Saturday, March 29, 2008

Multimedia Multicultural Children's Literature Association of the Philippines, Inc. goes to Nueva Vizcaya

On April 4, 2008, the Multimedia Multicultural Children's Literature Association of the Philippines, Inc. (MMCLAPI) will be coming to Nueva Vizcaya for an outreach activity. This is activity is in connection with the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.-Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council, Saint Mary's University particularly the Kalinga Center and University Library, and the Nueva Vizcaya Librarians Association, Inc.

There will be giving of books to children, puppet shows, etc. The recipient of this outreach program of MMCLAPI is the "Munting Paaralan" of Saint Mary's University consisting of indigent children. Librarians in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya are also invited to join the said activity.

The people behinf this activity are Mrs. Fe Abelardo, Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban, and Dr. Isabelita Rabec.

To MMCLAPI, welcome to Nueva Vizcaya!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

2008 Librarians Licensure Examination (LLE)

The 2008 Librarians Licensure Examination will be held on November 11 & 12, 2008 in Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi and Zamboanga. Deadline for submission of requirements is October 22, 2008.

PRC Requirements:
1. Original and photo/xerox copies of Transcript of Records with Special Order and Date of Graduation with SCANNED PICTURES AND WITH REMARKS “FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY”. View Res.2004-200. .(Graduates of government schools and institutions/programs accredited by recognized accrediting agencies under the FAAP are exempted from SO [B]) . Graduates of New Schools/Degree/Programs must submit School Recognition and/or Permit to Operate.

2. Original and photo/xerox copy of NSO-issued of Birth Certificate (in NSO security paper; if NSO copy not very clear, bring copy from local civil registrar)

3. Four (4) passport size colored pictures with complete name tag in white background

4. Current Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)

5. Original and photo/xerox copies of NSO-issued Marriage Contract in NSO security paper (for married female only;if NSO copy not very clear, bring copy from local civil registrar)

6. Other specific requirements as required by the Commission and/or the Professional Regulatory Board.

After Filing your Application

* Secure a copy of the Program of Examination from the Application Division or Customer Service Center. (This is FREE)
* Your school / building assignment will be posted one or two days before the first day of the examination.
* Visit your school/building assignment for environment and transport familiarization.

What to Bring on Examination Days?
* Notice of Admission
* Application Stub
* PRC Official Receipt
* Two or more pencils (No.2)
* Ballpens with BLACK INK ONLY
* One (1) piece Metered-Stamp Window Envelope
* One (1) piece Long Brown Envelope
* One (1) piece Long Transparent (non -colored) Plastic Envelope (to keep above items)

What to Wear on Examination Days

* MALE - white polo shirt or T-shirt (tucked-in)
* FEMALE – white blouse or T-shirt

General Instructions To Examinees

* Report to the Test Center before 6:30 a.m. on the first day of examination to verify your room and seat numbers.
* Late examinees will not be admitted.
* Attend to your personal needs before the start of examination in every subject. No examinee will be allowed to go out of the examination room while the examination is in progress.
* Always put your answer sheet on top of the armchair while taking the examination.
* Stop answering the test questions at the end of the time alloted for the subject. Arrange your test papers as follows:
1. Notice of Admission;
2. Answer Sheet; and
3. Test Questionnaire

* Do not leave the room until
1. your answer sheet and test question set are received by the room watchers,
2. you have signed, indicated the time and set ( A or B ) on the Examinees Record of Attendance, and
3. the lower portion of your Notice of Admission (Certification on the Receipt of Test Papers) is signed by the Room Watchers and returned to you.


Friday, March 7, 2008

Forum on Women Wellness and Medical Services on March 11, 2008

The National Library and the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Philippine Sport for ALL Association International

cordially invite you

to the

Forum on Women Wellness And Medical Services

The National Library, 3rd Floor Library
T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita Manila

March 11, 2008, Tuesday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Part 1

Opening Program
National Anthem
The National Library Choir

Welcome Remarks/Introduction of the Participants
Mrs. Prudenciana C. Cruz, Director of The National Library

Introduction of Resource Persons and Members of the Medical Team
Prof. Ma. Josefina V. Bauzon

Orientation on the Mechanics of the Forum
Ms. Susima L. Gonzales


Nutrition and Exercise for a Healthy Lifestyle by Prof. Susan Mercado, PLM
Women Cancer – Prevention and Cure by Philippine Cancer Society
Minerals for Health by Mr. Johnny Khonghung
Lecture for the Elderly by Dr. Cyril R. Valencia
Move More to Live More: Growing Old Gracefully by Dr. Lydia Buendia

