Tuesday, February 12, 2008

NVLAI OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND PLAI REGION 02 COUNCIL OFFICERS MEETING on March 2, 2008

Pleased be informed of our meeting on March 2, 2008, 1:30 P.M. at the Saint Mary's University Library Periodicals Section.

The following will be our agenda:

1. PLAI Updates
2. Renewal of membership fee (P 200.00)
3. Nomination for Outstanding Librarian in the Philippines from Region 02
4. Other Matters

Snacks will be served courtesy of SMU Library and birthday celebrators for the months of January to March.

Please confirm your attendance to this meeting on or before February 25, 2008.

May we have a one hundred percent attendance to this very important meeting.

Thank you very much.

Very truly yours,

(SGD.)DR. ENRIQUE T. CAYABAN
President, NVLAI & PLAI Region 02 Council

PLAI Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

THE PHILIPPINE LIBRARIANS' ASSOCIATION, INC. (PLAI)
ITS VISION, MISSION, GOALS, OBJECTIVES
FLAGSHIP PROGRAM AND MOTTO

VISION


The PLAI envisions a strong association of Librarians committed to the library profession as a means of improving the quality of life and learning, be competitive with other professions and responsive to the ever changing demands of information users.

MISSION

The PLAI is committed to nurture and promote all libraries in the country and foster professional growth and performance of its members.

GOAL
The main goal of the association is to support and advance the practice of librarianship in the Philippines.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

To attain its vision, mission, and goal , the association has the following general objectives:

1.To require all practicing librarians to be duly registered as such as mandated by law and by th Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Philippines;

2.To formulate and undertake programs/ projects and activities that would ensure growth and development of librarians, librarianship and libraries in the country;

3.To provide fora for discussing problems, issues, concerns and trends affecting the practice of librarianship, the association and its members;

4.To generate support for professionalism and cooperation between and among the librarians and other professionals;

5.To strengthen partnership and linkage with national regional and international organization within or outside the profession;

6.To undertake research and publication about the history, trends, practices and related topics affecting the profession.

FLAGSHIP PROGRAM

Registration of all professionally qualified librarians.

MOTTO: CONSTANT AND NEVER ENDING INVOLVEMENT

Monday, February 11, 2008

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

Hindi maikakaila na isa ang laybraryan sa mga propesyon na nakikisabay sa pagbabago at pagtataguyod sa anumang dala ng kasaluyang panahon. Nagbabago ang kanyang anyo at uri ng paglilingkod para sa balana. Batid nito ang lawak at angking benepisyo na kanyang dulot sa sinumang magtatanong o hihingi ng impormasyon bunga na rin ng mga teknolohiyang dala ng digital age.

Ayon sa Fairview Public Library, hindi kailanman nagkaroon ang kanilang staff ng anumang training bago nagkaroon ng Internet. Ang pagtuturo na may kaugnayan sa Internet bilang isang gawain ay kakailanganin ng isang malaking paghahanda kaakibat ang mas malalim na pagpapahalaga.

Ang mga laybraryan, sa panahon na kung saan ang mga robots ay waging-waging sa mga bata, ay tinatawag sa iba’t-bang pangalan: cybraryan, information specialist, at virtual librarian ay tatlo sa mga ito na makikita sa mga E-zines, blogs at dyornals.

Ang mga nadaragdag na mga tungkulin at bagong katawagan ng mga laybraryan ay maaring magbigay balangkas sa marami pang gampanin dulot na rin ng teknolohiya. Marami sa kanila ang gumagamit nito sa kanilang trabaho kahit walang nagaganap na pagbabago sa kanilang job description at katawagan bilang mga laybraryan. Ginagamit ng laybraryan mula Reference ang Internet, ang online library catalog at online databases upang tulungan ang sinuman sa paghahanap ng materyales. Nasabi ni Brown (2002) na patuloy na ginagampanan ng mga laybraryan ang kanilang mga gawain at ang pagkakaiba lamang ay mayroon siyang karagdagang mga gamit o tools para dito.

Librarian 1

(Arts and Social Sciences/Periodical Section)

Supervises and manages the reading area of the Section (supervision, instruction, guidance, instruction, bibliography, assessment)

1. ROOM

Initiates a marketing brand to sell services of the Section such as: Fast Access, Create Success is adopted primarily to:
a. accelerate reference service
b. recognize the power of access, not only the strength of holdings
c. promote productive and excellent readership

One library has Excellent Product, Excellent Delivery System, Excellent Mindset while Ateneo libraries have In-line with the Past, On-line with the Future. This is necessary for all libraries.

Creates a flow-chart/model of library routine for room management and discipline like: R-S-B-P plus D means Registration-Statistics-Book Borrowing-Photocopy Request plus Discipline;

Assists through OPAC and with an internet facility for search assistance;

Produces an in-house brochure;

Keeps books in the shelves and/or organizes; a classification literacy test was done to evaluate readers’ utilization and shelving habits.

2. PEOPLE (student assistants, LS interns, faculty, etc.)

Introduces a model or a routine cycle/framework in carrying his tasks daily for a warm and courteous reception to a client’s request as a sign of recognition of the value of a client to the service; and, immediate response to the client’s request and the completion of the service at the least possible time without any runaround:

Example:
S – Say sorry
E – Expedite the Solution
R – Respond immediately to the Customer
V – Victory for the Customer
E – Evaluate the Library Experience

Prepares/writes articles for a library newsletter and/or produces a weekly newsleaf and informs reader newly acquired reading materials, etc. (The Library Chronicle, The PNU Post, The PNU-LISAA Newsletter with articles like: Oops: Why the Librarians Gain Public Respect, At the Charging Desk, Professional Ethics: The Librarian and His Constituents and His Co-workers, etc.)

Assists students, faculty and administrative employees in their library research by having continuous classification literacy campaign in their use of B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, M, N; general orientation on the use of the PNU library; allows maximum use of the collections by the adoption of an open access system;

Supervises student assistants and Library Science interns by orienting them through Powerpoint presentation of their Circulation Work and activities and adopt the Librarian’s Mantras (How to Be Gentle Librarians) in approaching behavioral problems in the Section.

Interns are provided with options before embarking on reference work and serial work. First, create things to do- an LS intern is permitted to suggest, generate, initiate relevant tasks. If her list is not enough, a second option is given. The librarian prescribes and gives specific activities to accomplish to the intern.

