Friday, July 31, 2009

CLASS holds 1st IFLA-FAIFE IM Cascading to the Provincial Level

The Cavite Librarians Association Inc (CLASS) in cooperation with the PLAI-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council held the 1st IFLA/FAIFE Internet Manifesto Cascading to the Provincial Level last 31 July 2009 at the New Legislative Building, Trece Martires City, Cavite.

Fifty-six (56) participants, excluding the CLASS Officers, from Cavite, Batangas and Las Piñas comprised the attendance.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

October 7-9, 2009 : PLAI-STRLC Conference on "Meeting the Challenges of Librarianship Across Barriers"

The Philippine Librarians Association Inc. - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) cordially invites all registered librarians, library staff, information professionals and teacher-librarians to its Conference and General Assembly on October 7-9, 2009 at the Eastern Manila Hotel & Training Center (formerly Las Brisas Hotel & Conference Center) Ortigas Ave. Extension, Antipolo City, Rizal

As the Philippine communities continue to change and grow, libraries must adapt to the changing community needs and work across barriers of culture, language, space and time. Thus this year's Conference is aptly themed as "Meeting the Challenges of Librarianship Across Barriers". (Click the theme to download the Invitation with Pre-registration Form)

The Conference aims to:
1) present the current trends, issues and challenges that libraries and information provider are faced with, in this information age;
2) explore the many available tools and technology that can assist librarians in transforming themselves and making their library services receptive to the needs of its constituents;
3) empower the egistered librarians, library staff, information professionals and teacher-librarians in meeting the challenges of librarianship across barriers

Topics include: Impact Assessment on Internet Use & Policies; Copyright Issues in the e-Environment; Open Access Initiatives & Creative Commons, Repackaging Librarianship, Current Challenges and Trends in Organizing Library Resources; Role of Technology in Organizing Library Learning Spaces; e-Reference Services; Fellowships and Grants for Librarians, Basic Blogging for Librarians and Health and Wellness for Librarians. (Click topics to view program)

The Conference fees are as follows:
Live-OUT: Php 2,700 - to include meals, conference kits and certificate
Live - IN: Php 3,500 - to include accommodation, meals, conference kits and certificate
Accompanying person: Php 2,400 - to include accommodation and meals

EARLY BIRDS: Discounted rate Php200 less for the Conference Fee provided attendance is confirmed to Organizing Committee on or before SEPTEMBER 7, 2009. However, non-appearance will still mean the interested attendee shall pay the corresponding Conference Fee unless cancellation is made on or before September 14, 2009.

For particulars and reservations, you can contact any of the following:

Audrey G. Anday
(049) 536-5998

Gloria Melendres
(02) 660-9665 to 68 loc 128, 134-135

Loida J. Cordoba
(02) 658-87-65 / 660-47-62 loc. 125

Rosario Villamater
(043) 3731542

or any of the STRLC Provincial Chapter Representatives

We hope to receive your Pre-Registration Form on or before September 23, 2009. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Note on CPE: The council has applied for a 20 CPE credit units of this activity and endorsement from the Civil Service Commission, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Department of Education (DepEd) has also been sought. We shall be posting the approved letters as soon as we have them.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Reminder 2009 PLAI Membership

For those who have not paid their 2009 membership fee (P300), please contact and pay to:

Rosario A. Villamater, RL
PLAI-STRLC Treasurer
Manuel Enverga University Foundation, Inc.
Lucena City(042) 373-7542

or any STRLC officer and Provincial Coordinators near you :

Rosita V. Masangkay, RL
Batangas Provincial Library
Batangas City

Concepcion P. Villanueve, RL
Cavite Provincial Library
Trece Martires City, Cavite

Elizabeth B. Malabanan, RL
University of Perpetual Help - Biñan
Biñan, Laguna (049)

Arlene M. Rualo, RL
Marinduque State College
Boac, Marinduque

Gilda Cusi, RL
Jose J. Leido Memorial National High School
Calapan, Mindoro (043) 288-3050

Maphella A. Ruado, RL
Western Philippines University
Aborlan ,Palawan

Aurora A. Navela, RL
Sacred Heart College
Lucena City

Gloria Melendres, RL
San Beda College - Taytay Campus
Taytay, Rizal

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Librarian Events for August 2009

What :
Seminar-Workshop on "Dynamic
Library Organization :Transforming
Towards a Sustainable Future"
When :
August 5-8, 2009
Where :
Royal Mandaya Hotel
Palma Gil St., Davao City
Fee :
PhP 2,800.00 ; additional
PhP 300.00 for Educational/island Tour
PLAI-Davao Region Librarians Council
Academic Booksellers Association
of the Philippines (ABAP)
City Government of Davao

What :
3rd Phil-BIST (Book, Information Science
and Technology) Conference and Fair

Theme : "Global Recession and
Security Threats to Library and
Information Systems : Hard and Soft
Management Solutions to Improve
Efficiency and Productivity"
When :
August 11-14, 2009
Where :
Brokenshire Resource Center
Brokenshire College compound
Madapo Hills, Davao City
Fee :
PhP 4,500.00 (Live in)
PhP 3,000.00 (Live out)
PhP 2,000.00 (Undergrad)
PhP 1,000.00 (Thematic attendance)
DAvao Colleges and Universities
Network (DACUN)

