Friday, March 27, 2009

PGLL Seminar on May 13-15 in Cagayan De Oro City

c/o PLAI Headquarters
3rd Flr., The National Library Bldg.
T. M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila

February 12, 2009

Dear Colleagues:

The Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL) will hold a Seminar on Establishing Legal Resources Collection in Libraries and Information Centers on May 13-15, 2009 at the Pearlmont Inn, Lim Ket Kai Drive in Cagayan de Oro City. This is in line with our advocacy and commitment to provide efficient and effective reference and research support to our major stakeholders in libraries, information centers, departmental offices, the academe, etc.; foster networking among our members and encourage cooperation with other libraries and institutions as well.

The objectives of this seminar are for the participants to:

*Understand the need to establish "legal collection" in their libraries and offices to support legal research in the academe, in lawmaking and in administration of justice;
*Know the core collection of a "legal library and information resource center";
*Learn methods on how to obtain source materials / information; and
*Start networking with institutions.

The fee is P4,500.00 for live-in participants inclusive of accommodation and meals, handouts, kit, certificate of attendance and other administrative expenses while P4,000.00 is charged for live-out participants for the same entitlements except for accommodation, breakfast and dinner. Payable to Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL), BPI Family Savings Bank, CA No. 005951078249, Mabini Street, Manila. An amount of P100.00 is added to the registration fee if paid in cheque issued outside Metro Manila. We would appreciate it if you can send your reservation on or before May 8, 2009.

Kindly communicate your reservation to any of the following: Emma Rey, 931-59-66, email: emmamreay@yahoo. com; Lily Echiverri, 929-2180 or 920-5514 loc. 301, email: lily.echiverri@; Nora Rey, 818-98-36, email: nora.rey@cvclaw. com; Nancy Tuason, 952-47-53, email: tuason_nancy@

Thank you and see you all in Cagayan de Oro City.

Sincerely yours,

Conference Chair

Noted by:


Thursday, March 26, 2009

PLAI Study Tour on May 6-9, 2009 in Singapore

Updated as of May 02, 2009

PLAI Study Tour on May 6-9, 2009 has been reset to first week of June 2009, because of the ff. reasons according to the PLAI president:

1. Many have not paid their airfares. According to the Travel agency, it has to be full payment before they can issue airline tickets;

2. There are only 10 who have signified and most of them have sent partial payment.

So to give time to those librarians, we wish to inform you that we are resetting the trip by first week of June. Should you have queries please, get in touch with Ms. Lily Echeverri, the coordinator.

Member, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
PLAI Headquarters, 3F/Rm.301, The National Library Bldg.
T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila, 1000 Philippines
TeleFax: 525-9401

March 14, 2009

Dear Colleague:


On behalf of Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) - National Capital Region Librarians Council (NCRLC), it is our pleasure to invite you to a training and study visit to Singapore on the theme "Expanding Library Horizons: An Adventure to Singapore" tobe held on May 6-9, 2009.

Information, the expression of human knowledge is heralded to be the main tool of this day and age. As such it has become a very dynamic concept. Information professionals (IPs), on the other hand, are not to be left behind. With technological changes occurring at a fast pace, IPs must be able to adapt to these changes appropriately. One sure say is to be exposed to the learning environments of more technologically- advanced countries like Singapore.

The objectives of this event are:
1. Upgrade and enhance the competencies of IPs in addressing clients’ perception of quality information services and its delivery;
2. Increase awareness and knowledge of document management systems essential for electronic distribution of digital materials;
3. Hone the skills of IPs in their dynamic roles as educators and consultants; and
4. Become aware of common challenges in obtaining/accessing information and to share these experiences with our counterparts in Singapore.

Singapore is a highly urbanized and developed Asian country so the experience will be highly rich in information as well as interesting and enjoyable. This is open for everybody who wants to have an opportunity to learn and upgrade their personal and professional competencies.

