Forum on Infolib Updates and General Assembly

In celebration of its second year anniversary, the QLA will hold a forum on "Infolib Updates" and a General Assembly on December 5, 2008 at Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Library Complex.

The speaker on the said forum will be Mr. Gerry Laroza of Ateneo de Manila University, the author of Infolib Library and Information System. Infolib is the most widely used library system in Quezon Province libraries. It is a free integrated library system designed to provide library and information management solutions for small libraries and non-profit entities with ten thousand or less record. Free installers will be given during the forum.

In the afternoon there will be a general assembly and a review of By-Laws by QLA Members. An election of new set of officers for 2009 will follow.

Congratulations to New Librarians of Quezon

Congratulations for passing the 2008 Librarians Licensure Examination!

1. Cayabyab, Janice Alpajora - Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc. (CEFI)
2. Comintan, Sheryl Atentar - Sariaya Institute
3. Lagar, Clifford Seco - St. Anne College
4. Mallo, Geraldine Garay - Sacred Heart College
5. Rairata, Isabel Noreen - Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation - Candelaria

PLAI-STRLC Logo Making Contest Rule

The PLAI-STRLC Logo Making Contest was formally launched last September 26, 2008 during the Regional Conference and General Assembly of the Southern Tagalog Region Librarians.
For those interested to join, please find below the Mechanics of the Contest.

1) The contest is open to ALL librarians and paraprofessional staff working in a library or information center in the Southern Tagalog Region.
2) The contest duration is from September 26 to November 30, 2008.
3) Entries can be individual or institutional and should be in digitized format. The color gold must be a used as the dominant color of the logo and should reflect/include the ten (10) provinces comprising the Southern Tagalog Region, namely: Batangas, Cabite, Laguna, Marinduque, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Quezon, Rizal and Romblon, as well as the year the Council was established (2004). A maximum of three(3) entries per province is allowed.
4) All entries must be emailed to plaistrlc[at] gmail[dot] com, together with the contestant’s basic information (name/institution/ address/contact number). A rationale describing the different components of the logo must also be included in the email entry. ONLY one entry per individual per institution is allowed.
5) Logo must have a resolution of 1000 x 1400 pixels or at least 600 dpi with a file extension of jpg.
6) The design of the logo must be certified original and/or officially submitted by the participant. Any complaints that may arise due to similarities, likeness or comparison of the design would be the accountability of the participant and would be responsible to prove its authenticity.
7) All entries are considered property of the PLAI-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) and maybe used by the Council. Likewise, submitted entries can not be featured in other contests, publications, adverstisements, exhibits and other printed or digital media.
8) The logo competition shall be judged according to the following criteria: Originality (40%), Significance (30%) and Overall Impact (30%). The winning entry will be declared by the PLAI-STRLC Executive Board and will serve as the official logo of the Council. The decision of the judges is final.

For more details, you may contact Ms. Lourdes V. Soriano or Ms. Mary Ann Ingua, Chair and Co-Chair of the Logo Making Contest Committee @ louvsoriano[ at]yahoo[ dot]com and maansky[at]yahoo[ dot]com respectively.

Library Tour of Quezon Librarians

The Quezon Librarians Association (QLA) sponsored a day tour to Ateneo de Manila University Library, Quezon City Public Library and Filipinas Heritage Library last April 25, 2008.
The tour to the different types of library such as public (Quezon City Public Library), academic (Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University), school (Ateneo Grade School Library) and special (Filipinas Heritage Library) in Metro Manila was joined by 78 participants from libraries in Quezon Province.
The objective of the tour are to benchmark the facilities, operations and services of the different types of libraries such as public, academic, school and special library. This will encourage the participants especially librarians to be more creative and innovative in organizing and managing their own libraries. The tour also aimed to promote camaraderie among Quezon Librarians and other personnel.

Quezon Librarians Association (QLA)

PLAI-STRLC Regional Conference on Empowering Librarians in the 21st Century

The Philippine Librarians Association Inc. - Southern Tagalog Region
Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) cordially invites you to its Regional Conference and
General Assembly on September 24-26, 2008 at the Queen Margarette Hotel,
Domoit Diversion Road, Lucena City, Quezon Province.

