Wednesday, April 30, 2008

List of Licensed Librarians in Region 02

Updated As of April 2008
Note: For any changes, please email:


Cagayan Colleges Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Maguddayao, Ma. Rizalina P
Sernande, Veneranda Cauilan

Cagayan National High School
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Addatu, Vicky Norberte
Balibao, Aida A
Banzuela, Cynthia Gallardo

Cagayan Provincial Library
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Binarao, Petra T. , Licensed #: 1556

Cagayan State University-Tuguegarao City
Carig, Tuguegarao City
Cabaddu, Ma. Benita Carino

Cagayan State University-Law Library
Carig, Tuguegarao City
Jayme, Catherine Alonzo

Cagayan State University-Lallo
Sta. Maria, Lallo, Cagayan
Daguro, Melisen L.

Cagayan State University-Piat
Piat, Cagayan
Catabian, Zenaida G., Licensed #: 1944

Cagayan State University-Sanchez Mira
Sanchez Mira, Cagayan
Bagasin, Mamerta M.
Licensed #: 2589

Claveria Rural and Vocational School
Claveria, Cagayan
Castillo, Ester P., Licensed #: 1319

Claveria School of Arts & Trade
Claveria, Cagayan
Solmayor, Yolanda B., Licensed #: 1820

F.L. Vargas College-Abulug
Abulug, Cagayan
Berbano, Scarlet R
Salud, Antonette S

F.L. Vargas College-Tuguegarao City
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Francisco, Jane Piggingon
Tamacay, Dahlia C., Licensed #: 2558

Lyceum of Aparri
Aparri, Cagayan

Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines
Pamplona, Cagayan
Zinggapan, Elvira Api

Regional Trial Court
Aparri, Cagayan
Baquiran, Miriam Jane A., Licensed #: 2712

Saint Paul University Philippines
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Cruz, Encarnacion, Licensed #:2472
Tamacay, Joan

STI College-Tuguegarao City
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Salmo, Jovelyn P.

Tuao Vocational and Technical School
Tuao, Cagayan
Blas, Caridad C., Licensed #: 1174

University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Balao, Erlinda Rivera, Licensed #; 2252
Bayawa, Myrna Aguida D., Licensed #: 1581
Pinto, Michael


Isabela State University-Angadanan
Angadanan, Isabela
Babaran, Erlinda Junio

Isabela State University-Cabagan
Cabagan, Isabela
Becerral, Linda M., Licensed#: 588
Vinasoy, Grace P.

Isabela State University-Cauayan
Cauayan, Isabela
Agtunong, Hyacinth
Medrano, Maria G., Licensed #: 2574

Isabela State University-Echague
San Fabian, Echague, Isabela
Concordia, Merelisa
Fuerte, Gloria A., Licensed #: 3091
Lumaban, Ruby A
Pelagio, Leticia B., Licensed #: 3139
Ramos, Merelisa B., Licensed #: 3174

Isabela State University-Ilagan
Ilagan, Isabela
Cid, Matea Parcasio

Isabela State University-Roxas
Roxas, Isabela
Mendoza, Evelyn D., Licensed #: 1925
Ricardo, Dolores Mercado

Isabela State University-San Mariano
San Mariano, Isabela
Anciano, Ellen G.

Isabela State University-San Mateo
San Mateo, Isabela
Dela Cruz, Betsie M.

Mallig Plains Colleges
Mallig, Isabela
Bautista, Ronald Allan Toledo

Northeastern College
Santiago City, Isabela
Dela Cruz, Myrna M
Guieb, Vickylyn Aban
Reconsal, Frenenicia Lontoc, Licensed #: 3854

Our Lady of the Pillar College
Cauayan City, Isabela
Abuan, Junes S.
Lozano, Myrna R., Licensed #: 3855
Macarubbo, Myrna Lozano
Ramos, Elizer Fortes

Patria Sable College
Santiago City, Isabela
Tamargo, Liza M.
Licensed #: 4620

Philippine Normal University-Isabela
Alicia, Isabela
Dayawon, Jr., Franklin R.

Saint Ferdinand College
Cabagan, Isabela
Espiritu, Mary Ann A., Licenced #: 2419
Frejas, Dominica Tomines

Saint Ferdinand College
Ilagan, Isabela
Domingo, Monina Nympha C
Plata, Ma. Bernadeth Castillejo
Vergara, Ronel Villanueva

San Mateo Vocational and Industrial High School
San Mateo, Isabela
Samiling, Agustina L., Licensed #: 1576

University of La Salette
Santiago City, Isabela
Briones, Gloria Ragasa
Dionisio, Rosario Mariano
Ebersole, Mercedes N., Licensed #: 2666
Enriquez, Zoilo Jr. C., Licensed #: 2442
Rigor, Rosario, Bayawa, Licensed #: 2706


Aldersgate College
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
Bilwag, Victoriana L

Diadi National High School
Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya
Angeles, Gemma P.

Eastern Luzon Colleges
Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
Mayrena, Liezl B.

Kongkong Valley National High School
Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya
Canayan, Leonida H., Licensed #: 3206

Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School
Arriola, Josephine Romero

Nueva Vizcaya State University-Bambang
Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
Natura, Noralyn Manzano
Talingdan, Edna Alegria

Nueva Vizcaya State University-Bayombong
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Corpuz, Demetria Alcantara
Fronda, Emma Ruth
Gacayan, Fe Aggabao
Palis, Juvy Belaras
Ponce, Geraldine Mendez
Ramel, Juanita V.
Tunac, Julita Acob

PLT College
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Aquino, Ma. Ana Logan

Saint Mary's University, University Library
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Baliton, Fely Cailin
Baquiran, Catherine Danguilan
Cabonero, Anabelle Tabianan
Cabonero, David Abello
Cayaban, Enrique Talingdan
Lanzuela, Febie Galapon
Lucquiao, Marjorie Mago
Rizardo, Evelyn Julian

Saint Mary's University, Grade School Library
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Soliven, Anivel Laureta
PLAI OR# 8817

Saint Mary's University, High School Library
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Balot, Marivic Sansano

Saint Mary's University, Law Library
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Bugaling, Eva Rose A