The registration fee is US$448.00 (or peso equivalent to prevailing airline rate) inclusive of:
* Roundtrip economy airfare via Philippine Airlines
* 4Days/3Nights hotel accommodation
* Daily Breakfast inside Hotel
* Transfers to technical visits
* Transfers to and from the airport to hotel
* City tours in Singapore
* Full day library visit
* Private use of motor coach during university, school library and museum and information centers visits
* Certificates of Appearance and Attendance
* Pre-departure Tour Briefing
* Services of an English speaking guide during tours

Package exclusions are Airline tax (USD88.00); Philippine Travel Tax (P1,620.00); and Terminal Fee (P750.00).

Details of the study tour are attached for your information. For inquiries, please contact the undersigned:

Name E-mail Address Tel. No. Cel. No.
Nora Claravall nora04claravall@
Lily Echiverri lily.echiverri@ 9292180; 9205514 loc. 301 09282120973
Jo Ladlad ladladj@dlsu. 5244611 loc. 602/ 265 09178989237
Fe Abelardo feabelardo@yahoo. com 5250926 09194948178
Rod Tarlit tarlytup@yahoo. 9818500 loc. 2859

Belen Vibar ph 6370912 loc. 292

We look forward to your participation as we travel together to the different exciting places in Singapore.

Thank you.


NCRLC Council President
Study Tour Coordinator



Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Association of Laguna Librarians Seminar on April 24, 2009 at University of Perpetual Help Laguna Library

The Association of Laguna Librarian

Dear Colleagues,

The Association of Laguna Librarians (ALL) in partnership with ZDRiVE, Inc. will be holding a One-day seminar entitled "Exercising Leadership in the Library: Your Career Option? on April 24, 2009 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the University of Perpetual Help Laguna Library, Sto. Nino, Binan, Laguna.

Expected participants are librarians, managers, library administrators, teachers of Library and Information Science and other library personnel.

Seminar objectives:
* Help librarians, managers, and other library personnel to develop their leadership skills;
* Examine how leadership qualities help to overcome the challenges commonly encountered by the libraries;
* Develop a core of knowledgeable, dedicated and motivated individual who will undertake various leadership responsibilities;
* Identify personal career latitude and ;
* Determine the auspices to career actualization.

* Ms. Lourdes T. David
* Mr. Julius B. Bana

Fee: Php 500.00

For particulars and reservations, please contact any of the officers. Beth Malabanan-UPHL (049-4110181/ 09175451958) email: bdmtravels@yahoo. com;Annie Vidal-UPHL (049-4110181/ 09202331647) email: fherdsanne@yahoo. com;Merlie Castro-UPHS- Calamba(049- 5310027)email: merlita22@yahoo. com; Jessie Bagunu-049-5490933 loc 107 email: jecrose@yahoo. com;Lina Capioso-UPLB (049-5362385/ 09052600362) email:kopiko25@ yahoo. com; Evelyn Bacud-Letran- Calamba)email: jureenebacud@ 049-5455453/ 09213114904; Jojilyn Nabor-Letran( Calamba)- 049-5455453 email: jass1677_nabor@ and Norma Kahiwat-St. Michaels College-049- 5119359.

Thank you and hope to see you in Laguna.

More power to ALL!

Aniline A. Vidal
Conference Chair/Vice President


Elizabeth D. Malabanan

Friday, March 20, 2009

PATLS National Conference on April 13-14, 2009 at Ortigas Foundation Library

The Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (PATLS)

March 9, 2009

Dear Colleagues,

The Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (PATLS) is sponsoring a National Conference on Library and Information Science Education on April 13 and 14, 2009 at the Ortigas Foundation Library, Ortigas Center. The objectives of the conference are: to improve the passing rate of examinees in the licensure examination and to update the teachers, students and practicing librarians on current issues and trends in the profession. The conference will cover the following topics:

Date Time Topics Speakers
13 April 2009
New Age Competencies of Library and Information Science Professionals
Ms. Perla Garcia