The theme for this year activity is “Regional Conference on
Empowering Librarians in the 21st Century.” It aims to stress the importance
of the involvement of librarians in enabling students and its community to become
critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats and media; strengthen
librarian’s understanding of the library’s basic functions and how technology has
changed these basic functions; and to empower the information professionals in
conquering successfully the challenges of the 21st century.
The topics include: ABC’s of Librarians’ Success in the Workplace;
Personal and Professional Competencies; Library Administration and
Management; Basic Library Functions and Services; Current Trends in
Information Technology as Applied to Libraries
The conference fees are as follows: Live – out: PHP 3000.00 for member;
PhP3300.00 for non-member; (to include lunches/snacks, conference kits and
certificate); Live-in: PhP3900.00 for member; PhP 4200.00 for non-member (to
include 3 days and 2 nights accommodation, with breakfast/dinner, in addition to
seminar meals). Accompanying person: PhP 2800.00. General Assembly: PhP
500.00 (to include lunch and snacks).

For particulars and reservations please contact the following: Audrey G.
Anday / U.P. Open University; tel.: (049) 536-5998; e-mail;
Marcial R. Batiancila / San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite; tel.: (046) 431-
0861; fax: (046) 431-1461 local 740; e-mail: Rene B,
Manlangit/ San Pablo Colleges; tel.: (049) 561-1586; e-mail:; Rosario A. Villamater / Manuel S. Enverga university
Foundation Library tel.:(042) 373-7542; e-mail:; Aurora A.
Navela / Sacred Heart College Library tel.: (042) 710-3888 loc 222 email:


Mr. Gerry O. Laroza, Head of the Computer and Audio Visual Services of the Rizal Library of Ateneo de Manila University created INFOLIB, a free library information system intended for small libraries and non-profit entities with 10,000 or less collection . Through the generosity of Mrs. Lourdes David, Director of Rizal Library, INFOLIB installer was given to libraries for free as part of their outreach program. The province of Quezon is privileged to be given this free software and be one of the pioneers in using the library system. INFOLIB update installer is now available and can be accessed through the QLA Officers.

Libraries in Quezon Province Using INFOLIB

Quezon Provincial LibraryIsmaelinda S. Cabana

Lucena City LibraryClarissa Vergara

Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc.
Isabel Noreen R. Rairata

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Seminary
Arlene Villanueva

St. Anne College Lucena, Inc.
Nida Jaromahum

Quezon National Agricultural School
Sayre Dialola

Maryhill College
Eulalia G. Zapata

Q.E.C., Atimonan, Quezon
Marissa P.Villarama

Atimonan Municipal Library
Manuelita Veranga

Erlita M. Villamiel

St. John Parochial School
Bridgette D. Tubigan

Integlobal College Foundation,Inc.
Juliana L. Escasa

Lutucan National High School
Fhraned B. Edad

Imelda B. Resposo

Raymond M. Velasco

Mauban Municipal Library
Julie Ann Cada

Polillo Municipal Library
Maridel C. Fabricante

Maligaya National High School
Ma. Lila Medea L. Labios

Philippine Tong-Ho Institute
Mark Magsadia

M. S. Enverga Institute—San Antonio
Bernie M. Castillo

Tayabas Western Academy
Josefina Cedeno

Sacred Heart College
Aurora Navela

Infanta National High School
Veneracion Fernandez

Baptist Voice Bible College
Wench Labino

Bristol Integrated School
Carla Carandang

Here's how to update INFOLIB Library Information System:
Source: Mr. Gerry Laroza
For Existing Infolib Users:

1. Backup the gldb.mdb (database) file and gl.txt file. Copy it somewhere else, to another hard
disk, or any other folder in the hard disk, to a flash drive, cdrom, etc. Just be sure, it is properly
2. Rename the glsystems folder to a new folder. Let’s say glsystems_orig.
3. Do the Infolib installation. It will create a new glsystems folder.
4. Copy your backed-up gldb.mdb to the new glsystems folder. It will overwrite the blank
5. Run infolibupdate.exe. It will modify the structure of your old gldb.mdb
6. Explore the updates.
Notes: Updates includes:

infolibCatAV – for cataloging AV Materials
infolibUpdate – for updating database structure
forWeb – for exporting your database into a new database (forweb.mdb) to be used on the web
InfolibOpac scripts (Windows) – you can add this to your web server together with your
forweb.mdb so that it can be searched over the web.
Special Note:

If you want to use the system over the network:
1. Share the glsystems folder (with read/write permission) in the computer that will act as
Ex. You share glsystems folder in computer
2. You should edit gl.txt and it will contain text as follows:
Then Save.
The latest version of INFOLIB can be downloaded at

STRLC Raffle Ticket Draw Postponed

Please be informed that the PLAI-SRLC Raffle Ticket draw date of July 27, 2008 was moved to September 26, 2008 during the PLAI-STRLC General Assembly.

