Friday, June 29, 2007

Current Trends and Best Practices in Collection Development

On the occasion of the Philippine Academic BookFair, the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL) in cooperation with the Association of Booksellers for the Academe and the Profession (ABAP) is organizing a half-day forum on "Current Trends and Best Practices in Collection Development" on July 26, 2007 (Thursday) at Function Room-B, SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City from 1:00pm — 5:00pm.

The forum is intended to update the participants on the underlying concepts and integral components of collection development based on current practices, featuring a timely and systematic method of selection and acquisition of library resources. It will also provide practical tips on how to effectively engage in economical book buying and book pricing awareness. Equally qualified and competent speakers are invited to share their significant views on the topic. PAARL's accomplished Special Project on "Core Collections of Filipiniana Materials" in CD format will likewise be promoted for sale. The project coordinator was invited to further introduce and discuss its contents.

There is a registration fee of P150.00 for non-members, P100.00 for members and P50.00 for library science students. Registration promptly begins at 12:00 noon. For inquiries and reservations, please contact any of the Officers/Directors of the Association:

Centro Escolar University
Tel: 735-6861 loc. 243; Telefax: 735-9406
Mobile: 0917-7645794

LORETO T. GARCIA, Vice-President
Jose Rizal University
Tel: 531-8031 loc. 51; Fax: 531-6087
Mobile: 0927-4106578

Southeast Asian College, Inc.
Tel: 781-6357; 712-3640 loc. 694
Mobile: 0928-5030632

De La Salle University - Manila
Telefax: 536-0245
Mobile: 0915-4370890

St. Paul University – Quezon City
Mobile: 0919-8961702

LOURDES d.C. ROMAN, Public Relations Officer
San Beda College – Manila
Tel: 735-6011 loc. 5135
Mobile: 0906-5875727

Ateneo Professional Schools
Tel: 899-4343; Fax: 899-4344
Mobile: 0917-9625388

Mapua Institute of Technology
Tel: 247-5000 loc. 4201
Mobile: 0918-4082101

Philippine Women’s University
Tel: 526-8421 loc. 176, 177
Mobile: 0916-4761164

St. Paul University – Manila
St. Paul University System
Tel: 524-5687; Fax: 525-6620
Mobile: 0918-6471167

(Note: Invite taken from PAARL yahoogroups, email sent by Fe Angela Manansala-Verzosa dated June 29, 2007)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Seminar-Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Libraries

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) and its National Capital Region (NCR) Council is organizing a Seminar-Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Libraries on July 26-28, 2007 at the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) Auditorium, T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila.

Dr. Robert D. Stueart, a Fulbright Senior Specialist of the U.S. State Department through Fulbright Commission in the Philippines, was invited to share his expertise. In addition, there will be book dealers and exhibitors who will showcase new technologies and services for the library.

Librarians and information professionals/specialists /managers, library administrators, archivists, library and information science educators, knowledge managers, friends of the libraries and students who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in technologies for libraries are enjoined to come attend the seminar-workshop. View program.

The seminar-workshop aims to accomplish the following objectives:
* To inform the participants on the latest technologies that have been applied in library processes and services;
* To update participants on the latest/emerging technologies that are being developed for libraries and;
* To provide a venue of sharing experiences of libraries and librarians and information professionals on the implementation of technologies in their libraries.

The seminar-workshop fee is Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000.00) inclusive of kit, seminar papers, certificates of participation and appearance, lunches and snacks.

For further details/inquiries/reservation, please contact the following persons:

Lily F. Echiverri
Tel No. (02) 929-2180; (02) 920-5514 loc 301 ; 09195399498;
lily.echiverri(at)gmail(dot)com; lilia.echiverri(at)up(dot)edu(dot)ph

Jocelyn L. Ladlad Tel No. (02) 524-4611 loc 602 or 265; 09178989237;

Fe E. Abelardo
Tel No. (02) 525- 0926; 09194948178

Belen M. Vibar
Tel No. (02)637-0912 to 26 loc 229; 09272201725

Marlo C. Chavez
Tel No. (02) 735-6011 loc 6135 ; 09273027474

Marlou Estillore
Tel No. (02) 525- 9401

Thelma S. Kim
Tel No. (074) 304-4673; 09175070217

Nora J. Claravall

*Note: Permission to post this invitation was coursed through NCR Council Chair, Ms. Lily Echiverri, who distributed the printed invitation last June 21, 2007 during the 2003-2004 PLAI Board get-together at UP Los Baños Main library.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

2003-2004 PLAI Board visits UPLB Library

(L-R: Fe Abelardo, Arlene Marzo, Vilma Anday, Lily Echiverri,
Emma Rey and Maria Fe Abeleda-Robles.
Not in the picture: Linda Tayona and Remedios Gregorio)

Members of the 2003-2004 Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) Board had a get-together last June 21, 2007 at the UP Los Baños Main Library to reminisce and reinvigorate the camaraderie formed during their stint as board members. The group composed of Maria Fe S. Abeleda-Robles, Lily F. Echiverri, Arlene A. Marzo, Fe E. Abelardo, Emma C. Rey, Linda M. Tayona, Remedios A. Gregorio and Vilma G. Anday, University Librarian of UP Los Baños.

