Friday, October 31, 2008

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-010 s. 2008

October 31, 2008


TO:All Council Officers




















SUBJECT :10th PLAI-STRLC Regular Meeting




















Please come to our 10th Regular Monthly Meeting for CY 2008 on November 11, 2008 (2nd Tuesday of the Month) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Laguna Provincial Library, Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

AGENDA:

1.
Update on the Logo Making Contest

2. Oath Taking of the New Set of Officers

3. Attendance to PLAI-National Seminar-Workshop & GA

4. Strategic Planning

5. PLAI Updates

6. Provincial Chapter's Updates

7. 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

Thursday, October 30, 2008

12th Philippine Book Development Month


From DepED
DepEd Advisory No. 248 s. 2008

12th Philippine Book Development Month

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) will celebrate in November the 12th Philippine Book Development Month. This is in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 1400 re-setting the celebration of the Philippine Book Development Month from June to November 2008 with the theme "Read Pinoy".

This annual celebration focuses on the important contributions of books in the economic and social growth of the country. The NBDB has lined up several activities for this celebrations such as seminars, story telling contest, book fair, book drive, including extensive information dissemination campaign on TV, radio and newspapers.

To ensure the success of this event, all government agencies are encouraged to actively participate in the celebration.

For more inquires, pleases contact the NBDB Secretariat at tel. nos. 920-9853; 926-3677 and 929-3887.

Monday, October 27, 2008

PLAI-STRLC NBW 2008 Ad

The PLAI-STRLC Officers during it's 9th Regular Meeting approved the advertisement placement in the National Book Week 2008 Souvenir Program as our undying support to PLAI-National activities. Most likely the printed souvenir program will be in "b & w", hence we posted here the colored version. Thanks to Mr. Marcial Batiancila for the beautiful layout incorporating the Provincial Chapter (PC) logos and the 2008 PLAI-STRLC Strategic Planning theme.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

2009 CONSAL Outstanding Librarian Nominee

The PLAI-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) Officers unanimously agreed during its 9th Regular Meeting last October 21, 2008, to nominate Ms Fe Angela M. Verzosa as the sole nominee for the 2009 CONSAL Outstanding Librarian Award.

Ms. Verzosa, Retired Librarian from De La Salle University, currently resides in Cavite and is an active member of CLASS. She also served as resource speaker, keynote speaker in previous council sponsored seminar-workshops.

In her reply via email , Ma'am Verzosa said:
I am overwhelmed with this news that PLAI-STRLC has nominated me to the 2009 CONSAL Outstanding Librarian Award, and even if I don't get to win the award, the nomination by itself is an honor for which I will be eternally grateful to PLAI-STRLC.

Click here to read her comprehensive resume.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

October : International School Library Month


In today's issue of the Manila Bulletin [page 11 of the printed copy ] in the Views/Comments/Features section:

International School Library Month is observed in October each year. The theme for 2008, "World Literacy and Learning through School Libraries," highlights the responsibility of libraries as a compelling framework for 21st century worldwide learning and literacy.

Libraries are supposedly being swept away by the digital revolution. Yet, library power is still very much alive, and has become even more potent in this new age. This priceless influence adds to the human intellect which equates to human progress, and from this springs literacy and knowledge which increase productivity.

As a vehicle for human progress, the library is irreplaceable. School libraries should be central to the 21st century educational experience and the base for a positive attitude by young people towards information skills development, lifelong learning, and enhancing one’s chances in their lives. Today’s graduates need to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and effective communicators who are proficient in both core subjects and 21st century content and skills.

Read the online full text here.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Call for Entries -- 2009 PBBY Salanga Prize

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2008 PBBY-Salanga Prize. The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The National Library.

The grand prize winner shall win a cash prize of P25,000.00, a gold medal, and an opportunity to be published. Prizes will be awarded in an appropriate ceremony to be held during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day in July 2009.


CONTEST RULES

  1. Stories should be intended for children aged 6 to 12 years old. The plot and the sequence must be capable of sustaining an illustrated book of 28 to 32 pages.

