Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Archetype Swing in Librarianship: Riding the Winds of Change

Saint Michael's College of Laguna is organizing a seminar-workshop entitled "Archetype Swing in Librarianship: Riding the Winds of Change" on April 23-24, 2007 at Pura Limaco Hall, Saint Michael’s College of Laguna, Platero, Binan, Laguna.

The seminar objective is to enable participants to cope with the demands of global information in the Philippine scenario. Libraries are being changed by the manner in which digital technology organizes knowledge in the information age – forcing a paradigm shift from organizing books to digitally managing knowledge in the twenty-first century. The current situation demands a level of integrated access to knowledge and material that goes beyond the traditional wherein the librarians’ professional grounding in content expertise will remain important but in a new way.

For reservations please call: (049) 511-9359 loc. 111 or 09167700321; or email us your accomplished registration forms at smcllrc@yahoo.com

*Note: Permission to post this invitation was granted by Evangeline Maceda as per email communication.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Records and Information Resource Management

There will be a three-day seminar-workshop on "RECORDS AND INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT" on April 25-27, 2007 at El Cielito Inn, Baguio City. This seminar-workshop is being organized by the Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP). Librarians, library administrators, archivist, records managers, record officers, teachers and students of Library & Information Science and other information specialist are the target participants.

The objectives of the seminar-workshop are: to increase awareness on the benefits of a well-organized and well-managed records; learn the importance of retention schedules and identifying and protecting vital records; develop the skills and knowledge of the current procedures, technologies and applications in records and information resources; and apply the best practice applicable in the respective workplace.

Seminar fees are as follows:

P4,800 - live-in (includes accomodation, meals, kits, handouts & certificates)*
P4,000 - live out (includes meals, kits, handouts & certificates)
P4,000 - live-in accompanying person (includes accomodation & meals)

* P4,600 - live -in EARLY BIRDS who will pay on or before April 15, 2007 and/or paid ASLP 2006 members

For reservations and further inquiries, kinldy contact the following: Ma Luz S. Verdejo (DFA-FSI) at (02) 834-3212; 831-5983, Shirley I. Cruz (CA) at (02) 834-2709; Edith Dumo (NEDA) at (02) 631-3757 or Cefy I. Andaya (PNB) at (02)526-3131 loc 4411.

*Note: Information came from the ASLP Invitation sent through email.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

PAARL 2007 Calendar of Activities

Please find below PAARL's activities for March and April 2007. For those interested to attend and get complete information and invitation please visit PAARL's website.

March 29, 2007 ; 8:00 a.m to 12 noon

Southeast Asian College, Inc.
Welcome Rotonda (Along EspaƱa Blvd.) Quezon City

Theme: "Love and Happiness: Gateway to Success in the Library Profession"

The forum is designed to create an awareness and understanding on how emotions and feelings can bridge a lifelong success in the lives of the administrators, librarians, information specialists, support staff and students. It will also guide the participants to define their vision, mission, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities toward the development of love and happiness in their everyday lives.

There will be a registration fee of Php 150.00 for non-members, Php 100.00 for members and Php 75.00 for students to cover the certificates and snacks.


Wed. to Friday
April 25-27, 2007
Covelandia Du Labrador Beach Resort, Bo. Tubuan, Labrador, Pangasinan

Theme: "National Summer Conference on 'Emerging Trends in Libraries and Information Services"

Best practices as basic guidelines in the development of library policies
New frameworks for access and delivery of information
Benchmarking recommendations
Statistics and evaluation for improved services
Issues and problems in emerging trends in the libraries and information services

PAARL aims to provide the participants with informative and relevant insights on the emerging methodologies and multidisciplinary approaches in facing the present and future challenges of libraries and information services including the issues, concerns, problems and direct or alternative solutions that go with these developments.

The seminar fee is Php 2,500.00 for live-out participants, which covers the registration fee, conference meals, seminar kits, handout,s and certificate of participation. Live-in participants are charged Php 3,500.00 to include resort accommodation, while accompanying guest will be charged Php 3,000.00. Getting to the venue is available at Dagupan, Five Star and Victory Liner Bus terminals in Cubao and Pasay.

Ambeth Ocampo's thoughts about Librarians

Ambeth Ocampo, a columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, wrote an interesting article about librarians. The article is a welcome testimony from somebody who just happens to know a few librarians and yet appreciate the roles these librarians play in the intellectual development of the nation. To quote his parting words: "A librarian is a gateway to information, and how he or she fulfills the job is a way to social change."

To read the complete article, please click here. To clip the article, see PDI Vol 22 No. 91 dated March 9, 2007.