IFLA-FAIFE Roundtable Discussion with Palawan Librarians

(Palawan Librarians with PLAI-STRLC VP Audrey G. Anday)
I was privileged to meet around 20 librarians and library staff from the province of Palawan today, August 19, 2009 at the World Bank repository based in Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. A roundtable discussion on the IFLA-FAIFE Internet Manifesto was organized which was followed by an open forum regarding their concerns on CPE , MLIS study through distance education and the revival of the Palawan Librarian Association. The participants represented around 8 public and private schools in Palawan.

Those present participated in the survey questionnaire of IFLA-FAIFE which will be included in the PLAI-STRLC Report. Afterwards, the body agreed to organize a General Assembly for all Palawan librarians and friends sometime in October 2009 to discuss further the revival of their association and elect their officers.

On behalf of PLAI-STRLC President, Marcial R. Batiancila, we would like to express our gratitude to Ms. Maphella Ruado for organizing the meet-up in spite of the short notice and to Ms. Lourdes Salvador for sharing their place. It was informal but very heart warming gathering.

Welcome Palawan librarians to the STRLC family! (AGAnday)

30th Manila International Book Fair

The 30th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) will be held on September 16-20, 2009 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

This is the 2nd year the MIBF will be held at the MOA and as our practice in previous MIBF, we will post the forum and other concurrent activities during the book fair as soon as we have the details so we could better plan our itinerary and maximize our attendance to this annual librarian’s ritual.

*Schedule posted at the PAARL yahoogroups by Tinette Capistrano dated 13 August 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Net Generation Libraries Forum, Speaker: Mr. Johann Frederick Cabbab
Meeting Rooms 4 & 5 Forum Fee: Member-P 100.00, Non-Member-P 200.00, Student-P 50.00
Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Focusing on our Health: Enhancing Wellness in the Workplace Forum
Meeting Room 6 Forum Fee: Member-P 150.00, Non-Member-P 200.00
Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP)

10:00 AM – 12:00 NN Holy Eucharistic Mass and Opening Ceremonies Program
Stage Area

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Grade School Division
Stage Area Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Forum
Meeting Room 4 Forum Fee: Member-P 100.00, Non-Member-P 150.00, Student-P 75.00
Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL)

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM A-Z English Proficiency Championship Round
Stage Area A-Z Direct Marketing, Inc.

Thursday, September 17, 2009
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Creative Techniques in Teaching Library and Information Science Forum
Meeting Room 4 Speaker: Dr. Allan de Guzman
Forum Fee: Member & Student-P 150.00, Non-Member-P 200.00 Philippine Association of Teachers of Library Science (PATLS)

8:00 AM – 12:00 NN Digital Debate on Archives, Museum and Libraries Lecture/Forum
Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL)

10:00 AM – 12:00 NN Pasiklaban sa Paaralan High School Division
Stage Area Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Book Care 101: Introduction to the Care and Repair of Books
Meeting Room 5 University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association (UPLSAA)

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Anjala Book Presentation
Meeting Room 6 Stora Enso Southeast Asia

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Isang Pagtatanghal ng Balagtasan nina Teo T. Antonio, Stage Area Michael M. Coroza at Vim Nadera
Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP)

Friday, September 18, 2009
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Talks by Valerie Cruz-Tapalla on Professional Etiquette for Librarians and Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 Andrew Matthews on Being Happy
Forum Fee: Member-P 100.00, Non-Member-P 150.00, Student-P 75.00
Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI)

10:00 AM – 12:00 NN Chess Demo Game
Stage Area Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Book Launch
Stage Area Philippine Christian Literature, Inc.

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM SRA, Science iLabs and Asya: Kasaysayan at Kabihasnan Product Launch
Meeting Room 6 Abiva Publishing House, Inc.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Talks by Andrew Matthews on Being Happy
Stage Area National Book Store

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM ICT in Basic Education Seminar Series
Meeting Rooms 2 & 3 Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Product Launch
Meeting Room 6 Paulines Publishing House

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Book Launch
Stage Area Vibal Publishing House, Inc.

