Friday, May 29, 2009

PRC Outstanding Librarian for 2009

Prof. Candida C. Agcaoili (1,2,3) of UST and PLAI-NCRLC was chosen as the PRC Outstanding Librarian for 2009. She will receive her award together with the awardees from the other professions during the PRC Awards Night on June 19, 2009 at the Manila Hotel.

The Outstanding Professional of the Year Award is the award given by the Professional Regulation Commission to a registered librarian as recommended by peers and PLAI in due recognitaion of his/her exceptional professional competence, integrity, active membership in professional/national associations and involvement in socio-civic activities among other credentials worthy of emulation by other colleagues.

Our Warmest Congratulations to Prof. Agcaoili.

For previous recipient of the award, visit PAARL wiki or click here.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Free Book on Sustainable Agriculture

The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) recently launched "Likas-kaya at organikong pagsasaka ng palay" by Oscar B. Zamora, a free book [197 p.] on sustainable rice production and organic farming during the Go-Organic! Philippines Forum. Click here to view/download a pdf copy of the book.

As librarians, we could help propagate sustainable agriculture and environmentally sound agricultural technologies by simply making this free book freely available to our users and other stakeholders in our agricultural community. By helping in the mass dissemination of this publication, we could somehow claim that our profession was instrumental in winning the war of food sufficiency and food security for our country.

This publication was "book reviewed" by Ma. Ceres P. Doyo in her Philippine Daily Inquirer Human Face column of May 21, 2009.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Library Accreditors

(Left-right : Rene Manlangit, Adlai Castigador, Ma. Cristina Bate, Jocelyn Haling, Natalia L. Garing, Lourdes Fumera, Rosario Villamater, Leonor Tiu and Francis Miranda)

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) organized a Training for Accreditors last May 18-19, 2009 at the Jose Rizal University. Seven (7) out of the 37 participants were librarians and five (5) out of 7 librarians were colleagues from the Southern Tagalog Region. The speaker for Area IV (Library) was Ms. Leonor Tiu of the University of Perpetual Help System-Laguna.

The training included listening to the resource speakers as they discuss the nine (9) areas of accreditation, mocked accreditation visit with JRU basic education program exhibits as source documents for evaluation, ocular visit of the elementary & high school libraries, interviewed school librarian and staff to verify submitted exhibits, answered the self-survey instrument and writing the mocked accreditation report for the library area. Dr. Ma. Christina F. Bate of JRU and PACUCOA Secretary participated in the brainstorming to clarify to the future library accreditors the expected mindset for doing the accreditation. During the critiquing of the written report, the librarians were blessed to be facilitated by no other than Adlai C. Castigador, the PACUCOA Executive Director.

From the handouts given, 28 librarians were listed as accreditors and colleagues from Southern Tagalog region includes Ms Elizabeth Malabanan & Ms Aniline Vidal, both from University of Perpetual Help-BiƱan; Ms Elsa Guarino of Lyceum of Batangas University, former Vice-chair of PLAI-STRLC, and Ms Teresita Magbag, formerly Library Director of the Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation and President of Quezon Librarian Association (QLA).

Monday, May 11, 2009

Top 100 Philippine Books For All Time

I attended iblog5 last May 9, 2009 at UP Diliman. One of the speakers was Kristin Mandigma and she talks about Philippine Online Chronicles (POC) and their ongoing projects. One of their project that will be of interest to librarians is Booklat -- it aims to promote awareness of reading and appreciation of Philippine literature by launching the Top 100 Philippine Books For All Time. I had a chance to talked to her after her presentation and introduced the idea if she could coordinate with PLAI so that librarians could be officially part of this noble undertakings. She seem interested at the idea and I hope she follow it up on this potential collaboration. She also said "POC will provide drop boxes for the entries" and certainly we could help to strategically place it in our libraries and encouraged our library users to vote.

