Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blogging in Education : Presentation and Reflections on 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit #2LaBS

The 2nd Laguna Social Media and Blogging Summit (#2LaBS) was held at the Cultural Center of Laguna last November 14-15, 2013

Powerful speakers who were armed with their strong & revolutionary topics to share, empower & teach the participants about Online Marketing, Social Media Ethics, Passion, Responsibilities and on how to become a catalyst for change were invited.

For this year, the event became bigger and louder. The participating students are from Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU), STI, AMA, University of the Philippines and De La Salle Zobel Ayala Alabang

I am not a professional blogger but blogging is my passion and I want to share my passion to the students since most of the participants are students so I talked about blogging in Education.

Here's my slide presentation. Blogging in Education. Feel free to download my presentation, the first slide are my active online social media accounts so feel free to connect with me. I'd love to hear from you and exchange ideas.

I am the adviser of Green Bloggers Club in De La Salle Zobel. This is a new club in the school. Before organizing it, I checked if there are Bloggers Club in School/College here in the Philippines but there is NONE. There are Groups or Community Blogs but there is no Bloggers Association. 

There are Professional Bloggers who I talked to and asked advise with regards to my Bloggers Club. Thanks to Ms. Janette Toral, Mr. Eyriche Cortez, Ms. Grace Bondad Nicolas and to Filipino Bloggers Worldwide. They are my inspiration!

Mini Blogging Summit at De La Salle Zobel

The club is so fortunate for the support system. From the SCAO, LFMD Director, HS Vice Principal,  Brother President and of course the Parents of the students.  

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit organizers even mentioned our school in different medias like Radio (DZIQ, Magic 89.9) TV, Websites, Blogs and other Social Media, broadsheet and newspapers like Philippine Star, Ronda Balita, Tribune Post and The Kliping Times

Organizing and preparing for the activities is not that easy too. From the Approval of the Activity Plan Sheet, Transportation, Excuse Letter for TL, Adviser and Teacher, Parental Consent, Talking, Texting and calling… (I was flooded by calls) Meet the Parents (assuring them about their son/daughter is okay). It was stressful but the experience is wonderful and fulfilling. I am also thankful for Ms. Louie Embudo,Head of the SCAO for being supportive and guiding me in everything I do for the club.

We have lots of activities in this term. The more I prepared for the activities, the more the club members are excited to attend. For me, teaching them on blogging is like I am their parent and the club members are my babies who are learning to crawl… learning to stand on their own feet… and finally learning to walk.

Handling them is like a journey. A journey where I am guiding them on the right path or direction on using social media responsibly.

Our journey is not that easy. The road is not smooth, there are rocks along the way but we will walk slowly but surely.

Green Bloggers club of  De La Salle Zobel at 2LaBS

The club members are cooperative and they are very eager to learn. They are open for suggestion and they are also open for changes. 

I read their blogs and they are improving. After attending mini blogging summit and 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit I think the students are using social media responsibly.

The parents of the club members are very supportive too. They are the no.1 fan and reader of their son/daughter’s blog. Sometimes I thought if I could invite one of the parents to talk about Parenting in time of Social Media. Is there a generation gap? (Anak, pakiexplain! Labyu!)

I can sense that I am handling future leaders of our country.

To the 2LaBS organizers, continue your advocacy. We gain new insights. I am very honored that I am one of your speakers in the event. 

To the bloggers, continue blogging. Be responsible blogger. Let your voices be heard not only to the bloggers but also to the community and society. Let us support different advocacies.

See you at 3LaBS!

I designed this Social Media theme bulletin board. It is a hit to the students

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

3rd National Congress of Special Libraries of the Philippines: The Gathering of the Modern Librarians

The 3rd National Congress of Special Libraries of the Philippines with the theme "The Modern Strategist Accelerating the Career Path of an Information Professional.” organized by the Association of the Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)Inc., was successfully held last October 24-25, 2013 at the Hotel H2O, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. 

Library and Information Science Experts shared their different stories with regards to their struggles, challenges and success in the field of librarianship.

The President of the ASLP, Mr. Joseph Yap, welcomed the participants and grateful with the librarians, institutions and sponsors for the support.

Day 1 (October 24, 2013)

Dr. VERNON R. TOTANES Director, Rizal Library shared his story on earning PhD Degree Personal, Institutional, and  National Implications. He also discussed why  librarians should get a PhD; to make a research, upgrade LIS education and prestige for the profession.

"It’s not about brains. It’s about who can finish."