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Book Launch
Meeting Rooms 4 & 5 St Pauls

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CSM New Titles Book Launching
Stage Area
Church Strengthening Ministry

Saturday, September 19, 2009
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Book Selling 101: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know
Meeting Room 5 But Were Afraid to Ask Series Year 2
Participation Fee: P 500.00
Publishers’ Representatives Organization of the Philippines (PROP)

10:00 AM – 12:00 NN Tribute to Teachers Live Broadcast
Stage Area Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

12:00 NN – 7:00 PM Rex Bookstore International Reader’s Theater Fluency Award
Meeting Rooms 4, 5 & 6 Grand Finals and Awards Night
Rex Bookstore, Inc.

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Storytelling
Stage Area Precious Pages Corp. and Alitaptap Storytellers

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Central Books Multiple Book Launching
Meeting Rooms 7, 8 & 9 Central Book Supply, Inc.

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Festival of Love Mini Concert
Area Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.

Sunday, September 20, 2009
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Customer Service: Learning Techniques and Projecting Good Image
Meeting Rooms 8 & 9 of the Library or Office Forum
Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC) Inc.

11:00 AM – 12:00 NN SRA Science iLabs Hands-On Experiments
Stage Area Performed by: Mad Science Scientists
Abiva Publishing House, Inc.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Storytelling
Stage Area Precious Pages Corp. and Alitaptap Storytellers

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Holy Eucharistic Mass
Stage Area

Addendum to October 7-9, 2009 PLAI-STRLC Conference and GA

As per STRLC Board meeting yesterday, 11 August 2009, there will be some additional rates for the Registration fee for the 2009 PLAI-STRLC Conference and General Assembly on October 7-9, 2009 at the Eastern Manila Hotel & Training Center with the theme: “Meeting the Challenges of Librarianship Across Barriers”. (Click the theme to download the Updated Invitation with Pre-registration Form)

EARLY BIRDS (Confirmation of attendance on or before 7 September 2009 with Php 1000 deposit which is non-refundable. Account number to be posted soon)
Live-OUT: Php 2,500 – to include meals, conference kits and certificate
Live – IN: Php 3,300 – to include accommodation, meals, conference kits and certificate
Accompanying person: Php 2,200 – to include accommodation and meals

For those attending in groups of 5 or more, from the SAME institution, you can avail of the Early Rates even if you make your reservation after 7 September 2009.

Reservations received on 8 September 2009 onwards
Live-OUT: Php 2,700 – to include meals, conference kits and certificate
Live – IN: Php 3,500 – to include accommodation, meals, conference kits and certificate
Accompanying person: Php 2,400 – to include accommodation and meals

Note for the Fellowship on the 1st night, we encourage participants to come in their Luau attire and bring along your bathing suits (women) or trunks (men) since the swimming is free for use in the duration of the stay. Thank you.
For STRLC Members who will be attending only the General Assembly, registration fee is Php 500, to cover lunch, snacks and certificate.
We encourage everyone to confirm your participation with any STRLC Board Member or Provincial Chapter Representatives so that there will be no shortage in food, accommodation, kits, conference proceedings and be of better service to you.

STRLC Members 2005-2009

In a span of 5 years, we were able to contact more or less 200 librarians in Region IV through the assistance and support of the Provincial Chapter Representatives who has been active in both the Provincial and Regional organizations. As part of the 2009-2010 membership campaign, we are posting here a summary of PLAI-STRLC Members from 2005-2009 for information of librarians in the Region. Please feel free to call our attention should your name reflect not proper information and payment details. Email your proof of payments to plaistrlc[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you for your continued support.

Batangas Librarians
Cavite Librarians
Laguna Librarians
Marinduque Librarians
Mindoro Librarians
Palawan Librarians
Quezon Librarians
Rizal Librarians
Romblon Librarians

“PLAI-STRLC: Strengthening Ties, Regional Linkages and Cooperation”

October 7-9, 2009 : STRLC Conference on "Meeting the Challenges of Librarianship Across Barriers"

The Philippine Librarians Association Inc. – Souther Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) cordially invites all registered librarians, library staff, information professionals and teacher-librarians to its Conference and General Assembly on October 7-9, 2009 at the Eastern Manila Hotel & Training Center (formerly Las Brisas Hotel & Conference Center) Ortigas Ave. Extension, Antipolo City, Rizal

