Tuesday, August 29, 2017


See you all on September 14 at 1:00pm for an exclusive coaching session on a relevant topic about #WorkLifeBalance during the Manila International Book Fair event. We also have a surprise guest speaker to enlighten us about balancing our work and home life. 

Invitation Letter : https://goo.gl/ftYcdc

Forum Registration Fees are:
P 400.00 for non-members
P 300.00 for members
P 200.00 for students

Sunday, August 27, 2017

StoryCon 2017

UPDATES as of 19 October 2017

StoryCon Philippines has been rescheduled on July 5-6, 2018. Hope to
see you  next year for an exciting StoryCon 2018! ^_^

Registration to StoryCon is now open! ^_^

To register, go to https://goo.gl/forms/cTfgZ86Pa7AITTVt1

The StoryCon aims to gather storytellers within and outside the Philippines to share their experiences, techniques and strategies in telling stories, thus enriching one’s craft in the art of storytelling.

The event is organized by the Library and Information Science Academy (LISA), a division of E4E Business Ventures, in partnership with the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc-Central Luzon Region Librarians Council (PLAI-CeLRLC).

#StoryCon2017 #Storytelling #LibraryService

Friday, August 25, 2017

PLAI Hymn Lyrics

Composed by Mike Cobaria
Rearranged by Loui Julian
Interpreted by Loui Julian and Michael Melvin Odoemene

Philippine Librarians Association
Hail to you as we go on
Over the world and field of information
You’re the light of hope for our nation.

Long live your name that you may be made known
May you reach that golden throne
There may be some storm but you won’t be alone
Lead us the way we shall be marching on

All we can give is but a part of our time
Your memories of yesteryears we cherish in our minds
Make us a part of your today and in the days to come
Let us be marching on ‘til the end of time

Throughout the world, your name we shall behold
All your dreams we shall unfold
Your precious name deserves respect and honor
We’ll be there to serve forevermore.

Let there be hope as comes the morning sun
And joy ‘til day is done
We librarians all are here at your command
Bind us in one, united we can stand.

You’re the one we love
The one that we adore
Philippine Librarians Association.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Free ebook: Creating Data Literate Students

The chapters are:
Chapter 1-Introduction to Statistical Literacy;
Chapter 2-Statistical Storytelling: The Language of Data;
Chapter 3-Using Data in the Research Process;
Chapter 4-Real world data fluency: How to use raw data;
Chapter 5-Manipulating data in spreadsheets;
Chapter 6-Making Sense of Data Visualization;
Chapter 7-Data presentation: Showcasing your data with charts and graphs;
Chapter 8-Deconstructing data visualizations: What every teen should know;
Chapter 9-Designing your infographic: Getting to design;
Chapter 10-Using data visualizations in the content area;
Chapter 11-Teaching Data Contexts: An Instructional Lens; Diving Lessons:
Chapter 12-Taking the Data Literacy Plunge Through Action Research

Click HERE to download the free ebook by chapters.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

News Clipping : 7 things You Should Know About Random Drug Testing in Schools

Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/922442/deped-guidelines-random-drug-testing-in-schools

By: Pathricia Ann V. Roxas - @inquirerdotnetINQUIRER.net / 05:59 PM August 13, 2017

The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued guidelines in conducting random drug testing among students in public and private secondary high schools.

DepEd Order No. 40, posted Aug. 8 on the DepEd website, was based on parameters laid down by the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs of 2002 (Republic Act No. 9165) and its implementing rules and regulations.

It also adapted Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 6, series of 2003, as amended by Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 3, series of 2009.

Here are the seven most important things you have to know about the order:

The number and location of students to be tested will be based on a stratified cluster sampling of junior and senior high school students. A committee will be created at the DepEd Central Office. The committee will then organize random drug testing teams (RDT teams). The exact date, time and place of testing, and participants will remain confidential among authorities.

A regular or special parent-teachers conference will be conducted to explain the drug testing. Failure by parents or students to attend such meeting will not exclude the student from the possibility of being chosen.

Students selected for the drug testing will be oriented and will be required to accomplish a drug testing form. To safeguard the integrity of the urine sample, the student will be accompanied by a specimen collector of the same gender as the student.

All specimens collected should be transferred to the Department of Health’s (DOH) custody. DOH will issue the results within 15 days. The results should remain confidential, whether negative or positive. Only the parents and the student will be informed of the results by the drug testing coordinator. All positive results must be subject to confirmatory analysis.