  2. Entries may be in Filipino or English.

  3. Entries must be in hard copy, double-spaced, on short bond paper. Maximum length is five (5) pages.

  4. A contestant may send in more than one (1) entry.

  5. Each entry must be signed by a pen name only. Five (5) copies of each entry should be placed in an envelope, on the face of which only the pen name of the contestant should appear.

  6. Together with each entry, contestants must submit a second envelope, on the face of which the pen name shall appear. This must contain the contestant’s full name, address, contact numbers, a short literary background, and a notarized certification from the author, vouching for the originality of the entry and for the freedom of the organizers from any liability arising from the infringement of copyright in case of publication, and affirming that the entry or any variant thereof has (a) never been published nor (b) won any other contest i.e. that it has never won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, honorable mention in any other contest or otherwise been awarded a medal, a citation, or included in a publicized list of meritorious entries to a literary contest.

  7. All entries must be sent through snail mail to the PBBY Secretariat, c/o Adarna House, Inc. 2/F FSS Bldg. 20 Scout Tuason cor. Scout Castor Sts.,Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City 1103.

  8. All entries must be received by the PBBY Secretariat no later than 5:00 p.m., November 14, 2008.

  9. Winners will be announced no later than December 12, 2008. Non-winning entries may be claimed at the PBBY Secretariat until January 6, 2009.

The winning story will be the basis for the 2009 PBBY-Alcala Prize. For more details, interested parties may contact the Philippine Board on Books for Young People, at 2/F FSS Bldg. 20 Scout Tuason cor. Scout Castor Sts., Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City 1103, Telefax 372-3548 or email pbby(at)adarna(dot)com(dot)ph.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Association of Marinduque Librarians

Last October 11, 2008, Ms Arlene M. Rualo initiated an organizational meeting of a handful Marinduque librarians and library staff which gave birth to the Association of Marinduque Librarians (AML). AML became the 7th Provincial Chapter Member of PLAI-STRLC. The elected 1st set of officers are:



President Arlene M. Rualo
Marinduque State College
Boac, Marinduque
arlene_rualo[at]yahoo[dot]com

Vice President
Clarita Q. Mapacpac
Marinduque National High School
Isok, Boac, Marinduque

Secretary Alkaizer Plaza
St. Mary's College of Marinduque
Boac, Marinduque

Treasurer Liezl M. Manoy
Marinduque State College
Boac, Marinduque

Auditor
Giovanni M. Buhain
Marinduque State College
Boac, Marinduque

PIO
Rivera de Galicia
Marinduque Provincial Library
Boac, Marinduque

Marites L. Jandusay
Marinduque Provincial Library
Boac, Marinduque

Congratulations to the Officers and Members of the Association of Marinduque Librarians!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sample Library Collection Development Policies

Prof. Corazon Nera served as the resource speaker on Collection Management during the PLAI-STRLC Regional Conference on "Empowering Librarians in the 21st Century" last September 24-26, 2008 at the Queen Margarette Hotel, Lucena City. The organizers were requested to provide sample collection development policies to be distributed to participants.

Since most of the sample collection development policies are available online, we deemed it proper to just list the given samples with links provided for the participants (and other interested readers of this blog) to download and save their own copy.

Click below to view/download the sample collection development policy.

CHC - Library Deselection Policy

Central Washington University - Library Collection Development Policy

East Central Community College - Acquisition Policy

Hong Kong University Electronic Resources Collection Development Policy

Library of Congress - Electronic Resources, Selection Guidelines

Minneapolis Public Library - Collection Development Policy

Oberlin College - Library Deselection of Materials

Trafalgar Castle School - Collection Development Policy


University of Kansas Medical Center - Deselection Policy

University of Oregon Electronic Resources


*Note: This links were also sent via email to participants who provided their email addresses.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Free Access to SAGE Journals

SAGE is currently offering free online access to over 500 SAGE journals with content available from 1999-date until October 31, 2008!

