Tuesday, June 22, 2010

2010 NBW Theme

Last June 11, 2010, we attended the PLAI NBOT meeting held at PLAI Headquarters at the National Library. We learned that the 2010 NBW Theme is the Filipino translation of "Global Linkages Through Books and Information Technology and Communication". Rod Tarlit was requested to translate it to Filipino.

Today, during the Council Officers meeting at SSCR-de Cavite, officers offered this translation for consideration of PLAI:

"Pandaigdigan Pakikipag-ugnayan sa Pamamagitan ng Aklat, Teknolohiya at Komunikasyon"

Hopefully before June 2010 ends, the official 2010 NBW Theme will be disseminated by the NBW Committee.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

2010 PLAI National Congress

The PLAI National Congress will be on November 17-19, 2010 at the WaterFront Cebu City Hotel, Cebu City. The theme for this year is "National Congress on International Librarianship : a Path Ahead".


at the end of the three days conference, the participants should have been able to:

- be more cognizant in the promotion of global and international cooperation;
- know the other dimensions and importance of international librarianship;
- make the public aware of the importance and benefits that can be derived from international librarianship thru international understanding and cooperation;
- promote service to clients in an international scale;
- gain knowledge on international librarianship; and
- know the current status and inter-relationship of different types of libraries and librarians


Session 1 - Global Librarianship : Issues and Trends the Philippine Experience by Ms Salvacion M. Arlante, Library Director, University of the Philippines Diliman Library

Session 2 - Legal Issues Affecting Philippine Librarianship by Prof. Antonio M. Santos, Law Librarian, UP Law Library

Session 3 - Legal Issues Affecting Global/International Librarianship by Prof. Jules Winterton, President, International Association of Law Libraries

Session 4 - Access to Information : Barriers and Responsibilities by Dir. Barbara Jones, University Librarian

Session 5 - Partnership in Professional Development for Librarians by Dir. Barbara Ford, Director, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs

Session 6 - Global Linkages : Challenges an Opportunies by Ms Ngian Lek Choh, Immediate Past President, Library Association of Singapore

Session 7 - Pathfinders Database : National Library Board (NLB) Experience

Session 8 - Trends in Curriculum Development : The Philippine Experience by Dean Vyva Victoria M. Aguirre, UP-School of Library and Information Studies

Session 9 - Library International Outreach Program by Mr. Michael Dowling/Prof. John Latham, ALA/SLA, Director, International Relations Office

Session 10 - PLAI and CPE Updates by Mrs. Lilia F. Echiverri, President, PLAI

Registration Fee: PhP 4,500.00 (no hotel accommodation). The purpose of this advance notice is for interested participants to avail of early booking of their flight from airline companies offering promo.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Raffle Bonanza for the Balai Ti PLAI Project

PLAI is holding a Raffle Bonanza for the Balai Ti PLAI Project to augment the seed money previously raise for the Balai Ti PLAI funds for the construction of its own building and/or headquarters. The draw date is set on November 30, 2010 during the Librarian's Day Celebration and Fellowship Luncheon at Shangri-la Restaurant in Quezon City.

Prizes at stake are as follows:

1st Prize : PhP 50,000.00 (plus a 5k incentive to the solicitor of the winning ticket)
2nd Prize : PhP 30,000.00 (plus a 3k incentive to the solicitor of the winning ticket)
3rd Prize : PhP 20,000.00 (plus a 2k incentive to the solicitor of the winning ticket)

and 20 Consolation Prizes of PhP 1,000.00 each.

Each of the 16 Regional Council of PLAI will be given 50 booklets of tickets considered as sold (1 booklet cost 1k). 20% of the amount of sold tickets will be retained by each Regional Council as its seed money to finance their regional activities and only 80% will be remitted to PLAI for the prizes, printing of the raffle tickets and hopefully a 500k additional seed money for the construction of the longstanding dream of Librarians for a PLAI Building.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Digital Library Initiatives : Its Impact and Challenges

June 12, 2010

Dear Colleague:

Greetings of peace!

The Philippine Librarians Association Inc. - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) in cooperation with the 14th Philippine Academic Book Fair of the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP) cordially invites you to a Forum on “Digital Library Initiatives : its Impact and Challenges” on July 8, 2010 (Thursday) from 10 am – 1 pm at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The forum aims to provide an introduction about digital libraries and present the current issues, impacts and challenges of digital library initiatives in the country today. The target participants of this forum are librarians, library staff, informationprofessionals, teacher-librarians and students of LIS.

The forum fee is Php 300.00 and a special rate of PhP 150.00 for LIS undergraduate students. Please present school ID at the registration desk. Forum fee is inclusive of STRLC kit, food and certificate. Registration starts at 9:30 am.

For particulars and reservations please contact the following: Audrey G. Anday / U.P. Open University; tel.: (049) 536-5998; e-mail audreyanday(at)yahoo(dot)com; Rene B. Manlangit/ San Pablo Colleges; tel.: (049) 561-1586; e-mail: rbmanlangit(at)yahoo(dot)com; Rosario A. Villamater / Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Library tel.:(042) 373-7542; e-mail villamaterrose(at)yahoo(dot)com or please contact any of the other officers and Provincial Representatives listed at the right side of this letter.

Thank you and God bless you always.

Very truly yours,

Chair, Conference Committee and
Vice-President, Board of Directors

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

“Library at its Best: Marketing and Promotion That Works”

The Rizal Librarians Association would hold a forum on "Library at its Best: Marketing and Promotion that Works" on June 25, 2010 at the Learning Resource Center, San Beda College - Rizal (Taytay) Campus from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. The resource speaker is Dr. Maria Victoria C. Ac-Ac.

The objectives of the forum are:

1) Gain knowledge in the different strategies for the promotion of library resources;
2) Instill the importance of promotional campaign to clientele; and
3) Develop a marketing and promotion plan for the effective use of the library.

The forum fee is Php350 to cover snacks, lunch and certificate of attendance.

Click here to download the invitation.