Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February 17, 2010 – Ash Wednesday

From the Word of the Day

When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites. Anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting except to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.

Matthew 6: 17-18

How should we live this Word

Does fasting have any meaning today? I am not referring to diets or aesthetic fasting, but fasting that has an ascetic commitment to silence the pretenses of the body that wants to nourish itself more than is necessary. It is true that when the body is too content, the soul flags. To tame it a bit as one does with a fiery horse is good, but not to the point of weakening it. Everything is to be done in just measure.

Thus it is clear that the practice of fasting during Lent is like salt for food. It is a salutary time! However, in order to be a religious practice, fasting must find its motivation in our interior life. If we fast in order to appear as men and women submissive to a law imposed by the Church, this practice is not only useless but it is ruined from within like a worm eaten apple. Jesus continually battles against the cult of appearances. We need only remember what He said to the Pharisees.

His attack in this instance is with an unexpected gesture that is splendidly revolutionary and joyful. Fasting? In a wider sense, we not only mortify the desire to eat between meals, but to speak even when we should be silent, to buy when it is the case to avoid spending and waste. Perfume your head. Keep a serene countenance, even one that is festive. Cover the small death of your ego and exult with joy in your dedication to God, to making space for Him in imitation of Christ Jesus who fasted in the desert.

Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I will commit myself to fasting during Lent for the love of Jesus , making room for Him in my heart and in my life. My fasting can also be a means to help others in need.

Lord, help me to practice the fasting You want of me without any ‘showing off’. Grant me a heart that is full of Your love and smiling, festive eyes.

The voice of St. Peter Chrysologous, Church Doctor

Fasting does not blossom if it is not watered by mercy. Fasting withers if mercy withers. What rain is for the earth, mercy is for fasting. However it gentles the heart, purifies the flesh, eradicates vice, sows virtue, the one fasting gathers no fruit if rivers of mercy are not flowing.

House of Prayer “ San Biagio ”
00028 SUBIACO RM
casale 106
E-mail: srmterzo[at]mail[dot]com
Website:http://
www.sanbiago.org

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Librarian Events for April 2010

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17th MARC21 Workshop
April 6-7, 2010
IT Laboratory 2
3/F Arts & Sciences Bldg.
R.N. Pelaez Blvd., Carmen
Cagayan de Oro City
EISI
Liceo de Cagayan University

National Summer Conference on the theme
"Superior Practices and World Widening
Services of Philippine Libraries"
April 14-16, 2010
Dao Diamond Bed & Breakfast Hotel
Km 3, Dao District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
PhP 5,000.00 (Live-in)
PhP 4,500.00 (Live-out)
PAARL

Seminar on "Core Resources of Libraries"
and General Assembly
April 19, 2010 ; 7:30am - 5pm
Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall
Gat. Apolinario M. Mabini Memorial
Legislative Bldg., Capitol Site,
Batangas City
PhP 300.00
Dr. Juan C. Buenrostro
Chief Librarian, Baliuag University
Librarians Association of Batangas (LAB)

National Seminar on "Library Automation
in the 21st Century"
April 21-23, 2010
Lay Foundation Center
Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City
PhP 4,000.00 (Live-in)
PhP 3,000.00 (Live-out)
PLAI-Ilocos Region Librarians Council

Seminar on "Current Trends and Global
Preparedness for School Administrators
and Librarians"
April 21-23, 2010
Bohol Plaza Hotel
Tagbilaran, Bohol
PhP 3,900 (Live-in)
PhP 3,700 (Live-out)
Philippine Association of School Librarians,
Inc. (PASLI)

Conference on "The Web : From Design to
Utilization" --- CANCELLED as of 7 Apr 2010
April 21-23, 2010
Costa Palmera Resort
Brgy. Calayucay, Sto. Domingo, Albay
PhP 4,500.00 (Live in)
PhP 3,800.00 (Live out / accompanying)
ASLP


Seminar on "Breaking the Barriers : Reference,
Use and Access to Information"
April 26-28, 2010
Palmas del Mar
JR Torres Avenue, Bacolod City
Negros Occidental
PhP 4,900.00 (Live in)
PhP 4,500.00 (Live out)
Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL)

