Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Graduate degrees conferred to Manlangit and Villamater

On this season of graduation, we wish to congratulate our colleagues who has successfully finished their graduate courses this Academic Year 2008-2009.

Mr. Rene B. Manlangit earned his Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from UP-School of Library and Information Studies and joined around 4,000 other students who received their respective degrees during the 98th General Commencement Exercises last 26 April 2009 at the University Amphitheater, Diliman, Quezon City.

Ms. Augusta Rosario A. Villamater on the other hand was conferred the degree of Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management by Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation during the hooding ceremony that took place last 16 April 2009 at the MSEUF grounds.

If you knew of other colleagues in our region who received their respective degrees this season of graduation, please let us know by dropping a line or two and we will promptly add his/her name in the roster. Lets us be one and together in joyful celebration of the academic achievement of our colleagues.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Batiancila: Recipient of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Mr. Marcial Reyes Batiancila, Library Director of San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite and currently the President of the PLAI - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (STRLC) has been accepted to the International Master in Digital Library Learning (DILL) for the academic year 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. In addition, he has been selected to receive an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship grants of €21,000 per academic year for two academic years.

DILL is a two-year Master Degree (120 ECTS credits) designed for information professionals who intend to work in the complex world of digital libraries. All students will follow a given structure, spending at least one semester at all three partner institutions: Oslo University College, Tallinn University, and Parma University.

Our warmest Congratulations to you Marcial! We hope this will inspire other colleagues to continue to pursue higher learning not only to uplift oneself but others as well!

Below is his email communication to PLAI-STRLC Officers dated 24 April 2009

Dear Fellow Officers :

Greetings from the city of Cavite!

Thank you so much for your prayers and support on my application for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship in International Master in Digital Library Learning. This is a new milestones for PLAI-STRLC.. . I am proud to be part of this Council! The Award would not be possible without you, my fellow officers!.

Again, thank you very much and more power!

Respectfully yours,,

Marcial R. Batiancila

St. Thomas of Villanova Libraries

San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite

Mla.-Cavite Blvd., Sta. Cruz, Cavite City 4100


http//librecoletosd ecavite.tripod. com

Friday, April 24, 2009

Librarian Events for June 2009

UPDATED as of 15 Jun 2009
UPDATED as of 06 Jun 2009

What :
The Evolving Roles of Librarians and Information
Providers in the Electronic Age : Forum
When :
June 5, 2009
Where :
UPLB Main Library, Los Banos, Laguna
Speakers :
Ms Mila Ramos
IRRI Library

Mr Nehemias A. Pasamba
Mission College-Thailand
Fee :
PhP 300.00 (ALAP members)
PhP 400.00 (non-ALAP members)

3 CPE credit units was approved.

note : The General Assembly of ALAP members will
follow after the forum.
Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines

What :
Seminar on "CPE Concerns and Research
in the Region
When :
June 10-11, 2009
Where :
Isabela State University
Echague, Isabela
Speakers :
Ms Corazon Nera
Ms Lilia Echiverri
Ms Susan Pador
Dr Enrique Cayaban
Mr Michael Pinto
Ms Fely C. Baliton
Ms Febie G. Lanzuela
Fee :
PhP 2,000.00

What :
Lecture-Forum on IFLA-FAIFE Internet Manifesto
When :
June 12, 2009
Where :
Southern City Colleges Library
Southern City Colleges
Pilar Street, Zamboanga City
Fee :
PhP 100.00 (with 10 CPE credit units)
PLAI-Zamboanga Peninsula Region Librarians Counci

What :
Hands-on-Training on "Web Technologies : Training
for Development of Library & Teaching Resources"
When /
Where :
Region 1, 2, & 3
Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet
June 17-19, 2009 -- Postponed to Aug 2009

Region 4A, 4B & 5
Naga City
Library, Naga City
June 24-26, 2009
Fee :
PhP 5,000.00 (First Come, first served basis only)

