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									                                                   STANDARDS FOR PHILIPPINE LIBRARIES
                                                                  (Final Draft Matrix)
                                                Prepared for the Board for Librarians by Elnora L. Conti

                              School Library and Media
     Standard Format                  Centers                       Academic Libraries                 Special Libraries                   Public Libraries

Standard I. Mission, Goals   A. Clearly defined goals and      A. The academic library shall     A. General Statement               A. To provide library and
and Objectives               objectives for the school         develop an explicit statement                                        information service to the needs
                             library media center shall be     of its mission in conformity      To provide efficient accurate,     of the community,
                             established in terms of the       with the mandate of the parent    relevant and timely information
                             philosophy, goals and             institution with the mandate of   service to its respective          B. To build within each library
                             objectives of the school.         the parent institution.           institution through a              an information center about its
                                                                                                 systematically organized           respective community – its
                             B. A set of policies,             B. The development of library     collection; maintain a proactive   resources, history, people,
                             procedures, rules, and            mission and goals shall be the    role as information provider       customs and traditions, etc., and
                             regulations shall be formulated   responsibility of the library     and disseminator to be
                             to ensure consistency in the      head and staff in consultation    globally competitive; as well as   C. To develop nationally, a
                             operation of services.            with the officials of the         uphold and promote the             network and linkages among
                                                               parent institution.               principles of high ethical         public libraries with the National
                             C. A written Manual of                                              standards of library profession    Library as the center to facilitate
                             Operation as well as              C. The statement of library       at all times.                      research reference needs of
                             Student/Faculty Guides shall      objectives shall be reviewed                                         patrons.
                             be maintained and                 periodically and revised as       B. Specific
                             continuously updated to serve     necessary.
                             as guide to the staff in the                                        1. Update library reference
                             implementation of tasks and to                                      collection and information
                             the users in the utilization of                                     resources in whatever for the
                             services.                                                           information appears.

                                                                                                 2. Upgrade library tools,
                                                                                               equipment, facilities as well as
                                                                                               needed applicable
                                                                                               technologies as maybe
                                                                                               necessary for the effective and
                                                                                               wider dissemination
                                                                                               decentralization of information
                                                                                               to its internal and external
                                                                                               clients; and

                                                                                               3. Maintain written manuals of
                                                                                               operations, which shall include
                                                                                               library policies, procedure and
                                                                                               regulations reviewed and
                                                                                               revised regularly as
                                                                                               circumstances may require to
                                                                                               adopt to the changing needs.

Standard II Administration   A. A unified program            A. The supervision and            A. Library Administrator/          A. Each public library shall
                             integrating library and         control of the academic library      Manager                         operate under the
                             audiovisual programs under      shall be clearly defined within                                      administrative supervision of
                             the leadership of a qualified   the organizational structure of   1. As an independent unit of       the local government unit and
                             and competent professional is   the parent institution.           the organization it serve,         under the technical
                             recommended.                                                      special libraries shall be         supervision of the National
                                                             B. The academic library shall     administered and managed by        Library,
                             B. Where there are two or       be administered and               a librarian possessing the
                             more professional librarians,   supervised by a full time         required expertise, subject        B. A public library shall be
                             one is appointed as the head    professional librarian with at    specialization, education,         managed by a professional
                             to oversee the smooth           least Masters Degree in           experience and other               librarian,
                             implementation of services as   Library and Information           qualifications provided for
                             well as the supervision of      Science.                          under R.A. 9246 other wise         C. The public library as a local
                             personnel.                                                        known as “Philippine               government entity shall have,
                              C. The academic library shall    Librarianship Act of 2003” to      as its immediate superior, the
C. The school library media   have an advisory library         ensure effective, efficient and    local chief executive or any
center shall be regularly     committee composed of            productive operation of library    legally designated local official
evaluated in terms of its     representatives of the faculty   at all times.                      in accordance with the Local
services, personnel and       and students.                                                       Government Code
resources, not only by the                                     2. To ensure that library staff
students but also by the      D. The academic library shall    /personnel are qualified for the
faculty.                      formulate a development plan     job, hiring of employees shall
                              which shall include a program    be vested on the library
                              for a continued development      administrator or director who
                              and improvement of library       shall be directly responsible to
                              resources and services.          the appropriate hierarchy of
                                                               the governing body of the
                                                               institution they serve.