Summer Conference on the theme
"Towards Librarians' Skills &
Competencies Enhancement"
April 28-30, 2010
St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality &
Development Center Brgy. San Jose,
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PhP 4,200.00 (Live-in) click here
for early bird fee.
PLAI-STRLC

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Summer Conference: "Towards Librarians' Skills and Competencies Enhancement"


The Philippine Librarians Association Inc. - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) cordially invites all librarians, library staff, information professionals and teacher-librarians to its Summer Conference on April 28-30, 2010 at the St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality and Development Center, Brgy San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

This year's Conference theme is "Towards Librarians' Skills and Competencies Enhancement". (Click the theme to download the Invitation with Pre-registration Form,click here to view the program)

The Conference aims to:
1) enhance the librarians skills & competencies and enable them to make their library services receptive, effective and apt to the needs of their constituents;

2) present current issues and concerns affecting Philippine libraries and librarianship and develop feasible plans to address these issues; and

3) provide an avenue to impart to participants professional updates that governs the library professions to include among others an awareness on Philippine cultural, historical and educational heritage.

Topics include: Professional updates on PLAI, NCLIS and BFL/CPE; Disaster Management Readiness of Philippine Libraries; Library Networks and Linkages; Accreditation of Philippine Libraries; Storytelling for Libraries; Online Presence of Philippine Libraries; Library and Staff Development Plan.

The Conference fees are as follows:

Live - IN: PhP 4,200 - to include accommodation (twin sharing), meals, conference kits and certificate.
Accompanying person: PhP 3,000 - to include accommodation and meals

1st 40 EARLY BIRDS*: PhP3900.00 Conference Fee provided attendance is confirmed to Organizing Committee on or before MARCH 28, 2010. However, non-appearance will still mean the interested attendee shall pay the corresponding Conference Fee unless cancellation is made on or before April 7, 2010. (*Dormitory type accommodation)

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

Audrey G. Anday
(049) 536-5998
audreyanday[at]yahoo[dot]com

Rene B. Manlangit
(049) 5611586
rbmanlangit[at]yahoo[dot]com

Rosario Villamater
(043) 3731542
villamaterrose[at]yahoo[dot]com

Maphella A. Ruado
(0921)5730440
maadru[at]yahoo[dot]com or

contact any STRLC Provincial Chapter Representatives.

Don't forget to submit your Pre-Registration Form on or before March 28,2010. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Note on CPE: The council has applied for 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, February 08, 2010

Librarian Events for March 2010

UPDATED as of 2 March 2010
UPDATED as of 26 February 2010
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22nd National Congress and
Seminar-Workshop on the theme
"Progressing Beyond Medical and
Health Librarianship :
Innovations in Networks
and Technologies"
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March 3-5, 2010
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Kimberly Hotel, Tagaytay City
Medical and Health Librarians
Associations of the Philippines
(MAHLAP)

Forum on the "Impact of Social Networking
to Libraries and Offices"
March 5, 2010; 1-5 pm
Jose Rizal University
Mandaluyong City
Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC)

Web Technologies : Training for
Development of Library and Teaching
Resources
March 10-12, 2010 (UP Diliman)
March 24-26, 2010 (Davao City)
UPITTC, Vidal Tan Hall
UP Diliman, QC
PhP 5,000.00
PLAI / TNL

31st Gabriel A. Bernardo Memorial Lecture Series
March 11, 2010 ; 9am
UP Balay Kalinaw Conference Hall
Diliman, QC
Prof. Theodore O. Te
UP Vice Pres for Legal Affairs

Lecture "Right of Access to Information"
UP-SLIS & UPLSAA

Forum on "Enhancing the Teaching for
Reading to Children Through Creative
Storytelling and Puppetry"
March 12, 2010
National Library of the Philippines
T.M. Kalaw St., Manila
PhP 200.00
Children's Literature Association of the
Philippines, Inc. (CLAPI)

Forum on "The Changing World of
Library & Information Science"
March 13, 2010
Miguel de Benavidez Library Conference Room
University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila
PhP 200.00
PhP 100.00 (student)
PFLSI

Intensive Course on the Treatment and
Repair of Books and Paper
March 16-18, 2010
Ortigas Foundation
Mandaluyong City
PhP 4,500.00
Ortigas Foundation

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Forum on "1st High Impact on
Library Customer Handling
in the 21st Century"
When :March 19, 2010
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Ortigas Foundation
Mandaluyong City
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Forum on "Social Networking in Promoting
Library Services" and General Assembly
March 22, 2006 (Mon)
The National Library
TM Kalaw, Ermita, Manila
FREE to all paid members of PLAI-NCRLC
(non member: Contact the organizer)
Ms Zarah Gagatica
PLAI-NCRLC

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Library Skills Training
and Personality Enhancement
for Paraprofessional Staff
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Magsaysay Avenue
2600 Baguio City
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ABC-RST InfoSpecialists Co.