Integrating Education, Research and Practice
Dr. Allan de Guzman

Social Networking and Library Service Prof. Johann
Frederick A. Cabbab

Trends, Issues and Challenges in Libraries and Librarianship
Prof. Corazon Nera

Open Forum about the licensure examination
Prof. Corazon Nera

14 April 2009 9:00am-12nn
Forum on “How to improve performance in the licensure examination”
Mr. Vernon Totanes, 1st place, 2004
Ms. Ma Cristina Nabaunag, 1st place, 2006
Mr. Elijah Dar Juan, 1st place 2008
Mr. Eduardo Puzon, 10th place, 2008

1:30-5:00pm General Assembly Members
1:30-3:00 Tour of the Ortigas Foundation Library Non-Members

The conference fee is P2500 inclusive of snacks, lunches, handouts and certificates. It is open to teachers, students, and graduates of library schools, librarians and library support staff. Library school teachers who are not yet members are encouraged to join the Association for a minimum annual fee of P200.

Yours sincerely,

Conference Chair

Thursday, March 19, 2009

PASL Seminar on May 11-13, 2009 at Teachers Camp, Baguio City

Rm. 301 PLAI Office The National Library Building, TM Kalaw St.
Manila, Philippines 2801
Tel. No. 525-9401

March 9, 2009

Dear Colleagues,

The Philippine Association of School Librarians (PASL), Inc. with the cooperation of the Department of Education is pleased to invite you to a 3-day National-Seminar Workshop on "Effective Library Services: Strategies and New Approaches: on May 11-13, 2009 at the Roxas Hall, Teachers Camp, Baguio City.

The seminar-workshop aims to help the professional librarians and non-professionals working in both public and private libraries to:
1. upgrade librarians' knowledge and skills in promoting effective library services
2. enhance teaching and learning skills of librarians through library instruction
3. develop services that will meet the needs and priorities of our libraries
4. promote literary appreciation and recreational reading
5. update the librarians about the PRC matters
Responding to the need for effective library services and enhancement of teaching and learning skills of librarians, we have invited Ms. Del Hernandez, Teacher-Librarian of Ateneo Grade School Educational Media Center and Teacher in the Graduate School of Education and Communication Departments of Ateneo de Manila University; Ms. Zarah Grace C. Gagatiga, Coordinator, Grade School Learning Resource Center of Xavier School; Ms. Rory Sison, former Coordinator of Children Media Center of International School; Ms. Nelia R. Balagapo, Associate Librarian of Asian Development Bank and Prof. Corazon M. Nera, the PRC Board for Librarians Chairman and the Director of Libraries, Lyceum of the Philippines, to update librarians on PRC matters.

Registration fee is Php 3,900.00 for live-in participants and Php 3,700 for live-out participants. This is inclusive of seminar kit, certificate, handouts and board and lodging (snacks, lunch and dinner for live-in participants; snacks and lunch for live-out participants) .

For more information, please contact Ms. Corazon DG Cruz - Claret School of Quezon Cityat tel. no. 921-6587 local 230, cellphone no. 0916-3208011; Ms. Procerfina V. Laman - Laong-Laan Elementary School, tel. no. 741-8065, cellphone no. 0927-3472740 and Ms. Constancia R. Jimenez - Olangapo City National High School tel. no. (047) 224-7604, cellphone 0916-7010724.

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

Thank you.

Sincerely your

(SGD.) Procerfina V. Laman
Seminar Coordinator

(SGD.) Corazon DG. Cruz
Overall Seminar Chairman

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

PNU-LISAA, Inc. Lakbay Library on April 14, 2009

Philippine Normal University
Library and Information Science Alumni Association
Taft Avenue, Manila

Dear Colleagues:


The PNU-LISAA, Inc. a caring alumni groupwill sponsor “Lakbay Library sa BSP at TJIC” on April 14, 2009 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. We are please to invite you and your librarians to this activity.

