Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ALAP Celebrates NBW2017 via an On the Spot Poster Making Contest

In Celebration of National Book week, ALAP will be having an On the Spot Poster Making Contest tomorrow at the UPLB University Library.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Parallel Session : UPLSAA Massive Open Online Courses for Libraries

UPLSAA will be hosting a parallel session at the PLAI Congress in Bacolod next week!

Mr. Janny Surmieda of Rizal Library at Ateneo de Manila University will be leading the discussion on why the extensive array of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on LIS is worth exploring for our own professional development and practice.

Find us on November 23, 2017, Day 3 of the Congress, at Room 3 at 9:50 a.m.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Parallel Session : PASLI 21st Century School Library Programs

PASLI invites you to get a chance to learn how to be more relevant and attuned to our 21st century patrons by attending the #PLAICongress2017 Parallel Session on "21st CENTURY SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAMS" by Ms. Catherine D. Teoxon, Librarian of Miriam College Middle School on November 23, 2017 at SMX Convention Center Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

PLAI Congress Advisory : Walk-In Participants

Online Pre-registration of WALK-IN Participants (to Pay Onsite) is required and will start on 17 Nov 2017. Limited Slots Only. We discourage walk-in registration as we have limited laptops and wifi connection at the venue.

All PLAI Congress attending participants should register online at http://registration.plai.org.ph/

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Advisory : PLAI Congress 2017

ALL PLAI Congress attending participants:

Should register online at http://registration.plai.org.ph/

Kindly fill in all the required fields. You will be required to upload the required documents (scanned - PLAI Annual Dues Official Receipt or BDO deposit slip - 300 Annual Dues and 500 for new members (for members) and bank deposit slip (registration fee) as proof of payment. 

Upon completion of the registration, you will be prompted with the confirmation page with all your inputted data. Then, you will receive a confirmation via email that you are successfully registered. Kindly print and bring this to the conference venue to claim your conference kit and receipt.

Make sure that you provided a valid email address so that you will receive the confirmation email. 

If you did not receive an email, your registration is unsuccessful. Either you missed a required field, you missed to upload files, or your email address is incorrect. 

Please be guided accordingly.

Monday, November 13, 2017

31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

Info source: CNN Philippines
By Regine Cabato, CNN Philippines
Updated 07:53 AM PHT Mon, November 13, 2017 

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) — The Philippines formally opens the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Monday.

The summit, hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte, gathers the 10 ASEAN leaders to discuss hot topics that include the  threat of nuclear war in the Korean Peninsula, the spread of extremism in the region and the territorial dispute in South China Sea, among others.

The regional leaders' Interface with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council follows at 12 noon at the Philippine International Convention Center.

In the afternoon, ASEAN will hold separate summits with its dialogue partners: the United States, China, Japan and South Korea. A summit with India is scheduled for Tuesday.

Leaders of the ASEAN Plus Three — which includes China, Japan and South Korea — are also expected to meet with the East Asia Business Council.

Activities in the evening include the 9th Japan-Mekong Summit — which includes Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam — and the meeting with  United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

On Tuesday, ASEAN will have a 40th anniversary commemorative summit with the European Union.

It will be followed by the East Asia Summit (EAS), which is composed of ASEAN members, Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States.

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit follows. RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement among ASEAN, Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.

Leaders are also set to sign the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of Rights of Migrant Workers on Tuesday evening.

The summits close with a ceremony where the Philippines turns over the ASEAN chairmanship to Singapore, which will host the 2018 summits and meetings of the regional bloc.

Save the Date : PASLI 40th Anniversary

April 25-27, 2018
Please Save The Date.
For the 40th Anniversary and PASLI National Conference in Cebu City
Formal Invitation To Follow

Saturday, November 11, 2017

IamInfoSMART Symposium 2017

IamInfoSMART Symposium 2017
Upscaling: Information Literacy in Transformation
27 November 2017 (Monday) I 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12th Floor Multi-purpose Room
The Learning Commons, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall

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.

This is part of the activities lined up for our annual information literacy campaign called IamInfoSMART with the theme "Outgaming Misinformation: MIL Does the Mending” which will be held from November 27-29, 2017.

Interested participants are required to pre-register online not later than 20 November 2017 (Monday)
using this form: http://tinyurl.com/infosmart2017symposium.