For students who test positive, the concerned drug testing coordinator will set a conference with the student, parents and a DOH-accredited physician to discuss issues of drug use and possible dependency.

After the conference, the drug dependency level of the students should be identified. If found to be drug-dependent, the student will be referred to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Or the family may opt to send the student to a private rehabilitation center. Even if parents should refuse to act, the process would still continue.

Positive confirmatory drug test result should not be a ground for expulsion or any disciplinary action against the student and should not be reflected in any and all academic records. The results should also not incriminate any student or be used as evidence in any court or tribunal proceedings.

Schools that refuse to implement the random drug testing program will be reported to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Dangerous Drugs Board for appropriate action.

Meanwhile, chosen students who refuse to undergo the random drug testing will be reported to the committee.

AASDI Seminar on Innovation

The Asosasyon ng Aklatan at Sinupan ng Diliman, Inc. (AASDI) invites you to participate in the “Seminar on Innovations in Library Technology, Communication, Resources, and Services.” to be held on 11 – 13 October 2017 at the Diamond Suites and Residences, No. 8 Apitong Cor. Escario Street, Cebu City, Philippines.

We have invited known personalities in their profession to share their expertise. The Seminar seeks to: 
1) improve competency in new technologies in the LIS profession; 2) acquire and apply knowledge and skills to effectively utilize social media applications in libraries; 3) help market library services; 4) enable the librarians and other professional staff to effectively implement copyright laws and policies to properly access and service copyrighted publications; and 5) improve interpersonal relations between library managers and staff. 

Please click the link for more information:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

ASLP-MIBF Forum: Striking a Balance

This coming Manila International Book Fair, ASLP wants to engage and inspire librarians through a forum on personal development and soft skills coaching aimed at helping them to develop a healthy lifestyle wherein they can easily juggle work-related and familial responsibilities without straining their physical and mental health. 

Librarians, library administrators, support staff, teachers and students of Library & Information Science, consultants and other information professionals are invited to attend the forum.

Forum Registration Fees are:
P 400.00 for non-members
P 300.00 for members
P 200.00 for students

Striking a Balance : a Work-Life Coaching for Librarians
Manila International Book Fair (MIBF)
September 14, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 pm
SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex

For more details, please see https://aslpwiki.wikispaces.com/Forums%2C+Seminars%2C+Conferences+and+Other+Activities

Thursday, August 10, 2017

UPLSAA Forum: Emerging e-Learning Technologies in Libraries

Join the discussion and demonstration of e-learning technologies that are currently making a breakthrough in improving user experience and maximizing services in different library settings.

Find us at Meeting Rooms 7 & 8 at SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex on September 14, 2017 at the 38th Manila International Book Fair.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

ASEAN 50th Anniversary

Info source: http://www.asean2017.ph/about-asean/

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Brunei Darussalam then joined on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999, making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN.

As set out in the ASEAN Declaration, the aims and purposes of ASEAN are:

To accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavours in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian Nations;

To promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries of the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter;

To promote active collaboration and mutual assistance on matters of common interest in the economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and administrative fields;

To provide assistance to each other in the form of training and research facilities in the educational, professional, technical and administrative spheres;

To collaborate more effectively for the greater utilisation of their agriculture and industries, the expansion of their trade, including the study of the problems of international commodity trade, the improvement of their transportation and communications facilities and the raising of the living standards of their peoples;

To promote Southeast Asian studies; and

To maintain close and beneficial cooperation with existing international and regional organisations with similar aims and purposes, and explore all avenues for even closer cooperation among themselves.

In their relations with one another, the ASEAN Member States have adopted the following fundamental principles, as contained in the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) of 1976:

Mutual respect for the independence, sovereignty, equality, territorial integrity, and national identity of all nations;

-The right of every State to lead its national existence free from external interference, subversion or coercion;
-Non-interference in the internal affairs of one another;
-Settlement of differences or disputes by peaceful manner;
-Renunciation of the threat or use of force; and
-Effective cooperation among themselves.