What :
Forum on “Current Trends and Practices in
Filing Documents
When :
June 22, 2009 ; 1-5 pm : Moved to July 3, 2009
Where :
Jose Rizal University
Speakers :
Dr. Angelina P. Resurreccion
Director of Libraries, RTU
Lecturer at UE, BU and PUP

Ms. Edith Dumo
NEDA Staff Assistant
Fee :
PhP 200.00 [non OCLC member]
PhP 150.00 [member]
PhP 100.00 [LIS students]

CPE points has been applied for the half-day event.
Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC) Inc.
in cooperation with Jose Rizal University

What :
13th Philippine Academic Book Fair
When :
June 23-27, 2009
Where :
Megatrade Hall 1
5th Level Building B, SM Megamall
EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Organizer:Association of Booksellers for the Academe and
the Professions (ABAP)

What :Forum on "The Changing Economics of Print
Electronic Resources" changed to "Valuing
Library Services"
When :June 24, 2009 ; 1-5pm
Where :SM Megamall (ABAP Bookfair)
Speaker :
Mr Nehemias A. Pasamba
Mission College-Thailand

What :
Revolutionizing Information : A Seminar-Workshop
on IFLA/FAIFE Internet Manifesto
When :
June 25-26, 2009
Where :
La Sallette Retreat House
Biga, Silang, Cavite
Fee :
PhP 2,000.00 (with 10 CPE credit units)

UPDATED as of 01 Jun 2009
UPDATED as of 27 May 2009
UPDATED as of 14 May 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

World Book and Copyright Day

Today we celebrate the World Book and Copyright Day. Read Zarah Gagatica post for the Philippine activity scheduled on April 25, 2009 (Sat) at the Instituto Cervantes as our part of this worldwide observance.


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

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

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

DepEd Memo No. 146 s. 2009

DepEd Memorandum
no. 146 s. 2009

DepEd Region IV-A (CALABARZON) office has moved to a new site at Gate 2, Karangalan Drive, Cainta, Rizal.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Goodbye Microsoft Encarta

From Encarta website:

On October 31, 2009, MSN® Encarta® Web sites worldwide will be discontinued, with the exception of Encarta Japan, which will be discontinued on December 31, 2009. Additionally, Microsoft will cease to sell Microsoft Student and Encarta Premium software products worldwide by June 2009. We understand that Encarta users may have questions regarding this announcement so we have prepared this list of questions and answers below. Please keep reading if you would like more information about these changes to Encarta.

See also the "obituary" penned by Noam Cohen, Microsoft Encarta Dies After Long Battle With Wikipedia, New York Times, March 30, 2009 and the comments generated by this post.

Thursday, April 02, 2009


The University of the Philippines College of Engineering Library II is spearheading and advocating a proper library etiquette and the need to respect the library as a SHARED SPACE through the "i need.i value. ILOVEMYLIBRARY" awareness campaign.

They encourage other libraries and information centers to take part in this campaign to promote responsibility among our library users (faculty, students and staff) in the care, upkeep and maintenance of the library materials, facilities and equipment. The campaign outlines 10-Simple Ways to care and love the Library.

We are doing this already in our own libraries and information centers so this is not new but what is noble about this new endeavor is that we are being asked to take part in a concerted & synchronized efforts to promote library awareness campaign for maximum effects. We have nothing to lose but more to gain if we actively support & promote this campaign in our institution.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Free Online Access to all SAGE Journals until April 30, 2009

From my inbox:

We wanted to let you know that we are currently offering free online access on SAGE Journals Online to more than 500 SAGE journals with content available from 1999-current until April 30, 2009!

The SAGE Journals Online platform provides users access to one of the largest collections of social science, humanities, and science, technical, and medical content in the world. SAGE is also the world's leading publisher of research methods and during the trial you will be able to search more than 25 research methods journals from qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods to evaluation.

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, please forward this message to your faculty, researchers, and students asking them to

Register Here

for free online access to SAGE's award-winning platform and peer-reviewed journal content until the end of the month.

If you have any comments about this free access period or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Tel: +44 (0)20 7324 8500

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