Quirino Polytechnic College
Cabarroguiz, Quirino
Ramon, Vilma Bumidang

Quirino State College
Diffun, Quirino
Baldonado, Melba Lopez
Gapuz, Virginia O., Licensed #: 2081

Non-Practicing Licensed Librarians

Karganilla, Olivia A., Licensed #: 2752 ISU-Echague

Nueva Vizcaya
Balallo, Elmar - Quezon National High School
Gauuan, Rodelio - Saint Mary's University
Ramos, Bonifacio - Saint Mary's University
Serquina, Lourdes V., Licensed #: 225

Librarians from Region 02 Working or Residing in Other Countries
Palparan, Marites
Salvador, Bernadette

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

2008 UP-SLIS Review Program for Librarians



The U.P. School of Library and Information Studies, Diliman, Quezon City, announces the offering of review classes for librarians who will take the Licensure Examination for librarians to be given on November 11 and 12, 2008. The review program will be as follows:

1st - August 10 to October 26, 2008 (12 Sundays)
2nd - October 18-29, 2008 - Intensive (12 days)

The reviewers are teachers of library science and practicing librarians from academic, public, special and school libraries who are experts in their respective fields.

Interested parties are requested to place their reservations early. The number of reviewees to be accepted is limited to 100, on a first come, first served basis.

Registration fee for the 12 Sundays and Intensive Review is Php 3,700.00 excluding food.

For reservations and further information, please call:

981-85-00 locals 2869/2870/2871 or,
e-mail: (txt or call CP# 022-47-78 - josie); or write to:

The Chairman
Attn: SLIS Continuing Education Committee
School of Library and Information Studies
University of the Philippines Diliman
3/F Gonzales Hall, Diliman, Quezon City

Please log-in to the ILIS WEBSITE: WWW.UPSLIS.INFO

Note: This communication letter came from the Office of UP-SLIS. The communication contains error such as this: 1st - August 10 to October 26, 2007 (12 Sundays)
2nd - October 18-29, 2007 - Intensive (12 days). The moderator presumed that the year is 2008 not 2007.

Monday, April 28, 2008

2008 Paid PLAI-CVRLC Members

The following are the 2008 Paid PLAI Members as of April 2008:


Cagayan State University
Gonzaga, Cagayan
1. Villanueva, Juliet Daquioag
PLAI OR# 10703

F.L. Vargas College-Abulug
Abulug, Cagayan
2. Salud, Antonette S
PLAI OR# 10705

F.L. Vargas College-Tuguegarao City
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
3. Francisco, Jane Piggingon
PLAI OR# 10704

Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines
Pamplona, Cagayan
4. Zinggapan, Elvira
PLAI OR# 10715


Isabela State University-Angadanan
Angadanan, Isabela
5. Babaran, Erlinda
PLAI OR# 10701

Isabela State University-Ilagan
Ilagan, Isabela
6. Cid, Matea P.
PLAI OR# 10702

Isabela State University-Roxas
Roxas, Isabela
7. Ricardo, Dolores
Lifetime Member

Isabela State University-San Mariano
San Mariano, Isabela
8. Anciano, Ellen G.
PLAI OR# 10710

Saint Ferdinand College
Cabagan, Isabela
9. Frejas, Dominica Tomines
2007 Board Passer PLAI OR c/o PLAI National

University of La Salette
Santiago City, Isabela
10. Dionisio, Rosario M.
Lifetime Member


Aldersgate College
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
11. Bilwag, Victoriana L
PLAI OR# 10712

Diadi National High School
Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya
12. Angeles, Gemma P.
PLAI OR# 10713

Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School
13. Arriola, Josephine
Lifetime Member

Nueva Vizcaya State University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
14. Fronda, Emma Ruth
PLAI OR# 10714

15. Gacayan, Fe A.
Lifetime Member

16. Ramel, Juanita V.
Lifetime Member

17. Tunac, Julita A.
Lifetime Member

Saint Mary's University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
18. Baliton, Fely Cailin
PLAI OR# 8902

19. Baquiran, Catherine D.
PLAI OR# 8816

20. Cabonero, Anabelle T
PLAI OR# 8903

21. Cabonero, David A.
PLAI OR# 8818

22. Cayaban, Enrique T.
PLAI OR# 8812

23. Lanzuela, Febie G.
PLAI OR# 8814

24. Lucquiao, Marjorie M.
PLAI OR# 8904

25. Rizardo, Evelyn J.
PLAI OR# 8904

Saint Mary's University
Grade School Library
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
26. Soliven, Anivel L
PLAI OR# 8817

Saint Mary's University
High School Library
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
27. Balot, Marivic S.
PLAI OR# 8815

Saint Mary's University
Law Library
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
28. Bugaling, Eva Rose A
PLAI OR# 8813


Quirino State College
Diffun, Quirino
29. Baldonado, Melba L.
PLAI OR# 10711


Apayao State College, Conner, Apayao
1. Dela Cruz, Jane L.
PLAI OR # 10709

2. Dela Cruz, Lolita L.
PLAI OR # 10708


Kalinga State College, Kalinga, Apayao
1. Cabello, Eva D
PLAI OR # 10707

2. Oman, Nelly S.
PLAI OR # 10706

Please pay your annual membership fee (P 200.00) to any of the following:

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

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

Mrs. Cynthia G. Banzuela
High School Librarian
Cagayan National High School
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

Note: PLAI-CVRLC can collect membership fee for the PLAI-CAR since Kalinga Province is adjacent to the Headquarter of PLAI-CVRLC. Collected membership fee (for PLAI-CAR) will be submitted to PLAI National and PLAI National will collect P 100.00 and submit the remaining P 100.00 to PLAI-CAR.

PLAI-NCR Conference on July 23-25, 2008

Dear Sir/Madam:

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. and its National Capital Region Librarians Council (PLAI-NCR) 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 Conference on "INFORMATION ACCESS: INTERNET AND LIBRARIES" to be held at the City Garden Suites located at 1158 A. Mabini Street, Ermita, Manila, Philippines on July 23-25, 2008.

The Conference aims to: update participants on IFLA activities and plans; discuss the provisions of the Internet Manifesto and the strategies on how to implement; identify barriers to the flow of information and ways of overcoming; and underscore the role of libraries in promoting free access to information and freedom of expression through the Internet.

