Friday, October 28, 2011

62nd UPLSAA Homecoming & 50th UP-SLIS Anniversary

The 62nd UPLSAA Homecoming & 50th UP-SLIS Anniversary will be on May 19, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, QC. The theme of the double celebration is "Balik Tanaw, Balik UP-SLIS : Ang Tahanan nga mga 100% Pinoy Librarians".

Likewise, there is a call for alumni updates, both professional (new work/affiliation, presented a paper or attended a training, new educational degree, etc.) and personal (married, migrated, etc.) to be included in the latest issue of the UPLSAA Newsletter. Please send your updates ASAP.

Please support all the planned activities of our beloved alumni association!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Every Child A Reader Program

The enclosure to DepEd Order no. 70 s.2011 nor the Every Child a Reader Program (ECARP) of the Department of Education does not mention school librarians or school libraries potential role in the literacy intervention campaign via a Reading Recovery (RR) program in our public elementary educational system.

A review of issued memorandum, guidelines and other background information as posted in the Phil-IRI website (Philippine Informal Reading Inventory) that dated as far as 2004, no mention whatsoever about librarians or school libraries as source of the needed reading materials for the literacy intervention.

The latest DepEd memo however do mention of setting up a Regional Reading Recovery Centers (RRRCs) of international standards and procurement of story books for children.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Deaf Awareness Week

Presidential Proclamation no. 829 s. 1991 declared the period of November 10-16 of every year as Deaf Awareness Week. The 2011 theme of the national observance of this week-long celebration is "DAW 2011 : Educate, Enrich, Empower".

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pinoy Kasi : e-books

The column of Michael L. Tan on Pinoy Kasi in today's issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer is about e-books. He offered an insight, which i believe is music to our ears as librarians.

Maybe it’s my age, but I still enjoy books you can hold, turning the pages by hand. It’s really all conditioning and I suspect my kids will take on to the e-books more quickly. But I’m also certain there will still be bookstores and libraries (real libraries) for a long time to come because when you do read a good e-book, you end up wanting to get the real copy. There was one book on child development that I liked so much I ordered three “real” copies to give to friends.

Click here or the title of this post to read the full article. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Forum: Best Practices in the Library Workplace

Rizal Librarians Association (RLA), the youngest organized chapter of PLAI-STRLC, will hold a forum on "Current Trends and Best Practices in the Library Workplace" on December 2, 2011 (Friday) at the Learning Resource Center, San Beda College, Taytay, Rizal.

Monday, October 17, 2011

22nd National Statistics Month

The National Statistics Month was first celebrated in 1990 pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647 signed by President Corazon C. Aquino declaring the month of October (and every year thereafter) as the National Statistics Month (NSM).

Theme for the 22nd NSM Celebration:

"Quality Social Protection Statistics for Focused Targeting : Improving Outcomes, Changing Lives"

"Kalidad na Estadistika sa Pangangalagang Panlipunan : Pagpapahusay ng Gawa, Pagpapaunlad ng Buhay"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fellowship Luncheon & Librarians' Day Celebration

This year Fellowship Luncheon and Librarians's Day celebration will be held at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila on November 30, 200 o/a 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Contact any PLAI Officers or the 2011 NBW Working Committee for the ticket.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dayaw 2011 : Indigenous Peoples Month

This year, Dayaw aims to celebrate the cultures of the Filipino people as well as those of the visiting foreign delegates by “understanding the commonalities of the various indigenous peoples.” It also aims to “strengthen/broaden the awareness, appreciation and pride of all Filipinos for our own traditional culture in the context of cross-cultural interactions in a global society.

With the theme “Paghabi ng Ating Pagkakatulad Tungo sa Kapayapaan” (Interweaving Our Commonalities Towards Peace), the festival features many components such as Tanghalang Makulay (a ritual and performing arts festival), Salu-salong Sarap (a food festival), Mga Habi ng Panaginip (an arts and crafts exhibit, focusing on basketry, textile and mat weaving), Sama-sama sa Tuwa (games/sports), and Usapang Dangal at Likhang Paghayag (forum and creative workshop on peace and unity).

The celebration is in consonance with Presidential Proclamation 1906, declaring October as National Indigenous Peoples’ Month. The NCCA has been holding major festivals for several years now in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. In 2007, Kalimudan: Panaghi-usa sa Mindanao (Mindanao Indigenous Peoples’ Gathering) held in Davao City in November, featured Mindanao’s ethnic groups. The following year, Timpuyog: Indigenous Peoples’ Month Celebration in Luzon was held in Santiago City, Isabela, focusing on Luzon ethnic groups and featuring performances, arts and crafts workshops, cultural awareness lectures, forums, tours, and a themepark exhibition featuring the traditional houses, cultural resources, practices/rituals, chants, music, songs and dances, stories, traditional arts and crafts, indigenous games. In 2009, the Indigenous Peoples’ Festival was held in the Visayas, particularly in Roxas City, Capiz, called Dungog, with similar activities and aims. Last year, Dayaw 2010 was held in Metro Manila.

