May
07

Mga karanasang hindi makakalimutan (inayos mula sa pinakamaganda hanggang sa di kagandahan):

Napuntahan ang sentro ng Pilipinas na kung saan matatagpuan ang Luzon Datum. Naakyat ang isa sa pinaka mataas na bundok sa Mrinduque na matatagpuan sa Sitio Hinangayon, Mogpog. Ito ay may taas na 315 ft.

The Luzon Datum

The Luzon Datum with travel buddies

The Peak

Nasaksikahan ang mga Morion. Ang Moriones Festival ay pinagdiriwang taon-taon at dinarayo ng libo-libong mananampalataya at bisita. Nalaman din kung gaano kamahal ang isang masakara na isinusuot ng mga morion. Hindi lang pala matatanda ang mga nagsusuot ng morion, kundi, ang mga bata din..hinahanda na rin nila ang mga kabataan na maging morion sa kanilang paglaki.

Si Longhino

Mga Binatilyo na Morion

Batang Morion

Mga Morion

Putong. Kami ay inimbitahan sa bahay ng aming kaibigan dahil sa isang surpresa. Wala kaming kamalay-malay na kami pala ay hahandugan ng awitin na may halong sayaw. Kami ay kanilang binigyan ng alay at pinutungan ng korona. Ang pagpuptong pala ay ginagawa sa mga bisita, may kaarawan, at mga espesyal na araw. Pagkatapos ng pagpuputong kami ay inanyayahan sa salo-salo. Maraming salamat mga Marinduqueños!

Putong

Naikot ang buong Marinduque. Napuntahan ang Boac, Mogpog, Gasan, Sta Cruz, atbp. Nag-Visita Iglesia din.

Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral Parish in Boac

San Isidro Labrador Parish in Mogpog

Holy Cross Parish in Sta. Cruz

Nakapagluto ng ginataang kuray at sinabawang shells sa unang pagkakataon. Salamat sa gabay Ate Shie! 🙂

Ginataang Kuray

Sinabawang Shells

Ang pinakahuli sa listahan, ang hindi kanais-nais..ang ayaw ng ulitin pa..ang RORO ng Montenegro at ang traffic sa Quezon kapag holy week.

Maraming salamat, Marinduqueños!

Maraming salamat, travel buddies! 🙂

May
07

Hundred Islands is one of the best summer destinations in Philippines.

Hundred Islands

Why not feel the heat under the sun, walk in the white sands, swim with the jellyfish, and dive in the cave with the bats watching over you!

Photo credit: Mia Monica Santos

The Jellyfish with Liza

Dive at Marcos Island

And yes, the Edtechies witnessed the beauty of Hundred Islands!

Here’s the itinerary:

April 29
6 PM – 10 PM > Dinner (Office)
9 PM – 4 AM > Office – Alaminos, Pangasinan

April 30
4 AM > Check in Vista de Las Islas Hotel
6 AM – 7 AM >Breakfast
7 AM > Travel to Hundred Islands
11 AM – 12 NN > Lunch at Marcos Island
12 PM – 3 PM > Beach activities, snorkeling, etc.
3 PM – 4 PM > Island Hopping
5 PM – 6 PM > Back to Hotel
7 PM > Dinner at Makayon Grillhaus
8 PM – Onwards > Pool Activities, Videoke etc. (Team Building), Free time

May 01
4 AM > Check out
6 AM > Side trip for shopping at Pangasinan
8 AM > Breakfast
9 AM – 12 NN > Pangasinan – Office

The EdteQuestors

The EdteQuestors

The Pirate Committee

The Pirate Committee

If you’ve planned to visit the Hundred Islands, you may contact Kuya Celso Anonuevo (0919-5763683/anonuevo_celso@yahoo.com) and he will help you for the tour packages. He also gives assistance for the hotel accommodation if you’ve planned to stay for a night.

Photo credits: Mia Monica Santos and Loreto Capucao

Mar
30

C&E Publishing, Inc. is looking for a Digital Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Keeps and organizes all files, electronic and print, related to the development of the company’s digital collections.
  2. Uploads the company’s digital materials and educational technology products onto their respective platforms
  3. Catalogs, indexes, and keeps an inventory of all materials, electronic and print, that have been assigned to him/her for uploading or safekeeping.
  4. Digitizes print products for inclusion in the company’s digital library collections.
  5. Ensures that all information, digital materials, and educational technology products are secured before they are made available on either computer-based or Web-based platforms, or both.
  6. Ensures that all information, digital materials, and educational technology products are secured before they are made available on either computer-based or Web-based platforms, or both.
  7. Recommends enhancements on both the computer-based and Web-based platforms of the various digital information products of the company (i.e., in terms of features, functions, content, etc.).
  8. Assists the E-Publishing Supervisor in coordinating with content providers and partner-institutions.
  9. Prepares and submits consolidated status reports of projects/tasks to the E-Publishing Supervisor on a regular basis.
  10. Performs other related functions that may be assigned by the E-Publishing Supervisor and the Senior Manager from time to time.

