Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
She's launching Pottermore on the 31st of July. Harry Potter goes digital!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Dear Ms. Angelic Bautista,
As a colleague in the field of school librarianship, honestly, I believe that we are short of trainings and workshops geared towards the development of our field. On a lighter note, the range of our field is broad, it is not limited to school librarianship per se.
As a practice, we in De La Salle Zobel, try to attend different fora, workshops and trainings geared not only in the development of school librarianship but of the field of library and information science, at large.
While I may not be able to suggest and recommend to you particular and specific upcoming trainings and workshops, may I suggest that you join the mailing list or Yahoo groups of the following:
-- Philippine Association of School Librarians, Inc. (PASLI)
-- Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL)
-- PLAI - National Capital Region (PLAI-NCR)
-- PLAI - Southern Tagalog Regional Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC)
-- Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY)
-- Children's Literature Association of the Philippines
The good thing about these mailing lists and websites is that these professional groups try to update their members and other colleagues in the profession of the latest and upcoming events, e.g. trainings, workshops, ect., which most of the time are open for all to attend (charges and fees apply, of course).
Another venue where you could find upcoming events is through Alumni Associations of different LIS School like UP-LSAA, PNU-LISAA, etc. And even student-hosted activities of different LIS schools like UP FLIPP.
And lastly, you may also want to join different mailing groups of International LIS Organizations like International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) and Your School Library (YSL).
I hope that somehow, at the least, I was able to help you with your query. As I've said, we may not limit our vision to school librarianship per se because our field continues to grow and develop.
Monday, June 20, 2011
The UP School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) announces the offering of two review classes for librarians who will take the licensure examination to be given on November 23 and 24. The review program will be held for 12 Sundays from August 14 to October 30 at SLIS in UP Diliman.
An Intensive Review Course will also be offered for from October 17 to 28 at the same venue.
The reviewers are teachers of library and information studies and practicing librarians from academic, public, special and school libraries, who are experts in their respective fields.
Interested parties are requested to make their reservations early because the number of reviewees to be accepted is limited to 90. They will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration fee is P3,700 excluding food.
For more information, please call 981-8500 local 2869 to 2871 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Friday, June 17, 2011
There are so many good ones to read and include in the blog roll! I just might sit on this one day and add them in SLIA's list of blogs. For now, The Unquiet Librarian and Joyce Valenza's NeverEndingSearc are in my bookmark. Oh! What would I give to meet Joyce Valenza in person? Or maybe online?
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Teller: Madame, meron din palang board exam ang mga librarians. (Madame, I didn't know librarians have licensure exams.)
Me: Oo. Required by law. (Oh yes as requied by law.)
Teller: Bakit kelangan pang may license? (Why is a license essential?)
For the first time in my life, I was asked a beauty queen question.
Me: Ang trabaho kase ng librarian multi-faceted. Merong teaching at educational functions; creation and communicaion of information; at knowledge management. Sa global and IT driven economy, yung talong yun ang importante - education, information and knowledge. Dun umiikot ang work namin. (The work of a librarian is multi-faceted. We are involved in teaching and education; creation and communication of infomation; and knowledge management. In a global and IT driven economy, these three things are important - education, information and knowledge. That's where our expertise is required.)
Teller: Anong college or univeristy ba na ang nag-ooffer ng course na yan? (Is there a university offering that course?)
Me: Oo. Sa UP, PNU, UST. Meron pa nga a San Carlos University sa Visayas at Mindanao State University sa Mindanao (Yes. The course is offered in UP, PNU, UST. San Carlos University in Visayas and Mindanao State University in Mindanao.)
Teller: Ah...talaga, madame. (Really, madame.)
I nodded and she handed me my transaction reciepts. What a day it was!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The National Library of the Philippines has scheduled a month long cebration of his sesquicentenary that began last May 2011 when the German conservators worked on minor restorations on the El Fili, Noli, Mi Ultimo Adios and retellings of William Tell. There are exhibits of the restored documents, film viewing sessions ans storytelling for children on Rizaliana for the young.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines(CCP) has scheduled shows as well that highlight Jose Rizal's life, love and works. Check the website fo details. The National Library and the CCP are institutional members of the PBBY.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
It turned out that she did not get a copy and the presentation was not uploaded in Slideshare. What I did was to refer her to an old blogpost that shows how the Arizona State University came up with The Library Channel. On top of that, I sent Belle bullet points of my lecture since my presentation is still in the soaked MacBook.
So here are the points I gave Belle (off the top of my head) --
*Edutainment and Infotainment is coined from education and entertainment / information and entertainment.
*This is used by advertisers and marketing people to sell the "educative" and "knowledge" value of their products.
