Wednesday, March 20, 2013

PLAI-CaVRLC Forum on April 19, 2013

Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. 
Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council
Headquarter: University of Saint Louis
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

March 8, 2013

Dear Colleagues in the Profession:

The Philippine Librarians Association Inc.-Cagayan Valley Librarians Council (PLAI-CaVRLC) will be conducting a One-Day Forum with the theme “Librarianship in the Region: A Forum” on April 19, 2013 to be held in Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. The aim of this forum are: 1) to gather all licensed librarians in the region to update themselves in the current trends in the profession and renew their membership to the association; 2) this will be a good avenue for them to be involved in the activities of the association being the only accredited association of librarians by PRC. 3) to know the status of librarianship in the region in both basic education and higher education and address some problems to improve the practice of the profession in the region; 4) to understand the basic policies of PRC relating to the practice of librarianship in the region.

There will be a minimum registration fee of P600.00 to cover food (2 snacks and lunch), certificate, and other expenses. Participants are also advised to renew their licenses as the PRC will be having a mobile service in the venue.

Note: The CHED and DepEd Memo are still on process. For inquiries please contact Mrs. Fely Baliton at 0927-523-1717 or Dr. Juliet Villanueva at 0916-743-8511 or visit the Facebook webpage at or at PLAI blogspot:

Thank you.

Respectfully yours,

PLAI-CaVRLC President

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Seminar-Workshop on RDA on April 24-27, 2013

#  419 Quirino  Highway, Quezon City

01 March 2013

Dear Colleague:

RDA or Resource Description and Access has replaced Anglo American Cataloging Rules as the international standard in cataloging/describing library resources.   The  Library  of  Congress  and  many  national  bibliographic  agencies, national libraries, and university/academic  libraries abroad have scheduled for full implementation  of  RDA  in  their  respective  libraries  in  2013.  While  RDA  has steered so much discussion and debate among librarians and information workers abroad, the library community in the Philippines seems not to have been affected by it at all.  Perhaps,  some librarians and information workers have heard about it but they are not so keen to pursue it because it has not been implemented yet.

IMSI considers this an opportune time for a seminar-workshop to steer Filipino librarians  to take a look  at this  new development  in organizing  resources  in the digital world. This seminar workshop, therefore, offers something that Filipino librarians can talk and think about so that when RDA is finally implemented they are ready for it.

It is therefore IMSI's great pleasure to invite you to this Seminar-Workshop on Resource Description and Access to be held on April 24-27, 2013 at Bicol University Auditorium, Legazpi City.

Seminar fee of Php 4,000.00 will be charged to cover accommodation (excluding breakfast and dinner), snacks and lunches,   kit hand-outs,   and   certificate   of   participation   for   live-in participants. Php 3,500 will be charged to live-out participants for snacks, lunches, kits, hand-outs and certificate of participation.

We enjoin participants to bring their laptops, if available. This will be used for the workshop.

Attached  please find  our  brochure-invitation  to  the  seminar-workshop.  A
memorandum from the Commission on Higher Education will be released shortly.

Thank you and we look forward to be with you at the seminar-workshop.

Very truly yours,
Chairman, IMSI

Monday, August 6, 2012

PLAI-CaVRLC Seminar on September 24-26, 2012

Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council
Headquater: Saint Mary’s University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

August 2, 2012

Dear Collegaues in the Profession:

The Philippine Librarians Association Inc. - Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council (CaVRLC) is pleased to invite you to the Three-Day Conference with the theme "Advancing the Future of Libraries" on September 24-26, 2012 at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo, University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

The aims of the seminar are: 1) To inform librarians and those people working in the library about the latest trends in the managing libraries, 2) To understand accreditation as an important aspect in the development of libraries, 3) To improve the services of the library using advance technologies, 4) To plan ahead for the future of libraries by understanding the different techniques in planning.

We shall also be inviting the PRC Regional Director to discuss matters pertaining to PRC concerns.