Earlier this year SAGE celebrated the launch of the 500th journal site on the SAGE Journals Online platform. SAGE Journals Online provides users access to one of the largest collections of social science, humanities, and science, technical, and medical content in the world.

If your institution already subscribes to SAGE journal content through a consortial agreement, then you and your library users already have access to this valuable content and registration is not required. If not, faculty, researchers, and students can register here for free online access until the end of the month.


Tuesday, October 07, 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-009 s. 2008

October 7, 2008


TO:All Council Officers




















SUBJECT :9th PLAI-STRLC Regular Meeting




















Please come to our 9th Regular Monthly Meeting for CY 2008 on October 21, 2008 (3rd Tuesday of the Month) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Olivares College-Tagaytay, Tagaytay City.

AGENDA:

1. Regional Conference
Evaluation Report

2. General Assembly Evaluation Report

3. Council Election Report

4. Raffle Ticket Fund Drive Report

5. Council Financial Report

6. Oath Taking of Newly Elected Officers

7. National Congress & General Assembly Representation

8. Council Resolution to PLAI-National

9. STRLC Logo Making Contest

10. PLAI Updates

11. Provincial Chapter's Updates

12. 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

Friday, October 03, 2008

PLAI-STRLC Logo Making Contest

The PLAI-STRLC Logo Making Contest was formally launched last September 26, 2008 during the Regional Conference and General Assembly of the Southern Tagalog Region Librarians.

For those interested to join, please find below the Mechanics of the Contest.

1) The contest is open to ALL librarians and paraprofessional staff working in a library or information center in the Southern Tagalog Region.

2) The contest duration is from September 26 to November 30, 2008.

3) Entries can be individual or institutional and should be in digitized format. The color gold must be a used as the dominant color of the logo and should reflect/include the ten (10) provinces comprising the Southern Tagalog Region, namely: Batangas, Cabite, Laguna, Marinduque, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Quezon, Rizal and Romblon, as well as the year the Council was established (2004). A maximum of three(3) entries per province is allowed.

4) All entries must be emailed to plaistrlc[at]gmail[dot]com, together with the contestant's basic information (name/institution/address/contact number). A rationale describing the different components of the logo must also be included in the email entry. ONLY one entry per individual per institution is allowed.

5) Logo must have a resolution of 1000 x 1400 pixels or at least 600 dpi with a file extension of jpg.

6) The design of the logo must be certified original and/or officially submitted by the participant. Any complaints that may arise due to similarities, likeness or comparison of the design would be the accountability of the participant and would be responsible to prove its authenticity.

7) All entries are considered property of the PLAI-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) and maybe used by the Council. Likewise, submitted entries can not be featured in other contests, publications, adverstisements, exhibits and other printed or digital media.

8) The logo competition shall be judged according to the following criteria: Originality (40%), Significance (30%) and Overall Impact (30%). The winning entry will be declared by the PLAI-STRLC Executive Board and will serve as the official logo of the Council. The decision of the judges is final.

For more details, you may contact Ms. Lourdes V. Soriano or Ms. Mary Ann Ingua, Chair and Co-Chair of the Logo Making Contest Committee @ louvsoriano[at]yahoo[dot]com and maansky[at]yahoo[dot]com respectively.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

MAHLAP Newsletter and Some Papers

I'm blog/website hopping today and found some worthy links in the MAHLAP page:

1. The ppt of Ms Helen L. Lacambacal (Head of Medical Records Division, Philippine General Hospital) entitled "Principles and Trends of Managing Records Towards Digitization" delivered at the 29th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) last September 12, 2008.

2. MAHLAP Newsletter, vol. 21 no. 1-2 (Jan-Jun 2008)

Thank you for uploading the ppt and the latest issue of the newsletter.