NCR Council Chair, Ms. Lily F. Echiverri, took the chance to also distribute the invitation for the upcoming Seminar-Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Libraries to be held on July 26-28, 2007 at the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) Auditorium, T.M. Kalaw St. Ermita, Manila. (AAnday)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Professional Regulation Commission @ 34!

Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) celebrates its 34th year of existence and has assumed a more relevant theme for this year: Service Excellence, Integrity and Commitment. PRC was created in 23 June 1973 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 223. As PRC marks its 34 years of service, it remains focused on its mandate: service to country, to the Filipino people and the professionals, realizing that the Filipino professional is the vanguard of our national identity: exemplifying to the world the brand of excellence and competence as only a true Filipino could.

This year's Excellence and Service Awardees are: Comm. Reneto V. Valdecantos and Comm. Avelina A. de la Rea for Distinguished Service Award and Sec. Arturo D. Brion for the Medallion of Professional Excellence.

Congratulations also to the 2007 Outstanding Professional Awardees:

Corazon S. de la Paz, Certified Public Accountant
Amado A. Villao, Aeronautical Engineer
Rosendo S. Rapusas, Agricultural Engineer
William D. Dar, Agriculturist
Cesar V. Canchela, Architect
Wilfreso I. Jose, Chemical Engineer
Trinidad P. Trinidad, Chemist
Mocamad M. Raki-in Sr., Civil Engineer
Edgardo A. Urieta, Criminologist
Cornelio M. dela Cruz, Customs Broker
Primo E. Gonzales, Dentist
Meleusipo E. Fonollera, Electrical Engineer
Casimiro C. Hernandez, Electronics & Comm. Engineer
Maria Cristina V. Turalba, Environmental Planner
Tereso A. Abella, Fisheries Technologist
Carlos C. Tomboc, Forester
Alfredo D. Antonio, Geodetic Engineer
Victor B. Maglambayan, Geologist
Raymond R. Fuentes, Interior Designer
Salvador R. Bautista, Landscape Architect
Prudenciana C. Cruz, Librarian
Fidel E. Diñoso, Marine Deck Officer
Manuel M. Villamor Jr., Marine Engineer Officer
Juan A. Allas, Jr., Master Plumber
Victorino Z. Sianghio Jr. Mechanical Engineer
Vivian V. Tagama, Medical Technologist
Antonio C. Oposa, Physician
Meliton U. Ordillas Jr., Metallurgical Engineer
Corazon L. Paras, Midwife
Jeremias L. Dolino, Mining Engineer
Purita R. Escobar, Nurse
Gracia M. Villaviaje, Nutritionist-Dietitian
Mariano M. Tañada Jr., Optometrist
Nazarita T. Tacandong, Pharmacist
Maria Elizabeth M. Grageda, Physical Therapist
Cristina Ines G. De Leon, Occupational Therapist
Nicomedes M. Gopez, Radiologic Technologist
Alfredo B. Espino, Sanitary Engineer
Romeo C. Quieta, Social Worker
Aurea F. Sto Domingo, Professional Teacher
Jose H. Losa Jr., Veterinarian

*Note: There is a full page article written at Manila Bulletin page 17 of Vol. 414 No. 22 issue dated 23 June 2007 that contains the above mentioned list of Outstanding Professionals (without the emphasis on the Outstanding Librarian of course ). Also there is a related article online under the Opinion and Editorial section of Manila Bulletin entitled: Thirty-four years of the Professional Regulation Commission: Service excellence, integrity, and commitment to national development (AAnday)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

ALAP @ 35 Forum

The Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines (ALAP) held a well attended one day forum last 08 June 2007 at the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT) Library, UP Los Baños, Laguna in celebration of their 35th founding anniversary. The theme for this year anniversary forum is "Empowering Information Professionals for Library 2.0".

The ALAP blog posted the presentation of the speakers in slideshare format. Dr. Nora Claravall papers deals with “Meeting the Expectations of Today”s Users” and Mrs. Mila Ramos, (Chief Librarian, IRRI) “The Role of Libraries and Librarians in the 21st Century”. View the ppt here.

Read also Mrs. Mila Ramos post ALAP Celebrates 35th Anniversary here.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Forum on "Digitization of Documents and Resources for Preservation"

The Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC) Inc., in cooperation with Lourdes School of Mandaluyong (LSM) organizing a forum on "Digitization of Documents and Resources for Preservation" on June 28, 2007 from 1:00-5:00 pm at Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. Click here to view program.

At the end of the forum, participants should:
  1. know what documents and resources need digitization;
  2. be aware of the recent development in digitization of documents;
  3. learn how to digitize documents and resources.
A fee of P150 will be charged to members of OCLC while non-members will be charged P200 and college students P100.00. Forum fee is inclusive of snacks and certificates.

For inquiries and reservation, please contact the following:

Ms. Sally Tuason (02) 531-8031 loc 15; sally.tuason(at)jru(dot)edu
Ms. Benilda P. Sandaga (02) 637-0912 loc 9289; bsandaga(at)uap(dot)edu(dot)ph
Dr. Angelina P. Resurreccion (02) 534-8267 loc 129; angelina_resurreccion(at)yahoo(dot)com

*Note: Invite taken from an email communication from the FilipinoLibrarians(at) googlegroups(dot)com posted by Belen Vibar dated 1 Jun 2007