Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lecture Handout -- IL and Library 2.0

The Powerpoint presentation slides of Ms. Elvira Lapuz lecture on "Information Literacy and Library 2.0" held last 20 February 2008 at UP-SLIS is now available for viewing/download here.

Thank you UPSLIS for uploading it.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

16th UP-SLIS Review Program for Librarians

SLIS Room 3 and 4, UP Main Library
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
August 10 – October 26, 2008 (Every Sunday)
October 18-29, 2008 (Intensive)

APPLICATION FORM now available for download at http://upslis.info/request.php?15.

UP-SLIS Cultural Week

"A week-long celebration of our profession as librarians and gatekeepers of information, asserting our active role in our society through information service"

February 26, 2008 (Tue, 1-4 pm)
First Students' Forum

Theme :
UP SANG[AN]DAAN : Laybraryan ng Bayan,
Panglingkuran ang Sambayanan!
Speakers :
Mrs. Guillermina Panizales
Librarian, UP Manila College of Arts and Sciences

Mr. Marlon Lacsamana
Alumnus, ILS

Ms. Shahana Abdulwahid
USC Chairperson, UP Diliman

February 27, 2008 (Wed)
UP FLIPP: Libspeak ' 08 Upgrade-Update-Uplift

February 28, 2008 (Thu)
Opening of SLIS Exhibit

Theme :
The SLIS Mileage : Heading Towards the
New Century From This Day Forth
Where :
North-wing of the UP Main Library entrance

February 29, 2008 (Fri)
UP LISSA in cooperation with UNPLUG: INFLUX

Time / Venue :
1-5 pm / TBA .......................................................................


Time / Venue :
6-8 pm / rooms 3 & 4, UP-SLIS
Theme :
New Horizon : The Library & Information .....................................
Science Student in the New Light

March 1, 2008 (Sat, 1-4 pm)
PaBLISan Challenge

Thank you Igor for the info.

Friday, February 22, 2008

"W.A.V.E." in the Library Workplace

The Librarians Association of Batangas (LAB) has organized a Forum and 2nd General Assembly entitled "Work, Attitudes, Values and Effectiveness (W.A.V.E.) in the Library Workplace" set on April 18, 2008 from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at De La Salle Lipa, Lipa City, Batangas. The guest speaker will be Mr. Arnold Capuloy, Director for Linkages and International Relations of De La Salle Lipa.

Registration will start at 7:00a.m. A forum fee of Php300.00 will be collected to cover snacks, lunch, kit and certificate.

Interested individuals can confirm their attendance on or before 14 April 2008. Please contact any of the following for your confirmation:

Lilian C. Rabino /De La Salle Lipa
09198542534, (043) 756-5555 loc 230

Rosita V. Masangkay /Batangas Provincial Library
09194606603, rose.lib06(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cristeta D. Villena / RTC Library
09208361212, tita_villena(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)ph

Edna F. Popan / FAITH
09198790182 / (043) 778-0656

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Librarian's Motto

PLAI National
Constant and Never Ending Involvement (CANI)

Trust, Integrity, Honesty* (TIH)

*Unanimously adopted by the Council Officers during the 1st Regular Monthly Meeting held at SSC-R last 15 January 2008.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Philippine Librarian's Day

Last Oct 2007, I posted a message at Talakayan regarding the need for an observance of Philippine Librarian's Day after reading a post at PLAI-CVRLC blog wherein one article inquired if there was such a thing as Librarian' s Day since there is a professional celebration like Teacher's Day. After some preliminary e-brainstorming with selected colleagues in Region IV to further iron out the idea and to solicit their own opinion/comment/suggestion, we reckoned that for this campaign to be effective it should not be limited to Cagayan Valley Region nor to STRLC alone but to reach a greater number of our colleagues who have online presence as well. The idea is that such celebration will provide opportunity to further promote/market our noble profession. Furthermore it is a good advocacy that deserved to be discussed/brainstormed with a wider audience of colleagues to further "level-up" the profession, and as a parallel advocacy for the use of "RL" initial.

