Saturday, October 31, 2015

23rd National Children's Month Celebration

Pursuant to Republic Act no. 10661 "An Act Declaring the Month of November of Every Year as the National Children's Month", this year 23rd celebration theme is "Komunidad at Pamahalaan Magkaisa, Pang-aabuso sa Bata Wakasan Na!". Previously, NCM is celebrated in October of every year pursuant to Presidential Proclamation no. 267 s.1993.

Click HERE to read / view the full text of  RA no. 10661
Click HERE to view the National Children's Month song at YouTube.

Friday, October 30, 2015

5th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2015

October 16, 2015

Dear Colleague(s), 

Warm greetings! 

In celebration of the Library and Information Services Month, the Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) is pleased to invite you to its 5th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2015 on Librarians as Researchers with the theme Recognizing Best Researches: A Colloquium on Philippine Libraries and Librarianship to be held at Career Center Training Rooms 1 & 2, 2nd Floor, Bldg.1 of Technological Institute of the Philippines, Cubao, Quezon City on Monday, November 23, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Filipino librarians have remarkably crossed the border drawn between being custodians of knowledge into becoming generators of knowledge. From service to service and research, librarians of today are gradually realizing their significant role in the knowledge society by conducting research and disseminating results to benefit the profession at large. 

The concluding activity in our MGDLS 2015 lecture series, named in honor of our founding president, Ms. Marina G. Dayrit, is a colloquium highlighting researches of the three finalists in the PAARL Best Research Awards. These researches will also be published in the PAARL Research Journal. Authors of said papers shall present their research results, which aims to further usher in learning outcomes and practical applications where forum participants could benchmark from. 

Registration is FREE and limited slots are available. For online registration, please fill out the web form at and for inquiries, please email the undersigned at maesteban22@gmail. 

Thank you and we look forward to your usual support. 

Sincerely yours, 

Vice President/Chair/ Conference Committee Chair 


ebooks: Doing Business 2016

Click HERE to read / download pdf copy of the ebook.

Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 13th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.

Doing Business measures regulations affecting 11 areas of the life of a business. Ten of these areas are included in this year’s ranking on the ease of doing business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency. Doing Business also measures labor market regulation, which is not included in this year’s ranking.

Info from

Click HERE to read "Philippines slips in World Bank ranking on doing business" from The Philippine Star (PS) while HERE for the "PH business ranking drops; truck ban cited" from Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI).

Thursday, October 29, 2015

PLAI Congress 2015 @ PDI

THE PHILIPPINE Librarians Association Inc. (PLAI) with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts through its National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS) and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), will be conducting its annual National Congress on Nov. 24-27 at the Plaza del Norte Hotel and Convention Center, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. 

This is in line with this year’s celebration of the Library and Information Services (LIS) Month.
This year’s congress theme is “Asean 2015: Borderless Librarianship, Limitless Opportunities.”

Click HERE to read more.

Extended : Early Registration Period for SHS

DepEd Philippines has extended the early registration period for Senior High School (SHS) from October 19 to November 13, 2015 to ensure that incoming SHS students are enrolled in SHS come June 2016.#GoKto12

For the list of Senior High Schools, visit

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Last week to register, Comelec reminds voters

(image grabbed from a fb group. No credits available)

From Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) news:

VOTERS have less than a week to register for the May 9, 2016, elections.

Commission on Elections Chair Andres Bautista said there were no plans to extend the registration beyond Oct. 31 but the Comelec was considering giving voters in areas badly hit by Typhoon “Lando” more time to enlist.

“We are in the last week of the registration period. We will not give an extension anymore so voters should go to their respective Comelec offices and register,” Bautista told reporters in an interview.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Bautista announced the possibility that voters in the Ilocos, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon, who were greatly affected by the typhoon, could register for the elections beyond the original deadline.

Click HERE to read more.

ebooks : The DOH Story : a Legacy of Public Health, 2nd ed., c2014 (coffeetable book)

Click HERE to view/download pdf copy of the coffeetable book.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Filipiniana Book: Filipino Artists in their Studios

This latest Filipiniana book “Filipino Artists in their Studios,” a 324-page book featuring 75 Filipino visual artists, is published by the Manila Bulletin. It will be launched at the Manila Hotel on Oct. 30, 2015.

Click HERE to read Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI)
 book reviews of the forthcoming book.

Call for Auditions : Freelance Storytellers

Our storytellers play a crucial role in developing a genuine love for reading among Filipino children. We would be happy to find pioneer members for our North Luzon pool, and we are looking for people who have great stage presence and share our passion for literature, literacy, and early childhood education.

