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Open Forum: Standards for School, Academic, Special and Public Libraries

Today I got an email from Professor Corazon Nera regarding a FREE open forum/public hearing on Library Standards Final Draft Matrix on October 10, 2007 at the National Library Auditorium, T.M. Kalaw, Manila. Below is the invite:

My dear colleagues,

Attached herewith is the Standards Final Draft Matrix.
This will be presented to an FREE open forum/public
hearing on October 10, 2007 Wednesday at the National Library Auditorium at 9:00 am. Registration is
from 8:00 to 9:00. This is joint program of the Board
for Librarians, the Plai, Mendiola Consortium, PAARL
and the Intramuros Consortium.

All the Committee chairs for the different types of
libraries will do the presentation — School (Dr.
Maria Orendain), Academic (Dr. Nora Claravall);
Special Ms. Mila Ong) and Public (Dir. Prudenciana
Cruz)

Please spread the word to other librarians in the NCR
through your respective yahoogroups or blogs.

Suggest you print your copy for there will be limited
copies available. Thank you and see you there!

Elnora L. Conti
Board for Librarians, PRC Manila
noraconti@yahoo.com

Since this open forum/public hearing coincides with PLAI-STRLC Seminar and General Assembly, we will be posting our comments as soon as we can. Thank you. (RBManlangit)

PLAI National Congress

From PLAI yahoogroups email :

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to invite you to attend PLAI’s National Congress on November 12-14, 2007 at the College of St. Benilde, Angelo King International Center, Arellano Ave. cor. Estrada St., Malate, Manila with the theme “Developing Competencies: Challenges and Issues”.

The National Congress is an activity of the PLAI for librarians and information professionals/ specialists and library administrators in celebration of the Library and Information Month, every November of each year.

We have invited PRC Associate Commissioner Nilo L. Rosas as our keynote speaker.

The objectives of the congress are as follows:

General Objectives:

• To enlighten library stakeholders on the issues facing the library and information professionals
• To harness the skills and capabilities of librarians and information professionals

Specific Objectives:

1. To enable participants in attaining and maintaining the skills and knowledge necessary for the current and future library work;
2. To assist the participants to look at their library environment and better understand the range of area that has to be enhanced;
3. To enable the participants to identify the skills that are used daily and to further widen the sphere of influence within and outside their organization.

The Conference fee is Three Thousand Eight Hundred Pesos (P3,800.00) inclusive of kit, seminar papers, certificate of participation/ appearance and snacks/lunches.

For the details/inquiries/ reservations please get in touch with the following:

Fe E. Abelardo feabelardo@ yahoo. com
5250926 09194948178
Belen M. Vibar belen@ uap.edu. ph
6370912 to 26 loc.229 09272201725
Marlo C. Chavez caslib@ sanbeda. edu.ph
7356011 loc.6135 09273027474
Marilou C. Estillore Lou_baby28@ yahoo. com 5259401 09196810096
Susima L. Gonzales 7425612/5259401

We are encouraging everyone to attend our National Congress.

We have requested Civil Service Commission (CSC) Commission on Higher Education, (CHED) Department of Education (DepED) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for attendance on official time.

The House of Delegates meeting will be on Nov. 14, 2007, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 nn. and the General Assembly will be from 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. of the same day.

Thank you.

Comment:

– No info yet for the fee to be paid by GA attendees only (maybe same as last year fee of P500.00, inclusive of lunch?)

UPDATE as of 23 October 2007
from an email to FilipinoLibrarian googlegroups by Belen Vibar:

General Assembly Meeting
Angelo King International Conference Center
Arellano Ave. cor. Estrada St., Malate, Manila
November 14, 2007, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

A G E N D A

I. Call to Order/Roll Call
II. Proof of Due Notice
III. Declaration of Quorum
IV. Adoption of Rules of the General Assembly
V. Reports of the Regional Councils (Reg. I-XII, CAR, ARMM, NCR – 3 minutes each)
VI. Consolidated Reports of the National Board
VII. Consideration of Audited Financial Statement
VIII. Ratification of Revised By-Laws
IX. Adjournment

PLAI-STRLC Seminar-Workshop

From an earlier post about planned activities for October, please find below the updated information about the PLAI-STRLC seminar-workshop announcement.

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) is pleased to invite you to a two-day Seminar-Workshop on “Research in Librarianship : Challenges, Competencies, and Strategies” to be held on October 9-10, 2007 at La Vista Pansol Resort, Brgy. Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna. Site map here.

