Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2008 PLAI-STRLC Leadership Award

The PLAI-STRLC 2008 Council Officers voted to bestow the Leadership Awards to the two former PLAI-STRLC Chair in due recognition of their pioneering effort in steering the council affairs in its infancy years. The awards were given during the 5th Regional General Assembly last September 26, 2006 at the Queen Margarette Hotel, Lucena City.

STRLC Leadership Award Plaque

Ms. Lourdes V. Soriano
PLAI-STRLC Chair (2005-2006)


Ms. Jane L. Bebeng
PLAI-STRLC Chair (2007)

The Citation Reads:

Monday, September 29, 2008

PLAI-STRLC Leadership

MarketRight defined leadership as
working with and through people by providing them with a vision of the future which is meaningful to them and motivating. Leadership is both strategic and pragmatic and encourages all members of a team to deliver their best as an individual and as a team member.

High performing teams are built by leaders who have a vision and have the courage and mandate to lead others towards it. Leadership is a privilege and is earnt through demonstration of competency and integrity.

While the dictionary of the National Community for Latino Leadership enumerated the following attributes of
Leadership Qualities:

  • "Assertive"
  • "Sets goals"
  • "Delegates"
  • "Negotiates"
  • "Communicates" (Frank, 1993)
  • "Inventive"
  • "Risk taker"
  • "Accepts challenges"
  • "Self aware"
  • "Encouraging"
  • "Supportive"
  • "Role model"
  • "Promotes growth" (Denmark, 1993)
  • "Smell for talent."
  • "Unafraid of hiring people better than [him or herself]."
  • "Give meaning and value to work."
  • "Generates and sustains trust through constancy, caring, fairness, candor and authenticity."
  • "Balances ambition, competence and integrity."
  • "The leader and the led are intimate allies. Great leaders are made by great groups and by organizations that create the social architecture of respect and dignity." (Warren, 1999)

The above definition of leadership and the listed leadership qualities have one way or the another tested the mettle of PLAI-STRLC as it celebrates the 4th Year Anniversary of the Council and bestow the Leadership Awards to its two former Council Chair in the Regional General Assembly on September 26, 2008.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Winners of the 4th PLAI-STRLC Anniversary Raffle Draw

The PLAI-STRLC Council Officers unanimously agreed last September 25, 2008, to double the announced 20 consolation prizes to 40 consolation prizes giving away PhP 200.00 per winner. Further, it was decided to allow multiple winnings in recognition of the advertisement of the raffle draw "the more tickets you buy, the more chances of winning". To ensure transparency and pure luck to everyone, only members/participants from the Regional Conference were tapped to draw the winning tickets from the tiambolo one at a time in a batch of 5 per drawee, each time rotating the tiambolo after picking the tickets.

As the saying goes "When it rains, it pours" truly exemplified by the sheer luck of the ticket buyers from Cavite who cornered 16 out of 40 Consolation prizes.

1st Prize PhP 3,000.00
Sharon Samaniego
DLSU Dasmariñas
, Cavite STRLC no. 3592
Provincial Chapter Solicitor(PCS): Cavite Librarians Association, Inc. (CLASS)

2nd Prize PhP 2,000.00
Vien Camille San Pedro
San Mateo, Rizal
STRLC no. 16112
Provincial Chapter Solicitor(PCS): Rizal Librarians Association

3rd Prize PhP 1,000.00
Dan Tongohan
Tanay, Rizal
STRLC no. 10088
Provincial Chapter Solicitor(PCS): Rizal Librarians Association

