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Christmas Party is an annual affair celebrated upon the coming of birth of Jesus Christ. The date commemorates a major festival and public holiday in most countries of the world. In PUP the said affair was celebrated last December 13, at the Lobby of the Graduate School Building and I am very happy for being there as an organizing committee and a role model to my classmates.

The program was started by a prayer led by Melton Jo followed by the words of welcome and a Christmas message by Robert Valiente, President, MLIS Association. There were games prepared for the enjoyment of everyone, a luncheon, a raffle draw and an exchange gift.


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February 3, 2010 at 4:09 am

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                  As an officer of the PUP MLIS Association, it is my responsibility to attend the meeting called by the President held on December 6, at the lobby of the PUP Graduate school Building in Sta. Mesa, Manila. Planning and Preparation for the coming Christmas Party was the main agenda of the meeting.

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February 3, 2010 at 4:01 am

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Reden Attended the Lecture-Forum

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I am one of the eight librarians of SSC-R de Cavite who attended the lecture-forum on “Source Materials of Philippine History found on the Archives of Mexico” held last December 9, 2009 at Tanghalang Julian Felipe, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas. The paper was presented by Dr. Isabel Monroy, Presidentia of Colegio de San Luis in Potosi, Mexico.

 The lecture-forum was organized by DLSU-D College of Liberal Arts – COOPERACION: Enhancing the Philippine Latin American Relations in collaboration with Museo De La Salle; aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo; Network of CALABARZON Educational Institutions (NOCEI); Phil. Academic Consortium for Latin American Studies; and Embassy of Mexico to the Philippines.

 On the same occasion, an emergency meeting of CLASS, Inc. was called and was attended at the Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo.

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February 3, 2010 at 3:58 am

Reden at the First Cavite Public Librarians Seminar-Workshop

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I was very lucky for the first time to experience a task of being a resource speaker of the 3 day Seminar-Workshop on Public Libraries Onward to Modern Technology. I am the first speaker who shared my knowledge on “Basic Audio Visual Presentation”. Other topics tackled during the seminar include: Information Literacy for Public Librarians; Customer Care through Technology; PR of Public Libraries and Communication Practice in in the Library World were taken by Mr. Roderick Ramos, Administrative Service Faculty/Librarian of the De La Salle University Manila; Eduardo Quiros, Chief of Information Division of the Philippine National Library discussed the subject on “Linking International with Libraries” and Mr. Marcial R. Batiancila, Director of Libraries of SSC-R de Cavite who is at present on a two-year master studies in Europe discussed, through teleconferencing the topic entitled “Building Social Network Among Public Librarians in Cavite.” The said seminar was dubbed as the first- ever Cavite public librarians seminar-workshop held at the E-lib Kiosk, Legislative Building, Provincial Capitol, Trece Martires City from November 16-18, 2009. It was held in conjunction with the observance of the 75th National Book Week Celebration and aimed to expose the participants to technology applications to library services and equip them with practical knowledge and skills on building or creating web pages.

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February 3, 2010 at 3:55 am

CLASS, Inc. Board Meeting

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It is an opportunity for me for having attended the CLASS, Inc. Monthly Board Meeting held at the Cavite Provincial Library, Legislative Bldg., Provincial Capitol, Trece Martires City on November 12. Preparation and plans for the December 2009 forum and general assembly was the agenda of the meeting.

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February 3, 2010 at 3:46 am

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5th NOCEI Research Forum

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I was very fortunate for having participated in the 5th Network of CALABARZON Education Institutions (NOCEI) Research Forum  2009 with the theme “Geared Towards Productivity and Social Development” held last October 23 at SSC-R Main Auditorium. Over a hundred papers were presented in seven parallel sessions and through posters.

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February 3, 2010 at 3:38 am

Meeting the Challenges of Librarianship across Barriers: A Conference and General Assembly

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PLAI Tarp 3ft x 8ftThis regional conference and general assembly was attended and participated by Reden M. Cruzado, a high school librarian of the San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite. This 3-day conference was held last October 7-9, 2009 at the Eastern Manila Hotel and Training Center (formerly Las Brisas Hotel), Ortigas Ave., Extension, Antipolo City, Rizal.

 SUNP0121As the Philippine communities continue to change and grow, libraries must adapt to changing community needs and work across barriers of culture, language, space and time. Thus, this year’s conference theme “Meeting the Challenges of Librarianship across Barriers” was organized by the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. – Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC).

SUNP0122 The conference aims (1) to present the current trends, issues, and challenges that libraries and information providers are faced within this information age; (2) to explore the many available tools and technology that can assist librarians in transforming themselves and making their library services receptive to needs of their constituents; and (3) to empower the administrators, librarians, information professionals and teacher-librarians in meeting the challenges of librarianship across all barriers.

