Saturday, August 29, 2009

NCAA-South 11th Seasons Opening

Librarians are usually included as members of our own institution committees (e.g. Sports) as proof of our flexibility and realibility in whatever task delegated upon us. Hence, it is not a surprise that three (3) of our colleagues in the region were present during the NCAA-South 11th Seasons Opening Program held at San Pablo Colleges today. In the photo: Fr. Paul de Vera of San Beda Alabang and San Beda College-Rizal Campus, Director of the Learning Resouce Center and member of the Management Committee (MANCON) of the NCAA-South, Ms. Edna Popan, Chief Librarian of First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) in Batangas, and Mr. Rene Manlangit, Librarian of the San Pablo Colleges, the host school of the 11th Seasons.

The nine (9) member schools of NCAA-South are (in alphabetical order):

Colegio de San Juan de Letran
De Salle Lipa
Don Bosco Technical College
First Asia Institute of Technology & Humanities
Lyceum of the Philippines University
Philippine Christian University
San Beda Alabang
San Pablo Colleges
University of Perpetual Help System

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pictures: IFLA/FAIFE RD @ PSU-WB: Knowledge for Development Center

The Round table Discussion with the Palawan librarians was gracefully hosted by the PSU-WB KDC. Check out the photos below for a glimpse of what transpired:

The Palawan State University, on its 27th year has amply fulfilled its promise to lead the way. PSU started in March 1972 as Palawan Teachers' College, evolving into Palawan State University by virtue of RA 7818 signed in November 12, 1994. PSU has slowly blossomed into a university that is serving not only the private sector but the government and community as well, with the unflagging support of the staff and unwavering dedication of its faculty to serve the needs of a mushrooming and discriminating clientele. The University is now being acknowledged as a major influence not only in the province but in the region as well.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Featured Library: Western Philippines University Library, Aborlan, Palawan

The Western Philippines University is a state higher education institution located at Aborlan, Palawan. The University began as the Aborlan Farm Settlement School for the Tagbanuas (an indigenous cultural community of Palawan) in 1910. It became the Aborlan Agricultural High School in 1928, and the Palawan Regional Agricultural School in 1960. It was renamed Palawan National School in 1962, and became the Palawan National Agricultural College. Its name was again changed to State Polytechnic College of Palawan in 1995 by virtue of R.A. 8012 , and in 2004 President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed the R.A. 9260 converting it to Western Philippines University.

Take the Library tour with us...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

IFLA-FAIFE Roundtable Discussion with Palawan Librarians

(Palawan Librarians with PLAI-STRLC VP Audrey G. Anday)

I was privileged to meet around 20 librarians and library staff from the province of Palawan today, August 19, 2009 at the World Bank repository based in Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. A roundtable discussion on the IFLA-FAIFE Internet Manifesto was organized which was followed by an open forum regarding their concerns on CPE , MLIS study through distance education and the revival of the Palawan Librarian Association. The participants represented around 8 public and private schools in Palawan.

Those present participated in the survey questionnaire of IFLA-FAIFE which will be included in the PLAI-STRLC Report. Afterwards, the body agreed to organize a General Assembly for all Palawan librarians and friends sometime in October 2009 to discuss further the revival of their association and elect their officers.

On behalf of PLAI-STRLC President, Marcial R. Batiancila, we would like to express our gratitude to Ms. Maphella Ruado for organizing the meet-up in spite of the short notice and to Ms. Lourdes Salvador for sharing their place. It was informal but very heart warming gathering.

Welcome Palawan librarians to the STRLC family! (AGAnday)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

30th Manila International Book Fair

The 30th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) will be held on September 16-20, 2009 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

This is the 2nd year the MIBF will be held at the MOA and as our practice in previous MIBF, we will post the forum and other concurrent activities during the book fair as soon as we have the details so we could better plan our itinerary and maximize our attendance to this annual librarian's ritual.

