Friday, March 28, 2008

Conference Lectures: Fe Angela Verzosa

The Powerpoint presentation (99 slides) delivered by Ms Fe Angela Manansala-Verzosa at the Seminar-Workshop on "Archives Management : Principles and Techniques" held last 26-28 March 2008 at College of Public Health Auditorium, UP Manila, Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila and Organized by South Manila Inter-Institutional Consortium (SMI-IC) is now available for viewing here*.

Likewise, her Powerpoint lecture (96 slides) entitled Information Literacy and Digital Literacy : Life Long Learning Initiatives to be delivered during the PAARL National Summer Conference on "Finding the Library’s Place in the 2.0 Environment” to be held in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on 23-25 April 2008 is already posted at slideshare for advance viewing. Click here*.

Her earlier Powerpoint lecture (32 slides) entitled "Increasing access to archival knowledge through archival cooperation and partnerships : A proposal for enhancing networking and linkage capabilities among academic archives in developing countries” presented at the ICA-SUV Seminar on "10 years of SUV : Past Achievments - Future Strategies" (Vienna Technological University, Austria, 20-21 August 2004) is also available for viewing here*.

Thank you Ma'am for uploading your lectures.

*ppt cannot be downloaded but the slideshow transcript could be copied.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

PLAI STRLC Blog cited in Health Information and Libraries Journal

What a joy and honor it is to be cited in one of the latest article in Health Information and Libraries Journal, a peer reviewed journal published by the Blackwell-Synergy. Modesty aside, the citation validates our earlier contention that "open access" pays and exposes our colleagues to larger audience and recognition (or critics?) beyond Philippine shores if they post their paper or ppt presented in seminar-workshop online. We are very happy for this development and just like the powerpoint presentation of Ms Fides Datu-Lawton, we will persevere and be a trailblazer.

The keynote address of Ma'am Versoza during the PLAI-STRLC Seminar-Workshop last October 9-10, 2007 posted immediately after the seminar-workshop, elicited a remark from Mr Andrew Booth, the citing author said:
"Ironically, given that our previous feature article took a somewhat critical swipe at blogs and other Web 2.0 technologies, a valuable insight comes from the blog of the Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (STRLC) of the Philippine Librarians Association (PLAI).2 A search on ‘research’ and ‘libraries’ on the Google Blog Search tool retrieved the full text of a keynote address delivered by Ma’am Fe Angela M. Verzosa at the PLAI-STRLC Seminar-Workshop on ‘Research in Librarianship: Challenges, Competencies, and Strategies’. Somewhat improbably, this workshop was held less than a month (i.e. 9–10 October 2007) before I sat down to write this article, meaning that I was able to read this offering significantly earlier than a typical print output from a similar workshop in the UK." (emphasis supplied)

Read the complete article here.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter to all!

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever.
2 Let the house of Israel say, “His mercy endures forever.”
“The right hand of the LORD has struck with power; the right hand of the LORD is exalted.”

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

By the LORD has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes.
(Psalm 118)

Father, You did not abandon us even though we sinned grievously against You. You sent us Jesus to be our redeemer. Thank You for all of this and help me to live faithfully according to Your will for me.

Monday, March 17, 2008

STRLC Facts & Figures: Quezon Province Public Libraries

From the partial posted information regarding affiliate libraries of The National Library, figure this out:

8
13
80
59
out of
out of
out of
out of
52
99
536
451
Provincial Libraries
City Libraries
Municipal Libraries
Barangay Libraries
(15.39 %)
(13.13 %)
14.93 %
13.08 %

are located in the Provinces that comprise the Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (STRLC).

From the alphabetical listing, we compiled this information presented by Province, City/Municipal, and Barangay Library starting with Quezon Province because it is the only province in the country that almost all of its municipalities and cities have an established public library (27 out of 39 municipalities; 2 out of 2 cities). This information could be a springboard for further research or information gathering (e.g., when was the Municipal/Cities libraries first established, who is its first librarian or who organized the collection, etc.)

