Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

ALAP Forum held

ALAP gather yearly in the form of a forum or seminar to update its members with the latest trend in Library service and renew friendship and camaraderie among its members.

Last June 3, 2011, ALAP celebrated its 39th anniversary and general assembly with a forum “Communicating the Value of Libraries and Librarians” at the University of the Philippines Los Baños Library, College, Laguna.

Dr. Rita P. Laude, UPLB Vice Chancellor for Instructions delivered the welcome address. She was happy that ALAP is very active in improving the quality of agricultural library services in the country and hopes that the Association will not supper the mid-life crisis as it approaches its 40th anniversary.

Resource speakers were : Dr. Delfin C. Suministrado, UPLB-CEAT Professor and Director of AMTEC with the topic “The value of libraries and librarians in the new information environment from the stakeholders’ point of view”, and Hon. Mila M. Ramos, Member, Board for Librarians who talked on “Library marketing: selling your library’s value in the digital age”.

The general assembly followed after the forum. Ms. Concepcion DL Saul, 2009-2010 President reported her term accomplishments and Ms. Lina Copioso, Treasurer, presented a financial report.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

LibRadio Features ALAP Members

LibRAdio : Librarians sa Radyo, a program of DZUP 1602, Kasali ka, Radio station of UP Diliman invited UPLB Librarians who are all ALAP members and officers to serve as Resource Speakers for 2 episodes (May 11 and May 18, 2011). The program runs for one hour from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM every Wednesday. Its maiden program was on September 8, 2010 with Ms. Salvacion C. Arlante was the resource person.

For the May 11 episode, the resource speakers were Ms. Concepcion DL. Saul, University Librarian, (ALAP Ex-Officio), Ms. Editha Mallion, Special Collections Librarian (ALAP Secretary) and Virginia Alcantara (ALAP Member). They discussed the UPLB Main Library: from history to services and future plans and projects. Ms. Saul also discussed the Philippine Agricultural Information Services Network (PhilAgriNet) during the program. She introduced the Network, its mission, vision, database and the roles of the UPLB Library as well as the other members of the Network.

For the May 18, 2011 episode, the subject was UPLB Unit Libraries (Part I). The resource speakers were Ms. Concepcion DL Saul, representing the BIOTECH Library, Ms. Andriette S. Valdez for the College of Forestry and Natural Resources Library (CFNR), Ms. Adelina M. Esperante for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science Cluster Library and Ms. Imelda B. Veluz representing the PHTRC Library. Misses Valdez and Veluz are the current President and Auditor of ALAP, respectively, while Ms. Esperante is a member of the Association. Discussions revolved around the brief background of each libraries, its uniqueness compared to other UPLB unit libraries, collection, services offered, plans and projects.

Ms. Eimee Lagrama, Special Collections Librarian of UP Diliman Main Library and Ms. Sharon Ma S. Esposo, College of Engineering II Librarian were host and co-host, respectively. (Source: ALAP Notes April-June 2011 issue)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2011-2012 ALAP Executive Board Inducted

(Photo taken from ALAP Notes March2011 issue) (L-R) Connie Saul,
Nimphas Javier, Lina Copioso, Lorenza Oliveroz, Imelda Veluz,
Elaine Joshi, Fe Gacayan, Andriette Valdez and Mila Ramos.

The newly-elected officers of ALAP took their
oath before Hon. Mila M. Ramos, PRC Board for
Librarians, March 4, 2011 at the UPLB Main Library
are as follows:
President : Andriette S. Valdez, UPLB, CFNR
Vice President : Fe A. Gacayan, NVSU
Secretary: Editha A. Mallion (Appointed)
replacing Lorenza Oliveroz who
resigned effective March 11, 2011
Treasurer: Lina C. Copioso, CEAT, UPLB
Auditor: Imelda B. Veluz, PHTRC, UPLB
PRO: Nimphas E. Javier, CavSU
Board Member: Elaine E. Joshi, PhilRice
Board Member: Gloria V. Fandiño, CEM, UPLB
Ex-Officio: Concepcion DL Saul, UPLB Library