We require people who are:
passionate about telling stories and enjoys the company of kids
generally available during the work hours of weekdays
at least 18 years of age
willing to travel in Region 1, Region 2, and CAR for sessions

If you meet the above requirements, please start gearing up for your audition—a simulated storytelling session using an Adarna House storybook of your choice, in the language you excel in. Fluency in at least one major language of Region 1, Region 2, or CAR is an advantage.

Auditions will be held on November 15, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at our North Luzon Office (Unit 409, Jewel Igorot Building, Km. 4, La Trinidad, Benguet—10 minutes away from Baguio City).

To reserve an audition slot, send us your résumé and weekly schedule through rosal [at], or call (074) 424 0545 for further details. Individuals with regular nine-to-five jobs need not apply.

Monday, October 26, 2015

A-LIEP 2015 : Asia-Pacific LIS : Exploring Unity and Diversity

The University of the Philippines - School of Library and Information Studies will be hosting this year’s Asia-Pacific Library and Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) Conference which will be held from October 28 to 30, 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center Manila, Philippines. The theme for this year's conference is:


The aim of the conference is to bring together speakers and participants to discuss and learn about the different and common practices in LIS education and profession from all over Asia and the Pacific. There are paper and poster presentations in the conference where topics range from Global and Regional practices in LIS education and the profession; trends in research in LIS; developments in LIS services, management concerns and practices of libraries and information centers, cooperation among libraries and information centers, resource sharing; internationalization of LIS and many more.

Preservation of, and Access to Documentary Heritage in the Digital Age

In celebration of the Library and Information Services month, the National Library of the Philippines, in partnership with the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP), the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) - National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCLIS) and in cooperation with UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, is pleased to invite you to the First National Conference on Digital Heritage with the theme : ”Preservation of, and Access to Documentary Heritage in the Digital Age”. This conference isscheduled to take place from November 4-6, 2015 at the Hotel Jen Manila (formerly Traders Hotel), Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila.

REGISTER NOW! Limited slots only!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

4th Philippine Professional Summit

The 4th Philippine Professional Summit organized by the Philippine Association of the Professional Regulatory Board Members, Inc. (PAPRB) in collaboration with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will be held on on October 29, 2015 at the Manila Hotel.

The theme of the Summit is "Professionals Beyond Borders". It aims to enable the participants to identify their roles, benefits and the challenges that they may encounter with the implementation of numerous Philippine International Commitments in the ASEAN Economic Community.


The DLSU Libraries will be holding a free symposium on “Information Literacy and Research Practices : Ethical and Smarter Solutions for Information Use" to be held at the Exhibit Area, The Learning Commons on 5 November 2015 (Thursday), 1:00PM – 5:00PM.

Librarians, library administrators, faculty and students of LIS, and library volunteers are invited to participate in this symposium. Interested participants are requested to pre-register online not later than 4 November 2015 (Wednesday). Registration is free of charge, but on a first-come, first-served basis. Certificate of participation will be given to attendees. To register, please find this link

Download invitation and program:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

UP SLIS Tracer Study

Good day, SLIS alumni! We are currently conducting a tracer study of our graduates. With this, may we request you to kindly provide us with your CURRENT employment information. Rest assured that the information you will provide will be treated with utmost confidentiality. Thank you!

Click HERE to proceed to the UP-SLIS Tracer Study.

Call for Nominations :PNULISSA Board of Directors 2016

October 19, 2015

Dear colleagues:


Pursuant to Article VII, Section 1 of the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, we are formally announcing the opening of the 2016 PNULISAA Board of Directors Election.

In this regard, the PNULISAA Nominations and Elections Committee (NOMELEC) welcomes your nominations for the next eight (8) members who will complete the 2016 Board of Directors. Kindly send your nominations with the following information regarding the nominee/s: (1) Complete Name; (2) Name and Address of Institution; and, (3) Contact Details to

The deadline for submission of nominations is until October 30, 2015.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Maricel C. Paya
Chair, Nomination and Election Committee

Friday, October 23, 2015

In memoriam: Director Antonio Santos of the National Library

UPDATES as of 28 October 2015

A necrological service is scheduled today, October 28 (between 1-4pm), to be held at Malcolm Hall, UP Law Center, Diliman, Quezon City, before the remains are transferred to Marikina City at Packet Santiago Funeral Home (13 V. Gomez St., San Roque, Marikina City) at 5pm. Burial is scheduled on November 3 with mass at 1PM at Our Lady of the Abandoned Church, then on to the final destination at Heaven's Gate cemetery (Info from Prof. Salvacion Arlante)

Our deepest condolences and prayers to the bereaved family of the late Atty. Antonio M. Santos.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let Your perpetual light shine
 upon him, may his soul rest in peace. Amen.