Below is the complete listing:

Municipal/City Library
Barangay Library


Lucena City Library


Barangay V Library
Barangay 9 Reading Center
Barra Barangay Library
Bliss Barangay Library
Mayao Parada Barangay Library
Tayabas City Library


Ilasan Barangay Library
Kalumpang Barangay Library


Agdangan Municipal Library

Alabat Municipal Library


Poblacion 3 Barangay Library

Atimonan Municipal Library

Buenavista Municipal Library


Ibabang Wasay Barangay Library
Calauag Municipal Library


Cabuluan Barangay Library
Lagay Barangay Library
Candelaria Municipal Library

Catanauan Municipal Library

Gumaca Municipal Library

Camuhaguin Barangay Library
Hagakhakin Barangay Library
Lopez Municipal Library

Hondagua Barangay Library
Lucban Municipal Library

Abang Barangay Library
Aliliw Barangay Library
Barangya 5 Mini-Library
Barangay 10 Reading Center
Malupak Barangay Library
Poblacion 5 Barangay Library
Samil Barangay Library
Macalelon Municipal Library
Mauban Municipal Library
Mulanay Municipal Library
Padre Burgos Municipal Library
Pagbilao Municipal Library

Perez Municipal Library
Pitogo Municipal Library
Plaridel Municipal Library
Polilio Municipal Library
Quezon Municipal Library
San Andres Municipal Library
San Francisco Municipal Library

Pagsangahan Barangay Library
Poblacion Barangay Library
San Narciso Municipal Library
Sariaya Municipal Library
Tagkawayan Municipal Library
Tiaong Municipal Library
Unisan Municipal Library

Ibabang Panaon Barangay Library

Likewise please let us know if the following municipalities have their own Municipal Libraries so that we could update this facts & figures:
Burdeos, Dolores, General Luna, General Nakar, Guinayangan, Infanta, Jomalig, Panukulan, Patnanungan, Real, Sampaloc, and San Antonio.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Librarian Events for May 2008

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What :
UPLSAA 58th Alumni Homecoming and General Assembly

Theme : "The Roadmap to Philippine Librarianship : A Glimpse of the Past and Visions of the Future"
When :
May 2, 2008 (Fri), 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where :
UP Balay Kalinaw

Tickets : PhP 250.00 (inclusive of dinner and raffle ticket). Registration starts at 4:30 pm

Contact Eimee Lagrama at 0917-5081877 or 918-8500 loc. 2855 or emang796(at)yahoo(dot)com for details

Speaker :
Prof. Rosa M. Vallejo, former Dean
UP-School of Library and Information Studies
update
9 May 08

Igor uploaded the photos taken. Click here .


What :
Acting and Reading Technique In StoryTelling (ARTIST) Workshop
When :
May 3-4, 2008 ; 8:30 - 5:00 pm
Where :
5/F,National Library of the Philippines
T. M. Kalaw Ave. , Ermita, Manila
Sem Fee :
PhP 500.00

For confirmation and more details, please contact
0917.539.2630 ; (02) 535.4689
Email : alitaptapstorytellers(at)yahoo(dot)com


What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Basic Library Management"
When :
May 7-9, 2008* (POSTPONED)

*Tentatively re-set to May 26-28, 2008
Where :
Silang Central School
Silang, Cavite
Speakers :
Ruben Marasigan
Rene Manlangit
Roderick Ramos
Marcial Batiancila
Sonia M. Gementiza
Organizer:
Cavite Librarians Association, Inc. (CLASS)*

*Chapter member of PLAI-STRLC.


