Tuesday, March 24, 2009

PLAI-NCRLC 2009 Study Tour

The Philippine Librarians Association Inc. (PLAI) - National Capital Region Librarians Council (NCRLC) is organizing a training and study visit to Singapore libraries and museums this May 6-9, 2009. The theme of this activity is "Expanding Library Horizons: An Adventure to Singapore".

The objectives of this event are:

1) Upgrade and enhance the competencies of Information Professionals (IPs) in addressing client's perception of quality information services and its delivery;

2) Increase awareness and knowledge of document management systems essentials for electronic distribution of digital materials;

3) Hone the skills of IPs in their dynamic roles as educators and consultants; and

4) Become aware of common challenges in obtaining/accessing information and to share these experiences with our counterparts in Singapore.

The registration fee is US$448 inclusive of round trip economy airfare via Philippine airlines, accommodation, transfers, city tour, full day library visit, certificates and English speaking tour guides. Please take note that Airline tax (US$88), Philippine Travel Tax (Php1,620) and Terminal Fee (Php750) is not included in the registration fee.

For more details, please contact any of the following:

Nora Claravall
NCR Council President and Study Tour Coordinator
nora04claravall[at]yahoo[dot]com
0927-3179569

Lily Echiverri
NCR Council Vice-President
lily.echiverri[at]gmail[dot]com
(02)929-2180; 920-5514 loc 301; 0928-2120973

Jo Ladlad
ladladj[at]dlsu[dot]edu[dot]ph
(02)524-4611 loc 602-265; 0917-8989237

Fe Abelardo
feabelardo[at]yahoo[dot]com
(02)525-0926 ; 0919-4948178

Rod Tarlit
tarlytup[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]ph
(02)928-8500 loc 2859

Belen Vibar
belen[at]uap[dot]edu[dot]ph
(02)928-8500 loc 2859

Sunday, March 22, 2009

UPLSAA Executive Board 2009-10 Candidates

To all UP-SLIS Alumni

Please cast your vote on or before 3 April 2009 (until 3pm) for the 2009-2010 UPLSAA Executive Board via one of the accepted voting mode:

a) paper ballot - return to any UPLSAA Officers or to UP-SLIS Office
b) fax - attention to: Carina Samaniego (4260847) or Rhea Apolinario (9264476)
c) email - send to to uplsaa@ yahoo.com

Elect only nine (9) candidates from the list. Electing more than 9 will result to an invalid ballot.

An increase of male candidates from 2 of last year to 5 this year was noted.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Librarian Events for May 2009

UPDATED as of 27 May 2009
UPDATED as of 14 May 2009
UPDATED as of 25 April 2009
UPDATED as of 27 March 2009

What :
Seminar-Workshop on
"Collection Management :
Current Trends, Practices
and Future Directions
"
When :
May 6-8, 2009
Where :
Sampaguita Gardens Resort and Spa
506 Rizal St., Poblacion New Washington,
Aklan
Fee :
PhP 5,800.00 (Live in)
PhP 5,000.00 (Live in - non pax/accompanying)
PhP 4,000.00 (Live out)

Cash/check payments maybe deposited to:
Land Bank Savings No. 1771-0359-70
BSP Branch, Mabini Street, Manila

Organizer:
Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines


What :
PLAI-NCRLC 2009 Study Tour
Theme : Expanding Library Horizons :
An Adventure to Singapore"
When :
May 6-9, 2009
Where :
Singapore
Fee :
US$ 448.00 (required taxes not yet included)


What :
59th UPLSAA Alumni Homecoming
& General Assembly
Theme : "Pagkakaisa sa
Pagtataguyod ng SLIS
"
When :
May 9, 2009 ; 9-12 noon
Where :
UP Balay Kalinaw
University of the Philippines
Diliman, QC
Fee :
PhP 250.00
Organizer:UPLSAA


What :National Seminar-Workshop on
"Effective Library Services:
Strategies and New Approaches
"
When :May 11-13, 2009
Where :Roxas Hall, Teachers Camp
Baguio City
Fee :PhP 3,900.00 (Live-in)
PhP 3,700.00 (Live-out)
Organizer:Philippine Association of School Librarians (PASL), Inc.


What :
Seminar on "Establishing Legal Resources
Collection in Libraries & Information Centers"
When :
May 13-15, 2009
Where :
Pearlmont Inn
Lim Ket Kai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City
Fee :
PhP 4,500.00 (Live-in)
PhP 4,000.00 (Live-out)

Please send reservation on or before May 8, 2009.