Reshaping Librarianship Seminar

Quezon Librarians Association (QLA) held a seminar with the theme “Reshaping Librarianship” on January 11, 2008 at the Audio Visual Room of St. Anne College, Lucena City.

Dr. Rogelio B. Llave, Vice-President for Academic Affairs of St. Anne College gave a welcome remarks followed by an opening remarks by Mrs. Teresita DJ. Magbag, outgoing QLA President. Ms. Ivy Rose Y. Atienza, QLA Secretary introduced the 107 participants from private and public libraries in Quezon Province.

Ms. Jenalyn A. Pancho, QLA PRO introduced the first speaker, Ms. Venmar V. Ruanto, DepED Division of Quezon Education Supervisor I (English-Secondary) and Library Hub Coordinator. She discussed “Quezon Library Hub: Its importance and role to the community.” According to her, some students in high school do not know how to read due to lack of reading resources. She also emphasized that over 15% of Filipino students are illiterate and it was because some students have no reading habits and have insufficient reading resources. To address the problem, the Library Hub Project was established. A fruitful open forum followed.

The new set of officers took their oath before Mr. Marcial Batiancila, PLAI-STRLC Chair. The newly inducted officers were: Mrs. Rosario Villamater, president; Mrs. Aurora Navela, vice presidents; Ms. Ivy Rose Atienza, secretary; Mrs. Miled Ibias, treasurer; Ms. Eulalia Zapata, auditor; Ms. Jenalyn Pancho, P.R.O.; Ms. Manuelita Veranga and Mr. Panfilo Talisic, Council of Elders and Mrs. Teresita Magbag, Ex-Officio. Mrs. Ismaelinda Cabana was appointed by the Exetutive Officers adviser as she is one of the proponent of the association together with Mrs. Villamater.

Ms. Audrey Anday, College Librarian of UP Open University was introduced by Ms. Noreen Rairata of MSEUF Candelaria. Ms. Anday deeply discussed “Reshaping Libraries and Librarianship: a look at the past, an assessment of the present and a peep to the future.” She started her talk by a simple motivation wherein she asked the participants to form six (6) groups to design and describe the types of libraries assigned in each group.

A closing remarks was given by Ms. Lally Zapata, QLA Vice-Chair and Conference chair. Ms. Marisel Viñer and Ms. Marietta Nayve were the Masters of the Ceremony. (Myrna P. Macapia)

PAID Members as of January 11, 2008

ABELLANOSA, Gemma M. Luis Palad National High School, Tayabas City
AGUILO, Teresita I. Tulo-Tulo Elem. School, Sariaya
ALAYAN, Eleanor B. Amontay National High School, Pitogo
ANDAY, Cynthia F. Alabat Municipal Library
APOLINAR, Angelo L. Padre Burgos District
ATIENZA, Ivy Rose Y. Lucena City Library
BALMES, Sarah Jane Doingawan National High School, Guinyangan
BERROYA, Alicia Z. West Palale Nat’l High School, Tayabas City
BLASURA, Elena M. Pitogo Central School
BONBON, Maria Josefina Tagbakan Ila. Elem. School, Catanuan
CABATIAN, Jocelyn L. Con. Ibaba, Sariaya, Quezon
CALIMLIM, Hazel Mulanay Central School
CALPATURA, Ma. Luisa M. LGU Catanuan, Quezon
CAPARROS, Veneracion LGU Gumaca, Quezon
CAPONPON, Editha San Isidro Nat’l High School, Gen. Luna
CAPOY, Mardee M. Sta. Lucia Nat’l High School, Guinyangan
CASTILLO, Bernie M. MSEUF San Antonio
CAYABYAB, Janice A. Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc.
CLEOPE, Vilma M. Guinyangan National High School
COLEGIO, Lucila V. Canda Nat’l High School, Sariaya, Quezon
CORTEZ, Ma. Soledad M. Gumaca National High School
CUYA, Mila D. Atimonan Central School
DALUGDOG, Femia D. MSEUF, Lucena City
DELA FUERTA,Buenafe Z. MSEUF, Lucena City
DUMARAOS, Jun M. Mauban North
EDAD, Fhraned B. Lutucan National High School, Sariaya
ENCINA, Artemio T. Pagbilao Central Elem. School
ENVERGA, Marietta Z. MSEUF, Lucena City
ESQUIVEL, Susana F. Gumaca National High School
FELISMINO, Edita V. Sampaloc I Elementary School, Sariaya
FUNTILAR, Melinda T. Mulanay Municipal Library
GABRIEL, Jocelyn A. MSEUF, Candelaria, Quezon
GARATE, Necitas Malusak Elementary School, Atimonan
GARCIA, Aisa Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc.
GARCIA, Nerissa C. Tinagonan Iba. National High School
GARIN, Edenia A. Kinagun-an Iba. High School Extension
GONDA, Perlita C. Unisan National High School
GRIMALDO, Gerry A. Gumaca West Central
HERNANDEZ, Virginia Atimonan Central School
IBIAS, Miled G. Lucena City Library
ILAGAN, Sheryl M. Guis-Guis Talon, Sariaya
IMPERIAL, Trinidad A. St. Anne College, Lucena City
JAROMAHUM, Nida A. St. Anne College, Lucena City
KAIBIGAN, Ligaya A. Bukal Sur Nat’l High School, Candelaria
LABARIÑO, Wenchita R. Baptist Voice Bible College
LABIOS, Ma. Lila Medea Maligaya Nat’l High School. Atimonan
LAZONA, Marites R. Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc.
LIBRANDA, Baby Lyn Alabat Elementary School
LLANES, Reynaldo B. L. Salvador Nat’l High School, Agdangan
MABULAY, Ormilinda Sariaya East District
MACAPIA, Myrna R. Sariaya Insitute, Sariaya, Quezon
MACATIAG, Arabel Quezon District
MAGBAG, Teresita DJ MSEUF, Lucena City
MALAYA, Julieta A. Catanuan Central School