What :
Seminar on "Collection Development for a Financially Challenged Library"
When :
May 7-9, 2008
Where :
Hotel Supreme
Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
Sem Fee :
PhP 4,800.00 (Live-in)
PhP 4,000.00 (Live-out)
PhP 3,800.00 (Accompanying person)
Organizer:
Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)


What :
Seminar on "Personality Enhancement"
When :
May 8-9, 2008
Where :
Audio Visual Room
Davao Doctors College
Organizer:
Davao Private School Librarians Association, Inc. (DPSLA)


What :
Forum on "Handling Donations and Outsourcing Web Sites" and visit of the Tomas Jefferson Information Center at the American Embassy
When :
May 13, 2008 (Tue)
Where :
PLAI Office (AM Session)
3/F The National Library
T.M. Kalaw, Ermita, Manila

PAS Multi-Purpose Room (PM Session)
U.S. Embassy
Ermita, Manila
Sem Fee :
PhP 500.00*

*Limited to 35 slot only and RSVP on or before May 10, 2008 (Sat)
Organizer:
PNU-LISAA


What :
2nd Conference on the Teaching of Library and Information Science

Theme: "Exploring Content, Collaboration and Pedagogies in Teaching LIS : Emerging Issues"
When :
May 15-16, 2008
Where :
General Reference Section
Learning and Information Center
University of Mindanao
Bolton Street, Davao City
Sem Fee :
PhP 1000.00 (Librarians and graduate students)
PhP 500.00 (Undergrad LIS students)
Organizer:
Mindanao Alliance of Educators of Library and Information Science (MAELIS)


What :
Seminar on "Library 2.0 : Challenges and Prospects for Information Professionals"
When :
May 16-17, 2008
Where :
DLSU-Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas, Cavite
Sem Fee :
PhP 1,000.00 (Live-out)
PhP 2,000.00 (Live-in)
Organizer:
NOCEI-Library Committee


What :
1-Day Forum on "The ABC's of Librarian's Success in the Workplace"
When :
May 17, 2008 (Sat)
Where :
Seina College Taytay
E. Rodriquez Avenue, Taytay, Rizal
Speaker :
Fr. Paul de Vera
Sem Fee :
PhP 250.00


What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Developing Institutional Archives in Libraries"
When :
May 19-20, 2008
Where :
AKAP International,
126 A-1 2nd Road, Quezon Hill
Baguio City
Sem Fee :
PhP 2,500.00
Spearker :
Ms Iyra S. Buenrostro
Faculty Member, UP-SLIS
Organizer:
Center for Human Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (CHRDF)


What :
ALBASA "35th Annual General Assembly "
When :
May 20-22, 2008
Where :
Cebu Grand Convention Center
Banilad, Cebu City
Organizer:
Academic Libraries Book Acquisition Systems Association (ALBASA)


What :
"Lakad-Dunong : IL walk for a Cause" (am)
Forum on "Basic IL for Teachers and Librarians" (pm)
When :
May 22, 2008 (Thu)
Where :
Lakad-Dunong : Baker Hall Ground, UPLB, Laguna (6am)

Forum: Lecture Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine, UPLB, Laguna (1pm)
Sem Fee :
Lakad-Dunong and Forum: PhP 500.00 (inclusive of t-shirt, lunch and snacks, raffle, certificates, handouts)

Lakad-Dunong only: PhP 300.00
Forum only: PhP 200.00
Organizer:
Association of Laguna Librarians (ALL)*

*Chapter member of PLAI-STRLC.


What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Enhancing the Capacity
of Information Professionals for Effective Agricultural Information Management, Sharing, and Dissemination"
When :
May 22-23, 2008
Where :
Multipurpose Room, Multimedia Center
Silliman University
Dumaguete City
Sem Fee :
PhP 2,500 (Live-in)
Organizer:
Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines (ALAP) in cooperation with FAO


What:
2nd Regional Convention for Caraga Librarians

Theme: "The Role of Libraries and Library Professionals in E-Learning : a Continuing Awareness"
When :
May 22-24, 2008
Where :
AVR, Surigao Educational Center (SEC)
Surigao City
Sem Fee :
PhP 2,000.00
Organizer:
Caraga Librarians and Libraries Association (CLLA), Inc.


