Saturday, April 28, 2007

ALAP @ 35: Empowering Information Professionals for Library 2.0

In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines (ALAP), a one day forum will be conducted on June 8, 2007 (Friday) at the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT) Library, UP Los Baños, Laguna.

The theme of the forum is "Empowering Information Professionals for Library 2.0". The forum aims to update librarians and information managers on the new path of the profession and current applications of information communication technologies (ICTs) on library services. In addition, this occasion will also serve as a reunion of all ALAP members in the country, see program for details. Forum fee is P100 for members and P150 for non-members (to cover snacks, lunch, handouts and certificate).

For reservations and further inquiries, please send an email to alap_uplb(at)yahoo(dot)com ; vilma_uplb(at)yahoo(dot)com or contact Ms. Noemi G. Tolentino @ (0917)7635891; Ms. Connie DL. Saul @ (0916) 2305610; Ms. Vilma G. Anday @ (0915) 7860578 on or before May 25, 2007. (VGAnday)

Friday, April 27, 2007

Help Us Help You

The BlogPatrol™ counter of PLAI-STRLC blog shows 800 readers have viewed it since its creation last August 2006. According to the BlogPatrol site, the free blog counter compiled statistics of those "who are able to read the content" of the blog. The PLAI-STRLC counter count only the unique IP address used during the initial blog visit hence succeeding visits are not included in the tally.

This humble blog traffic for a start-up and its steady growth of readers emboldened us to persevere more to establish its rightful present in the blogosphere and make its presence felt by all stakeholders.

But before we celebrate by August its first year, all of us at PLAI-STRLC are eager to hear our readers' opinions. If you agree with what is posted or if you disagree, please let us know. Your valuable comments will help us help you improve the way we manage this blog.

To ensure that the discussion is educational for all stakeholders, comments will be moderated. We will publish all relevant statements, although we reserve the right to edit them for length and clarity. Those that are irrelevant, repetitive or abusive will not be posted. The copyright to all published comments belongs to PLAI-STRLC.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lecture notes: CPE for Librarians

Last April 18, 2007, Prof Corazon M. Nera, Chair of the Board for Librarians (BFL) shared and mentioned to around 60 participants of the Forum entitled "Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for Librarians" the Guidelines and Procedures in the Implementation of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs for Librarians (35 slides). This presentation was prepared by Ms. Elizabeth R. Peralejo, Member of the BFL and was discussed in length by Prof. Nera.

Another area that Prof Nera mentioned during the forum was about the review of existing library standards in the Philippine libraries (73 slides)which was prepared by another member of the BFL, Ms. Elnora L. Conti.

*Note: Permission to post the above two power point presentations was sought through email communication with all three (3) members of the BFL and was duly approved by the BFL Chair last April 20, 2007. If you can not view slides, click here for an alternative view

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Library Educational Tour within Rinconada Area

(*Note: Got the following invitation from PAARL yahoogroups, email from Ms. Donabella P. Marilag last April 18, 2007)

The Association of Bikol Libraries will be holding a Library Educational Tour on May 19, 2007 within Rinconada Area.Target participants will be the librarians from the Bicol Region.

The objectives of the library tour are:
· to familiarize with the Bikol cultural heritage available in Rinconada area
· to gather Bikoliana materials through networking or resource sharing that may help in the development and improvement of the materials in their respective libraries
· to build camaraderie and foster high sense of professionalism among fellow librarians.

The registration fee is P600.00 which will cover transportation, foods (lunch, 2 snacks, dinner & breakfast), hotel & pool accomodation, souvenirs, tokens and other incidental expenses. The deadline for the confirmation and registration fee is on May 11, 2007. We intend to collect the registration fee earlier than the said date to suffice the rental for transportation and accomodations.

There will be a night swimming at the USANT pool, hence, may we remind the participants to bring swimming clothes. Please be in your comfortable attire during the tour.Please find attached program and itinerary of the activity.We look forward for your usual support and active participation on this activity.

