Sunday, September 30, 2007

Librarians' Day???

I have been wondering if there is such a thing as "LIBRARIANS' DAY?" For all we know there is Teacher's Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day but never in my life that I heard this "Librarian's Day."

We celebrate Library and Information Science Month every November each year and National Book Week for the last week of November each year. I think it would also be nice to celebrate "Librarian's Day" anyday within November 24-30. With this maybe we will be recognized by school administrators.

Library and Information Science Month and National Book Week is fast approaching. Do we have any planned activities to market our library? Let us be a proactive librarians.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

PLAI 2007 National Congress and General Assembly

PHILIPPINE LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION, INC. (PLAI)
Member, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
PLAI Headquarters, Rm. 301, THE NATIONAL LIBRARY BUILDING
T.M. KALAW ST., ERMITA, 1000 MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Telefax: 525-9401

September 21, 2007

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to invite you to attend PLAI's National Congress on November 12-14, 2007 at the College of Saint 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:
1. To enlighten library stakeholders on the issues facing the library and information professionals; and
2. 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; and
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 (P 3,800.00) inclusive of kit, seminar papers, certificate of participation/appearance and snacks/lunches.

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

Fe E. Abelardo
email: feabelardo@yahoo.com
Tel. No.: 525-0926
CP. No.: 0919-494-8178

Belen M. Vibar
email: belen@uap.edu.ph
Tel. No.: 637-0912 to 26 loc. 229
CP. No.: 0927-220-1725

Marlo C. Chavez
email: caslib@sanbeda.edu.ph
Tel. No.: 735-6011 loc. 6135
CP. No.: 0927-302-7474

Marilou C. Estillore
email: Lou_baby28@yahoo.com
Tel. No.: 525-9401
CP. No.: 0919-681-0096

Susima L. Gonzales
Tel. No.: 742-5612 or 525-9401

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.-5:30 p.m. of the same day.


Truly yours,


(SGD.) THELMA S. KIM
Vice-President/Conference Chair

Noted by:

(SGD.) SUSIMA L. GONZALES
President

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

PAARL Seminar in Bacolod City

PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH LIBRARIANS
Rm. 301, THE NATIONAL LIBRARY BUILDING, T.M. KALAW ST., ERMITA
1000 MANILA, PHILIPPINES
http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/library/paarl/


August 29, 2007

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians is set to hold its second major continuing education activity on October 17-19, 2007 at Hotel Sea Breeze, Bacolod City with the theme "The 3rd Generation Library Management: Realities and Challenges to Deal or not to Deal." It is a three-day seminar-workshop which aims to advance the participants on the core concepts and applications of strategic library management and its relevance to our quest for excellent library services.

Enclosed are the full details of the seminar and program of activities. Also available upon request is the CHED or DedEd Memo endorsing this activity.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact the undersigned, or any of the association's officer's and directors. For Visayas and Mindanao participants, you may confirm your reservations to Ms. Hinie S. Gonzales of the University of St. La Salle (USLS) at Tel. No. (034) 433-3526; Fax: (034) 434-0415 or email: hinie@esls.edu. Kindly post a copy of this announcement and the attached brochure on your bulletin board for information dissemination, or share this invitation with other librarians.

We look forward to your participation. Thank you.

Very truly yours,


(SGD.) LORETO T. GARCIA
Vice-President/Conference Chair

Noted by:

(SGD.) MARIETTA D. MOLINA
President


Seminar Objectives:
1. To provide a comprehensive overview of the changing functions of library management and the organizational cultures under which it operates;
2. To identify and establish areas and forces of chaos that revolutionaizes management of academic libraries.; and
3. To draw approaches and techniques to reinvent the amount and scope of changes that call for management of change.