What :
Seminar on “E-Learning and D-World : Giving School Libraries / Media Centers the Cutting Edge”
When :
May 26-27, 2008
Where :
Conference Hall
Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Sem Fee :
PhP 1,500.00
Organizer:
Educational Media Center of the Ateneo de Manila High School

For further information or confirmation: please contact Ms. Julie Ann Bernardo at 426-6001 local 6206, fax no. 426-5914 or e-mail eperalejo(at)ateneo(dot) edu not later than May 15, 2008.


What :
General Assembly and Forum on "Implications of R.A. 9246 on LIS Education,"
When :
May 28, 2008 (Wed), 9 am - 12 nn
Where :
UP-School of Library and Information Studies Diliman, Quezon
Organizer:
Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science, Inc.


What :
Seminar on "Learning and Re-Learning Technical Services in Libraries"
When :
May 28-29, 2008 (Wed-Thu)
Where :
Multi Purpose Hall
University of the Assumption
Del Pilar, San Fernando City, Pampanga
Sem Fee :
PhP 3,000. 00 (Live-out)
Organizer:
PLAI-CLRLC


What :
12th National Conference on "Convergence : Records Management and Information Technology"
When :
May 28-30, 2008
Where :

The Heritage Hotel
Roxas Blvd., Cor.
EDSA, Pasay City
Sem Fee :
PhP 3,900.00 (Live-out)
Organizer:
Philippine Records Management Association, Inc. (PRMA)


What :
EISI 13th Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC21) Workshop
When :
May 29-30, 2008
Where :
Saint Louis College (SLC)-La Union
Lingsat, San Fernando City
Organizer:
Electronic Information Solutions, Inc. (EISI)


What :
1st MegaTEXTS Phils Book Fair
When :
May 29-30, 2008
Where :
Ballroom 2
Renaissance Hotel
Makati City

with lecture/forum on Intellectual Property (1st day) and Stress Management (2nd day) and MT e-product presentation.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Conference Presentations

In my post about "Open Access" last 2 September 2007, we encourage colleagues to upload resource speakers papers or presentation in their association websites/blogs for the general information & Continuing Professional Education (CPE) of our colleagues not able to attend said activity for some valid reason(s). I argued then:
Why not instead be proactive, generate goodwill and regard it as our "collective investment" for the bright future of our beloved profession. It's no use then to keep it buried when it is already being informally shared. The uploaded ppt or outline could be the springboard for a more comprehensive presentations next time around a similar topic will be held in the future.

Is this "open access initiatives" will discourage participants from attending future seminars/fora when ppt could be easily viewed online? We don't think so for the simple reason that the ppt or outline must only shows the topic and subtopics discussed but paying participants have that luxury of listening to the resource speaker expound more on the topic/subtopic. Also, the ability to networks with other colleagues not seen for quite some time. This pro-activity will also help resource speakers improve their craft and not merely "read" what they have written in the ppt. By uploading it, we may one day see a bulleted presentations rather than being shortchange to reading a complete paragraphs after paragraphs being passed on as the lecture already without added explanation whatsoever.
Then we followed up this advocacy by posting a sort of a pathfinder last 16 October 2007 for the freely available/downloadable powerpoint presentation (or paper) posted in this blog and provided links to other sites that already heeded our call. Since, then UPLSSA, UPSLIS among others have regularly uploaded the ppt/papers/handout of their sponsored seminar/conference/forum to their websites.

And today, I viewed the National Library website and under the download heading, I noticed they have already uploaded the ppt/PDF of the National Conference of Public Librarians held last 28-29 November 2007. Thank you. (RBManlangit)

The following presentations are available for download: Click here

1. Laws and Legislations vis-à-vis Accountability of Government Librarians (ppt) by Atty. Antonio Santos
2. Good to Great : Ways to Rethink, Reconfigure and Revitalize Public Libraries to Greatness (pdf of ppt)
3. Advocacy and Public Libraries (pdf of ppt) by Luis P. Gatmaitan
4. Strengthening Public Libraries with Literacy Services (pdf of ppt) by
5. Digitization : a Method of Preserving Library Resources (ppt) by Edgardo Quiros
6. Counter-Disaster Management : Library Resources and Services (pdf of ppt) by Salvacion M. Arlante
7. Disaster Response Guidelines (ppt)
8. Librarianship as Profession : Trends and Issues (ppt) by Susima L. Gonzales
9. Early Philippine Literature (ppt) by Asuncion D. Maramba