Statement of the National Library of the Philippines on the death of Director Antonio Santos

The National Library of the Philippines announces with deep sadness the passing of its Director, Atty. Antonio Santos, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, yesterday. The cause was a heart attack.

Previously, Director Santos had been with the College of Law, University of the Philippines, serving as Law Librarian for more than three decades. Among his many commitments, he also served as National President of the Philippine Librarians Association for three terms, becoming a member of the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL) Executive Board.

Director Santos has received various Outstanding Librarian awards, notably from the University of the Philippines, Professional Regulation Commission, Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, and the Philippine Group of Law Librarians. He was also named Outstanding Librarian of Southeast Asia by CONSAL, its first awardee.

In February 2011, President Aquino appointed him Director of the National Library. During his stewardship, Director Santos presided over the revitalization of this institution, with its current budget more than double its 2010 budget. He began the long-delayed structural retrofitting of the National Library building as well as the digitization of the photo collection and library services.

Among his peers, Director Santos was known as a gentleman, a thoughtful and forward-thinking public servant. He was also a well-loved law librarian, and his passing is a great loss to the legal community, to all librarians, and certainly to the nation.

UP Press 50th Anniversary Book Sale

ebooks : Media and Information Literacy for Sustainable Development Goals

Click HERE to download the pdf copy of the ebook.

Info from NORDICOM website about this new publication:

The MILID Yearbook 2015 provides a case for media and information literacy (MIL) as a tool for open and inclusive sustainable development. It draws on research findings, theories and practices of MIL, and developments focusing on the theme identified for the 2015 MILID Yearbook: Media and Information Literacy for the Sustainable Development Goals.

This third MILID Yearbook is a joint initiative of the UNESCO-UNAOC University Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) published by Nordicom’s International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Call for Papers : Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies (Inaugural Issue)

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies is a peer-reviewed open access journal which addresses the need for critical discourse in library and information science and associated domains such as communication and media studies. It critically engages the cultural forms, social practices, the political economy, and the history of information and information institutions. It also seeks to broaden the methodological commitments of the field and to broaden the scope of library and information studies by applying diverse critical, trans-disciplinary, and global perspectives. The journal engages issues of social and cognitive justice and the historical and contemporary roles of documentary, information, and computational technologies in creating, mediating, surveilling, and challenging personal and social identities in cultural and political economies of power and expression.

For its inaugural issue, the JCLIS will focus on why such a journal is needed, as a platform for critical discourse in LIS. JCLIS seeks to publish research articles, literature reviews, and possibly other essay forms (up to 7000 words) that use or examine critical perspectives on library and information studies. Some of the issues that might be addressed are: What are the current gaps in disciplines and discourses that make the JCLIS necessary? How can scholars speak to past silences in research and thinking in information studies? What is “critical perspective” in library and information studies research? What ethical or political commitments might a critical perspective entail? What do critical perspectives look like in practice?

The theme for the inaugural issue is broad by design in order to encourage diverse perspectives in describing, analyzing, and providing insight into how and where library and information studies might intersect with ethical, philosophical, and/or political concerns, interpretative or speculative approaches to analysis, or experimentation with novel, unique, or exploratory research designs that might be marginalized or excluded from mainstream library and information studies research. JCLIS aims to be a an inclusive platform for library and information studies research,including locally specific research designs and investigations as well as research that adopts a more global or international frame of inquiry. To that end, the journal also welcomes unpublished works in translation.

Deadline for receipt of manuscripts has been extended to December 18th, 2015.

Click HERE for additional info about this JCLIS.

Museo Pambata Publications for Sale

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Seminar-Workshop on Records Management

The Angeles City Library and Information Center in partnership with National Library of the Philippines and Culture and Events Library, a project run by E4E Business Ventures, will hold a two-day seminar workshop on Records Management, Organization, Preservation and Conservation of Library Collections, Storytelling and Community Development.

Registration fee is pegged at PhP 1,300.00 to cover the expenses for meals, certificate and workshop materials.

For inquiries and reservation, you may text / call Roi at 09985400131 or email him at /

This seminar-workshop is co-presented by Philippine Librarians Association, Inc-Central Luzon Region Librarians Council (PLAI-CeLRLC).

