Sunday, April 27, 2008

4th Year Anniversary Raffle Mechanics

In celebration of PLAI-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) 4th year of existence on July 27, 2008, Raffle for a cause was launched last April 2008. Proceeds of this activity will be used to fund the outreach program activities of the PLAI-STRLC.

The mechanics of the raffle are as follows:

1. A minimum of two (2) booklets per STRLC librarian will be distributed within the region. One(1) booklet is considered sold. For every booklet sold, the seller gets a 10% discount (P200 worth ticket, only P180 will be remitted to PLAI-STRLC)

2. Unsold tickets should be returned on or before July 15, 2008. Unreturned tickets are considered sold. Stubs of sold tickets should be submitted before 12nn of July 15, 2008.

3. Only sold tickets will be raffled on 12:01pm of July 15, 2008 at the lobby of the Main Library of UP Los Baños. Prizes are as follows: 1st Prize: P3,000; 2nd Prize: P2,000; 3rd Prize: P1,000 and 20 Consolation Prizes.

4. Notification of the winning tickets should be the accountability of the seller.

5. Winners agree that their names will be published on the PLAI-STRLC newsletter and blog.

6. Unclaimed prizes shall be forfeited in favor of PLAI-STRLC sixty (60) days after the draw date.

7. PLAI-STRLC officers, library staff and friends of the library are ENCOURAGED to buy as many tickets as they want. The more tickets you buy the more chances that the PLAI-STRLC outreach program will be a success.

You may send inquiries and request for tickets to plaistrlc_secretariat[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]ph

Saturday, April 26, 2008

April Librarian Events in Pictures/Videos

Igor announced via yahoogroups that pictures of the recently concluded PAARL Summer Conference on "Finding Library's Place in the 2.0 Environment : Providing for Interactive, Collaborative, and Multimedia Web-based Technologies, Resources & Services " held at Palawan and the UP-SLIS 16th Summer Institute on Information Science on "Digitization of Documents for Greater Access" held at La Trinidad, Benguet (Librarian Events for April 2008) are now uploaded for everyone to view/download.

PAARL Summer Conference pictures, click here, Fellowship Night here.

16th Summer Institute pictures, click here

Ms Angela Verzosa likewise announced that she already uploaded in YouTube her video of the Summer Conference, click here (i have difficulty locating it as of this posting time but compensated by the other uploaded videos :D in that folder) and her lecture at slideshare (ppt link posted here as of March 28, 2008).

Thanks Igor, Bianca and Ma'am Angela. (RBManlangit)

UPDATED as of 3 May 2008

Elvie Lapuz uploaded pictures here
Ma'am Angela video of Underground River tour here

Friday, April 25, 2008

CLASS Seminar-Workshop Postponed

Please be informed that the Seminar-Workshop on "Basic Library Management for School Librarians" scheduled on May 7-9, 2008 was re-set tentatively to May 27-29, 2008.

Rest assured that we will keep you posted. Thank you.

UPDATED as of 10 May 2008.

Re-set to May 26-28, 2008 as per official communication received for dissemination.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

4th Year Anniversary Raffle

To commemorate the 4th year anniversary of the PLAI - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) on July 27, 2008, the STRLC Officers during its meeting last March 18, 2008, agreed to launch another raffle for a cause activity. Since the first raffle for a cause endeavor was a success and was able to donate substantial amount to the outreach program recipients : PLAI-Bicol Region Librarians Council (PLAI-BRLC), Cavite Provincial Library and PLAI- National Office, it is a noble act to continue the project.

