Monday, February 29, 2016

Beyond Access Philippines Infographics


Congratulation to all Star Libraries of 2015 with special mention to Cavite Provincial Library, Imus City Library, Silang Municipal Library, Rizal Provincial Library, and Batangas Provincial Library from Southern Tagalog region.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

National Rare Disease Week

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Presidential Proclamation No. 1989 s. 2010 declaring the 4th week of February of every year thereafter, as National Rare Disease Week (NRDW) to conduct a national information campaign in order to create awareness among health professionals about the nature and medical management of rare diseases; and instill awareness among the public about rare diseases to generate full support for the special needs of children affected by rare disease from both public and private sectors.

The theme of this year 7th NRDW campaign is “Patient Voice: Join Us in Making the Voice of Rare Diseases Heard”.

Let's us post this poster in our libraries as our contribution in raising national awareness and to generate support for the special needs of children affected by rare disease.


Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Importance of Reading Aloud to our Children


"While it is critical that parents talk to their children, reading aloud to them is just important. Kids hear most words when they are exposed to conversation. But in many cases, we tend to speak in verbal shorthand infused with jargon.

But books, like magazines and newspapers, contain sophisticated and complex language that use complete sentences. So it makes sense that a child who hears more sophisticated words has a giant advantage over a child who hasn’t heard those words.

In their own right, electronics have had a disturbing impact on reading. For many kids, when the choice is between a book and the Internet, the Internet wins. Screens are magical and the instant gratification they provide is addictive. The fact is, the more time spent in front of a screen, the less likely a child will be to open a book.

But when parents set limits on device time — and include themselves in that limit — there is more time for personal interaction, using board games or sharing a book together.

Books provide kids with literary opportunities to travel outside their small worlds to become aware of how others live. By reading books, children learn about others who don’t have the things they come to expect — people with real disadvantages. Books offer a wider worldview than most of us can ever hope to achieve in our daily lives. The more they read, the stronger the empathy concept becomes."

Read the full text of the article HERE.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Call for Papers : PLAI National Congress 2016

Theme: “Library as a Place: Continual Learning in 
the New Information Landscape”

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI), in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS) and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), will be conducting its Annual National Congress on November 22-25, 2016 in Davao City.

CONGRESS OBJECTIVES

1. To explore the concept of “Library as a Place” and the different strategies needed to transform libraries as a “Third Place”;

2. To examine how libraries can improve their facilities, create new programs, develop collections, and upgrade their services to meet the changing information needs of a multi-sectoral society;

3. To recognize the role of libraries as agents of development by implementing formal, informal, and lifelong learning programs;

4. To identify strategies on how libraries can work effectively with different stakeholders of society to develop, deliver, and sustain its programs, services, and access to information;

5. To identify functions and areas of collaboration for libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) as venues to promote personal, intellectual, cultural, and social development.

The Conference Committee invites submission of proposals for paper/oral (professional category) and poster (professional and/or student categories) presentations. The proposals should be in line with the general theme and based on the following sub-themes/topics:

I. Infrastructure (Space and Design)
Library building design, green technologies in libraries, spaces for social interactions and intellectual fora, community place, experiencing culture, disaster resilience/preparedness(building)

II. Collection and Services
Digital library, blended/hybrid collection, online collection, innovations, resource management, storage of print and digital collections, ICT, special collections, use and access, standards and accreditation

III. Users
Profiling programs, special groups, user expectations, information literacy programs

IV. Management and Role of Librarians
Project management, partnerships, collaborations, directions, changing functions and roles of libraries and librarians, CPD for librarians, staff development programs, support of library/librarians associations, mentoring

V. Valuation, Marketing, Promotion, and Advocacy
Market research, social valuation, impact indicators, social marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Return of Investment

VI. Cultural Heritage and Preservation
Heritage preservation; restoration and conservation projects, preventive conservation

PRESENTATIONS
Paper/oral presentation (Professional Category): 20-30 minutes presentation, with 10-15 minutes for questions during the plenary session.

Poster presentation (Professional and Undergraduate Student Categories): Presentation describing the research project with the aid of the text and visuals in the poster (size: 2 ft wide and 5 ft tall). Author(s) must be present to interact and respond to the questions from the participants. 

