Monday, July 31, 2017

Call for Proposals: 2018 NCCA Grants

Call for Proposals 
Deadline: 31 August 2017

PLAI National Congress 2017

PLAI National Congress 2017
21-24 November 2017
SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City

Draft Program:
Online Registration:
Facebook Page:

Requests for DepEd Advisory, CSC Announcement, and CHED Memo are being processed.
PLAI Congress 2017 is also being applied for as a CPD Program.

Theme “Libraries Take Action: Providing Access and Opportunity for All”, this year’s Congress aims to: 

• Understand the UN 2030 Agenda and the role of libraries in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); 
• Recognize the role of libraries as agents of knowledge development through the implementation of various information literacy programs and providing open access to information and communication technologies (ICTs); 
• Identify strategies on how libraries can be venues of community development through partnership and collaboration with the different stakeholders of society; 
• Engage libraries, archives, and other heritage institutions in safeguarding cultural heritage in all its diverse forms; 
• Advocate the roles of librarians and library associations as key players for social change through capacity building and professional agenda.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

PLAI-STRLC Librarians Summit Venue

Sa mga mag ko-commute:

If mangagaling from Cubao, Ortigas or Manduyong Crossing -- pued sumakay ng Jeep or FX na papunta COGEO Gate 2. Pagdating sa Cogeo palengke, please ask direction saan yoon paradahan ng jeep papunta Sampaloc, Tanay. Madadaanan na yong venue, Sierra Madre Hotel and Resort.

IF instead via Marcos hway eh sa ibang road napadaan at napadpad mismo sa Tanay town proper. Pagdating ng Tanay town proper palengke, meron doon paradahan ng jeep papunta Sampaloc, Tanay. From Sampaloc, Tanay, meron ulit jeep going to Gogeo Gate 2, madadaan na un Sierra Madre Hotel and Resort.

See also the Tanay website for additional info. Mostly info sa website ay about directions for going to Tanay Town Proper.

Pls comment po if mron kayo alam na mas madali sa pagpunta sa venue. Thanks.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Call for Assistance: Philippine Institutional Repositories

Magandang gabi po sa ating mga magigiting na librarians! :) I am currently writing my Master's thesis on institutional repositories (IRs). One of the aims of the study is to come up with a comprehensive list of university-based IRs in the Philippines regardless of access type. Given the dearth of literature on Philippine IRs, I will be needing your help in identifying the universities in the country with a functional IR aside from those already listed in OpenDOAR ( and ROAR (

If your institution has an IR or you know one that has already implemented this technology, kindly leave a comment here or contact me thru FB Messenger or via e-mail at rsmaestro[at]up[dot]edu[dot]ph

Maraming salamat po!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa 2017

Ipagdiwang natin ang kakayahan ng wikang Filipino na magdulot ng pagbabago sa lipunan. Sa darating na Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa sa Agosto, ating ipagparangalan ang Filipino: Wikang Mapagbago!

Magtungo sa tanggapan ng KWF para sa libreng kopya ng poster. Matatagpuan ang KWF sa ika-2 palapag ng Gusaling Watson, 1610 Kalye J.P. Laurel, San Miguel, Maynila.

#wikangmapagbago #buwanngwika2017

Click HERE to view/download the DepEd Memo no. 58 s. 2017.

Friday, July 21, 2017

PAARL Definitely Dubai - Benchmarking Tour and International Conference

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) cordially invites library directors, librarians, information professionals, LIS teachers and all interested to participate in this year’s Definitely Dubai! benchmarking tour and international conference with the theme: Cross-Institutional Collaborations: Challenges and Opportunities, to be held on October 22-27, 2017.

The progressive city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has been chosen as the destination for the benchmarking tour/conference because of its modern libraries which are at par with the best libraries in other parts of the world.

The objectives of this benchmarking tour and conference are as follows:

1. To promote the concept of cross-institutional collaboration.
2. To provide a venue for libraries/librarians to network.
3. To establish international partners/linkages.
4. To learn from best practices and experiences of other institutions.
5. To learn how to further develop, nurture, and expand existing partnerships or collaborative projects/programs.

CPD points are being applied for this activity.

Interested parties are requested to register at:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

PR-BFL-CPD Council Advisory

To all CPD providers:

During an emergency meeting on Friday, 14 July 2017, we were reminded by the PRC Commissioners to inform our respective providers that you may not advertise the CPD points awarded to your programs. Interested participants may get in touch with providers directly to inquire actual number of credit units, but providers must refrain from announcing it publicly.

Thank you.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Books for Less Warehouse Sale

Greetings from BOOKS FOR LESS!

