Saturday, May 31, 2008

ALL Forum PowerPoint Presentation

Uploaded recently in the Association of Laguna Librarians (ALL) blog are the keynote address & lecture note of the forum on "Basic Information Literacy for Teachers and Librarians" held at UPLB-College of Veterinary Medicine Lecture Hall, College, Los Baños, Laguna last May 22, 2008.

The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Madeline A. Suva entitled "Information Literacy : a Challenge to Librarians" (ppt, 42 slides) and she is an associate professor of the Department of Development Journalism, UPLB-College of Development Communication.

The main speaker of the half-day forum, Ms Mary Ann M. Ingua, College Librarian of UPLB-Main Library and concurrently the ALL President, delivered a presentation entitled "Information Literacy for Teachers, Librarians and Information Professionals" (ppt, 28 slides).

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation*.

ALL was formally organized in 05 December 2006 and became the 3rd Provincial Chapter Member of the PLAI-STRLC.

*ppt cannot be downloaded but the transcript could be copied when viewed at Slideshare.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Librarian Events for July 2008

UPDATED as of 09 July 2008
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What :
2nd Philippine Academic Library Suppliers (PALS)

Theme : Preparing Libraries for the 21st Century
When :
June 30 - July 3, 2008 ; 8 am - 6 pm
Where :
UP Alumni Hostel
Diliman, Quezon City
Philippine Academic Library Suppliers

What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Effective Management of
Library's Electronic Resources to Increase User Access"
When :
June 30 - July 1, 2008
Where :
UP Alumni Hostel
Diliman, Quezon City
Sem Fee :
PhP 2,500.00
Center for Human Research and Development
Foundation, Inc. (CHRDF)

What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Library Collection Management
in Theory and Practice
When :
July 2-3, 2008
Where :
UP Alumni Hostel
Diliman, Quezon City
Sem Fee :
PhP 2,500.00
Center for Human Research and Development
Foundation, Inc. (CHRDF)

What :
12th Philippine Academic Book Fair
When :
July 8-12, 2008 (10am - 9pm)
Where :
Megatrade Hall 1
SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Association of Booksellers for the Academe and the
Professions (ABAP)

What :
Forum on "Reviewing Standards of Library Resources
When :
July 8, 2008 (Tue); 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Where :
Megatrade Hall 1
SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Sem Fee :
PhP 300.00 (Regular Forum Fee)
PhP 200.00 (PAARL Member)
PhP 100.00 (Undergrad Students)

Reservation Fee: PhP 100.00 (non-refundable)
and only 75 participants will be accommodated
Dr. Heracleo D. Lagrada
Director, Office of Programs and Standards
Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
Philippine Association of Academic and Research
Librarians (PAARL) in cooperation with the Association
of Booksellers for the Academe and the Professions

What :
Association of Laguna Librarians (ALL) Officers Meeting
When :
July 10, 2008 ; 2 pm
Where :
Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba
Calamba City, Laguna

What :
PLAI-STRLC Regular Meeting
When :
July 15, 2008
Where :
Batangas Provincial Library
Batangas City

What :
25th National Children's Book Day
When :
July 15, 2008 (every third Tues of July)
Philippine Board on Books for Young People

What :
Forum on "Strategies in Effective Searching of Information"
When :
July 16, 2008 (Wed) 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Where :
Multimedia Section
Jose Rizal University
Mandaluyong City
Sem Fee :
PhP 150.00 (OCLC member)
PhP 200.00 (non-member)
PhP 100.00 (college student)
Speaker :
Dr. Angelina P. Resurreccion
OCLC President
Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC) Inc. in
cooperation with Jose Rizal University Library

For inquiries/reservations, please contact:
Ms. Lesil Lorete M. Tindoc, or
Dr. Angelina P. Resurreccion
telephone no. 534-8267 loc.129, or
email us at: angelina_resurreccion(at)yahoo(dot)com or eagle_llmt(at)yahoo(dot)com

What :
Raising Readers : a Lecture Series on Libraries
When :
July 18-19, 2008
Where :
Ortigas Foundation Library
Sem Fee :
PhP 750.00 (1 day) Prepaid : PhP 650.00
PhP 1,300.00 (2 days) Prepaid : PhP 1,100.00
Speaker :
Troy Lacsamana
Coordinator of Aklatang Pambata
"Setting up a Community Library"

Prof. Leonor Diaz
Reading Department, UP College of Education
"Choosing Books for Certain Ages"

Andrea Pasion-Flores
Executive Director, NBDB
"Organizing Library and Reading Events"

Zarah Gagatiga
Librarian Sector Representative, PBBY
"Taming the Web : Web-enhanced Teaching for
Teachies and Newbies"