Previous winners of the major and consolation prizes were:

1st Prize P 5,000
Miled Ibias
Quezon Provincial Library
STRLC No. 6559

2nd Prize P 3,000
Marites Flores
Laguna Provincial Library
STRLC No. 0076

3rd Prize P 1,000
EDCA Publishing
STRLC No. 1505

2 Consolation Prizes P500 @
Maurice Jose Alcantara
UP Los Baños
STRLC No. 8112

Kenneth Arney Guevarra
San Pablo City
STRLC No. 4114

Interested librarians and friends can contact any of the following Provincial Coordinator:

Lilian C. Rabino, RL
De La Salle University Lipa
Lipa, Batangas (043) 756-1849 loc 250

Ma. Merconi E. Fermanejo, RL
Cavite State University
Sta Cruz, Cavite City

Mary Ann M. Ingua, RL
UP Los Baños
College, Los Baños, Laguna (049)536-2235

Arlene M. Rualo, RL
Marinduque State College
Boac, Marinduque

Gilda Cusi, RL
Jose J. Leido Memorial National High School
Calapan, Mindoro (043) 288-3050

Maphella A. Ruado, RL
Western Philippines University
Aborlan ,Palawan

Aurora A. Navela, RL
Sacred Heart College
Lucena City

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Towards Information Literacy Indicators

(click image to download the pdf or here)

From Unesco

"UNESCO's Information for All Programme (IFAP) releases a paper providing a basic conceptual framework for measuring information literacy. Entitled Towards information literacy indicators, the publication includes a definition of information literacy; a model that links information literacy with other adult competences, such as ICT skills; and a description of information literacy standards in education". [emphasis supplied]

Previous blog posting about IL here.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

UPLSAA Executive Board Election

Calling all UP-SLIS alumni, it's time again to cast your vote for the 2008-09 UPLSAA Executive Board who will be inducted into office during the scheduled Alumni Homecoming on 2 May 2008 at Balay Kalinaw.

It is notable that two (2) male out of the eleven (11) candidates are among the nominees, 3 from Rizal Library of ADMU, 2 from UPD. Almost all of the 11 nominees finished their BLIS/MLIS from 2000 onwards. A younger crop of potential officers to lead our alumni association to greater heights. For the list of candidates and their brief resume, click here.

Deadline to vote: April 29, 2008 (Tue), 3 pm.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Posting of Announcements

PLAI-STRLC accepts announcements of any librarian/libraries activity (e.g. Forum, Seminar, Seminar-Workshop, Bookfair, etc.) in the country sponsored by any professional library organization/institution. It must contain the following information:

title of event
short description
date and time of activity
sponsoring group/organization
contact numbers
and seminar fees, if applicable.

Photos and images will also be accepted, provided these are in jpeg format (with 300 dpi). Email your announcements to plaistrlc(at)gmail(dot)com at least one month before the scheduled activity.

PLAI-STRLC reserved the right to edit, proofread, compile the announcement for brevity, clarity and the right to reject for reasons including, but not limited to, materials written in language(s) we are not familiar or contain highly "technical graphics or videos" or materials that are libelous, defamatory, or pornographic. Thank you.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Seminar-Workshop Lectures @ Cagayan de Oro

The Powerpoint presentations delivered at the recently held Seminar-Workshop on "Trends and Issues Affecting Information in Learning Resource Center" at Lourdes College, Cagayan de Oro City last April 3-4, 2008 are now available for viewing/download at The National Library website. Click here.

Prof. Salvacion M. Arlante, UP [91 slides]
"Technological Implementation in Philippine Libraries : Issues and Concerns"

Prof. Ed Quiros, TNL [12 slides]
"Popular Websites in Information Search and Discovery"

Dir. Prudenciana C. Cruz, TNL [57 slides]
"Enhancing Research through the Philippine e-Lib"

Dr. Marianita D. Dablio, MSU [49 slides]
"Challenges of Librarians and Information Specialist"

Thank you for uploading the files.

Friday, April 11, 2008

World Book and Copyright Day

Last year, April 20, 2007 to be exact, we published an entry on the World Book and Copyright Day.

from Booktopia

Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day at the Filipinas Heritage Library in Makati. This is a whole day event with prominent writers like National Artist Virgilio Almario and award-winning fictionits Beth Dalisay and Susan Lara talking about their creative processes and their works.

