• Calendar of Activities 2017

  • 1st Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017 (lecture available for download here)

    The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding its 1st Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017 with the topic “Using Big Data to Enhance Library Services” on 03 March 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Proctor and Gamble Audiovisual Room, 5th Floor, Melchor Hall (College of Engineering), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon 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.

    Information organization, management, communication, and research are the key skills librarians possess. It has been the role of librarians to analyze and interpret the specific information needs of their users and determine what information sources would satisfy those inquiries. This has changed however with the rise of “Big Data” and the emergence of new technologies and tools that help librarians organize and make sense of this avalanche of data. Now, librarians must also be able to provide the same level of service to data as they do to other formats of information. This lecture aims to educate and familiarize librarians with "Big Data" and how these will impact their institution’s academic research and libraries. Specifically, it intends to help librarians and information professionals:

    • Understand how "Big Data" can be used to better serve their patrons and academic institutions;
    • Determine the skills needed to study and analyze "Big Data" to help make data-informed decisions about information resources, systems, and services; and
    • Learn the issues and challenges in using "Big Data" in libraries, such as, but not limited to, data privacy, data standards, access and usability issues, lack of Data Scientist, analysis tools to use, and other technical challenges.

    Registration starts at 8:00 am. Members will be assessed a registration fee of Php300 and Php350 for non-members. Students may avail of a discounted rate of Php200.

  • 2017 Summer Conference on "Philippine Libraries in Transformation"

    The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding the 2017 Summer Conference with the theme Philippine Libraries in Transformation on 24-26 April 2017 at Haciendas de Naga, Km. 10 Carolina, Uptown Naga City, Camarines Sur.

    The conference aims to support the Libraries Transform initiative of the American Library Association which is designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals. The campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic voice for the library profession. It also showcases the transformative nature of today’s libraries and elevates the critical role libraries play in the digital age (

    CPD Points and CHED endorsement are being applied for this conference.

    The conference fee is Php5,400.00 for LIVE-OUT participants inclusive of meals (3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks), conference handouts and certificates. Members in good standing (paid membership dues from 2015 to 2017) who will register and pay on or before March 31, 2017 shall enjoy a discounted rate of Php5,075.00. Please deposit payment at any BPI Family Savings Bank branch (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.

    Accommodation at Haciendas de Naga for two (2) nights, with complimentary breakfast, will be charged an additional Php1,100.00. Said accommodation fee should be made payable to Haciendas de Naga Hotel (account name: HDN Golf Resort & Country Club).

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

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  • 44th General Assembly, Induction/Awarding Ceremonies

    The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will hold its 44th General Assembly, Induction/Awarding Ceremonies on January 27, 2017, 8:00am-12:00nn at the AnimoLabs, 12F, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, DLSU, Taft Avenue, Manila.

    The Assembly will start with the forum on “One MIL a day, keeps the (IL) literate away” at 8:00 a.m. The General Assembly will proceed immediately after the forum, with the following agenda:

    1. Call to Order
    2. Declaration of Quorum
    3. Approval of Minutes of previous General Assembly
    4. President’s Report
    5. Treasurer’s Report
    6. Ratification of all Resolutions of the Board
    7. NOMELEC Report
    8. Other Matters
    9. Adjournment

    Registration begins at 7:00am. Registration is FREE, however, members are encouraged to renew their membership for 2017 (individual & associate, Php 200; institutional, Php500). Induction/awarding ceremonies will follow immediately after the forum. Snacks will be served.

    For inquiries and other concerns, please email or Kindly post a copy of this invitation on your bulletin board, or inform other librarians of this event. We will greatly appreciate of sharing this information with others.

    We look forward to your presence. Should you be unable to attend, please fill out and return to us the Member’s Proxy form downloadable at

  • Call for Nomination 2016 PAARL Awards

    The 2016 PAARL Awards is now open for nominations. 

    Nominations should be addressed to:

    Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians
    Rm 301, The National Library Building, T.M. Kalaw St., Manila


    Ms. Sharon Ma. S. Esposo-Betan
    Chairperson- Awards Committee
    Telefax: 4348638 ; 9209060

    Recognition of Awardees will be held on January 27, 2017 during PAARL's General Assembly and Awarding Ceremonies

  • PAARL Newsletter 2016 January to March

  • 5th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series

    The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding its 5th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series with the theme Recognizing Best Researches: a Colloquium on Philippine Libraries and Librarianship on November 29, 2016, 1:00 p.m., at the National University, M. F. Jhocson St., Sampaloc, Manila.

    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.

    This year's concluding lecture is a colloquium highlighting the top research outputs accepted for publication in the 2016 issue of the PAARL Research Journal. Authors of said papers shall present and disseminate the results of their works targeted at furthering the library and information science profession in the country and cultivating the culture of research among Filipino librarians/information professionals.

    As PAARL's way of expressing gratitude to its members for their incessant support to the Association's mission and objectives, registration to this forum is provide FREE to institutional and individual (regular and associate) members who have paid their membership dues in the last three years, that is, from 2013 to 2016. However, as the venue can only accommodate a maximum of 90 persons, advanced registration is required. To be assured of a seat, please register online at

    Renewal and application for membership are also encouraged. Membership fees are at Php200.00 for individual and Php500.00 for institutional. Additional information on membership will be entertained at the registration/secretariat’s desk.

    Thank you and we look forward to your full support to PAARL, Inc.