Ms. JANICE PEÑAFLOR Public Programs Librarians, DLSU Libraries, De La Salle University discussed what it entails to have a librarianship as a chosen career. In today's digital age, the 21st Century librarians must have skills that need to possess in order to survive.

"The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities."

Mr. MARCIAL BATIANCILLA Director of Libraries, San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite talked about Professional associations for librarians as learning communities or as a community of practice. Professional librarians exist to help members value  and promote their profession as well as nurture their careers.
"Professional associations provide real, tangible value to those who belong to them. They become fellowships and institutions of learning, sounding boards and crisis counselors, and authoritative sources of information and nourishment for a career."

Ms. KARRYL SAGUN Assistant to the Director for Special Programs and Events at the Rizal Library shared how to Market the Library the way it should be.
Marketing is used to be reserved for business and organizations in the industry but now even the libraries should do the marketing. Karryl Sagun—is neither a renowned author nor a marketing guru, she is just a person who loves to tell people about libraries. :)

Marketing is interrupting people—and saying, “hey, here’s a product. You need this. It will make your life better. 

Ms. ELVIRA LAPUZ Head Librarian, General Reference UP Diliman shared that career success is not that easy to achieve. It takes years of soul searching and lots of hits and misses. Traits like ambition, flexibility can help professionals become successful in their careers. Librarians should also think outside the box.

“If you are not moving forward, you are moving backward.”

Ms. FE ANGELA VERZOSA Retired Librarian, De La Salle University . Her presentation focuses on personal experience as an archivist working in
different settings and the challenges that came her way. She also talked about on the personal qualities, skills and qualifications for an archival career.

Ms. GLADYS JOY E. ENTICO Unit-Head Medical Informatics and Archiving, Makati Medical Center. She discussed what medical librarians do and what skills required in order to survive in the job. She also shared tips to those who are planning to shift oor to pursue medical librarianship as a career.

Teach Medical Informatics classes to the medical students on how to locate information, how to access the many electronic resources that are available for their use.

Day 2 (October 25, 2013)

MS. JESSERYLLE G. DE LA PEñA and STEPHEN ALAYON Information Assistant SEAFDEC discussed the experiences of SEAFDEC/AQD library staff in publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal, processes done to get the article published and the lessons learned along the way. She also encourage librarians and students to publish in a peer reviewed journal and to to develop a positive mind attitude towards writing.

“Good writing is reader-based, purposeful, clear, concise, correct, and simple”

Mr. MICHAEL PINTO Director of Libraries, University of Saint Louis. Mr. Pinto shared his experiences as a young Chief Librarian. He also said that Leadership is about making a difference. Leadership is not about age, its about maturity.

“I would rather want to go home hoping that my staff will pray for my safety rather than cursing me”

Mr. RANDOLF MARIANO Librarian, Thomas Jefferson Information Center. Mr. Mariano shared the qualities of a diplomat. He also discussed the qualities of 
 a librarian working in a multicultural environment should possess.

Ms. ZARAH GAGATIGA Teacher Librarian, Beacon Academy. She was assigned a topic but instead she changed it? Why? Because she wanted to share what is close to her heart... and that is blogging! Ms. Gagatiga discussed how blogging made her a lifelong learner. Bored with everyday routine? She encourage the librarians to try blogging. This is one way of marketing the library and librarians. Voice out opinions, share what you know, interact with other librarians in and out of the country. In blogging, you will also have a chance to meet like-minded people.

Ms. KAREN CECILLE NATIVIDAD Coordinator, University Archives, De La Salle University. Career, Work, Family, Social life, Studies, Relationships? How do you balance it? Ms. Natividad shared tips on how to achieve Work-Life Balance

Mr. LAUREN KIPAAN University Library Director, Benguet State University. Mr. presented the strategies and experiences of Benguet State University in the establishment and sustainability of a digital library to preserve and provide visibility of its digital collections.

Ms. DONNA LABANGON Associate ASRC Librarian, De La Salle University. Ms.Labangon shared her brief journey on her budding library and information career. How she ended up choosing LIS, preconception, how she used it as leverage to do her best in her chosen field. 

Mr. JOSEPH YAP Associate Librarian,Information-Reference, De La Salle University. The purpose of his presentation is to conduct a wide dissemination and awareness of the revised standards for special libraries in the Philippines. The Board for Librarians created a Task Force that was in-charge of revising the 2007 standards for special libraries in the Philippines. 