For your reservations and further inquires please contact:

Donabella P. Marilag
Naga College Foundation
Peñafrancia Ave., Naga City 4400
Tel. No. 811-75-25 loc. 129

Maria Sandra Elaurza
Bicol Heritage Research Center
Camarines Sur Trade & Investment Center
BMC Road, Panganiban Drive, Naga City
Tel. No. 437-0441

Elvira C. Obias
Naga College Foundation
Peñafrancia Ave. Naga City
Tel. No 811-75-25 loc. 129

Saturday, April 21, 2007

S-W on Learning and Promoting Services in Libraries

The Quezon Librarians Association (QLA) is inviting all librarians, library assistants, support staff, teacher-librarians and other information professionals to a 2-day live-out seminar-workshop on May 2 & 3, 2007 at University Libraries, Manuel S. Enverga University, Lucena City.

The seminar-workshop theme is “LEARNING AND PROMOTING SERVICES IN LIBRARIES”. It aims to have a much clearer understanding on Abstracting & Indexing, other library services and update participants with the latest strategies in promoting the library. Topics include: Enhancing Abstracting & Indexing Skills, Promoting Public Services, Developing Special Services and application of Electronic Services. Click here to download invitation.

The seminar fee is PHP 1,000 which includes seminar kit, lunch and snacks. An additional PHP 100.00 will serve as registration fee for new members.

For particulars/reservations please contact Mrs. Teresita DJ. Magbag / MSEUF- Tel. No. 710-8431, Mrs. Marietta Z. Enverga / MSEUF- Tel. No. 373-7542, Ms. Ivy Rose Y. Atienza / Lucena City Library – Tel. No. 710-2021 or any of the Executive Officers. (RAVillamater)

Friday, April 20, 2007

APRIL 23: World Book and Copyright Day

Last April 19, 2007, Alejandro R. Roces in his column Roses and Thorns in page 13 of the Philippine Star, wrote an article entitled "Books and Roses at Instituto Cervantes". He mentioned that on APRIL 23, 2007, World Book and Copyright Day will be celebrated throughout the world. This celebration was proclaimed by UNESCO through a resolution because April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature. On this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

To verify the news made by Roces, please visit to read complete history and added information. In addition there is a link to download the poster of the Day in high-resolution PDF for your printing and reproduction needs just in case you plan to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, 2007 and beyond.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Code of Ethics for Registered Librarians

(UPDATE 2 as of April 20, 2007)

Prof. Corazon M. Nera, Chair of the Board for Librarians (BFL) was the guest speaker during the PLAI-STRLC sponsored forum entitled "Continuing Professional Education for Librarian" held last April 18, 2007 at the Lyceum of Batangas, Batangas City. She shared about the importance of CPE to around 60 participants and mentioned that there is a newly approved Code of Ethics for Librarians. Below is the complete transcript of the Code of Ethics for Librarians as provided by Prof. Nera minus the logo of Professional Regulation Commission(PRC) for your information and guidance.

*Note: There is also an old version entitled Code of Ethics for Registered Librarians found in the IFLA webpage which was approved by PRC in the City of the Manila the 14th of August 1992 (Resolution No. 02 08 1992) for comparison.

Republic of the Philippines


Resolution No. _06_
Series of 2006


WHEREAS, Sec. 8 (h), Article II of R.A. No. 9246, known as the “Philippine Librarianship Act of 2003,” and Sec. 8 (h), Rule II of Res. No. 05, Series of 2004, known as the “IRR of the Philippine Librarianship Act of 2003”, empower the Board to adopt and prescribe a Code of Ethics for Librarians;

WHEREAS, since May, 2004 the Board had consulted on the prescription, adoption and promulgation of this Code with the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) and other different professional library associations including the CHED, the academe, and other entities, private and public;

WHEREAS, the final draft of this Code had been submitted by the Board to the foregoing associations and sectors for their comments and recommendations before the final adoption thereof; and

WHEREAS, any Registered Librarian who violates the said Code, after due hearing in an administrative case conducted by the Board against him/her, shall be subject to the disciplinary action of either the revocation of his/her certificate of registration or suspension thereof (Sec. 11 (i), Art. II; Sec. 23, Art. III of R.A. 9246; and Sec. II (i) and (m) of Rule II and Sec. 23, Rule III of Res. No. 05, Series of 2003);

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board resolves, as it is hereby resolved, to prescribe, adopt, and promulgate the “Code of Ethics for Librarians” appended and marked as “Annex “A” and made an integral part of this Resolution;

RESOLVED, FURTHER, this Resolution shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following its full and complete publication in the Official Gazette or any newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines.