Supervises in repair and covering of books;

Serves as the readers’ adviser in the Section through book talking and biblio-therapy, where there is a review of the delivery, content, audience impact and relevance. Book talk is a speaking activity done with Library Science interns. This allows current awareness and reader analysis as well. Some titles used for book talks were Hope for a Flower, The Old Man and the Sea, The Pearl, The Alchemist, Who Moved the Cheese, etc.; book discussion groups. Let’s Read the Little Prince Again is an encouragement for librarians to perform as book consultant and eventually help assist readers behaviorally and academically; and class visits. Activities like Book Caravan, Wedding Dance in Philippine Literature classes under Prof. Marquez, Why Worry as gifts to classes have given the librarian extra time and contact hours with his readers.

3. Takes charge of resources;

BOOKS

Produces general listings/inventory/bibliographies, catalogs, indexes, and other search tools etc. by subjects for PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY & ANTHROPOLOGY, SOCIAL SCIENCES, LAW, POLITICAL SCIENCE, MUSIC, & THE ARTS and have these shown online through blogs, web sites and other web-enabled measures.

Maintains a web site for an on-line show of services that the Section offers on matters concerning bibliographic powers and resources of the library and the librarian including Filipiniana titles: ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES INBOX, http://www.ramospnulisaainc.blogspot.com

PERIODICALS

Updates and meticulously selects articles for clipping files and does periodical indexing. (1) Clipping files have helped and assisted library clientele. specifically, recent issues that books have yet to publish are fairly explained and expanded through articles periodically clipped out from subscriptions; (2) Periodical index refers to a type of an index having periodical articles as its contents with bibliographic information fundamental to fast article search. It is a compilation of both published and unpublished write-ups personally indexed by the librarian with subjects assigned to each article for easy retrieval.

Monitors weekly bulletins on contemporary issues namely: Talk of the Town, Health & Science, Education & Home, People at Work, etc.

Writes and requests from donating agencies free serials & other publications and acknowledges each. Donors include NCCA, Kaisa, Haribon Foundation, DOST, etc.

Researches and owns free e-journals:

1. Science Education: http://www.sciencepub.org/nature/ : Nature and Science; http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/PJST.htm: Pacific Journal of Science and Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research, Theories, and Observations; https://www.llnl.gov/str/: Science & Technology Review


2. Mathematics Education; http://www.emis.de/journals/index.html;
http://www.emis.de/journals/JAA/index.html: Journal Of Applied Analysis
http://www.emis.de/journals/JGG/index.html: Journal for Geometry and Graphics

3. Elementary Education; http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/: ECRP: Early Childhood Research & Practice; http://edinformatics.com/research/online_journals.htm: EDinformatics: Education for the Information Age; http://aera-cr.asu.edu/ejournals/: AERA SIG Communication of Research: American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group

4. Special Education; http://jset.unlv.edu/: JSER e-journal: Journal of Special Education Technology; http://www.internationaljournalofspecialeducation.com/: International Journal of Special Education; http://www.psychinnovations.com/linkread.htm: Psych Innovations

5. Language Teaching; http://exchanges.state.gov/education/engteaching/eal-foru.htm: English Teaching Forum; http://iteslj.org/: The Internet TESL Journal for Teachers of English as a Second Language; http://www.njcu.edu/cill/journal-index.html: The Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning and Teaching

6. Reading ; http://www.readingonline.org/: Reading Online;
http://www.readingmatrix.com/journal.html: The Reading Matrix; http://www.reading.org/publications/journals/rt/current/index.html: The Reading Teacher

Prepares and submits reports of library activities to the University Librarian.

Makes statistical and annual reports to become bases in explaining specific library behavior, progress and/or growth.

Example:

a study report on OPAC utilization, Book Resources on Education Still Vast – OPAC Study, SMIC’s Library’s Referrals, Highest in August, utilization of periodicals, Journals, Most Utilized Reference Sources, reference materials, in Preferred Titles of Undergraduate Readers of the Reference & Serial Section…


Gives time to grow professionally (study, attends seminars, etc.)

Attends and reports some feedback about a seminar attendance to both the University librarian and the organizer demonstrated in the article: Innovativeness and Better Library Performance for a national conference in Baguio years ago; Libraries, Museums and Archives, held at the Museum of the Filipino People, Superior University Library Service, Intramuros, Manila etc.

Holds conference chairs and discovers expertise through Library Customer Care in 2007, Library Plus and Information Literacy Power Packages in 2008.

Serves as president to PNU-LISAA, Inc, an LS alumni association; secretary to library staff meetings, etc.

Speaks and gets consulted by peers through seminar invitations & talks on The iSuperLibrarian Syndrome in the Workplace in CvSU, Libraries and the Four Pillars of Learning for Calabarzon librarians, Developing Information Literacy Competencies by CLASS, Cavite , etc.

Writes on perspectives on the new average PNU librarian with 2003 samples like: Naming the SERVQUAL of the PNU Library with a Marketing Brand, Strong Leadership and Strong Library Support Staff and Quick Archiving is ISO.

Quotations about Libraries, Librarians, Books, Etc. , Vol. 2, 2008

Belasco, James A.
“Organizations are like elephants—they both learn through conditioning. Trainers shackle young elephants with heavy chains to deeply embedded stakes. In that way the elephant learns to stay in its place. Older elephants never to leave even though they have the strength to pull the stake and move beyond...Like powerful elephants, many companies are bound by earlier conditioned constraints. “We've always done it this way” is as limiting to any organization progress as the unattached chain around the elephant's foot. Success ties you to the past. The very factors that produced today's success often create tomorrow's failures.”

Belbin, Meredith
“Hierarchy is an approach to organization that is beginning to lose its once unquestioned authority where it exists in its most extreme form; in multilevel hierarchy, which gives rise to multilevel bureaucracy, and absolute hierarchy, where all work is determined by downward assignment and where peers play no part in distributing work among themselves. History has imposed these forms of organization upon us. They will be displaced only if we find something better.”

Drucker, Peter F.
“Are you organized for yesterday rather than today? Are you organized for the kind of small, cozy family operation you were, and now you've grown from a four-room boarding house into into a six-hundred-room hotel without any change? When the noise level rises, it's a sign of discomfort. Your organization structure and the reality of opration are not congruent anymore. Then you need a change in your structure.”

Drucker, Peter
“An organization is a human group, composed of especialist, working together on a common task. Unlike society, community, or family—the traditional social aggregates—an organization is purposely designed and grounded neither on the psychological nature of human beings nor in biological necessity. Yet, while a human creation, it is meant to endure—not perhaps forever, but for a considerable period of time.”