So far, the discussion on this matter, was viewed 450 times since then and a generally favorable feedback can be noted. In addition, it was such a joy to learn as relayed by a colleague who attended the PLAI National Congress last Nov 2007 that some resource speakers who are not librarians by profession encouraged participants to celebrate Librarian's Day as a form of marketing the profession.

During the 2nd PLAI-STRLC Regular Monthly meeting held at Kamayan Restaurant at Bay, Laguna yesterday, 19 Feb 2007, Mrs. Lourdes Soriano, elected NBOT representing STRLC, reported among other things for the PLAI Update portion of the Agenda, that during one of the PLAI-National meetings, PLAI National Officers approved the inclusion of Librarian's Day as part and parcel of the National Book Week Celebration. The designated observance is every November 29 of every year. We will be posting an official memo regarding this once it is circulated. (RBManlangit).

Monday, February 18, 2008

NCCA-NCLIS Executive Council, 2008

Atty. Antonio M. Santos
UP College of Law Library
Diliman, QC
Vice Chair
Dr. Marianita D. Dablio
Mindanao State University
Dept of Library and Information Science
Ms Rebecca B. Napiere
Leyte State University
Assistant Secretary
Ms Lourdes Soriano*
Laguna Provincial Library
Sta. Cruz, Laguna

Cynthia Y. Dagus
Cebu Institute of Technology
Cebu City

ExeCon MembersRosemarie Ante
Aquinas University of Legazpi
Legazpi City

Prof. Thelma S. Kim

Arabella M. Ananoria
Univ of Negros Occidental-Recoletos
Bacolod City

Ms Susima Gonzales
Ermita, Manila

Flora A. Valmonte
The National Library
Ermita, Manila

Fr. Paul M. de Vera

Illuminada W. Yap
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Zamboanga City

Claudette V. Albano
Xavier University
Cagayan de Oro City

from a NCLIS brochure:

The National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS), under the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH), is one of the 22 national committees under the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the cultural arm of the government. It is mandated to formulate policy guidelines, as well as plan, develop, and implement programs or projects that will promote the advancement of library and information services in the country, with particular emphasis on the enrichment of the arts and culture collections of libraries nationwide.


A progressive and knowledge-based Philippines with a network of libraries and information centers providing access to local/global information.


Promote and strengthen life-long learning through the development of library and information services, the revitalization of library and information resources on humanities, arts and culture, and the re-tooling of library information.


1. To formulate policy guidelines for the development and expansion of library and information services;
2. To conceptualize, develop and implement programs and
projects that will:

• Upgrade the knowledge and skills of people engaged in library and information services; and
• Promote networking or resource sharing among libraries and information centers.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

IL Logo Contest

Last February 5, 2008, UNESCO and IFLA launched the Information Literacy Logo Contest via a Press Release that follows:

UNESCO and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) invite everyone to propose an international Logo to identify the work on information literacy. The aim of creating this Logo is to make communication easier among those who carry out information literacy projects, their communities and societies in general.

The Logo will be available free of charge and promoted as an international symbol of information literacy. As adopted in the Alexandria Proclamation of 2005, at the High Level Colloquium on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning, information literacy is defined as a mean to empower “people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals”. Information literacy is a “basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations.” UNESCO and IFLA invite all institutions and organizations from different countries to participate in the Logo Contest design.

Guidelines for submission of nominations are available at: http://www.infolitglobal.info/. If you represent an association or an organization and wish to endorse, support or promote this initiative in your country, please, send an email to the project coordinator:

  • Misako Ito, UNESCO, or

  • Jesus Lau, IFLA

  • The actual invitation said:

    To: Information Literacy Professionals


    Graphic Designers


    On behalf of UNESCO, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and its Information Literacy Section (InfoLit), we invite everyone to propose an international Logo to identify information literacy work. The aim of creating this Logo is to make communication easier between those who carry out information literacy projects, their communities, and society in general. The Logo will be available free of charge and promoted as an international symbol of information literacy. The term “information literacy” is defined as:

    To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. The information literate individuals are those who have learned how to learn” (ALA, 1998)

    IFLA and UNESCO invite all institutions and organizations from different countries to participate in the Logo contest design. If you represent an association or an organization and would like to endorse, support or promote this initiative in your country, please, send an email to the project coordinator.