There will be lectures in this activity where we hope to:
* share the knowledge on the significance of the library collection of the new Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Thomas Jefferson Information Center; its management and their best practices.
* disseminate information on websites that are free and distribute some free materials that would enhance library collection .

The morning session will be held at the library of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Roxas Blvd, Malate Manila and the afternoon session will be at the Thomas Jefferson Information Center of the US Embassy.

Forum fee is P500 which would include snacks, lunch, certificates and transportation from BSP to TJIC. Interested participants are requested to deposit the said amount to any Banco de Oro branch under Philippine Normal University-Library and Information Science Alumni Association Inc savings account number 470378972 or please pay upon reserving a slot on or before April 3. Reservation without the payment will not be considered valid. Please refer to the attached program for other details.

There are only thirty five slots so please register soonest. For security reasons in entering especially at TJIC, walk-ins will not be accommodated.

We are looking forward to your positive response.

Thank you very much



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

University of La Salette Graduate School Seminar on April 4, 2009

Graduate School
Santiago City

March 10, 2009


Greetings in the name of Our Lady of La Sallete!

The Master of Science in Library Science Student Society (MSLSSS) is a group of MSLS students empowered by the University of La Salette to actively involve in extracurricular and research activities, cordially invites you to a seminar on “Media Awareness and Services and a Basic Information on Library Automation”

to be held on April 4, 2009 at the University of La Sallette Auditorium, Santiago City. We will be inviting Mrs. Evangeline Baluyot, Instructional Media Section Chief of Jose Rizal University in Mandaluyong City to share and strengthen her expertise on the issues and concerns.

Our objectives are to strengthen our knowledge outside classroom teaching and be rationalized in what we believe to be the most interesting and critical topics for discussion among librarians and information professionals nowadays. This topic includes:
1. Awareness of Librarians on Instructional Media and Services
2. Basic Information of Library Automation
3. Moving through the mobile web: libraries and Mobile technologies.

Invitation is extended to professionals and Library Support Staff, Education and IT students who recognize the importance of understanding and the importance of providing sound and effective services by taking into consideration the personal and professional development of hi-tech. as the latest trends nowadays.

Registration fee is PHP 300.00 for professionals and PHP 200.00 for students entitles (1) one day seminar including snacks, meals and certificates.

Your favorable response to this invitation will be greatly appreciated. Please confirm your reservations on or before March 20, 2009. Kindly e-mail or text the following officers of MSLS Student Society for inquiries and reservation. We shall be looking forward to welcoming you in Santiago City!

Sincerely yours,

Ferdinand A. Lapuebla
President, MSLS Student Society

Mr. Zoilo Enriquez, Jr.


Mr. Ferdinand A. Lapuebla
Our Lady of the Pillar College- Cauayan
Email: lapuebla75_olpcc@
CP # 0910-22-3527

Vice – President
Ana Maria Aquino
Program Learning Technology College

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Aileen Ilagan
Philippine Cultural College-Annex
Caloocan City
Email: crushlyangel@
CP # 0926-9237539

Cora Lappay
St. Paul University
Tuguegarao City
CP # 0917-9645714

Corazon Tumbali
St. Paul University
Tuguegarao City
Email: corazontumbali@
CP# 09152525411

Grace Tagacay
Medical College of Northern Philippines
Email: tagacaygrace@
CP # 09052426837

Business Manager
Maricel Daquioag
Cauayan National High School
Cauayan City
CP # 0908502130

Melody Rimudaro
St. Joseph College
Email: melody_rimudaro@
CP # 0926-9396549

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Laybrari: Nasuya sa Kostumer Ni Roderick Ramos

Ikatatlong Bahagi ng Ikalawang Serye (II: 3, 2009 Marso)