The event was sponsored by PhilmontMagazine Zone, ce-Logic, National Book Store, Powerbooks, and Filway Marketing.

For more information about Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines, Inc. (ASLP) please visit their website

I am not a member of ASLP, but when I learned about the interesting topics and its speakers, I volunteered to cover this event. I could say that I had an information overload and I am so excited to apply it in my profession and in our library (specifically blogging and marketing!). 

Congratulations to the Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines, Inc. (ASLP) for organizing this event. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

#2LaBS: Laguna Blogging Summit: Tweetup of Social Media Revolutionists

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit will be happening on November 14 - 15 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, registration will start at 7am at the Cultural Center of Laguna inside the Provincial Capitol at the Municipality of Santa Cruz. This year, the organizers invited different empowered and powerful influencers from the mainstream media and online who they tagged as Social Revolutionists for showing their advocacies without fear, conveying their voices effectively with action, influencing their communities and by being the representatives of social forces.

The organizers are very happy to announce that Governor Jeorge "ER" Ejercito is always in full support for this historical event. Last year, the #1LaBS trended on Twitterand received more than 700 attendees from different schools such as Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU), AMA, STI and UPLB. For this year, De La Salle Zobel from Ayala, Alabang are coming to #2LaBS to learn more about the importance of Online Marketing, effectiveness of Social Media in today’s business, Cybercrime Law, Anti Cyber Bullying, Blogging 101 and why 33% Filipinos are online recently.

According to the former 2nd District of Laguna Board Member and now the new Assistant Secretary General of Philippine Red Cross Neil Andrew Nocon, "The 1st Laguna Blogging Summit last year contributed to the Laguna influx flow of tourist." This statement from the one in charge last time of the Province of Laguna Tourism only proved how effective is Social Media in giving awareness and hitting the right target market.

For this year, different companies’ shows support to the 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit.Greenwich Pizza made possible for the organizers to meet at their different restaurants/outlets in Metro Manila most especially at Philfirst Building at Makati where Greenwich have a conference room. The event first Social Media launch and website launch happened also at Greenwich Pizza Philfirst Building outlet and attended by Philippine Red Cross and Zoomanity Group.

The newly elected 3rd District of Laguna Representative Marisol Aragones shows also her full support to the event. She’s well known as Sol Aragones, the empowered reporter under ABS CBN surely knows the importance of Social Media now in today's advocacy and the fight against corruption which actually proven by the August 26, 2013 Historical Million People March where more Filipinos not only in the Philippines but around the Globe joined forces to show the same interest in fighting corruption where the first call just came from a single Facebook Community Account.

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit Final Program and Set of Speakers with their topic;

Program 1st Day November 14, 2013 Thursday:

8:00am- 8:15am Philippine National Anthem

8:15am- 8:20am Opening Remarks -Dr. Nestor De Vera (President- Laguna Science Polytechnic University)

8:20am-8:25am Keynote Speaker- Gov. ER Ejercito (Province of Laguna)

8:25am-9:00am Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas (Social Media Ethics)

9:00am -10:00am Chinkee Tan (Finding your Passion)

10:00am -11:00am Eyriche Cortez (Power Tips For Blogging)

11:00am- 12:00noon Alvin Cloyd Dakis (Bashers in Your Blog: A Survival Guide)

12:00noon- 1:00pm Lunch/Raffle

1:00pm- 1:30pm Rhodora Espiritu (EduBlogging)

1:30pm-2:30pm James Jimenez ( Social Media in Voters Education)

2:30pm- 3:00pm Bert Guevarra (Environment & Social Media)

3:00pm-3:30pm Snacks /Raffle

3:30pm-4:30pm Venzie Crisostomo (Advocacy online/offline)

4:30pm- 5:00pm Janette Toral (Bloggers as Digital Influencers)

Program 2nd Day November 15, 2013 Friday

8:00am- 8:15am Philippine National Anthem

8:15am- 8:20am Opening Remarks Neil Andrew Nocon (Assistant Secretary General- Philippine National Red Cross)

8:20am-8:25am Keynote Speaker Mayora Girlie Ejercito

8:25am -9:00am Dr. Tess Termulo (Health Advocacy)

9:00am- 10:00am Atty. Chris Lao (Anti- Cyber Bullying and Cybercrime Law)

10:00am- 11:00am Ben Francia (Search Engine Optimization)

11:00am- 12:00 noon Art Samaniego (Journalism in the age of Social Media)