Downloadables (pdf)

ASEAN Community Primer
ASEAN 2017 Chairmanship Primer
Media Handbook

Monday, August 07, 2017

PAARL Seminar-Workshop on Strategic Thinking

PAARL invites you to the 2017 Seminar-Workshop with the theme, "Strategic Thinking: Shaping the Future of Academic/Research Libraries" to be held on 23-25 August 2017 at Tagaytay Country Hotel, Olivarez Plaza, E. Aguinaldo Hi-way, Tagaytay City.

CPD Points and CHED endorsement have been applied for this seminar-workshop.

Due to limited slots and to help us facilitate arrangements with the hotel, pre-registration is required.

To secure a slot, please register here: http://tinyurl.com/PAARLSeminarWorkshop2017

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Aurora Boulevard Consortium Forum on Accreditation

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings of Peace!

The Aurora Boulevard Consortium Libraries Inc. (ABC) would like to invite you to attend a forum ON “RECORD MANAGEMENT: PREPARING ACCREDITATION EXHIBITS, THE ACCREDITORS’ PERSPECTIVE” to be held on, August 26, 2017 (Saturday) from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Training Room - Career Center 2nd Floor Bldg. 1, Technological Institute of the Philippines, 938 Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City.

We believe that this forum is beneficial for the librarians, library support staff and BLIS students who are involved or will be involved in the preparation of accreditation exhibits or documents.

Specifically, the objectives are:

• To inform the participants about the different requirements of each accrediting agency such as PAASCU, PACUCOA & AACUP. 
• To obtain feedback from the participants about their concerns and issues in preparing accreditation documents and exhibits
• To explain the concept of the tools use in accreditation; and
• To provide examples in the light of preparing documents or exhibits for accreditation.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could disseminate this forum information to your fellow librarians, friends, staff, and students.

The Forum Fee is Php350 for professionals, practitioners, faculty members and Php200 for students. Payment includes light snack and certificate.

Thank you for your continued support to the Aurora Boulevard Consortium Libraries.
For further inquiries and reservations, please call:
MARILYN I. ISRAEL (CCP) 715-5170; ALMA B. COLARINA (UERMMMCI) 715-1064; JECEL P. BATOON (NCBA) 438-1456 local 181; DAZZLE LAGUSTA (WCC) 913-8380 local 432; ENRIQUE M. GUNGON, JR. (SPUQC) 726-7986 loc. 179; LIZA F. RIOSA (TIP Quezon City) 911-0964 local 361

We hope to see you there.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Online Registration : PLAI National Congress 2017

PLAI Congress 2017 
Libraries Take Action: Providing Access and Opportunity for All 
21-24 November 2017 
SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City

Due to limited seats, online and PAID registration is required. To avail of the Early-bird Rate, payment must be deposited on or before September 30, 2017. To avail of the Standard Rate, payment must be deposited on or before November 15, 2017. Regular Registration Rates will apply for payments made after November 16, 2017 and for all walk-ins. This is to meet the booking and payment requirements of SMX and the caterer prior to the date of the Congress.

PLAI continuing members should pay Membership Annual Due for 2017 of P300.00. New members/newly registered librarians should pay a one-time Membership Fee of P500.00 and the PLAI Annual Due for 2017 of P300.00 for a total of P800.00.

Payment may be deposited to:

BDO Account No. 451 000 1102
Account name: Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.

Deposit slip should be scanned and uploaded upon registering online. This year only paid participants can register online and avail discounted rates. Official Receipt will be issued onsite at the registration which would start at 1:00 PM on 21 November 2017. 

Participants shall be responsible in booking their own accommodations. The local organizers may arrange for optional tours to local heritage sites, libraries, museums, and other places of interest in Bacolod City for a fee after the Congress.

Please call 09194506688 if you need assistance/further clarification.

Registration Fee:

  Early-bird Rate * Standard Rate ** Regular ***
Non-PLAI Member+ P6,000 P6,500 P7,000
PLAI Member+         P5,000 P5,500 P6,000
Undergrad Student - P2,000 P2,500      P3,000
Foreign Participant+ USD 150

+ Inclusive of meals (3 lunches, 6 snacks, 1 fellowship dinner), Congress kit and certificate. 
- Inclusive of meals (6 snacks only), Congress kit and certificate.
*Early bird - Registration and payment must be made on or before 30 Sep 2017.
** Standard Rate - Registration and payment must be made between 1 Oct - 15 Nov 2017.
***Regular - Registration and payment made after 16 Nov 2017.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

News Clip: from Manila Bulletin

Professionals need not spend to comply with CPD — PRC

Published August 1, 2017, 4:51 PM
By Samuel Medenilla

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said professionals could comply with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement without spending a single peso through their employers.