SUBMISSION
Proposals for paper and poster presentations should be submitted using the following format:
1. Title of Paper (in capital letters, Times New Roman font size 14)
2. Name of Presenter/s. Use * for the presenting author
3. Institution/Company Affiliation (including official designation and office address)
4. Contact details: email address and mobile number
5. Paper abstract (not more than 300 words, Times New Roman font, size 12) 
6. Keywords (2-5 words)
7. Regional Council to which the member belongs
8. Author's short bio (not more than 100 words for each author)

Proposals must be sent to:
PLAI Conference Committee
nbot@plai.org.ph; plainbot2015@gmail.com

Indicate PLAI Congress Proposal Submission [Paper or Poster (Professional or Student Category)] in the subject line.

Please be informed that only upon the acceptance of the full paper (for oral presentation) by the Committee that you will be invited to present your paper at the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 30, 2016 - Submission deadline of proposals

June 20, 2016 - Notification of accepted proposals (paper and poster)

August 15, 2016 - Submission deadline of full papers (oral presentation)

August 30, 2016 - Final notification of acceptance and invitation for paper presentation

November 22-25, 2016 - PLAI National Congress 2016


CONGRESS SUBSIDY AND BEST POSTER AWARD

Paper presenters: One author per approved proposal for paper presentation will be provided with airfare transportation subsidy (maximum of P3,000), free registration, and accommodation.

Poster presenters: One author per approved poster will be provided with 50% discount for registration only.

The Best Poster presentation will be awarded with P3,000 cash prize for professional and P 2,000 for undergraduate student category (with minimum of 5 entries for each category).

PUBLICATION

All selected abstracts will be published in the PLAI National Congress 2016 Book of Abstracts. Full papers (oral presentation) will undergo peer-review for possible inclusion in the PLAI Journal.

PLEASE NOTE

Proposals not selected for paper presentation may be considered for poster presentation due to the limited number of available slots. For the poster presentation, each Regional Council is encouraged to have submissions for both professional and undergraduate student categories. Regional eliminations may be conducted by the Regional Councils.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

PDI Article on Filipiniana

Filipiniana books are often collectible because they are out-of-print within a year after publication. At most, a thousand copies of such books are printed, with 400 of them acquired by libraries; a smaller print run at 500 copies means there would only be 100-150 copies left for private libraries.

Philippine publications are often printed on cheap newsprint that does not survive the test of time because of acid built into the paper. The acid starts to eat up the pages as soon as the books land on bookstore shelves. Add these to the list of challenges: floods, heat, humidity, silverfish, cockroaches, rats, and the greatest enemy of them all —humans. Read the full Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper article by Ambeth R. Ocampo HERE.

Spotlight on Users Presentation (ppt)



Ms Janice DC Penaflor presentation or ppt during the PAARL 1st Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2016 with the topic "Spotlight on Users: an Introduction to Client-centered Collection Assessment" held last February 19, 2016 at the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City is now available for viewing/download in Slideshare.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ched Endorsement : 1st Philippine Librarian Summit


PLAI-NCR Librarians Council, in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas-Department of Library and Information Science, invites you to the 1st Philippine Librarians Summit: Addressing Issues and Concerns to be held on March 17-18, 2016 at the Benavidez Auditorium, Benavidez Bldg., University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila.

Monday, February 22, 2016

LLE Reviewer @ Lazada

It seems Lazada (an online shopping merchant) noted for selling  online ICT gadgets such as cellphone, household appliances now also carries reviewers ... maybe soon textbooks ... opening another secure venue or alternatives for Pinoy in general and Filipino librarians in particular to acquire needed resources in a convenient and secure manner.