    Friday, February 15, 2008

    Understanding Information Literacy : a Primer

    Just published and ecopy available for download from Unesco:

    Horton, Forest W. 2008. Understanding information literacy : a primer. Paris : Unesco. 94 p.

    An easy-to-read, non-technical overview explaining what "information literacy" means, designed for busy public policy-makers, business executives, civil society administrators and practicing professionals.

    Another earlier published Unesco book on IL with ecopy available for download (pdf):

    Sayers, Richard. 2006. Principles of awareness-raising : information literacy, a case study. Bangkok : Unesco. 124 p.

    While previous blog posting about IL are here: HILT, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

    Thursday, February 14, 2008

    STRLC Featured Library: UP Los Baños Main Library

    The University of the Philippine Los Baños Library (formerly, the UP College of Agriculture Library) was established at the founding of the College of Agriculture in 1909. Presently, it is composed of the main library, 11 college and institute libraries and one high school library. It provides materials and services to meet the instructional, research and extension needs of the various constituents of the University. It has the most extensive collection of agricultural materials in the country and particularly strong in plant and animal sciences.

    The library has a total of 6,336 sqm floor area with 510 seating capacity. The library collection is 189,304 volumes of books and bound periodicals and 1,090 current serial titles.

    The UPLB Main Library is headed by the University Librarian, Ms. Vilma G. Anday, assisted by 8 professional librarians and 30 support staff.

    Below are pictures of the different sections and areas inside the UP Los Baños Main Library which we at the PLAI-STRLC hope would serve as a form of virtual library tour to prospective visitors. Happy viewing.

    [DISCLOSURE: This is the 4th in the planned online featured library but the 1st to be published. Others will be published as soon as technical consideration (e.g., photos quality) and the draft writeup have been peer reviewed by colleague(s). De La Salle Lipa was the first featured library in the PLAI-STRLC Newsletter v2#2 issue]

    University Librarian
    Main Library
    UP Los Baños
    College, Laguna 4031
    +63 49 536-2326/536-2235

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008

    Lecture Handout

    The presentation handout of Mr. Chito Angeles lecture on "The ABCs of Metadata" held last 30 January 2008 at UP-SLIS is now available for viewing/download here.

    Thank you UPLSAA for uploading it.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008

    Librarian Events for April 2008

    UPDATED as of 16 April 2008
    UPDATED as of 11 April 2008
    UPDATED as of 28 Mar 2008
    UPDATED as of 19 Mar 2008
    UPDATED as of 13 Mar 2008
    UPDATED as of 12 Mar 2008
    UPDATED as of 07 Mar 2008
    UPDATED as of 03 Mar 2008
    UPDATED as of 22 Feb 2008

    What :
    NOCEI-Library Committee Meeting
    When :
    April 3, 2008 (Thu)
    Where :
    University of Perpetual Help
    Biñan, Laguna

    What :
    Seminar-Workshop* on "Trends and Issues Affecting Information in Learning Resource Center"

    *with mini-Bookfair, and evening fellowship
    When :
    April 3-4, 2008 (Thu-Fri)
    Where :
    Lourdes College, Cagayan de Oro City
    Speakers :
    Prof. Salvacion M. Arlante, UP
    "Technological Implementation in Philippine
    Libraries : Issues and Concerns"

    Prof.Ed Quiros, TNL
    "Popular Websites in Information Search
    and Discovery"

    Dir. Prudenciana C. Cruz, TNL
    "Enhancing Research through the Philippine e-Lib"

    Dr. Marianita D. Dablio, MSU
    "Challenges of Librarians and Information Specialist"
    Organizer :
    PLAI in cooperation with the Religious of the
    Virgin Mary Education Ministry Commission

    What :
    PLAI-National Monthly Meeting
    When :
    April 14, 2008
    Where :
    The National Library
    Ermita, Manila

    What :
    PLAI-STRLC Regular Monthly Meeting
    When :
    April 15, 2008
    Where :
    Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
    Lucena City