*The library can use edutainment for the same purpose given that the library has products that can be sold to a specific market or audience.
*Edutainment should therefore be used with caution by librarians and library practitioners.
*Planning should take place before it's implementation. Areas to consider when planning for edutainment - manpower and human resource (who can do the job? who are capable to create audio-video presentations, brochures, o websites, blogs, etc), available technology, content and products to promote and sell, links and network or collaborrative partners, BUDGET, administrative support and intended market.
*Undergo feasibility studies, focus group discussions and trial sessions.
* Library assesment and evaluation is essential as well. This will help librarians identify areas to promote via library edutainment.
*Feedback is important - remember edutainment involves communication so it is a process of receiving and getting and the four basic communication art skills - listening, speaking, writing and reading
* UP LibRadio is a good example of library edutainment. De La Salle Dasmarinas also has a library radio program broadcast in Dasmarinas, Cavite.
It would be great to hear news from Belle and the echo seminar she did with her colleagues.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Dear Ms. Zarah --!
I am a school librarian, currently connected with Marist School-Marikina. Please advice me if there are upcoming events e.i., workshops/conferences regarding librarianship especially in a school library set up. I am very interested in participating. Thanks a lot! God bless
Will be sending her a reply this week so keep visiting the blog. I will also post two more librarian querries this month from the workshops I did last summer.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
This is in the context of foreign titles published in the US but local teens, especially those living in middle class and higher middle class Manila have access to such.
My two cents worth -- Go to the library, parents! Speak to your librarian for books you want your teenager to read. If not the school librarian, go to the teacher, guidance counselor, school principal, head of school , etc. Better yet, be a reader of the books your teenager may be reading. Engage book in talks and book discussions. Help teens develop their own discriminating taste on books and reading materials.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
|Steve Mooser with KUTING friends -( L-R) Kinchay Villafranca, Lalaine Aquino, Steve Mooser, Zarah Gagatiga, Heidi Abad and Bong Oris|
Karina Bolasco is now speaking about enchantment and realism in Philippine Children's Books.
Now where to get the time to finish the story? Sigh.
Steve Mooser, SCBWI President and founder of the Los Angeles chapter in the US, is on stage now telling stories of his childhood and his dreams; how he came about in the children's book industry; and some adventures thrown upon him by Destiny. It's pretty interesting listening to his experience.
The morning began with a booktalk session presided by SCBWI Officer, Beaulah Pedragosa Taguiwalo. There were a mixture of local and foreign titles talked about. It was great to hear writers speak of their favorite books. My book of choice was The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss. It's by an icon and presents an equalizing idea that feet may come in different shapes, sizes, colors and kinds. But, at the end of the day, what matters is that our feet --all feet, are meant for walking.
We are now to begin the writing exercise!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Prof. Ambeth Ocampo will unravel these stories in a lecture at the Ayala Museum on 25 June 2011. Details on the poster below an a press release of the lecture.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
I have learned that librarians...evolve, in terms of purpose in shaping the minds of the learners. It’s no longer sticking to... traditional role that is limited to provide the services to the clientele. It’s like coming out of the shell just like my personal experience. Nowadays, librarians in a functional library can perform multitasking to the extent of having a modular teaching of Information Literacy Program to the grade school and high school as part of the school’s curriculum. And having that workshop in outsourcing the use of digital facilities as aid in teaching, gave...another stack of knowledge that we may be able to alleviate our strategies in delivering our lesson and activity to the learners.Thanks Reech! May we see each other again in another learning venue.
More power to you to empower Librarians like me.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Last December 2010, we briefly saw each other in another professional gathering. We exchanged hellos and beso-beso but we didn’t get the chance to even have coffee. She was, at the time, undergoing chemotherapy. The pink bandana she wore on her head matched her baby pink blouse and white slacks. Of course, the ever-present hoop earrings, bangles and the effervescent smile completed the act. Her disposition belied the struggle with ovarian cancer.
After five months, she’s on her way to recovery. Her hair has grown back and the color on her cheeks portends good health on its way.
I am so happy for Jolad to have survived cancer. Some would call it a miracle. Jolad called it God’s presence in her life. Never did she question God at the onset of the disease. Her constant prayer was for God to help her find the means to sustain the expenses necessary for medication and healing. God provided her with the money and much more! The moral support had been aplenty. Neither was she afraid to die. She believes that the life she’s been given is peppered with blessings and seasoned with graces.
Jolad works as academic and research librarian at the De La Salle University, Taft Ave., Manila. She had been a school librarian, teacher and active officer of PNU LISSAA, ASLP and PLAI-NCR. Mabuhay ka, Jo!