  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 6th Volume
  • No. of pages: 262
  • Copyright: 2015
  • ISBN: 978-971-9645-09-2
  • Edited by: Juan C. Buenrostro, Jr.
  • Contributors: Joel S. Buenrostro, Juan C. Buenrostro, Jr., Teresita D.J. Magbag & Ruben P. Marasigan 


The sixth volume continues to provide prospective Librarians' Licensure Examination (LLE) examinees a compilation of review questions in all the subjects in the professional library and information science education components covered by LLE in a capsulized form. These subjects are: Selection and acquisition of multi-media sources of information; cataloging and classification; abstracting and indexing; reference, bibliography, and information services; organization, management, and development and maintenance of multimedia-based library and information service, laws, trends and practices affecting the profession; and information technology. Volume six is updated to included the latest trends and issues in library and information science. There is nothing more gratifying to the reviewers and contributors than for this book to attain its objective of producing committed and dedicated professional librarians/information professionals who will provide the highest quality of services to all types of library users in all types of libraries and information centers.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Unicef Children's Books

UNICEF is launching six children’s books: Anita by Anne Curtis-Smith, Ang Sabi ni Nanay, Ang Sabi ni Tatay by Sacha Calagopi; Ang Dalawang Haring Siga by Rene O. Villanueva; Ang Bata sa Basket by Augie Rivera; Yaya Niya, Nanay Ko by Ma. Corazon Remigio; and Nina Wonders, Nina Asks by Marcy Dans Lee.

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Forum on Philippine Children's Literature


Expert panelists will share insights at the Forum on Philippine Children's Literature in the 21st Century at the Main Library Lobby on Tue, 23 Feb 2016, 2pm.

The event is FREE and is OPEN to the public.

For more details, you may contact Ms. Lily at 9818500 loc. 3979 or through email: lilymedlib@gmail.com

PANELISTS

ANI ALMARIO – is a Board Member of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) and former President of the Reading Association of the Philippines. Ani is on the Management Team of Adarna Publishing House Inc. and she also the Directress of the Raya School.

ZARAH GAGATIGA - is a Children’s book author and Chief Librarian of Beacon Academy in Laguna and former President of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY).

RUBEN DE JESUS -is an award winning children’s book illustrator, founding member of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (INK) and Board member of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY). He is also a faculty member of the College of Fine Arts, University of the Philipiines Diliman

RAYVI SUNICO-is a children’s book author and publisher and Board member of the Philippine Board of Books for Young People.

RUBEN DE JESUS -is an award winning children’s book illustrator, founding member of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (INK) and Board member of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY). He is also a faculty member of the College of Fine Arts, University of the Philipiines Diliman.

PORTIA PADILLA - is a member of the Reading Association of the Philippines and a faculty member of the UP College of Education, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

1st Archives and Records Management Census

Good afternoon everyone!

We would like to once again invite all records managers and archivists in the community to please participate in the first Archives and Records Management Census in the Philippines.

ARC Philippines is part of an effort by the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies, funded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, to provide baseline data on the current state of archiving and records management in the country. The census focuses on identifying and understanding the profession through profiling and examining the background, characteristics, and needs of archivists and records managers across varying institutions and contexts. As a pilot census, this endeavor hopes to provide for the first time a scientifically sound measurement and a suitable framework for future studies on archiving and records management in the Philippines.

This census is specifically targeted to personnel who are currently employed in an office handling records and/or archives in their day-to-day operations. Every response is important as it will assist the UP SLIS in developing a graduate program / certificate course on the interrelated disciplines of archives and records management which will be offered to all individuals working in the records/archives profession.

We are encouraging you to please answer both the individual and institutional surveys. Feel free to share these links to your fellow archivists and/or records managers. We could also visit your institution to administer our surveys.

Thank you very much!

Individual Census: www.tinyurl.com/ARCPhilippines
Institutional Survey: www.tinyurl.com/ARCPh-InstitutionalSurvey

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CHRDF Embedding the School Librarian Seminar

Our latest seminar for librarians this coming May 2016 entitled 
"Embedding the School Librarian into the K-12 Curriculum".

Registration fee for early birds: Php2,900; walk-ins: Php3,000 only.

Register now through e-mail: chrdf.inc@gmail.com or 
through our Facebook page. You may also call our office at: 
(02) 371-9083; (02) 925-1127; 0927-306-3634;
 0999-859-0898; 0922-855-5237 for more details.

CHED Endorsement of ALAM Seminar


CHED Endorsement for the conduct of ALAM 2016 on April 13-15, 2016 
at The Bayleaf Intramuros, Intramuros, Manila.