40 Consolation Prizes P200.00 each

Winner Address PCS
1 Danilo Mogayon SSC-R Cavite City CLASS
2 Danilo Mogayon SSC-R Cavite City CLASS
3 Danilo Mogayon SSC-R Cavite City CLASS
4 Mae Lyn Q. Baron DSLU-Dasmarinas CLASS
5 Juliet Mendoza 055 Ilagan St., Cavite CLASS
6 Norberto V. Moreno Brgy. Tagbilaran Agdangan, Quezon QLA
7 Charity M. Garcia Cuta West, Batangas City LAB
8 Orestes Sto. Tomas St. Joseph College HIS Dept. CLASS
9 Lailen Garay 101 Milagros St. Capitol Homesite, Brgy. Cotta, Lucena City QLA
10 Aisa Garcia CEFI, Lucena City QLA
11 Loyola Victorino Jr., DSLU-Dasmarinas CLASS
12 Arnaldo Pangilinan, Jr. C&E Publishing QLA
13 Bryan Adam Catibog Sariaya, Quezon QLA
14 Rene Manlangit San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City ALL
15 Charlyn C. Porto San Francisco St. Mauban, Quezon QLA
16 Natividad Templanza Divine Word College, Calapan City OMLA
17 Nila Blasco SJA Sariaya, Quezon QLA
18 Nenita Vicedo Luksuhin, Alfonso Cavite CLASS
19 Gina Micua Talisay, Batangas LAB
20 Ryan Andy Manico Imus, Cavite CLASS
21 Evelinda P. Ferma
22 Charlyn C. Porto San Francisco St., Mauban, Quezon QLA
23 Gloria M. Melendres San Beda College-Rizal RLA
24 Elenita M. Mendoza 301 Iba., Silang, Cavite CLASS
25 Mila M. Silang Batangas City Library STRLC
26 Rosemarie Panquito Patunhay, Cardona, Rizal RLA
27 Rommel Mayor DWCC-Finance OMLA
28 Arlene Villanueva Mt. Carmel Seminary, Sariaya, Quezon QLA
29 Jordan Halimbawa Grace Mission College OMLA
30 Norma Kahiwat Saint Michael College, Laguna STRLC
31 Irish Mae M. Hernandez Liejo, Lamao, Batangas City LAB
32 Grace F. Fendo Paliparan NHS CLASS
33 Malou Gucon CPL-Trece CLASS
34 Mercy V. Pureza UP Los Banos Library STRLC
35 Analiza Dilidili
36 Bernardo L. Seco Iyam, Lucena City QLA
37 Rebecca Mendoza Yale St. University Site, Lucena City QLA
38 Rosell Mercado San Fernando Compound, Lucena City QLA
39 Ryan Andy Manico 473 Bucandala, Imus, Cavite CLASS
40 Analiza Dilidili

Congratulations! Please claim your prize(s) from your respective solicitor.

Monday, September 22, 2008

PLAI-STRLC Newsletter

(Presented as part of the Council exhibits during the Regional Conference & GA)

The latest issue of the PLAI-STRLC Newsletter [vol. 4 no. 2, April-June 2008] is now available for viewing/download here.

To view the archives:
vol. 3 no. 1-4 & vol. 4 no. 1, click here
other previous issues, click here

"Help Us Help You Better" by sending your comments, suggestions, and also article contributions to plaistrlc_secretariat[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]ph or at plaistrlc[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Site Advisory -- Google Chrome

Last August 21, 2007 , we recommended "this blog is best viewed in Firefox". For the last 3 weeks, we tested the new browser (beta) called Google Chrome. We were so impressed that we are now revising our site advisory to read "This page is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

What's cool about this new browser is that it is installed (default) in Filipino language if your IP address is detected coming from the Philippines. Anyone could easily change this setting to English (U.S.) or whatever supported language you prefer for that matter. We must confess that a momentary confusion of what to click slowed us down the first time we tried it because the language of the browser was in Filipino [Filipino Google?] and not used to installing/clicking it that way. Another cool feature is this sneak browsing mode wherein if you enabled this feature (incognito mode) all your visited website(s) will not be recorded in your history file. In due time, with more plug-in are created for Chrome, it will beat its competitor in "performance, features and user experience".

So what are you waiting for, download this sleek browser and get a first hand feel of what we are talking about!

Ooops ... in case you are not aware, there are other worthy browsers aside from IE or Firefox like Opera, Safari to choose from.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Directions Going to Queen Margarette Hotel

We have received inquiries regarding how to get to the venue of the "Regional Conference on Empowering Librarians in the 21st century" and its fare.

If your coming from Manila:

1) Take the LUCENA bound buses from CUBAO (e.g. JAC Liner, JAM) and tell the Conductor to drop you at Queen Margarette Hotel. Aircon bus fare is around PhP 217.50

If your coming from Rizal Province:

1) You may opt to go via Antipolo City. Take a jeepney in Antipolo bound for Siniloan or Pagsanjan, Laguna. From Pagsanjan take another jeepney bound for Lucena. Jeepney fare should be relatively cheaper . (However, that there might be several transfer of transportation involved.)

If your coming from Batangas Province:

1) From Batangas City, ride the Supreme bus bound for Lucena City. From Lucena, take a jeepney going to Queen Margerette Hotel.

