Blogging 101 for Librarians

March 29, 2006

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A successful lecture delivered by Von this morning at one of the avant garde sessions. Congratulations Von!


PCIJ on Consal XIII

March 29, 2006

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) has taken note of the ongoing 13th General Conference. Read more at "Southeast Asian librarians meet in Manila."

Major Sponsors

March 28, 2006

Swets Floro ProQuest

TLC Thomson

McGraw Hill EBSCO iGroup

From left, top: Swets, Floro, ProQuest;
middle: TLC, Thomson;
bottom: McGraw Hill Education, EBSCO, iGroup

Day 3 Photos

March 28, 2006

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shangri-la Globe fair

Welcome signs



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Awarding Ceremonies for Outstanding Librarian 2006

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Gala Night Entertainment

Day 4: Tuesday, March 28

March 27, 2006


8:00 Sessions 9 to 12

Preservation Needs in Southeast Asia
Masaki Nasu, to be presented by Hiroshi Sakamoto

Preservation, Conservation and Access Project at the National Library, Singapore
Mohamed Bin Salim, Makeswary Periasamy

Preservation and Conservation Programmes in the National Library in India
Sudhendu Mandal

Sarawak Heritage
Rashidah Bolhassan

Open Forum

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 Sessions 13 to 16

Preserving Filipino Heritage
Ambeth Ocampo

Shared Knowledge, Shared Heritage: Regional Digitization Programme
Johnson Paul

Law Relating to Intellectual Property in Burma
Kyaw Zaw Naing

Copyright and Related Laws: Implications for Library Services in the Philippines
Vyva Victoria M. Aguirre

Open Forum

12:00 Lunch Break



Product Presentation (EBSCO)

13:30 LIBRARY PROFESSION: Topics 1 and 2

The Development and Evolvement of a 3-credit Graduate Level Course on Digital Librarianship
Peter Jacso

The Professionalization of Filipino Librarians
Corazon M. Nera

Open Forum

15:00 Coffee Break

Product Presentation (Floro)

15:45 LIBRARY PROFESSION: Topics 3 and 4

The Transformation of Library Policy and Librarianship in Japan
Shizuko Miyahara

The IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Guidelines for Development: An
Overview of their Content and Implementation since Publication in 2001
John Lake

Open Forum

Product Presentation (TLC)

13:30 B – LIBRARY EDUCATION: Topics 1 and 2

Transformation of Information Studies Education: A Case of Convergence and Divergence of Masters Programmes in Singapore
Shaheen Majid, Abdus Sattar Chaudhry

How Do You Integrate Information Literacy into Undergraduate Course Work?
Kaaren Hiyama

Open Forum

15:00 Coffee Break

Product Presentation (Thomson Gale)

15:45 LIBRARY EDUCATION: Topics 3 and 4

Information Literacy Programmes in the ASEAN University Network: An Overview of Methodology and Achievement
Che Norma Bahri, Rizalawati Ayu Abdul Razak

A Common Textbook of Comparative Librarianship for Southeast Asia Library Schools: A Proposal and Rethinking
L. Sulistyo-Basuki

Open Forum

Product Presentation (Swets)

13:30 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: Topics 1 and 2

Investigating Into Information and Communication Technology Skills in Electronic Information Environment for Teachers
Mohan Palaniandy

Training of Librarians: Styles and Strategies
Salmah Abdullah

Open Forum

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: Topics 3 and 4

Strategizing Librarians as Human Capitals: A Way Forward for National Development
Shahar Banun Jaafar

The Role and Initiatives of NGOs in Indonesia in Empowering Freedom of Information
Harkrisyati Kamil

Open Forum

Welcome to Consal XIII

March 27, 2006


This photo was taken before the record number of participants—at any
previous Consal conference—were able to enter the conference hall.


Members of the Executive Board and the guests of honor rise
for the Philippine national anthem. From left: Prudenciana Cruz, Alex Byrne,
Franklin Ebdalin, Tai Ai Cheng, Susima Gonzales, Antonio Santos.

Outstanding Librarian Awardee: R. Ramachandran

March 26, 2006


R. Ramachandran began his career as a librarian in Singapore in 1969 and served as Education Officer; Head of Branch Library; Head of Technical Services; Deputy Director of Reference and Support Services; Director, National Library; Deputy Chief Executive, National Library Board; Secretary General, CONSAL; and Secretary General, IFLA. He retired in 2004, and is currently the Executive Director of the National Book Development Council of Singapore.

In 1996, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) for his outstanding contribution to library development in Singapore. In 2001, he received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the President of Singapore.

Previous Consal Outstanding Librarians are Dato Zaiton Osman (2003) and Antonio M. Santos (2002).


The photo is from the IFLA website.