Monday, February 15, 2016

PAASCU James J. Meany Service Awardees

The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities recognized Dr. Marilou Tadlip and Hon. Lourdes T. David (tertiary level), Ms Fabiana Macalalad of St. Joseph College of Quezon City (HS level), Ms Charito Basagre of La Salle Greenhills, Ms Maria Victoria Dela Cruz of Ateneo de Manila Grade School and Ms Rosemarie Malang of St. Mary’s Academy of Guagua, Pampanga (GS level) as James J. Meany Service Awardees during the PAASCU General Assembly last 12 February 2016 held at Ateneo de Davao University. The Plaque of Recognition was awarded by Joel E. Tabora, SJ (PAASCU President) “for faithful service rendered to the Association and an enduring commitment to the cause of quality education in the Philippines”. Our warmest Congratulations to our six colleague’s achievement. You made us all proud. Stay Blessed.

Response: Librarians in the Digital Age

In response to a controversial January 10 opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal by librarian Steve Barker, librarians around the country wrote to the paper to set the record straight about their real roles in the age of Google.

ASLP Seminar on Digital Assets


Date: March 30 to April 1, 2016
Venue: San Antonio Resort, Roxas City, Capiz
Theme: Digital Assets in our Midst : Positioning Librarians in the 
Knowledge Management Environment

Saturday, February 13, 2016

SWS : 73% of Pinoy believe in "forever" or "magpakailanman"


Ayon sa latest survey ng Social Weather Station (SWS), 73% ng mga Pinoy ay naniniwala sa magpakailanman or forever samantala 16% ang hindi naniniwala at 11% ang hindi tiyak ang opinyon.

Source: Fourth Quarter 2015 Social Weather Survey, conducted from December 5-8, 2015. (http://www.sws.org.ph/)


LAQueP-LI CDP and Infolib Updates


LAQueP-LInc will hold a forum on “Continuing Professional Development and Infolib Updates” on March 4, 2016 at the Library Seminar Hall, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City. 

This forum is designed for librarians, school librarians, library personnel, library assistants, and para-professionals working in the library. It aims to provide awareness and updates on the continuing professional development and Infolib library system.

In this regard, we are inviting you to participate to our forum on March 4, 2016 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm). Registration fee is Php 600.00 for members and Php 700.00 for non-members to cover the training kits, certificates and food. There will be an optional fee of Php 100.00 for those who are interested to be a member for 2016. Please make your reservation on or before February 23, 2016 to reserve your seat. For more information, inquiries, and reservation, please contact Mrs. Eulalia G. Zapata, President at 09228405219, Mrs. Isabel Noreen Rairata, Vice-President/ Chair at 09237360497 and Ms. Myrna P. Macapia, Secretary at 09255900048 or any of the officers listed.

We are hoping for the positive response to our invitation. Thank you and God bless you always.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Selfie + Essay Contest


Who can join:

There are two categories for participants: Category 1: Edsa millennial (15 to 35 years old), and Category 2: Edsa survivor (36 years old and above). Each participant is limited to one entry.

How to join:

Edsa millennials can take a selfie with an older person, one who lived through the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution, and caption the selfie thus: “Edsa is a historic moment for Filipinos. I’ve always wanted to ask my [mom/dad/teacher/etc] [a question about Edsa]. #OurEdsa”

Here’s an example: “Edsa is a historic moment for Filipinos. I asked my mom why Edsa was important and she said Edsa is a testament to what ordinary people can accomplish. #OurEdsa”

Explain or elaborate on the question you’ve chosen to ask an Edsa survivor in an essay that must not exceed 500 words (2,500 to 3000 characters). One guide question to keep in mind: Why have you always wanted to ask that question about Edsa?

Edsa survivors, or participants in Category 2 can take a selfie with a younger person who was not yet born during the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution, and caption the selfie thus: “Edsa is a historic moment for Filipinos. I told my [son/daughter/

student/etc] that [a statement describing what you want to pass on about Edsa]. #OurEdsa”

Here’s an example: “Edsa is a historic moment for Filipinos. I told my son that Edsa made me believe that violence is never the answer to our country’s woes. #OurEdsa”

Explain or elaborate on the lesson you’ve chosen to pass on to an Edsa millennial in an essay that must not exceed 500 words (about 2,500-3,000 characters). Keep in mind this guide question: What have you always wanted to pass down to the younger generation about Edsa?