What :
International Conference on "Information Access :
Internet and Libraries"
When :
July 23-25, 2008
Where :
City Garden Suites
1158 A. Mabini St.
Ermita, Manila
Sem Fee :
PhP 3,700.00 (Live-out)
Speakers :
Prof. Paul Sturges

Dr. Barbara M. Jones

Ms. Loida Garcia-Febo

Hon. Adel A. Tamano
President, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Prof. Antonio M. Santos
Law Librarian and Professorial Lecturer
U.P. College of Law & School of Library & Information Studies

PLAI and its National Capital Region Librarians Council
in cooperation with the International Federation of
Library Associations and Institutions / Committee on
Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression

What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Information Literacy (IL) and
the Librarian-Teacher Partnership"
When :
July 24-25, 2008; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where :
Walter Hogan Conference Center
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Sem Fee :
PhP 1,500.00 for CEAP members
PhP 2,000.00 for non-member
Speakers :
Dr. Diljit Singh, Associate Professor
Department of Information & Library Science
Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Lourdes T. David
Director, Rizal Library
Ateneo de Manila University
International Federation of Library Association (IFLA)–
ALP & Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines

What :
Seminar-workshop on "Information and Library Centers
Value added Service : e-library and Content Management"
When :
July 25-27, 2008
Where :
La Elliana Hotel, Laoag City
Sem Fee :
PhP 5,000.00 (includes fare & hotel accommodation)
Philippine Society of Librarians and Information Specialists
Integrated Society of Information Professionals of the
Philippines (ISIPP)

What :
PLAI-STRLC 4th Year Anniversary Raffle Draw
When :
July 27, 2008
Where :
UPLB Main Library Lobby

Thursday, May 29, 2008

PRC Outstanding Librarian for 2008

The PAARL yahoogroups and Filipinolibrarian googlegroups are abuzz of congratulatory email messages to Ms. Lourdes T. David, Library Director of the Rizal Library of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and a senior lecturer of UP-SLIS for being chosen by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as this year recipient of the Outstanding Professional Librarian Award for 2008.

The PRC Outstanding Professional of the Year is the highest award given by the commission upon a professional as recommended by his or her peers for having demonstrated exceptional professional competence, integrity, and social responsibility through participation in socio-civic activities.

Ms. Lourdes David together with other recipients from other professions will receive their award during the PRC Awards Night on June 20, 2008 at the Manila Hotel.

Our warmest congratulation to Ma'am David.

Previous recipients, click here.

Monday, May 26, 2008

25th National Children’s Book Day (NCBD)

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization committed to the development of children’s literature in the Philippines. It is the Philippine National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a world organization founded in Zurich in 1953 that promotes international understanding through children’s books. The National Children's Book Day (NCBD) is celebrated every third Tuesday of July to commemorate the anniversary of the publication of Jose Rizal’s rendition of the folk tale "The Monkey and the Turtle" in the July 1889 issue of Trubner's Oriental Record in London. The PBBY is the lead agency of NCBD celebration by virtue of Proclamation 2365.

The PBBY is composed of permanent and institutional members and individuals representing different sectors. The institutional members are The National Library (TNL) the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), and Museo Pambata (MP). The individual members represent educators, researchers, librarians, book reviewers, writers, illustrators, storytellers, publishers, booksellers and mass media. Ms Zarah Gagatica of Xavier School is the sectoral representatives of librarians in the PBBY Board.

PBBY also hands out the PBBY-Salanga Writer's Prize to writers of children literature and the PBBY-Alcala Illustrator's Prize to illustrators with winning entry of the Writer's Prize as the basis for the illustrations.

Philippines is not listed as among the national sections of IBBY as of 31 May 2008 website visit.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

NCCA Themes for 2008-2010

from NCCA site:

In order to set a common direction for all the projects supported by NCCA, the Commission has developed themes for each year, anchored on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Considering the power of the arts to significantly contribute in the realization of the UN MDGs, the following themes were developed:

2008 : Arts and Culture in Public Spaces focus on Values Education (Good Governance and Good Citizenship)

2009 : Arts and Culture for Sustainable Development (Environmental Sustainability, Gender Sensitivity, Health Education, Cultural Diversity, Creative Industry, Eco-tourism)

2010 : Global Partnership Through Arts and Culture

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

PAARL Palawan Summer Conference Handouts

Ma'am Angela Verzosa announced via PAARL yahoogroups email that lecture-presentations of the two other speakers during the PAARL Palawan summer conference is now available for viewing/download at the PAARL wiki.

"Information Commons & the Future of Reference Desk" by Sonia M. Gementiza. Click here.

"Information Networks and the Academic Library: Collaborating for enhanced access and production of information" by Sharon Ma. S. Esposo and Robert Matthews C. Romero. Click here.