If you'll be coming from Calamba area and nearby Laguna towns:

1) From Turbina, take a bus (JAC Liner or any LUCENA bound bus) and tell the Conductor to drop you at Queen Margarette Hotel. Aircon bus fare is more or less PhP 100.00 or

2) Take a jeepney going to San Pablo City (fare from Calamba to San Pablo -- PhP 50.00) and get down at the first Stop-light (Sambat). From there take a jeepney going to SPC Medical Center or Tanuauan or Alaminos (fare: PhP 8.00) and get down at "Bus Stop" -- In front of SPC Medical Center, take a LUCENA bound bus from Chowking area and tell the Conductor to drop you at Queen Margarette Hotel. Aircon bus fare is more or less PhP 70.00)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

PLAI By-Laws of 2008

Last September 9, 2008, I received a "clean copy" of the new PLAI By-Laws which I believed is the same copy submitted to SEC. I read and re-read the new By Laws hoping to understand its salient provisions. I compared this "clean copy" to the "dirty copy" presented and approved by the General Assembly last November 14, 2007 at the CSB Angelo King International Center, Manila.

What I found out amazed me. Asides from the errors from the "dirty copy" which found its way to the "clean copy", a number of factual error could have been avoided if a soft-copy was circulated via e-mail (e.g. to Regional Council Chairs or members of the House of Delegates) prior to submission of the "clean copy" to SEC and distribution to Regional Council last August 2008. The lack of transparency (if you may called it) in "cleaning & clarifying" from the "dirty copy" of that photo finished product of November 14, 2007 resulted to a "new interpretation or new provision(s)" not discussed/deliberated/voted in the HOD sessions of July 28, 2007 and the whole morning of November 14, 2007.

The most glaring example of factual error that could have been avoided if there is no secrecy in "cleaning/clarifying" is the date when this new By-Laws was approved by the General Assembly last year. On page 14, Article XII on Effectivity says " Approved by the Majority of the members ... xxx ... on November 29, 2007" (underscoring mine). If in this easily verifiable fact is erroneous, then much more for the other long-worded provisions?

I agonized for days whether or not I will post this comments . Talking with colleagues help me decide to post it in the interest of transparency, good governance and efficient/effective administration of our beloved association affairs. I don't have a monopoly of ideas and thus by posting this comments, I hope it will help in the clarification/discussion that at the end of the day we will have a common understanding or interpretation of the new provisions of the By-Laws. I am doing this without malice nor to be "controversial". Aside from airing my personal comments on this issue, I would also to recognized the labor and hardship of the many member colleagues of the House of Delegates (HOD) who deliberated, debated and that effort resulted to a "photo finished & dirty copy" last November 14, 2007. The General Assembly unanimously approved this "dirty copy" as presented by Ms Mila Ong. The instant amendment introduced by PLAI President Mrs. Suzima Gonzales (as per PLAI Resolution of 2007?) was also approved by the body after some "officers intramural" in the session hall. The amendment favored the immediate past PLAI President as ex-officio in lieu of the HOD proposal contained in the "dirty copy" for the HOD Chair to sit as ex-officio in the NBOT with no voting power.

Click here for the scanned "as is" copy of the new By-Laws. Incidentally, I blog earlier about this drafting of new Constitution & By-Laws and some of the "glitches" i noted after it was presented and approved. Some of the glitches I noted have been rectified. Click here if you are interested to revisit the proposed draft By-Laws which serve as template for the HOD consultation, deliberation and modification which resulted for that "dirty copy" and eventually the "clean copy" submitted to SEC and distributed via NBOT representative last August 2008 (RBManlangit)


The author is an HOD member from 2005-2006, 2007-2008 and was elected as National HOD Vice-Chair in 2006. The term of office for HOD is two (2) years as per Section 21 of the 2001 PLAI Constitution & By Laws.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Proposed PLAI-STRLC NOMELEC Guidelines

The Council Officers during its 6th Regular Monthly Meeting "agreed in principles" to draft its own Nomination & Election Guidelines. The NOMELEC Chair was task to present the draft in the next council meeting. The need for an updated and simple guidelines arise from previous experiences of electing Council Officers during the Regional General Assembly (RGA).

The draft guidelines envision an orderly identification, prequalification, selection, and election of potential Council Officers while taking into consideration the new PLAI By-Laws approved last November 14, 2007 by the National General Assembly.