How to submit:

Go to http://inquirer.net/ouredsa and fill out the form to submit your entry.

Make sure to fill out the form completely and upload your selfie. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

The file size of the selfie image (in .JPG, .PNG or .GIF format) should not exceed 2 MB.

Deadline of submission of entries is 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 21 (Sunday).

No revisions whatsoever will be accepted once the entry has been submitted.

All submissions become the property of the Inquirer Group of Companies and may not be used in other competitions or submitted to other media organizations.

The Inquirer Group of Companies reserves the right to publish your name and entry on its various platforms after submission.

One Hour Book Sale @ Adarna House

from Adarna House


For one hour in one morning on one Saturday, our 79-peso storybooks will go on sale for only forty pesos (PHP40) each—almost fifty percent (50%) off!

    In the morning of February 13 (Saturday), our showroom doors will only be open from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

    The rest of the morning, only Adarna House staff will be allowed to enter the showroom.
    The forty-peso purchases will be limited to 40 books per person. Invite friends for a purchase of more than 40 storybooks.
    As soon as the clock strikes 11:00 AM, the selling of 40-peso books will stop, and only the books in the hands of customers by 11:00 AM will be considered for the sale.
    Payment of books-in-hand will be allowed past the one-hour mark.
    Customers may also arrive as early as 8:00 AM to turn in a pre-order list. See details at the bottom of this post for this option.
    Pangkat Batang Adarna members carrying a special pass will be allowed to enter the showroom by 9:50 AM.
    All customers must bring their own bag for their purchase. Adarna House will not be giving out carrying bags for the sale.
    Requests for special consideration will not be entertained.
    Payments on cash basis only.
On the same day, a warehouse sale of selected titles will offer discounts of up to fifty-five percent (55%).

Payments on cash basis only. This is a map to our office, and here are instructions on how to get here. For inquiries, call +63 2 3526765 local 120.

Mechanics for pre-ordering
  1. Exactly forty (40) books must be included in the purchase.
  2. The purchase must be paid with the exact amount of one thousand six hundred pesos (PHP1,600).
  3. Customers must submit a pre-order list using this form. Download the form, fill in the quantities, hide the unused rows, and print 2 copies of the form on the blank face of scratch paper.
  4. The pre-order list must be submitted within 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. No pre-order lists will be accepted for processing after 9:00 AM.
  5. Customers will receive a call number in exchange for a valid pre-order list and an ecobag.
  6. Payment and releasing will begin at 10:00 AM on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a number is called and the recipient is not present, the number will be pushed back to the end of the line.
  7. Payment and releasing may go well past 11:00 AM depending on the number of pre-orders received.

8th Annual LIS Congress

The 8th annual LIS Congress is happening today at the National College of Public Administration and Governance Assembly Hall with the them "LIS Congress 2016 - Beyond the Platform"


Thursday, February 11, 2016

IBGD Celebration Book Sale @ Hiyas Books

For the past years, we've been celebrating February 14 not as Valentine's Day, but as International Book Giving Day. It's a day to celebrate books, to give books to kids, to share the love of reading. This year is no exception. And to help you get books that you can give to your children, nieces, nephews, friends, etc, we're giving you 20% off all children's books on our online store, passages.com.ph until February 14!

Help us spread the word!

To view the Hiyas books available on Passages, click here
http://www.passages.com.ph/category_product.php?catg_id=MTQ%

By the way, that's Shy Shelly and her friends getting ready to read and give away books! (artwork by Elbert Or)


World Read Aloud Day 2016


Every year World Read Aloud Day calls global attention 
to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.



Tuesday, February 09, 2016

PLAI National Congress 2015 @ Davao City


Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) National Congress 2016
22-25 November 2016
Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City

THEME: “Library as a Place: Continual Learning in the New Information Landscape”

RATIONALE:
According to the IFLA, “The Library is the only place in many communities where people can access information that will help improve their education, develop new skills, find jobs, build businesses, make informed agricultural and health decisions, or gain insights into environmental issues. These unique roles make libraries important development partners, both by providing access to information in all formats and by delivering services and programs that meet the needs for information in a changing and increasing complex society.” (IFLA Statement on Libraries and Development, 2015).