NBW2015 : Story-Telling Contest

Everyone is invited to attend the Storytelling Contest with Meet and Greet Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan on 23 October 2015, Friday, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the National Museum of the Philippines Planetarium, Manila.

For inquiries and reservation, please contact Rachel at 09177960999.

This activity is free admission! See you all!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

ebooks : Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies (c2015)

UNESCO. (2015). Keystones to foster inclusive knowledge societies : access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression, privacy and ethics on a global internet. Paris : UNESCO.

Click HERE to read/download the English version of the ebook.

Info from UNESCO website about this new publication:

The Study, as mandated by its 37th General Conference Resolution 52 (2013), is titled “Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies: Access to information and knowledge, Freedom of Expression, Privacy and Ethics on a Global Internet”. The study was built on a year-long multistakeholder consultation process, which involved several rounds of consultation with member states and other actors, as well as almost 200 major responses to an online questionnaire.

As a part of this multi-stakeholder consultative process, UNESCO has organized theCONNECTing the Dots Conference on 3 and 4 March 2015, with 400 participants from all stakeholder groups, from across the world, reviewing the draft Study. Ahead of the conference, the draft study was put online in open consultation with stakeholders. All those comments and suggestions, received through the Conference and online consultation, have been incorporated into the final version of the Study.

The Study includes the Options for future actions of UNESCO in the Internet related issues, which has served as a basis for the Outcome Document as adopted by the “CONNECTing the Dots” conference.

The Study also affirmed that the same rights that people have offline must be protected online, and good practices are shared between Member States and other stakeholders, in order to address security and privacy concerns on the Internet and in accordance with international human rights obligations. The Study also supports the Internet Universality principles (R.O.A.M) that promote a human rights-based approach, including freedom of expression, privacy, open Internet, accessible to all and characterized by multistakeholder participation”.

Bookwatch 2015 Issues

BOOKWATCH is the official publication of the National Book Development Board.

Click HERE to read/download Bookwatch vol. 19 no. 3 (2015) issue.

Click HERE to read/download Bookwatch vol. 19 no. 2 (2015) issue.

Click HERE to read/download Bookwatch vol. 19 no. 1 (2015) issue.

ebooks : Charting the Future of Books in the Philippines

This 131-page report is a publication of the Book Development Association of the Philippines and downloadable at the National Book Development Board (NBDB) website.

Click HERE to read/download pdf copy of the ebook.

PRC-BFL Resolution no. 3 series of 2015

The Board for Librarians (BFL) issued PRC-BFL Resolution no. 3 s.2015 entitled "Prescription, Adoption and Promulgation of National Competency Based Standards for Filipino Librarians" (NCBSL) last 26 June 2015 to guide the practice of librarianship in the country. The resolution was published in the printed copy of the Official Gazette last 28 September 2015 with 14 October 2015 as the date of the effectivity.

Click HERE to read/download the fulltext of the National 
Compentcy-Based Standards for Filipino Librarians

Museums and Galleries Month

Monday, October 19, 2015

Call for Entries : 2016 PBBY-Salanga Prize

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2016 PBBY-Salanga Prize.

The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The National Library of the Philippines (NLP). The winner shall receive Twenty-Five Thousand Pesos 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 2016.


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.

Entries may be in Filipino or English.

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

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

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.

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.

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

All entries must be received by the PBBY Secretariat no later than 5:00 p.m., December 1, 2015.

Winners will be announced no later than January 25, 2016. Non-winning entries will be disposed of by the PBBY Secretariat.

The winning story will be the basis for the 2016 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]

US Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Google

In the case of Authors Guild v. Google, the US Court of Appeals in a decision released October 16, 2015, affirmed the US District Court summary judgment finding Google's copying is fair use and 'transformative'.
Plaintiff-appellants, who are authors of published books under copyright, appeal from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Chin, J.) in favor of Defendant Google, Inc. Plaintiffs sued Google, alleging that its Library Project and Google Books project infringe Plaintiffs’ copyrights. Through these projects, Google makes and retains digital copies of books submitted to it by major libraries, allows the libraries that submitted a book to download and retain a digital copy, and allows the public to search the texts of the digitally copied books and see displays of snippets of text. The district court granted summary judgment based on its conclusion that Google’s copying is fair use under 17 U.S.C. § 107 and is therefore not infringing. The Court of Appeals concludes that the defendant’s copying is transformative within the meaning of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569, 578-585 (1994), does not offer the public a meaningful substitute for matter protected by the plaintiffs’ copyrights, and satisfies § 107’s test for fair use. AFFIRMED.