Let copy of this Resolution be circularized through the schools / colleges / universities offering the librarianship course to the users thereof for their information and guidance.

Done in the City of Manila this _13th_ day of _Sept._ 2006.




Secretary, Professional Regulatory Boards




PTG/CGA/Ela/code of ethics for librarians.doc

Annex “A”



Librarians, mindful of their role in the development of knowledge and culture and the enrichment of people’s lives, seek the highest standards of ethical behavior in their relations with their schools, their clients/employers, the librarianship profession and colleagues, agencies and associations and the public.

  1. Librarians with the State, Society and Public
    1. Librarians shall uphold the Constitution, obey the laws of the land, and respect duly constituted authorities.
    1. Librarians shall promote literacy and education of the public by making the resources and services of the library known and accessible to its users.
    1. Librarians shall uphold and promote the right to information as well as abide by the provisions of the intellectual property law.
    1. Librarians shall be partners with the community they serve in inculcating nationalism practicing Filipino values and preserving the country’s historical, cultural, and intellectual heritage.
  1. Librarians with Librarianship Profession
    1. Librarians shall uphold the dignity and integrity of the profession
    1. Librarians shall keep their reputation above reproach and shall so conduct themselves to gain public esteem and respect for the library and for the profession.
    1. Librarians shall not assist in the unauthorized practice of librarianship.
    1. Librarians shall treat each other with respect, courtesy, and sincerity and shall avoid maligning the reputation, competence, and capability of their colleagues. They shall not use any unfair means to gain professional advancement.
    1. Librarians shall strive to improve, enhance, and upgrade their professional knowledge, skills, and competencies through formal and informal means.
    1. Librarians shall endeavor to uphold the highest standards in the practice of the profession. They shall adopt and live by this motto: C A N I - Constant and Never-ending Improvement of the quality and standards of professional services.
    1. Librarians shall adhere to the principles of due process and equality of opportunity in their relationship with fellow workers especially their colleagues.
    1. Librarians shall maintain membership, participate and cooperate in the endeavors of library association/s to enhance the effectiveness of the profession.
    1. Librarians shall participate and cooperate in all the endeavors of library association/s to enhance the effectiveness of the profession.
    1. Librarians shall be vigilant in the protection of all library resources placed under their care.
    1. Librarians shall be entitled to a just and fair fee for consultancy and other professional services.
  1. Librarians with the Suppliers, Publishers, Dealers, etc.
    1. Librarians shall choose suppliers and publishers exclusively on the basis of the quality of goods, costs, and services.
    1. Librarians shall refuse all personal gratuities.
    1. Librarians shall never enter into business transactions prejudicial to the library, but unwisely favorable to their own interest.
  1. Librarians with the Clients and/or other Users of their Professional Services.
    1. Librarians shall provide courteous, prompt, adequate, skillful and accurate responses to all requests for assistance.
    1. Librarians shall keep in confidence, information acquired in the course of professional service. They shall protect the client’s right to privacy with respect to information sought or received and materials consulted, borrowed, or acquired through the library.
    1. Librarians shall render impartial service to all library users regardless of their race, beliefs, age, gender, or social status.
    1. Librarians shall refuse gifts or favors from clients and library suppliers for personal interest. They shall avoid using the library’s resources to the detriment of services which the library render to its users.


A Registered Librarian who is found guilty for violation of any provision in this Code by the Board after his/her investigation shall be subject to a disciplinary action of either revocation of his/her Certificate of Registration or suspension thereof which the Board shall impose thereto after his/her due investigation.


Any provision or portion of this Code that the Court may declare as not constitutional, not valid, or not enforceable shall not affect the constitutionality, validity, and enforceability of other provisions thereof.

Done in the city of Manila this 13th day of Sept. 2006

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Digitization of Documents for Greater Access

*Note: I got this invite from UPLSAA2002 yahoogroups from Ms. Grace Marie Gonzales'e email dated April 4, 2007

After 7 years, the Institute of Library and Information Science(ILIS) now School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), will finally hold a Summer Institute on Information Science. This year's topic is on"Digitization of Documents for Greater Access." This will be most beneficial to participants from organizations who are planning to digitize their print collections, or who are in the early stages of digitization of documents.