UPDATE as of 27 October 2008:

3. MAHLAP Newsletter, vol. 21 no. 3 (Jul-Sep 2008)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Librarian Events for November 2008

UPDATED as of November 25, 2008
UPDATED as of November 13, 2008

What :
Read Pinoy! : The 12th Philippine Book
Development Month (PBDM) Celebration
Organizer:
NBDB
National Commission for Culture and
the Arts (NCCA)
Filipinas Heritage Library
Ayala Malls
Yuchengco Museum
Manila Bulletin
Cebu Daily News
Anvil Publishing
Fuji Xerox Philippines
University of San Carlos
Philippine Booksellers Association, Inc.
Galerie Joaquin
National Book Store


What :
"National Seminar on Philippine Librarianship"
When :
November 3-9, 2008 ; 8 am - 5 pm
Where :
Alumni Center, UP Diliman, QC
Sem Fee :
PhP 3,000.00
Speakers :
Dr. Juan C. Buenrostro, Jr.
Chief Librarian, Baliuag Univ

Mr. Elvin Ventucillo
Asst. Chief Librarian, Baliuag Univ

Mr. Joel Buenrostro
Accenture

Prof. Ruben Marasigan
Cataloger/Prof, PNU

Prof. Teresita Magbag
Chief Librarian, M.V. Gallego College Foundation
Organizer:
Center for Human Research and Development
Foundation, Inc. (CHRDF)


What :
Lecture Series
When :
Nov 04 - Lecture on Property Accountability
Nov 11 - Lecture on Wellness and Spiritual Empowerment
Nov 18 - Lecture on Ethical Accountability
of Librarians (moved to Nov 25, 2008)
Nov 25 - Lecture on Professional and
Employment Accountability of Librarians
Nov 28 - Lecture on the Filipino Librarian :
Today and Tomorrow
Where :
The National Library Auditorium
T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila
Sem Fee :
PhP 200.00 (per lecture)
PhP 700.00 (package - Nov 4-25))
Speakers:
Mr Sofronio B. Ursal
Former Commissioner
Commission on Audit

Dr Andre San Agustin
Holistic Development Program, Davao City

Ms Corazon M. Nera
Chair, Board for Librarians

Ms Susima L. Gonzales
President, PLAI

Dr Alan De Guzman
University of Santo Tomas
EspaƱa, Manila
Organizer:
PLAI
PLAI-NCRLC
Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL)


What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Basic Archival Principles
and Book Preservation"
When :
November 6-7, 2008
Where :
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University
Molo, Iloilo City
Sem Fee :
PhP 2,500.00
Speakers:
Ms Heidi Dizon
Ms Waldetrudes Cueto
Ateneo De Manila University
Organizer:
PLAI-WVRLC


What :
Caring for your Library Collections : a Seminar-Workshop
on Handling and Protecting Library Materials
When :
November 10, 2008 ; 9 am - 4 pm
Where :
School of Library and Information Studies,
Gonzalez Hall, UP Diliman.
Sem Fee :
PhP 1,000.00 (non-UPLSAA members)
PhP 900.00 (UPLSAA members)

Slots are limited; reservations are necessary. All
reservations will be on a first come, first served basis.
Organizer:
UPLSAA


What :
PLAI-STRLC 10th Regular Monthly Meeting
When :
November 11, 2008
Where :
Laguna Provincial Library
Sta. Cruz, Laguna


What :
2008 Librarian Licensure Examination (LLE)
When :
November 11-12, 2008
Where :
Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Legazpi and Zamboanga


What :
Seminar/Workshop on "Managing a Mini-Library
and Reading Center in the 21st Century"
When :
November 14, 2008 (Fri); 8 am - 5 pm
Where :
RTU Training Hall
Rizal Technological University
Mandaluyong City
Sem Fee :
PhP 1,200.00
Organizer:
Rizal Technological University Library and
Center for Continuing Education


What :
Fora on "Philippine Librarianship : Educational,
Institutional and Professional History and TQM
in Libraries
"
When :
November 14, 2008 ; 8 am - 5 pm
Where :
Learning Resource Center
San Beda College - Rizal
Brgy. San Juan, Taytay, Rizal
Speakers :
Mr. Dante O. Perez
Mr. Vidal E. Santos
Sem Fee :
PhP 300.00
Organizer:
Rizal Librarians Association (RLA)