Drucker, Peter F.
“The simplest organizational structure that will do the job is the best one. What makes the organizational structure “good” are the problems it doesn't create. The simpler the structure, the less that can go wrong.”

Euster, Joanne R. et al.
“I have long believed that there is no ideal library organization, and that a finite number of possible permutations exists, each with the potential to be effective in a given situation.”

Howard, Robert
“[Functional Bureaucracy] breed dependence and passivity. In a functional organization, there is natural tendency for conflicts to get kicked upstairs. People get too accustomed to sitting on their hands and waiting for a decision to come down fro above. Well, sometimes the decision does come down. But sometimes it doesn't, and even when it does, often it comes too late, because market conditions have already changed or more nimble competitor has gotten there first. Or maybe the decision is simply wrong—because the person making it is too far from the costumer.”

Handy, Charles
“Organizations used to be perceived as gigantic pieces of engineering with largely interchangeable human parts. We talked to their structure sand their systems, of inputs and outputs, off control devices and managing them, as if the whole was large factory. Today the language is not that of engineering but of politics with talk of cultures and networks, and teams and coalitions, of influence and power rather than control, of leadership not management.”

Jacques, Eliot
“The hierarchical kind of organization we call bureaucracy did not emerge accidentally. It is the only form of organization that can enable a company to employ a large number of people and yet preserve unambiguous accountability for the work they do. And that is why, despite all ist problem, it has a doggedly persisted.”

Kolodney, Harvey F.
“This is the world in which there are many more choices about organizational alternatives (forms) than there have been in the recent past. It is also a world in which technological alternatives are many and the variations proliferating. It is probably going to require some form of “organization design skill” to achieve a good fit between the organizational and technical alternatives available.”

Johansen, Robert and Swigart, Rob
“Business organization are changing, whether they want to or not. The changes are chaotic—the experience from inside or close to a large corporation, as well as the feeling inside your stomach. The pyramids of cooperate strength have flattened into a web of organizational ambiguity. Individual employees no longer have a sturdy structure to climb. Instead, planning a career is more like crawling out on a webbing of rope, grasping for stability that comes and goes quickly.”

Johansen, Robert and Swigart, Rob
“Organization are made up of living people and processes, not things. Their survival depends on how the respond to changes in the external environment. Flexibility is essential. Rigid structures do not survive major turbulence.”

Kilmann, R. H.
“The organization itself has an invisible quality—a certain style, a character a way of doing things—that may be more powerful that the dictates of any one person or any formal system. To understand the soul of the organization requires that we travel below the charts, rule books, machines, and buildings into the underground world of corporate cultures.”

Lawler III, Edward E.
“By now you may be asking, what is the right number of levels of management for an organization? How many individuals should report to a single manager? Unfortunately, there are no simple answers to these questions...I have seen some managers work effectively with a hundred individuals reporting to them, and I have seen others for whom twenty is too many. The correct number has a great deal to do with a manager's skills, the complexity of the work, and organization's ability to develop self-managing teams.”

Lawler III, Edward E.
“In order to be successful, organizations must have capabilities that allow them to coordinate and focus behavior in ways that are tuned to the marketplace and produce high levels of performance—ways that differentiate them from their competitors. Every organization must understand what capabilities it needs to compete...and then develop them by creating the appropriate organizational designs and management system.”

McClure, Charles R
“Regardless of formal position in the organization, the librarian is an information processor—not only in the provision of services to the patrons but also as a decision-maker in the operation of the library. It is this second role of information processor to which attention must be drawn, for it is in this role that the librarian affects the decisions being made in the organization.”

Mintzberg, Henry
“Finally, the most complex organization engage sophisticated specialist, especially in their support staffs, and require them to combine their efforts in project teams coordinated by mutual adjustment. This results in the adhocracy configuration, in which line and staff as well as the number of other distinctions tend to break down.”

Mintzberg, Henry
“Organizations don't have tops and bottoms. These are just misguided metaphors. What organizations really have are the outer people, connected to the world, and the inner ones, disconnected from it as well as so many so-called middle managers, who are desperately trying to connect the inner and outer people to each other.”

Naisbitt, John and Aburdene, Patricia
“The computer is smashing the pyramid. The technology of the computer is doing the kinds of jobs that middle managers used to do. Cuts in middle management have ranged from a low of 10 percent to a high of 40 percent. Corporations are experimenting with new structures to replace the structures that used to house middle management.”

Pearson, Andrall E.
“Finally, the best GMs [general managers] use staff people well and expect them to make positive contributions, not to nitpick or ”gotcha”. They appoint strong functional leaders (not line-manager rejects, politicians, or tired old pros) who can provide innovative, idea-driven leadership (not just ask good questions) and can transfer ideas across the organization. As a result, line managers respect and use the staff instead of writing unfriendly memos or playing unproductive political games.”

Peters, Thomas J. and Waterman Jr.,Robert H.
“Along with bigness comes complexity, unfortunately. And most big companies respond to complexity in kind, by designing complex systems and structures. They then hire more staff to keep track of all this complexity and that's where the mistake begins. The solution doesn't go well with the nature of people in an organization, in which things need to be kept reasonably simple if the unit is truly pull together.”

Peters, Tom and Austin, Nancy
“The prime benefits of flat organizations are what we call their “self-defense” properties That is, none of us is smart enough to keep our hands out of our subordinates' business. But if the span is wide (at least twice as wide as you think wise is a good rule of thumb), then you simply don't have enough hours to interfere, though most of us try desperately to do so at first. Flat structure, in a word, automatically breeds ownership, whether you like it or not.”

Shapiro, Benson P.
“People are anxious about organizational structure because it defines their position, and in fact, has a large impact on their power and privileges. The issue thus becomes highly political, with each person typically supporting the structure that most benefits him or her...The stakes in structuring decisions have been particularly high in the past because restructuring was relatively infrequent. People feared they would be placed in a permanent, or close to permanent position. Lately, as companies more frequently restructure in response to more rapid environmental and strategic change, the stakes seem lower, the battles less intense, and companies somewhat more supple organizationally.”

Wilson, Andrew
“In the initial shock of adjusting to sharply increased competition, the fat and happy must learn to become lean and mean. Across the length and breadth of the U.S. industrial sector, increased import penetration...sparked in all-out war on costs. After three decades of almost uninterrupted growth in revenues, profits and employment, U.S. Industrial firms—en masse—were forced to bite the bullet of downsizing and restructuring.”