Click HERE to read/download the decision of the US Court of Appeals.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cross Border Mobility of Librarians in the ASEAN region

On 9 June 2015 the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) and the Thailand Library Association (TLA) organised a convening prior to the CONSAL (Congress of South East Asian Nations) conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The convening on ASEAN Integration: Cross Border Mobility of Librarians aimed to create a platform for common understanding of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Economic and Socio-Cultural Communities, and cross-border mobility of librarians amongst leaders of the library profession in the 10 ASEAN member states.

Click HERE to read the complete article as posted in the IFLA webpage and also to download the following PowerPoint presentation (ppt) 

ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, Philippines [PPT]
Cross Border Mobility of Librarians, Philippines [PPT]
ASEAN Integration: Cross Border Mobility of Librarians, Malaysia [PPT]
ASEAN Integration: Cross Border Mobility of Librarians, Phils [PPT]
ASEAN Integration: Cross Border Mobility of Librarians, Thailand [PPT]
ASEAN Integration: Cross Border Mobility of Librarians, Indonesia[PDF]

Writing Research Paper for Publication

MAHLAP will hold a 2-day Seminar-Workshop on basic research writing on November 12-13, 2015 at the UP Manila University Library Conference Room.

Only 20 slots available. Interested participants may sign up online. Only paid participants will be considered confirmed. First to pay gets the slot. Fee is P2,000.

Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Typhoon Lando Storm Signals

Advance info : LLE 2016 schedule

Attetion: LLE2016 takers (esp. retakers)

As mentioned by Hon. L.T. David yesterday (Oct 16) at the CPD Consultative Forum held at DLSU-Dasmarinas, please be informed that there is great certainty that LLE2016 on April will probably be held instead August or Sept 2016. This advance info is being circulated for the sole purpose of informing you to take this into consideration in planning your preparation for the reviews. 

More detailed info will be posted as soon as available.

ALDUB Libraries sa Boung Bansa

Na mention sa ALDUD kalyeserye ng Eat Bulaga (EB), Oktubre 17, 2015 episode ang pag eestablish ng mga ALDUB libraries sa boung bansa ... isa itong bayanihan project or initiative harnessing the ALDUB nation fan base where 100% of the ticket sales sa kanilang October 24, 2015 show na gaganapin sa Philippine Arena will be alloted for this project. Marketing gimmick or real? Abangan at malaman sa Tamang Panahon!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CPD Consultative Forum @ Letran-Calamba

Association of Librarians in Laguna Province Inc. (ALLPI)
Provincial Chapter of the Philippine Librarians Association Inc. (PLAI) Southern Tagalog Region-Librarians Council

12 October 2015

Dear Colleagues:


The Association of Librarians in Laguna Province, Inc. (ALLPI) in coordination with Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba and PLAI-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) will host the next consultative forum on “Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Librarians” to be held on Nov 18, 2015 at Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba, City of Calamba, Laguna from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. 

This consultative forum aims to update librarians of the plans and activities of the PRC-BFL-Continuing Professional Development Council and the status of the CPD bills and proposed implementing guidelines. 

Target participants are librarians from the public and private schools/institutions in Region IV particularly from Laguna province. A minimal registration fee of PhP 150.00 will be collected for the snacks, handouts and certificates expenses.

For inquiries, please contact any of the following: 

1. Evelyn P. Nabus cp # 09214829806 Collegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba, Calamba City 
2. Rene B. Manlangit cp# 09225459655 San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City

Very truly yours, 
In behalf of the co-sponsoring association/institution 

Evelyn P. Nabus, RL
Vice President, ALLPI
Chief Librarian, Letran-Calamba Library

82nd IFLA & WLIC 2016

Registration Now Open!
IFLA is delighted to announce that online registration is now open and attendees can register here.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

PLAI-NCR General Assembly & Forum

Dear PLAI-NCR Member: 

Please take notice that the Philippine Librarians Association-National Capital Region (PLAI-NCR) Librarians Council will hold its General Assembly on the 20th of October 2015, Tuesday at 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Lyceum of the Philippines University, Intramuros, Manila with the following Agenda: 

1. Call to order 
2. Determination of Presence of Quorum 
3. Approval of the minutes of Last Year’s Annual General Meeting 
4. Annual Report of the President 
5. Treasurer’s Report 
6. Other Matters as may be properly brought before the Meeting 
7. Adjournment 

To encourage more participation and attendance by members, a Lecture-Forum on “CPD Matters: Updates on the CPD Rules and Regulations” will be held before the General Assembly. We have invited Hon. Lourdes T. David, Member, Board for Librarians, as our Resource Speaker. 