Registration is FREE of charge.

A certificate of participation will be given to those who will attend this symposium. Certificates may earn CPD points if filed under Self-directed Learning.

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


Friday, November 10, 2017

Online Survey : Undergrad CPD Research Study

We, 4th year students of Bachelor of Library and Information Science of Bulacan State University are conducting a research about the librarian's level of awareness, acceptance and attitude regarding CPD. In line with this, we would like to convey a survey about this.

We realize how precious your time is. That’s why we made sure this survey will only take a quick moment.

Please kindly fill out this questionnaire, it will be vital help for this research. Your identity will not be disclosed and your answers will be treated confidentially. Thank you!

Click HERE for the online questionnaire. Let's help the LIS students with the needed data! Thanks.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

NLP Disability Awareness Training @ Bacolod

Dear Colleagues:

The National Library of the Philippines in partnership with NCCA-NCLIS and the local government of Bacolod City through its Public Library, is pleased to invite you to a 2-day training/ workshop entitled "Disability Awareness Training" on November 20-21, 2017.

This training was awarded with CPD points!

FREE REGISTRATION and LIMITED to 20 participants only, thus, it would be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and inquiries contact Ms. Maricel M. Diaz or Rica Jane Santos at libraryforpwd@nlp.gov.ph ; Ms. Greta Memoria, Head, Bacolod City Public Library at gretamemoria@yahoo.com.

Lifelong Learning in a Digital World

The Department of Education, in collaboration with other government agencies and partner institutions from the digital technology sector, spearheaded the 2017 National Literacy Conference with the theme “Lifelong Learning in a Digital World” on November 7-9, 2017 in Legazpi City, Albay.

Educators and education stakeholders from different regions gathered to promote digital literacy, and discuss opportunities for enhancing the quality of education and access to lifelong learning through advancements in digital technology.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

83rd NBW Poster

83rd National Book Week 
24-30 November 2017

Theme: "Libraries Take Action: Providing Access and Opportunity for All"

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and Arts – National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS) and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP)


Saturday, November 04, 2017

Time to Read [read: Establish Public School Libraries]

Bes, alam mo kaya papano sasagutin ang "concern" ni Ma'am? Di ba meron batas about establishing a barangay reading centers all over the Philippines, siguro napapanahon na din isulong pagsasabatas ng isang mandatory establishment of a public school library (or reading center/corner) para meron long-term solution sa inilatag na "concern" ni Ma'am? Ano sa tingin mo lodi?
A typical problem that had to be worked out was: Who among the faculty would assume responsibility for books handed to the school? The teachers refused to accept the additional accountability. And there was also the concern about the quality of books gathered from book drives.

Click the image file to read/redirected to the full article in PDI website.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Student Research Symposium

In celebration of the National Book Week, UST's Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) Program, in cooperation with the Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science, Inc (PATLS) will be sponsoring the Library and Information Science (LIS) Student Research Symposium with the theme, “Developing Research Literacy among LIS Students” on November 28, 2017 (Tuesday) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the 1st Floor, Lourdes ICD Room, Albertus Magnus Building, University of Santo Tomas, Espa┼ła, Manila.

LIS students are invited to participate in the said symposium. This event is free of charge. A maximum number of five students from each LIS school will be accommodated.

Due to limited seats, pre-registration is required at https://goo.gl/VjHr33

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

25th National Children's Month

25th National Children's Month
Theme: "Bata : Iligtas sa Droga!"

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) enjoins the support of member agencies, partners and stakeholders for a meaningful  celebration of the National Children’s Month celebration  through the conduct of activities aligned with  its theme for 2017,  Bata: Iligtas sa Droga! This theme  which was approved by the CWC Board on 31 July 2017 is in support to the administration’s fight against illegal drugs.

Republic Act No. 10661 declares the month of November of every year as National Children’s Month (NCM).  This declaration commemorates the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly on  20 November 1989, and seeks to instill its significance in the Filipino consciousness.

CWC has ongoing discussion with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) as co-lead agencies in the preparation for this year’s celebration.  Based on the R.A., they are authorized to call upon any department, bureau, office, agency, or instrumentality of the government including government-owned or controlled corporations, for any assistance as may be needed in the discharge of the tasks.