12:00 noon- 1:00pm Lunch/Raffle

1:00pm- 2:00pm Pocholo De Leon Gonzales (Branding)

2:00pm- 3:00pm Lloyd Luna (Blogging Inspirational Life Stories)

3:00pm- 3:30pm Raffle and Snacks

3:30pm- 4:00pm John Cueto (Niche)

4:00pm- 4:30pm Carlos Celdran (Why I do, What I do)

4:30pm- 5:00pm Zero Basura Blog Contest Launch under Earth Day Network Philippines & #2LaBS

Oriang at Market Market and 100 Miles Cafe at Taguig and Tiago Progressive Cuisine at Quezon City helped the organizers too by providing the venue and food to some of their meetings while Zoomanity Group, Air Asia, 2GO Travel provides Gift Certificates to be raffled- of for the attendees.

The organizers would like to thank Pro Friends, Gardenia Bakers Philippines, Elabram Systems, Commission on Election (COMELEC), PATAS and Philippine Health Bloggers Society (PHBS) for their invaluable support to make the event possible not to mention our media partners such as Kliping Times,, The Tribune Post, Ronda Balita, Royal Cable, Magic Expose,,, webby thoughts and Manila Channel.

The event hosts are Rod Magaru and Florencio Jusay Jr. Organizers; Grace Bondad Nicolas, Dianne Salonga, Mac Vasquez, Pepi De Leon, Ross Del Rosario, Rod Magaru, Florencio Jusay Jr, Katrina Capili, Odessa Escaler, Cindy Nicolas, Mark Acsay, JayL Aquino, John Cueto, Jojo Busayong, Myrns Roman and Ivan Saldajeno.

For more information;

Official Website :
Twitter: @labsummit #2LaBS
Facebook: Laguna Blogging Summit

Mobile: 09213191471

Monday, November 4, 2013

“iBLOG : A Library Blog Contest for High School Students”

Theme: “Why I Love my Library”
1.       This contest is open to all High School students of DLSZ.
2.       In a blog post, tell us “Why I Love my Library” You can use
·         Photos
·         Videos
·         or anything you like! The more creative, the better!

3.       Mechanics:
·         No amount of words needed
·         Must be placed on a Blogging Site

4.       Criteria: How to win:
Content and Substance - 40%
Creativity - 30%
Relevance to the theme - 30%

5.       Entries should be submitted to and should include the following information:
      A subject heading of “iBLOG”
      contest entry URL
      Full name, section, mobile number, and e-mail address

6.       The deadline for the submission of entries is on November 15, 2012 (Friday). All entries will be posted at DLSZ LRC Website and Facebook

7.       A panel of judges will select the winners during the week following the contest’s end. List of winners will be posted at the DLSZ LRC Website, Facebook and Bulletin board.

For more details, visit the High School Learning Resource Center and look for Ms. Rhoda 

National Book Week 2013 at De La Salle Santiago Zobel

The Learning Resource Center of De La Salle Santiago Zobel will  be celebrating the National Book Week on November 12-15, 2013 with the theme : "Libraries : Preservers and Promoters of Culture and Arts” 

Here's the Program and Activities

1. Theme Based Essay Writing Contest

There will be an essay writing contest which will be based on the theme “Libraries: Preservers and Promoters of Culture and Arts” which will be open to all Grade 8 students. Students are encourage to show their writing prowess as they explore how libraries preserve and promote culture and arts. The essay should not exceed 1000 words.

2. Poetry Writing Contest

In coordination with the moderator of Poetry Guild, its members are invited to join the contest. This is to showcase their creativity in the form of a poem. The poem should be anything about reading, books and literacy.

3. Book Fair 2013

The Fair is an exciting way to promote reading, books and lifelong learning among our students. The exhibitors will set up a four day book fair at the following venues: Multipurpose Hall for Lower Grades and St. La Salle Courtyard for Upper Grades and High School. The proceeds of the fair will go to the Center’s projects: Bookmobile and Adopt A Library.

4. Book Talk by Filipino Author ( Meet and Greet )

In coordination with the coordinators of Book Writing and Readers Circle, a talk will be hosted by the LRC to motivate students in order to foster good reading, writing and speaking skills by encouraging self directed learning through reading.

5. Functional Art Contest

In coordination with the Art teacher, the senior level will work on a three dimensional functional art. Specifications: 75% recycled/ found objects; 15% other stuff (size, height, width, length maximum of 6 inches). Only one pair per class is allowed.