As the Philippine communities continue to change and grow, libraries must adapt to the changing community needs and work across barriers of culture, language, space and time. Thus this year’s Conference is aptly themed as “Meeting the Challenges of Librarianship Across Barriers”. (Click the theme to download the Invitation with Pre-registration Form)
The Conference aims to:
1) present the current trends, issues and challenges that libraries and information provider are faced with, in this information age;
2) explore the many available tools and technology that can assist librarians in transforming themselves and making their library services receptive to the needs of its constituents;
3) empower the egistered librarians, library staff, information professionals and teacher-librarians in meeting the challenges of librarianship across barriers

Topics include: Impact Assessment on Internet Use & Policies; Copyright Issues in the e-Environment; Open Access Initiatives & Creative Commons, Repackaging Librarianship, Current Challenges and Trends in Organizing Library Resources; Role of Technology in Organizing Library Learning Spaces; e-Reference Services; Fellowships and Grants for Librarians, Basic Blogging for Librarians and Health and Wellness for Librarians. (Click topics to view program)

The Conference fees are as follows:
Live-OUT: Php 2,700 – to include meals, conference kits and certificate
Live – IN: Php 3,500 – to include accommodation, meals, conference kits and certificate
Accompanying person: Php 2,400 – to include accommodation and meals

EARLY BIRDS: Discounted rate Php200 less for the Conference Fee provided attendance is confirmed to Organizing Committee on or before SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 . However, non-appearance will still means payment of the Conference Fee unless cancellation is made on or before September 14, 2009.

For particulars and reservations, you can contact any of the following:

Audrey G. Anday
(049) 536-5998

Gloria Melendres
(02) 660-9665 to 68 loc 128, 134-135

Loida J. Cordoba
(02) 658-87-65 / 660-47-62 loc. 125

Rosario Villamater
(043) 3731542

or any of the STRLC Provincial Chapter Representatives

We hope to receive your Pre-Registration Form on or before September 23, 2009. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Note on CPE: The council has applied for a 20 CPE credit units of this activity and endorsement from the Civil Service Commission, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Department of Education (DepEd) has also been sought. We shall be posting the approved letters as soon as we have them.

Reminder 2009 PLAI Membership

For those who have not paid their 2009 membership fee (P300), please contact and pay to:

Rosario A. Villamater, RL
PLAI-STRLC Treasurer
Manuel Enverga University Foundation, Inc.
Lucena City(042) 373-7542

or any STRLC officer and Provincial Coordinators near you :

Rosita V. Masangkay, RL
Batangas Provincial Library
Batangas City

Concepcion P. Villanueve, RL
Cavite Provincial Library
Trece Martires City, Cavite

Elizabeth B. Malabanan, RL
University of Perpetual Help – Biñan
Biñan, Laguna (049)

Arlene M. Rualo, RL
Marinduque State College
Boac, Marinduque

Gilda Cusi, RL
Jose J. Leido Memorial National High School
Calapan, Mindoro (043) 288-3050

Maphella A. Ruado, RL
Western Philippines University
Aborlan ,Palawan

Aurora A. Navela, RL
Sacred Heart College
Lucena City

Gloria Melendres, RL
San Beda College – Taytay Campus
Taytay, Rizal

Librarian Events for August 2009

What : Seminar-Workshop on “Dynamic
Library Organization :Transforming
Towards a Sustainable Future”
When : August 5-8, 2009
Where : Royal Mandaya Hotel
Palma Gil St., Davao City
Fee : PhP 2,800.00 ; additional
PhP 300.00 for Educational/island Tour
Organizer: PLAI-Davao Region Librarians Council
Academic Booksellers Association
of the Philippines (ABAP)
City Government of Davao
What :
3rd Phil-BIST (Book, Information Science
and Technology) Conference and Fair