While the concept of “Libraries as a third place” is not new, the local landscape of Philippine libraries, both as a public and a democratic institution, reflects a different scenario in the general population’s mindset. Libraries can be and are as welcoming as coffee shops, malls and bookstores, without the patron having to spend and pay money to enjoy and take advantage of the resources; an idea that is still alien to many Filipinos. Lawsen (2004) stated that libraries can and does provide a venue where users, regardless of age, background and status, feel welcome, safe, and have access to information.

Turning this concept into reality is a goal that PLAI envisions for Philippine libraries. The changing information landscape and needs of the users should be the driving force of libraries to re-think and re-design its roles, functions and services beyond the traditional means. A library should no longer be defined as a place purely for academic/scholarly learning. It should be an open and dynamic institution that offers an opportunity for all to learn, create, innovate, and participate as advocates of change and development. 

OBJECTIVES

1. To explore the concept of “Library as a Place” and the different strategies needed to transform libraries as a “Third Place”;
2. To recognize the role of libraries as agents of development by implementing formal, informal and lifelong learning programs in libraries;

3. To examine how libraries can improve their facilities, create new programs, develop collections and upgrade their services to meet the changing information needs of a multi-sectoral society;

4. To identify strategies on how libraries can work effectively with different stakeholders of society to develop, deliver, and sustain programs, services, and access to information;

5. To identify functions and areas of collaboration for libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) as venues which promote personal, intellectual, cultural and social development.

DWC Annual Book Fair


Sunday, February 07, 2016

Poster Making Contest : 57th Public Library Day


ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARIANS IN PUBLIC SECTOR (ALPS), INC.
Public Libraries Division, 3rd Flr., National Library of the Philippines
T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila 1000, Philippines

57th Public Library Day (March 9)

2016 POSTER MAKING CONTEST MECHANICS

1. The poster making contest is open to all public libraries affiliated with the National Library of the Philippines.

2. The poster should be a visualization of the 57th Public Library Day and 2016 National Conference of Public Librarians theme: “Philippine Public Libraries: Moving Forward and Beyond”.

3. Use white illustration board, 15” x 20” in size.

4. Public libraries may use any medium (craypas, water color, crayon, pentel pen, etc.)

5. The entry should be an original work and a certification to this effect from the Local Chief Executive must be submitted together with the public library’s name.

6. The public library’s name and complete address must be written on a separate sheet of paper and stapled or attached at the back of the entry.

7. All entries will become the property of ALPS.

8. The criteria for judging will be as follows:

a. Originality - 35%
b. Pictorial design and composition - 15%
c. Technique - 15%
d. Relevance to the theme - 35%
TOTAL 100%

9. The winners will receive the following prizes :

1st Prize - P5,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition to 
the Public Library
2nd Prize - P3,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition to 
the Public Library
3rd Prize - P2,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition to 
the Public Library

10. The winning entry will be used as souvenir program cover and in other promotional materials in relation to the National Conference.

11. The winners of this contest shall be informed in writing by the NLP Public Libraries Division and shall be recognized and awarded in a fitting ceremony on March 9, 2016 during the fellowship night of the National Conference of Public Librarians at Manila Grand Opera Hotel, Manila.

12. The submission of entries will start on January 25, 2016 and will end on January 29, 2016 from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. at the office of the Public Libraries Division, National Library of the Philippines, T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.

MUNPARLAS National Summer Conference

MUNPARLAS, INC. 2-Day National Summer Conference on Coaching & Mentoring Series: Glocal Library Trends & Challenges with 8 Library Icons on Call with the following sessions:

Sessions & Topics: (1-hour presentation delivery with 30-minute Q&A)

Glocal Trends & Challenges on Coaching & Mentoring for Library People
Glocal Trends & Challenges on Library Management
Glocal Trends & Challenges on Technical Services
Glocal Trends & Challenges on Collection Development
Glocal Trends & Challenges on Circulation, Reference & Public Relations Work
Glocal Trends & Challenges on Information Communication Technology
Glocal Trends & Challenges on Library Instruction/Information Literacy
Glocal Trends & Challenges on International (ASEAN/Multicultural) Librarianship