MANONGSONG, Mina D. Con. Banahaw Sariaya West
MARAMCA, Rolando V. Leonardo D. Veracruz NHS, Unisan
MARQUESES, Lea J. Calauag West
MEDENILLA, Mildred U. San Narciso Municipal Library
MENDOZA, Rebecca A. MSEUF, Lucena City
MOJARES, Apolinario R.
MONTES, Carmen S. Atimonan Nat’l Comp. High School
MONTEVERDE, Laureano Quezon Elementary School
MOSES, MAILA General Nakar District
NAVELA, Aurora A. Sacred Heart College, Lucena City
NAYVE, Marietta C. Sacred Heart College, Lucena City
NOBLE, Christian San Roque Ilaya National High School
NOBLE, Minerva Calauag National High School
Nuñez, Rosalie Magsaysay National High School
NORIEL, Nora LGU Plaridel, Quezon
OBNAMIA, Ma. Loreto Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban
OJO, Zenaida C. Sariaya West
ORTIZ, Benilda R. San Narciso Vocational School
PAGLINAWAN, Milagros San Isidro Nat’l H. S., Catanuan
PALEZAR, Edwin B. San Isidro Nat’l H. S., Tagkawayan
PALMIANO, Jaylyn Cagbalite Island NHS, Mauban
PANAL, Marites Quezonian Educational College
PANCHO, Jenalyn A. Quezon Provincial Library
PAPAG, Marietta M. Malinao Ilaya NHS
PARCAREY, Zosima Macalelon Central
PEREYRA, Leopoldo Catanuan Municipal Library
PORTALES, Iona P. RECS, Real, Quezon
POTENCIA, Ma. Gracia General Nakar District
PUNSALAN, Abigail Cecilia Unisan District
QUIOGUE, Aleli M. Calauag West District
RAIRATA, Isabel Noreen R. MSEUF, Candelaria, Quezon
RESPONSO, Imelda B. Alabat Island Nat’l High School
RODANILLA, Lucita L. Sampaloc Elementary School
ROSALES, Georgina R. Morong Sariaya East
SAMONTE, Rosario V. Atimonan Central School
SASA, Gladylyn Sampaloc National High School
SASOT, Reynaldo Calauag East Central School
SERDON, Luz M. Lopez West Elementary School
TABARINA, Wilfredo Sacred Heart College
TAN, Lina L. Sariaya East District
TOLENTINO, Regina M. Claro M. Recto Central School, Tiaong
UY, Adelaida Gumaca East Elementary School
VALLE, Gertrudes S. Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban
VALLESTEROS, Estelita M. Janagdaong I Sariaya West
VALONZO, Milliardo A. Con. Nat’l High School, Plaridel
VELUYA, Lamberto V. Olongtao Nat’l High School
VERANGA, Manuelita R. Atimonan Municipal Library
VILLA, Shirley S. Cabay National High School
VILLAMATER, Rosario MSEUF, Lucena City
VILLASANTA, Libranda E. Lopez Nat’l Comprehensive H. S.
VIÑER, MARISEL P. Sacred Heart College, Lucena City
ZAPATA, EULALIA G. Maryhill College, Lucena City

this list is updated as of January 11, 2008, those who has paid their Php 100.00 annual membership fee last April 25, 2008 will be posted soon.