Topics:
1. Beyond Leading and Managing: Library Administration for the Future
2. Intensifying Library Resources
3. Bridging the Gap: Core Competencies, Staff Training and Performance
4. Interactive Budgeting and Financial Issues
5. High Tech Marketing: New Ways to promote your Library
6. Focusing on User-Oriented services: Standards and Practices
7. Effective Communication for Librarians & Information Professionals

Seminar Fees:
Live-in (P 4,500.00) Covers registration fee, hotel accommodation for 2-night stay (beginning Oct. 17 8:00 am and check-out on Oct. 19 at 12:00 noon), seminar meals (am & pm snacks, lunch and dinner from Oct. 17-19, breakfast is only served on Oct. 18 & 19), seminar kits, handouts, and certificate of participation.

Live-out (P 3,800.00) Covers registration fee, seminar meals, seminar kits, handouts, and certificate of participation.

Accompanying Live-in Guest (P2,700.00) - Meals and accommodation only.

Note:
Participants may come and check-in ahead of the seminar date and time, subject to hotel charges/rate at their own expenses. Accommodation is limited to 80 participants only. Please reserve your slot early. Participants without early reservation/confirmation will be housed on a separate hotel near the main venue.

Monday, September 17, 2007

ASLP Seminar in Bohol

Dear Colleague:

The Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP) will
conduct a three-day seminar-workshop on "Library Management in the
Midst of Technological Innovations" on November 7-9, 2007 at Dao
Diamond Bed and Breakfast, Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

In the midst of all the technological innovations, all libraries and
information resource centers are exerting much effort to be globally
competitive though confronted with different limitations. Through
the different sessions to be offered in the seminar-workshop, the
ASLP hopes to offer feasible ideas, plans, and solutions to address
the challenges facing the libraries in the 21st century.
Specifically, the objectives are to:

• Enhance the knowledge and skills of library / information
resource centers administration;
• Explore the many aspects of collection development;
• Provide information on current technology in the library /
information resource centers operations; and
• Re-orient participants to the value of service to clients

Librarians, library administrators, archivists, record officers,
teachers and students of Library & Information Science, and other
information specialists are invited to attend this 3-day seminar-
workshop.

The seminar fees (inclusive of Tour of Bohol):

P 5,800.00 – for live-in participants (includes hotel
accommodation for 3 days and 3 nights, meals, kits, handouts, and
certificates)
P 4,800.00 – for live-out participants (includes meals, kits,
handouts and certificates)
P 4,500.00 – for live-in accompanying guests, non-
participants, (includes hotel accommodation for 3 days and 3 nights,
meals and tour)
P 5,600.00 – for early birds and/or current ASLP members who
will pay not later than October 15, 2007

Payments may be made in cash, check or Postal Money Order payable to
Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP) or
Cash/Checks deposited to our Land Bank Savings No. 1771-0359-70 BSP
Branch, Mabini St., Manila.

For reservation and further inquiries, please contact the following:

Ma. Luz S. Verdejo (DFA-FSI) Tel.No. 834-32l4
Fax No. 83l-5983
Cefy I. Andaya (PNB) Tel. No. 526-3l3l loc. 44ll
Shirley I. Cruz (CA) Tel. No. 834-2709
Edith Dumo (NEDA) Tel. No. 631-3757

Thank you and looking forward in seeing you at the seminar.

Yours truly,

Ceferina I. Andaya
Vice President/Conferenc e Chair

Noted by:

Maria Luz S. Verdejo
President

RICE TERRACES Experience


Ifugao Province is well-known for its rice terraces, The Eight Wonder of the World.


Majestic Banaue Rice Terraces


Rice Terraces at Mountain Province








Early Morning at Sagada, I am on top of Cordillera Mountains.


PUERTO GALERA Experience


















This should have been posted four months ago but I am hesitant to publish it because I might give a wrong notion on the use of this blog. My prime intention is to inspire people to balance their work and family life.


Everybody deserves to have a quality time with his family especially with the children. Most of our time are devoted to our work. We can no longer go back to all of those wasted time for our family but we can do something to make up with the lost time.


There is a need for all of us to energize ourselves before the start of a new school year and at the same time to strengthen the bond between and among the members of the family.





Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Personal Reflection




A Message to Everyone

People might know too little,
Perform poorly,
lack judgment and ability,
and yet not do too much damage.