                                                               3. The library administrator /
                                                               director in collaboration with
                                                               the management or
                                                               appropriate committee
                                                               whichever is applicable shall
                                                               have the authority to select
                                                               and recommend reference
                                                               materials to be purchased. To
                                                               safeguard the library
                                                               collections same should
                                                               ensure librarians by the
                                                               responsible institutions to
                                                               secure the collections. The
                                                               library collections should also
                                                               be insured against natural
                                                               disaster, grave theft, losses,
                                                                                         B. Social Responsibility

                                                                                         As center of information
                                                                                         special libraries shall provide
                                                                                         its users equal access to
                                                                                         library collection, equipment
                                                                                         and technologies in accord-
                                                                                         ance with the institutions
                                                                                         existing rules and regulations.
                                                                                         A wide collection of reference
                                                                                         shall be made available to
                                                                                         scholarly research and studies
                                                                                         to encourage and enable
                                                                                         everyone to make use of
                                                                                         information and learning
                                                                                         resources through information
                                                                                         and communication

Standard III Human   A. The school library media         A. The academic library shall   A. Recruitment and Selection          A. The public library shall be
Resources            center shall be appropriately       have a sufficient number and    -- depends on the recruitment         manned by qualified and
                     staffed by full time licensed       variety of staff to develop,    policy of the office or institution   professionally trained
                     librarians and trained clerical     organize and maintain the       and the prevailing Philippine         librarians and shall be
                     support, the number of which        collection and provide          laws.                                 supported by support services
                     is proportionate to student         information and reference                                             staff,
                     population.                         service to meet the needs of    B. Qualifications -- The library
                                                         its clientele.                  shall be headed by a                  B. Qualification and Number of
                        1. Size                                                          professional librarian                staff – the number of staff in a
                                                         1. Size                                                               public library shall depend on
                        For an enrollment of 500 or                                       Library personnel shall              the population served and the
                        less – 1 full time librarian +   1.1 The size and                consist of the following:             size of the collection;
   1 support staff                 qualifications of staff shall be
                                   determined by several factors,     1. Professional staff – The       1. The head of the public
    For an enrollment of 1,000     including size and scope of        minimum requirement is one        library should be a
              - 1 full time head   collection, number of hours,       (1) professional staff equipped   professional
   librarian/media specialist, 1   rate of acquisition, rate of       with the subject specialization   Librarian.
   full time librarian/media       circulation, nature of             of said library such as law,
   specialist + 2 support staff    processing and nature of           business, banking, medical,       2. The non-professional staff
                                   service demand.                    etc.                              should conform to existing
   For an enrollment of                                                                                 laws and government
   2,000      -- 1 full time       1. 2 Ratio of professional         2. Para-professional staff –      regulations.
   head librarian/media            librarians and other staff vary    Should be college degree
   specialist, 2 full time         depending upon the range of        holder with knowledge of          2.1 Regional, congressional
   librarian/media specialist,     operations and services            Information technology; or in    district, provincial and city
   + 4 support staff               provided by the library and        government agencies or           libraries at least four
                                   upon its total workload            institutions, civil service      professional librarians, three
Note : There shall be an           requirements.                      eligibility is required.         support services staff
additional librarian and two                                                                           excluding those holding non-
additional support staff for       For the first 500 students:        3. Messenger/Utility support     classified positions like utility
every additional one thousand      One full time professional         staff – College degree is ideal. workers, etc. Public libraries
enrollment.                        librarian And two full time        However, undergraduates may of first class municipalities
                                   clerical staff                     qualify for the position.        shall have at least two
2. Qualifications                                                                                      professional librarians and