Organizer:
Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL)


What :
CE-Logic 1st National Conference on Digital Resources
When :
May 14-15, 2009
Where :
C&E Information Resource Center
Quezon Blvd., Quezon City


What :
Seminar-Workshop on “Enhancing Library
Collection & Professional Competencies
as
Information Specialists in an Electronic
Age
and PLAI-ZAMPEN General Assembly"
When :
May 15-16, 2009
Where :
Audio-Visual Room, High School Department
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Tumaga, Zamboanga City
Fee :
Php 700.00 (non-PLAI member)
PhP 500.00 (PLAI member and LIS students)
Organizer:
PLAI-Zamboanga Peninsula Region Librarians Council


What :
Enhancement Seminar on Record Management
When :
May 16, 2009 (Sat)
Where :
Cuyapo Town Hall, Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija
Speakers :
Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban
"Records Management Awareness"

Mrs. Fely C. Baliton
"Records Maintenance with emphasis on filing"

David A. Cabonero
"Basics of Records Retention and Disposition"
Organizer:
School of Education, Saint Mary's University


What :
1st National Convention of Records Officers,
Records Custodians, and Records Handlers
When :
May 19-21, 2009
Where :
Teachers Camp, Baguio City
Fee :
PhP 4,500.00
Organizer:
DepEd-Records Division, Administrative Service


What :
Round-Table Discussion on PAARLNET
When :
May 21, 2009 ; 1-5 pm
Where :
Ground Floor, Goodwill/Bridges Bookstore
Glorietta 3, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Organizer:
PAARL


What :Seminar-workshop on
Enhancing Librarians’ Professional
Competencies in
Librarians
When :May 25-27, 2009
Where :Edilberto P. Dagot Hall, Conference Room
Philippine Normal University
Taft Avenue, Manila
Fee :
PhP 2,500.00


What :
Seminar on “Updates on Cataloging and
Classification : Print & Non-print Resources”
When :
May 28, 2009 ; 7 am - 4 pm
Where :
San Beda College Alabang
Alabang Hills Village, Muntinlupa City
Fee :
PhP 1,000.00
Speaker :
Dr. Juan C. Buenrostro, Jr.
Organizer:
MUNPARLAS Library Association


What :
Roundtable Discussion on
"CPE Issues and Concerns"
When :
May 29, 2009
Where :
Room 308, PS Building,
Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City
Fee :
PhP 200.00 (member or non-member)
PhP 150.00 (students of LIS)
Organizer:
PLAI-Central Luzon Region Librarians Council


What :
PLAI-STRLC 3rd Council Officers Meeting
When :
May 29-30, 2009
Where :
White Beach Lodge, Puerto Galera,
Oriental Mindoro

Friday, March 13, 2009

Librarian Events for April 2009

UPDATED as of 19 March 2009
UPDATED as of 18 March 2009

What :
Seminar on "Media Awareness and Services
& Basic
Information on Library Automation"
When :
April 4, 2009
Where :
University of La Sallette Auditorium
Santiago City, Isabela

Fee :
PhP 300.00 (professionals)
PhP 200.00 (student)
Speaker :
Ms Evangeline Baluyot
Chief, Instruction Media Section
Jose Rizal University
Organizer:
Master of Science in Library Science
Student Society (MSLSSS)


What :
National Conference on Library and
Information Science Education

When :
April 13-14, 2009
Where :
Ortigas Foundation Library
Ortigas Center
Fee :
PhP 2,500.00
Organizer:
Philippine Association of Teachers
of Library and Information Science (PATLS)


What :
Lakbay Library sa BSP at TJIC
When :
April 14, 2009 ; 9:00-4:30 pm
Where :
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila (am)

Thomas Jefferson Information Center
US Embassy compound
Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila (pm)
Fee :
PhP 500.00

Only 35 participants will be accommodated.
No walk-ins especially for the TJIC part.

Organizer:
PNU-LISSA, Inc.


