunches, 5 snacks, seminar kit and papers.

For reservation please call:
SUSIMA L. GONZALES- Telephone: 742-5612
SHIRLEY L. NAVA (DOJ Library) Telefax- 5249740; email: dojlib(at)yahoo(dot)com
MARIANNE LLAGUNO (PLAI Clerk)- Telephone: 525-9401

Forum on Library Advocacy: Making a Difference

The Cavite Librarians Association, Inc. in coordination with Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo will hold a one-day “Forum on Library Advocacy: Making A Difference” and General Assembly to be held at Luis Aguado Viewing Room of Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo, De La Salle University, Dasmariñas, Cavite on December 6, 2006.

The forum will concentrate on the librarian’s role in educating our communities about why libraries are essential in an information society. It also aims to develop the skills necessary to promote the services of the library within the school complex, the community, and beyond. The topics include: The Role of Libraries in the 21st Century (Mila Ramos, Chief Librarian, IRRI Library); Library Marketing: Promoting Library Programs and Services (Jane L. Bebeng, Chief Librarian, Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba Library); and Libraries Go Live: Libraries and ICT (Sonia Gementiza, Library Director, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas).

The registration fee is PhP 300.00 for members and PhP 500.00 for non-members to include snacks, meals, handouts and certificate of participation. For particulars/reservations please contact the following: Ms. Charity R. Mahusay, (046) 431-0861 local 740 / 0917-7916430; Ms. Connie P. Villanueva, 0926-2078087; Ms. Minette R. Vinzon, 09175519465; Ms. Flor T. Custodio, (046) 431-2643; Mrs. Ludivina A. Cambay, (046) 416-4531 / 0918-6941823; Mrs. Esmeralda R. Vinzon, 09185631822 / 09273395725; Eugene Kamatigue, (046) 471-2624 / 09194632360 and Mr. Marcial R. Batiancila, (046) 431-0861 / 0927-3809778 or send an e-mail to cavitelibrarians(at)yahoo(dot)com. (MRBatiancila)

Note: CLASS is the provincial organization representing Cavite librarians in PLAI-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Information Literacy Program: a De La Salle Lipa Experience

Ms. Lilian C. Rabino, Head of the Learning Resource Center of De La Salle Lipa shared their Information Literacy Program during the PLAI-STRLC Regional Conference on Promoting Information Literacy for Lifelong Learning last September 25-26, 2006 at the Capuchin Retreat Center, Barangay San Sebastian, Lipa City, Batangas.

She discussed the different information literacy topics they have designed for the different levels they are handling, level 1-3, level 4-6, level 7, level 8, level 9 and level 10. She also explained the different elements comprising the information literacy program and gave a concrete example of how they handle the activity. The participants actively participated as they joyfully sing one energizer song: Bring back my library book.

Note: Ms. Lilian C. Rabino allowed PLAI-STRLC to post her paper in PLAI-STRLC blog and yahoogroups.