Theme : “Global Recession and
Security Threats to Library and
Information Systems : Hard and Soft
Management Solutions to Improve
Efficiency and Productivity”
When : August 11-14, 2009
Where : Brokenshire Resource Center
Brokenshire College compound
Madapo Hills, Davao City
Fee : PhP 4,500.00 (Live in)
PhP 3,000.00 (Live out)
PhP 2,000.00 (Undergrad)
PhP 1,000.00 (Thematic attendance)
Organizer: DAvao Colleges and Universities
Network (DACUN)
What : Symposium on “Empowering Knowledge
Network & Communication Technologies in Libraries”
When : August 14, 2009 ; 8-12 noon
Where : Francisco T. Duque Hall
Department of Health, Manila
Fee : PhP 150.00 (non MAHLAP members)
PhP 100.00 (MAHLAP member)
Organizer: MAHLAP

What : Echo Seminar on the IFLA-FAIFE
Internet Manifesto Trainers Workshop Project

Theme : “Internet : the Way to the Future”

When : August 19-20, 2009
Where : Professional Schools Bldg.
Angeles University Foundation
Angeles City
Fee : PhP 1,000.00
Organizer: PLAI-Central Luzon Region Librarian Council
What : Seminar on Project Management
for Librarians and Information
When : August 27, 2009 (Thu); 8-5 pm
Where : Ortigas Foundation
2nd Floor, Ortigas Building
Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center
Pasig City
Fee : PhP 1,500.00 (non-UPLSSA member)
PhP 1,300.00 (UPLSSA member)
PhP 800.00 (undergrad — pls present ID)

Limited slots. First come, first served basis only.

Organizer: UPLSSA
Ortigas Foundations, Inc. (OFI)

Regular Meeting and Ocular Visit

The 2009 PLAI-STRLC Board together with the other officers comprising the Council had its 5th Regular Monthly meeting at San Beda College – Taytay Campus, Taytay, Rizal today, July 21, 2009. The morning session was devoted to the discussion of the Conference details and Committee Assignments while the afternoon session was spent at the proposed venue for the 2009 Conference and General Assembly slated for October 7-9, 2009.

Below are some of the captured moments. We invite you to tour with us and hopefully you join us in October in Antipolo City.

PRC Legal Opinion on LLE

Atty. Pharson B. Mamalo, chief of the PRC Legal Division issued a legal opinion dated March 17, 2009 regarding the request of BFL for assistance in formulating a resolution for those non BLIS and MLIS takers who would like to take the Librarians Licensure Examination (LLE) this November. The said legal opinion was made public via the PAARL yahoogroups some 3 months after. He clarified in a letter addressed to the chair of Board for Librarians, Hon. Corazon M. Nera that “to formulate a resolution to the effect that a particular period is extended beyond the time frame provided by law is equivalent to an amendment. Amendment can only be made by the same body that created the law”… and that “extending the period within which to allow graduates of the above mentioned degrees to take the examination is tantamount to an encroachment by the executive to the legislative authority”

In an email by Ms Nera to Ms Versoza requesting among other the dissimination of the legal opinion, she mentioned that there is a June 5, 2009 request [possibly for reconsideration] to the PRC legal division that merited the same ruling.

To all graduates of LIS other than BLIS & MLIS, we encourage you to pursue instead a MLIS degree so that in a year or two you could take the LLE. This is just a temporary setback in your quest to be a registered librarian. I do believe the institution you have taken your LIS units or specialization will be more than willing to credit your earned LIS units to their MLIS program or other institution offering MLIS program may also be crediting some if not all of your previously earned units after some validation process.

And to all graduates of BLIS & MLIS (also repeaters) taking the LLE this coming November 2009, good luck to all of you.

IFLA/FAIFE Cascading Schedule for STRLC

After successfully holding the regional level IFLA/FAIPE cascading seminar-workshop for Region IV attended by Council Officers & key officers of affiliated provincial chapters, the Council agreed to cascade the seminar-workshop to the provincial level of the association for grassroot implementation of the Internet manifesto of all stakeholders within the region/provinces comprising the STRLC.

The cascading will be a STRLC activity in cooperation with the concerned Provincial Chapters.

Provincial Chapter Cascading schedule:

CLASS – July 31, 2009 @ The New Legislative Bldg, Trece Martirez City, Cavite
QLA – September 11, 2009 @ Lucena City
ALL – September 18, 2009 @ Binan, Laguna
RLA – September 18, 2009 @ Taytay, Rizal

Other Provincial schedule will be announced later.