The seminar-workshop will be held on May 7-11, 2007 (5 days) at SLIS Computer Labs, 3rd Floor Gonzales Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Seminar fee is P6,000.00 inclusive of meals and e-handouts. Click here to view survey/registration form. You will have to bring your own materials for scanning (1 book, 1 serial issue, 10 pcsmanuscripts, 10 pcs loose leaf documents, 5 black and whitephotographs, 5 colored photographs).

For interested parties, please contact Ms. Grace Marie Gonzales: or since the seminar-workshop is limited to 35 participants only. (RBManlangit)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

D.E.A.R Librarians

We need to be mindful of the proactive role we can play in advocating for information literacy especially the love for reading within our respective communities or institutions. According to conventional wisdom, the Philippines still enjoys a high rating for information literacy among Southeast Asians nations but much work needs to be done to improve the availability and free access of quality reading materials to a greater mass of our populations especially those in the public educational system and users of public libraries.

The recent commentary of Neni Sta. Romana Cruz in Philippine Daily Inquirer (April 10, 2007, p. A13) entitled “Drop Everything And Read” reminds us how we can proactively work together with other stakeholders in other profession to promote information literacy so that libraries & librarians can be part of the solution. We need not make it big time at the start, we can start our DEAR Campaign by reaching out to those dear to us, our little children, the children in our neighborhood or subdivision, then the children in the public schools within the area or perhaps even within our own very workplace so that in turn, fellow employees can start with their own family circle, friends and community and eventually, we all have turned the whole country into an information literate world.

We encourage colleagues to go out of their comfort zones, of being generally reactive in rendering library services to their respective communities. Let’s partnered and joined hands with teachers, parents, book authors, community leaders, school administrators and other stakeholders in information literacy drive in promoting the love for reading and caring for the books as an initial undertaking. (RBManlangit)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

2nd Quarter Birthday Celebrants

Miled G. Ibias
Quezon Provincial Library (Quezon)
4 Estefa Macasojot
Lyceum of Cabrini College of Allied Medicine (Batangas)
12 Jesselyn D. Becbec
Mary Help of Christians School (Laguna)
13 Gilda D. Cusi
Jose J. Leido Jr Memorial National High School (Mindoro)
14 Jhenny P. Encina
Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba (Laguna)
Teresita S. Jorvina
Taytay Municipal Library (Rizal)
29 Henedina Arboleda
Romblon National High School (Romblon)

Milagros C. Zamora
IRRI Library (Laguna)
3 Teresita Millares
Divine Word College of Calapan (Mindoro)
4 Evangeline Ditan
Batangas City Library (Batangas)
5 Cresenciana Salonga
San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite (Cavite)
7 Fhraned Edad
Lutucan National High School (Quezon)
8 Vilma Anday
UP Los Baños Library (Laguna)
13 Merly Sarabia
Divine Word College of Calapan (Mindoro)
14 Emerald Laxamana
IRRI Library (Laguna)
20 Louella Bagis
Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba (Laguna)
24 Levyusa Ortiz
Laguna State Polytechnic University - San Pablo Campus (Laguna)
25 Gregoria Macaraig
St Bridget College (Batangas)

3 Linda U. Santos
Canossa College (Laguna)
7 Rosita V. Masangkay
Batangas Provincial Library (Batangas)
8 Mailen B. Cruzado
Oriental Mindoro Provincial Library (Mindoro)
10 Marcelita J. Garcia
OPG Library (Batangas)
Noemi G. Tolentino
UP Los Baños Library (Laguna)
11 Marita SP. Barlao
UP Rural High School (Laguna)
14 Caroline D. Ilagan
Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba (Laguna)
19 Ma. Rizza S. Jornacion
Recoletos Academy (Rizal)
20 Imelda B. Veluz
Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center, UPLB (Laguna)
Marissa C. Agtay
St Bridget College (Batangas)
22 Merlene Magbanua
De La Salle University - Dasmariñas (Cavite)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Once upon the life of PLAI-STRLC

Milestones in PLAI-STRLC History

UPDATED as of 26 Sept 2008


September 24-26, 2008 – Regional Conference on “Empowering Librarians in the 21st Century” and General Assembly. 4th Year Anniversary Raffle draw date.