RC officer-in-charge (OIC) Standards and Inspection Division Maria Liza Hernandez said company seminars could provide CPD units to professionals if their employers get the necessary accreditation from PRC.

“The company will only have to pay P5,000 for the accreditation which is good for three years. Then their human resources could apply each of their (seminar) programs for P1,000,” Hernandez explained.
“Once the companies becomes accredited, all of their professionals could get the CPD units at no cost by attending company seminars,” she added.

On Monday, PRC also released a circular allowing government agencies to register as CPD providers for free.

Hernandez said the aforementioned measures are pursuant to the provisions of  Republic Act No. 10912 of the CPD Law, which states that all private and government, are required to include CPD as part of their human resource development program.

Aside from attending seminars, she also explained professionals could get the CPD units through academic means like getting a postgraduate degrees or through other activities related to their professions like becoming a source person or doing socio-civic activities.

For such activities, she said professionals would only have to shell out P1,000 to convert the said activities to CPD units.

“If they will go through this track, then they don’t have to attend seminars anymore,” Hernandez said.

PRC issued the statement after a group professional started an online signature petition at Change.org to call on PRC to review the implementation of the CPD program.

As of yesterday, around 49,000 professional have signed the petition to change the guidelines of the CPD program since they claim it forces them to attend costly seminars from accredited CPD providers in exchange for CPD units.

Under the CPD Law, all professionals are required to obtain the necessary CPD units as prescribed by their respective professional regulatory boards (PRB) to renew their professional Identification Cards.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

PRC Memorandum Circular no. 7 s.2017

Manila, July 31, 2017 – Pursuant to Memorandum Circular No. 07, Series of 2017 and Section 13, Article II of Republic Act No. 10912, otherwise known as the “Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016”, the Professional Regulation Commission calls all government agencies including state universities and colleges and government owned and controlled corporations to apply for accreditation as CPD provider and have their programs accredited by the CPD Councils concerned in order to assure that all professionals employed therein can earn CPD credit units without cost to the CPD Provider and the professionals. No accreditation fee shall be paid by the provider applicants.

The following shall be the governing procedures for accreditation:

1. The applicant shall submit all the documentary requirements for accreditation as CPD provider provided in the Resolution No. 1032, S. 2017 or the Implementing Rules and Regulation of R.A. No. 10912 and the Operation Guidelines in the implementation of R.A. 10912 of the concerned profession.

2. Upon the approval of the application for accreditation as a CPD Provider, a Certificate of Accreditation shall be given to the applicant.

3. The Accredited CPD Provider shall apply for the accreditation of its program/s to the CPD Council at least forty five (45) days prior to its offering.

4. If a program shall be offered to multiple professions, the program shall be applied to all concerned CPD Councils.

5. After the approval of the program by the CPD Council, provisional credit units will be assigned to the program.

6. The CPD Council shall monitor and evaluate the implementation of the CPD Programs.

7. After the submission of the Monitor’s Report and the CPD Provider’s Completion Report, the CPD Council shall conduct a post evaluation of the program and shall grant appropriate CPD Credit Units.

8. A Certificate of Accreditation of Program shall be given to the CPD Provider.

In the event that the program will be offered for a fee to professionals not employed by the said agency, SUC or GOCC, PRC will require the said applicant to pay the prescribed fee of P1,000.00 for the accreditation of the program.

However, the Commission gives some special consideration to defer the application for CPD units for justifiable reasons such as: medical reason, unforeseen or uncontrolled events (e.g. Martial Law declaration, recent typhoon, fire, et. al.), professionals working overseas, for employment purposes, unemployed or financially handicapped and other analogous circumstances as may be determined to be justifiable by the Regional Director concerned.

With the passage of R.A. No. 10912, PRC enjoins all government agencies to work together in order to attain its primary objective to enhance the professional knowledge and technical skills of the professionals to be globally competitive.

For further inquiries regarding this matter, please contact the CPD Secretariat, through Dr. Maria Ellen Ruditha A. Quinicio, DPA at 310 – 1048 or prc.standards@gmail.com

Click HERE to read/download a pdf copy of the memo circular