From the POC website,
Guidelines for nomination:

1.) The books nominated either have to be by a Filipino author or published in the Philippines. For the purposes of this poll, any author with Filipino blood, even though he/she is not residing in the country, is considered a Filipino author.

2.) Each voter may nominate up to 100 books. Poetry, graphic novels and children's literature will be considered, as long as they are in book form and otherwise meet the criteria stated above.

3.) Comments and reasons for choosing particular books are welcome.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Conference Lecture/Presentations

Uploaded yesterday at PAARL Wiki are the ppt lecture/presentations of the the PAARL Summer Seminar-Workshop on "Librarians at their Best : Envisioning and Realizing Multilevel and Progressive Readers Services" held at Lyceum of Aparri, Cagayan last April 29-May 1, 2009.

Arlante, Salvacion M. Parnership 2.0 : Expanding Local Networks for Improved Readers Services.

Cayaban, Enrique T. Proactive and Effective Management of Readers Queries and Transactions.

Esguerra, Alice B. Readers Services on Demand and the Changing Models of Information Delivery.

Garcia, Perla T. Data Literacy Skills : Interpreting Statistics the Right Way for Meaningful Readers Services Assessment.

Kim, Thelma S. Developing and Improving Marketing Plans for Readers Services.

Verzosa, Fe Angela M. Social Networking Literacy Skills : Recasting the Reader Services Librarians' Competencies in the 21st Century. (ppt also posted at Slideshare)

Also uploaded earlier are the ppt of lecture/presentations of some Filipino Librarians who presented their papers during the CONSAL XIV General Conference held at Hanoi, Vietnam last April 21-22, 2009.

Oclarit, Fraulein A. The Democratizing Reading among Mindanaoan (DReAM) Children Project : Participatory Approaches to Creating Socially-Inclusive Learning Spaces.

Pasamba, Nehemias A. Valuing Library Services.

Ramos, Mila M. The CGIAR Virtual Library : Harnessing New Technologies for Scholarly Access to Agricultural Information.

Thank you for uploading the files.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Notice of Regular Meeting

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

STRLC-NRM-003 s. 2009

May 3, 2009

TO:All Council Officers

SUBJECT :PLAI-STRLC Regular Meeting for 2009

Please come to our 3rd Regular Monthly Meeting for 2009 on May 29-30 at White Beach Lodge, Puerto Galera, Mindoro and a Round Table Discussion on the IFLA-FAIFE Internet Manifesto.


Part 1 : CBOT Meeting

1. Implementation of the Increase of Membership Due (PLAI-BR no. 1 s. 2009)

2. PLAI-STRLC Consolidated Program of Activities CY2009

3. Application to PRC as CPE Provider

4. Pre-Planning for the General Assembly & Conference

5. Updates of the PRC Outstanding Professional librarian Nomination

6. PLAI Updates

7. Provincial Chapter’s (PC) Updates

8. Other Matters

Part 2 : Finalization of Strategic Plans for 2009-2010

Part 3 : Round Table Discussion on the IFLA-FAIFE Internet Manifesto

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

Saturday, May 02, 2009

PLAI-NCRLC Singapore Trip Reset

UPDATED as of 08 June 2009

Ms Lily Echiverri announced via email especially to those have signified to join the Singapore Study Tour of PLAI-NCR that it has been postponed indefinitely as a precautionary measure to Influenza A (H1N1) virus advisory for limiting unnecessary travels from the Department of Health to contain the spread/contacting the virus.

UPDATED as of May 2009

As per email from Ma'am Nora Claravall today, the PLAI-NCRLC Singapore trip this coming May 6-9, 2009
has been reset to first week of June 2009, because of the ff. reasons according to the PLAI president:

1. Many have not paid their airfares. According to the Travel agency, it has to be full payment before they can issue airline tickets;

2. There are only 10 who have signified and most of them have sent partial payment.

So to give time to those librarians, we wish to inform you that we are resetting the trip by first week of June. Should you have queries please, get in touch with Ms. Lily Echeverri, the coordinator.