Hindi mainam kung ang laybraryan ay masusuya, palihim man o hindi, sa minsang hindi kagandahan ng ugali o kilos ng isang tagatangkilik. Ito ay tahimik na sandata ngunit isang makatotohanang banta na maaring di magdulot ng magandang relasyon ng laybrari sa kanyang mga mambabasa. Nasusulat sa bibliya ng pakikipag-ugnayan na ang pagkasuya o pagkainis sa isang kostumer ay di lingid bagkus ay natural na nararamdaman niya ito – bago, habang o kahit na tapos na ang pakikipagtalakayan o usapan. Nararapat lamang na lahukan pa ng isang laybraryan ang kanyang disiplina sa pakikipag-ayos ng kahit na payak na sining upang di maging negatibo o di otentiko ang pakikipagdaupang palad sa kanyang mga kostumer.

Halimbawa: halatang-halata na di nagustuhan ni Flor, isang Inglisera at sopistikadang laybraryan, ang pagkain ng tsitsirya ni Honey, mag-aaral na galing sa isang mayamang pamilya, sa loob ng silid-aklatan. Dinig na dinig ang tagisan ng kanilang artikulasyon sa Ingles at matutunghayan ang kawalan ng mas malalim na layunin kung bakit nasasangkot. Hindi naging mabuti ang pakiramdam ng dalawang panig bagkus ito ay lagi na lang nagpapaalala sa isa’t-isa ng kakatwang pangyayari na di kalusog-lusog sa tuwing nagkukrus ang kanilang daan sa loob at labas ng pamantasan.

Pangalawa, ikinabahala naman ng klerk ang galit ng isang bisita dahil sa hindi niya binigyan ng permiso ito na makagamit ng laybrari. Ang bisitang babae ay galing pa sa Las Pinas at dumating sa laybrari ng walang referral letter at lagpas sa takdang oras. Halos isumpa ang klerk at sinasabing masidhi ang kanyang nais na makapagsaliksik, hindi man lang siya pinagbigyang makapasok bagama’t handa naman siyang magbigay ng kaukulang bayad.

Gamit ang model na S-E-R-V-E mula sa isang laybrari sa Singapore, maitataas ang antas ng uri ng pakikisalamuha sa mga tagatangkilik at mapapabilis ang hinahangad na tagumpay sa otentikong pakikipagkaibigan ng laybrari sa mga tagatangkilik.

Nararapat na humingi ng paumanhin ang laybrayan sapagkat di naging kaaya-aya ang kalagayan ng tagatangkilik. Sa anumang sitwasyon, ang pag-aaruga ng tama sa mambabasa ay dapat na makita – maayos man ito o hindi sa serbisyong mayroon ang aklatan. (Say Sorry!)

Maglaan kaagad ng solusyon at kalimutan pansamantala ang bigat ng problema. Sa harap ng isang umiiyak na mag-aaral na nawalan ng bag, sabihan at papuntahin ng mabilis ito sa palikuran ng mga babae upang masumpungan ang hinahanap. (Expedite the solution!)

Maiinis nga naman ang propesor kung paghihintayin siya sa pagdating ng magdedesisyon kung pahihiramin siya ng higit sa limang libro o hindi gayong ang pagpapasiya ay nasa kamay naman ng mga di liban na mga kawani. (Respond immediately! )

Kausapin ang kostumer ng may kahinahunan at ipaliwanag na sa ikalawang pagkakataon ay inaasahang dala niya ang kanyang library card at ito ay validated ng mga kinauukulan. (Victory for the customer!)

Mag-analisa ng mga naganap: nararapat bang humingi ng paumanhin o hindi? Baka di naman hinihingi ng sitwasyon o mas dapat pagtuuunan ng pansin ang tumpak na solusyon. Nakaramdam ka ba ng kabiguan sa gitna ng ngiti na mayroon ang iyong tagatangkilik? Pakatandaan na ang tagumpay (ngiti sa mga labi) niya ay tagumpay ng rin laybraryan at laybrari. (Evaluate the library experience.)