Part III Open Forum

Medical Services

Random Blood Sugar
Cholesterol Test, Blood Typing
Bone Scanning

Self-Breast Examination
Pap Smear

Fe E. Belardo
Chair, gender and Development
Master of Ceremonies

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Ang Laybraryan ng Kasalukuyang Panahon (Ikalawang Bahagi ng Isang Serye) Ni Roderick B. Ramos

Ang mga bagong panukala ay kailangang ipamalas pagkatapos makaranas ng mga pagbabago. (Garcia, 2006) Mula sa isang pamantayang sosyal hangggang maging kasanayan, "ang pagsalin ng inobasyon at teknolohiya ay nagdulot ng panibagong pakikibahagi ang laybraryan higit bilang tagapaghatid o tagapamagitan ng impormasyon. Ito ay bunga ng pagiging MALIKHAIN, pagkakaroon ng malalim na PAGNANAIS kaakibat ang angking IMAHINASYON at kakayahang MAKIPAGSAPALARAN o MAGBAGO ay ilan lamang sa mga personal na umuudyok sa isang laybraryan upang hanapin ang sarili at magtagumpay. Naniniwala ang pangkasalukyang laybraryan
sa sinabi ni Edward de Bono, "sinuman ang nabubuhay sa nakaraan, siya ay walang kinabukasan. "

Ang laybraryan, upang mapabilang, umasam at higit sa lahat, makabuo ng pagbabago ay kinakailangang matuto paano makaalam kaalinsabay nito ang pagkatuto sa pagbabago na kinakailangan maganap sa mga aklatan. (Garcia, 2006) Ito ay pinapatotohanan ng laybraryan mismo sa pagbuo ng mga mabubuti at karaniwang palakad at pinakamahusay na mga kasanayan sa bawat layuning natuklasan mula sa teknolohiya na kanyang
ginagamit upang ang sobrang paggastos ay maiwasan, magkaroon ng tamang pamumuhunan sa oras, at maragdagan ang kahusayan at kakayahan sa paggawa.

Kinakailangan at isang katotohanan na malaki ang nagagawa para sa mga aklatan ang pagpapaalam sa komunidad ng anumang serbisyo na mayroon ang mga ito. Inilalagay nito sa isipan ng balana na ang aklatan ay puntahan o lugar para sa impormasyon at matutulungan sila na maunawaan ang iba pang maaaring tangkilikin mula dito. (Arlante, 2006)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

PLAI-NCR Search for Outstanding Professional of the Year 2008

Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI)
National Capital Region Librarians Council (NCRLC)

February 15,2008

Dear Colleagues:

The Professional Regulation Commission will observe its Anniversary
Celebration on the third week of June, 2008. One of the highlights
of this activity is the conferment of the "Outstanding Professional
of the Year" to give recognition to the achievements and services of
professionals who excelled in their respective fields of endeavor
during the past year or entire career.

In this regard, the PLAI – National Capital Region Librarians
Council is now accepting nominations from professional library
associations in the NCR. The nominees shall be screened by PLAI-NCR
and only one (1) candidate shall be endorsed to the Philippine
Librarians Associations, Inc. to compete with nominees from other
Librarians' Associations nationwide. The most qualified candidate
shall then be the recipient of the Outstanding Professional of the
Year in the field of Library and Information Science.

In view thereof, associations are hereby requested to submit the
Curriculum Vitae of their nominees to the PLAI- NCR Librarians
Council, TNL, Ermita, Manila , on or before 22 February 2008.
Initial screening shall be conducted on 25 February 2008.

Your immediate action on the matter will be highly appreciated.

For the Chairman, PLAI-NCR Librarians Council:


Chair, Committee on Awards

PAARL Wiki by Fe Angela Verzosa

PAARLWiki is intended to be a hybrid book, not just a wiki,
presenting articles and case studies on Philippine
librarianship, Libraries in the Philippines, Library standards for
Philippine libraries, Outstanding Filipino Librarians,
Library Organizations in the Philippines, and related subjects. I
have invited Ms. Corazon Nera, Dr. Nora Claravall, Vernon Totanes, and
Rene Manlangit, to join the project as my collaborators, to edit
pages, upload files, and join in our discussions. I have already
uploaded some files and images, created links, etc. and I hope you'll
join us too by making suggestions, sending files and links to upload
and so on, making this a first ever Library 2.0 initiative of PAARL!

Forum on Women Wellness and Medical Services

The National Library (TNL)and Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.
(PLAI) in cooperation with Philippine Sport for All Association
International cordially invite you to the FORUM ON WOMEN WELLNESS AND
MEDICAL SERVICES to be held at the National Library, 3rd Floor Lobby,
T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila, March 11, 2008, Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.

Registration is FREE.