Registration is FREE for Librarians with updated PLAI-NCRLC membership. Non-members attending the Lecture-Forum will be assessed PhP300.00. 

Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. Snacks will be served. 

For inquiries, please contact the undersigned, or any of the Association’s officers. We will greatly appreciate your sharing this information to others. 

Maraming salamat po. 

Very truly yours, 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Call for Nominations for PAARL 2015 Awards

The following awards are given during the Annual General Assembly to recognize academic librarians & academic/research libraries for their outstanding national contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development in the Philippines.

ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD (From Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao)

Criteria : Nominee should have demonstrated achievements in the following areas:

a) Planning and implementing an innovative or a high-impact library program for an academic/ research library

b) Significant and influential research on academic or research library service

c) Service to the organized profession through PAARL and other related organizations


Criteria : Nominee should have the following qualifications:

· exemplary contribution to academic and research librarianship

· outstanding leadership in national/regional library development in the areas of library management, education and training, information and documentation services, etc.

· commitment to information networking and linkages

· commitment to PAARL’s objectives as demonstrated by its continued support and cooperation in PAARL’s activities and undertakings

· service to the organized profession through PLAI and/or other related organizations


Criteria : The library program must have a strong impact on the library community, be innovative, sustainable and may be replicated to other library communities, or institutions


Criteria : The nominee should possess the following:

· consistent recognition for service as an outstanding academic or research librarian

· demonstrated remarkable leadership in service to the association, in various capacities as President, officer, board member, or speaker/resource person in various PAARL seminars, conferences, and fora

· distinguished lifetime professional career dedicated to the cause of Philippine academic librarianship for at least 30 years before retirement

Deadline for submission of nominees is on October 31, 2015

Please send nominations as e-mail attachment (Curriculum Vitae for Academic Librarian of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, AVP (Audio-Visual Presentation and/or Narrative Presentation for Outstanding Academic/Research Library & Library Program of the Year Award) to or

Chair, Awards and Scholarships Committee
Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL)

Chief Librarian
Technological Institute of the Philippines
938 Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City
Contact Nos. 911-0964 loc. 626

Info source: As posted in fb group of PAARL

Saturday, October 10, 2015

4th National Archives Congress

4th National Archives Congress
November 11-13
Vigan Convention Center
Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Theme: Archives at Risk: Mitigation and Empowerment

For registration and other inquiries please contact the NCCA Cultural Heritage Section at Tel No. (02) 5272192 local 304 | Email:

Image credit: Simon Burchell / Wikimedia Commons

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Monday, October 05, 2015

26th 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 26th NSM Celebration:

"Pagyamanin at Gamitin ang Estadistika, Kalusugan 
para sa Lahat ay Abot-Kamay Na"

Sunday, October 04, 2015

World Teachers' Day 2015

World Teachers Day celebrated annually on 5 October since 1994, commemorates the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO/ILO recommendation concerning the status of teachers. According to UNESCO, World Teachers Day represents a significant token of the mindfulness, comprehension and thankfulness showed for the imperative commitment that teachers make to training and improvement. “Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies” is the World Teachers Day slogan for 2015.
Thank you Teacher. Thank you LIS Teachers! Mabuhay!

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Consultative Forum on CPD

05 October 2015

Dear Colleagues:

Warm greetings from the Association!

The Cavite Librarians Association, (CLASS) Inc. in coordination with Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo and PLAI—Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) will hold a free forum on “Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Consultative Forum for Librarians” which will be held on October 16, 2015 at De La Salle University—Dasmariñas, Cavite from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

This forum aims to update professional librarians about the status of the continuing professional development plans and activities of the Professional Regulation Commission—Board for Filipino Librarians—Continuing Professional Development (PRC-BFL-CPD) Council.

Target participants are Professional Librarians from the private and public schools/institutions in Region IV-A particularly in Cavite province. Since this is a free of charge, the participants are advice to bring their own snacks. A certificate of participation and a certificate of appearance for public/government employees will be given to the attendees.

For inquiries please get in touch in any of the association’s officers. Thank you very much and may God be with you always.

Very truly yours,

President, CLASS, Inc.

President, PLAI-STRLC

Library Director, DLSU-D