Friday, November 9, 2012

Announcement for all passers of the 2012 LLE

Announcement for all passers of the 2012 LLE: Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on November 15, 2012 but not later than November 16, 2012. Please help pass this info to our new librarians, and take note of dates.

Those who will register are required to bring the following: *duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, *current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), *2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 1 piece 1" x 1" picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), *2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and *Payment of Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2012-2015.

Source: Ma'm Fe Angela Verzosa

Thursday, September 6, 2012


September 1, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

The Philippine Librarians Associations, Inc., Bicol Librarians Council will be having an Annual General Assembly and election of a new set of BRLC officers for 2013-2015, on Friday, October 12, 2012, at the Fernando Hall, Ateneo de Naga University , Naga City.

As mandated by the PLAI, election of a new set of officers will be conducted this October 2012 for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Auditor and two Board Members. We are calling all Bicol librarians to submit nominees for the said positions by filling out an online form available at the BRLC official website: This is to ensure that the best candidates in the region are identified for various positions in the Council. I encourage librarians from Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camamarines Sur, and Catanduanes to nominate their candidates. All nominees must be present during the Election Day. If nominated, but absent on the day of election, nomination is invalid. As a matter of policy, incumbent officers may be re-elected, but not for the same position. (Please see PLAI Guidelines for Council Election Rules). Online nominations will be accepted from September 10 to 30, 2012.

Elected officers are required to attend the PLAI Annual Convention on November 29-30, 2012 in General Santos City to elect the new PLAI (national level) Officers for 2013- 2015.

To inspire us in our assembly, we have invited a speaker to talk on the topic “Librarian Leadership in the 21st Century. “ Registration will start at 8:00 am with a fee of P300 to cover food and other incidental expenses. For further clarification/ inquiries, please contact the Nomelec Chair, Ms. Elvie Obias at 472-8447 local 2620 or email her at As BRLC members, I am calling all of you to attend our General Assembly at Fernando Hall, Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City on Friday, October 12, 2012.

Thank you.

Friday, May 11, 2012

2-day National Conference on "Library Management in the Philippine Setting: Principles and Best Practices"

2-day National Conference on "Library Management in the Philippine Setting: Principles and Best Practices", August 16-17, 2012 at Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City Camarines Sur...

Registration Fee is P2,500.00, inclusive of meals (lunch & snacks), certificate, conference kits...

Free half-day City Tour will commence on the 2nd day of the conference..

Formal invitations & conference details will be disseminated to all libraries nationwide through REGISTERED MAIL starting next week, April 23, 2012...

for more information visit

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Forum - -“The Value of the Library Profession in the Philippines”

December 7, 2011

Dear Colleagues,

The Bicol Region Librarians Council (BRLC) would like invite
you to attend a forum on the topic “The Value of the Library
Profession in the Philippines” on December 20, 2011 at 9:00-12:00
noon at the Instructional Media Center, University of Nueva
Caceres, Naga City.

This forum aims to discuss the current situation of the library
profession and education in the Philippines. The participants for
this forum are librarians and paraprofessional library personnel of
the region. Registration fee is P200.00 to cover meals and other

On the same day, we would like to recognize and award
distinguished librarians in Bicol. One of them is Dr. Perpetua S.
Porcalla, who has made a noteworthy contribution in the field of
librarianship particularly in Bicol. She was in the profession for
over 40 years. Under her tutelage, she produced numerous
professional librarians in the Region.

Also, we would like to give recognition to two librarians who were
in the 6th and 5th placer respectively in 2009 and 2010 examinations
for librarians. The same with the six (6) new librarians who
passed the recent board examination (November 2011). This is to
uplift the morale of librarians in our Region, as we played a
significant role in the field of education and information literacy.

We have invited Mrs. Mila Ramos, member of the Board for
Librarians to grace and witness the occasion, the first ever
recognition given to distinguished librarian of Bicol.

We look forward to your active participation to this event.

Thank you.


Edna M. San Buenaventura
University Librarian

Monday, October 17, 2011

“Safekeeping history in every library”


The 2nd RAUL S. ROCO LIBRARY LECTURE will be on October 24, 2011 at the Raul S. Roco Library in Naga City with the theme “ Safekeeping history in every library” to coincide with the celebration of the 7th RAUL S. ROCO DAY.

With the Bicol Region Librarians Council as partner, this event will be graced by the newly appointed National Library Director Antonio M. Santos , Ateneo de Manila University Professor Tito Valiente and Elder Floro Gamil of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The effective organization of local historical materials in the library, the introduction of genealogy in library service including a workshop on the use of microfilm records available at the NAGA CITY FAMILY HISTORY CENTER comprise this one-day event.

You are cordially invited to attend in this event. Registration is Php 350.00 to cover the meals and hand-outs.

Should you have inquiries, please call The Secretariat: James Tan at (054) 472-1699