Monday, October 31, 2016

25th LIS Wizard Competition

The 25th LIS Wizard competition will be held this coming November 14, 2016 at 1:00 in the afternoon at the Main Library Lobby of the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Prizes are as follows:

1st place –  PhP 10,000.00
2nd place – PhP 7,000.00
3rd place – PhP 5,000.00

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Filmmaking : Study for Free in South Korea

BE A FELLOW: Study for Free in South Korea

Film Development Council of the Philippines

in cooperation with Busan Film Commission and

Busan Asian Film School invite you to apply

Six-Month Scholarship Program to learn the Business Side Of Filmmaking

OPEN CATEGORY (Professional or Students)

To be part of our short list for pre-qualification:
Send your resume and your box-office hit film idea (Not More Than 1,000 words) to

Deadline: November 2, 2016 (midnight)

Inquiries email:

Call for Papers: PAARL Summer Conference

PAARL announces its call for papers for the 2017 Summer Conference with the theme "Philippine Libraries in Transformation", to be held on April 24-26, 2017 in Camarines Sur. The call is open to librarians and information professionals, and graduate students of LIS. Selected papers will be included in the PAARL Research Journal 2017 and will get the chance to receive the Best Research Award 2017. PLEASE READ (download/print) the guidelines HERE

Saturday, October 29, 2016

PLAI : Notice of General Assembly

Notice is hereby served that the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) will be holding its Annual General Assembly on 25 November, 2016, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City. 

Kindly refer to the attached for the agenda, as well as the invitation for the Librarians' Day 2016.

We are looking forward to your participation in these events!

Philippine Education Summit 2016

"Everyone, regardless of sector, can contribute to re-creating the roadmap that will lead our country to a better future – a future anchored on an educational system that is inclusive, accessible, relevant, and liberating." -Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones.

Is there any Filipino librarian (school librarian in particular) attending this Philippine Education Summit 2016?

Call for Entries: Poster Making Contest

Public Libraries Division, National Library of the Philippines,
T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila 1000, Philippines

National Conference of Librarians


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 2017 National Conference of Librarians theme: “The Emerging Libraries: Connect, Collaborate and Build Strong Communities”.
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 16, 2017 during the fellowship night of the National Conference of Librarians at Apo View Hotel in Davao City.

12. The submission of entries will start on January 23, 2017 and will end on January 27, 2017 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.

Fun Walk @ LIS Month Opening

Tara ... join tayo sa fun walk! Masaya eto.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

39th PASLI National Conference

Calling all school administrators, librarians, para-professional personnel to the 39thPASLI General Assembly and National Conference on April 19-21, 2017 at Cagayan de Oro City. See you at the City of Golden Friendship! Save the date.

Launching of Italian Corner @ NLP


Among the first fruits of this MOU is the creation of an Italian Corner within the premises of the National Library, an outreach program that will eventually extend to other public libraries throughout Metro Manila, making it easier for students to access Italian books.

Click HERE to read the full newspaper article.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

IaminfoSMART Symposium 2016

We are happy to announce that the IamInfoSMART 2016 Symposium with the theme, “Information Literacy: Strategies and Challenges" will be held on 10 November 2016 (Thursday), 1:00PM – 5:00PM at the 12/F, Animo Labs, The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila.

This symposium aims to bring together librarians, LIS teachers, researchers, media specialists, educators and students to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current practices, developments and challenges in information literacy, both in practice and theory.

Certificate of participation will be given to those who will attend this symposium. Registration is free of charge, but on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested participants are required to pre-register online due to limited number of slots (maximum of 120 participants).

Download invitation and program:,

For inquiries, please contact The Libraries at 524-4611 loc. 620 or send an email to

Please save the date as we welcome all to attend this annual symposium on information literacy. See you there!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Society of Filipino Archivists Seminar

The Society of Filipino Archivists invites you to a seminar entitled “Bringing It All Together: Exhibiting Library and Archives Materials” to be held on December 7-9, 2016 at the Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza, 133 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City.

Download the invitation via -
Register online at -

Thursday, October 20, 2016

NBW2016 - STRLC Winners of Poster Making Contest

STRLC Officers held last October 17, 2016 at the Conference room of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) the selection and judging of the Top 3 winners of the poster making contest.

25th LIS Wizard

The Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science is very pleased to invite LIS schools to participate in the 25th LIS Wizard. It will be held on the 14th of November 2016, at the Main Library Lobby of the University of the Philippines. For more information, send an e-mail to: Thank you!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Update: Super Typhoon Lawin

PDI reports that "Typhoon ‘Lawin’ (international name Haima) made landfall at exactly 11 pm over PeƱablanca town in Southern Cagayan, the weather bureau said in a radio report on Wednesday night."

Ginebra : 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Champions

Congrats Ginebra!!!

CBOT Meeting & NBW2016 STRLC Winners

PLAI-STRLC CBOT (Council of Board of Trustees) meeting held at the Conference Hall of the National Library of the Philippines last 17 October 2016. The council accepted from the respective chair of the panel of judges for poster making & essay writing the winners of the regional level selection. The top 3 winners from our region will be submitted to the NBW2016 Organizing Committee for the final judging and selection of the national winners on 20 October 2016. 

