Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Continuing Professional Education for Librarians

The Philippine Librarian's Association Inc. - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) is inviting all librarians, information specialists and library support staff to a forum on "Continuing Professional Education for Librarians" on 18 April 2007 at Lyceum of Batangas Le Cafe, Capitol Site, Batangas City. The resource speaker will be Prof. Corazon M. Nera, PRC Board for Librarians and Director of Libraries, Lyceum of the Philippines University. Registration fee is P300.00 (to cover seminar kit, meal and certificate). To view program, click here.

After the forum, librarians and library staff working within the Batangas province will convene and meet as a group to establish the Batangas Librarians Association (BLA). This association will become one of the provincial chapters of the Philippine Librarian's Association Inc. - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC).

For reservations, please contact Ms. Ma. Elsa V. Guarino elfran18@yahoo.com; 0916-5379119 or Ms. Lilian C. Rabino lilianrabino@yahoo.com; 043 756-1849 loc 250 on or before April 11, 2007. (MEVGuarino and LCRabino)


QLA 2007 Induction of Officers


The Quezon Librarians Association (QLA) officers were inducted into office last January 18, 2007 after the "Forum on Learning and Organizing Information Resources" at the Library Complex, MSEUF, Lucena City. Inducting officer was PLAI-STRLC Chair Ms. Jane L. Bebeng. This activity was in cooperation with Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation (MSEUF) and was attended by around 40 librarians and library staff from all over the Quezon Province. (RAVillamater)


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Change of schedule of Crash Program

As per email communication from Dean Faderon, the schedule of the crash program set from February 16 to March 24, 2007 was moved to April 16 to May 25, 2007. This will give non-librarians who wish to take this crash program enough time to seek permission from their respective schools.

For more details, please contact Mrs. Josefina Cervas or Ms. Rhina Franco at (02) 921-8500 loc 2869/2870/2871 or email her at josefina.cervas@up.edu.ph or zorina.franco@up.edu.ph

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Guidelines for the Crash Program of the Institute of Library & Information Science

The following guidelines were contained in an email communication from Dean Rosalie B. Faderon of the Institute of Library and Information Science, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Please feel free to disseminate to those non librarians who wish to avail of this program.

GUIDELINES FOR THE CRASH PROGRAM

Start of Crash Program for Librarians Who wish to Avail of Exemption and Who Lack 18 Units of LIS Subjects before 1990 is Feb. 12, 2007. The crash program will be conducted at 3rd Fl., Main Library Bldg. (Gonzalez Hall). Below is the schedule for the 6 core subjects:

Feb. 12-17, 2007 Lib. Administration, Management Including Laws and Related Practices and Trends
Feb. 19-24, 2007 Reference, Bibliography and User Services
Feb. 26-March 3, 2007 Selection and Acquisition of Multimedia
Sources of Information
March 5-10, 2007 Cataloging and Classification of Information Sources
March 12-17, 2007 Indexing and Abstracting
March 19-24, 2007 Information Technology

All other LIS subjects in the curriculum may be given on a weekly schedule depending on the number of applicants.

Applicants must come to the Institute of Library and Information Science, 3rd Fl., Main Library Bldg. (Gonzalez Hall), UP Diliman, Quezon City immediately and bring the following documents:

2.1 Transcript of records
2.2 Certification of employment
2.3 Evidence of eligibility (for those with 5 years experience)

These will be assessed before the applicant is allowed to enroll in the needed LIS subjects.

The applicants who meet the requirements must immediately enroll in the LIS subject/s that they are advised to take even if these subjects will be taken after Feb. 19, 2007. They have to pay PhP 1,500.00 per core subject (1 week for 6 days (Monday to Saturday) at 8 hrs. a day).

The Institute of Library and Information Science will immediately furnish the Board for Librarians a list of accepted applicants to beat the Feb. 19, 2007 deadline. This list will be checked at PRC when the applicants apply for exemption as early as Feb. 15, 2007. Non-inclusion in the list would mean non-acceptance of application for exemption.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER: (REQUIREMENTS FOR EXEMPTION) You should qualify under one (1) category only:

Category 1:
1. Possess a bachelor’s degree (finished before 1990) - Transcript of records with special order and date of graduation
2. Must have been working in the library since 1985 (5 years before 1990) – Service records indicating the position title with the duties for the position duly certified by the personnel officer or equivalent and notarized
3. Possess professional career service/first grade eligibility (Cert. of eligibility authenticated by the Civil Service Commission)
4. Must have passed 18 units of LIS courses before 1990[As of February 1, 2007 communication received, this is not a REQUIREMENT anymore]

Category 2:
1. Possess a bachelor’s degree (finished before 1990) – Transcript of records with special order and date of graduation
2. Must have been working in the library since 1983 (7 years before 1990) - Service records indicating the position title with the duties for the position duly certified by the personnel officer or equivalent and notarized
3. Eligibility not required
4. Must have passed 18 units of LIS courses before 1990 [As of February 1, 2007 communication received, this is not a REQUIREMENT anymore]