Monday, February 28, 2011

Librarian Events for March 2011

UPDATED as of March 11, 2011


What :
MAHLAP 23rd Annual Congress
Theme "Understanding Accreditation Standards
as a Means of Improvement and Excellence"
When :
March 2-4, 2011
Where :
Silliman University Multimedia Center
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Reg Fee :
PhP 4,000.00
Organizer:
MAHLAP

What :
Forum on "Literacy Campaign in the Philippines through Reading"
When :
March 4, 2011 ; 8-12 noon
Where :National Library of the Philippines Auditorium
Organizer:
Children's Literature Association of the Philippines
(CLAPI)

What :
Enhancing Efficiency & Effectiveness in Library Services
via International Collaboration & Web Technologies
When :
March 10, 2011 ; 8-5 pm
Where :

Fee :
Contact :
2/F OZ Conference Room, Adamson University
900 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila
PhP 1,000.00
Nelson (524-2011 Loc. 131 ; +632920818801)
Organizer:
Adamson University Library
What :
When :
Forum on "Pathfinder : Guide to Effective Research"
March 11, 2011 ; 1:30-5:00 PM
Where :
The Theater, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
Reg Fee :
PhP 200.00 (non-OCLC member)
PhP 150.00 (OCLC member)
PhP 100.00 (LIS students)
Organizer:Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC)

What :
32nd Gabriel A. Bernardo Lecture Series
on "Information Ethics : Copyright, Plagiarism, Censorship"
When :
March 14, 2011 ; 9-12 noon
Where :

Fee :
Conference Hall
UP Balay Kalinaw
FREE
Organizer:
UP-SLIS

What :
PLAI-STRLC CBOT Meeting
When :
March 15, 2011 ; 10 am
Where :
Quezon Provincial Library
Lucena City, Quezon

What :
Forum on "Effective Time Management & Work Relation"
When :
March 15, 2011 ; 1-5 pm
Where :
ISC Mezzanine, Centro Escolar University
Mendiola, Manila
Reg Fee :
Contacts :
PhP 200.00
Dr Teresita Hernandez-Calma (735-9406)
Rosette E. Nuera (735-6021 Loc. 210)
Claire G. Flores (736-0235)
Lourdes Roman (735-6011 Loc. 6135)
Makk Junio (735-6393)
Victoria Baleva (735-9406)
Organizer:
Mendiola Consortium - Committee on Libraries

What :
"Web Technologies : Training for Development
of Library and Teaching Resources"
When :
March 15-17, 2011 (20 CPE units)
Where :
Mariano Marcos State University-Bagac Campus
Ilocos Norte
Reg Fee :
PhP 4,500.00
Organizer:
PLAI-NLP eLibrary Project

What :
Lecture-Forum on the theme "Becoming a Library
and Information Professional : requirements for
Continuing Education & Development of Librarians"
When :
March 17, 2011 ; 1-4 pm
Where :
National Library of the Philippines Auditorium
Reg Fee :
FREE - Renewal of PLAI membership is encouraged
Organizer:
PLAI-NCRLC

What :
PLAI NBOT Meeting
When :
March 18, 2011
Where :
PLAI National Headquarters
NLP, Ermita, Manila

What :
Forum on "Organizing & Publishing : A Professional's
Best CPE"
When :
March 18, 2011
Where :
Global City College
3/F Bonifacio Technology Center
Taguig City
Reg Fee :
PhP 300.00 (PAARL member)
PhP 350.00 (non-PAARL member)
PhP 200.00 (LIS student)
Organizer:
PAARL

If you happen to know of other librarian events/activities set for March 2011, please feel free to email us at plaistrlc(at)gmail(dot)com or simply add a comment and we will gladly add them here for the general information of our colleagues. Thanks!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

LibSpeak 2011



Source: LibSpeak2011

Taken from an email requesting dissemination of LibSpeak 2011:

LibSpeak is the UP FLIPP’s major and premier event which was pioneered last March 12, 2007 held at U.P. School of Library and Information Studies, Gonzalez Hall, UP Diliman. Geared towards promoting awareness of the current state of Librarianship and Information Science (LIS) in the Philippines and the new image of librarianship, this event was consisted ofconference with selected speakers discussing topics about LIS, and contests (quiz bee [Jr. LIS Wizard], essay writing and poster making contests) for the high school students in the past years. The themes for the competitions run in parallel to the topics of discussion in the conference. Some of the past speakers of the conference were Dr. Juan Buenrostro, Jr., Chief Librarian of Baliuag University, Mr. Vernon Totanes, librarian and PhD student of the University of Toronto, Ms. Zarah Gagatiga, a school librarian, and the Chair of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People, Prof. Salvacion Arlante, University Librarian of the UP Library System, and Mr. Manuel L. Quezon III, columnist and editorial writer of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. This event serves the UP FLIPP’s mission to promote and uplift the LIS field. Now on its fifth year, this annual event of UP FLIPP aims to give people a new, better and holistic perception of the field of Library and Information Science (LIS).


UPDATED as of 28 Sept 2011

Click here for the DepEd Advisory no. 02 s. 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Use of RL

Posted earlier in PAARLyahoo group email discussion thread.

It seems RL as a topic had a second life. I'm happy to note that both sides of the proposition had a passionate adherents. It speaks well for our beloved profession that growing number of our colleagues have started to share their opinion openly, whether pro or con is immaterial on the current topic thread.

The issue at hand could be viewed both from a macro or organizational level and from an individual or personal level. The opinions of Juliet, Ricky, Jay et al belongs to the latter while the rest for the former. It is a given (also our solemn duty) that as a duly acknowledged professionals by PRC that we practice individual or personal level excellence that met/exceed the expectation of the various stakeholders (admin, faculty, parents, students, etc.) of our noble profession.

On the organizational / professional level, initiatives like the use of RL (or RIP - Registered Informational Professional) must be viewed as a parallel group efforts to further advance/promote the "brand of excellence" we are noted/known for in our institutions and to complement that individual level.

Is the use of RL legal? In the absence of any specific provision in our RA9246 prohibiting such practice, it is my humble opinion that it is LEGAL to affixed RL after our lastname or any other initial as maybe later agreed upon, use, and represent our collective/specific identity as a profession duly regulated by PRC.

Is it ethical or moral to do so without a law authorizing it? The answer is YES. Long before the passage of RA6966 & RA9246, our profession existed without a law authorizing it but it does not follow that those who practice it before its passage are immoral or unethical. The more urgent that we start using RL now before other professions claim "prior use & practice" and thus forbid us from affixing the same.

What will be ILLEGAL even if you are a PRC license librarian is when you affixed after your lastname the initial RN or DDM because those initials are reserved/taken for the professional identity of nurses and dentist respectively.


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