                                   For every additional 1000          C. Number of the Library         adequate support/non-
2.1 Professional Librarian –       students - 1 additional full       Staff – the number of the        professional staff as needed
BSE / BSEEd., major or minor       time professional librarian        library staff is                 and for lower class
in Library Science, or                                                 dependent on the following:     municipalities including
BLS/BLIS graduate -                B. Qualifications                                                   barangay reading centers,
certified by BFL (or licensed)                                           1. Mission vision of the      there should be at least one
                                   1. Professional Staff              library                          full time library staff, and, if
Note : The head                    The professional staff includes                                     fund allows, one clerk and one
librarian/media specialist must    the head librarian and staff          2. Type of special library    utility worker.
have graduate units in Library     doing professional work.
and Information Science (LIS)      The Head Librarian must be a       2.1 Government – Plantilla            2.2 The increase in the
or related field (e.g. MA, major   Master’s Degree holder in        as approved by Civil Service       number of library staff
in Educational Technology),        Library and Information          Commission/Department of           depends on the increase of
and 5 years experience in the      Science (MLIS) for the college   Budget and Management              population of the community
library.                           Library. For the university                                         served. For every increase of
                                   library , a Master’s Degree in    2.2 Private – Management          50,000 people, a
       2.2 Library Assistant –     Library and Information                 policy as to the            corresponding increase of one
       College/ secretarial        Science (MLIS) preferably               distribution of staff for   professional and one support
       graduate                    pursuing a Ph. D. in any                the whole institution       staff is suggested.
                                   program.                                including the salary
       2.3 Audiovisual                                                    scale and internal           3. Professional librarians are
       Technician – 2 year         The qualifications of a                 policies                    individuals who are license
       course in Electronics       professional staff shall be at                                      holders.
                                   least:                           3.Type of Service
                                                                                                       4. Librarians shall be
B. The professional/licensed       For college library –            D. Training of Staff for           appointed to any of the
librarian shall be given a         Bachelors Degree in Library      Continuing Professional            following positions in the
faculty status, enjoying the       and Information Science          Education                          plantilla of positions provided
same benefits as those of the                                                                          by civil service servants in the
teaching faculty.                  For University Library -         1. There must be a separate        local government units in
                                   Masters Degree in                and distinct continuing            accordance with the Salary
C. Participation in seminar-       Library/Information Science      education for librarians and for   Standardization Scheme for
workshops, conferences and                                          the support staff provided by      Government Workers
other continuing professional      2. Support Staff                 accredited library associations
education activities shall be      The support staff includes the   and providers                         4.1 Congressional,
encouraged and subsidized.         paraprofessionals and staff                                         provincial and city libraries
                                   doing clerical work. The         2. The staff may attend
                                   educational qualifications for   institution sponsored training,    Librarian IV     --   SG 22
                                   paraprofessionals shall be       workshop, etc.                     Librarian V      --   SG 24
                                   Bachelors degree in any
                                   related field in Library                                               4.2 City and municipal
                                   /Information Science and the                                        Libraries
clerical staff shall likewise be a
Bachelors degree holder.             Librarian III    --    SG 18

3. Status                              4.3 Other libraries –
Librarians shall be given            depending on the class
faculty (academic) status with
corresponding privileges and         Librarian I     --    SG 10
other benefits comparable to         Librarian II    --    SG 14
those of the faculty members.
                                     5. Support Services Staff –
4. A continuing staff                Salary grade in accordance
development shall be provided        with RA 7743
with the corresponding
financial assistance from the             5.1 Technical staff shall
institution.                         possess diploma or certificate
                                     of two-year computer
                                     education or its equivalent and
                                     with the required civil service

                                         5.2 Clerical staff shall
                                     have finished special studies
                                     Secretarial Science and with
                                     required civil service eligibility;

                                          5.3   Library aides
                                     should have at least two years
                                     work experience

                                     6. Other Staff
                                                                                                                                  The public library should have,
                                                                                                                                  depending on its size and
                                                                                                                                  availability of funds, the
                                                                                                                                  following maintenance
                                                                                                                                  personnel in
                                                                                                                                  accordance with Civil Service
                                                                                                                                  Commission Memorandum
                                                                                                                                  Circular No. 10