But if they lack
in character and integrity…
no matter how knowledgeable,
how brilliant and successful…

They destroy people,
the most valuable
resource of the enterprise,
They destroy spirit
and they destroy performance.

Anonymous

Nueva Vizcaya Librarians' Association, Inc. 2007

The Nueva Vizcaya Librarians' Association, Inc. is a professional association in the field of librarianship in Nueva Vizcaya. Membership is open to all information specialists, librarians, and paraprofessionals in the field of librarianship in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya.

Headquarters: Saint Mary's University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

NVLAI 2007 Officers

President:
Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban
Director of Libraries
Saint Mary's University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Vice-President:
Mrs. Fely C. Baliton
Academic Librarian
Saint Mary's University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Secretary:
Mrs. Marjorie M. Lucquiao
Librarian
Saint Mary's University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Treasurer:
Mrs. Julita A. Tunac
Periodicals Librarian
Nueva Vizcaya State University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Auditor:
Mrs. Victoriana L. Bilwag
College Librarian
Aldersgate College
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya

Business Managers:
Mrs. Eva Rose A. Bugaling
Law Librarian
Saint Mary's University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Miss Dolores Ricardo
Isabela State University

P.I.O:
Mrs. Ma. Julieta S. Bautista
Library Secretary
Saint Mary's University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Liaison Officer:
Mrs. Febie G. Lanzuela
Librarian
Saint Mary's University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Conference Chair:
Mr. David A. Cabonero
Periodicals Librarian
Saint Mary's University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

2008 PLAI-Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council Officers

Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.
Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council

Region 02 Council Headquarter: Nueva Vizcaya

CVRLC Office: Saint Mary's University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

2008 Elected Officers

President: Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban, Director of Libraries
Saint Mary's University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Vice-President: Mrs. Rosario M. Dionisio, Director of Libraries
University of La Salette, Santiago City, Isabela

Secretary: Miss Evelyn J. Rizardo, High School Librarian
Saint Mary's University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Treasurer: Miss Dolores M. Ricardo, College Librarian
Isabela State University, Roxas, Isabela

Member: Miss Melba L. Baldonado, College Librarian
Quirino State College, Diffun, Quirino

Member: Mr. Ronald Allan T. Bautista, College Librarian
Mallig Plains Colleges, Inc., Mallig, Isabela

Member: Miss Elvira A. Zingapan, College Librarian
Medical College of Northern Philippines, PeƱablanca, Tuguegarao City

Chapter Board of Trustee: Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban
Saint Mary's University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

House of Delegates: Mr. David A. Cabonero, Periodicals Librarian
Saint Mary's University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

PLAI-CVRLC NOMELEC OFFICERS

Chair: Mrs. Fely C. Baliton, Academic Librarian
Saint Mary's University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Vice-Chair: Mrs. Cynthia G. Banzuela, School Librarian
Cagayan National High School, Tuguegarao City

Member: Mr. Romeo Ong-ongawan, Chief Librarian
Lyceum of Aparri, Aparri, Cagayan

Mr. Ronel Vergara, Chief Librarian
Saint Ferdinand College, Ilagan, Isabela

Date of Election: September 5, 2007
Time of Election: 4:00 P.M.
Venue of Election: Graduate School Library, Nueva Vizcaya State University

Congratulations!!!

First PLAI-CVRLC Forum

The theme of the Forum was "Effective and Efficient Marketing of Library Resources and Services." The activity was held last Sept. 5, 2007 at NVSU Mini Theater, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. The generous resource speakers were: 1) Mrs. Fe E. Abelardo, Chief of Reference Division (The National Library); 2) Mrs. Susima L. Gonzales, Former Chairman of the Board for Librarians and PLAI President; and 3) Dr. Cristina G. Gallato, SMU Dean of School of Business. The panelists were: 1) Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban; 2) Mrs. Rosario M. Dionisio; and 3) Mrs. Febie G. Lanzuela.


It was attended by 80 participants; 3 panelists; and 3 speakers. The participants were: 11 librarians from Cagayan; 6 librarians from Ifugao; 12 librarians from Isabela; 1 librarian from Quirino; 28 librarians from Nueva Vizcaya; and 25 library and information science students from Saint Mary's University and University of La Salette.