Veaner, Allen B.
“Delegation without authority is empty. Before delegating, think carefully whether you are willing to permit work to be done without your direct oversight or review. Too much review, especially of professionals, breeds apathy, dependency, and passive resistance, and destroys motivation.”

PAARL Forum on March 6, 2008

11 February 2008

Dear Colleagues:

Greetings from PAARL!

Have you ever noticed that some days you feel full of life and other
days you're feeling down? Have you encountered work settings that
are energizing and others that are dispiriting?

Then join us for a reflective and interactive forum on "Love: the
foundational virtue of service and commitment" that will explore how
this thing called love enhances our personal, relational and
professional challenges in life. We also intend to provide an
environment that will deepen our sense of meaning in the institution we
serve and try to recognize an inspiring lesson that will make us become
more effective and satisfied individuals in our chosen career.

This forum will be held on March 6, 2008 from 9:00a.m – 12:00 noon
at Bridges Bookstore (formerly Goodwill Bookstore), Ground Floor,
Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City.

Melo Villaroman, Jr., full time mission volunteer in Couples for Christ
and Gawad Kalinga is invited to share his views and experiences on the
topic.

There will be a registration fee of P100.00 for members, P150.00 for
non-members and P50.00 for undergraduate students. Certificates and
snacks will be provided.

For more details please contact any member of the PAARL Board.

Sincerely yours,

ELVIRA B. LAPUZ

Chair, Conference Committee

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

IFLA Int'l Newspaper Conference on April 1-3, 2008

http://blogs.nlb.gov.sg/newspaper_conf08/

IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2008
1 - 3 April 2008, National Library of Singapore
Co-organised by the National Library of Singapore, IFLA Newspapers
Section and IFLA Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation.

Interested to uncover the impact of digital technology upon contemporary
and historic newspapers?

Register for the IFLA International Newspaper Conference and learn how
distinguished international & regional speakers tackle these challenges.
Register
> by 31 December
2007 to enjoy an early bird discount on the Conference fees.

Programme Outline and Speakers http://blogs.nlb.gov.sg/newspaper_conf08/?page_id=8

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

* Opening Address by Ed King, Chair, IFLA Newspapers Standing Committee
* Keynote Address by Hartmut Walravens, Chair, IFLA Newspapers Section
* Welcome Address by Dr N Varaprasad, Chief Executive, National Library
Board, Singapore

Track 1: Physical and Digital Preservation of Newspapers

* Idris Rashid Khan Surattee - Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore
* Sue Lewis, Beth M Robertson, Lindy Bohrnsen - State Library of South
Australia
* Pam Gatenby - National Library of Australia

Parallel Session A: Digitisation of Historic Newspapers: Approaches and
Challenges

* Jane Shaw - British Library
* Klaus Ceynowa - Bavarian State Library, Germany
* Astrid Verheusen - National Library of The Netherlands
Parallel Session B: Challenges and Opportunities in Digitisation
Projects
* Henry L Snyder - University of California
* Leo F.H. Ma & Louise L. M Chan - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
* Edward Tasikani - University of Zimbabwe Library

Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Track 1: Physical and Digital Preservation of Newspapers - the issues of
Legal Deposit and Copyright

* Georgia Higley - Library of Congress, US
* Else Delaunay - Bibliothèque nationale de France
* Raju Buddharaju & Josephine Yeo - National Library Board, Singapore
* Frederick Zarndt - Planman Consulting, North America

Track 3: Service and Access Models of Southeast Asian Newspapers

* Linda Ronan - Center for Research Libraries, US
* Chito Angeles - University of the Philippines Diliman
* Munawaroh - STIE Perbanas Surabaya, Indonesia
* Gracie Lee Siew Kheng - National Library, Singapore

Thursday, 3 April 2008
Track 4: Online Newspapers

* Ed King - The British Library
* Tay Sok Cheng, Sebastian Chow & Ben Lim - Singapore Press Holdings,
Singapore
* Pär Nilsson - National Library of Sweden

For the full programme, visit the Conference website:
http://blogs.nlb.gov.sg/newspaper_conf08/?page_id=8

Online Registration http://blogs.nlb.gov.sg/newspaper_conf08/?page_id=28

Enjoy a discount on the conference fees if you register by 31 December
2007. Download the registration form at:
http://blogs.nlb.gov.sg/newspaper_ conf08/?page_id=28%20
and submit the form via email or fax.

Early bird conference fees: S$100.00* (registration on/by 31 December 2007)

Conference fees: S$120.00* (registration after 31 December 2007)

* Goods and Service Tax of 7% applies.

For information, please visit the Conference website:
http://blogs.nlb.gov.sg/ newspaper_conf08/
or email your queries to IFLA_newspaper@nlb.gov.sg
mailto:IFLA_newspaper% 40nlb.gov.sg>

MAHLAP Annual Convention on February 28-29, 2008 at Hotel Kimberly, P. Gil St., Manila

Dear Colleagues:

The Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP) is holding a National Congress and Seminar-Workshop on the theme: “The Expanding Knowledgebase Competencies of Health Sciences Libraries and Librarians” on February 28-29, 2008 at Hotel Kimberly, P. Gil St., Manila.

Libraries’ nowadays are not just regarded as information repositories and providers but its contribution in the modern techniques of researching, collaborating, and building knowledge emerge is already accepted and recognized. Despite the technological advances on techniques on information dissemination, the indispensable role of librarians as information catalyst is still inevitable.

The primary goal of this seminar-workshop is to review and discuss the evolving roles of health librarians and information professionals, in order to adapt to developments in medical and health librarianship. To this end, we aim to do the following:
1. Develop new skills in acquiring, organizing, storing, retrieving, and disseminating quality information
2. Learn and acquire new ideas on the emerging techniques in health information and knowledge management.
3. Provide awareness on the experiences of colleagues and information providers regarding innovations in health and science.

As part of this annual congress is the election for the 2008-2009 MAHLAP Board of Directors & Officers.

The seminar fee for live-in participants is P3,500.00 inclusive of certificate, kits, breakfast, snacks, lunch & dinner; for live-out participants, P2,500.00 inclusive of certificate, kits, snacks, and lunch.

Enclosed is the tentative program for the said event. Please confirm your attendance on or before February 8, 2008 to the following:

Ms. Gina G. Canceran ( 526.5851 email: gina@mail.upm. edu.ph
Mr. Gilbert D. Santos ( 743-8301 loc. 1901 email: mahlap_1988@ yahoo.com
Ms. Lot M. Dorado ( 711.9491 loc. 296 email: lotdorado@yahoo.com

Your participation will greatly contribute to the success of this activity.