                                                                                                                                    6.1 Library equipment
                                                                                                                                  operator for the photocopying
                                                                                                                                  machine; microfilm
                                                                                                                                  reader/printer, overhead

                                                                                                                                     6.2 Bindery personnel

                                                                                                                                     6.3 Messengerial staff
                                                                                                                                          liaison personnel;

                                                                                                                                     6.4 Utility worker

Standard IV Collection   A. Collection Development          The academic library shall         A. Collection Development --       The Collection must reflect the
Development                                                 have library resources relevant    is dependent on the following:     objectives of the library and
                         1. The school library media        to its mission, adequate in                                           the needs of the community
                         center shall acquire print, non-   quality and quantity, helpful in   1. Scope is dependent on the       served.
                         print and electronic materials     serving the needs of               mission/vision, function and
                         as well as equipment that will     scholarship and research, as       type of library service for each   A. The collect ion shall include
                         support and reinforce the          well as progressively              institution.                       books, multi-media and other
curriculum and meet the            developing and growing in                                            non-book materials such as
needs, abilities and interests     accordance with institutional      2. Size is likewise dependent     those in the state-of-the-art
of the users.                      development and expansion          on the same criteria              technologies, periodicals,
                                   plans.                                                               maps, pamphlets, and other
2. These materials shall be                                           3. Growth of the collection is    audiovisual materials.
current and in good condition      A. Collection Development          dependent on the budget
and must reflect an                                                   allotment or fund allocation of   B. The library shall maintain
appropriate balance among all      1. Collection development          the institution.                  the local history collection.
types of resources (see            shall be the responsibility of
Recommended Annual Growth          the     Advisory Library           B. Organization                   C. The size of the library
Rate in the Appendix A).           Committee.                                                           collection is dependent on the
                                                                      1. Collection must be             allocation from the National
3.The school library media         2. The academic library shall      systematically organized          Library and from the budget
center shall maintain a local      have written collection            according to generally            funds provided by the local
history collection composed of     development policies which         accepted standard                 government unit in the annual
materials about the school         shall be approved by the           classification, e.g. Dewey        appropriations
community, its history,            members of the Advisory            Decimal Classification (DDC),
programs, people, etc.             Library Committee.                 Library of Congress (LC), and     D. A minimum of initial
                                                                      other recognized classification   collection of 3000 volumes of
4. The librarian/media             3. The academic library shall      scheme.                           books is deemed appropriate
specialist, in coordination with   conduct periodic review of its                                       for public libraries in the
the faculty, shall be              existing collection                2. Indexing should be             regions, provinces, cities and
responsible for the selection                                         observed.                         first class municipalities
and acquisition of all materials   B. Holdings                                                          regardless of their population.
based on a written Collection
Development Plan.                  1. Size                                                              E. For libraries in
                                                                                                        municipalities lower than the
5. The recommended size of            1.1 A core collection of 5000                                     first class, an initial book
the various collections for an     well selected titles for college                                     collection of 2000 is
enrollment of less than 1000       libraries and 8,000 titles for                                       recommended as starting
students are as follows :          university libraries is                                              collection while for barangay
                                   necessary for the college /                                          reading centers, 500 volumes
 5.1 A basic collection of          university to effectively support   is recommended.
3,000 book titles for the           its educational programs.
elementary level and 5,000                                              F. Selection and acquisition of
titles for the secondary level is     1.2 In addition to the core       books and other library
necessary to support the            book collection, a core             materials shall rest on the
curricular offerings of the         periodical collection of current    librarian with the assistance of
school;                             and relevant titles (local and      her professional staff.
                                    foreign) shall be provided.         Materials for acquisition
 5.2 Twenty percent (20%) of        The recommended number of           recommendations by library
the total collection shall be       periodicals based on the            clientele shall be considered.
published within the last ten       enrollment as follows:
(10) years;                                                             G. A provision for at least
                                                                        10% annual increase of the
5.3 A basic subscription to 15                                          collection must be provided
titles of general interest            Enrollment       Number of        each of any library category.
magazines and 10 titles of                             Periodical
professional journals;                                   Titles
                                     Less than          50 titles
 5.4 A basic subscription to 3       1,000
titles of newspapers on              students
national coverage and 1 title        1001 – 3000        75 titles
with local news coverage;            students
                                     Over 3000          100 titles
5.5 An updated collection of         students
pamphlets, clippings,
government documents,                  1.3 Every major field of
vocational information and                 specialization shall be
other materials appropriate to             covered by at least 3
the curriculum and interest of             journal titles of
students shall be provided;                undergraduate
                                           concentration, 6 journal
5.6 A starting collection of               titles of graduate
non-print materials on various        concentration and 10
formats as follows :                  journal titles of doctoral
                                      work or its equivalent.
     1 map for each
geographic region and 1            1.4 For reserve books, at
special map (i.e. economic,            least 1 copy for every
weather, political, historical,        25 students shall be
etc.) for each type being               provided
studied. The number of
duplicates will be determined      1.5Thirty percent (30%) of
by the number of sections that        the collection shall be
will be using the map at the          published within the last
same time.                            five (5) years