What :
Symposium on "Empowering Knowledge
Network & Communication Technologies in Libraries"
When :
August 14, 2009 ; 8-12 noon
Where :
Francisco T. Duque Hall
Department of Health, Manila
Fee :
PhP 150.00 (non MAHLAP members)
PhP 100.00 (MAHLAP member)

What :
Echo Seminar on the IFLA-FAIFE
Internet Manifesto Trainers Workshop Project

Theme : "Internet : the Way to the Future"
When :
August 19-20, 2009
Where :
Professional Schools Bldg.
Angeles University Foundation
Angeles City
Fee :
PhP 1,000.00
PLAI-Central Luzon Region Librarian Council

What :
Seminar on Project Management
for Librarians and Information
When :
August 27, 2009 (Thu); 8-5 pm
Where :
Ortigas Foundation
2nd Floor, Ortigas Building
Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center
Pasig City
Fee :
PhP 1,500.00 (non-UPLSSA member)
PhP 1,300.00 (UPLSSA member)
PhP 800.00 (undergrad -- pls present ID)

Limited slots. First come, first served basis only.
Ortigas Foundations, Inc. (OFI)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Regular Meeting and Ocular Visit

The 2009 PLAI-STRLC Board together with the other officers comprising the Council had its 5th Regular Monthly meeting at San Beda College - Taytay Campus, Taytay, Rizal today, July 21, 2009. The morning session was devoted to the discussion of the Conference details and Committee Assignments while the afternoon session was spent at the proposed venue for the 2009 Conference and General Assembly slated for October 7-9, 2009.

Below are some of the captured moments. We invite you to tour with us and hopefully you join us in October in Antipolo City.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What is FRBR?

This 8 pages pamphlet written by Barbara Tillett provides a brief overview of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) as developed by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). Cataloger and librarians in general may find this pamphlet instructional/informative in our initial understanding of this concept which will replace the ACCR2.

The publication outlines the background of the development of the Functional Requirements, the concepts involved and their potential impact on cataloging rules, bibliographic structures and systems design for cataloging applications.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

PRC Legal Opinion on LLE

Atty. Pharson B. Mamalo, chief of the PRC Legal Division issued a legal opinion dated March 17, 2009 regarding the request of BFL for assistance in formulating a resolution for those non BLIS and MLIS takers who would like to take the Librarians Licensure Examination (LLE) this November. The said legal opinion was made public via the PAARL yahoogroups some 3 months after. He clarified in a letter addressed to the chair of Board for Librarians, Hon. Corazon M. Nera that "to formulate a resolution to the effect that a particular period is extended beyond the time frame provided by law is equivalent to an amendment. Amendment can only be made by the same body that created the law"... and that "extending the period within which to allow graduates of the above mentioned degrees to take the examination is tantamount to an encroachment by the executive to the legislative authority"

In an email by Ms Nera to Ms Versoza requesting among other the dissimination of the legal opinion, she mentioned that there is a June 5, 2009 request [possibly for reconsideration] to the PRC legal division that merited the same ruling.

To all graduates of LIS other than BLIS & MLIS, we encourage you to pursue instead a MLIS degree so that in a year or two you could take the LLE. This is just a temporary setback in your quest to be a registered librarian. I do believe the institution you have taken your LIS units or specialization will be more than willing to credit your earned LIS units to their MLIS program or other institution offering MLIS program may also be crediting some if not all of your previously earned units after some validation process.

And to all graduates of BLIS & MLIS (also repeaters) taking the LLE this coming November 2009, good luck to all of you.

UPDATE as of 27 July 2009

Only repeater and graduates of BLIS, MALIS, MSLIS and MLIS will be allowed to take the 2009 LLE. Graduates of other courses (e.g. BSE Major in Library Science) are no longer allowed. We fervently hope this clarification will put to rest the confusion of who are the repeaters allowed to take the board exam this coming November 10-11 2009.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

IFLA/FAIFE Cascading Schedule for STRLC Provincial Chapters

After successfully holding the regional level IFLA/FAIPE cascading seminar-workshop for Region IV attended by Council Officers & key officers of affiliated provincial chapters, the Council agreed to cascade the seminar-workshop to the provincial level of the association for grassroot implementation of the Internet manifesto of all stakeholders within the region/provinces comprising the STRLC.

The cascading will be a STRLC activity in cooperation with the concerned Provincial Chapters.

Provincial Chapter Cascading schedule:

CLASS - July 31, 2009 @ The New Legislative Bldg, Trece Martirez City, Cavite
QLA - September 11, 2009 @ Calayan Education Foundation, Inc. Lucena City
ALL - September 18, 2009 @ Grade School New Auditorium , University of Perpetual Help-Binan, Laguna
RLA - September 18, 2009 @ Taytay, Rizal

Other Provincial Chapter schedule will be announced later.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa 2009

Ayon sa DepEd Memorandum no. 295 s.2009, ang tema ng 2009 Buwan ng Wikang Pambasang selebrasyon ay:
"Wikang Filipino : Mula Baler Hanggang Buong Pilipinas "
Pangungunahan ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino ang taunang pagdiriwang ayon na rin sa Proklamasyon Blg. 1041 na nilagdaan ni dating Pangulong Fidel V. Ramos noong 1997.