We are having our biggest warehouse sale this coming August 1 to 31, 2017 at 643 Frankfurt Street, Mercedes Avenue, San Miguel, Pasig. This is our way of giving thanks to our customers for patronizing us. 

As part of our activities, we are inviting schools, teachers and librarians to attend to this month long event. We offer thousands of second hand, but good quality books with the lowest price. 

We are looking forward for your presence this coming August. GOD bless! 

Best regards,

144 Goldloop Tower B, Escriva Drive
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
TEL: 633-8563 | 09176309999

Friday, July 14, 2017

Online Survey : PLAI National Congress Participants from 2013-2016

Factors Affecting the Attendance of Filipino Librarians and Library
Staff to PLAI National Congress from 2013 to 2016: A Survey

I would like to invite you to participate in this survey. Please repost, share, or tag your friends who have attended any of the PLAI Congress from 2013 to 2016.

Thank you,
Stephen Alayon

Link to answer the survey =>

The study aims to gather baseline data regarding the factors which motivated Filipino librarians and library staff to attend the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) Annual National Congress.

The study will determine the factors which affected the attendance of the Filipino librarians such as: 1) Destination stimuli, 2) Professional and social networking opportunities, 3) Educational opportunities, 4) Safety and health situation, and 5) Travelability, using the measurement scale developed by Yoo and Chon (2008).

If you are a FILIPINO LIBRARIAN/LIBRARY STAFF AND HAVE ATTENDED THE PLAI CONGRESS 2013 (Iloilo), 2014 (Manila), Laoag City (2015) , and Davao City (2016) may we request you to answer the survey. We would appreciate your help and cooperation in this survey.

Rest assured that your responses will be used solely for research purposes and would be treated in strict confidence.

Thank you for your prompt response to this survey. Thank you.

Daryl L. Superio (1), Kristen Anderson (2) , Mary Grace H. Oliveros (1) , Elvi S. Nemiz (1), Stephen B. Alayon (1)

1 SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Iloilo, Philippines
2 University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Hawaii, USA
General Instruction: Please fill-in required information or check the button/box provided for the item(s) that correspond(s) to your answer. Items with (*) at the end, are REQUIRED questions. Please be informed that you cannot submit your answer to the survey if you missed an item/left an item unanswered. If your answer is not within the choices, kindly type in the correct answer in Other:______________

Link to answer the survey =>

Monday, July 10, 2017

STRLC Librarians Summit

29 June 2017

Dear  Colleagues:

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (STRLC) , Inc. will hold a Librarians Summit with a Theme:  Convergence of the Southern Tagalog Librarians, to be held on August 2,3 and 4, 2017 at SIERRA MADRE HOTEL & RESORT  Km 56, Marcos Highway, Sitio Mayagay Barangay Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal.

This summit aims  to 
1. discover, highlight and clarify issues and concerns of all provincial chapters affecting librarians’ personal and professional development as patterned and cascaded from the leadership convergence;
2. share best practices and innovative approaches tackle issues and  concerns of the different provincial chapters; 
3. discuss possible solutions and provide recommendations that would address the problems presented with the help of council officers and leaders and 
4. come up with an Action Agenda and commit a stand to do and achieve the agenda set for the Southern Tagalog Region.

Participants will be Librarians, Educators, Information Professionals, LIS Students, Enthusiasts, officers and members of the provincial chapters.

A seminar fee of  P4,500.00 ( Early bird-Member / P5,100.00 Non-Member) on or before July 14, 2017 and  P5,500.00 (Member / Non-Member –onsite payment) to cover registration fee, accommodation for 3 days and 2 nights, meals, snacks, kits, and certificates of attendance and participation. 

Please make check payable to PLAI Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council, Inc.  You may deposit your payment to PLAI-STRLC’s account at Banco De Oro – SM City – Lucena Branch Savings Account No. 1820313741 and send us the proof of payment  (scan bank deposit slip with your name and contact number ) via e-mail to     or

For specific inquiries, you can contact   Dr. Rosario Villamater  at 09228775910 .

(sgd.) Dr. Rosario Villamater, RL
Conference Chair

(sgd.) Rene B. Manlangit, RL, MLIS

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Online Survey on CPD

Good day! Are you a licensed librarian?

The Molave Development Foundation, Inc., and Beyond Access Philippines are exploring new ways of helping professional librarians in the country become better at their profession.

If you have an existing PRC license or are currently completing your library science degree, please take time to answer this short survey about continuing professional development (CPD). Please click on the link below to start.

Thank you for your participation!