What :
Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians CONSAL XIV

Theme : "Towards Dynamic Libraries and
Information
Services in Southeast Asian
Countries
"
When :
April 20-23, 2009
Where :
Melia Hanoi Hotel
Hanoi, Vietnam
Organizer:
National Library of Vietnam
Vietnam Library Association


What :
One-day seminar on "Exercising Leadership in the
Library: Your Career Option?"
When :
April 24, 2009 ; 8-5 pm
Where :
University of Perpetual Help Laguna Library
Sto. Nino, Binan, Laguna
Fee :
PhP 500.00
Speakers : Ms Lourdes T. David
Mr Julius B. Bana
Organizer:
Association of Laguna Librarians (ALL)
in partnership with ZDRiVE, Inc.


What :
Summer Seminar-Workshop on “Librarians at
their Best :
Envisioning and Realizing
Multilevel & Progressive
Reader’s Services
When :
April 29-May 1, 2009
Where :
Lyceum of Aparri
Aparri, Cagayan
Fee :
PhP 4,000.00 (Live-in)
PhP 3,000.00 (Live-in accompanying person)
PhP 3,500.00 (Live-out)
Organizer:
PAARL
updates
Click here to view the ppt uploaded at PAARL wiki.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

PLAI Board Resolution No. 01 s. 2009

PHILIPPINE LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION INC. (PLAI)
Member, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
PLAI Headquarters, 3F/Rm. 301, The National Library Bldg.
T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita ,Manila 1000 Philippines
TeleFax: 525-9401



BOARD RESOLUTION
No. 01 Series 2009

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP DUES


WHEREAS, Article IV, Section I (Dues and Fees) of the By-Laws, authorized the Board to increase the annual membership due to be determined by the Board;

WHEREAS, that Resolution No. 13, Series 2008, “Implementation of the Increase in Membership Dues from Two Hundred Pesos (P200.00) to Three Hundred Pesos (P300.00)” was approved and implemented by PLAI Officers and Board 2008;

WHEREAS, that increase of membership dues has been disseminated by PLAI Officers and Board 2008 through its Regional Chairs and Members;

WHEREAS, that some Regional Chairs and Members have not been received and disseminated the information;

NOW THEREFORE, be it RESOLVED, that PLAI Officers and Board 2009-2010 approved and adopted the same resolution.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that Resolution be strictly implemented effective 2009.

Adopted this 6th day of March 2009 at PLAI Office, The National Library (TNL) in T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila.



MARLO C. CHAVEZ
Secretary


Attested:



LILIA F. ECHIVERRI
President

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

LibSpeak 2009 and LIS Congress 2009

I attended both the UP-FLIPP LibSpeak 2009 and the UP-LISSA LIS Congress 2009 held last February 23 & 28, 2009 respectively. Both were spearheaded by students (mostly undergrad) of UP-SLIS. It is nice to be back at our Alma Mater and touch base with our future colleagues in the profession. Only Ms Zarah Gagatica was present in both of the student-led activities held six (6) days apart as one of the resource speakers. I enjoyed listening to her most in her LIS Congress appearance as she was on top of her element. Too bad her "performance" was limited to an hour by the organizer.

Firsthand, I offer my profound congratulations to the students who conceptualized, organized and implemented this noble undertakings promoting awareness to LIS. As in any activity, we always have a post-activity evaluation. Let me offer then in the spirit of camaraderie, collegiality and as un-interested individual in SLIS student politics/rivalry (if there is any) about that recently held activity.

LibSpeak 2009 as per their handouts is in its 3rd year but their programming schedules need an improvement. It is impolite to subject your resource speaker to a diminishing audience simply because her allotted time is unwittingly close to lunchtime and participants are slowly leaving for lunch. It could be remedied in future activities by ending the morning program to 12 noon especially if no snacks will be serve in the morning.

LIS Congress 2009 is the debut of UPLISSA in this type of activity and it is understandable that some birth pains was experienced by the organizing committee. Maybe next year congress, the topics will be more cohesive and not a "fruit salad type" of presentation. It is okay if it was a 2 or 3 days congress but compressing such heavy topics just in one day calls for indigestion and unnecessarily pressured the speakers from not further expounding their assigned topic due to time constraint.

On the positive side, both used a marketing e-poster of good quality to announce their activity and if I may say so never resorted to by any professional librarians association in the country to date. Likewise their souvenir program, ID's, and method of registration (especially that of UP FLIPP) was well done considering it is only a one-day-affair. Maybe on this two aspect alone we could learn a thing or two of hosting a conference/congress from our future colleagues. Kudos. (RBManlangit).