    What :
    Forum on "Metadata 101"
    When :
    April 16, 2008 (Wed); 2 - 5 pm
    Where :
    Ortigas Foundation Library
    Ortigas Center, Pasig City
    Sem Fee
    PhP 200.00 (for professionals)
    PhP 100.00 (for students)
    Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)

    What :
    Lecture-Forum on "Implications of RA 9246 : A Re-visit in the Light of Contemporary Challenges"
    When :
    April 16, 2008 (Wed)
    Where :
    AV Theater, BED Bldg.,
    University of Perpetual Help System Jonelta-GMA Campus
    San Gabriel, GMA, Cavite
    Sem Fee :
    PhP 200.00
    Speakers :
    Ms Corazon M. Nera
    Chair, BFL

    Atty. Antonio M. Santos
    Chair, NCCA-NCLIS

    What :
    16th Summer Institute on Information Science
    on "Digitization of Documents for Greater Access"
    When :
    April 22-25, 20081, 2, 3
    1originally posted Apr 14-18, 2008
    2announced POSTPONED! (as of 07 Mar 08)
    3new schedule announce via email (as of 13 Mar 08)
    Where :
    Benguet State University
    La Trinidad, Benguet
    Sem Fee :
    PhP 5,700.00 (Live-in)
    PhP 4,500.00 (Live-out)
    Organizer :
    U.P. School of Library & Information Studies

    For reservation & further information, call

    981-8500 locals 2869, 2870, 2871, or e-mail: gmbg62674(at)yahoo(dot)com

    What :

    2-day Seminar on "Acquisition and Organization of Electronic Resources in Library Services
    When :
    April 16-17, 2008 [please confirm your reservation on or before Apr 9, 2008].
    Where :
    CSB Hotel, 2nd Floor Angelo King Bldg, Arellano Ave cor Estrada St, Malate, Manila
    Sem Fee :
    PhP 1,500.00 (Live-in)
    Organizer :
    University of Santo Tomas Library Science Alumni Association (USTLSAA)

    For reservation & further information, contact: Sally Tuason (02)531-8031 loc 15 or 65 sally(dot)tuason(at)jru(dot)edu;
    Cynthia Cordova (02)524-4611 loc 566 or 568 cordovac(at)dlsu(dot)edu(dot)ph;
    Marivic Usita (02)406-1611 loc 8343

    What :
    Forum and General Assembly entitled " Work,
    Attitudes, Values and Effectiveness (W.A.V.E.)
    in the Library Workplace"
    When :
    April 18, 2008 (Fri) 8-4 pm
    Where :
    De La Salle Lipa
    Lipa City, Batangas
    Sem Fee :
    PhP 300.00

    Mr. Arnold Capuloy
    Director for Linkages & International Relations
    De La Salle Lipa.
    Organizer :
    Librarians' Association of Batangas (LAB)*

    *Chapter member of PLAI-STRLC.

    What :
    World Book and Copyright Day
    When :
    April 23, 2008

    What :
    Seminar on "Partnering for Successful Library and Information Services"
    When :
    April 21-23, 2008
    Where :
    Asturias Hotel, South National H-way, Tiniguiban,
    Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
    Sem fee :
    PhP 4,900.00 (Live-in) inclusive of 3days/2nights
    hotel accommodation with meals/snacks, kits,
    certificates of participation and attendance.

    PhP 4,000.00 (Live-out) inclusive of the same
    entitlements except breakfast and dinner.

    Optional Tours (Additional Fee)

    • Underground River Adventure – PhP 1,300
    (whole day tour: 7am-4pm; rate includes van &
    boat transfers, entrance fees and licensed tour guide)

    Honda Bay Island Hopping – PhP 900.00

    • City Tour – P500.00 (half-day tour – Crocodile
    farm, butterfly garden, Iwahig Penal Colony,
    Mitra's ranch, etc.
    Speakers :
    Prof. Jules Winterton
    Associate Director and Librarian
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    University of London, England

    Prof. Holger Knudsen
    Library Director, Max Planck Institute for Foreign
    Private Law & Private International Law, Germany