See you all.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

107th Anniversary of the National Library of the Philippines

THE National Library of the Philippines originated from the American Circulating Library of Manila established as a memorial to the American officers and soldiers who lost their lives in the service of their country in the Philippines and as a source of instruction and profitable entertainment for all residents of Manila. Early in 1901, the Board of Trustees of the American Circulating Library donated the library’s collection to the Government of the Philippines. The Philippine Commission passed Act No. 96 on March 5, 1901, officially accepting the donation and established the first public library in the country – the National Library of the Philippines.

Succeeding years saw the growth of the National Library of the Philippines. Through Act No. 2572, passed on January 31, 1918, it was merged with two other government agencies – the Executive Bureau’s Division of Archives, Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks and the Law Library of the Philippine Assembly – and became known as the Philippine Library and Museums. Act No. 3477, passed on December 7, 1928, created the National Library and the National Museum as two separate government agencies. In 1947, Executive Order No. 94 renamed the National Library as Bureau of Public Libraries. Then under Republic Act No. 3873, passed on June 18, 1964, the Bureau of Public Libraries was renamed the National Library of the Philippines.

Since its establishment, the National Library of the Philippines has embarked on the acquisition of various private collections through donations and purchases. Today, the National Library has almost a million volumes of books, monographs, newspapers, and picture collections. Many of these tomes are priceless and irreplaceable.

Housed in the National Library of the Philippines are the following valuable collections: The President Manuel L. Quezon Papers, the President Manuel A. Roxas Papers, the Julian Cruz Balmaceda Collection, the Lope K. Santos Collection, the General Carlos P. Romulo Memorabilia, the Philippine Revolutionary Papers (1892-1906), rare Philippine newspapers and magazines such as El Indio Agraviado, La Lectura Popular, El Renacimiento, Muling Pagsilang, El Crito del Pueblo, El Heraldo de la Revolucion, and La Independencia. The "crown jewels’’ of the National Library are the Dr. Jose P. Rizal manuscripts, notably the original manuscripts of the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.

We congratulate the National Library of the Philippines headed by Director Prudenciana C. Cruz, its Officers and Employees on the observance of its 107th Anniversary. We wish them success in all their endeavors.

Source: Manila Bulletin, March 5, 2008.


you are invited...

Philippine Librarians Associations, Inc. (PLAI)
in cooperation with the
Religious of the Virgin Mary Education Ministry Commission
will be conducting a Seminar-Workshop



Technological Implementation in Philippine Libraries: Issues and Concerns

Prof. Salvacion M. Arlante
University of the Philippines

Popular Websites in Information Search and Discovery
Prof.Ed Quiros
The National Library

Enhancing Research through the Philippine e-Lib
Dir. Prudenciana C. Cruz

Challenges of Librarians and Information Specialist
Dr. Marianita D. Dablio

April 3-4, 2008
Lourdes College, Cagayan de Oro City

*with mini-Bookfair, Freebies and evening fellowship

for more information:

Myrna F. Acedera
CDO Public Library

Myrna C. Halim

Claudette V. Albano
Xavier University

Rosalina R. Yambao
Lourdes College

Lourdes S. Onate
Xavier University

"Uplift our PROFESSION.. ." -up flipp (UP SLIS)

Carlos Lagrosas Eclevia, Jr.
Solutions Specialist

CE-LOGiC (affiliate of C&E Publishing, Inc.)
154 Pabayo corner, Gomez St., Cagayan de Oro City
carlos.eclevia@ cebookshop. com
clejwwjd67@yahoo. com

Forum on Work, Attitudes, Values and Effectiveness on April 18, 2008

Dear Collegues:

Greetings of Peace!

The Librarians' Association of Batangas (LAB) invites you to a Forum and General Assembly on April 18, 2008 from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at De La Salle Lipa, Lipa City, Batangas. The forum is entitled " Work, Attitudes, Values and Effectiveness (W.A.V.E.) in the Library Workplace" to be presented by Mr. Arnold Capuloy, Director for Linkages and International Relations of De La Salle Lipa as guest speaker.

The registration will start at 7:00a.m. with a fee of Php300.00 to cover snacks, lunch, kit and certificate. Kindly confirm your attendace on or before April 14, 2008, Monday so we can make necessary reseravtions.

For confirmation/ reservation please contact any of the following:

Lilian C. Rabino /De La Salle Lipa
09198542534, (043) 756-5555 loc 230, lilian.rabino@ ph

Rosita V. Masangkay /Batangas Provincial Library
09194606603, rose.lib06@yahoo. com

Cristeta D. Villena / RTC Library
09208361212, tita_villena@ ph

Edna F. Popan / FAITH
09198790182 / (043) 778-0656 ednapopan@yahoo. com

Thank you very much.

In Christ,

LAB President

International Conference on Information Access on July 23-25, 2008

Dear Colleague:

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. and its National Capital
Region Librarians Council in cooperation with the International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions / Committee on
Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (IFLA-FAIFE)
cordially invite you to attend the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
Garden Suites, 1158 A. Mabini St., Ermita, Manila on July 23-25, 2008.