Thank you as we look forward to your favorable response.

Very truly yours,


Mr. Gilbert D. Santos
MAHLAP Conference Chair

PS:
The DOH Publications and other attach Academic/ Medical Health Publications will be given during the convention.
We hope to see you there! God bless!

MAHLAP Board
email: mahlap_1988@ yahoo.com
yahoogroup: http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/mahlap_ 1988/
Post message: mahlap_1988@ yahoogroups. com
Subscribe: mahlap_1988- subscribe@ yahoogroups. com
Related Link: http://www.pchrd. dost.gov. ph/mahlap/

2008 PAARL Officers

Congratulations to the new PAARL Board of Directors who were inducted into office last 25 January 2008 by Dr. Vincent K. Fabella, President of Jose Rizal University.

President: Loreto T. Garcia, Chief Librarian, Jose Rizal University

Vice President: Elvira B. Lapuz, College Librarian, UP Diliman, Quezon City

Secretary: Christopher C. Paras, Head Librarian, Southeast Asian College

Treasurer: Jocelyn T. Balangue, Acquisitions Librarian, DLSU-Manila

Auditor: Sonia Lourdes L. David, Readers' Services Librarian, APS Makati

PRO: Purita P. Uson, Assistant University Librarian, PWU, Manila

Board of Directors:

Veronica M. Jose, Officer-in-Charge, Mapua Institute of Technology

Erlinda B. Gonzales, Chief Librarian, Adamson University

Sr. Gloria Pasamba, Chief Librarian, St. Paul University-Pasig

Ex-Officio: Marietta D. Molina, Coordinator- Ref & Info Services, CEU


Congratulations also to the following:

Outstanding Academic/Research Librarians:
Prudenciana Cruz, Director, National Library, and
Virginia Caintic, Librarian/Asst. Professor Notre Dame of Marbel, Koronadal City, South Cotabato

Professional Service Awardee:
Sr. Ignatius Tal Placido, Head Librarian, St. Paul University-Manila


Outstanding Library Program Award:
Herdin Program, Department of Science & Technology

Outstanding Library Award:
Silliman University Library System

Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines Seminar-Workshop on February 21-22, 2008 at the Benguet State University

Dear All,

The Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines will hold a
Seminar-Workshop on Enhancing the Capacity of Information Professionals
for Effective Agricultural Information Management, Sharing, and
Dissemination on February 21-22, 2008 at the Benguet State University.
While the seminar is intended for agricultural librarians,

Librarians in other fields will surely benefit from this activity.

This seminar-workshop is being sponsored by FAO for PhilAgriNet
(Philippine Agricultural Libraries and Information Services Network)
members. The number of participants will be limited to 40. Of these
only 20 slots will be available to non-PhilAgriNet members. Seminar
fee is Php2,500 to cover registration, meals and snacks for 2 days (Feb.
21 and 22), accommodation from Feb. 20 (evening) up to Feb. 22 (noon),
handouts, certificates and socials.

Those interested may get in touch with:

Concepcion Saul UPLB BIOTECH

Tel. (049) 536-0547; Fax (049 536-2721 ; Cell 09162305610

Noemi G. Tolentino - UPLB Main Library

Tel. (049) 536-2235; Cell 09177635891

Carmelita S. Austria - IRRI Library

Tel. 580-5600 loc. 2812 ; e-mail: c.austria@cgiar. org

Elaine Joshi, PhilRice

Tel. (044) 456-0285 loc. 224; Fax (044) 456-0112; e-mail
ejoshi@philricelib@ yahoo.com

The deadline for reservations is February 11, 2008.

Mila M. Ramos

Chief Librarian

International Rice Research Institute

DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila

Philippines

Tel +63(2) 580-5600 loc.2768

Fax +63(2) 580-5699

Web: http://ricelib. irri.org

Please read my blogs at

http://mila- ramos.blogspot. com/ or
http://www.blogline s.com/blog/ mramos

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Acting and Reading Techniques In StoryTelling (ARTIST) Workshop on March 1-2, 2008

Please pass: Let children enjoy your stories. Animate your storytelling style. Put emotions in your face. Use a more enthusiastic voice. Show some comic touches in some scenes. Be an effective storyteller.
Join Acting and Reading Techniques In StoryTelling (ARTIST) Workshop on
March 1-2, 2008 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

at the Executive Lounge, 6th Floor,
National Library of the Philippines ,
T. M. Kalaw Ave. , Ermita, Manila , Philippines

Workshop Fee: Php. 500
For confirmation and more details, please contact
0917.539.2630 (02) 535.4689 Email us at alitaptapstorytelle rs@yahoo. com

LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE!!!

Quotations about Libraries, Librarians, Books, Etc., Vol. 1, 2008

Ahrensfeld, Janet L.
"The flourishing of modern special libraries and information centers reflects the ongoing need for efficient information service and testifies to the success special libraries and information centers have in filing this need."

Becoming a Nation of Readers, p.23
"The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for the eventual success in reading aloud to children (both parents and teachers)."
Source: Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading. National Institute of Education and the Center for the Study of Reading, 1985.

Becoming a Nation of Readers, p.119
"Schools should maintain well-stocked and managed libraries. Access to interesting and informative books is one of the keys to a successful reading program."
Source: Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading. National Institute of Education and the Center for the Study of Reading, 1985.

Becoming a Nation of Readers, p.119
"As important as an adequate collection of books is a librarian who encourages wide reading and helps match books to children."
Source: Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading. National Institute of Education and the Center for the Study of Reading, 1985.

Bolman, Lee g., and Terrence E. Deal.
“Each of theory purports to rest on a scientific foundation... Each theory offers its version on what organization are like and its own version on what they should be like... A moder manager who wants to improved a organization thus encounter a cacophony of different voices and visions... As managers... turn to the theory base for help, they will find the conceptual pluralism: a jangling discord of multiple voices”

Carter, Allan M.
"The library is the heart of a university; no other single non-human factor is as closely related to the quality of graduate education."

Cyert, R.M. And J.G March
“A plan is a goal, indicating certain beliefs; a schedule specifying steps to be taken, a theory, considering relationships; and a precedent, established for existing decisions.”

DeGennaro, Richard
“ The mission, vision and values statements are the principal product of the...strategic planning process. They, and the process it self which, either directly or indirectly, involve nearly member of the library staff, are the glue that binds and connects the various parts of the community to the whole.”

