PLAI-STRLC RESOLUTION NO. 2006-01

RESOLUTION CREATING PROVINCIAL CHAPTER TO FURTHER STRENGHTEN THE PLAI-STRLC FROM THE GRASSROOT LEVEL

WHEREAS, during the election of STRLC officers last August 16, 2005, the position of provincial coordinator was created as part of the officers during the 2nd STRLC General Assembly meeting held at Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba which were witnessed by PLAI National officers supervising the election of the Region IV council;

WHEREAS, the named/elected provincial coordinator per province was envisioned to act as downward link of the council’s (STRLC) activities, information, etc. to the individual librarians in the province and to be the upward link of individual librarians so that their concerns could be heard/deliberated in the council;

WHEREAS, the Cavite librarians who attended the 2nd STRLC General Assembly Meeting were inspired to re-organize the CLASS (Cavite Librarians Association) and immediately saw the revival of CLASS on November 2005. With the revival of CLASS, in cooperation with STRLC, sponsored a Summer Conference on Library Management in Changing Environment last May 2006 in Cavite;

WHEREAS, The President of CLASS suggested a proposition to the STRLC in a meeting held at TNL to create provincial chapters, which will accept non-registered librarians so as not to alienate them in the profession, and registered librarian can properly guide them. This initiative inspired some librarians from Quezon, which gave birth to the Quezon Librarians Association in September 8, 2006;

WHEREAS, the STRLC officers in their regular monthly meeting brainstormed on the idea to create provincial chapters and allowing the elected provincial chapter president to act as the automatic provincial coordinator and that the position of president and vice-president must be reserved to registered librarian only. Guidelines in creating a provincial chapter was drafted;

WHEREAS, the STRLC officers after a series of deliberations on the pros and cons of creating provincial chapter, unanimously approved the creation of provincial chapter in lieu of naming/identifying a provincial coordinator with the elected president as the automatic provincial coordinator. Further, the officers unanimously approved to submit the proposal to the 3rd STRLC General Assembly Meeting for approval of the body;

WHEREAS, in the 3rd STRLC General Assembly meeting held at Capuchin Retreat House, Lipa City, Batangas on Septermber 26, 2006, the General Assembly unanimously approved the proposal of creating provincial chapter in each province comprising the STRLC;

WHEREAS, the agreed names of the Provincial Chapters are: Aurora Librarians Association, Batangas Librarians Association, Cavite Librarians Association, Inc., Laguna Librarians Association, Marinduque Librarians Association, Mindoro Librarians Association, Palawan Librarians Association, Quezon Librarians Association, Rizal Librarians Association, Romblom Librarians Association;

WHEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, THAT PROVINCIAL CHAPTER WILL BE ORGANIZED IN EACH PROVINCE COMPRISING THE STRLC AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE.

SIGNED, in behalf of 3rd STRLC General Assembly librarians present at the Capuchin Retreat House, Lipa City, Batangas on September 26, 2006.

To view the original resolution submitted to the PLAI National and National House of Delegates last November 2006, click here.

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