Our Council entries for the national level judging are:

          a) Essay Writing Contest:

                 1. Jherome Ivan C. Cueva
                    San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City, Laguna

                 2. Justine A. Escote
                     Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City

                 3.Rea Elise A. San Juan
                    San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City, Laguna

                 4. Roland Emerson O. Mabunting
                     Luis Palad National High School, Tayabas City, Quezon

            b) Poster Making Contest:

                  1. Ryan Billie V. Moran
                     San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City, Laguna

                  2. Ann Brigette R. Sinag
                      Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City

                  3. Careena Edselle C. Cortezano
                      Sacred Heart College, Lucena City, Quezon

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Media literacy in schools needed vs social media abuse

MANILA, Philippines – Media literacy is the long-term solution to fight the worsening state of disinformation and abuse on social media.

This was emphasized during the Senate education committee hearing on Tuesday, October 18, on the responsible use of social media in schools.

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and Professor Clarissa David pushed for media literacy in schools to encourage students to be critical when using the new medium. It is, after all, unchartered territory.

 "Our social norms and values need to catch up with technology," she said, focusing on five ideas for media literacy: social etiquette in interaction; the moral responsibility not to abuse its anonymity; to foster critical thinking; strengthen the paradigms of constructive debate; and put in place respect for plurality of ideas.

Click HERE to read the full article at Rappler.

MUNPARLAS Library Association Half-day Forum

MUNPARLAS Library Association, Inc. Half-day Forum on 
"High Impact Creative Library Services and Programs for Senior High and Higher Education"
20th Floor Cyber One Building, Eastwood, Libis, QC
November 10, 2016; 1-5pm

Click HERE for the Online Registration.

Monday, October 17, 2016

ASLP Forum on #Library Advocacy : Championing Change Beyond Slogans

Association of Special Libaries of the Philippines forum
Theme: #LibraryAdvocacy : Championing Change Beyond Slogans
Venue: Ortigas Foundation Inc., corner Ortigas and Meralco Avenues, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Date: November 11, 2016 Friday 1:00 - 5:00pm

Please register online at
on or before November 4, 2016 Friday 5:00pm.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

7th PAARL International Benchmarking Tour

PAARL's 2016 benchmarking 4-day program on October 20-23, visiting well-selected academic/research libraries in Taipei, to include National Taiwan University, University of Taipei, Beitou Library, New Taipei City Library, National Central Library, and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The tour also highlights visits to such historic, cultural and heritage attractions as the National Palace Museum, the Martyrs Shrine, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Yehliu Geopark, Taipei 101 Observatory, and Taiwan's famous night markets such as Shihlin, ximending, and Linjiang.

Friday, October 14, 2016

2016 International Archives Congress

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Provincial Government of Pampanga and the Association of Tourism Officers of Central Luzon (ATOCEL), Inc., will be holding the 2016 International Archives Congress on November 08 to 10, 2016 in Clark Freeport, Pampanga.

In the previous iterations of the Congress, the NCCA has invited country archival experts to discuss practices, issues, and concerns in the field within national and local contexts. This year, with the theme “Archives in the ASEAN”, the Congress will gather archivists, registrars, record managers/officers, librarians, faculty, office secretaries, and members of professional associations on archives nationwide and from around the ASEAN to share the best practices on archival management in the region. The NCCA has seen the opportunity for the audience to leverage their current practices in line with global and international benchmarks, and to foster international cooperation in this endeavour.

The Congress will have a combination of lectures, and workshops from different leaders in the archival practice from the countries in the ASEAN region. There will be exhibitions, as well, and a whole-day heritage tour to wrap-up the event.

A registration fee of Five Thousand Pesos (PhP 5,000.00) for local participants or One Hundred Fifty US Dollars (USD 150.00) shall be charged to live-in participants based on quadruple sharing which will cover for food, accommodation for three (3) days and two (2) nights, free whole-day heritage tour, and conference materials/kit. Meanwhile, a registration fee of Three Thousand Pesos (PhP 3,000.00) shall be charged to live-out participants, which will cover the expenses for food, whole day heritage tour, and workshop materials/kit. Foreign participants are expected to attend the Congress as live-in participants only. Online registration may be done by filling out the form found on this link:

Interested participants may contact Mr. Louie L. Lugue or Ms. April D. Pabon at the NCCA- Cultural Heritage Section through the following numbers: +639173245292, (02) 527 2205 or (02) 527 2192 loc 324 or email:

Info source: NCCA

Thursday, October 13, 2016

NBW2016 Storytelling Contest Winners - Student Category

NBW2016 Storytelling Contest - Student Category winners photo ops with the panel of judges. 3rd place - Contestant no. 6 , 2nd place - Contestant no.1 , 1st place - Contestant no. 2 with Genaro Gojo Cruz (author of the "May Gulong na Bahay" storybook), Candy Husmillo of the NLP Children's Library and Rey Rufi.