    Dr. Lilia R. Austriaco
    Professor and Dean, College of Engineering
    Angeles University, Angeles City, Philippines

    Dr. Maria Laosunthara
    Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
    Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL)

    What :
    PLAI-BRLC Members Lakbay-Aral [Tour]
    When :
    April 21-25, 2008
    Where :

    What :
    Study Visit of Libraries, Museums and
    Tourist Spots [4 days, 3 Nights]
    When :
    April 22-25, 2008
    Where :
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) in cooperation with the CONSAL XIV Executive Board Members from the Philippines
    Marianne and Armie
    The National Library
    Tel No.5251748

    Malou of PLAI at Tel No.5259401 or

    Jeng of Esquire Travel Corporation
    Tel Nos. 5256298,5212907,5214193

    What :
    Summer Conference on "Finding Library's Place in
    the 2.0 Environment : Providing for Interactive,
    Collaborative, and Multimedia web-based
    Technologies, Resources & Services "
    When :
    April 23-25, 2008 [please confirm your reservation
    on or before Apr 15, 2008].
    Sem Fee :
    PhP 4,500.00 (Live-in)
    PhP 4,000.00 (Live-out)
    Philippine Association of Academic and
    Research Librarians

    Monday, February 11, 2008

    PLAI-STRLC Notice of Regular Meeting

    Philippine Librarians Association Incorporated (PLAI)
    PLAI - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council
    STRLC-NRM-002 s. 2008
    February 11, 2008

    Mr. Marcial Batiancila, SSC-R

    Ms. Audrey G. Anday, UPOU

    Mr. Rene Manlangit, SPC

    Ms. Rosario Villamater, MSEUF

    Ms. Rosita Masangkay, Batangas Provincial Lib

    Ms. Freya Faye L. Perez, Letran-Calamba

    Ms. Jocelyn Haling, SMCL

    Ms. Lourdes Soriano, Laguna Provincial Library

    Ms. Vilma G. Anday, UP Los Baños

    Ms. Milagros Pangilinan, Cavite Provincial Library

    Ms. Jhenny Encina, Letran-Calamba

    Mr. Michael John M. Tolentino, Imus Institute

    Ms. Charity Mahusay, SSC-R

    Ms. Rowena Andaya, IRRI

    Ms. Joyce Pascua, Olivares College-Tagaytay

    Ms. Louella Baguis, Letran-Calamba

    Ms. Jennalyn A. Pancho, Quezon Provincial Lib

    Ms. Ma. Merconi E. Fermanejo, CSU [CLASS Rep]

    Ms. Mary Ann Ingua, UPLB [ALL Rep]

    Ms. Lilian C. Rabino, DLS-Lipa [LAB Rep]

    Ms. Aurora Navela [QLA Rep]

    Ms. Gilda Gusi, [adhoc Mindoro Rep]

    Mr. Vidal Santos, Sienna College-[adhoc Rizal Rep]

    Ms. Maphie Ruado [adhoc Palawan Rep]

    SUBJECT : 2nd PLAI-STRLC Regular Meeting

    Please come to our 2nd Regular Monthly Meeting for CY 2008 on February 19, 2008 (3rd Tuesday of the Month) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at University of the Philippines Open University, College, Los Baños, Laguna


    Proposed Constitution & By-laws of PLAI-STRLC

    2. Matrix of Council & Provincial Chapter Activities

    3. Review of Guidelines on STRLC Logo Contest

    4. Resolution on the Council Composition & Officers

    5. Other Matters

    Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to the secretariat: plaistrlc_secretariat(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)ph . Also please email other items you wish to include in the agenda for the other matters.

    Hope to see you all. Thank you.