There will be a registration fee of Php 3,500.00 for live in participants inclusive of snacks, lunches, seminar kit and (2- night accommodation) and Php3,000.00 for live out inclusive to snacks, lunches and seminar kit. For more information please contact the following: Mrs. Fely Baliton at 09275231717 or Dr. Juliet Villanueva at 09069457277 or call 078-844-1872 local 300 or email at and look for Mr. Michael Pinto.

Thank you very much.

Respectfully yours,

Conference Chair / Vice President

Noted by:

PLAI-CaVRLC President

PATLS Forum on Sept. 14, 2012

Rm. 301, The National Library Building
T.M. Kalaw St., Manila 2801
Telefax No. 525-9401

6 August 2012

Dear Fellow Library Educators, Students, & Librarians

The Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science is pleased to invite you to its Annual Forum on “The Effects of Baby Boomers Retirements and the New Skills Needed for the Next Generation of Librarians“ on September 14, 2012 at 8:00 am – 10:00 am, Meeting Room 3, SMX Convention Center. Speakers are: Dr. Juan C. Buenrostro, Jr., Chief Librarian, Baliuag University & Professor of Library and Information Science, U.E.; and Prof. Johann F. Cabbab, Dean, School of Library and Information Science, University of the Philippines. This forum is in conjunction with the 33rd Manila International Book Fair (MIBF).

1. To understand the effects of retirements of the baby boomers to library services;
2. To connect the effects of retirements to the rising demand for more technology savvy librarians; and
3. To find out whether hip groups of librarians who combined geeky  intellectualism with IT skills and social activism will dominate the next  generation of librarians.

Attend this very timely forum and join us in thinking what kinds of people are being attracted to librarianship today and what attributes should librarians bring to the dynamic library workplace of today and tomorrow.

Joining Fee: P 200.00 for Non-PATLS member
                      P 150.00 for PATLS member
                     P 50.00 for undergraduate LIS student

The officers and members of PATLS will be very happy to see you on this important occasion. See you.


(SGD.) Prof. Johann Frederick Cabbab
Conference Chairman 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

PATLS Review Class



Rm. 301, The National Library Building

T.M. Kalaw St., Manila 2801

Telefax No. 525-9401

19 July 2011

Dear Librarians and LIS Graduates,


We have the pleasure of inviting you to attend a power-packed review classes for librarians licensure examination on July 31-September 25, 2011. This will be conducted on 8 consecutive Sundays at the PUP Graduate School room 406 located at M.H. Del Pilar Campus, PUP Hasmin Hotel, Valencia St., Sta. Mesa, Manila.

The reviewers are well-known librarians and professors of Library Science from different universities in Metro Manila. The tuition fee is P3, 000.00. You can pay this upon registration on July 31, 2011. You can give your reservation to the Review Committee: Angelina P. Resurreccion, Monalisa Leguiab, Rhea Rowena U. Apolinario, Millet R. Casala and David A. Cabonero or any of the cited officers in the letterhead.

We look forward to see you and give you a big chance of passing the board exam and become one of the many successful professional librarians in the country.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Angelina P. Resurreccion

Chair, PATLS Review Committee

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

PLAI 2011 National Conference in Baguio City


Member, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Member, Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL)

PLAI Headquarters, 3rd Flr.The National Library Bldg.,

T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila 1000, Philippines

TELEFAX: 525-9401

Dear Colleagues, Industry Partners and Friends of the Library:

We are in full swing for the next Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI), General Conference and Assembly to be held on November 16-18, 2011 in Hotel Elizabeth located at #1 J. Felipe Street corner Gibraltar Street, Baguio City East, Baguio City. This activity is in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and Arts-National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS) with the theme: “National Conference on Libraries for Progress.”

Consider this then as an invitation for you to prepare for travelling and planning your schedules for another inspiring professional national conference. The PLAI National Conference registration fee is Four Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P4,500.00) inclusive of lunches, snacks, kits, certificates and fellowship dinner. We will be applying for CPE credit units and likewise will request Commission on Higher Education, (CHED) Department of Education (DepED), and the Civil Service Commission for attendance on official time.

