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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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PLAI-STRLC Resolution no. 2006-04

PLAI-STRLC RESOLUTION PRESENTED AND APPROVED DURING THE 3RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING HELD AT CAPUCHIN RETREAT HOUSE, LIPA CITY, BATANGAS ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2006.

PLAI-STRLC Resolution no. 2006-04

USE OF THE INITIAL RL (Registered Librarian) AFTER THE NAME OF REGISTERED LIBRARIAN

The use of initials before or after a name is an existing practice in some profession (e.g. Law, Nutrition, Nurse, Engineer, etc.) that in past several librarian professional seminars, gatherings, and meetings, a proposal to adopt a similar initials for the licensed librarian was felt needed. But the idea didn’t take off until the STRLC officers brainstormed on the idea after receiving feedback from librarians in the government sector that they experienced discrimination from other profession in their institution with similar PRC supervised board license.

After several brainstorming session, the officer adopted the position of why not use similar initials to further drum beat awareness of the profession and as form of marketing our hard won recognition as one the profession that requires examination before anyone is allowed to practice in the country. The initials of LL (licensed librarian), RIP (Registered Information Professional), and those pattern after the Physical & Occupational therapist, RLRP (Registered librarian of the Republic of the Philippines) were considered. LL was initially favored until someone opined that it could be mistaken for “loko-loko” that finally the officers settled for RL.

It was further agreed by the officers that the proposal be brought to the attention of the GA for approval and widespread adoption.


WHEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED AND ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY WITHOUT DISSENT OR ABSTENTION BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT REGISTERED LIBRARIANS IN REGION IV ARE ENCOURAGE TO USE THE INITIAL OF RL IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEIR LASTNAME TO PROMOTE AWARENESS AND RESPECT FOR THE PROFESSION.


RL – Registered Librarian

Last September 26, 2006 the PLAI-STRLC (Southern Tagalog Region Librarian Council) General Assembly unanimuosly approved the proposal of using RL after the name of licensed librarian (e.g. Rene Manlangit, RL) to “level-up” so to speak the professionalism of licensed librarian. The GA viewed this initiative as a form of “community of practice” within Region IV (composed of 11 provinces) and hopefully to be adopted by other librarians in other provinces. Further, it was agreed to be on voluntary basis initially as some are not yet sold to the idea of using the initials.

The use of initials after our name was forwarded earlier by librarians in the government sector experiencing some form of “discrimination” from other professionals within their respective institution with similar PRC supervised board exams (e.g. Law, Nutrition, Nurse, Engineer, etc.) that have existing practice of appending initials of their profession before or after their name.

The PLAI- STRLC officers brainstormed on this idea several times during the monthly meetings and adopted the position of why not use similar initials to further drum beat awareness of the profession and as form of marketing our hardwon recognition as one the profession that requires examination before anyone is allowed to practice in the country. It was further agreed that the proposal be brought to the attention of the GA for approval and widespread adoption. Initially it was LL (for licensed librarian) and someone opined it could stand for “loko-loko” until the officers settled for RL.

This particular STRLC approved proposal/initiative in Region IV will be then submited to the PLAI-National and PLAI-HOD (House of Delegates) for appropriate action. (RBManlangit)