Drucker, Peter F.
“ Management has no choice but to anticipate the future, to attempt to mold it, and to balance short-range and long-range goals...The future will not just happen if one wishes hard enough. It requires decision- now. It requires action- now. It demand allocation of resources and above all of human resources- now. It requires work-now.”

Drucker, Peter F.
“A person who knows only the skills and techniques, with-out understanding the fundamentals of management, is not a manager, he (she) is, at best, technician.”

Johnson, Edward R.
“To be effective planners librarians and administrators need a great deal more information about their own organizations and their environment than most have been tried or been able to gather. Effective goal setting and decision making in the future are dependent upon extensive, up-to-date, and accurate information about the current state of the organization.”

Koontz, Harold and Cyrill O'Donnell
“When management principle can be developed, proved and used, managerial efficiency will inevitably improve. Then the conscientious manager can become more effective by using establish guidelines to help solve...problems, with out engaging in original laborious research or the risky practice of trial and error."
Taylor, Frederick W.
“Scientific management requires the establishment of many rules, law and formulate which replace the judgment of the individual [worker] and which can effectively used only after having been recorded, indexed, etc.”

Langley, Arthur
“Strategic planning supplies a forum for the announcing, selling, negotiating, rationalizing and legitimizing strategic decisions and it offers mans controlling their implementation.”

Mali,Paul
“MBO is a participative system of managing in which managers look ahead for improvements, think strategically, set performance stretch objectives at the beginning period, develop supporting plans, and give accountability for the results at the end of the period.”

Maslow, Abraham
“Man is perpetual wanting animal. The average member of society is most often particularly satisfied and particularly unsatisfied to his wants.”

Mayo, Elton
“A major concern of management must be that organizing teamwork, that is to say, of developing and sustaining cooperation.”

McClure, Charles
“Those who look for the library administrative theory search for it outside of librarianship. Because library administration is pragmatically oriented, it seems impossible that a theoretical frame work for viewing administrative practice already exists with in libraries. Yet this indeed the case. It remains only to ferret it out.”

McGregor, Douglas
“The average person learns, under proper conditioning, not only to accept but also to seek responsibility, The capacity to exercise a relatively high degree of imagination, ingenuity and creativity in the solution of organizational problems is widely, not narrowly, disturbed in the population.”

Minztberg, Henry
“Organizations engage in formal planning, not to create strategies but to program the strategies they already have, that is, to elaborate and operationalize their consequence formally.”

Stueart, Robert D.
“Planning is an effort to anticipate the future and the inevitable change that comes with it. It must be accomplished by choosing among possible alternatives, and with full knowledge and use of techniques and tools available for such action.”

Weber, Max in J.P. Mayer
“ It is horrible to think that the world will be one day be filled with nothing but little cogs, little men clinging to little jobs and striving toward bigger one. This passion for bureaucracy is enough to drive one to despair.”

Webster, Duane and others
“Some of the support of the libraries for the human relation approach and the study of informal process has its basis in the inherent difference of opinion between library managers and staff members over the type of organizational structure needed to archive organizational goals.”

Monday, February 4, 2008

Library Job Opportunities

Since not all librarians and interested parties are not subscribing to PAARL and PLAI yahoogroups.com. Please bear this cross-posting of information. Thank you.

School: Don Bosco Technical Institute - Makati
Position: Librarian
Contact: 8920101 loc.205
Source: PAARL@yahoogroups.com posted 2/4/08


School: Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Position: IT Librarian
Apply at: www.zu.ac.ae
Source: PAARL@yahoogroups.com posted 2/4/08


School: San Benildo Integrated School
Grade School Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal
Position: Librarian
Contact: 681-1718
Source: PAARL@yahoogroups.com posted 2/4/08


School: San Benildo Integrated School
High School Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City
Position: Librarian
Contact: 660-8105
Source: PAARL@yahoogroups.com posted 2/4/08


School: STI College Global City
Position: College Librarian
Interested applicant please look for Ms. Anna Fronda or Arman Bitancur
Contact numbers: 912-0372, 911-1824
Source: PAARL@yahoogroups.com posted 2/4/08


School: STI College Global City
Position: College Librarian
Interested applicant please look for Ms. Anna Fronda or Arman Bitancur
Contact numbers: 912-0372, 911-1824
Source: PLAI@yahoogroups.com posted 1/29/08

Scholarship grant at Nanyang Technological University

Eight scholarships for PhD studies are available at the School of
Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore, for August 2008 and January 2009 admission. These are in the
following areas:
1- Knowledge organization: taxonomies, ontologies, human categorization
behavior

2- Knowledge management

3- Digital libraries: information retrieval, collaborative querying,
learning objects repositories, mobile applications, Web archiving
- Natural language processing: information extraction, summarization,
sentiment categorization
4- User and usability studies, human computer interaction
5- Information literacy, health information literacy.

The scholarships include tuition waiver and monthly stipend of
SGD2,000 (approx. USD1,380), which are tenable for 4 years. The stipend
will comfortably cover living expenses for a single person in Singapore.

Minimum requirements:
- A good Bachelor's degree at a reputable university
- Master's degree in a related area
- GRE

Application procedure:
- Application has to be submitted online at:
http://www.ntu. edu.sg/GradStudi es/Research% 2BProgrammes/ admission/

In the online application form, select "Wee Kim Wee School of
Communication & Information"
- Deadline: Feb 28th, 2008 for Aug 2008 admission. Late applications
may be considered for Jan 2009 admission.
- Application material includes a 2-3 page research proposal, that
indicates the
research area of interest

Background information:
- The Division of Information Studies in the School of Communication &
Information was set up in 1993 to offer the only LIS professional
program in Singapore. It now offers 3 MSc programs in Information
Studies, Knowledge Management and Information Systems, with a total of
about 400 graduate students.
More information about the MSc programs:
http://www.ntu. edu.sg/sci/ graduate/ information_ studies.html


The Division's faculty pages are available at:
http://www.ntu. edu.sg/sci/ about/directory_ is.html


- Singapore is a modern multiracial "garden city" that is safe and
easy to live in. The main languages are English and Chinese.

- Nanyang Technological University is a research-intensive university
that started as an engineering school but is developing into a
comprehensive
university. The medium of instruction is completely in English.