      2 globes                    1.5 Non-print resources
                                       and electronic/digital
      100 titles of video             resources shall be
       recordings on different         made available through
       subject areas                   adequate facilities and
      200 titles of sound         1.6 The academic library
       recordings on different         shall provide
       types of music                  Filipiniana materials
                                       equivalent to 15% of
      15 titles of slide sets         the ttotal collection.

      25 titles of transparency   1.7 The annual growth rate
       sets                           of the collection shall be
                                      maintained in
      50 titles of electronic        accordance with
       resources (e.g. CD-            program offerings and
       ROMs, audio books,             enrollment
                                 C. Organization
      an acquisition of 1000
       pieces representing       1. Library collection shall be
       pictures, charts,         organized to ensure efficient
       study prints,             identification and retrieved. It
       photographs and other     shall be cataloged, classified
       types of graphic          and or indexed according to
       materials                 accepted standards of
                                 bibliographic description and a
5.7 A variety of audiovisual     system of classification.
equipment available in
amounts adequate to serve        2. The catalog shall be in
the instructional program of     format (card or electronic) that
the school.                      permits concurrent or
                                 simultaneous use by library
B. Selection and Organization    clientele.
   1. Book selection shall be
a shared responsibility among    D. Preservation and
the librarians, teachers and     Weeding
                                 The academic library shall
    2. Basic policies for the    have a program for the
selection of printed and non-    preservation and weeding of
printed materials shall be       its collection.
formally and clearly
formulated;                      E. Security

  3. All print and non-print     1. The academic library shall
materials and equipment shall    have policies on security of its
be properly organized, stored,   collection to safeguard the
and displayed following          collection from damage, loss,
                          standard rules and procedures       mutilation and theft.
                          for easy retrieval and
                          dissemination;                       2. The academic library shall
                                                              provide control and security
                            4. An inventory and               measures in its building and
                          weeding of the collection shall     facilities such as emergency
                          be conducted regularly.             exits, fire extinguishers, and
                                                              built-in emergency lights
                          C. Preservation and Security
                              The school library media
                          center shall have a program
                          for the care and preservation
                          of all its collection. It should
                          also have an adequate
                          safeguards against loss,
                          mutilation, and theft.