This festival aims provide venue for indigenous peoples to celebrate the richness of their cultures; allow cultural exchanges that will foster deeper cultural understanding to sustain a culture of peace; provide opportunity to discuss IP rights; give students and other people a chance to deepen their awareness and appreciation of indigenous cultures; recognize the expertise and contributions of indigenous communities; and advocate for the preservation as well as integration of traditional culture into the national cultural mainstream.

BFL Memo for 2011 LLE

The LLE will be on Nov 23 and 24, 2011 in Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Legazpi. Deadline for the filing of application is Nov 3, 2011.

As per item no. 4 of the General Instructions regarding what to bring the following on examination day:

- Notice of Admission
- Official Receipt
- One piece metered-stamped window mailing envelope
- Two or more pencils (no. 2)
- Ball pens with BLACK ink only
- One piece long brown envelope
- One piece long transparent/plastic envelope (for keeping your valuables and other allowed items)

Good luck to all applicants and future colleagues!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Media Literacy & School Library Standards

PASLI will hold a Seminar-Forum on "Media Literacy and School Library Standards" on October 13, 2011 at the Viewing Room 3, Miriam College High School-Library Media Center, Miriam College, Quezon City.

The seminar-forum aims to:

1. become a discriminating users and developers of media in their school libraries;
2. update themselves in the latest Standards for Philippine School libraries released by the Department of Education (DepEd) Order no. 56, s. 2011; [Click here to view/download DepEd Order no. 56 s.2011]
3. benchmark with the latest trends and practices in Philippine school librarianship.

Registration fee is PhP 900.00. Only fifty (50) participants will be accommodated. Reservation is required.

For reservation and more information, please contact:

Ms. Corazon Cruz or Ms. Gemma Cuña of Claret School of Quezon City [(02)9216587 local 230/09175832568].

CLASS National Conference @ TICC

Collection Enhancement for the 21st Century

PLAI-Central Luzon Region Librarians Council will conduct a Seminar-Workshop on "Collection Enhancement for the 21st Century : Challenges and Opportunities" on October 19-21, 2011 at Anne Raquel's Resort, Hillside, New Cabalan, Olongapo City.

The aim of the seminar-workshop is to present the importance of collection enhancement in libraries as well as to discuss salient provision in formulating school/university collection development plan.

Registration fee is PhP 4,500.00 for live-in and PhP 4,000.00 for live-out participants inclusive of food, accommodation, handouts and certificates.

For inquiries and reservation, please contact anyone of the following:

Liibrarian / Asst Professor 3
Bulucan State University
Cell no. 0915-6996182
Tel. (044) 796-1417

Professional Schools Librarian
Angeles University Foundation
Cell no. 0922-8759868
Tel. (045) 625-2888 loc 819

College Librarian
Eduardo L. Joson Memorial College
Cel no. 0917-5966317

Monday, October 10, 2011

Integrated Library System (ILS) Conference and Training

The national conference and training for librarians with the theme "Efficient and Effective Library Services through Integrated Library System (ILS) Utilization" will be held at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel, located at 925 Rizal Avenue, corner Doroteo Jose St., Sta. Cruz, Manila on November 9-11, 2011.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Council Officer's Meeting

Philippine Librarians Association Incorporated (PLAI)
PLAI - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council

October 8, 2011

TO:All Council Officers


Please come to our Regular Monthly Meeting for 2011 on October 18, 2011 at Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Library, Lucena City.


1. PLAI Congress 2011 @ Baguio City

2. 77th NBW Celebration & Fellowship Luncheon

3. Post Evaluation of the STRLC-LEAD to HK

4. IFLA 2013 @ Singapore

5. Summer Conference 2012 Planning

6. Membership Updates

7. Financial Reports

8. PC Updates

9. Other Matters

Please confirm your attendance either by sending an email or text. Hope to see you all. Thank you.

(Sgd.) Lilian C. Rabino


Friday, October 07, 2011

Call for Entries : 2012 PBBY Salanga Prize

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2012 PBBY-Salanga Prize. The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The National Library.

The grand prize winner shall win a cash prize of P25,000.00 and a medal. Prizes will be awarded in an appropriate ceremony to be held during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day in July 2012.


  1. The contest is open to all Filipino citizens except those who are related to any PBBY member up to the third degree of consanguinity. Stories should be intended for children aged 6 to 12 years old. The plot and the sequence must be capable of sustaining an illustrated book of 28 to 32 pages.

  2. Entries may be in Filipino or English.

  3. Entries must be in hard copy, double-spaced, on short bond paper. Maximum length is five (5) pages.

  4. A contestant may send in more than one (1) entry.

  5. Each entry must be signed by a pen name only. Five (5) copies of each entry should be placed in an envelope, on the face of which only the pen name of the contestant should appear.