Monday, March 10, 2008

2008 LLE Schedule

The 2008 Librarian Licensure Examination will be held on November 11 & 12, 2008 in Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi and Zamboanga. For those who will be taking the exam, prepare all the requirements and submit them at the Central or Regional offices of the Philippine Regulation Commissions.

For Region IV applicants, you may opt to submit your requirements to PRC Lucena at Tagarao corner Allarey Sts., Lucena City to avoid being stuck in traffic going to PRC Manila Central Office :) Deadline for submission of requirements is October 22, 2008.

Source:
PRC Resolution 2007-402

SCHEDULE OF LICENSURE EXAMINATION FOR YEAR 2008

NBW Themes Through the Years

UPDATED as of 12 Nov 2017

2017 - 83rd NBW Theme : "Libraries Take Action : Providing Access and Opportunity for All"

2016 - 82nd NBW Theme : "Today's Readers : Inclusivity in Diversity"

2015 - 81st NBW Theme : "The Filipino Reader in the Era of ASEAN Integration"

2014 - 80th NBW Theme : "Philippine Libraries : Future Possibilities"

2013 - 79th NBW Theme : "Libraries : Preservers and Promoters of Culture and Arts"

2012 - 78th NBW Theme : "Libraries : Effects on Society"

2011 - 77th NBW Theme : "Libraries for Progress"

UPDATED as of 28 Jul 2010

2010 NBW Theme : "Pandaigdigang Pakikipag-ugnayan sa Pamamagitan ng mga Aklat at Impormasyong Teknolohiya at Komunikasyon = Global Linkages Through Books and Information Technology"

UPDATED as of 11 Oct 2009

2009 NBW Theme : "Kaaya-ayang Magbasa sa Kapaligiran kay Ganda"
2008 NBW Theme : "Ang Batang Palabasa, Dalubhasa sa Kultura"

UPDATED as of 19 April 2008

Since not all are given a copy of the NBW Souvenir Program, we reckoned to post here all the past themes used in previous National Book Week celebration so that today's and future generation of readers could learn a thing or two from this nuggets of wisdom.

To paraphrase last year theme and our motives for doing, "Librarian Literacy : Initiative Begins With Us".


2007Family Literacy : Reading Begins With Us



(click image for larger view of the souvenir program cover)
2006
Bata ... Bata ... Halina't Magbasa


(click image to view the poster)


(click image for larger view of the souvenir program cover)
2005Kultura ng Pagbabasa'y Palaganapin, Aklat at Aklatan Ating Pagyamanin

2004Liwanag ng Karununga'y Ating Paningasin, Makabagong Aklata'y Isulong Natin (Let Knowledge Shine Fully, Make Modern Libraries a Reality

2003Aklat at Aklatan : Kaagapay sa Aktibong Karunungan Tungo sa Pambansang Kaunlaran

2002ICT Pang-aklatan : Kabalikat sa Pandaigdigang Kahusayan

2001Book + Knowledge = Brighter Future

2000Books and Libraries in the New Millennium (Aklat, Aklatan at laybraryan sa Bagong Milenyo)