For details/inquiries, please contact:

PLAI National Board:

Thelma Kim, President


Cel # 09156170354

Marilou Pasion, Secretary


Sonia Isip, VP Luzon


Cel # 09205841991

Victoria Santos


Cel # 083552435122232

Maxie Doreen Cabarron, VP Visayas


Cel # 09204183044

Leticia Cansancio, VP Mindanao:


Cel # 09192861068

Visit the conference website http://plaicongress2011.weebly.comfor downloadable materials and updates.

Payment in cash or in check should be payable to Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI), PLAI Headquarters, 3F Room 301, The National Library Bldg., T M Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila – TelFax: 5259401.

Very truly yours,


Co-Chair, Committee on Conference

Noted by:



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Submission of 2011 membership lists and remittance of dues

Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.
Ermita, Manila

Memo Order No. 4 Series 2011

For: Council Presidents
From: The President
Date: April 27, 2011
Subject: Submission of 2011 membership lists and remittance of dues

Article IV Dues and Fees of the new Bylaws - Annual dues of the individual member shall be assessed every 31st day of May of each year shall be remitted on or before the 30th of June of the same year.

Each council which has not paid the dues and fees for any calendar year on or before 31st of May of the year immediately preceding calendar year will be considered delinquent Council.

Please be guided accordingly.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

PLAI-Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council 2011-2012 Officer

Cagayan Valley Librarians Region Council
Office Headquarter: Saint Mary’s University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

2011-2012 Officers

Mr. David A. Cabonero
Saint Mary’s University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Mr. Michael A. Pinto
University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

Mrs. Fely C. Baliton
Saint Mary’s University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Miss Dolores M. Ricardo
Saint Mary’s University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Council Board Members:
Dr. Fe A. Gacayan
Nueva Vizcaya State University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Mrs. Febie G. Lanzuela
Saint Mary’s University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Mr. Elizer Ramos
Our Lady of the Pillar College
Cauayan, Isabela

Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban
Saint Mary’s University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Miss Evelyn J. Rizardo
Saint Mary’s University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

NOMELEC Members:
Miss Maria Ana Aquino
Program Language Technology College
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Miss Arlene Selga
University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

Dr. Liza Tamargo
Patria Sable Corpus College
City of Santiago, Isabela

The election of PLAI-CaVRLC Officers for 2011-2012 was held in July 30, 2010 at Saint Mary's University.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CaAKAp Seminar on April 11-13, 2011

Cagayan and Kalinga Apayao (CaAKAp) Librarians Association Inc.

and the

Department of Education Regional Office 2 Library

March 1, 2011

­­­­­­­­­­­­Dear Colleagues in the Profession:

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Quality leadership has been an issue to many organizations in the world today. Like any other profession, librarians are confronted with problems that concerns leadership especially the passion to serve. With our desire to rekindle the spirit of leadership and service, the Cagayan and Kalinga-Apayao (CaAKAp) Librarians Association Inc. and the Department of Education Regional Office 2 Library will be conducting a National Summer Conference on “Rekindling the Spirit of Leadership Towards Better Library Environment“ to be held at Villa Victoria Hotel, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan on April 11-13, 2011

At the end of the conference, the participants are expected to: 1) have a better understanding of the culture of Filipino Librarianship, the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for the librarians and libraries. 2) know and understand strategies that will enhance the management skills of librarians bring out the best in them in pursuit of better and quality service, 3) understand the concept of management 2.0 as applied in the library environment

, 4) understand the present condition of libraries in the Philippines including the challenges and trend, 5) to rekindle the passion to serve of librarians to become more active in the activities of their own organization, 6. To know possible means of expanding the social circle among librarians and libraries.

In the morning of the second day, there will be a growth session for all the participants focusing on the topic “Rekindling the passion to serve: Librarians Making the Way”. Further, on the last day, the CaAKAp Librarians Association shall be electing the new sets of officers for 2011-2013. In this regard, may I invite you to attend and join us in this memorable occasion for this will be an avenue for us to revisit the present state of Filipinio Librarianship and rekindle the desire to serve for our valued library users.