Standard V Services and   A. The school library media         A. The academic library shall       A, General – the library            A. Library services shall be
Utilization               center shall be open before,        provide services to its readers     should provide information          provided with the highest
                          during and after classes to         in support of the objectives of     services pertinent to the           degree of efficiency and
                          meet the needs of the clientele     the parent institution. The         institution’s information           integrity in keeping in mind
                          and maximize the use of             productive use of library           requirements.                       that the public library is a
                          library resources, facilities and   resources and facilities, by its                                        service agency of the
                          services.                           clientele is an ultimate test of    B. Special – the specialized        government for the people;
                                                              its effectiveness.                  library must provide materials
                          B. Announcements of                                                     and services appropriate to         B. The library shall reflect the
                          acquisition and other               B. The Readers’ Services            the organization’s goal, size,      needs of the community which
                          promotional activities shall be     shall include the Reference         number of staff and                 shall include books,
                          made periodically.                  and Information Services,           institutional responsibilities      pamphlets, ephemeral
                                                              Circulation, Library Instruction,   taking into consideration           materials, non-print materials,
                          C. Coordination with the            Audiovisual, Electronic             availability of other information   classified and cataloged
                          faculty shall be done to            Resources, Photocopying and         resources.                          according to the standards for
promote effective use of          other services shall be                                           easy access and retrieval;
the school library media          provided by the academic          C. Library hours/Guidelines –
center.                           library.                          accessibility to the library    C. Open shelves system
                                                                    services shall be during        shall be promoted to give
D. Instruction on the effective   C The academic library shall      regular office hours and may    users the free access to all
use of the library media center   open for an uninterrupted         be rendered beyond regular      materials;
and on various information        period weekdays and on            hours as the need arises.
sources shall be given to the     Saturdays.                                                        D. The library shall maintain
students as well as to the                                          D. Technical Services           local historical and cultural
faculty.                          D. The academic library shall                                     materials for preservation and
                                  have equitable lending policies      1. Acquisitions              conservation;
                                  for its clientele.                   2.Cataloging and
E. The school library media                                               classification            E.      The library shall provide
center shall be available for     E. The academic library shall        3.Indexing                   materials for wholesome
use by individual students and    make its collection and                                           development of the community
by class groups throughout the    services accessible to all        E. Reader Services              regardless of age, creed,
school day. Flexible              users.                                                            religion and cultural
scheduling enables the                                                1. Circulation                affiliations;
teacher to bring his class to     F. The academic library shall       2. Reference
the library at the times best     promote its readers’ services       3. Periodicals                F. The library shall observe
suited for the purpose of class   program through regular             4. Audiovisual                library hours for the maximum
supervised research.              announcement of its new             5. Interlibrary               benefit of the community;
                                  acquisitions, conducting user          loan/Resource sharing
                                  orientation and other public        6. Photocopying               G. The library shall initiate
                                  relations activities.                                             the organization of groups or
                                                                                                    volunteers to handle fund
                                                                                                    raising to financially support
                                                                                                    the library and handle
                                                                                                    activities such as storytelling
                                                                                                    and book talks for the
                                                                                                    children; book discussions,
                                                                                                    exhibits; poetry interpretation,
play reading, lectures,
demonstrations, puppet
shows, etc.