Thank you for the information and for uploading the files.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Induction of Rizal Librarians Association Officers

(L-R: PLAI-STRLC Chair Marcial R. Batiancila, Aileen P. Balleras, Adora G. Mallari, Joanna Fang Jen Lin, Cecille G. Reyes, Eleanor M. Vibar, Gemma A. Magboo, Cristina P. Arconcil, Loida J. Cordova, Gloria M. Melendres)

The elected Rizal Librarians Association officers for 2008-2009 were inducted into office by PLAI-STRLC Chair Marcial R. Batiancila, immediately after the Organizational Meeting of RLA facilitated by STRLC Council Officers held at Siena College Taytay last 17 May 2008. The following are the inducted officers:

Gloria M. Melendres
San Beda College Taytay
Taytay, Rizal
Loida J. Cordova
Siena College Taytay
Taytay, Rizal
Eleanor M. Vibar
University of Rizal System
Morong, Rizal
Cristina P. Arconcil
Nuestra Señora De Aranzazu Parochial School
San Mateo, Rizal
Joanna Fang Jen Lin
San Beda College Taytay
Taytay, Rizal
Gemma A. Magboo
Cainta Catholic College
Cainta, Rizal

Board of Directors

Cecille G. Reyes
University of Rizal System-Cardona
Cardona, Rizal

Adora G. Mallari
University of Rizal System-Binangonan
Binangonan, Rizal

Aileen P. Belleras
Greenfield Montessori School
E. Rodriquez Ave., Tanay, Rizal

Fr Paul M. de Vera
Coordinator of Libraries
San Beda College

Vidal E. Santos
Coordinator of Libraries
Siena College Taytay

Congratulations to all elected officers!

Lecture handout -- The ABC's of Librarian's Success

Rev. Fr. Paul M. De Vera delivered a wonderful lecture during the forum entitled "The ABC's of Librarian's Success in the Workplace" last May 17, 2008 at Sienna College, Taytay, Rizal. This was the culminating activity after the organizational meeting of the Rizal Librarians Association.

With his permission, we are publishing his power point presentation. We hope that in as much as we, participants, have learned a lot from the ABC, our readers would find the presentation inspiring and encouraging as well.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Creation of Rizal Librarians Association

Last May 17, 2008, around 30 Rizal librarians and library staff attended an organizational meeting with Rev. Fr. Paul M. De Vera, Bro. Vidal E. Santos and PLAI-STRLC Chair Marcial R. Batiancila to discuss the possibility of organizing the Rizal Librarians Association and become the 6th Provincial Chapter Member of PLAI-STRLC.

The program started at 8am with the welcome remarks from Bro Vidal Santos followed by the presentation of PLAI-STRLC Chair Marcial R. Batiancila wherein he discussed a little of PLAI-STRLC historical accounts and some guidelines in creating the Provincial Chapter. It has been a dream of the 2008 set of STRLC officers to connect with Rizal librarians after the successful organization of CLASS, QLA, ALL, LAB, and MLA. After some clarifications and discussions, all present during the occasion agreed to organize the Rizal Librarians Association and elected its first set of officers.

Below is the power point presentation Mr. Batiancila:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

ABC's of Librarian's Success in the Workplace

The Rizal librarians have scheduled an organizational meeting with forum on Saturday, May 17, 2008, 8am - 5pm at the IMC, Siena College Taytay (E. Rodriquez Avenue, Taytay, Rizal). The morning session would be devoted to the organizational meeting and election of Rizal Librarians Association officers to be followed by the Forum on the "the ABC's of Librarian' Success in the Workplace" with Fr. Paul M. de Vera as Resource Speaker in the afternoon.

The forum is open to all librarians and information professionals in the Province of Rizal*.

Registration fee is PHP 250.00 per participant. It will cover the cost of two snacks, lunch and the certificate.

For inquiries, please contact the following:

Loida J. Cordoba 658-87-65 / 660-47-62 loc. 125
Cellphone No. 0915-271-2547
Email balongtonialen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Wilma A. Luna 658-87-65/660- 47-62 LOC. 118
Cellphone No. 0917-375-8690
Email wilmaluna_11(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maria Loida E. Dolores 658-87-65/660- 47-62 loc. 122
Cellphone No. 0910-360-0690
Email marialoidadolores(at)yahoo(dot)com

Roselyn Madia 658-87-65/660- 47-62 loc. 122
Cellphone No. 0906-534-2648
Email rosemadia(at)yahoo(dot)com

*one of 10 provinces that comprised the PLAI-STRLC.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Custodians of Wealth and Power

(Dr. Celia T. Adriano with the Faculty and staff of School of Library and Information Studies. She is seated between Dean Rosalie B. Faderon and Prof. Rosvida R. Rosal)

Published in today's issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, [p. A15 on the printed edition] is an excerpt of the speech delivered by Dr. Celia T. Adriano, director of the Diliman Interactive Learning Center and assistant vice president for academic affairs during the UP School of Library and Information Studies Recognition Program held last 27 April 2008 at the UP College of Education auditorium. Read the full text here.