Using the 2007 Election Guidelines as template, Ms Charity Mahusay, NOMELEC Chair, presented last August 12, 2008 during the 7th Regular Monthly Meeting the draft PLAI-STRLC 2008 Election Guidelines for consideration/comments of every stakeholders in the Council.


The governing body of the PLAI-STRLC shall be the Council Board of Trustees (CBOT) hereinafter referred to as Council Officers which shall be composed of a) an Executive Officers consisting of seven (7) directors directly elected by the General Assembly, b) One (1) Ex-Officio (the immediate past President of PLAI-STRLC), c) the elected NBOT representative(s) of the Council and d) the Presidents of organized Provincial Chapter of the Council (or an adhoc representative of soon to be organized PC) as automatic member. The seven (7) elected directors and NBOT representative(s) shall served the Council for two years without re-election.


The topmost seven (7) voted directors by the General Assembly shall elect among themselves the Executive Officers of the Council, namely: President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, and Public Relations Officer.

The Executive Officers, Ex-Officio, the elected NBOT representative(s) and the President of PC's acting as automatic chapter representative (or its Vice-President in case the President is elected as one of the seven (7) directors) shall composed the CBOT and hereinafter referred to as the Council Officers.

Three of the Executive Officers of the Council are automatic member of the National House of Delegates namely: The President, Vice President and a third member duly agreed upon by the Executive Officers and will served for two years on a concurrent capacity as PLAI-STRLC officers without re-election.


The regular and/or active members of the PLAI-STRLC are encouraged to nominate colleagues to be one of the potential seven (7) directors to be directly elected by the General Assembly and NBOT nominee(s) to the PLAI-National. PROVIDED that the nominee(s) is: an active member of PLAI-STRLC for two years (2), attended at least two (2) activities conducted by PLAI-STRLC or its Provincial Chapter (Seminars, Conferences, Fora, General Assembly).


Nominees will be pre-screened by the NOMELEC if they attained the minimum requirement set for the candidacy and will be required to sign a Certificate of Undertaking stating among others that he/she will faithfully attend regular meetings, uphold the highest degree of professionalism, and served the Council voluntarily without mental reservation or evasion of expected duties and responsibilities as Executive Officers and member of CBOT or National HOD or NBOT as the case may be.

Only those nominees who meet the minimum requirement and a signed certificate of undertaking received by the NOMELEC will be included in the final list of nominees eligible to be elected/voted by the General Assembly.


Voting shall be by secret ballot. The top seven (7) nominees who received the highest number of votes cast during the Regional General Assembly shall be deemed elected as member of the Executive Officers.

The President of the Council is an automatic NBOT nominee(s).

The immediate past President of the Council is an automatic member of CBOT in an ex-Officio capacity.

President of PC (or the vice Pres/chair) shall be an automatic member of CBOT. President of PC shall be elected during their own PC General Assembly. Resigned or removed for cause PC President ceased to be a member of CBOT the moment they resigned/removed for cause as PC President. The newly elected (or by succession rule) PC President shall sit in the CBOT.


Whenever any vacancy occur in the Executive Officers, a regular or special meeting shall be called for that purpose to fill-in the vacancy PROVIDED it is still more than one year left in the term. The elected officer(s) that fill-in the vacancy shall served only for the unexpired portion of the term. He/She shall be eligible for re-election. In case the PLAI-STRLC elected President resign/remove for cause, the vice-president shall automatically take over as president. The other executive officers shall determine among themselves the position to be filled-in after observing the succession rule.

In case the vacancy occurs less than six (6) months before the next scheduled election, the CBOT shall select and elect from among the PC Presidents who will fill-in the vacant Executive Officer position(s). He/She shall be eligible for re-election.

Vacancy in the Ex-officio position shall not be filled. Vacancy in the PC representative shall be fill-in by the concerned PC following their own constitution & bylaws and PLAI-STRLC guidelines of who are qualified to be President and Vice President of PC.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Comments on the 2008 Interim Election Guidelines

Fulltext of the 2008 Council Interim Election Guidelines can be viewed from PLAI-CaVRLC.

The following are my observations/comments:

1. The date of election is October 13-15, 2008 (Choose any Date).

Why not simply state that council election must be held between September-October 2008 or/on before the stipulated deadline of October 31, 2008 as submission of elected Council Officers. The 2-months window will give enough time for the concerned Regional Council to plan and maybe organized a Seminar-Workshop or Forum to coincide with the Regional General Assembly (RGA). Does it mean that if RGA will be held before or after this date, the elected officers are null & void? Or this is again a case of a promulgated guidelines not to be strictly observed as in past practices?