Toward these ends, we have lined up interesting topics to be discussed by foreign and local experts in the field, including concerned IFLA-Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) officials, namely, Prof. Paul Sturges, Chair, Dr. Barbara M. Jones, Secretary, and Ms. Loida Garcia-Febo, Member. Other invited speakers are Hon. Adel A. Tamano, President, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and Prof. Antonio M. Santos, Law Librarian and Professorial Lecturer, U.P. College of Law and School of Library and Information Studies.

Conference fee is P3,700.00 to cover snacks, lunches, conference kit and papers, and certificates. Payments may be made in cash or check payable to PLAI-NCR. Interested parties are requested to contact the following for reservations:

Lily Echiverri,, 9292180; 92055145 loc. 301;
Jo Ladlad,, 5244611-21 loc. 602/265;
Fe Abelardo,, 5250926;
Belen Vibar,, 6370912 to 26 loc. 229;
Tess Hernandez,, 7359406;
Nora Claravall,, 09278417048.

Thank you.

Very truly yours,

Vice-Chairperson, NCRLC
Chair, Conference Committee

Noted :

President, PLAI

Chairperson, NCRLC

SMU Student Librarians / LWSO Homecoming on December 2008

To All former Saint Mary's University(SMU) Student Librarians or Library Working Scholars:

The SMU Director of Libraries and his staff is planning to come up with Student Librarians/ Library Working Scholars Grand Homecoming which will be held at Saint Mary's University Library on December 8 2008 (Tentative date).

For confirmation, suggestions and comments, please feel free to communicate with:

Miss Evelyn J. Rizardo (email: or

Mr. David A. Cabonero (email:

We are looking forward to your positive response.

SMU Library Staff

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Resolution No.____
Series of 2006


WHEREAS, Sec. 3 (a), Article I of R.A. No. 9246 known as the "Philippine Librarianship Act of 2003" states that the "Act shall govern national examination for licensure, registration of librarians, issuance of Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Card".

WHEREAS, Sec. 8 (k), Article II of the same Act vested upon the Board "to prepare, adopt, issue or amend the syllabi or terms of specification of subjects for the librarian licensure examination consistent with the policies and standards set by the CHED"

WHEREAS, Sec. 16, Article III of the same Act specifies the scope of the examination and authorizes the Board "to modify or add to the subjects covered in the examination as the needs and demands in the library profession may require".

WHEREAS, the Board resolved to assign and revise the percentage weights for the subjects listed in Sec.16, Article III of R.A. 9246 in Resolution No. 06, Series of 2004 approved by the Commission on 28th day of September 2004.
WHEREAS, as early as 2005, the Board conducted a series of dialogues with the academe for the purpose of disseminating the contents of CHED Memorandum Order No. 8 series of 2005 on the Policies and Standards for Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) Program with an adopted syllabi.

WHEREAS, the present Board further conducted a series of consultations/conferences with the Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science for the adoption of the syllabus for each of the subjects in the licensure examination for librarians and the participants favorably endorsed the said terms of specifications during the consultation/conference on July 14, 2006 at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board hereby resolved, as it now resolves to prescribe and adopt the terms of specifications for the Librarian Licensure Examination contained in the document denominated as "Terms of Specifications in the Licensure Examination for Librarians" appended and marked as "Annex "A" and made an integral part of this Resolution.

The terms of specifications adopted herein shall be issued starting with the November 2006 Licensure Examination for Librarians.

This Resolution shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation, whichever is earlier.

Let copies of this Resolution be circularized through the schools/colleges offering the librarianship course for the information and guidance of those concerned.
Done in the City of Manila this _____ day of _______ 2006.




Secretary, Professional Regulatory Boards








Library Organization and Management
-With Laws, Related Practices, and Trends – 20%

Course description:

Introduction to administration, to the basic concepts and principles of management and its application to the library organization, to the different types of libraries and to major administrative concerns as well as legislations, related practices, and trends.


To understand and identify the principles, theories and techniques of organization and management applicable to various types of libraries and information centers;
To identify and apply the various principles relevant to the management of libraries and information centers;
To distinguish and appreciate the different types of libraries as to objectives functions, collections, staffing and services;
To be familiar with the current trends, practices and legislations related to libraries and information centers.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Administration/Management
Definition of terms
Library Administration

Management Development
Scientific Approach
Scientific Management Movement
Classical Movement
System Movement
Human Relations Approach
Human Behavior Movement
Self Actualization Movement
System Approach
Decisions Theory Movement
General Systems Theory Movement
Psychological Movement

Principles of Administration / Management

Definition of Terms
Levels of Objective
Policy and Decision Making

Definition of terms
Scalar Principles of Hierarchy
Line and Staff
Unity of Command
Span of Control
Functional Authority
Organization Policies and Structure

Definition of terms
Recruitment and hiring
Motivation, Coaching, and Communication
Employee Training

Definition of terms
Techniques of Control
Evaluation: Performance Appraisals
Management Information Systems
Cost Benefit Analysis
Study Operations Research
Time and Motion
Budgetary Control/Budgeting Techniques
Types of Budget
Line-Item Budget
Formula Budget
Program Budgeting
Performance Budgeting
Planning Programming Budgeting System (PPBS)
Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) System
Characteristics of Effective Control: Disciplining, Counseling,

Management Styles
Leadership – the executive and other functions in administration
Qualities and Traits

The Administration of the Library
Cultural and Social Influences
Relationship of the librarian with the organization
External/Internal Environment

Types of Library

Library Board/Committee
Composition and functions
Major Administrative Concerns

Personnel Management
Personnel Policies, Practices, and Problems
Position Classification
Staff Training and Development
Performance Appraisal/Evaluation

Source of Support

Library Services
Readers Services
Technical Services
Outreach Services
Reference Services

Physical Facilities
Library quarters
Equipment and furniture

Material Resources
Types of Information Sources
Collection Management
Preservation and Conservation

Promotional Activities
Marketing strategies of Library and Information Centers
Newsletter and other publications
Bulletin Board Displays
Handbooks and Manuals
Web sites or web pages

Evaluation of library services
Reports and records

Laws, Related Practices, and Trends
Legislations Affecting Librarianship
Commonwealth and Republic Acts
Presidential Issuances – Executive Orders, Memo Circulars
Other Issuances – from the PRC, BFL, COA, CSC

Related Practices and Trends
Professional Association, National Book Week, Information Month
Interlibrary Cooperation, Networking, Consortia, Resource Sharing
Library Automation, Information and Communication Technology
Accreditation, Standardization
Knowledge Management
Library Instruction, Information Literacy Program
Globalization, Global Competitiveness
Library Information Systems

Reference, Bibliography and User Services – 20%

Course description:

Evaluation and use of basic and general reference sources and materials in various disciplines and for different users; discussion of the methods and techniques of the reference process; types and functions of reference and information services; and the application of computer-assisted search in reference service.