 There were 11 speakers who presented lectures and workshops on the following:

  1. Impact assessment on internet use and policies: The PLAI-STRLC experience by  Marcial R. Batiancila (Director of Libraries-SSC-R de Cavite, President, PLAI-STRLC, DILL Erasmus Mundus Scholar);
  2. Copyright issues in the e-environment by Atty. JJ Disini (Lawyer – Disini & Disini Law Office);
  3. Open access initiative and creative commons by Sonia M. Gementiza (Director of Libraries – DLSU-Dasmariñas, President – CLASS, Inc.);
  4. Fellowships and grants for librarians by Carina C. Samaniego (Librarian – Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila Campus, QC);
  5. Basic Blogging for Librarians by Zarah Gagatiga (Coordinator, Xavier School Grade School Learning Resource Center);
  6. E-reference services: trends and challenges by Dorothy “Petite” Capitin-Geronimo (Asian Development Bank);
  7. Repackaging librarianship, current challenges and trends on organizing library resources by Corazon M. Nera (Director of Libraries – Lyceum of the Phil., & Chair, Board for Librarians);
  8. Role of technology in organizing library learning spaces: trends and challenges by Lourdes T. David (Library Director – Rizal Library of Ateneo de Manila University);
  9. Curent challenges and trends in organizing library resources by Lourdes T. David (Library-Director – Rizal Library of Ateneo de Manila University).
  10. Health and wellness talk by Dr. Carmina Estacio and Dr. Jocelyn Mary B. Revilla (Makiling Medical Society and Laguna Medical Society).

 Part of the conference was the workshop and open forum at the end of each session. The conference became an active environment because all participants were actively participated in the bingo socials and luau party. There were prizes awaits every winner.

 The Participants:

 IMG_8217There were 62 participants from different schools/ colleges/universities in the Southern Tagalog Region, one (1) in NCR and CAR, respectively.

 Four (4) attendees came from ALL. They were from UP Open University, San Sebastian College-Recoletos Laguna, UP Los Baños, and San Pablo Colleges.

 Nine (9) attendees were from LAB represented by 7 institutions from Lyceum of Batangas, Batangas Eastern Academy, Lipa City Public College, Colegio ng Lungsod ng Batangas, De La Salle Lipa, Batangas Provincial Library and Batangas City Public Library.

 RLA has 15 participants from 9 institutions namely: Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School, Nuestra Sra. De Aranzazu Parochial School, Siena College Taytay, World Citi Colleges-Antipolo, San Beda College-Taytay, University of Rizal Systems-Binangonan, Cardona, Angono and Morong Campuses. Rizal Province being the host province had recorded with the most number of attendees.

 13 participants were occupied in LAQueP represented by 5 institutions from Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Manuel S. Enverga Institute Foundation, Inc., Quezon Provincial Library, Sacred Heart College and Calayan Educational Foundation Inc. Most of the attendees were from Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation with 8 participants.

 CLASS, Inc. had 8 attendees. They were represented with 6 institutions from San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta – Molino, Cavite Provincial Library, Olivarez College – Tagaytay and Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies.

 However in Region IV-B, OMLA was participated by 6, composed of 5 institutions from Calapan City Library, Jose J. Liedo Jr. Memorial National High School, Divine World College of Calapan, Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology, and City College of Calapan.

 There were 2 attendees from Marinduque State College. There were also attendees from the University of Baguio represented CAR and NCR which was represented with 2 institutions from Dr. Carlos S. Lanting College and World City Colleges, respectively.

 General Assembly:

 A general Assembly was commenced in the afternoon session of the third day, October 9, 2009. It has presided by Mr. Marcial R Batiancila, PLAI-STRLC President with the opening prayer led by Ms. Milagros Pangilinan and a word of welcome by Dr. Nora J. Claraval, PLAI-VP for Luzon. A roll call and a call to order were made by Mr. Rene B. Manlangit and Mr. Batiancila, respectively. Ms. Lilia F. Echeverri (PLAI-President) gives an updates on PLAI which was followed by PLAI-STRLC chairman’s and treasurer’s report by Mr. Batiancila and Ms. Rosario A. Villamater, respectively.

The highlights of the general assembly was made in the late afternoon with the report of each provincial chapters presidents’ from Occidental/Oriental Mindoro Librarians Association (OMLA), Librarians Association of Quezon Province (LAQueP), Librarians Association of Batangas (LAB), Association of Laguna Librarians (ALL), Cavite Librarians Association, Inc. (CLASS, Inc.), and Rizal Librarians Association (RLA). The program was ended with the awarding of certificates.

 PLAI-STRLC also acknowledges the sponsors/exhibitors/product presenters of the seminar. They were Anvil Publishing, Inc.; F&J de Jesus publishing; Phoenix Publishing; and Filbar’s publishing.

 Ms. Gloria M. Melendres (President-RLA) delivered words of welcome; Ms. Joan Fang Jen Lin (Auditor–RLA) introduced the keynote speaker while Ms. Loida J. Cordoba (Co-chair, Conference Committee & Vice-President – RLA) reads the conference mechanics. Moreover, Rev. Fr. Paul M. de Vera, OSB (Library Coordinator, San Beda College) served as keynote speaker during the first day. Moderators are Ms. Concepcion P. Villanueva (VP-CLASS, Inc.); Ms. Cristina Arconcil (Treasurer – RLA); and Ms. Lilian C. Rabino (BoD-PLAI-STRLC). Documentations were performed by Reden M. Cruzado (P.R.O.–CLASS, Inc.); Rene B. Manlangit (Secretary-PLAI-STRLC); and Jenalyn M. Pancho (NOMELEC Member-PLAI-STRLC).

 Ms. Audrey G. Anday (VP-PLAI-STRLC) gives a closing remark.



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November 11, 2009 at 7:14 am