September 9, 2008 -- 8th Regular Monthly Meeting at UP Open University, Los Baños, Laguna.

August 19, 2008 – Mr. Marcial Batiancila, Ms. Audrey Anday and Mr. Rene Manlangit attended the Special Meeting at the PLAI National Office.

August 12, 2008 -- 7th Regular Monthly Meeting at Sacred Heart College, Lucena City. Ocular inspection of the Queen Margarette Hotel as venue of the Regional Conference and General Assembly.

July 15, 2008 - 6th Regular Monthly Meeting at Batangas Provincial Library, Batangas City.

June 23, 2008 – Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the application of PLAI-STRLC for SEC registration as non-stock, non-profit organization through the issuance of the Certification of Incorporation to PLAI Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council, Inc. with Company Reg. No. CN200809428.

June 17, 2008 – 5th Regular Monthly Meeting at San Beda College-Rizal Campus, Taytay, Rizal.

June 4, 2008 – Induction of OMLA Officers by Ms Audrey Anday during the DepEd Library Hub Orientation Workshop, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.

May 27-29, 2008 – CLASS sponsored Seminar-Workshop on “Basic Library Management for School Librarians” held at Trece Martires City, Cavite. Mr. Martial Batiancila and Mr. Rene Manlangit served as resource speakers.

May 22, 2008 – ALL sponsored “Lakad-Dunong : IL Walk for a Cause” and forum on “Basic Information Literacy for Teachers and Librarians” held at UPLB-College of Veterinary Medicine Lecture Hall, College, Los Baños, Laguna.

May 17, 2008 - Forum on "The ABCs of Librarian's Success in the Workplace" held at the Sienna College, Taytay, Rizal with Rev. Fr. Paul M. De Vera as guest speaker and the Birth of Rizal Librarians Association (RLA) with Ms. Gloria M. Melendres as 1st elected President.

May 16-17, 2008 – NOCEI sponsored Seminar on "Library 2.0 : Challenges and Prospects for Information Professionals" held at DLSU-Dasmariñas, Dasmariñas, Cavite. Mr. Rene Manlangit and Ms. Audrey Anday served as resource speakers while Mr. Marcial Batiancila as emcee.

April 18, 2008 – LAB sponsored forum on "Work, Attitudes, Values and Effectiveness (W.A.V.E.) in the Library Workplace" and 2nd General Assembly at De La Salle Lipa, Lipa City, Batangas. Ms. Audrey Anday inducted the newly elected LAB officers.

April 15, 2008 -- 4th Regular Monthly Meeting at Library Complex of Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Inc. (MSEUFI), Lucena City.

March 18, 2008 - 3rd Regular Monthly Meeting at San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City, Laguna. Conceptualization of 4th Year Anniversary Raffle Draw fund raising drive.

February 19, 2008 - 2nd Regular Monthly Meeting at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, Bay, Laguna.

January 15, 2008 – 1st Regular Monthly Meeting at San Sebastian Recoletos de Cavite, Cavite City. Adoption of the council motto: TRUST, INTEGRITY, HONESTY.

January 11, 2008 - QLA sponsored Seminar on "Reshaping Librarianship” held at 1st Floor Audio Visual Room of St. Anne College, Lucena City. Induction of 2008 QLA officers followed with PLAI-STRLC Chair Mr. Marcial R. Batiancila as inducting officer.


December 7, 2007 - Induction of CLASS and PLAI-STRLC new set of officers with PLAI President Ms. Susima L. Gonzales as inducting officer.

December 6, 2007 - Election of new set of CLASS officers where Ms. Merconi E. Fermanejo was elected CLASS President.

December 5-7, 2007 - CLASS sponsored Seminar on "The New Face of the 21st Century Libraries and Information Specialist” held at the La Sallete Retreat House, Biga, Silang, Cavite.