What :
1st Congress on Digital Libraries
Theme "Digital Libraries : Connecting People
and Resources"
When :
November 17-18, 2008
Where :
The National Library Auditorium
T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila
Sem Fee :
PhP 2,400.00
Organizer:
Philippine eLibrary Project
PLAI


What :
Forum on "Motivating Reading Interest
of Customers
"
When :
Nov 18, 2008 (moved to Nov 28, 2008); 1-5 pm
Where :
Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
Shaw Boulevard, Greenhills, Mandaluyong City
Sem Fee :
PhP 150.00 (members)
PhP 200.00 (non-member)
PhP 50.00 (students)
Organizer:
Ortigas Center Library Consortium, Inc. (OCLC)


What :
Forum on "Focusing on Customers-Centered
Public
Services in Libraries"
When :
November 19, 2008 ; 8 am - 12 noon
Where :
The National Library
Sem Fee :
PhP 300.00 (non-members of UELSAAI)
PhP 250.00 (UE Alumni)
PhP 100.00 (Undergraduates)
Organizer:
University of the East Library Science Alumni
Association, Inc. (UELSAAI)


What :
National Conference on "The Multicultural
Landscape of Philippine Librarianship
"
When :
November 20-22, 2008
Where :
Grand Men Seng Hotel
Davao City
Sem Fee :
PhP 3,600.00
Organizer:
PLAI, NCCA


What :
Free Forum on "The Empowered Support
Staff : Library
Paraprofessionals as
Teamplayers
"
When :
November 22, 2008 ; 8 am - 12 nn
Where :
The National Library
Sem Fee :
FREE for PAARL Members
PhP 150.00 (non-members)
PhP 75.00 (students)
Organizer:
PAARL


What :
Back-to-Back Seminar-Workshop on
"MS Access in Records Management" and
"5S in Records Management"
When :
November 24-26, 2008
Where :
Brentwood Apartelle
Brentwood Village
M. Roxas St., Baguio City
Sem Fee :
PhP 3,700.00
Organizer:
Philippine Records Management Association,
Inc. (PRMA)


What :
2008 National Book Week (NBW) Celebration
Theme:
When :
"Ang Batang Palabasa Dalubhasa sa Kultura"
November 24-29, 2008


What :
One Day Seminar on "Assessment of Library
Collection & Services, and Information Literacy
Planning
"
When :
November 26, 2008; 8 am - 5pm
Where :
STL Case room 2
Holy Angel University, Angeles City
Sem Fee :
PhP 500.00
Speakers :
Ms Cynthia Cordova
Ms Willian Frias
Ms Marita Valerio
Ms Yolanda Odsinada
Dela Salle University (DLSU)

Ms Elvira Lapus
University of the Philippines
Organizer:
Holy Angel University - Library Department


What :
Echo Seminar on "Library Management : Issues and Updates
When :
November 27, 2008 ; 1 - 5 pm
Where :
AQ Library Audio-Visual Section
Sem Fee :
PhP 50.00 (only 20-25 participants)
Organizer:
Aquinas University Library


What :
Seminar-Workshop on “Storytelling for Growth & Healing”
When :
November 29, 2008
Where :
University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP)
Mini-Theater, Iriga City
Sem Fee :
PhP 500.00
Speaker :
Ms Zarah Grace C. Gagatiga
Organizer:
University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP) Library


What :
Librarianship Day / Fellowship Luncheon
/ Forum on " The Filipino Librarian:
Today and Tomorrow
"
When :
November 29, 2008
Organizer:
PLAI, 2008 NBW Working Committee

UPDATED as of November 05, 2008
UPDATED as of October 27, 2008
UPDATED as of October 20, 2008
UPDATED as of October 19, 2008
UPDATED as of October 12, 2008
UPDATED as of October 9, 2008