To differentiate types and functions of information sources and services in libraries/information centers;
To identify reference sources in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences;
To search and evaluate relevant information sources;
To determine the functions of bibliographic networks and their role in reference Service;
To adopt efficient and effective strategies for user education programs.

Course Outline:

Nature and Development of Reference and Information Services
Definition of terms
Historical background
Beginnings of reference service
Pioneers of reference service

Functions of reference service
Bibliographic Control

The Reference Department
Organization structure
Philosophy of reference service
Reference collection policy

Qualities and qualifications of a reference librarian
Duties and responsibilities
Relation of Reference Service to the Other Library Services
Administrative Department / Technical Services Department
Bibliography and Indexing
Reprographic Service
Readers’ Services Department
Circulation/Loan Desk
Serials/Periodicals Section
Special Collections

Reference and Information Sources
Nature of Reference and Information Sources
Definition of terms
Source types/fact finders
Locators/control-access-direction type
Timeliness of reference sources
Primary sources
Secondary sources
Tertiary sources

Selection and evaluation
Aids to selection
Criteria for evaluation
Special Features

General Reference and Information Sources
Definition, classification, evaluation, and use of the different types of reference sources
Yearbooks and Almanacs
Handbooks and Manuals
Biographical Sources
Indexes and Abstracts
Geographical Sources
Government Publications/Documents
Continuing Resources
Audio-visual materials
Electronic Resources

Reference and Information Sources in the Various Subject Fields
Nature, scope, problems, and types of reference sources of the different subject fields
History and Auxiliary Fields
Social Sciences
Pure and Applied Sciences

Reference and Information Services
The Reference Process
Definition of terms
Classification of reference questions
Ready reference
Specific search
Methods and techniques

Reference interview
Approaches in answering queries
By subject
By source
By purpose
By inquirer
Length of time spent on a question
Levels of reference service

Steps in literature searching
Developing basic library skills
Causes of unanswered questions
Reference Services in the Library

Inquiry answering service, personal assistance, etc.
Formal or informal instruction in the use of the library or information center and its resources
Electronic conferencing, e-mail reference service

Access to a wide range of information sources
Selection of reference materials
Reference admission
Interlibrary loans
Document delivery
Evaluation of the reference department/section: user survey, user needs

Miscellaneous tasks
Information Services
Types and functions
Current Awareness Service (CAS)
Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
Abstracting and indexing service
Technical inquiry service
Translation service
Reprographic service
Bibliographic service
Other services

Computer-Assisted Reference Service
Use of computers in reference service
Computer-assisted search
Online search
Search strategy
Types of computer searches
CD-ROM searches
Internet search
Computer-assisted search vs. manual search

Bibliographic Networks
Function of bibliographic networks
Use of networks in reference service
Major bibliographic networks
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN)
Western Library Network (WLN)
University of Toronto Libraries Automated System (UTLAS)
Other emerging networks

Bibliographic networks in the Philippines

Selection and Acquisition of Multi-Media Sources of Information – 15%

Course description

Concepts, theories and principles of collection development; processes, strategies, criteria and roles in selection, acquisition, evaluation and disposition of information sources; bibliographic selection tools and online data bases; publishing industry


To apply principles in the practice of selecting, acquiring and evaluating library materials;
To recognize the importance of selection in collection development;
To identify standard selection tools and current reviewing media
To formulate selection, deselection/weeding and acquisition policies

Course Outline:

1. Introduction
The place of collection development
Definition of terms
Factors affecting collection development

Selection of multi-media information sources
General principles
Bases of selection

2.2.1 Statement of books selection
2.2.2 Standards of collection development
2.2.3 Selection and acquisition policies
2.3 The Librarian as selector
2.3.1 Responsibility for selection
2.4 Criteria for selection
2.4.1 Print materials fiction non-fiction (subject area) editions and translations continuing resources pamphlets microforms
2.4.2 Non-print materials still pictures moving pictures dimensional object audio-recordings electronic resources

3. Acquisition Process
Methods of acquisition
purchase and subscription
gifts and exchanges
loans and deposits
cooperative acquisition

Ordering work flow
Forms, records and files

Factors affecting acquisition work
Institutional policies
Legal regulations in general
Local regulations
Inventory, property accountability and reporting practices

Procedures in the distribution of library materials

4. Evaluation of collections
Approaches to collection evaluation

Formulation of collection development policies
Preservation and conservation of collections

Issues and trends in collection development in the Philippines
automation of the acquisition function
selection and evaluation of acquisition system
access vs. ownership
copyright / fair use
ethical issues in collection development
resource sharing

Cataloging and Classification – 20%

Course description:

Development of cataloging and classification systems; descriptive cataloging; classification and subject analysis of books, continuing resources, non-prints and electronic resources using standard cataloguing rules and classification tools; and trends in cataloging.


To understand the basic concepts of cataloging and classification;
To apply the rules and principles of descriptive and subject cataloging and classification for all types of library materials;
To use all the tools in cataloging and classification such as the Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Classification, Sears List of Subject Headings, LC Subject Headings, Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, and Cutters Table;
To use computerized cataloging system.