Seminar-Workshop Aims to:

  • Provide the participants an opportunity to gain greater and deeper knowledge on the principles, methods, techniques and other major issues involved in research;
  • Enhance librarians’ competencies and skills in research; and
  • Broaden perspectives and encourage proactive involvement in conducting research.


Topics and Resource Speakers:

    Topic 1. Conducting Research in Librarianship – Ms Fe Angela M. Verzosa (Lecturer, Researcher, Writer, former President of PLAI & PAARL )
    Topic 2. Research Methods Applicable to Library and Information Studies – Mr Vernon Totanes (PhD Student, University of Toronto, Canada)
    Topic 3. Research Style Manual, Proposal Writing & Research Funds and Grant Seeking – Ms Elvira B. Lapuz (UP-SLIS Lecturer, Head-UPD Acquisition section, Sec-PLAI House of Delegates)
    Topic 4. Research Statistics – Prof. Elsa T. Silon (Director of Research & Development Dept., Letran-Calamba)
    Topic 5. Copyright Law : Issues/Concerns and Cases – Ms Milagros Santos-Ong (Chief Librarian – Supreme Court Library, Chairperson – PLAI House of Delegates)


Seminar-Workshop Fees:

    PhP 2,500.00 for Live-in (include accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks, conference kits and certificate)
    PhP 2,200.00 for Live-out (include lunch and snacks, conference kits and certificate)
    PhP 1,500.00 for Accompanying person/non-seminar attendee (include accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks)
    PhP 500.00 for PLAI-STRLC General Assembly attendees only.

For reservations and other details, feel free to contact any of the following:

    Mrs Jane Lantaca-Bebeng (cp) 0915646445 (email) janelbebeng(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Mrs Elsa V. Guarino (cp) 09165379119 (email) elfran18(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Mrs Lourdes Soriano (cp) 09209380124 (email) lousoriano(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Mr Marcial R. Batiancila (cp) 09155212940 (email) m_batiancila(at)yahoo(dot)com

NOTE: e-mail syntax edited to reflect recently adopted site advisory.

PLAI-BRLC Seminar Workshop

Taken from the librarians yahoogroups/googlegroups email announcement:

What : PLAI-BRLC Seminar-Workshop on “Developing Competencies of Librarians / Information Specialists for Quality Service

Where : Aquinas University Gymnasium, Rawis, Legazpi City
When : September 28-29, 2007 (Fri & Sat)

Registration Fee : P1,800.00 (snacks & lunches, kits, certificates & hand-outs/CD) ; P500.00 for LIS students

S-W Objectives :

1) to update knowledge & skills of librarians & other practitioners for a high level of excellence;
2) to organize collection & other information materials such as records, files & documents in print, non-print & electronic format or any other formats w/ the application of international standards & principles to facilitate access & retrieval; &
3) to update the librarians about PLAI & PRC matters.

Resource Speakers:

Prof. Corazon Nera, Chairman, Board for Librarians
Prof. Lourdes David, Library Director, Ateneo de Manila University
Prof. Thelma S. Kim, PLAI Vice President
Mrs. Susima Gonzales, PLAI President

Topics :

Public Relations & Marketing Skills for Librarians
Flexible Library Services : Revolutionizing our Readers/Users
Advances in Classification & Cataloging of Print, Non-Print & Electronic Materials
Trends & Strategies in Abstracting & Indexing of Serials

Updates on PRC/BFL & PLAI


Comment: A seminar-workshop worth attending by our colleagues in the Bicol region. It is sponsored by the PLAI-Bicol Region Librarians Council (BRLC). Incidentally, to all my fellow Bicolano colleagues working in different institutions in the NCR and nearby provinces, this could be the perfect opportunity for us to be back at Bicolandia and be re-acquainted/networked with our beloved colleagues there. Last week of September and 1st week of October is normally fiesta time in our own hometown or barrio, why not make this a double treat for us — professional growth and vacation (re-charging) opportunity. See you there!

PLAI-BRLC Seminar Workshop

Taken from the librarians yahoogroups/googlegroups email announcement:

What : PLAI-BRLC Seminar-Workshop on “Developing Competencies of Librarians / Information Specialists for Quality Service

Where : Aquinas University Gymnasium, Rawis, Legazpi City
When : September 28-29, 2007 (Fri & Sat)

Registration Fee : P1,800.00 (snacks & lunches, kits, certificates & hand-outs/CD) ; P500.00 for LIS students

S-W Objectives :

1) to update knowledge & skills of librarians & other practitioners for a high level of excellence;
2) to organize collection & other information materials such as records, files & documents in print, non-print & electronic format or any other formats w/ the application of international standards & principles to facilitate access & retrieval; &
3) to update the librarians about PLAI & PRC matters.