2. Officer to be Elected (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, 2 BOD)

In the copy given to Regional Councils of the new PLAI By-Laws, Art. II Section 3 states:

Each Council shall have seven (7) members of the Board of Trustees, hereinafter referred as Council Board, and shall elect from among themselves the following officers: Council President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor. (underscoring mine)
So, how come that on this election guidelines, we are directed to elect the President, VP ... etc. when the approved By-Laws is crystal clear that these position will be elected from among the elected Council Board of Trustees (CBOT). That during the RGA, the general membership will elect only seven (7) Council Board of Trustees and not the Council officers mentioned in the guidelines as it was the previous practiced and was unanimously retained by the HOD in its interpretation of this provision.

3. No mention of the NBOT representative per Regional Council to be elected by the RGA.

In the new PLAI By-Laws, Art. VII Section 2 states:

The members of the National Board of Trustees shall be elected by the House of Delegates from among themselves. The Chairperson of the House of Delegates shall be an ex-officio member of the Board who does not have a right to vote.

Never heard of this provision (revised?) during the HOD deliberation of the proposed By-Laws and radically differs from the photo finished product presented and approved by the General Assembly last November 14, 2007.

My understanding of the highlighted provision is that members of NBOT will come therefore from HOD? and Regional Councils need not elect its NBOT representatives as previously practiced? This is an absurd interpretation and run in conflict to other provisions in this new By-Laws.

In the "dirty copy" of the By-Laws presented and approved by the General Assembly last November 14, 2007, it says that there will be 16 members of NBOT elected wherein 1 NBOT per regional council.

But in Article VII section I of this "clean copy" By-Laws says there should be 15 NBOT members, but we have 16 Regional Councils (RC) . Does it mean 1 RC will not have an NBOT?

If we go along the previous practice of electing NBOT representatives by council, how do we then select our new NBOT in the absence of clear guidelines and rather different By-Laws provision from what was presented and approved with minor modification by the General Assembly? Or does it mean that current NBOT members will still be our interim NBOT serving for another two (2) years term without being re-elected?

Does this mean the era of PLAI-NCRLC having the most number of NBOT are over? In this current NBOT, Mrs. Suzima L. Gonzales, Mrs. Belen Vibar, Mrs. Fe Abelardo represent NCRLC . What are the long-term implication of this new provision in the viability of the association? If in the present practice, quorum in difficult to achieve wherein 3 NBOT are from NCR much more if only 1 will be from NCR?

The "dirty copy" of the PLAI By-Laws is a departure from the old practice wherein the National HOD will no longer elect who will be the members of NBOT instead it will rank (1 NBOT per Regional Council) the top eight to hold executive function while the remaining eight (8) as member of the board of directors. In this "clean copy", the provision offers a new interpretation, that instead of the guidelines clarifying, the opposite is happening.

4. On section J of this 2008 Election Guidelines
... proclaim all winning candidates who will form the 2008 Council Board [of] Trustee[s] and Council NOMELEC Members.
In the deliberation of HOD for the NOMELEC, it was agreed that six (6) months prior to the next election, NBOT or CBOT will convene the NOMELEC to take charge of the elections related activities. Hence, no need to elect the members of NOMELEC this coming RGA.

It seems (I do hope I'm wrong) whoever prepared this Guidelines didn't read and re-read the "dirty copy" of the By-Laws approved by the General Assembly last November 14, 2007, much less this "clean copy" resulting to inconsistencies in the interpretation of the provisions.


Written earlier but self-embargoed for later posting. Waited for other colleagues or the PLAI-National to take notice of the inconsistencies in the issued guidelines versus the new PLAI By-Laws. But then PLAI-BRLC posted an email notice in the yahoogroups quoting from the 2008 election guidelines thus the need to post this article to generate discussion and possibly rectify the interpretation of the provisions before the scheduled Regional General Assembly (RGA).

Sunday, September 14, 2008

CSC Announcement of PLAI-STRLC Conference

The Civil Service Commission posted CSC Announcement No. 37 s. 2008 entitled "Training/Development Programs & Events for September 2008" and it includes the PLAI-STRLC Regional Conference and General Assembly on September 24-26, 2008 at Queen Margarette Hotel, Lucena City.