Monday, March 02, 2009

LLE 2009 Review Classes

UP SLIS announces the holding of the 17th SLIS Review Program for Librarians. The LLE 2009 will be on November 10-11, 2009 in Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Legazpi and Zamboanga. The deadline for the filing of LLE 2009 application is October 21, 2009.

The review classes are as follows:

1st Batch – August 9 – October 25, 2009 (12 Sundays)
2nd Batch - October 18-29, 2009 – Intensive 12 days review program

Registration fee : PhP 3,700.00 [excluding food] :)

For reservations and further information, please call 981-8500 loc. 2871, 2869 or 2870 or (txt or call CP# 0922 647 3378 – Look for Josie)

The review classes are on a first come, first served basis and only the first 100 reviewees will be accommodated.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Librarian Events for March 2009

Updated as of 12 March 2009
Updated as of 09 March 2009

What :
Forum on “Abstracting Theses,
Feasibility Studies,
Scientific Studies & Seminar Papers:
The Easy Way”
When :
March 6, 2009 ; 1-5 pm
March 10, 2009 ; 1-5 pm
Where :
Ortigas Foundation Library

Training Hall B, 4th Floor, ITC Building
Rizal Technological University
Mandaluyong City
Fee :
PhP 150.00 (OCLC member)
PhP 200.00 (non-member)
PhP 100.00 (students)

PhP 200.00
PhP 50.00 (undergrad)
PhP 50.00 -- CD handouts (by request)
Organizer:
Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC) Inc.
Ortigas Foundation Librar

Rizal Technological University
Human Resource Development Center (HRDC)


What :
Forum on "CPE : Issues and Concerns"
When :
March 6, 2009 ; 8-12 noon
Where :
TNL Auditorium
Fee :
PhP 200.00
Organizer:
PLAI-NCRLC


What :
Meeting of All Association Presidents
When :
March 6, 2009 ; 1:30pm
Where :
PLAI Office, T.M. Kalaw, Manila


What :
Forum on "Think Green!
The Role of Librarians
in Caring for the Environment!
"
When :
March 10, 2009 ; 2pm
Where :
Training Hall B, 13th Floor
ELJ Communication Center
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation
Fee :
PhP 200.00

Please confirm your attendance
at least 3 days before the
event for the gate pass.

Organizer:
University of Santo Tomas Library
Science Alumni Association (USTLSSA)

ABS-CBN - Media Asset
Management Department (MAMD)


What :
30th Gabriel A. Bernardo
Memorial Lecture Series
Kwentong Pambata, Dr. Luis Gatmaitan
When :
March 11, 2009 ; 9 am
Where :
UP Balay Kalinaw Conference Hall
Diliman, Quezon City
Updates :
Click here to view/save photos taken by Igor.


What :
Hands-on-training on
“Web Technologies: Training
for
Development of Library
& Teaching Resources”
When :
March 11-13, 2009 (1st Batch)
March 17-19, 2009 (2nd Batch)
Where :
UP Information Technology
Training Center (UP ITTC)
Computational Science
Research Center (CSRC) Building
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
Fee :
PhP 5,000.00
Organizer:
Philippine eLibrary Project
UP Information Technology
Training Center (UP ITTC)


What :
Seminar-Workshops on “Mail, Forms,
Correspondence,
Directives
and Reports Management"
and "Basic
Computer Skills
for Records Management Professionals"

When :
March 25-27, 2009
Where :
Teachers' Camp, Baguio City
Fee :
PhP 3,600.00
Organizer:
Philippine Records Management
Association (PRMA), Inc.


What :
Half-day Training Workshop on
"Oral English Proficiency

Skills for Librarians
and Information Professionals"

When :
March 26, 2009 ; 1-5 pm
Where :
C & E Information Resource Center
Quezon Blvd., QC (beside Hi-top Supermarket)
Fee :
PhP 200.00 (PAARL member)
PhP 250.00 (non-member)
PhP 100.00 (students)
Speaker :
Dr. Gilda R. Sunga
Organizer:
PAARL


What :
15th Machine Readable
Cataloging (MARC 21)
Workshop
Reloaded
When :
March 26-27, 2009
Where :
Lyceum Mini Theatre
3rd Floor, Lyceum of the
Philippines University
Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila
Fee :
PhP 2,500.00

Please confirm participation on or before Mar 20, 2009.
Organizer:
Electronic Information Solutions, Inc. (EISI)

Updated as of 04 March 2009
Updated as of 02 March 2009