Course Outline:

Importance of cataloging and classification
Historical development of catalogs and cataloging rules
Definition of terms
The Library catalog- types, parts and functions
The Cataloging department
Functions and organization
Relation to other library departments
Records and files
Electronic tools related to job
Policies and procedures

Descriptive Cataloging
Basic concepts and principles of descriptive cataloging
Description of all types of materials
Prescribed sources of information
Areas and elements of description
Levels of description
Rules on description

Access points
Personal authors
Corporate bodies
Geographic headings
Uniform titles

Name authority file

Subject Cataloging
Principles of subject cataloging
Forms of subject catalogs
Standard lists of subject headings
Sears List of Subject Headings
LC Subject Headings
Others, e.g. MeSH, SHE

3.4 Assigning subject headings
3.5 Subject authority file

4. Classification
Historical background
4.1.1 Overview of the different classification systems
4.2 Principles of classification
4.3 Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
4.3.1 Historical background of DDC Scheme
4.3.2 General characteristics
4.3.3 Schedules and tables
4.3.4 Cutter table (Cutter-Sanborn table)
4.3.5 The DDC call number
4.4 Library of Congress Classification (LCC)
4.4.1 Historical background of LCC Scheme
4.4.2 General characteristics
4.4.3 Schedules and tables
4.4.4 Internal Cutter table
4.4.5 The LCC call number

5. Shelf-listing and filing catalog entries
Shelf listing
Rules in filing catalog entries

6. Other catalog files and records

7. Trends in cataloging
Computer assisted cataloging
MARC records
Online cataloging
Dublin Core
Data mining
Conversion of records

Indexing and Abstracting – 15 %

Course description:

Principles, theories and development of abstracting and indexing, designing of thesauri, preparation of book and periodical abstracts and indexes and trends in abstracting and indexing.


1. To determine the principles and theories in the development of abstracts and indexes;
2. To develop and construct a thesaurus;
3. To prepare book and periodical abstracts and indexes;
4. To identify various types of abstracts and indexes;
5. To apply the principles and theories of abstracting and indexing.

Course Outline:

1. Abstracting
Definition of terms
Development of abstracts and abstracting process
Abstracts and the various types of document surrogates
Uses of abstracts
Types of abstracts
Principles and concepts of abstracting
Parts of a abstract

Citation formats in abstract
For monographs / books
For periodical articles

The abstracting process
1.10 Abstracting standards
1.11 Abstracting policies, procedures and guidelines
1.12 Production of abstracts

2. Indexing
Definition of terms
Development of indexes and indexing
Role of indexing in information retrieval
Information retrieval systems
Purposes and uses of indexes
Types of indexes
Book indexes
Newspaper indexes
Periodical indexes

Principles and concepts of indexing
2.7.1 Exhaustivity Summarization Depth indexing
2.7. 2 Specificity
2. 7.3 Consistency

Indexing languages
2.8.1 Purposes and uses
2.8.2 Features/characteristics
2.8.3 Types Natural language Controlled vocabulary
2.9 Indexing systems
2.9.1 Coordinate indexes Pre-coordinate indexes Post-coordinate indexes
2.9.2 Classified indexes Enumerative indexes Faceted indexes
2.9.3 Chain indexes
2.9.4 Permuted title indexes KWIC KWAC KWOC
2.9.5 Citation indexes
2.9.6 String indexes PRECIS POPSI NEPHIS Other systems, e.g. CIFT
2.10 Measures of effectiveness of the indexing system
2.10.1 Recall
2.10.2 Precision
2.11 Subject indexing process
2.11.1 Recording bibliographic data
2.11.2 Subject or conceptual analysis
2.11.3 Translation into standard terms using controlled vocabulary
2.11.4 Generating index entries
2.12 The Thesaurus
2.12.1 Difference/similarities between thesauri and subject headings lists
2.12.2 Relationships of terms
2.12.3 Basic features of a thesaurus
2.12.4 Design/construction of a thesaurus
2.13 Indexing standards
2.14 Indexing policies, procedures and guidelines
2.15 Production of indexes

3. Application of Abstracting and Indexing Data
Primary publications
Abstracting and indexing services
Database products
Online searching
Current awareness services

4. Automatic Indexing
5. Trends in Abstracting and Indexing

Information Technology – 10 %

Course description

Computer applications to libraries, principles and technologies used in libraries and information centers to store and retrieve information in print and other formats, basic knowledge of information handling and processing, introduction to hardware, software and communication components of information technology and its impact on the current practice of the profession.


To understand the principles and techniques of information handling through various methods and techniques of organizing, storing, retrieving and disseminating information;
To identify the various tools used in information processing;
To determine various components of information technology such as the technical aspects of computer hardware and software and their applications in library work;
To determine the vital linkage of telecommunications and computing technologies in accessing information;
To identify new information technologies and their impact on library operations
To identify and use software applications in word processing, presentation and data processing.

Course Outline

Nature and need for information
Functions and responsibilities of libraries and or information centers

Information storage and retrieval systems
User needs as basis for information retrieval
Search tools and engines
Searching techniques and strategies

Technologies for information handling 3.1 Overview of computers and computer systems

Manpower component

Information systems and or databases
Regional and National Information Systems e.g. AGRIS, AIBA, NISST, etc
International library systems e.g. Follet, Maelisa, Athena, Geac, Millennium, Library Solution, etc.
International information databases e.g. ACM IEEE, CINAHL, ACS, EconLit, PsycInfo, Inspec, etc

Computer applications in library operations

Computer systems
history of computing
software – operating systems, programming languages
computer development and their effects on library and information work

Communication technologies
basics of telecommunications
developments in telecommunications
networks - LAN, WAN, MAN
Internet, WWW

Multimedia technologies
current developments
applications in libraries and information work

Issues in information technology
Information Age, Information society
New roles for information professionals
Emerging trends in IT
Digital resources
Safety and security controls
Open Journal Access

Ethical issues in IT
IPR, copyright

Friday, April 25, 2008

Caraga Librarians and Libraries Association on May 22-24, 2008

Caraga Librarians and Libraries Association (CLLA), Inc.
Philippine Normal University
Agusan Campus
Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
Tel. No. 085-241-3095

April 21, 2008

Dear Librarians:


The Caraga Librarians and Libraries Association (CLLA), is pleased to inform your good office on the 2nd Regional Convention for Caraga Librarians with a theme “ The Role of Libraries and Library Professionals in E-Learning : A Continuing Awareness,” to be held at the AVR, Surigao Educational Center (SEC), Surigao City on May 22-24, 2008. A registration fee is P2,000.00 which cover 6 snacks, 3 lunch, kit and handouts.

In consonance with this activity, a book fair will be held on the same venue and date to cater to the needs of libraries in augmenting their library collection.