*Schedule posted at the PAARL yahoogroups by Tinette Capistrano dated 13 August 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Net Generation Libraries Forum, Speaker: Mr. Johann Frederick Cabbab
Meeting Rooms 4 & 5 Forum Fee: Member-P 100.00, Non-Member-P 200.00, Student-P 50.00
Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Focusing on our Health: Enhancing Wellness in the Workplace Forum
Meeting Room 6 Forum Fee: Member-P 150.00, Non-Member-P 200.00
Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP)

10:00 AM - 12:00 NN Holy Eucharistic Mass and Opening Ceremonies Program
Stage Area

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Grade School Division
Stage Area Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Forum
Meeting Room 4 Forum Fee: Member-P 100.00, Non-Member-P 150.00, Student-P 75.00
Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL)

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM A-Z English Proficiency Championship Round
Stage Area A-Z Direct Marketing, Inc.

Thursday, September 17, 2009
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Creative Techniques in Teaching Library and Information Science Forum
Meeting Room 4 Speaker: Dr. Allan de Guzman
Forum Fee: Member & Student-P 150.00, Non-Member-P 200.00 Philippine Association of Teachers of Library Science (PATLS)

8:00 AM - 12:00 NN Digital Debate on Archives, Museum and Libraries Lecture/Forum
Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL)

10:00 AM - 12:00 NN Pasiklaban sa Paaralan High School Division
Stage Area Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Book Care 101: Introduction to the Care and Repair of Books
Meeting Room 5 University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association (UPLSAA)

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Anjala Book Presentation
Meeting Room 6 Stora Enso Southeast Asia

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Isang Pagtatanghal ng Balagtasan nina Teo T. Antonio, Stage Area Michael M. Coroza at Vim Nadera
Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP)

Friday, September 18, 2009
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Talks by Valerie Cruz-Tapalla on Professional Etiquette for Librarians and Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 Andrew Matthews on Being Happy
Forum Fee: Member-P 100.00, Non-Member-P 150.00, Student-P 75.00
Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI)

10:00 AM - 12:00 NN Chess Demo Game
Stage Area Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Book Launch
Stage Area Philippine Christian Literature, Inc.

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM SRA, Science iLabs and Asya: Kasaysayan at Kabihasnan Product Launch
Meeting Room 6 Abiva Publishing House, Inc.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Talks by Andrew Matthews on Being Happy
Stage Area National Book Store

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM ICT in Basic Education Seminar Series
Meeting Rooms 2 & 3 Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Product Launch
Meeting Room 6 Paulines Publishing House

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Book Launch
Stage Area Vibal Publishing House, Inc.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Book Launch
Meeting Rooms 4 & 5 St Pauls

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CSM New Titles Book Launching
Stage Area
Church Strengthening Ministry

Saturday, September 19, 2009
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Book Selling 101: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know
Meeting Room 5 But Were Afraid to Ask Series Year 2
Participation Fee: P 500.00
Publishers' Representatives Organization of the Philippines (PROP)

10:00 AM - 12:00 NN Tribute to Teachers Live Broadcast
Stage Area Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

12:00 NN - 7:00 PM Rex Bookstore International Reader's Theater Fluency Award
Meeting Rooms 4, 5 & 6 Grand Finals and Awards Night
Rex Bookstore, Inc.

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Storytelling
Stage Area Precious Pages Corp. and Alitaptap Storytellers

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Books Multiple Book Launching
Meeting Rooms 7, 8 & 9 Central Book Supply, Inc.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Festival of Love Mini Concert
Area Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.

Sunday, September 20, 2009
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Customer Service: Learning Techniques and Projecting Good Image
Meeting Rooms 8 & 9 of the Library or Office Forum
Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC) Inc.