6. Filipino Authors Exhibits

The LRC will set up an exhibits in front of the iNook featuring Filipino author’s life and works. Viewers will have a chance to know more the life and works of their local favourite authors.

7. DEAR Day

DEAR stands for Drop Everything And Read. DEAR Day is a special reading day celebration to remind and encourage the lower grades students to make reading a habit. The scheduled time will be coordinated to the advisers concerned. Thus, during the sessions, students may borrow and enjoy reading through book patrol.

8. iBook Talk

iBook is a quick video version by librarians, students and teachers in elementary through high school to entice others to read a particular book. The Readers Circle and Green Bloggers Club will be invited to participate to this particular activity. The best videos can be viewed during the National Book Week celebration at the lower grades and upper grades LRC virtual bulletin board.

9. Digital Storytelling

With the advent of technology, students are encourage to create storytelling in digital format. In coordination with the Bibliophiles’ moderator, the students will create a digital storytelling of their chosen story. Students will use a rubric to guide them in the said project.

10. Comic Illustration

With the proliferation of comic books which are highly popular with the students, LRC will invite a comic illustrator to give insights on how a comic book is created. Students will also experience illustrating a comic book during the event.

11. Comic Reading

There’s a certain nostalgia to reading comic books and flipping the pages. Comics can be good entertainment for our students to think more creatively, to think more deeply and to talk more gently. The invited comic illustrator will read and discuss the material with the participants with the emphasis of the good value of comic reading.

12. Philippine Coffee Table Books

The LRC will set up display of Coffee Table Books in each libraries of DLSZ. The books to be exhibited will be about the Philippines. Library users can browse anytime during their break periods since they are aimed at anyone who might pick the book up for a light read.

13. Film Showing

Target participants of this activity will be the members of Sinesuri, Asian Film Critic and iDream Club. Students will extend their abilities to view effectively in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes:

 View attentively and analytically

 To understand and gather information, to form an opinion, enjoy and appreciate

 Value viewing as a means of learning and enjoyment

14. iBLOG: A Library Blog Contest for High School Students

The contest is open to all High School students of DLSS. In a blog post, tell us "Why I Love my Library". The blog can have photos, videos or anything they like.  Students are encourage to voice out and be proud to tell everyone what's great about the Library. No amount of words needed and it must be placed in a blogging site.

For more information about the DLSZ Learning Resource Center visit the website

Blogapalooza 2013

Many Bloggers are excited on the upcoming event. The launching of the biggest Blogapalooza ever at SMX, SM Aura Taguig on November 16th, 2013.  

Here's what you get as a blogger attending:
  • The latest products / services of different brands that is worth blogging about
  • Network with Businesses that are looking to expand their presence online
  • Samples / Products / Services / GCs for you to try out their brand and give your honest review about it.
  • Find potential advertisers, sponsors and something to feature for your blog!
  • Meet and Network with other Fellow Bloggers.

There's still time to sign up for Blogapalooza to meet businesses out there who are looking for online brand ambassadors and story tellers!

You can sign up here -

See you in Blogapalooza 2013!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Filipino Friday (2): Kids and Books

Happy Friday! It's 22 days to go before the ReaderCon! 
This week, it's about Kids and Books!

What were your favorite books as a kid or while you were growing up? Do you still read children’s books? If you could give your younger self a book to read, what would it be?

What were your favorite books as a kid or while you were growing up?

Si Pagong at si Matsing

This is my most memorable book as a kid. I can still remember how my Mother and Father tell us this story before going to bed. That is our family ritual! We really love the story. That is why when our UP Professor invited Hubert Fucio in our class and he showed the raw materials of his creation... I am so amazed. It's feels  like coming home again.

As I grew up, I read Archie comics. 
Do you still read children’s books?
Yes I do. When I became a Mom and when I took up Reading class in UP Diliman (thanks to Thursdays with Portia Padilla), that is when I get acquainted and exposed to lots of children's books.

Before going to bed, reading to my son Luigi is our ritual

If you could give your younger self a book to read, what would it be?

Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? by Ramon Bautista. I had fun reading this book. How I wish I have read this when I was having a CRUSH during younger days! :)

I recommend this book for those who are:

In a relationship, Engaged, It's Complicated, Separated, Widowed, Married....What else?

How about you?

Check out the Filipino Friday meme,join the fun!

There are still lots of books that I'd like to recommend for you to read.
You want to know my list? I will give it to you on the ReaderCon.