Forum on "Library Crosses : the Blocks
for IQUAME"
March 26, 2010
UPLB Main Library
College, Los Baños, Laguna
Association of Laguna Librarians (ALL)


Monday, February 01, 2010

Survey on CPE in the Philippines

Dear Colleagues,

Please find time to answer the following survey questions regarding CPE in the Philippines. Your answers will be used as supporting data in the paper, we are preparing. Kindly send your response to plaistrlc(at)gmail(dot)com on or before February 15, 2010.

Kindly pass the message to other registered librarians.

Thank you and God bless!

P.S. You can also view the document through google docs: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dd76bdjf_6cfnm27hj or go to Online version of the survey.

Continuing Professional Education – Survey Questionnaire


1. What is your personal view about the implementation of the CPE program for license librarians? Are you in favor of its implementation?

[ ] Yes.

If yes,why?

[ ] No.

If no, why?


2. Does CPE courses/programs generally provides you:

a. useful networking opportunities with peers

1 2 3 4 5

b. valuable contact with experts in the field

1 2 3 4 5


3. What is the main reason for your participation to any LIS continuing professional education program/course:

a. for compliance to PRC-CPE requirement for license renewal

1 2 3 4 5

b. for updating one's knowledge on the new trends and development in the field

1 2 3 4 5

c. increased employability, financial benefit and status such as bonuses, promotions,

and rewards


1 2 3 4 5

4. When license librarians required to take CPE courses/programs it :

a. helps improve the image of the profession

1 2 3 4 5

b. helps protect the public from incompetent professionals

1 2 3 4 5

c. makes it more likely that librarians are competent

1 2 3 4 5


5. Other relevant factors/reasons:

a. The indirect costs (travel, food, etc.) of participating in CPE courses/programs tends to be excessive

1 2 3 4 5

b. The demands of my job leave little time for CPE courses/programs

1 2 3 4 5

c. I find that CPE course/program are less useful to me as I gain experience

1 2 3 4 5

d. Taking CPE courses/programs that involve long-distance travel is a significant burden

to me and/or my family.

1 2 3 4 5

e. If CPE was not required, I would still take fewer CPE courses/programs

1 2 3 4 5

f. I can learn what I need through on-the job or in-house instruction

1 2 3 4 5

g. I can learn what I need through professional readings


h. I do not like lectures and formal schooling

1 2 3 4 5

i. It is often difficult to determine in advance if a course is right for me or would benefit me

professionally


1 2 3 4 5

6. Some information about the way how you upadate yourself … (check as many as apply)

[ ] Orientation/induction programs

[ ] Attendance at conferences/ pre/post conference workshops with Library support.

[ ] External study courses (Degree, Diploma, etc)

[ ] In-house short courses

[ ] External short courses

[ ] Seminars/workshops

[ ] In-service training programs

[ ] Job exchanges within the library

[ ] Staff exchanges with other organizations

[ ] Attendance at continuing professional education programs

[ ] Visits to other libraries

[ ] Support for research work

[ ] Reports of research work in progress and/or completed

[ ] Support for publication

[ ] Guest speakers

[ ] Other (please specify) :___________________


7. Some information about you and your organisation

Name of your library:

Type of library that your working with:

[ ] Public [ ] Special

[ ] School [ ] Others, pls. Specify:________

[ ] Academic/Research

How many staff (equivalent full time) are employed in your Library?

______ EFT

Of these, what proportion of the total are classified as:

Licensed Librarians _____ ____%

Non-licensed Librarians _____ ____%

Your name (optional)

Office telephone/contact number

Email address?:

Position (title)


Thank you for your participation!


*Note: The above survey instrument is a revised version of Susan B. Wessels' survey instrument for her research entitled "The Deterrents To CPE Effectiveness In The Accounting Profession: A Factor Analytic Study".