Click here for the posted CHED endorsement.

Friday, September 05, 2008

"Accidental Librarian", a new term or a reality?

Reading Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban position paper reminded me to revisit a draft post/article about teacher-librarian. Allow me to tell you a story. One participant during the organizational meeting and forum of the Rizal Librarians Association (RLA) used the term "accidental librarian" to describe his foray to the profession of librarianship. He is a BS elementary education graduate and passed the teacher licensure exams. Initially assigned by her principal to manage the school library day to day operation on top of his teaching load was not an easy task. He was selected simply because he was once a student assistant working in the library during his college days. He could not loudly complain without first trying it out thus jeopardizing his employment status comes renewal of his teaching appointment. He reluctantly accepted the added task thinking it is only temporary. Hoping that after a year or so he can request his superior to give this load to qualified members of the faculty. In short, he busied himself organizing the library and rise to the challenge of running the day-to-day school library operations. He improvise, innovate and along the way learn to love what he is doing that after a year he requested to unload some of his teaching assignment in favor of his library duties. Now, he is 10 years away from retirement and he dream of retiring someday as a librarian.

Other participants or teacher-librarian present during that forum shared a similar insight when it was their turn to introduce themselves. They too used the term "accidental librarian" when they shared their own stories. Another teacher-librarian recalled that she was not initially assigned in the library. She comes to the library daily because the only available office table/space is near the library. Occasionally, she helped her teacher-librarian colleague in running the affairs of the school library. Later on, students and other members of the teaching faculty started calling her librarian. Tired of correcting them, she ended accepting the additional position when it was offered to her by her superior. She too learned to love librarianship and became proud to be addressed as librarian.

The other teacher-librarian stories are heartwarming. Hearing them for the first time further energized us, PLAI-STRLC Council Officers to organized the other provincial chapters within Region. Their stories and other library experiences shared validated the importance of organizing a provincial chapter to address their local concerns/issues.

Rizal Province is adjacent to Metro Manila and some of its original territories are now part of the Greater Metro Manila area and part of PLAI-NCRLC. From that simple introduction and sharing of experiences, we gathered the following: a) there is a shortage of qualified librarian in the country b) that employment of not qualified librarian is not only true in rural schools but also in urban or city schools c) although private school/institution can afford to pay for a librarian item, the shortage of qualified (or license) librarians force school administrators to assigned it to non-qualified staff or teacher-librarian d) No distance education program for MLIS is currently being offered in the country which could be a good alternative to increase the number of registered librarians.

The passage of RA 6966 and later amended by RA 9246 clearly defines who can be librarian and practice the profession in the Philippines. Almost 18 years has passed since the passage of RA 6966 but the "problem" with teacher-librarian has not be adequately addressed. Dr. Cayaban position paper therefore is a timely calls to PRC-BFL attention to make the necessary intervention to address this issue.

The current Council Officers of PLAI-STRLC are well aware of this issue that during one of the monthly regular meetings, some officers brainstorm the possibility of offering a distance education program in LIS so that these "teacher-librarian" could have the necessary educational qualifications (as mandated by RA 9246) or earned units in LIS and be eligible take the Librarian Licensure Examination (LLE) (RBManlangit).

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Other Events of Interest for 2008

What :
2008 National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW)
When :
Every 1st week of September pursuant to
Proclamation No. 461 dated Aug 31, 1994
issued by Pres. Fidel V. Ramos
Theme :
"Kapit Bisig Kabataaan
Tungo sa Kapayapaan, Now Na!

What :
108th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service
When :
September 2008 (month-long celebration)
Theme :
"Republic Service -- Kabalikat ng Bayan
sa Panahon ng Paghamon
Civil Service Commission (CSC)

What :
2008 National Peace Consciousness Month (NPCM)
When :
September 2008
Theme :
"Sinimulang Ugnayan sa Kapayapaan ... Pagtibayin"
Office of the Presidential Adviser
on the Peace Process (OPAPP)

What :
19th National Statistics Month (NSM)
When :
October 2008
Theme :
"Demand-Driven Statistics : Key to Micro,
to Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development"
National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)

What :
Moral and Spiritual Guidance Week Celebration
When :
October 5-11, 2008, pursuant to Presidential
Proclamation No. 472.
Theme :
"Strong Family Builds Strong Nation"
National Social Action Council (NSAC)

What :
86th PNA Foundation Anniversary and
51st Nurses Week Celebration
When :
October 21-23, 2008
Theme :
"Nurses : Delivering, Serving,
Leading Primary Health Care
Philippine Nurses Association
(Pambansang Samahan ng mga Nars
ng Pilipinas, Inc.)

