• PAARL Newsletter 2015 July to September

  • PAARL Newsletter 2015 April to June

  • PAARL Newsletter 2015 January to March

  • "Library Analytics: Data-Driven Library Management" (Summer Conference, April 20-22, 2016 at Pearl Manila Hotel)

    "Library Analytics: Data-Driven Library Management" (Summer Conference, April 20-22, 2016 at Pearl Manila Hotel)

    PAARL invites all information professionals to its 2016 Summer Conference with the theme "Library Analytics: Data-Driven Library Management" on April 20-22, 2016 at Pearl Manila Hotel, 1155 General Luna St. corner Taft and United Nations Ave., Manila.

    The conference aims to explore the potential of analytics in a library setting. Specifically, it hopes to aid information professionals in coming up with informed decisions and make sense out of the data being created by library patrons in view of offering new services.

    The conference fee is Php5500.00 for LIVE-OUT participants inclusive of meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 morning and afternoon snacks and 1 fellowship dinner), conference handouts and certificates. Members in good standing (paid membership dues from 2014 to 2016) who will register and pay on or before March 22, 2016 shall enjoy a discounted rate of Php5000.00.

    Please deposit payment at any BPI Family Savings Bank branch (please note that minimal charges may apply for inter-branch deposits). Account number is 005951-0782-06. Check payments should be made payable to the Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc.

    LIVE-IN participants will be charged an additional Php2500.00 to cover 2-night accommodation and 2 dinners. Said accommodation fee should be made payable to UPSIPHI-PEARL MANILA HOTEL.

    Pre-registration is required to help facilitate arrangements with the hotel. Kindly accomplish the online registration form available at


  • PAARL Research Journal 2015

  • Spotlight on Users: an Introduction to Client-centered Collection Assessment

    The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding its 1st Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2016 with the topic Spotlight on Users: an Introduction to Client-centered Collection Assessment on February 19, 2016, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

    The lecture series, named in honor of our founding president Ms. Marina G. Dayrit, aims to provide a fertile learning environment for new ideas and enlightened discussions among library and information professionals in the country. As academic libraries face budget cuts during these lean years, the need to make careful decisions in acquiring library materials is crucial. To help librarians understand and meet the needs of the users while assuring administrators that the institutions resources is put into good use, a systematic evaluation of the library’s collection is necessary. This lecture aims to aid librarians in their conduct of collection assessment.
    Specifically it intends to:
     familiarize participants with the different client-centered collection assessment techniques;
     develop in the participants a framework of identifying useful data for collection assessment; and
     guide participants in the preparation of collection assessment studies/reports.
    Registration starts at 12:00 noon. Members will be assessed a registration fee of Php300 and Php350 for non-members. Students may avail of a discounted rate of Php200. Renewal and application for membership are also encouraged. Membership fees are at Php200 for individual and Php500 for institutional. Additional information on membership will be entertained at the registration/secretariat’s desk. 


  • PAARL 2015 Awards

    The following awards were  given during the 43rd Annual General Assembly to recognize academic librarians and academic/research libraries for their outstanding national contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development in the Philippines:

    • 1) Academic /Research Librarian of the Year Award
    • Dr. Sonia M. Gementiza (Luzon)
    • Dr. Leticia M. Cansancio (Visayas & Mindanao) 
    • 2) Outstanding Academic/Research Library of the Year Award
    • *Luzon~ Knowledge and Information Resource Network of Saint Paul University, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan 
    • *Visayas~ Library and Data Banking Services Section of Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Tigbauan, Iloilo City
    • *Mindanao~ Learning and Information Center of University of Mindanao (Davao City)
    • 3)Outstanding Library Program of the Year Award - STARBOOKS of DOST-STII, Taguig City
    • 4) Lifetime Achievement Award -------- Dr. Teresita Hernandez-Calma
    • 5) Lifetime Achievement Award (Posthumous)---- Atty Antonio M. Santos 
    • 6) Top Best Research Award - Jonathan F. Santos, Audrey G. Anday and Sharon Ma S. Esposo-Betan, UP Eng'g Lib II
    • 7) 2nd Best Research -------------------------- Ana Maria B. Fresnido 
    • 8) 3rd Best Research -------------------------- Marita G. Valerio, DLSU
    • 9) Professorial Service ------------------------- Sharon Maria S. Esposo-Betan