    (sgd.) Rene B. Manlangit

    Friday, February 08, 2008

    Librarian Events for March 2008

    UPDATED as of 12 Mar 2008
    UPDATED as of 22 Feb 2008
    UPDATED as of 15 Feb 2008
    UPDATED as of 12 Feb 2008

    What :
    Lecture-Forum on "Developing New Skills, Competencies and Improved Attitudes : a Manifesto for Today's Librarians"
    When :
    March 4, 2008 (Tue) ; 8-12nn
    Where :
    Jose Rizal University Auditorium
    Speakers :
    Dr. Allan B. de Guzman
    University of Santo Tomas

    Prof. Rosa M. Vallejo
    Retired Dean, UP-SLIS
    Sem Fee :PhP 200.00
    PhP 100.00 (undergraduate students)
    Philippine Foundation for Library Scholarship, Inc. (PFLSI)
    Details :
    Ms. Sally C. Tuason, JRU Library
    Tel. no. 531-8031 loc. 65
    email : sally.tuason(at)jru(dot)edu

    Ms. Lilia T. Lardizabal, JRU Library
    email : lilia.lardizabal(at)jru(dot).edu

    Mr. R. Dante O. Perez
    email : rdanteoperez(at)yahoo(dot)com

    What :
    Lecture/Forum on "Web 2.0 : What's In It
    For Us?"
    When :
    March 5, 2008 (Wed) 1:00 pm
    Where :
    UP-School of Library and Information Studies
    3/F Gonzalez Hall
    UP Diliman, QC
    Sem Fee :
    PhP 200.00 (non-UPLSAA member)
    PhP 100.00 (UPLSAA member/Grad students)
    PhP 50.00 (undergrad students)
    Speaker :
    Mr. Jonas R. Delos Reyes
    Head, e-Commerce Department

    For inquiries :
    Call Ms Eimee Lagrama
    981-8500 loc. 2860 or

    Ms Carina Samaniego

    *erroneously posted earlier as 426-5932

    What :
    Forum on "Love : the Foundational Virtue of Service and Commitment"
    When :
    March 6, 2008 (Thu); 9am - 12 noon
    Where :
    Bridges Bookstore (formerly Goodwill Bookstore), Ground Floor, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
    Sem Fee :
    PhP 100.00 (PAARL members)
    PhP 150.00 (non-members)
    PhP 50.00 (undergraduate students)
    Speaker :
    Melo Villaroman, Jr.
    Full time mission volunteer
    Couples for Christ and Gawad Kalinga
    Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL)

    What :
    Workshop on "Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC)"
    When :
    March 6-7, 2008 [4th ed. of the MARC21 Workshop Reloaded series]
    Where :
    Carlos Dominguez Conference Hall, LRC Bldg., Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga City
    Sem Fee :
    PhP 3,700.00 (2 days)
    PhP 1,850.00 (1 day)
    Electronic Information Solutions Inc, in partnership with the Ateneo de Zamboanga University library

    For further information & invite, click here

    What :
    One-day seminar on "Collection Management in the Digital Age"
    When :
    March 7, 2008 (Fri)
    Where :
    University of the East, Instructional Research Center, 2nd Floor Education Building, C.M. Recto Manila
    Sem Fee :
    PhP 500.00 (Non_UELSAAI members)
    PhP 450.00 (UE alumni)
    PhP 300.00 (students)
    Speaker :
    Dr. Juan C. Buenrostro
    Chief Librarian, Baliuag University
    Prof, UE, CAS & Grad School
    Prof, Baliuag Univ, School of Graduate Studies
    University of the East Library Science Alumni
    Association, Inc. (UELSAAI)

    What :
    PLAI-National Monthly Meeting
    When :
    March 10, 2008 (Mon)
    Where :
    The National Library
    Ermita, Manila

    What :
    Forum on "Women Wellness and Medical Services"
    When :
    March 11, 2008
    Where :
    The National Library, 3rd Floor Library
    T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita Manila
    National Library and the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Philippine Sport for ALL Association International

    What :
    29th GAB Memorial Lecture Series
    When :
    March 14, 2008 (Fri) 9 am
    Where :
    U.P. Balay Kalinaw, Conference Hall
    Diliman, Quezon City
    Speaker :
    Mr. Manuel L. Quezon III
    Host and Writer

    Topic : "The Library in a Changing Age of Information"