NBW 2016 : Quiz Bee

Effective Librarianship @ Work

Library Training-Workshop on "Effective Librarianship @ Work." 
at Southville International School and Colleges, BF Homes International, Las Pinas City

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Reminders : STRLC Selection of NBW 2016 Entries

Please submit or turn over your NBW 2016 school level entries (Essay-Junior HS, Poster-Collegiate) to any incumbent/incoming STRLC Officers on or before October 16, 2016 in time for the selection of our region top 3 winners during the CBOT meeting on October 17, 2016 at NLP.

As per earlier agreed in the NBOT meeting, the more entries submitted from the school/college/university level of on-the-spot contest to the Regional Level selection of Top 3 winners the better.

Likewise, please attached a certification issued by your respective dean or registrar or chief librarian that the poster is the original work of the student and that he/she is a bonafide student of your institution. Group certification will do especially if you have multiple school entries.

For the essay, please attach a printed computerized/typewritten copy of the the handwritten essay of the student. Faithful copy of the handwritten original including the typo or grammar errors. The printed copy will be used in judging to facilitate readability but the handwritten original will also be presented to the judges for consideration of the other criteria.

Since we are press for time and the deadline for submission to National NBW Committee is October 18, 2016, it is convenient & helpful if said prerequisite are handy during our Regional Level selection.

Thank you.

Click HERE to read the uploaded General Guidelines for the NBW 2016 contest.

Call for Papers: ICoASL 2017

THEME: Curation and Management of Cultural Heritage through 
Libraries:  Challenges and Opportunities for the Digital Society


The objective of the ICoASL 2017 is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and skills relevant to information professionals in Asia with a global perspective. These endeavors will contribute to establish our global identity much firmer than ever for the sustainable library future.


The following topics, but not limited to, are strongly encouraged. 
How can the libraries take a part in preserving cultural heritages in the digital era?

The conference invites papers on the above theme and topics from the professional librarians around the world. Papers should be submitted before December 31, 2016.

NBW2016 : Storytelling Contest

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Unreliable Websites : Media and Information Literacy Campaign

As trained info professional, this is basic knowledge in our Info literacy campaign. Complication arises when our political leaning (whether pro or anti) colored our better judgment and instead we are unwitting agent of disinformation for sharing info from unverified sources. Interesting times indeed for info professionals.

Click HERE to read the full article from Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility.

As per the article, a websites could be unreliable based on the following criteria:

No Identification. The “About Us,” “Contact Us” page of websites contains information about the site’s editorial team and staff, its address, telephone number, email address, its history, and other important information. A news website should be accountable for what is posted on its page, and it starts with identifying the people behind it, as well as how they can be contacted so they can be asked to explain errors posted in their sites, among others.

News created from aggregated content that has not been verified. Content aggregators and curators scour the net for interesting content and share it with the Internet and social media community. Websites which aggregate and curate content nowadays do not only share content; they also create their own reports from other news sources. Most curators do not verify information prior to quoting a news article, hence the possibility that they’re spreading falsehood. Another practice is to pull out a factual report from mainstream news sources and to “spin it”—giving it an entirely new meaning.

Article submission news sites. Article submission news websites aggregate content from people. Anyone is welcome to send articles, videos or photos to be posted on the website regardless of its being biased, and whether it’s a public relations piece or downright propaganda.  

News trending sites. Generally, these sites get their content from viral and trending posts in the internet.

2016 Salita ng Taon : Fotobam

Info source: Rappler post

Itinanghal ang "fotobam" bilang Salita ng Taon 2016 nitong Huwebes, Oktubre 6, sa ikalawang araw ng Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Wikang Filipino na ginanap sa Diliman campus ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (UP).

Napili ang "fotobam" – na ipinasa ni Michael Charleston Chua – mula sa 10 salita na lumahok sa timpalak ngayong taon.

Ang 9 pang mga salitang kasama sa timpalak:

bully - ipinasa ni Ronel Laranjo
foundling - ipinasa ni Christine Marie Magpile
hugot - ipinasa ni Junilo Espiritu
lumad - ipinasa ni Father Albert Alejo, SJ
milenyal - ipinasa ni Jayson Petras
meme - ipinasa ni Gerard Concepcion
netizen - ipinasa ni Xavier Roel Alvaran
tukod - ipinasa ni Schedar Jocson
viral - ipinasa ni Joselito delos Reyes

Ang Sawikaan ay idinaraos ng Filipinas Institute of Translation (FIT) kada makalawang taon.

Ang mga sumusunod na salita ay itinanghal na Salita ng Taon sa mga nakalipas na taon: canvass (2004), jueteng/huweteng (2005), lobat (2006), miskol (2007), jejemon (2010), wangwang (2012), at selfie (2014).

Kasama ng FIT sa pagtaguyod ng Sawikaan ngayong 2016 ang Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), National Commission for Culture and the Arts, at Kolehiyo ng Edukasyon ng UP.