Queries can be directed to Dr Abdus Sattar Chaudhry at:
h-dis@ntu.edu. sg

Christopher KHOO
Associate Professor & Programme Director, MSc in Information Studies
Division of Information Studies
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637718
email: assgkhoo@ntu. edu.sg
tel: (65) 6790-4602, fax: (65) 6791-5214
web: http://www.ntu. edu.sg/home/ assgkhoo


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Sunday, February 3, 2008

2007 Paid PLAI-CVRLC Members

CAGAYAN

Cagayan Colleges Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
1. Maguddayao, Ma. Rizalina
PLAI OR# 8915

2. Sernande, Veneranda C.
PLAI OR# 8916

Cagayan National High School
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
3. Banzuela, Cynthia G.
PLAI OR# 8842

Cagayan State University
Carig, Tuguegarao City
4. Cabaddu, Ma. Benita C
PLAI OR# 8907

Lyceum of Aparri
Aparri, Cagayan
5. Ong-ongawan, Romeo M
PLAI OR# 8826

Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines
Pamplona, Cagayan
6. Zinggapan, Elvira
PLAI OR# 8922

Saint Paul University Philippines
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
7. Tamacay, Joan
PLAI OR# 8853

STI College-Tuguegarao City
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
8. Salmo, Jovelyn P.
PLAI OR# 8841

University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
9. Pinto, Michael


ISABELA

Isabela State University-Angadanan
Angadanan, Isabela
10. Babaran, Erlinda
PLAI OR# 8809

Isabela State University-Echague
Echague, Isabela
11. Concordia, Merelisa
PLAI OR# 8810

Isabela State University-Ilagan
Ilagan, Isabela
12. Cid, Matea P.
PLAI OR# 8807

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

Isabela State University-San Mariano
San Mariano, Isabela
14. Anciano, Ellen G.
PLAI OR# 8808

Isabela State University-San Mateo
San Mateo, Isabela
15. Dela Cruz, Betsie M.
PLAI OR# 8848

Mallig Plains Colleges
Mallig, Isabela
16. Bautista, Ronald Allan T
PLAI OR# 8924

Northeastern College
Santiago City, Isabela
17. Guieb, Vickylyn
PLAI OR# 8927

18. Reconsal, Frenenicia L.
PLAI OR# 8928


Our Lady of the Pillar College
Cauayan, Isabela
19. Abuan, Junes S.
PLAI OR# 8832

20. Ramos, Elizer F
PLAI OR# 8913

Philippine Normal University-Isabela
Alicia, Isabela
21. Dayawon, Jr., Franklin R.
PLAI OR# 8936

Saint Ferdinand College
Ilagan, Isabela
22. Vergara, Ronel V.
PLAI OR# 8932

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

24. Briones, Gloria R.
PLAI OR# 8933

NUEVA VIZCAYA

Aldersgate College
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
25. Bilwag, Victoriana L
PLAI OR# 8901

Diadi National High School
Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya
26. Angeles, Gemma P.
PLAI OR# 8811

Eastern Luzon Colleges
Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
27. Mayrena, Liezl B.
PLAI OR# 8819

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

Nueva Vizcaya State University
Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
29. Natura, Noralyn M.
PLAI OR# 8854

30. Talingdan, Edna
PLAI OR# 8855

Nueva Vizcaya State University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
31. Fronda, Emma Ruth, Cataloger
Lifetime Member

32. Gacayan, Fe A.
Lifetime Member

33. Ramel, Juanita V.
Lifetime Member

34. Tunac, Julita A.
Lifetime Member

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

36. Baquiran, Catherine D.
PLAI OR# 8816

37. Cabonero, Anabelle T
PLAI OR# 8903

38. Cabonero, David A.
PLAI OR# 8818

39. Cayaban, Enrique T.
PLAI OR# 8812

40. Lanzuela, Febie G.
PLAI OR# 8814

41. Lucquiao, Marjorie M.
PLAI OR# 8904

42. Rizardo, Evelyn J.
PLAI OR# 8904

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

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

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

QUIRINO

Quirino State College
Diffun, Quirino
46. Baldonado, Melba L.
PLAI OR# 8929

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

Miss Evelyn J. Rizardo
Librarian
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

QCLAI Seminar in Misamis Oriental on Feb. 20-22, 2008

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to our seminar on Trends & Practices in Customer Service in Libraries & information Centers on Feb. 20-22, 2008 at the Pryce Plaza Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental.

Guest speakers are Prof. Corazon Nera, Chair, Board for Librarians and Ms. Jocelyn Ladlad, European Documentation & American Studies Resource Center, DLSU Manila.

Please refer to attached for more details.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Rory Veloso
Quezon City Librarians Assoc.
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Mendiola Consortium Forum in College of the Holy Spirit on Feb. 15, 2008

Mendiola Consortium Centro Escolar University College of the Holy Spirit La Consolacion College Manila San Beda College
Manila

January 31, 2008

Dear Colleagues,

The MC Committee on Libraries will sponsor a half day forum on “Strategies in Budgeting Processes” on February 15, 2008 (Friday) at the Mother Angela Menemann Hall, College of the Holy Spirit , Mendiola Manila from 8:00-a.m. to 12:00 nn.

This forum aims to :

· Enhance the librarians’ skills and knowledge on budgeting processes.
· Develop creative justification to ensure implementation of library’s proposed programs and services.

A registration fee of P200.00 per participant will be charged to cover snacks and certificate.

For inquiries and reservation please call:

Mrs. Victoria P. Baleva 735-94-06
Mrs. Elsa V. Gerardo 738-02-35 loc 165
Mrs. Rosette E. Nuera 735-60-21 loc 210
Mrs. Lourdes d.c.Roman 735-60-11 loc 5155/6155

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

(SGD.)Mrs. Elsa V. Gerardo
Chair- Committee on Libraries, 2007

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PGLL Seminar in Palawan on April 21-23, 2008

PHILIPPINE GROUP OF LAW LIBRARIANS (PGLL)
The National Library (TNL)
3/F Rm. 301, PLAI Office
T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila

January 18, 2008

Dear Colleague:

The Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL) is pleased to
invite you to a 3-day Seminar on "Partnering for Successful Library
and Information Services" to be held on April 21-23, 2008 at the
Asturias Hotel, South National Highway, Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa
City, Palawan.

Specifically, the objectives are for the participants to:
be updated on the new trends in librarianship; gain awareness of
what, how and why partnering is important to library and information
services; know the issues and problems of partnerships and; to jump
start partnering among the participants.

The seminar is open to all librarians, library
administrators, library support staff, information specialists,
knowledge managers, researchers/ associates, and friends and
stakeholders of library and information services who want to know
about partnering, networking and resource sharing from international
libraries and librarians' experience and perspective.