    The Gabriel A. Bernardo Memorial Lecture Series is held annually in honor of the late Prof. Gabriel A. Bernardo, the doyen of Philippine Librarianship. He devoted his whole life to the development of librarianship and the training of hundreds of Filipino librarians.
    UP-School of Library and Information Studies (UPSLIS), in cooperation with the UP-School of Library and Information Studies Student Council (UPSLIS SC), UP-Library and Information Science Students Association (UPLISSA); UP-Future Library And Information Professionals of the Philippines (U.P. FLIPP) and the UP-Library Science Alumni Association (UPLSAA)

    What :
    ALL - Officers Meeting
    When :
    March 17, 2008
    Where :
    UPLB-Main Library
    College, Los Baños, Laguna

    What :
    PLAI-STRLC Regular Monthly Meeting
    When :
    March 18, 2008 (Tue)
    Where :
    San Pablo Colleges
    San Pablo City, Laguna

    What :
    QLA - Executive Officers Meeting
    When :
    March 19, 2008
    Where :

    What :
    Seminar-Workshop on "Archives Management :
    Principles and Techniques"
    When :
    March 26-28, 2008
    Where :
    College of Public Health Auditorium, UP Manila,
    Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila
    Sem Fee :
    PhP 3,000.00
    South Manila Inter-Institutional Consortium (SMI-IC)

    Wednesday, February 06, 2008

    Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching

    Cardiff University just made available on the web the 2nd revision of the Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching (HILT) which was originally produced in 1995 and was first revised in 2005. Click here to view the e-copy.

    "The handbook was written to assist subject librarians, library managers and others with an IL role by equipping them with techniques to promote IL within schools, to prepare learning outcomes and to deliver and evaluate appropriate learning experiences."

    "There are nine sections presented in a logical order beginning with the key issues of IL provision, with subsequent sections exploring the planning and delivery of teaching, and finally evaluation and student assessment. Each sections comprises a presentation of guidelines with references to supporting documents and examples of good practice"

    Table of Contents

    Section 1: Information Literacy - Key Issues
    Section 2: Library Orientation
    Section 3: Lesson Planning
    Section 4: Lesson Formats
    Section 5: Teaching Aids
    Section 6: Lesson Delivery
    Section 7: Evaluating your Teaching
    Section 8: Assessment
    Section 9: Instructor Training
    Supporting Documents

    "This is very much intended to be a work of reference, dipped into as the need arises, rather than read from cover to cover."

    UPDATED as of 18 February 2008

    Clinch, P. and Jones-Evans, A. (2007) “The Cardiff Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching – a case study in sharing staff training materials” Journal of information literacy, 1 (3), http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/view/ART-V1-I3-2007-2/29.

    Purpose: This article describes and discusses the principles behind the preparation by staff of the Information Services Directorate of Cardiff University of the Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching (HILT). The Handbook aims to equip staff with techniques to promote information literacy, to prepare learning outcomes and to deliver and evaluate appropriate learning experiences within teaching schools in the university. The 2006 edition of the Handbook, which runs to 130 A4 pages and is available to subject librarians in both paper and web format, has been revised in the light of both internal and external evaluations. A number of higher and further education establishments and the library of a government department have taken part in an external evaluation and the results of this are presented. The findings on the transferability of the Handbook to organisations outside Cardiff University are discussed and presented.

    Methodology/Approach: A largely chronological presentation of the development of the Handbook, with the results of the internal and external evaluations, each of which used a combination of questionnaires and focus group meetings.
    Findings: The Handbook has utility for staff within Cardiff University and was well regarded by external evaluation even though major adaptation would be required to make it applicable within other institutions. Consequently, its value within the higher and further education and Government sectors was limited to use as a reference tool rather than as a staff development resource. It is possible to speculate that the Handbook may be more readily repurposed for similar higher education institutions, although this was not specifically examined in the external evaluation.

    Practical implications: The results of the evaluation emphasises the different approaches to and levels of information literacy teaching in the higher and further education sectors. Tailored resources can not be easily transferred to other institutions without significant re-design or re-purposing of the Handbook for a wider audience.

    Originality/value of paper: The paper deals with a unique product and a unique method of evaluation. On the surface, the Handbook appears to be a transferable publication – the results of the evaluation indicate otherwise.