November 14, 2007 – STRLC sponsored the following attendees: Jane Lantaca-Bebeng (Council Chair/Member, NBOT ), Lourdes Soriano (Council Auditor), Milagros Pangilinan (HOD/Acting Treasurer), Adelina Esperante (NOMELEC), and Theresa Zapanta (NOMELEC), to the PLAI National Congress held at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Angelo King International Center, Taft, Manila. Attendees to the General Assembly included HOD Rene Manlangit and incoming Council Chair Marcial Batiancila and incoming NOMELEC Chair Charity Mahusay.

November 9, 2007 - Laguna Librarians Association (LLA) sponsored a Forum entitled "Occupational Stress for Librarians” and General Assembly held at the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology Library, College, Laguna. Election and induction of new set of officers followed. Ms. Mary Ann M. Ingua was elected as LLA President.

October 10, 2007 - PLAI-STRLC sponsored Seminar on "Research in Librarianship: Challenges, Comptencies and Strategies” and General Assembly held at the La Vista Pansol Resort, Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna. Election of new set of officers followed. Mr. Marcial R. Batiancila was elected PLAI-STRLC Chair.

September 14, 2007 - QLA first anniversary and General Assembly meeting. Ms. Rosario A. Villamater was elected as QLA President.

April 18, 2007 - PLAI-STRLC sponsored Forum on "Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for Librarians” held at the Lyceum of Batangas, Batangas City; Birth of Librarians Association of Batangas(LAB) with Ms. Lilian C. Rabino as 1st elected President.

March 13, 2007 – Regular Meeting at Marlen Restaurant, Noveleta, Cavite hosted by the Cavite Provincial Library.

February 28, 2007 – Special Meeting at Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Calamba City, Laguna to discuss and finalize PRC Outstanding Professional of the Year nominee of the council.

February 6, 2007 – Special Meeting at Lyceum of Batangas, Batangas City to discuss criteria for nominating PLAI-STRLC librarians for PRC Outstanding Professional of the Year.

January 18, 2007 – QLA sponsored Forum on “Learning and Organizing Information Resources” and Induction of QLA officers held at the Library Complex of Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Inc. (MSEUFI), Lucena City.

January 17, 2007 – Regular Meeting at Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Calamba City, Laguna and Raffle draw of "Raffle for a Cause"


December 6, 2006 – CLASS sponsored Forum on "Library Advocacy: Making a Difference” held at Luis Aguado Viewing Room, Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo, De La Salle University - Dasmariñas, Cavite.

December 5, 2006 – Induction and Special Meeting at Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Calamba City, Laguna with Ms Jane L. Bebeng as the incoming chair; Birth of Laguna Librarians Association (LLA) with Ms. Rhodora L. Vargas as 1st elected President.

November 23, 2006 – STRLC officers (HOD Vilma Anday, HOD Rene Manlangit, BOD Secretary Audrey Anday, Incoming chair & PLAI-National BOT nominee Jane Bebeng, and Chair & member of PLAI-National BOT Lourdes Soriano) attended the PLAI-National General Assembly at Manila Hotel, Manila.

November 15, 2006 – Regular Meeting at San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City, Laguna and launching of PLAI-STRLC Raffle for a Cause.

October 25, 2006 – Regular Meeting at Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Inc., Lucena City, Quezon; finalization of the 10-point resolution presented and approved during the September General Assembly to be submitted to PLAI-National BOT & HOD.

October 19, 2006 – Linking with Libraries and Librarians Association of Palawan with Ms. Maphella A. Ruado as elected President.

September 25 & 26, 2006- Conference on “Promoting Information Literacy for Lifelong Learning” and General Assembly at Capuchin Retreat Center, Lipa, Batangas (The General Assembly unanimously approved for a "status quo" of the current set of officer with changes of position within the Board of Directors); Special Meeting at Capuchin Retreat Center, Lipa City, Batangas to troubleshoot conference minor issues and concerns that cropped up.

September 8, 2006 – Birth of Quezon Librarians Association (QLA) with Ms. Teresita Dj. Magbag as 1st elected President with QLA sponsored Forum on "Librarians and their Accountabilities" held at the Library Complex of Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Inc. (MSEUFI), Lucena City.

September 7, 2006 – Special Meeting at UP Open University, College, Los Baños, Laguna to discuss last minute concerns/details of the September Regional Conference and General Assembly.