1999Books and Libraries : Global Preparedness Through Reading

1998Ang Aklat sa Ika-100 Taong Kalayaan

1997Books Are Us : the Key to People Empowerment and Nation Building

1996Promoting the Total Development of the Filipino Youth Through Books *

1995National Progress Through Books and Libraries

1994Tomorrow's Library in Today's World

1993Lakas at Sigla ng Mamamayan, Dulot ng Aklatan

1992Aklat : Pambukas sa Makabayang Sining at Kultura

1991Aklat : Kabalikat sa karunungan at Kaunlaran

1990Magbasa para sa Kagalingan at Lakas ng Bansa

1989Aklat : Susi ng kasarinlan

1988Aklat : Susi ng Nasyonalismo

1987Aklat ay Gabay Tungo sa Tagumpay

1986Aklatan : Kadluan ng Karunugan at Kalinangan

1985Sa Kabataang Palabasa Bansa'y Umaasa

1984Umuunlad sa Sariling Sikap sa Pagbabasa ng
Akmang Aklat

1983Pagtangkilik sa Aklat, Tungkulin ng Lahat

1982Pagbabasa'y Ugaliin
Sa Pagtanda'y Ito'y Dadalhin

1981May Kapansanan Man o Wala,
Sa Pagbabasa Magiging Dalubhasa

1980Mag-anak na Palabasa, Umuunlad, Lumiligaya

1979Babasahing Pambata : Binhi ng Kaunlaran
(Children's Books : Seeds of Progress)

1978Basahin ang Sariling Atin : Diwang Pilipino ang Palaganapin (Read Filipino and Promote the National Spirit

1977Bumasa at Maglingkod (Read and Serve)

1976Aklat at Aklatan : Yaman ng Bayan

1975Nation Building Through Reading

1974Aklat at Ikaw

1973

1972Social Consciousness Through Reading

1971Join the Read Movement : Read to Lead

1970 Nov 22-26Nasa Aklat ang Lakas

1969 Nov 22-26Bumasa Upang Umunlad

1968Read to Learn to Read

1967Read for a Better Philippines

1966Tayo'y Magbasa

1965Reading for National Understanding

1964Reading for National Progress

1957A Good Book for Every Reader

1956Reading for World Understanding

1954Read and Be Free

1953Good Books for Better Living

1951Peace Through Books

1939Reading for Knowledge and for Pleasure

1934 Jun 18-24


Source:
Read Good Books




73rd
National Book Week Souvenir Program

NBW is celebrated yearly from November 24-30 unless otherwise indicated.Starting Nov 29, 2008, as part of the NBW celebration will be the Librarian's Day.


Saturday, March 08, 2008

PLAI-STRLC Notice of Regular Meeting

Philippine Librarians Association Incorporated (PLAI)
PLAI - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council
http://plaistrlc.blogspot.com
plai_strlc(at)yahoo(dot)com


STRLC-NRM-003 s. 2008

March 08, 2008


TO:All Council Officers




















SUBJECT :3rd PLAI-STRLC Regular Meeting




















Please come to our 3rd Regular Monthly Meeting for CY 2008 on March 18, 2008 (3rd Tuesday of the Month) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City, Laguna


AGENDA:

1.
Updates on STRLC's Nomination for PRC Outstanding Professional

2. Updates on SEC Registration

3. Logo Making Contest

4. PLAI Updates

5. Provincial Chapter's Report/Update

6. 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
Secretary

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

National Library of the Philippines

As reported in the editorial section of Manila Bulletin issue today, The National Library of the Philippines is celebrating its 107th Anniversary. Our warmest congratulations to all colleagues in the TNL for this momentous events. Full text of the editorial is here.


EXCERPTS:
Early in 1901, the Board of Trustees of the American Circulating Library donated the library’s collection to the Government of the Philippines. The Philippine Commission passed Act No. 96 on March 5, 1901, officially accepting the donation and established the first public library in the country – the National Library of the Philippines.

Succeeding years saw the growth of the National Library of the Philippines. Through Act No. 2572, passed on January 31, 1918, it was merged with two other government agencies – the Executive Bureau’s Division of Archives, Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks and the Law Library of the Philippine Assembly – and became known as the Philippine Library and Museums. Act No. 3477, passed on December 7, 1928, created the National Library and the National Museum as two separate government agencies. In 1947, Executive Order No. 94 renamed the National Library as Bureau of Public Libraries. Then under Republic Act No. 3873, passed on June 18, 1964, the Bureau of Public Libraries was renamed the National Library of the Philippines.