...more than professional qualities, which on your own you can develop and reinforce here at SLIS, let me focus on the personal qualities that you need to meet the challenges of serving our people as an information professional.

The information professional is a seeker of truth. He consciously pursues new ideas while helping others develop ideas of their own.

He must be a visionary, able to see things hidden from the casual observer. For the information professional, the library and its information services are just a part of a larger—and eminently more vital—process of making informed decisions.

He must be a consummate communicator, fully capable of transforming concepts into clearly understandable terms.

He is an alliance builder, constantly seeking ways to use the information at his disposal to bridge gaps and foster understanding.

The information professional is an activist, refusing to let the “cry of the urgent” drown out the “drone of the critical.”

He is an innovator, able to think creatively at all times and pin down and act decisively on information opportunities that arise. He takes pride in his work and finds singular joy in helping people acquire the knowledge they seek.

The information professional of the 21st century—and beyond—is no less than the world’s custodian of wealth and power.

I guess the message does not only apply to those who recently graduated but to the alumni of SLIS and other colleagues as well. A friendly reminder that we are not mere custodians of library materials but of wealth and power too. Congratulations to the centennial graduates of UP!

* Thank to Prof Cabbab for the photo from his multiply account.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Updated Librarian PRC ID Cards

Accreditors nowadays (e.g. PACUCOA) and CHED or TESDA verification team for new course(s) offering are routinely asking (verifying) for the updated licensed ID card issued by PRC of the head/chief librarian of the institution they visited.

I am not aware of any MOA between BFL (Board for Librarian) or PLAI to for this new initiative of the accrediting agency or verification team but I welcome this as a timely initiative to police our ranks and “level-up” so to speak, our profession and for our colleagues to be consciously aware to renew their professional license every three (3) years before their birthday. I hope they expand this verification of updated PRC issued ID’s to other registered librarians of the institutions they visited.

Having been exposed to several PACUCOA accreditation of program offerings, and CHED or TESDA new course(s) application for quite sometime now, my educated guess to this new requirement is that it is a result of their accumulated experiences of visiting institutions wherein the Chief Librarian (CL) is not “properly qualified” and thus this new stringent criteria to weed out misfit is a small step in the right direction.

Last week, I also attended a consultancy visit briefing done by Dr. Eric Olivares, a PACUCOA commissioner and VP for Academic Affairs of Olivares College wherein he stated that supporting documents are also needed by registered librarians just like the faculty members for their professional association membership and included in the exhibit folder for the 201 file of the librarian(s).

This keep me thinking of the numerous PLAI-STRLC brainstorming we already had on membership and how to invigorate the association and attract all registered librarians to get involve and be an active member of the association. We, at the PLAI-STRLC is fine-tuning the idea of issuing a membership certificate and ID (atm type) to all active members of the Council as proof (supporting documents) of your membership to the association.

Right now, PLAI Constitution and bylaws stipulated a one-time membership payment of PhP 300.00 and an annual dues of PhP 200.00 to all registered librarians. Collection of the initial one-time PLAI membership fee & due is easy since it is being done right then and there at the oath taking of newly licensed librarians by the PLAI-National officers. The only proof so far of membership in PLAI is the issued OR or the occasional publication in newsletter of name of members who paid their dues.

The difficulty lies on the annual dues collection of every bona fide members and not all have the volunteerism to pay on time and not wait for the treasurer to collect nor the association (or the Regional Council) have enough OR (PLAI Official Receipt) for this annual ritual.

I guess an honest to goodness re-assessment is badly needed in the collection of membership dues and some innovative approaches be implemented soon or tested so that our professional association financial standing could be sustainable in medium and long term basis.

One thing could be explored by the 16 Regional Council is the payment for newly accepted member of one-time membership fee and for 5 years membership due of PhP 900.00 less PhP 100.00 as incentive. The less PhP 100.00 to be taken from the council share, then a rule must be drafted that only the current year dues could be used for operational expenses while the balance could be time deposited in any accredited bank(s) and the share of the national could also be remitted on a yearly basis. Likewise a membership certificate could be issued good for 5 years. In this scheme, colleagues who work abroad are still members of good standing and via the easiness of today's communication medium could still participate in running the affairs of their Regional Council wherein they are a member.

Partnership with accreditating agencies, CHED or TESDA verification team and other professional organization is a step in the right direction of promoting our noble profession. (RBManlangit).