  6. Together with each entry, contestants must submit a second envelope, on the face of which the pen name shall appear. This must contain the contestant’s full name, address, contact numbers, a short literary background, and a notarized certification from the author, vouching for the originality of the entry and for the freedom of the organizers from any liability arising from the infringement of copyright in case of publication, and affirming that the entry or any variant thereof has (a) never been published nor (b) won any other contest i.e. that it has never won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, honorable mention in any other contest or otherwise been awarded a medal, a citation, or included in a publicized list of meritorious entries to a literary contest.

  7. All entries must be sent through snail mail to the PBBY Secretariat, c/o Adarna House, Inc., Scout Torillo cor. Scout Fernandez Sts., Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City.

  8. All entries must be received by the PBBY Secretariat no later than 5:00 p.m., November 11, 2011.

  9. Winners will be announced no later than December 16, 2011. Non-winning entries will be disposed of by the PBBY Secretariat.

The winning story will be the basis for the 2012 PBBY-Alcala Prize. For more details, interested parties may contact the Philippine Board on Books for Young People, at 3526765 local 203 or email pbby(at)adarna(dot)com(dot)ph.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

PreMYo Rizal

PreMYo Rizal, a nationwide letter and essay writing contest organized by MyRizal in partnership with DepEd Special Events Unit (for grade & high school) and with UP College of Arts & Letters (for college).

For more information and details of the contest rules, visit MyRizal. See also DepEd Memo no. 178 s.2100.

MAHLAP MeSH Training

MAHLAP will conducts the "Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Training for Cataloging and Indexing of Medical and Health Librarians" on October 12-14, 2011 at the Hotel Stotsenberg, Clark, Pampanga.

The objective of the training is to teach librarians and library staff working in a medical and health fields the proper use of MeSH in subject cataloging and indexing to improve accessibility and visibility of the collection.

Registration fee is PhP 3,000.00 for members and PhP 3,500.00 for non-members inclusive of meals, accommodation (triple-sharing), handouts and certificates. FREE 2-way transportation from DOH Manila to Clark, Pampanga to the first 20 fully paid participants on or before October 6, 2011.

Interested participants may pay the registration via BDO Account no. 3940560825 of the Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines [MAHLAP] and send a copy (email or fax) of the deposit slip and registration form c/o Ms Lot M. Dorado, Telefax no. (02) 743-6920.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

World Teachers' Day

Word Teachers' Day, held annually on 5 October since 1994, commemorates the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO / ILO Recommendation concerning status of teachers. The theme for this year is "Teachers for Gender Equality"

Thank you Teacher. Thank you LIS Teachers! Mabuhay!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Ikatlong Kumperensiya sa Panitikang Pambata

Pagbabago at Panitikang Pambata
Ikatlong Kumperensiya sa Panitikang Pambata
Claro M. Recto Hall, College of Arts and Letters
UP Diliman, Oktubre 14-16, 2011

Monday, October 03, 2011

Call for Papers : Directions for the Future of School Libraries

UPDATED as of 9 November 2011

The deadline for the submission of abstract is extended up to November 30, 2011.

The Ateneo de Manila University Rizal Library, Ateneo High School Educational Media Center, and the Private Secondary School Administrators Association of the Philippines (PRISSAAP), in collaboration with the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) are seeking papers for the Regional Conference with the theme "Directions for the Future of School Libraries". The conference will be held on April 26-27, 2012 at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.

It aims to bring together school librarians in the region to establish and strengthen relationship and support regional cooperation of school librarians.

Papers for the conference should belong to the following sub-theme

1. Information literacy / 21st century skills
2. Reading and the school library
3. School library space and place planning
4. Innovative projects and services
5. Teacher-librarian partnerships
6. School libraries / librarians of the future

Interested individuals may submit abstracts not exceeding 300 words (in word or pdf format) of the proposed paper by October 31, 2011 to anyone of:

Rizal Library, ADMU

Head, Reference and Information Services Section
Rizal Library, ADMU

Assistant to the Director for Special Programs and Events
Rizal Library, ADMU

Sunday, October 02, 2011

ASLP 1st National Congress

ASLP will conduct the 1st National Congress on Special Libraries of the Philippines with the theme "Moving Forward : Managing Libraries and Information Centers in a Fast Changing Environment" on October 19-21, 2011 at the Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza, Baguio City.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

UPSLIS Lecture Series 2011

The UP School of Library and Information Studies
Proudly presents its Lecture Series for 2011

Jose Mari L. Flores "Design and Development of a Multimedia Bulletin Board System for the U.P. Diliman School of Library and Information Studies Library"


Rochelle S. Silverio “The Greener, the Better : Sustainable Practices in Libraries”

October 5, 2011 (Wed)
9:00 am -12:00 noon
Computer Labs 1 & 2

Lectures are FREE and open to the public

Source: Grace Marie B. Gonzales fb posting