August 2006 – Launching of PLAI-STRLC Newsletter Online through blogging initially to promote September Conference and General Assembly.

August 24, 2006 – Regular Meeting at Pamantasan ng Cabuyao, Cabuyao, Laguna.

July 27, 2006 – Special Meeting at Learning Resource Center, De La Salle Lipa, Lipa City, Batangas to discuss change of schedule and ocular inspection of venue for the September Regional Conference and General Assembly.

July 19, 2006 – Regular Meeting at Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Calamba City, Laguna.

June 22, 2006 – Regular Meeting at San Sebastian Recoletos de Cavite, Cavite City.

May 18, 2006 – Regular Meeting at Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Calamba City, Laguna.
May 3-5, 2006 – Cavite Librarians Association (CLASS) and PLAI-STRLC joint Summer Conference on “Library Management in a Changing World” at Tagaytay City, Cavite.

February 21, 2006 – Regular Meeting at PLAI HQ, 3rd Floor, The National Library, Malate, Manila and Induction of other PLAI-STRLC officers and Provincial Coordinators who were not present last January induction.

January 17, 2006 – Regular Meeting at PLAI HQ, 3rd Floor, The National Library, Malate, Manila and Induction of PLAI-STRLC officers and Provincial Coordinators with Ms. Lourdes Soriano accepting the Chairmanship position of the BOD for the second time; CLASS officers initiated a brainstorming for holding a joint summer conference with the council.


December 5, 2005 – Regular Meeting and Outreach Activity - Story telling sessions at Yolanda Village, GK Site, Sta Cruz, Laguna.

November 2005 - Revival of Cavite Librarians Association (CLASS) with Mr. Marcial R. Batiancila as elected President.

November 17, 2005 – Regular Meeting at Laguna Provincial Library, Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

November 8, 2005 – Regular Meeting at Laguna Provincial Library, Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

November 2005 – Creation of plai_strlc(at)yahoo(dot)com email account.

October 15, 2005 – Creation of the PLAI-STRLC Officers yahoogroups (plaistrlc_officers(at)yahoogroups(dot)com).

October 12, 2005 - Regular Meeting at Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Calamba City, Laguna.

September 21, 2005 – Regular Meeting at UP Los Baños Main Library, Los Baños, Laguna.

September 2005 – Launching of the PLAI-STRLC Newsletter Maiden Issue.

August 17, 2005 – Creation of the PLAI-STRLC yahoo groups (plai_strlc(at)yahoogroups(dot)com)

August 16, 2005 – Lecture on "Enhancing Work Attitudes of New Information Professionals (NIP) in the 21st Century: Is it a Matter of Chance or Choice?"and General Assembly at Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba and Election of the 2nd set of PLAI-STRLC Officers with the addition of Provincial Coordinators as additional officers of the council.

August 2, 2005 – Regular Meeting at UP Los Baños Main Library, Los Baños, Laguna.

July 6, 2005 – First Meeting of member of the Board of Directors (BOD), House of Delegates (HOD), and NOMELEC at UP Los Baños Main Library, Los Baños, Laguna.


November 26, 2004 – Attendance of the 3 elected PLAI-STRLC House of Delegates to the 1st PLAI-National House of Delegates meeting and election of the 1st set of PLAI-National Board of Trustees (BOT). Ms. Lourdes Soriano was the 1st STRLC member elected to the PLAI National BOT.

October 5, 2004 – PLAI Region IV Librarians General Assembly and Election of 1st set of PLAI-STRLC Officers with Ms. Lourdes Soriano accepting the 1st Chairmanship of the PLAI-STRLC Board of Directors (BOD) at the Conference Room of UPLB Main Library, Los Baños, Laguna.

*Note: History compiled by the Members of the House of Delegates. Feel free to send corrections to plaistrlc(at)gmail(dot)com or plai_strlc(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thank you.

UPDATED 6 as of 20 May 2008
UPDATED 6 as of 15 Jan 2008
UPDATED 5 as of 30 Apr 2007
UPDATED 4 as of 20 Apr 2007
UPDATED 3 as of 12 Apr 2007
UPDATED 2 as of 10 Apr 2007