Saturday, February 06, 2016

UPSLIS Lecture Series

Inviting LIS students and librarians to the SLIS lecture series:

The Future of Filipino Librarians is You! 
by: Lucrea Vinluan Dayrit
Senior Librarian, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, USA 
Alumna, University of the Philippines, Institute of Library Science


Objective: To share experiences and inspire others
Audience: Students (undergraduate and graduate); faculty members; and librarians

February 10, 1:30 p.m., Rms 3-4
University of the Philippines, School of Library & Information Studies
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

February is National Arts Month


Friday, February 05, 2016

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

1st Philippine Librarians Summit : Addressing Issues and Concerns


The PLAI-NCR Librarians Council, in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas-Department of Library and Information Science, invites you to the 1st Philippine Librarians Summit: Addressing Issues and Concerns to be held on March 17-18, 2016 at the Benavidez Auditorium, Benavidez Bldg., University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila. This is a two-day Summit that aims to address the various issues and concerns faced by library and information professionals more than a decade after the implementation of Republic Act 9246 or the Act to Modernize the Practice of Librarianship in the Philippines. Specifically, the Summit has the following objectives:

1. To highlight and clarify the issues and concerns affecting librarians and the library profession in the country;
2. To invite representatives from government agencies and other entities to give their comments/response to the specific issues and concerns;
3. To encourage industry leaders and other stakeholders to discuss possible solutions and recommendations that would address the problems presented;
4. To come up with an Action Agenda for the library profession in the Philippines.

Participants to the summit are expected to gain an awareness of the real issues and concerns affecting the library profession. This Summit can also provide the venue for increased dialogue, understanding, and consensus among the officers and members of various library associations, thus come up with recommendations for policy formulations and/or amendments to RA 9246 as well as an Action Agenda for the library profession. The registration fees are as follows: Non-PLAI Member - P2,000; PLAI Member – P1,500; Student P1,000. This shall cover kits, meals (2 lunches, 2 a.m. snacks and 2 p.m. snacks), and certificate of participation.

Since the venue can only accommodate a limited number, interested participants are strongly advised to pre-register and pay the corresponding amount. This may be deposited to the Account PLAI-NCR : PNB Luneta Branch (branch code: 66476) Account Nos. 36296850017. To confirm payment and complete the Registration, a scanned copy of the Deposit slip should be sent to the PLAI-NCR thru this e-mail plaincr@gmail.com Official Receipt will be issued.

For further details you may contact any of the following:

Elizabeth R. Peralejo
Ex-Officio, PLAI
Email: bethperalejo@gmail.com
Tel. No.: 426-6001 loc. 6200

Dolores D. Carungui
Vice President, PLAI-NCR
Chair, Education and Training Committee
Email: dollydc5501@yahoo.com
Tel. No.: 310-5035 loc 207-208

Online Registration
https://docs.google.com/…/14X5ciZSgtbSPK0AsXQolMc…/viewform…

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

MGDLS 2016 : Client-centered Collection Assessment

PAARL is holding its 1st Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2016 with the topic "Spotlight on Users: an Introduction to Client-centered Collection Assessment" on February 19, 2016, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

Registration starts at 12:00 noon. Members will be assessed a registration fee of Php300 and Php350 for non-members. Students may avail of a discounted rate of Php200.



Monday, February 01, 2016

28th MAHLAP National Congress and Seminar-Workshop

Dear Colleagues:

The Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP) will hold its 28th National Congress and Seminar-Workshop on the theme: “Preparing Libraries and Librarians for ASEAN Integration: Retooling Library Personnel to Take on the Future” on March 9-11,
2016 in Cagayan de Oro City.

We are pleased to invite you to join this seminar-workshop. The registration fees are as follows:

P6,700 – Live IN
P4,500 – Live OUT
Early Bird Rates (Payments should be settled on or before February 5, 2016)
P6,000 – Live IN. Non-MAHLAP Member
P5,700 – Live IN. MAHLAP Member

Please accomplish the attached form and send to info@mahlap.org or
accomplish the online registration form here: http://bit.do/28thMAHLAP.

We look forward to your presence.