11:00 AM - 12:00 NN SRA Science iLabs Hands-On Experiments
Stage Area Performed by: Mad Science Scientists
Abiva Publishing House, Inc.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Storytelling
Stage Area Precious Pages Corp. and Alitaptap Storytellers

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Holy Eucharistic Mass
Stage Area

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Addendum to October 7-9, 2009 PLAI-STRLC Conference and GA

As per STRLC Board meeting yesterday, 11 August 2009, there will be some additional rates for the Registration fee for the 2009 PLAI-STRLC Conference and General Assembly on October 7-9, 2009 at the Eastern Manila Hotel & Training Center with the theme: "Meeting the Challenges of Librarianship Across Barriers". (Click the theme to download the Updated Invitation with Pre-registration Form)

EARLY BIRDS (Confirmation of attendance on or before 7 September 2009 with Php 1000 deposit which is non-refundable. Account number to be posted soon)
Live-OUT: Php 2,500 - to include meals, conference kits and certificate
Live - IN: Php 3,300 - to include accommodation, meals, conference kits and certificate
Accompanying person: Php 2,200 - to include accommodation and meals

For those attending in groups of 5 or more, from the SAME institution, you can avail of the Early Rates even if you make your reservation after 7 September 2009.

Reservations received on 8 September 2009 onwards
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

Note for the Fellowship on the 1st night, we encourage participants to come in their Luau attire and bring along your bathing suits (women) or trunks (men) since the swimming pool is free for use in the duration of the stay. Thank you.

For STRLC Members who will be attending only the General Assembly, registration fee is Php 500, to cover lunch, snacks and certificate.

We encourage everyone to confirm your participation with any STRLC Board Member or Provincial Chapter Representatives so that there will be no shortage in food, accommodation, kits, conference proceedings and be of better service to you.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

STRLC Members 2005-2009

In a span of 5 years, if we were able to contact more or less 200 librarians who are in Region IV through the assistance of the Provincial Chapter Representatives who has been active in both Provincial and Regional Level. As part of the membership campaign, we are posting here a summary of PLAI-STRLC Members from 2005-2009 for information of librarians in the Region. Please feel free to call our attention should your name reflect not proper information and payment details. Email your proof of payments to plaistrlc[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you for your continued support to the Philippine Librarians Association Inc.

Mabuhay ang mga Laybraryans!

Batangas Librarians
Cavite Librarians
Laguna Librarians
Marinduque Librarians
Mindoro Librarians
Palawan Librarians
Quezon Librarians
Rizal Librarians
Romblon Librarians

"PLAI-STRLC: Strengthening Ties, Regional Linkages and Cooperation"

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

NOCEI Library Committee New Set of Officers

In line with the leave of absence of NOCEI Chair-Library Committee, Marcial Batiancila of San Sebastian Recoletos-Cavite as 2009-2010 Erasmus Scholar, a new set of officers was appointed last July 28, 2009 at the St. Bridget College, Batangas City to facilitate the continuity of activities.

New Chair : FRANK MIRANDA - University of Batangas
Co-Chair : RENE MANLANGIT - San Pablo Colleges
Secretary : ANILINE A. VIDAL - University of Perpetual Help Laguna - Biñan
Treasurer : LILIAN RABINO - De La Salle-Lipa
Auditor: MA. ELSA GUARINO - Lyceum of the Philippines-Batangas

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Bon Voyage Sir Marcial!

After the successful cascading of the IFLA-FAIFE Internet Manifesto organized by the Cavite Librarians Association Inc in cooperation with PLAI-STRLC, Europe-bound Erasmus Mundus scholar under DILL program, Marcial R. Batiancila was given a send-off party by CLASS Officers together with 2 LAB (Librarians Association of Batangas) officers and PLAI-STRLC VP Audrey G. Anday at Max's Restaurant, SM Dasmariñas, Cavite.

All attendees were treated to a sumptuous meal and got a free family portrait at Great Image, courtesy of Max's Restaurant which serve as the souvenir gift to Sir M. :)

Special thank you to all CLASS Officers: CLASS President Sonia Gementiza, CLASS VP Connie Villanueva, Jenny Cruz, Eugene Kamatigue, Larry Pangilinan, Reden Cruzado and Charity Mahusay, who was not able to stay long due to a doctor's appointment.