The conference aims to:

1. inform participants on what the IFLA-FAIFE Internet Manifesto is
all about;
2. discuss the relationships among freedom to access to information,
the Internet and Libraries and Information Services;
3. discuss barriers to the flow of information and how these barriers
can be removed;
4. discuss strategies, policies, and plans that implement the
principles expressed in the Internet Manifesto;
5. discuss current policies and practices of Philippine Internet use.

Towards these ends, we have lined up interesting topics to be
discussed by experts in the field including concerned IFLA-FAIFE
officials. We have also invited local experts to talk about policies
on Internet use in libraries in the Philippines.

Conference fee is Ph4,000.00 to cover snacks, lunches, conference kit
and papers, and certificates. Interested parties are requested to
contact the following for reservations.

Name E-mail Address Tel. No.
Lily F. Echiverri lily.echiverri@ 9292180; 9205514
Jocelyn L. Ladlad ladladj@dlsu. 5244611 loc. 602/ 265
Fe E. Abelardo feabelardo@yahoo. com 5250926
Belen M. Vibar ph 6370912 to 26 loc. 229
Marlo C. Chavez caslib@sanbeda. 7356011 loc. 6135
Marilou Estillore lou_baby28@yahoo. com 5259401
Thelma S. Kim 074-3044673
Nora J. Claravall nora04claravall@

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Very truly yours,

Chair, Conference Committee



Chairperson, NCRLC

Seminar-Workshop on Archives Management on March 26-28, 2008

Dear Sir/Madam:


The South Manila Inter-Institutional Consortium (SMI-IC) comprised of
twelve (12) member academic libraries along Taft Avenue, Manila is
pleased to invite you to a Seminar-Workshop on Archives Management:
Principles and Techniques, to be held on March 26-28, 2008, at the
College of Public Health Auditorium, UP Manila, Pedro Gil St.,
Ermita, Manila.

The objectives of the seminar are as follows: (1) to have a greater
understanding of the role of archives in fulfilling the mission of an
institution; (2) to introduce basic archival principles and
techniques which will guide the librarians/archivists/information
professionals in establishing their respective institutional
archives, particularly on the organization and arrangement of
archival materials; (3) to enable participants to develop and
implement an archival collection development program

A seminar fee of Php3, 000.00 to cover registration fee, conference
meals and snacks, seminar kits & handouts, and certificate of
participation will be charged to the participants.

For inquiries/reservati on please contact any of the following:

Erlinda B. Gonzalez
Adamson University
Telefax : 524-8038; 524-2011 loc. 131; Mobile Phone: 0906-4796345
Email: ebgonzalez@. ..

Ana Maria B. Fresnido
De La Salle University-Manila
Telefax.: 524-8835 ; 536-0244
Mobile Phone: 0918-7172959
Email: fresnidoa@.. .

Rowena R. Pascual
Philippine Christian University
Tel. No.: 523-2186; 524-6671 loc.111
Mobile Phone: 0921-4644358
Email: rwnpscl@...

Maria A. Orendain
Philippine Normal University
Tel No.: 302-7717

Marilou B. Salting
Saint Paul University-Manila
Tel No.: 524-5687 loc. 220
Mobile Phone: 0927-3299811
Email: mhallous@...

Simeona C. Delfin
St. Scholastica' s College-Manila
Tel: 524-7686 loc. 252
Mobile Phone: 0906-2271615

Celedonia Cayaban
De La Salle – College of St. Benilde
Tel No.: 526-7741 loc. 133

Gloria E. Ruzgal
Emilio Aguinaldo College
Tel No.: 521-2710 loc. 5355
Mobile Phone: 0916-2319481
Email: angelo_ray92090@ ...

Corazon M. Nera
Lyceum of the Philippines University
Tel: 527-8251 loc. 129
Email: cmnera@...

Dionisia M. Angeles
Philippine Women's University
Tel: 339-2589
Mobile Phone: 0917-8718815

Olga Ong
Technological University of the Philippines

Theresa P. Dugenia
University of the Philippines- Manila
Tel No.:526-4253; 526-5847

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Ana Maria B. Fresnido
Chair, Committee of Librarians

Monday, March 3, 2008

PAARL Membership Identification Card


On March 6, 2008, PAARL will launch its first Membership Identification Card in partnership with Bridges/Goodwill Bookstore. We are inviting all bonafide members who have already paid their membership dues for 2008 to avail of this privilege and enjoy the exciting benefits we offered. New memberships and renewals will also be accepted during this event. The launching and signing of Memorandum of Agreement between PAARL and Bridges/Goodwill Bookstore will take place immediately after the Forum on Love: the foundational virtue of Service and Commitment.

See you all there!

PAARL Officers