Ang yutilisasyon ng S-E-R-V-E mula sa bansang Singapore ay pasado bilang isang otentikong learning model para sa laybraryan ng kasalukyang panahon.

Monday, March 2, 2009

ASLP Seminar on May 6-8, 2009 in Aklan

Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines

February 26, 2009

Dear Colleagues:

The Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines is pleased to invite you to a three-day "Seminar-Workshop on Collection Management: Current Trends, Practices and Future Directions" on May 6 – 8, 2009 at the Sampaguita Gardens Resort and Spa, 506 Rizal St., Poblacion New Washington, Aklan.

The seminar specifically aims to:

a. enhance knowledge in all aspects of library services;
b. prepare the librarian for an advanced role in information delivery; and
c. update information professionals/ specialist on the theories and processes involved in retrieval, dissemination and utilization of information sources.

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

The seminar fees are as follow:

Php 5,800.00 – for live-in participants - covers hotel accommodation for 3 days and 2 nights with meals (buffet), kits, hand-outs and certificate.

Php 5,000.00 – for live-in accompanying guests, non-participants - covers hotel accommodation for 3 days and 2 nights and with meals (buffet), kits, hand-outs, and certificate

Php 4,000.00 – for live-out - covers 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 4 snacks (buffet), kits, hand- outs and certificate.

Trip to Boracay is optional. Please inform us in advance if you are joining.

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

For reservation and further inquiries, kindly contact the following:

Edita M.Dumo (NEDA) Tel. No. 631-3757 Fax: 631-3282
Wilhelmina D.P. Lopez Tel. No. 890-4660 Telefax 890-4721
Andrea A. Canlas Tel. No. 996-4541/631- 0921 loc. 134; 168
Ma. Luisa Madlangbayan Tel. No. 734-3971 loc. 115
Edeliza C. Gallo Tel. No. 924-2413

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Wilhelmina D. P. Lopez
Vice-President/ Conference Chair

Noted by:

Edita M. Dumo

Sunday, March 1, 2009

PAARL Summer Seminar-Workshop on April 29-May 1, 2009 in Lyceum of Aparri, Aparri, Cagayan

Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians
Ermita, Manila

26 February 2009

Dear Colleague s and Friends,

Warm greetings from PAARL!

The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL) is pleased to invite you to its Summer Seminar-Workshop on the theme“Librarians at their Best: Envisioning and Realizing Multilevel and Progressive Reader’s Services.” This is the third of the series of continuing professional education activity lined up for the year which will be held on April 29 – May 1, 2009 at the Lyceum of Aparri, Aparri, Cagayan.

The theme is geared towards meeting the following objectives:

1. To revitalize the participants on the core concepts of Reader’s Services through optimal use of web-based technologies and integration of multi-channel interaction strategies and approaches to patrons of dynamic cultures and preferences.

2. To discuss the close association between readers and librarians in creating valuable and productive Reader’s Services programs and activities.

3. To brainstorm, benchmark and draw recommendations that will best sustain and facilitate the exceptional functions and crucial role of Reader’s Services in shaping the minds and values of library patrons.

For live-in participants, a seminar fee of PhP 4,000 will be charged inclusive of 3 days/2 nights accommodation with meals and snacks, seminar kits, handouts, cultural tour and certificates. Likewise, accompanying persons of live-in participants will be charged PhP 3,000 to cover the cost of accommodation with meals and snacks and cultural tour. For live-out participants who wish to arrange for their own accommodation, seminar fee is PhP 3,500.

Also available upon request is CHED or DECS Memo endorsing this activity.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact the undersigned or any of the association’s officers/directors. We would appreciate if you could help us disseminate this activity by posting a copy of this invitation and brochure on your bulletin board or share this information with other librarians.

Thank you and we look forward to your continued support and participation.

Sincerely yours,

Christopher C. Paras
Vice-President/ Chair Conference Committee

Noted by:

Elvira Lapuz