H. For library promotion
activities, the following
services shall be encouraged:

1. Reference and research

2. Circulation and books for
home use

3. Organization and
maintenance of a children’s

4. Reading guidance for
children and out of school

5. Outreach programs and
services especially to
depressed areas of the

6. Organization of Friends
Group to act as support of the
Standard VI Physical   A. The school library media           A. The academic library shall       A. Location – the library shall    A. Building
Facilities             center shall be housed in a           have an adequate space and          be centrally and conveniently
                       barrier-free and flexible facility,   appropriate facilities which are    accessible to the institution it   1. Site
                       and that can accommodate a            accessible to the students,         serves.
                       seating capacity of 10 % of the       faculty and other users. It                                               1.1 The library shall be
                       total student population.             shall be designed to allow for      B. Physical arrangement is         centrally located within the
                                                             future rearrangement and            dependent on the following:        Community and not to be
                       B. The library shall provide a        expansion.                                                             annexed to other agencies.
                       storage space for the print                                                  1. Research needs of its
                       collection, a reading area, a         B. The academic library shall             primary users                    1.2 The library shall be
                       workroom and a store room,            have adequate space to                                                 accessible to all library users
                       an office for the head                accommodate the reading,               2. Space available for the      by
                       librarian/media center                and research needs of its                  library                     all means of transportation.
                       coordinator, as well as a             clientele; to house the growing        3. Classification scheme
                       space for formal library              collections, the proper offices           use                               1.3 In the development
                       instruction.                          for staff, librarian’s office and                                      plan of the local government
                                                             storage space; and areas for        C. Space Allocation                unit, the library shall be a
                       C. In schools where the library       special services such as the           1. Reading Area                 component of an integrated
                       is also a media center, space         electronic and audiovisual             2. Technical Services           cultural complex
                       shall be provided for listening       programs.                                  area
                       and viewing, as well as for the                                              3. Stack and other Shelf            1.4 The building shall
                       storage, distribution and repair      C. The academic library shall             Areas                        provide access to physically
                       of audiovisual materials and          have a seating capacity of not         4. Other areas as may be        disabled individuals
                       equipment.                            less than 15% of the total             needed as required
                                                             enrollment                                                             2. Size
                       D. The school library media                                               D. Levels of Recommended
                       center shall be appropriately         D. The facilities of the            Illumination as required by the          2.1 Size of the public
                       equipped with attractive and,         academic library shall be           NBC                                library shall consider the
                       at the same time, functional          adequate in size with proper                                           following:
                       furniture to make it inviting         lighting and ventilation            Location       Lumen/Meter         community population, the
                       to young users.                       furnished with functional                                              growing library collection, size
                                                             furniture and equipment to          Reading Room       7.532           of library staff and services to
encourage its maximum use       Storage (shelves                be rendered.
and convenience of the          and files)       3.228
clientele.                      Staff areas      7.532               2.1 Each library shall
E. Facilities for people with   E. Furniture and Equipment      Provide adequate space for
disabilities (PWD) shall be                                     reading areas: stack area,
provided.                       The library shall provide       work room, multimedia room,
                                adequate standard furniture     storage room, staff lounge,
                                and equipment for the needs     toilets for the library staff and
                                of the users, collections and   for the public; and space for
                                library staff.                  other facilities.
                                1. Equipment
                                     Basic requirements         2.3    Provision shall be made
                                     Facsimile                 for a minimum seating
                                     Photocopying machines     capacity of 48-60 people at
                                     Computer hardware         any one time for regional,
                                        (with printer and       provincial, city and first class
                                        scanner)                municipal libraries and at least
                                     Air conditioning unit     36-48 for other municipalities
                                     Emergency light           and at least 12-24 for
                                     Telephone landline        barangay reading centers
                                     Typewriter
                                                                B, Equipment
                                  Optional Requirements
                                                                   1. Equipment and furniture
                                   Online facilities
                                                                      shall be adequate to
                                   Television monitor
                                                                      generate an
                                   Video camera                      environment conducive
                                   Audiocassette recorder            for the pleasant and
                                                                      effective use of the
                                2. Furniture                          materials and services.
                                    Computer tables and
                                                                                                        swivel chairs                2. Furniture shall be
                                                                                                       Office staff desks and          functional and in
                                                                                                        chairs                       harmony
                                                                                                       Cabinet for storage of           with the architecture of
                                                                                                        supplies                     the
                                                                                                       Filing cabinets for              building.
                                                                                                        vertical files
                                                                                                       Magazine newspaper           3. Equipment shall be
                                                                                                        rack or stand                    selected properly in
                                                                                                       Reading tables and        such a
                                                                                                        chairs                           way that they will help
                                                                                                       Book Shelves              in
                                                                                                       Bulletin Board display           the efficient operation
                                                                                                 F. Security and Control                 the library to keep
                                                                                                 Measures -- To safeguard the     abreast
                                                                                                 library, security and control           with the time.
                                                                                                 measures should be provided
                                                                                                 as follows:                            4. Layout of equipment
                                                                                                                                          furniture shall allow the
                                                                                                       Emergency exits
                                                                                                                                          smooth mobility of
                                                                                                       Fire Extinguishers
                                                                                                                                          readers and materials.
                                                                                                       Emergency warning
                                                                                                       Security system
                                                                                                       Electronic surveillance

Standard VII Information    The school library and media       The academic library shall        The special library shall have   The public library shall have
Technology Facilities and   center shall have facilities for   have facilities for information   facilities for information       facilities for information
Services                    information technology and         technology and                    technology and                   technology and
                          communication services.           communication services.            communication services             communication services.