The 3rd Filipino ReaderCon: What Do Readers Want? is on November 9, 2013 at the Rizal Library in ADMU, Quezon City.

See you guys!

Filipino Fridays (1): Hello, Reader!

It's Filipino Friday!

This is a wonderful online event leading to the Filipino ReaderCon. As a newbie blogger, I'd like to introduce myself with a twist. Get to know what species of Book Reader is Definitely Librarian based on Infographic by Laura E. Kelly  

Here's mine:

Domain - Reader

Class  - Book Lover. Since I was a kid, I love reading books.

Family - Compulsive.

Genus - Book Cherisher. I treat books as a Love object.

Species - The Library Lover. that is why I am a Librarian. I don't have many books in our house. But I have lots of it available in the library. Fiction, Non-Fiction... Name it. We have it! 

Get to know yours too!  

What Species of Reader Are You?--Infographic

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Top 10 Emerging Influential blogs 2013: Definitely Librarian : Find out the reasons why bloggers voted for a Librarian

The Digital Influencer's Marketing Summit was held last September 21, 2013 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

It was also my first time to attend an event like that. I guess, because I am new in this blogging thingy. I am also grateful for the organizers of the summit because they had given me a free slot (Note: Conference fee is PhP1, 500)

I learned a lot from the speakers. From Measuring digital influence, to Mommy Influencer (which interested me because I started blogging when I became a Mommy), Using Social Media for Marketing, Digital branding, Vlogging, Building Online Communities, Using Social Media to inspire, and Bloggers as Digital Influencers and a lot more.

One of the highlights of the event is recognizing the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013.

Here's the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2013.

A Letter Writer
Wazzup Pilipinas
Online Jobs Lifestyle
Business What Ifs?
Sarap Pinoy
San Josenyong Gala
Saranghae Korea

Even if I wasn't able to make it to the Top 10, it is an honor for me to be nominated as one of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs. Being nominated in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013 is like being a winner in a prestigious award. :)

Here's the Definitely Librarian's Blog background:

How my blog started? I started blogging because of reading Mommy blogs. But when I attended a Library Automation Boot Camp in Cebu, that's how I started my Librarian's Online Diary. I have to take down notes but I don't have a pen and a notebook. What I have with me is my net book  (sometimes I have a "senior moments") so I take down notes using my net book and save it in my blog. Of course, my first "fans" are the librarian participants in the said seminar.

Who influenced me? I could say that I am an accidental blogger. I have two librarians in mind when I created Definitely Librarian's blog. It's Zarah Gagatiga and Von Totanes. They are a very good Digital Influencer in the area of Librarianship.

When I attended the iblog9 as a speaker (for Mommy blogs), I learned that there are lots of opportunities in the blogosphere. After the   summit, I thought that it would be nice if I could also apply it in librarianship.

Steps taken to build influence? I am librarian. I love reading and at the same time has passion in blogging.

I am so inspired of the 9th Philippine Blogging Summit and to Ms. Janette Toral , that is why I founded the Green Bloggers Club (student organization for Grade 8-12). One of the reasons why I created it because nowadays young bloods are exposed to Social Media. I wanted to tie social media and social responsibility among the youth.

Last September 19, 2013 we had Mini blogging Summit here in De La Salle Zobel. Our speakers were Eyriche Cortez and Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas. They talk about Blogging, Social Media and Students.

I am also promoting different activities, forum or seminars organized by different Philippine Library Associations through my blogs.

What's next? This November, I will participate in the two big events
I think this is also part of my advocacy as an educator and a librarian.

I could also say that blogs is not only focused on businesses. It can also be applied to Education, Teachers, Libraries and Librarian's world to market/ promote it to our clients (our students and faculty members).

As Anne Curtis' line in her sizzling (No Other Woman) movie  "I know the market, because I am the market..."

Guess who our "market" is?

Let your customers define what your product is for them, take ownership, rather than you dictating what you want it to be.

Here's some of the reason why Bloggers voted for Definitely Librarian:


Here's the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013. Congratulations to the winners!
Photo courtesy of Wazzup Pilipinas and Mac Vasquez

With Ms. Janette Toral, Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas and Laguna Blogging Summit Core. Congratulations to Ross Del Rosario and Jay-L Santiago Aquino.
Photo courtesy of Wazzup Pilipinas and Mac Vasquez

With the participants of Digital Influencers Marketing Summit 2013
Photo courtesy of Wazzup Pilipinas and Mac Vasquez

Photo courtesy of Wazzup Pilipinas and Mac Vasquez