What :
2008 National Observance of Deaf Awareness Week
When :
November 19-25, 2008, pursuant to Presidential
Proclamation No. 829 dated November 8, 1991
Theme :
"Ano DAW? Deaf Ako Walang Hadlang"

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Librarian Events for October 2008

UPDATED as of 23 October 2008
UPDATED as of 07 October 2008

What :
International School Library Month
When :
October 2008
Theme :
"World Literacy and Learning Through
School Libraries"

What :
Seminar on “From Theories to Practice :
Mastering Key
Areas in Library and
Information Services
When :
October 4-5, 2008
Where :
Café Hasmin, Polytechnic University of the Philippines,
M.H. del Pilar Campus, R. Magsaysay Blvd., cor. Valencia
St., Sta. Mesa, Manila.
Sem Fee :
PhP 1,000.00
Speakers :
Prof. Lourdes T. David
Ms. Fe Angela M. Verzosa
Prof. Elvira B. Lapuz
Ms. Jocelyn T. Balangue

Click here for the photos taken during the seminar.

What :
Seminar-Workshop on “Theological Librarians
the Winds of Change Part 2
When :
October 12-15, 2008
Where :
Mindanao Training Resource Center
Davao Medical School Foundation
Bajada, Davao City
Sem Fee:
PhP 3,500.00 (Live-in)
PhP 2,500.00 (Live-out)

This year's workshop offers three parallel
instructional tracks:

Track 1.
Website Development & Management for Libraries
Track 2.
Hands-on training on the use and management of
Track 3.
Cataloging & Classification of Book & Non-Book Materials

*Participants of Track 2 are requested to prepare
PhP 5, 000.00 as payment for the copy of the
Philippine Theological Librarians Association (PTLA)

What :
PLAI-BRLC General Assembly and Forum
When :
October 14, 2008
Where :
University of Saint Anthony
Iriga City

What :
ALL Officers Meeting
When :
October 14, 2008 (moved to October 29, 2008)
Where :
San Pablo Colleges
San Pablo City, Laguna

What :
NOCEI Library Committee Meeting
When :
October 15, 2008
Where :
Lyceum of the Philippines-Laguna
Calamba City, Laguna

What :
Forum on "Managing the Human Side of Change"
When :
October 17, 2008 ; 8:00 am - 12:00 nn
Where :
Plenary Hall
Kamalayan Bldg.
La Consolacion College, Manila
Sem Fee :
PhP 200.00
Mendiola Consortium - Committee on Libraries

What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Current Trends and
Practices in
Filing Documents"
When :
October 17, 2008 (Fri) 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Where :
Ortigas Foundation Library
Speaker :
Dr. Angelina P. Resurreccion
Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC) Inc.

What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Moving Targets :
Understanding Our Changing Landscape"
When :
October 21-22, 2008
Where :
Quezon City Public Library Main Bldg.
Quezon City Hall Complex
Diliman, Quezon City
Sem Fee :
PhP 2,500.00
Quezon City Librarians Association, Inc. (QCLAI)

What :
Seminar on "Information Access : Techniques
& Strategies
When :
October 22-24, 2008
Where :
Java Hotel, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Sem Fee :
PhP 6,800.00 (Live-in)
PhP 5,600.00 (Live-out)
PhP 4,600.00 (Accompanying person)
Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)

What :
National Seminar Workshop on "Scaling the
Heights of
Professional Development"
When :
October 22-24, 2008
Where :
Regency Inn ,Villa Abrille St., Davao City.
Sem Fee :
PhP 4,900.00 (Live-in)
PhP 4,000.00 (Accompanying person)
PhP 3,500.00 (Live-out)

Only participants with confirmed reservation on or
before Oct 7, 2008 will be assured of a slot.


What :
2nd Seminar-Workshop on "Enhancing the
Basic Skills in School Librarianship"
When :
October 22-24, 2008
Where :
Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo
University of Saint Louis
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Sem Fee :
PhP 3,000.00 + 100.00 for Tour
Cagayan and Kalinga Apayao (CaAKAp) Librarians
Associations, Inc.