Topics include the following:
1. Keeping the Balance: Basic vs. Electronic Cataloging
2. Library Education and Training : A Continuing Operation
3. Enhancing Quality Information Delivery: the Librarians’ Role
4. E-Learning: Empowering the Library Users

In this regard, we would like to invite you and your friends of librarians (Academic, Public, Special, School) and Reading Centers Library In-Charge of this region to attend the said convention.

For inquiry, please contact this following Nos. (09189882852) (085 241-3095), (09159954843) , email add materesa_baylon@ ph , lei3204@yahoo. com, enaroca@yahoo. com , elmz_lib@yahoo. com.

Thank you so much for responding to this invitation.

Very truly yours,

President, CLLA, Inc.

Education Supervisor II,
Education Program Specialist
CHED, Caraga Region

Thursday, April 17, 2008

MMCLAPI Outreach Program to SMU Munting Paaralan

On April 3, 2008, Mr. David Cabonero and Mr. Clem Cadoy went to Manila to fetch the librarians of the National Library and Quezon City Public Library.

April 3, 2008 at 10:45 AM, the turnover of books from Quezon City Librarians Association, Inc. to Saint Mary's University.

A dinner with SMU Organizers and the librarians from the National Library and Quezon City Public Library.

The officers and members of the MMCLAPI visited the venue.

The President of Saint Mary's University welcomed the librarians.

MMCLAI Tour to Banaue Rice Terraces and Yamashita Shrine in Kiangan, Ifugao.

More pictures to be displayed.

2008 PLAI-CVRLC Officers

On September 05, 2007, the election of officers of the PLAI-Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council was held at the Library of Nueva Vizcaya State University-Bayombong Campus. It was unanimously decided to have status quo, thus the following were still the officers:

2008 PLAI-CVRLC 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, Pe├▒ablanca, 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


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

To those who attended this activity, again thank you very much for your full support to our Association.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

PAARL Seminar on April 23-25, 2008 at Palawan

30 January 2008

Dear Colleagues and Friends:


The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL) cordially invites you to a National Summer Conference on “Finding the Library’s Place in the 2.0 Environment” on April 23-25, 2008 at the St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality & Development Center in San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

This Summer Conference has the following objectives:

To take a second look at the trends that will better prepare librarians and other information professionals in the next wave of societal, cultural and technological changes in providing services in libraries and information centers.
Make the present day information professional recognize that information culture is changing fast and that there is a need to respond positively to these changes by providing resources and services that users need and want.
To present the library as a partner in providing for a socially and emotionally engaging center for learning and experience and the librarian as “strategy guide” for helping users find information and gather new knowledge to create new contents.

This invitation is extended to both professional and library support staff, library managers, information specialists, information managers and researchers who recognize the importance of understanding the ideas of the changing universe of information and the context of collaborative and interactive web based services for libraries and information centers.

Registration fee is PHP 4,500.00 (live-in). This entitles the participant to 3 days/2 nights stay at the Center with meals and snacks, conference kit, certificates of participation, certificate of attendance, if so required. For those who will prefer to make arrangements on their own for their accommodations (live-out), fee is PHP 3,800.00 inclusive of the abovementioned entitlements except breakfast and dinner. Payments can be made in cash, check or Postal Money Order payable to Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL).

Your favorable response to this invitation will be greatly appreciated. It is of utmost importance that you confirm your reservation on or before April 15, 2008.

We shall be looking forward to welcoming you in Palawan!

Sincerely yours,

Chair, Conference Committee


Elvira B. Lapuz
Acquisitions Librarian
2/F North Wing, Gonzalez Hall
Apacible Street
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
Phone: (632)926-1886 / (632)9818500 loc.2853
Fax : (632)926-1876
GSM: +639178553228
e-mail: elvira.lapuz@
url: www.mainlib.

Network of CALABARZON Educational Institutions Seminar on May 16-17, 2008

Dear Fellow Librarians, Library Directors, Provincial/City School Supervisors, VP-Academic Affairs/School Administrators, Principals:

The Network of CALABARZON Educational Institutions (NOCEI), a non-stock, non-profit corporation which aims to promote cooperation and collaboration among private and public educational institutional in the Philippine provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon is pleased to invite you to a Seminar-Workshop on the theme "LIBRARY 2.0: Challenges and Prospects for Information Professionals" through its Library Committee on May 16-17, 2008 at De La Salle University-Dasmarin as, Dasmarinas, Cavite.

The objectives of the sminar-workshops are to orient the participants on the concepts, and underlying principles behind Library 2.0; they are also expected to be updated on MARC 21 applications in the library; will enhance library collection by providing free resources on the web; and to present issues and concerns about social interactive networking.

A registration fee of Php 1,000.00 (live-out) and Php 2,000.00 (live-in) will be collected to cover food, seminar paraphernalia, and museum tour for live.

For particulars/ reservations, please contact Mary Ann Jimenez-Salvador at (046) 416-0338 loc 3171 or (046)4470 (DLSU-D) or Aniline Vidal at (049)-4115352 (UPHL) or Eileen Magadia (043)756-5555 loc 230 (DLS-Lipa).

Sincerely yours,

Sonia M. Gementiza
Head, NOCEI - Library Committee
Director, Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo

Southeast Asia Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) Conference and General Assembly on June 23-27, 2008

Dear Sir/Madam:

Metro Manila, Philippines is the next venue for the 12th Southeast Asia Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) Conference and General Assembly with the theme: “Archiving and Digitization: Dreams and Nightmares” come June 23-27, 2008 to be held at the Manila Hotel. It will be hosted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), in cooperation with the Society of Filipino Archivists (SFA), the Society of Film Archivists (SOFIA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Tasked with inviting local participants, the SFA would like to enjoin archivists, librarians, film producers/workers, personnel-in- charge of film/TV/broadcast archival collection, ICT professionals, educators and other personnel involved and interested in archiving and digitization of AV heritage collection to attend this 5-day activity.