Standard VIII Financial   A. The school shall provide       A. The academic library head       The special library shall be       A. The public library shall be
Resources                 adequate funds for staffing       shall prepare an annual            provided with adequate and         provided with adequate and
                          and sufficient funds to acquire   budget covering the needs          continuing budgetary support       reasonable budgetary
                          resources and supplies in         and priorities of the library in   as a separate item from the        appropriations to carry out
                          support of the school library     accordance withy the existing      budget of the office of which it   effectively its plans and
                          media center programs.            policies of the parent             is a unit. The library budget      programs.
                                                            institution.                       shall be dependent on its
                          B. To sustain the library’s                                          program/projects for the           B. The library budget shall
                          growth and development, a         B. The library fee shall be set    ensuing year.                      cover the following items:
                          library/AV fee shall be           at realistic level.
                          collected, reviewed                                                     A. The total library budget         1. Personal Services to
                          periodically and updated          C.The academic library shall             shall cover the              include salaries and wages
                          whenever necessary.               explore other ways of                    personnel, operating         and
                                                            augmenting the library’s                 and other necessary          other benefits common and
                          C. Funds shall be                 financial resources when the             capital expenditures         due to all civil service servants
                          administered by the librarians    institutional funds are                  required to sustain an
                          and apportioned according to      inadequate.                              effective professional           2. Maintenance and other
                          the needs of the school                                                    library service.             operating expenses (MOOE)
                          curriculum.                                                                                             to
                                                                                                  B. The library shall            include among other funds for
                          D. Funds shall be budgeted                                                 prepare an annual            travel expenses, attendance
                          for staff development;                                                     budget.                      to seminars, trainings,
                          investment in new and                                                                                   conferences, etc.
                          improved means of                                                                                       subscriptions to serials,
                          information access and                                                                                  newspapers and periodicals,
                          delivery shall also be
                          allocated.                                                                                                 3. Capital Outlay to include
                                                                                                                                  funds to purchase library
                                                                                                                                      equipment, information
                                                                                                                                      technology equipment and
                                                                                                                                      materials, furniture and other
                                                                                                                                      reference materials.

                                                                                                                                      4. The library budget shall be
                                                                                                                                      adjusted annually as the need
                                                                                                                                      arises to make relevant with
                                                                                                                                      the time.

Standard IX Linkages and   A. The school library media        A. The academic library shall        Special libraries must             Public libraries must
Networking                 center shall participate in        explore internal and external        encourage resource sharing to      encourage
                           resource sharing networks in       linkages.                            enrich their collections subject   networking/resource sharing to
                           order to increase the                                                   to existing policies of            enrich their collections subject
                           opportunities to intensify the     B. The academic library shall        institutions and government        to existing rules and
                           collection and services.           participate in inter-institutional   rules and regulations.             regulations.
                                                              activities and cooperative
                           B. The school library media        programs whereby a sharing
                           center shall establish linkages    of resources is encouraged.
                           with other resource centers in
                           the vicinity/community (e.g.
                           barangay, public and special
                           libraries) and refer students to
                           their collections.

Committee Chairs and       Chair: Dr. Maria Arcilla           Chair: Dr. Nora Claraval             Chair: Ms. Milagros Santos         Chair: Dir. Prudencuana C.
Members                          Orendain                     Co-Chair: Atty Antonio                       Ong                        Cruz
                           Co-Chair: Ms. Elizabeth                   Santos                        Co- Chair: Ms. Helen C. de         Co-Chair: Ms. Flora
    Peralejo                      Members:                       Castro                 Members:
Members:                            Dr. Teresita Hernandez   Members:                      Mr. Sancho A.
  Ms. Leonila Galvez                Ms. Rebecca Jocson          Ms. Ms. Maria Luz       Domenden
  Ms. Myrna Linsangan               Ms. Teresita Moran           Salting-Verdejo           Ms. Fe Requilman
  Ms. Teresita Santos                                           Ms. Erlinda Sb. Mimay

NOTE: Ms. Susima L.
   Gonzales participated in all
committee meetings
representing PLAI.

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