Useful Websites/Blogspots for Librarians

Here are some of useful websites and blogspots that librarians and library staff can use in their daily library activities:

1. - the official website of The National Library of the Philippines
2. - the official website of Quezon Librarians Assoc.

Forthcoming Conferences and Seminars for Librarians

QLA's Forum on "Library Automation Updates" and General Assembly
Library Complex, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
University Site, Lucena City
December 05, 2008

National Conference on "The Multicultural Landscape of Philippine Librarianship"
Grand Men Seng Hotel, Davao City
November 20-22, 2008

Seminar-Workshop on "Conservation of Documentary Heritage Collection"
Regency Inn, Villa Abrille St., Davao City
October 27-29, 2008
Seminar Fee: Php 4,900.00

"Seminar on Managing Library Accreditations"
Highlander Hotel, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
October 24-25, 2008
Seminar Fee: Php 3,000.00 (Live-in; Lodging only)
Php 2,500.00 (Live-out)

Seminar on "Information Access: Techniques & Strategies"
Java Hotel, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
October 22-24, 2008
Seminar Fee: Php 6,800.00 (Live-in)
Php 5,600.00 (Live-out)

Seminar-Workshop on "Moving Targets: Understanding Our Changing Landscape"
Quezon City Public Library Main Bldg.
Quezon City Hall Complex, Diliman, Quezon City
October 21-22, 2008
Seminar Fee: Php 2,500.00


Library Tour Invitation

The Quezon Librarians Association is sponsoring a one (1) day Study tour to Ateneo de Manila University Library, Quezon City Public Library and Filipinas Heritage Library on April 25, 2008.

The objective of this trip is to benchmark the facilities / services / operations of the different types of libraries. This will encourage librarians to be more creative and innovative in organizing and managing their own libraries. The participants of this library tour will gain knowledge on the different set-up/organization of the library, the collection and services.

The library tour is Php 1000.00 for non-members, Php 900.00 for members. Kindly see below the itinerary and inclusions of the package.We would appreciate very much if you can reserve and pay on/before April 4, 2008 .

Reservations are on a" Book and Buy" and `First Come First Served Basis" For inquiries/reservation/confirmation, please contact Ms. Ivy Rose Y. Atienza, secretary at 09213021519; Mrs. Miled Ibias ,treasurer at 0928495574 /(042) 710-2021 or any of the QLA officers.

: includes registration & entrance fees, transportation & related fees, certificates, snacks, and lunch.

4:30 AM Assembly (Big Mak)
5:00 AM Departure
8:00 AM - 12:00 Tour in Ateneo de Manila University
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break
2:30 – 3:00 – Travel to Filipinas Heritage
3:00 – 5:00 - Filipinas Heritage Library
7:00 – Home sweet Home

Induction of 2008 QLA Elected Officers

The new set of Quezon Librarians Association (QLA) officers elected last September 14, 2007 QLA General Assembly were inducted to office last January 11, 2008 during the one day seminar on "Reshaping Librarianship" held at Saint Anne College, Lucena City. Mr. Marcial Batiancila, PLAI-STRLC Chair served as the inducting officer.

The new set of QLA Officers are as follows:

Rosario A. Villamater*
Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
Lucena City
Vice President
Aurora A. Navela**
Sacred Heart College
Lucena City
Ivy Rose Y. Atienza
Lucena City Library
Lucena City
Miled G. Ibias
Lucena City Library
Lucena City
Eulalia G. Zapata
Maryhill College
Lucena City
Jenalyn A. Pancho***
Quezon Provincial Library
Lucena City

Council of Elders
Manuelita R. Veranga
Atimonan Municipal Library
Atimonan, Quezon

Panfilo C. Talisic
Quezon Provincial Library
Lucena City

Teresita DJ. Magbag****

The PLAI-STRLC Treasurer for 2008
Represent QLA in the PLAI-STRLC Board
Member of PLAI-STRLC Nomelec for 2008
Elected PLAI-CLRLC Vice-chair for 2008

The Outgoing QLA Officers were:

Teresita DJ. Magbag
Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
Lucena City
Vice President
Eulalia G. Zapata
Maryhill College
Lucena City
Ivy Rose Y. Atienza
Lucena City Library
Lucena City
Miled G. Ibias
Lucena City Library
Lucena City
Manuelita R. Veranga
Antimonan Municipal Library
Atimonan, Quezon
Jenalyn A. Pancho
Quezon Provincial Library
Lucena City

Council of Elders
Aurora A. Navela
Sacred Heart College
Lucena City

Fhraned B. Edad
Lutacan National High School
Sariaya, Quezon