The Organizers would like to commend the Library Staff of Nueva Vizcaya State University under the leadership of Mrs. Fe A. Gacayan, NVSU Director of Libraries, for their full support; SMU Library Staff for their invaluable help; the NVSU Administrators for the free accommodation; and the PLAI President, Mrs. Susima L. Gonzales, for her great contribution.

The Conference Chair

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program at Saint Mary's University

RATIONALE
The MLIS program provides library administrators in all levels of education and in different types of libraries and information centers in the government and private agencies the professional competence and managerial skills to lead and manage their libraries more efficiently and effectively within the context of national development.


OBJECTIVES
1. Update the librarians with recent trends and developments in Library and Information Science;
2. Equip the librarians with advanced knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in selecting, organizing, and disseminating information;
3. prepare the librarians to be locally and globally competitive; and
4. produce efficient and effective library managers.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The program is open to all graduates in any field who are interested to become professional librarians and/or information professionals.

An Applicant must:
1. have taken the SMU Institutional Graduate Admission/Placement Test
2. have 2-3 recommendations from former professors or current employer.


THE FACULTY

DR. MOISES ALEXANDER T. ASUNCION:
Ph.D. Sc. Ed-Mathematics (UP, 1996);

MRS. ANABELLE T. CABONERO:
MA-Library Science (CEU, 2003)

MR. DAVID A. CABONERO:
MA-Library Science (CEU, 2004)

DR. ENRIQUE T. CAYABAN
Ed.D.-Educational Management (SMU, 2002)
MA-Library Science (UST, 1982)

DR. BONIFACIO V. RAMOS
MAED-Library Science (PNC, 1975)
Ed.D.-Educational Management (SMC, 1983)

DR. ELLA B. TUMANENG
Ph.D.-DevEd (UST, 1984)

THE CURRICULA

A. MASTER OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (WITH THESIS)

B. MASTER OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (NON-THESIS)

SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS

1. Master's degree entrance scholarship is given to Cum laude, Magna cum laude, and Summa cum laude graduates (or the equivalent).

The scholarship may be renewed if the students carries a minimum of six (6) units per semester and in the previous term, obtained a weighted average grade of 1.5 in the master's program and 1.25 in the doctoral program.

An academic scholarship may also be granted to a student even if s/he has not been an entrance scholar but s/he meets the above requirements.

2. Priveleges to Teachers for master's degree studies.

2.1. Fifty percent (50%) tuition fee discount to:

SMU teacher education graduates teaching in Catholic schools in Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Ifugao, and Isabela

Students of MAED-Religious Education

2.2. Twenty-five percent (25%) tuition fee discount to:

SMU teacher education graduates teaching in non-Catholic or government schools.

Non-SMU teacher education graduates teaching in Catholic schools.

For more information, please contact:

ELLA B. TUMANENG, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Head, School of Education
Rm101a, 1st/F Administration Building
Tel. (078) 321-2221 loc. 222

MOISES ALEXANDER T. ASUNCION, Ph. D.
Dean, School of Education
A-201a, 2nd/F Administration Building
Tel. (078) 321-2221 loc. 128


GRADUATE PROGRAM FEES

TUITION FEE (per unit)
Masteral P 298.00

MISCELLANEOUS FEES (per semester)
Registration 538.00
Library 550.00
Audiovisual fee 100.00
Internet fee 250.00
Graduate School Journal 250.00
Total miscellaneous fees 1,688.00

THESIS WRITING FEE
Thesis Proposal
Adviser 2,000.00
Panel Members (3 @ P 1,000.00) 3,000.00
Recorder 200.00
School Overhead 550.00
Total Thesis Proposal Fee 5,750.00

Oral Defense Fee
Adviser 3,500.00
Panel Members (3 @ P 1,000.00) 3,600.00
Recorder 200.00
School Overhead 500.00
Total Oral Defense Fee 7,800.00

TOTAL THESIS WRITING FEE 13,550.00