Registration fee is P4,900.00 (live-in) inclusive of
3days/2nights hotel accommodation with meals/snacks, kits,
certificates of participation and attendance. Live-out fee is
P4,000.00 inclusive of the same entitlements except breakfast and
dinner.

Payments may be made in cash, check or Postal Money Order
payable to Philippine Group of Law Librarians or you may deposit to
our Savings Account No. 00595-1-07824- 9, BPI Family Bank,
Mabini/Pedro Gil Branch, Manila.

Please contact us and confirm your attendance on or before
April 15, 2008: Emma Rey, 9524753, email: emmamrey@yahoo. com; Lily
Echiverri, 9292180; 9205514 loc. 301, email:
lily.echiverri@ gmail.com; Nora Rey, 8189836, email:
nora_rey@cvclaw. com; Margie Rogan, 8308134, email:
margerogan@yahoo. com.

See you all in Palawan!

Very truly yours,

(Sgd.) LILIA F. ECHIVERRI
Chair, Conference Committee
NOTED:

(Sgd.) EMMA M. REY
President

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A D V I S O R Y

Organizer: PHILIPPINE GROUP OF LAW LIBRARIANS (PGLL)
The National Library (TNL), Rm. 301, T.M. Kalaw St.,
Ermita, Manila

Theme: SEMINAR ON PARTNERING FOR SUCCESSFUL LIBRARY AND
INFORMATION SERVICES

Objectives:To be updated on the new trends in librarianship;
gain awareness of what, how and why partnering is important to
library and information services; know the issues and problems of
partnerships and; to jump start partnering among the participants.

Topics:
•Libraries and Librarians of the Future: An International Perspective
•A Day in My Library in the Year 2028
•Issues and Problems in Partnership
•Building Synergy with Stakeholders: Clientele-Librarian
Relationships
•Legal Information on the Web: Can We Trust the Official Version?

Resources Speakers:
•Prof. Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian, Institute
of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, England
•Prof. Holger Knudsen, Library Director, Max Planck Institute for
Foreign Private Law and Private International Law, Germany
•Dr. Lilia R. Austriaco, Professor and Dean, College of Engineering
Angeles University, Angeles City, Philippines
•Dr. Maria Laosunthara, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Venue: Asturias Hotel, South National Highway , Tiniguiban, Puerto
Princesa City, Palawan 5300 Philippines

Date: April 21-23, 2008

Seminar Package: P4,900.00 net/person (live-in); P4,000.00
net/person (live-out);
Seminar fee includes: registration fee, kit, handouts, certificate,
meals, dinner, snacks and Fellowship Dinner.

Optional Tours (Additional Fee)
•Underground River Adventure – P1,300 (whole day tour: 7am to 4pm;
rate includes van & boat transfers, entrance fees and licensed tour
guide);
•Honda Bay Island Hopping – P900.00
•City Tour – P500.00 (half-day tour – Crocodile farm, butterfly
garden, Iwahig Penal Colony, Mitra's ranch, etc.

Reminder:
(1)Participants with food/dietary requirements must inform the PGLL
Officers in advance.
(2)Please bring comfortable casual wear for the city tour.

Transportation: MANILA - PUERTO PRINCESA – MANILA

Airline Contact No.

PAL 855-8888; 556-2152/ 556-2588/556- 2589/556- 2590
CEBU PACIFIC 638-1746; 638-1746
AIR PHILIPPINES 741-0643; 416-5370 to 71

Note: For transportation booking, please contact the above
airlines or the PGLL Officers to assist you.

Registration:
• Registration, April 21, 2008 at the Asturias Hotel, Palawan
from 7:30 A.M.– 1:00 P.M..
• Kit and meal tickets will be provided during the
registration.
• Hotel Registration: Check-In - 21 April 2008, 12:00 Noon;
Check-Out - 23 April 2008, 12:00 Noon

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OFFICERS
2007-2009

President
Emma M. Rey
Congressional Library Bureau (HOR)
TelNo.: 931-59-66
Email: emmamrey@hotmail. com

Vice-President
Lilia F. Echiverri
University of the Philippines Law Library
TelNo.: 9205514(301) ;TelFax:9292180
Email: lily.echiverri@ gmail.com

Secretary
Corazon G. Tolentino
Senate of the Philippines Library
TelNo.: 5526601; Telfax : 5526855
Email: corazon_gt@yahoo. com

Treasurer
Sally C. Tuason
Jose Rizal University Library
Tel.No.: 5318031; Fax No.: 5316087
Email: sally.tuason@ jru.edu

Auditor
Nora P. Rey
Villaraza & Angangco Law Offices Library
TelNo.: 818-9836
Email: nora_rey@cvclaw. com

P.R.O.
Nancy T. Tuason
Legislative Library Service (HOR)
Tel/Fax No.: 952-4753
Email: tuason_nancy@ yahoo.com

Directors:

Julia M. Romano
Office of the Govt. Corporate Counsel Library
TelNo.: 9207475; Fax No.: 4364475
Email: lolitromano@ yahoo.com

Maria B. Tubid
Ombudsman Library
Tel.No.: 426-7749
Email: mayetbtubid@ yahoo.com. ph

Margie C. Rogan
ACCRA Law Office Library
TelNo.:830-8000; Fax No. 816-0119
Email: margerogan@yahoo. com

Ex-Officio
Helen C. De Castro
Presidential Management Staff Library
TelNo.:7343971; Fax No.:7334888
Email: helen.decastro@ pms.gov.ph

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PAARL Seminar in Palawan on April 23-25, 2008

January 30, 2008

Dear Colleague:

The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians
(PAARL) is honored to invite you to its Summer Conference
on "Finding the Library's Place in the 2.0 Environment: Providing
for interactive, collaborative and web-based technologies, resources
and services" to be held on April 23-25, 2008 at the St. Ezekiel
Moreno Spirituality & Development Center, San Jose, Puerto Princesa
City, Palawan.

This Summer Conference has the following objectives:

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 a 3 days/2 nights stay at the Center with meals and
snacks, conference kit, certificates of participation, certificate
of attendance, if so required and a half-day tour. For those who
will prefer to make arrangements for their accommodations (live-
out), fee is PHP 4,000.00 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) or deposit to any BPI
Family Bank Branches near you with Savings Account No. 5951-0782-06.

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,

ELVIRA B. LAPUZ
Chair, Conference Committee

LORETO T. GARCIA
President

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