In the afternoon, there will be an extensive discussion on copyright by experts in the field to enlighten copyright owners (like writers, illustrators and publishers) and copyright users (schools, media, libraries)

The event is free of charge. Please call 920-9853 or 926-8238 and look for Lily or Minda.

from Unesco

By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property though copyright.

23 April: a symbolic date for world literature for 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 Mejia Vallejo. It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.

The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on 23 April, Saint George's Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold. The success of the World Book and Copyright Day will depend primarily on the support received from all parties concerned (authors, publishers, teachers, librarians, public and private institutions, humanitarian NGOs and the mass media), who have been mobilized in each country by UNESCO National Commissions, UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations, Associated Schools and Libraries, and by all those who feel motivated to work together in this world celebration of books and authors.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

SMI-IC Seminar Workshop handout

The Powerpoint presentation (63 slides) delivered by Ms Salvacion M. Arlante entitled "Introduction to Archival Principles and Standard Practices" 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/download here.

Thank you PAARL for uploading the ppt in your wiki.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

PLAI-STRLC Notice of Regular Meeting

Philippine Librarians Association Incorporated (PLAI)
PLAI - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council

STRLC-NRM-004 s. 2008

April 03, 2008

TO:All Council Officers

SUBJECT :4th PLAI-STRLC Regular Meeting

Please come to our 4th Regular Monthly Meeting for CY 2008 on April 15, 2008 (3rd Tuesday of the Month) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation (MSEUF) Library, Lucena City, Quezon.


1. Launching of the Logo Making Contest

2. Updates on SEC Registration

3. PLAI-STRLC Document Depository


5. Raffle Tickets Distribution

6. PLAI-National Updates

7. Provincial Chapter's Report/Updates

8. Other Matters

NOTE: Please bring your 2008 Community Tax Certificate (Cedula) for our SEC registration application.

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

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

EBSCO Free Databases

EBSCO Publishing has announced the release of three (3) databases namely: LISTA, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) and the GreenFile. Below is the description I got from their site.

EBSCO Publishing is proud to provide the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is now also offered free via the EBSCOhost platform. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

In keeping with our commitment to environmental consciousness, EBSCO proudly offers GreenFILE, a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. GreenFILE’s initial release will include A&I for more than 600 titles, including comprehensive coverage – from to volume 1, issue 1 to present – for Bioscience (back to 1964), Conservation Biology (back to 1987), i>Journal of Ecology (back to 1913) and Journal of Environmental Planning & Management (back to 1948). The total number of records is approximately 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Graduation tribute

Today I would like to pay tribute to a fellow STRLC member who recently finished his graduate course in Library and Information Science from UP Diliman. After nth year of waiting, the long is over.

There came a point in time when he could have chosen not to complete his thesis and just concentrate on being of service to his fellow librarians through several media at hand. But a few push, some encouragement and right turns of the knob, found him standing at the defense room and now finalizing the final draft of his thesis. He has butterflies in his stomach but he made it with flying rainbow colors.

Truly I agree with Aristotle when he said, "The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." We know what we had to go through in order for us to be where we are right now. There are many hurdles and challenges we have to passed in order for us to taste the sweet fruit that awaits at the end of each battle.

Congratulations Rene B. Manlangit, for a job well done. You may have conquered that stage of your academic path, but a new stage will soon start. May you continue to be as active and energetic as you have always been. Let your wings take you where you dreams have led you.

To all STRLC members who have also finished their degree, our best congratulations too. We hope that as you finished the race, you will continue to live to the expectations of our profession. Together let us work in making better the reputation of our profession and show the world that librarians like teachers create great impacts in the lives of every individual that seeks learning.
"A graduation ceremony is a cultural tradition termed as a rite of passage. It is a ritual or ceremony that marks one stage of a person's life to another."