The conference fee is P3,500 (live in) inclusive of snacks, meals, accommodation and kit, P3,000 for live out participants (inclusive of snacks, meals and kit) and P2,000 for accompanying persons (inclusive of meals and accommodation).

For reservations and inquiries please contact the undersigned through or Mrs. Juliet Villanueva at or 09069457277 or to Ms. Venus Ibarra at or at 09293364648 / 09279992928. For more information, please access:

Thank you very much for your support

Truly yours,


CaAKAp President

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Forum on BFL Standards for all Types of Libraries

University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao City

November 10, 2010

Dear Colleagues:

This is to inform everyone that the Final schedule of the "One-Day Forum on BFL Library Standards for All Types of Libraries" which was postponed due to typhoon Juan and the unavailability of the speakers, will be on December 10, 2010 at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo, University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

In this regard, may I again invite everyone to please attend the said forum for better understanding of the new standards set forth by the PRC Board for Librarians. The Forum Fee is P950.00 inclusive of 2 snacks, 1 meal, seminar kit, certificate of participation and or attendance/Appearance.

We have invited the Chairman of the Board for Librarians, Mrs. Cora Nera and the current PLAI President, Mrs. Lilia Echiverri as the resource speakers during the forum.

For inquiries please contact Mrs. Arlyn Cristobal at 09159459701 or at; Ms. Marivic Gammad at 09174263362 or the undersigned.

Truly yours,

Director of Libraries
University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao
078-844-1872 local 300

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Directory of Licensed Librarians, 2nd ed

Fellow librarian,

Finally after seven years in the making, the manuscript of the 2nd edition of the Directory of Licensed Librarians in the Philippines will be submitted to Rex Book Store, Inc. for printing by the first week of July. Kindly find time to send your complete entry by filling-up the form below. The 3rd edition will come out maybe after five years. Failure on your part to reply would mean an incomplete entry.

Surname, First Name Middle Name

License No. Registration Date

Complete address and zip code

Tel. No.
Fax No.
E-mail address
Home address and zip code

Tel. No.
Cel. No.
LS degree(s), school taken and year(s) finished/graduated

You may forward this directory form to other licensed librarians: officemates, librarian-friends and batchmates and send their entries to my email: Best regards and God bless.

R. Dante O. Perez

Sunday, June 20, 2010

CHED / DEPED Memos of the PLAI Seminar on July 28-30, 2010.

We are pleased to inform you the itinerary of the tour on July 30, 2010.

1. World's Largest Rizal Shrine located in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

2. Yamashita Shrine and Kiangan Museum at Kiangan, Ifugao

3. Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue, Ifugao.

Kindly download the CHED/DEPED Memos for the said seminar.

PLAI Seminar of July 28-30, 2010

Philippine Librarians’ Association, Inc.

Member, International Federation of Library association and Institutions (IFLA)

PLAI Headquarters, 3F/Rm 301, The national Library

T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila, 1000 Philippines

June 1, 2010

Dear Colleague:

A chance for us to get together as librarians this July 2010 will be during the 3-day national seminar scheduled on July 28-30, 2010 at the Sacred Heart Center of Saint Mary’s University of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya is in Region 02 – the Cagayan Valley Region. It is our pleasure to invite you and all the professional librarians of ASLP to join this seminar.

The seminar entitled “Enriching the Culture of Collaboration Among Educational Institutions and Their Libraries” is an initial step that may help overcome the dwindling and diminishing value of our schools’ financial resources. It is also a step toward the direction of sharing and/or pooling of educational resources and capabilities among educational institutions.

The Philippine Librarians’ Association (PLAI) in cooperation with its Region 02 Council, the Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council (CaVRLC) has sought CHED’s permission to hold this seminar and to allow the participants to attend this seminar with a fee of P3,800.00 for live-in and P3,000.00 for live-out inclusive of 3 lunches, 6 snacks and certificates and other incidentals.

A site seeing tour to Banaue is being planned. Please prepare for an additional amount of P350.00 for this activity.

Thank you and we look forward to your attendance.

Respectfully yours,


President, CaVRLC

President, PLAI