    Criteria : Nominee should have the following qualifications:

    · exemplary contribution to academic and research librarianship

    · outstanding leadership in national/regional library development in the areas of library management, education and training, information and documentation services, etc.

    · commitment to information networking and linkages

    · commitment to PAARL’s objectives as demonstrated by its continued support and cooperation in PAARL’s activities and undertakings

    · service to the organized profession through PLAI and/or other related organizations


    Criteria : The library program must have a strong impact on the library community, be innovative, sustainable and may be replicated to other library communities, or institutions


    Criteria : The nominee should possess the following:

    · consistent recognition for service as an outstanding academic or research librarian

    · demonstrated remarkable leadership in service to the association, in various capacities as President, officer, board member, or speaker/resource person in various PAARL seminars, conferences, and fora

    · distinguished lifetime professional career dedicated to the cause of Philippine academic librarianship for at least 30 years before retirement


    Chair, Awards and Scholarships Committee
    Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL)

    Chief Librarian
    Technological Institute of the Philippines
    938 Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City
    Contact Nos. 911-0964 loc. 626


  • “7th PAARL's International Library BenchmarkingTour of Enchanting Taiwan” (20-23 October 2016)

    This is PAARL's 2016 benchmarking 4-day program on October 20-23, visiting well-selected academic/research libraries in Taipei, to include National Taiwan University, University of Taipei, Beitou Library, New Taipei City Library, National Central Library, and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The tour also highlights visits to such historic, cultural and heritage attractions as the National Palace Museum, the Martyrs Shrine, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Yehliu Geopark, Taipei 101 Observatory, and Taiwan's famous night markets such as Shihlin, ximending, and Linjiang.

    Deadline for the reservation fee of P1500 has been extended from 30 July to August 15, 2016. For online registration, please visit this link to register online:…/1O2cC05llbW37pBJK-foTw-w…/viewform

    The travel package cost involves a minimum of US$890 (for those with valid US or Japan visa), and US$935 (for those without valid visa) at the current exchange rate of Php 47 to a dollar.

    - Roundtrip economy airfare via Eva Air 
    - 4D3N hotel accommodation 
    - Meals (4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners) 
    - Tours mentioned (admission fees/tickets) 
    - Travel insurance (2-59 yrs old only) AdditionalPhp500.00 (60 yrs old and above) 
    - One (1) bottled water per day 
    - tippings for drivers and tour guides
    - Visa processing fee

    - Luggage allowance 1pc per way (20kg/luggage) 
    - All Taxes (Philippine Travel Tax, Terminal Fee, Airline Taxes, Taiwan Consumer Tax)

    Joining Instructions: 
    1. Fill out the Online Registration Form and pay Registration fee of Php 1,500.00 to PAARL (Deadline is on July 30, 2016) 
    2. Initial payment of USD 200 is required to secure a slot (non-refundable) 
    4. Fifty percent (50%) of the total package must be secured on or before 26 August 2016 

    5. Full payment must be settled: on 

    September 9, 2016.

    Travel Itinerary may be downloaded here:

    There are 2 ways to travel to Taiwan as a tourist. 

    1. Visa-free entry - for passport holders with valid US, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and/or Schengen visas, you can bypass the visa application process and get travel authorization certificate online for free, by filling out the form on the website, print the certificate and you are good to go. This will be valid for 90 days and good for 30 days of stay which will commence from the next day upon arrival in Taiwan.

    2. The requirements and step-by-step guide is only necessary if you don't qualify for a visa-free entry.  Click here to download the guide: