The Staff Training and Development Committee (STDC) is tasked with  conducting training programs, seminars, and workshops for the UP Diliman library staff as part of the University Library’s program of career and personal development.

The Library Wellness Program: Nutrition and Stress Management Training held last 16th of April was STDCs first offering for 2012.   Following are the up-and-coming offerings from the STDC:

  • Resource Description and Access (May 7, 2012)
  • Library Team Building (May 25, 2012) at Sajorda River Park, Zambales.
  • Index to Philippine Periodicals Online (July 2, 2012)
  • Basic Digital Photography for Librarians (September 8, 15 & 22, 2012)
  • Simple Book Repair and care (October 22, 2012)

The members of the STDC are Jocelyn P. Basa of the CHK Library, Nancy T. Beraquit of the CHE Library and Zenaida R. Ponseca of the Foreign Serials Section. The committee is chaired by Modesta M. Omega of the Bibliography and Indexing Division.

For more information, please contact Modesta M. Omega at 9818500 local 2853 or 2857.

***These are in-house workshops for UP Diliman staff.  We do not have workshops open to the public yet and if we do have, we will be announcing all the details in the Library website and UP Library Bulletin Online.

>> A.  Bautista

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            The Staff Training and Development Committee (STDC) held the first training seminar, entitled Library Wellness Program: Nutrition and Stress Management Training last April 16, 2012.

It was aimed to cultivate awareness among library staff of the importance of good nutrition to a healthy lifestyle and how to reduce stress in the workplace with the end goal being a reduction in sick leaves through the reduction of health risks and management of controllable diseases.

           Professor Cecile T. Bayaga of the College of Home Economics was the resource person on nutrition and Francis Carlos “Coach Kiko” B. Diaz of the College of Human Kinetics was the resource person on stress management. Professor Bayaga gave lectures on general nutrition and special nutritional needs for those with hypertension and diabetes. Coach Kiko explained the nature of stress and provided some simple exercises that can be performed in the workplace to help reduce stress. — A. Bautista

For more workshop pictures – click the UP Diliman University Library Facebook Fan Page.

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Research Made Easy @ Your Library – Staff Edition was held at the General Reference Section, Main Library, UP Diliman last April 11, 2012.  It was a hands-on training on the use of the electronic resources for all library staff who wanted to know more about UP’s online subscription and for those who have not yet attended any workshop on this.

Aside from the reference librarians from the General Reference Section, Sales Representatives from local provider or vendor were invited to speak and demo their products. Presenters on the morning session were Grace Garcia for UP Library website; Marian Ramos for Understanding Databases; Masaki Morisawa for Academic OneFile and Gale Virtual Reference Library; Carlos Eclevia, Jr. for ScienceDirect and Scopus and Josef Halos for EBSCOHost Product Search. The afternoon session presenters were Annelyn Lim for JSTOR and Emerald eManagement Journals; Carlos Eclevia, Jr.  for SpringerLink and ProQuest Central; Rizalyn Janio for UP Diliman Journals; Vincent Abrigo for WorldBank eLibrary and OpenData and Chito Angeles for Philippine eLib.

A total of 69 staff participated in this workshop including those from UPLB Main Library.  Before the awarding of certificate, the participants answered an online quiz (consisted of 34 multiple choice questions) and the 3 participants with the highest score were awarded with cash gifts.

Thanks to Ms. Connie Saul, UPLB University Librarian, for bringing extra iPad2 and Acer Iconia Android Tab.

For pictures on this event, click this UP Diliman University Library Facebook page.


The ABC-RST InfoSpecialists Co. invites all librarians and information professions/information specialists/managers, library administrators, archivists, library and information science educators, knowledge managers, friends of the libraries and students to attend its Seminar on Enhancing Competence of Professional Librarians: Trends in Organization, Management and Use of Library and Information Resources which will be held on March 30-April 2, 2011 at the Opal Function Room, Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza, Magsaysay Avenue 2600, Baguio City. — ACLim

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ABC-RST Invitation Letter_Baguio 2011

The ABC-RST InfoSpecialists Co. invites all library  para-professional staff  and librarians,  friends of the libraries and students to attend its Seminar on Basic Communication Skills and Personality Enhancement for Para-Professional Staff which will be held on March 27-30, 2011 at the Opal Function Room, Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza, Magsaysay Avenue 2600, Baguio City. — ACLim

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ABC-RST Invitation Letter_Baguio 2011

ABC-RST_ParaProfessional Programme_Baguio 2011

30th Annual International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) Conference 2009

by Elvira B. Lapuz*

Lapuz at the IATUL 2009

Lapuz at the IATUL 2009

The International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) is a voluntary, international, non-governmental organization of a group of libraries, represented by their library directors or senior managers, who have responsibility for information services and resources management. The Association was formally established on May 1955 in Dusseldorf, Germany with Dr. E. Hemlin of Sweden as its founding president. IATUL holds an annual conference, which provides members and other interested professionals the opportunity to discuss issues facing libraries of institutions of higher education. Conference convenor for this year is Mr. Ludo Holans, Campus Librarian of Bibliotheek Arenberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Stephen Abram, immediate past President of Special Libraries Association (SLA) and past president of the Canadian and Ontario Library Associations gave the Keynote Speech. He talked about Library Innovation Processes Toward Quality Enhancement. It was a great pleasure listening to him as he elucidate on the many ways that libraries can innovate and how librarians and information specialists be that catalysts to the much needed change.

Close to 200 participants listened to invited speakers who covered topics on innovation management, reengineering work through information technology, benchmarking for best practices, e-accessibility for visually impaired customers, new tools, Web 2.0 applications for quality enhancement, library innovation for teaching, learning and research.

Some of the more notable presentations include the paper presented by Martha Kyrilidou from the USA on Library Quality Assessment Through LibQual. LibQual is an evaluation protocol that allows libraries to collect information about user perceptions and expectations and act on users’ opinions so they can improve library services. This is noteworthy because this evaluation tool that can be applied in libraries here in the country. There is an acknowledged need to revisit our current approaches to evaluating our services and LibQual should be considered. The presentation by Dr. Jan Engelen on E-accessibility for Visually Impaired Students focused on the various e-formats that should help most of the library users with a reading impairment. The Conference also included poster presentations with accepted entries coming from different countries. There were quite a number of truly interesting posters on the topics of library innovations, improved processes, library associations and e-learning.

Truly keen on participating to this conference (plus of course the attraction that is Belgium!) I submitted a paper on the topic Web 2.0 applications for enhancements which was accepted and scheduled for presentation. I was able to secure my place in the Conference through the IATUL Conference grant. This is a grant given to first time participants and is a way of encouraging membership to the Association. The grant covered the registration cost and the accommodations for the duration of the Conference. My paper entitled “Teaching Web 2.0 Applications in the Planning and Development of Information Literacy Programs: Reaching Out to Librarians and Information Professionals” was scheduled for presentation on June 4. I can say that it was a well received presentation. I got truly interesting questions and encouraging comments from the other participants and some are quite generous on their praises and congratulations. It is also worth mentioning that there are 3 other participants from the Philippines, they are Joseph Yap of ACTMalaria, Stephen Alayon of SEAFDEC and Nhyrma Fe Cab of St. Joseph’s College Butuan. Their attendance to the IATUL Conference is part of the program of the International Training Course STIMULATE9.

After each day’s sessions, participants were treated to Belgian hospitality through cocktails and dinners. Everyone was given the opportunity to partake and have a taste of the wide variety of wine and dishes that Belgium has to offer. The end of the conference dinner was made more enticing and special with live music and dancing.


*Ms. ELVIE B. LAPUZ, Head Librarian of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Library, UP Diliman, was in Leuven, Belgium last 1-4 June 2009 as paper presenter at the 30th Annual IATUL Conference held at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Campus Library Arenberg. This year’s conference theme was “Just for you, quality through innovation”.

King’s College London is pleased to announce the Digital Futures 5-day training event.

Led by experts of international renown, Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery.

Digital Futures will cover the following core areas:

  • Planning and management
  • Fund raising
  • Understanding the audience
  • Metadata – introduction and implementation
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Sustainability
  • Financial issues
  • Visual and image based resource creation and delivery
  • Implementing digital resources
  • Digital preservation

There will be visits to 2 institutions to see behind the scenes and receive expert presentations. For the London Digital Futures this will be the National Gallery and the National Archives.

Digital Futures aims for no more than 25-30 delegates and every delegate will have the opportunity to also spend one-to-one time with a Digital Futures leader to discuss issues specific to them.

Digital Futures will issue a certificate of achievement to each delegate.

The Digital Futures leaders are:

  • Simon Tanner – Director of King’s Digital Consultancy Services, King’s College London
  • Tom Clareson – Director for New Initiatives, PALINET

The leaders have over 30 years of experience in the digital realm between them. Other experts will be invited to speak in their areas of expertise.

What past delegates say about Digital Futures:

* “Excellent – I would recommend DF to anyone anticipating a digitization program”
* “I was very pleased. The team was exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and personable.”
* “Excellent, informative and enjoyable. Thank you.”
* “Thanks, it has been an invaluable experience.”
* “A really useful course and great fun too!”

Digital Futures London
Cost: £840 (VAT not charged, excludes accommodation)
Venue: King’s College London
Dates: 27th April – 1st May 2009

Digital Futures Australasia
Cost: Early bird registration: AU$ 2,250
Full registration: AU$ 2,500
(VAT not charged, excludes accommodation)
Venue: University of Technology, Sydney
Dates: 2nd – 6th February 2009

To register interest please e-mail:

The Digital Futures is run by King’s Digital Consultancy Services and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London working in co-operation with PALINET, USA. Digital Futures Australasia is made possible by the co-operation of the Library at the University of Technology Sydney.

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