The fee is P5,000.00 for live-out and P7,500.00 for live-in participants and, an additional P2,000.00 is charged for the Digitization workshop. Payments should be made to the Society of Filipino Archivists which will issue the official receipt. (An amount of P100.00 is added to the registration fee if paid in cheque issued outside Metro Manila). Please see the attached announcement for details. We would appreciate it if you can send in your reservation on or before June 15, 2008. Kindly communicate your reservation to any of the following:

Emma M. Rey
House of Representatives
Tel. No. : (02) 9315966
Tel. No. : (02) 9315566
Mobile No.: 09178534609
Email: emmamrey@yahoo. com

Ma. Teresa S. Bondoc
Senate of the Philippines
Tel. No. : (02) 5526856
Fax No. : (02) 5526764
Mobile No.: 09175660120
Email: dirbondoc@yahoo. com

Sarah T. Moscosa
Legislative Archives (HOR)
Tel./FaxNo.: (02)9514322; 9315864
Mobile No.: 09198018624

Thank you and best wishes.



Philippine Records Management Association, Inc. Seminar on May 28-30, 2008

Dear Friends and Colleague,

The Philippine Records Management Association, Inc. (PRMA) is pleased to invite you to the 12th National Conference, with the theme “CONVERGENCE: RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,” to be held at The Heritage Hotel, Roxas Blvd. cor. EDSA, Pasay City on May 28-30, 2008.

The Conference attempts to provide a forum for records officers and information professionals on the direction and future development of records management, elicit a more analytical look on the relationship and convergence of records management and information technology, analysis of the progress in the implementation of E-commerce Law and discussion on the legal issues in records and information management. The sessions hope to update records and information management personnel on the development of IT in records and information management in a global perspective.

Registration fee of P3,900.00 includes lunch and snacks, kit, conference materials and certificates.

For program details, please refer to enclosed invitation.

Hope to see you there! Thank you very much.

Carol Magsino

1st LibraryLink Conference on August 21-22, 2008

The 1st LibraryLink Conference: Be Connected to Go Forward!├»¿½ will
be held at the Reading Room of Filipinas Heritage Library on August
21-22, 2008. The conference will be the first time that LibraryLink
members will be together to learn more about their profession and to
plan the future of LibraryLink.

The objectives of the Conference are to touch base with library
professionals and the many members of LibraryLink, learn more of its
original vision and goals, and contribute to its growth and development;
to be informed of R.A. 9246 and the salient provisions that will affect
all librarians; to learn how to re-invent the image of a Librarian, and
to know more about the value and role of libraries in the growth and
progress of nations, schools, and/or corporations.

The registration fee is PhP 3,000.00, inclusive of meals and snacks,
certificate, and conference kit. Participants from LibraryLink member
institutions OR early bird registrants on or before June 30, 2008 can
avail of a discounted rate of PhP 2,500.00.

For inquiries, please feel free to call us at 892-1801 loc. 15 or email
liblink@filipinasli ph.

To download a copy of the invitation and brochure/programme, please
click here: Liblink Conference Invitation

For more details, please visit LibraryLink site:

ASLP Seminar on May 7-9, 2008

Dear Colleague/s:

The Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines is pleased to invite you to a three-day Seminar on “Collection Development for a Financially Challenged Library”, on May 7-9. 2008 at Hotel Supreme, Magsaysay Avenue, 2600 Baguio City.

Specifically, the seminar objectives are to:

1. be aware of the new techniques and strategies for acquiring library resources;
2. identify/learn/ apply approaches for augmenting the resources, such as: sourcing, funding, gifts, donations and technical assistance, etc.; and
3. become more responsive to the needs of the library clientele.

The expected participants are librarians, library administrators, teachers and students of Library & Information Science, information specialists and other library personnel.

A seminar fee of P4,800 covers hotel accommodation for 3 days and 2 nights, meals (buffet), kits, handouts and certificates.

P4,000 – for live-out, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 4 snacks, kits, handouts and certificates

P3,800 – for accompanying, covers hotel accommodation for 3 days and 2
nights and meals.

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

For reservation and further inquiries, please contact the following:

Cefy I. Andaya (PNB) Tel.No.526-3131 loc. 4411
Edith Dumo (NEDA) Tel. No. 631-3757
Celia Cruz (Ortigas Foundation) Tel. No. 631-1231
Tess Casio (NSO) Tel. No. 713-7090

We will appreciate it very much if you could extend the invitation to our other colleagues or post it on the bulletin board.

Thank you and we look forward to your support on this activity.

Sincerely yours,

Vice President / Conference Chair

Noted by:


Scholastic Warehouse Sale on April 17-20, 2008

You are invited to Scholastic Warehouse Sale on April 17-20, 2008 from 8 AM to 8 PM at No. 70 C. Raymundo Ave. , Rosario , Pasig City . Up to 70% and as low s P30 on books, reference materials, educational toys, manipulatives, gifts and a lot more! For inquiries, please call 9001537; 7516712 to 14; 6407696.

Please forward this message to your friends and relatives.

Thank you.

Baguio-Benguet Librarians Association Seminar on June 26-28, 2008

The Baguio-Benguet Librarians Association would like to announce that they will be having a Regional Book fair and Seminar on Mathematica Equation of Library Collection Building on June 26-28, 2008 (Tentative date). Thank you very much.

PNU-LISAA Seminar on May 13, 2008


14 April 2008

Dear Colleagues:

Greetings from the Association!

On May 13, 2008 (Tuesday), PNU-LISAA, Inc. will hold a forum on Handling Donations and Outsourcing Web Sites and will also visit Thomas Jefferson Information Center of the American Embassy-Manila.

Through this forum, we hope to share the knowledge on how to handle donations and to avail information and materials from websites that are free and would enhance your library collection through:

1. discussing steps and methods in handling donations;
2. identifying various strategies in sourcing donations; and,
3. introducing to librarians and library personnel the rich information sources American government websites have.