Resource Speakers:

Prof. Corazon Nera, Chairman, Board for Librarians
Prof. Lourdes David, Library Director, Ateneo de Manila University
Prof. Thelma S. Kim, PLAI Vice President
Mrs. Susima Gonzales, PLAI President

Topics :

Public Relations & Marketing Skills for Librarians
Flexible Library Services : Revolutionizing our Readers/Users
Advances in Classification & Cataloging of Print, Non-Print & Electronic Materials
Trends & Strategies in Abstracting & Indexing of Serials

Updates on PRC/BFL & PLAI


Comment: A seminar-workshop worth attending by our colleagues in the Bicol region. It is sponsored by the PLAI-Bicol Region Librarians Council (BRLC). Incidentally, to all my fellow Bicolano colleagues working in different institutions in the NCR and nearby provinces, this could be the perfect opportunity for us to be back at Bicolandia and be re-acquainted/networked with our beloved colleagues there. Last week of September and 1st week of October is normally fiesta time in our own hometown or barrio, why not make this a double treat for us — professional growth and vacation (re-charging) opportunity. See you there!

PLAI-BRLC Seminar Workshop

Taken from the librarians yahoogroups/googlegroups email announcement:

What : PLAI-BRLC Seminar-Workshop on “Developing Competencies of Librarians / Information Specialists for Quality Service

Where : Aquinas University Gymnasium, Rawis, Legazpi City
When : September 28-29, 2007 (Fri & Sat)

Registration Fee : P1,800.00 (snacks & lunches, kits, certificates & hand-outs/CD) ; P500.00 for LIS students

S-W Objectives :

1) to update knowledge & skills of librarians & other practitioners for a high level of excellence;
2) to organize collection & other information materials such as records, files & documents in print, non-print & electronic format or any other formats w/ the application of international standards & principles to facilitate access & retrieval; &
3) to update the librarians about PLAI & PRC matters.

Resource Speakers:

Prof. Corazon Nera, Chairman, Board for Librarians
Prof. Lourdes David, Library Director, Ateneo de Manila University
Prof. Thelma S. Kim, PLAI Vice President
Mrs. Susima Gonzales, PLAI President

Topics :

Public Relations & Marketing Skills for Librarians
Flexible Library Services : Revolutionizing our Readers/Users
Advances in Classification & Cataloging of Print, Non-Print & Electronic Materials
Trends & Strategies in Abstracting & Indexing of Serials

Updates on PRC/BFL & PLAI


Comment: A seminar-workshop worth attending by our colleagues in the Bicol region. It is sponsored by the PLAI-Bicol Region Librarians Council (BRLC). Incidentally, to all my fellow Bicolano colleagues working in different institutions in the NCR and nearby provinces, this could be the perfect opportunity for us to be back at Bicolandia and be re-acquainted/networked with our beloved colleagues there. Last week of September and 1st week of October is normally fiesta time in our own hometown or barrio, why not make this a double treat for us — professional growth and vacation (re-charging) opportunity. See you there!

Filipiniana Internet Resources

Taken from librarians yahoogroups/googlegroups email announcement:

What : Lecture [on] Filipiniana Internet Resources
Where : Ortigas Foundation Library, 2nd Floor, Ortigas Bldg, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
When : September 20, 2007 (Thu) at 6:30 PM
Fee : Free Admission
Resource Speaker : Prof. Lourdes David

Pre-Lecture Review : The speaker is very qualified and always a joy to listen to her presentation. The topic is interesting although the time of the free lecture is a little bit late from those coming from the provinces to be able to go home before midnight. Could the organizer move the starting time a little bit earlier, 3 PM perhaps?. The email announcement is bereft of details to what activity is the free lecture is part of.

The lecture (1 or 2 hours?) could help libraries and librarians increase their Filipiniana collection provided they have an internet access in the library to be able to connect to these sites. Adding the bibliographic information and URL of the online Filipiniana publication in the OPAC will be a “cut & paste” stuff, if the library software didn’t support Z39.5 protocol.

For those still in the stage of planning automation/computerization of their library, it is still worthwhile to attend this activity, the speaker is too much qualified for the topic and admission is free. You may learn a thing or two.

Incidentally this lecture could be the perfect follow-up activity to that PAARL completed projectFilipiniana Books for College Libraries” wherein participants in that ABAP/PAARL sold-out forum last July where it was introduced where all eager to have a printed or ecopy of included publications in that Filipiniana bibliographic tool. Although until now, i have not heard from PAARL the exact cost of the printed copy and the CD version.