Qualification Guides

  • Holder of at least a degree in Bachelor in Library Science, Secondary/Elementary Education with units in Library Science, or in other related disciplines
  • Preferably with a master’s degree in Library Science
  • Minimum of 1 year with automated library systems or in manual cataloging and indexing
  • Has worked for at least 1 year as a librarian
  • Has adequate knowledge in the provision of library services and digital information
  • Has a good grasp of the principles and advancements in library management system
  • Preferably with knowledge in markup languages, including HTML, SGML, and XML
  • Possesses excellent research, fact-checking, and information technology skills
  • Proficient in both computer-based applications, such as word processing and creating spreadsheets and slide presentations, and other Web-based applications
  • Has the capacity to learn quickly and adapt to advancements in technology and library systems
  • Able to prioritize several projects at once and meet tight deadlines
  • At least 21 years old

Send resume with 2X2 photo, application letter and TOR to:

C & E Publishing, Inc.

839 EDSA, South Triangle, QC

Tel Nos.: 9295088; 9209365

Email Add: hrd@cebookshop.com

Mar
29

Librarians from different schools, institutions, and companies will be conducting a community outreach at Sagada, Mountain Province this coming April 1 to April 3, 2010. The said activity is spearheaded by Mr. Roderick Ramos, a college librarian at PNU.

Participants will be doing a noble endeavor by donating books and other reading materials to selected schools in Sagada. And since the activity coincides with the country’s observation of the Holy Week, reflections and church visits will be included in the activity.

The participants will also be doing some spelunking (or cave exploration), rappelling, trekking, walking over rice paddies while in Sagada.

For more info, visit the website: http://sagadalibrarianbackpackers.blogspot.com/

Feb
17

Anyone interested in library automation? You may attend the PLAI seminar on April 21-23 at Lay Foundation Center, Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City. 

Found this invitation letter in PLAI Yahoo Groups.

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February 15, 2010

Dear Colleague:
It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the National Seminar on “Library Automation in the 21st Century” to be conducted by the Philippine Librarians Association (PLAI), Inc. in cooperation with its regional council, the Ilocos Region Librarians Council (IRLC). The Seminar will be held on April 21-23, 2010 at Lay Foundation Center, Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City.

We have invited renowned speakers in the field of Technology and Automation to share their expertise. The seminar objectives are to:

• understand the fundamental aspects of library automation;
• keep abreast the technologies, systems/software as applied to library process;
• learn how to enhance our collection and to improve existing services;
• impress upon the importance of sharing of resources and information that appear only in electronic formats (e.g. Electronic Resources, Internet Resources, Databases, etc.)

The seminar registration fee: P3,000 (Live-Out), P4,000 (Live-In) inclusive, kit, conference papers, certificate of attendance/particip ation, meals (3 AM/PM snacks, 3 lunches).

For details and inquiries, please visit PLAI website http://www.nlp.gov. ph/plai or get in touch with the following: Sonia S. Isip, 09205841991, browneyes007_ ph@yahoo. com; Florence P. Castro 09054949329, florence_209@ yahoo.com; Ligaya N. Caranay, 242-5535/36 loc. 123, 09175584455, slc_library@ yahoo.com; Lorena U. Ontangco, 09185413874; Lily F. Echiverri, 929-2180/920- 5514 loc. 301, lily.echiverri@ gmail.com; Marlo C. Chavez, 09273027474, 5259401, marlochavez_ capricorn@ yahoo.com,

Everyone is enjoined to attend. We have requested CHED Memo, DepEd Memo, and Civil Service Commission Memo for attendance on official time.

We likewise urge you to please make your reservations to ensure the smooth flow of the seminar and the timely provision of snacks and meals.

Thank you very much. We hope to hear from you soon.

Very truly yours,

SONIA S. ISIP
Seminar Chairperson

Noted:

LILIA F. ECHIVERRI
President

Feb
15

As early as the ancient times, the library has played a vital role in providing knowledge to each and every one of us. Libraries such as academic, public and private, health and medical, and others play a significant role in educating people and in providing and administering information needs.

The library is not just a repository of books and resources. It is also a repository of knowledge and information that caters to the hungry minds of every individual and community it serves. And over the years, the library has continuously provided new books, resources, and up-to-date information to feed the hungry minds of the old and new generation of users. New innovations have been made available for the users. One such innovation is the e-resources.

E-journals, e-books, and e-thesis are some of the e-resources that have provided users with a wide-range of information that are easily accessible through computers and over the internet. It is a helpful tool for users who have limited time to spend in browsing tons of various printed materials.

E-resources are also a big help in the library management. It minimizes the budget and acquisition of printed materials, some of which are expensive. And since e-resources are stored in the web, expansion of space and construction of additional physical storage have been minimized.

E-resources have been a great addition to library services. Libraries should acquire these e-products and start transforming into a modern/digital library.

To know some e-resources products like e-journals, visit the Philippine E-Journals at http://www.ejournals.ph/.

Oct
30

Librarians are old-fashioned boring nerds, unapproachable old maids or widowers — not!

Today’s new breed of librarians have broken free from those dank and dusty school libraries, the century-old stereotypes, and have evolved into dynamic, progressive and most-sought after career people employed by large corporations, IT companies, hospitals and law firms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By Rachel C. Barawid

Visit this site and see how new breed of librarians evolved… http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/217821/it-s-hip-be-a-librarian

Oct
30

PEJ is now online! Philippine E-Journals is a collection of academic and research journals from different higher education institutions and professional oranizations.

To know the new updates and info about the site, please visit the website: http://www.ejournals.ph