MORNING SESSION: PLAI Office, 3/F The National Library, T.M. Kalaw, Ermita, Manila
8:30-9:15 Registration
9;15-9:30 Opening Ceremonies
9:30-10:30 Handling Donations By Consuelo J. Estigoy of Eduardo L. Jason Memorial College
10:30-11:15 Open Forum
11:15-12:30 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION: PAS Multi-Purpose Room, U.S. Embassy, Chancery Annex, Ermita, Manila

2:00 Welcome Remarks by Public Affairs Officer
2:10 Introduction to the Thomas Jefferson Information Center by Reyza Alenzuela
2:30 The American Studies Resource Center (ASRC)-De La Salle University by Jocelyn L. Ladlad
2:45 U.S. Government Web Sites by Brinerdine G. Alejandrino
3:20 Open Forum
Closing Remarks by Roderick B. Ramos
This invitation is open to all with registration fee of Php 500.00 to cover snacks and certificates. We have a limited slot of 35 available and strictly RSVP on or before May 10 (Saturday). Please register early and walk-in participants will not be accommodated especially in the afternoon session. The entry at the Embassy is very strict hence we need your confirmation at the mentioned date.

For reservation, please register/send your COMPLETE NAME; NAME OF INSTITUTION and ADDRESS through e-mailing any of the 2008 officers of PNU-LISAA, Inc.:

Roderick B. Ramos, President
Philippine Normal University, Taft Ave., Manila, E-mail:ramospnulisa ainc@

Jocelyn L. Ladlad, Vice-President
De La Salle University, Manila, Tel. 524-4611 to 17 (loc. 602/265), E-mail: ladladj@dlsu.

Flordeliz P. Siochi, Secretary
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), 633 Gen. Luna St. Intramuros, Manila, Tel. 527-21-92 loc. 208, E-mail: fpsiochi@yahoo. com

Noemi B. Cabantog, Treasurer
St. Paul College, Pasig, Email: noemi_cabantog@

Maria Merconi E. Fermanejo, Auditor
Cavite State University, Cavite City Compd., Pulo 2 Dalahican, Cavite City, E-mail: conniefermanejo_ cvsu@yahoo. com

Marifi E. Navarro, PRO
Elizabeth Seton School, Las Pinas City, E-mail: marifi77@yahoo. com

Marites K. Chavez, Board Member
Congressional National High School, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Tel. 046-973-2534, E-mail : mvkc1015@yahoo. com

Consuelo J. Estigoy, Board Member
Eduardo L. Jason Memorial College, Cabanatuan City, Email: cjestigoy@yahoo. com

Antonio R. Resurreccion, Board Member
Xavier School, San Juan, Metro Manila, Tel. 723-0481 loc. 270, E-mail: ph

Rosalina A. Soriano, Board Member
Gen. Alvarez School of Arts and Trade, GMA, Cavite, E-mail: rosalinalib@

Estela A. Montejo, Ex-Officio
Ateneo De Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Tel.4266001 loc. 5820, E-mail: emontejo@ateneo. edu

Mrs. Evelyn P. Nabus, Adviser
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina, E-mail: lynnabus_gov@

Ruben P. Marasigan, Adviser
Philippine Normal University, 302-7717

Saturday, April 12, 2008

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

Ang hamon ng pagbabago gamit ang apat na mga haligi ng pagkatuto ni Delors- pagkatuto upang makalam, makagawa, mabuhay kasama ang iba at maging ganap - ay tumutulak sa mga silid-aklatan at humihimok sa mga laybraryan na harapin ang pagbabago. Batid ng lahat ang eksplosyon ng impormasyon at ang pangangailangan ng tamang literasiya dala na rin ng apat na nabanggit na mga haligi ng pagkatuto mula sa UNESCO. Ito ay binalangkas maraming taon ng nakalilipas upang ihanda ang sangkatauhan sa isang rebolusyon na inaasahang darating.

LEARNING TO KNOW WHAT TO ACQUIRE Digitization and technologies are costly. The acquisition of electronic resources, in particular, for a library/media center is burdensome and will make coffers empty. Dizon (2005) said that the national government should invest more in ICT structures necessary to access info via the Internet and increase the budget for education sector, especially for the public libraries. School and library administrators will have to learn to understand the information world and its revolution around them, in order for their people to live with improved library work environments and serve their customers completely at the least possible time without any runaround. But, it isn’t enough for everyone to simply listen to the world’s call for libraries and librarians to digitize, thereby, making any attempt pointless.

LEARNING TO DO REFERENCE WORK IN A DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT This new paradigm shift compels the information specialists and their reference services to effect technological changes on the teaching and learning environment of both mentors and students. Computer technology is at the very heart of reference activities and goals. Library professionals, specifically, know that the most significant tool in improving reference service is something they already know intuitively: computers. Information professionals’ multitasking in reference work is inevitable.

Between Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and its decades ago version, librarians excite themselves by browsing ATHENA for its best feature – e-catalogs – while being consulted for other more research options from packed screen and open windows. This environment permits the librarian to demonstrate a key skill to multitask and achieve a blend of traditional and e-reference bibliographical services (e-BI). With a single information inquiry by a reader, for example, both multiple applications and/or results come at hand.

LEARNING TO LIVE AND NETWORK TOGETHER Online portals and meta-networks have generated tremendous influences over collaborative efforts of both state and private, educational and non-educational, business and non-enterprising offices. They create ICT infrastructures and electronic highways in support of the government’s plan in making the Philippines as the “Knowledge Center of Asia.” ICT means many things for the Philippines – jobs for our young people, a driver of investments, a tool for mass education and as instrument for good government (GMA 2005).When people work together on exciting projects which involve them in unaccustomed forms of action, differences and even conflicts between individuals tend to pale and sometimes disappear. A new form of identity is created by these projects, which enable people to transcend the routines of their personal lives and attach value to what they have in common as against what divides them (UNESCO). SUCs and Philippine’s educational
consortia, for example, have electronic visions to introduce and can move beyond what they already have achieved in an environment having a world for zeroes and ones.

LEARNING TO BE SUPER IN ICT The information playground – having both CD-ROM and online information sources of DLSU System, http://www.dlsu., Ateneo de Manila University, http://www.admu., University of the Philippines, http://www.up., JRU, http://www.jru., etc. is superb. These, at the forefront, have superior university library service. Theirs is a complete database industry. They have laboratories of modern facilities for research experiments and subscribe to colossal information databases while other libraries subscribe to them. These super libraries, also, acquire and introduce both externally and internally produced educational software packages and have ICT utilities and capabilities like network computer teleconferencing, video conferencing and the like. Their markets don’t get scared by computer technologies but want to know more about ICT. They find it helpful not only for work related tasks but also subdue and maximize its
versatility and power for their professional development and personal use.

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