What :
Seminar-Workshop on Automating Small
Libraries in the Bicol Region

When :
October 23-24, 2008 ; 8 am - 5 pm
Where :
James O' Brien Library - Student Internet Center
Ateneo de Naga University
Naga City
Sem Fee :
PhP 1,000.00
Speakers :
Gerry Laroza
System Admin - Rizal Library
Software developer of the INFOLIB
Ateneo de Manila University

Bernardita Federico
Ateneo de Naga University
Ateneo de Naga University - James O' Brien Library

What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Adobe Photoshop : Basic
Operations, Tools and Functions"
When :
October 24, 2008 (1st batch) 8 am - 5 pm
October 27, 2008 (2nd batch) 8 am - 5 pm
Where :
ICT Bldg., Rm 601
Centro Escolar University
Sem Fee :
PhP 300.00
Speaker :
Mr Paul Christian C. Galo
Graphic Designer - CEU
Mendiola Consortium - Committee on Multimedia

What :
Seminar on "Managing Library Accreditations
When :
October 24-25, 2008
Where :
Highlander Hotel, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Sem Fee :
PhP 3,000.00 (Live-in; Lodging only)
PhP 2,500.00 (Live-out)

Accommodation is on a first-come-first-served basis.
We would
appreciate it if you can send your
reservation on or before
October 20, 2008.

What :
Forum on "Panel Discussion with the Board
for Librarians :
Standards on Philippine
When :
October 24, 2008 ; 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Where :
Olivares College
Dr. A. Santos Avenue,
Sucat Road, Parañaque City
Sem Fee :
PhP 800.00
MUNPARLAS Library Association

What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Updates on Library Operations"
When :
October 25, 27-30, 2008
Where :
PNU Conference Room
PNU Dept of Library & Information Science

What :
Seminar on "Library & Information Updates
When :
October 27-29, 2008
Where :
St. Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Sem Fee :
PhP 2,500.00
Nueva Vizcaya Librarians’ Association, Inc.
SEC Registration No.

What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Conservation of
Documentary Heritage Collection
When :
October 27-29, 2008
Where :
Regency Inn, Villa Abrille St.
Davao City
Sem Fee :
PhP 4,900.00
Society of Filipino Archivists, Inc. in cooperation with
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)

What :
Free Forum on "Internet Access and Internet
Use in Local Libraries"
When :
October 30, 2008 ; 8 am - 12 nn
Where :
The National Library Auditorium
T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila

NOTE : After the forum, GA and election of NCRLC New
Set of Officers will follow.


UPDATED as of 02 October 2008
UPDATED as of 01 October 2008
UPDATED as of 15 September 2008
UPDATED as of 11 September 2008
UPDATED as of 10 September 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

PLAI Resolutions

Just viewed PLAI-CaVRLC awhile ago and was glad that they posted already the PLAI-National approved resolutions we are eagerly waiting for a hard copy since attending that special meeting at PLAI-National Headquarters last August 19, 2008. We encouraged our viewers to just visit our "sister council blog" for the fulltext and learn a thing or two in the process of what our colleagues in Cagayan Valley region are doing to advance our noble profession.

PLAI Resolution No. 8 s.2008


PLAI Resolution No. 9 s.2008


PLAI Resolution No. 10. s.2008


Also posted is the 2008 COUNCIL INTERIM ELECTION GUIDELINES which is a revision of the 2007 Election Guidelines minus the provision we criticized last year.

PLAI-STRLC NOMELEC also drafted an Election Guidelines to be observed during our scheduled Regional General Assembly (RGA) on September 26, 2008 which the Council Officers deliberated & polished during the Regular Meeting held at Sacred Heart College last August 12, 2008. Posting and adoption of the said draft election guidelines was deferred pending receipt of the PLAI-National Election Guidelines to hammer out inconsistencies (if any), and taking into consideration PLAI-STRLC developed governance conditions, practices and experiences since the Council establishment way back in 2004.

Monday, September 01, 2008

PLAI-STRLC Notice of Regular Meeting

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

STRLC-NRM-008 s. 2008

September 1, 2008

TO:All Council Officers

SUBJECT :8th PLAI-STRLC Regular Meeting

Please come to our 8th Regular Monthly Meeting for CY 2008 on September 9, 2008 (2nd Tuesday of the Month) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of the Philippines Open University, Los Baños, Laguna.


1. Regional Conference Preparation

2. General Assembly Preparation

3. Raffle Ticket Remittances

4. PLAI Updates

5. Provincial Chapter's Updates

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