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  • 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

     

    OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC/RESEARCH LIBRARY OF THE YEAR AWARD

    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


    OUTSTANDING LIBRARY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

    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


    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    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

     

    SONNY BOY T. MANALO
    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: https://docs.google.com/…/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: slideshare.net/PAARLOnline/enchanting-taiwan-itinerary

    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: http://www.slideshare.net/PAARLOnline/stepbystep-guide-to-travel-visa-ap...

     

  • Collection Analysis and Evaluation: Fundamentals of Collection-centered Assessment Techniques

    PAARL invites you to its  2ndMarina G. Dayrit Lecture Series with the theme Collection Analysis and Evaluation: Fundamentals of Collection-Centered Assessment Techniques on March 11, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

    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. These lectures aim to aid librarians in their conduct of collection assessment. Specifically, these intend 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.

    This presentation is now available online from this link: http://www.slideshare.net/PAARLOnline/collection-analysis-and-evaluation-fundamentals-of-collectioncentered-assessment-techniques-59537401

    Download the invitation from this link: http://www.slideshare.net/PAARLOnline/collection-analysis-and-evaluation...

     

  • PAARL Best Research Award 2015

    These same team of evaluators who composed the 2014 Committee for the Best Research Award, led by Prof. Corazon M. Nera, former Chair of the Board for Librarians, assisted by Ms. Susan O. Pador and Ruben P. Marasigan, thoroughly reviewed the ten papers, and selected the top five. From the choice list, the top three will vie for the Best Research Award, which shall be announced during the Association's General Assembly in January 2016This year, authors of the best three winning papers shall receive cash incentives, ranging from P 5,000 to P10,000, and plaques of recognition.

     

    The top five vying for the 2015 Best Research Award, and included in this second edition of the journal, are:

     

    1.      Advancing Library Profession through Regional Cooperation: Opportunities and Challenges for Academic Libraries in the 2015 ASEAN Integration

    2.      Embedding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activities in an Academic Library:  Highlights on the Social Aspects of the Human Library 3.      In Pursuit of Excellence: A Phenomenological Study on Library Engagement of Senior Dean’s Honor List at De La Salle University-Dasmariñas

    4.      The Readiness of South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC) Librarians in the Adoption of the RDA Standards

    5.      Reference and Information Services in Selected Philippine Academic Libraries: Trends and Future Prospects

     

     

     

    As we welcome the top five researches selected by the Research Award Committee for the second edition of our professional journal, we are grateful to the authors of the other five for their submission.  Their papers will appear in full text in our PAARLWiki, an online open access tool established and maintained by the undersigned as an excellent resource to enable our library community to share resources.

    • 2016 Executive Board

      Welcome to the new set of elected PAARL Executive Board and Officers for the year 2016

       

      YEAR POSITION NAME INSTITUTION
      2016 President Michelle A. Esteban FEU Diliman
      2016 Vice-President Ana Maria B. Fresnido De La Salle University-Manila
      2016 Secretary Melquiades I. Alipo-on Olivarez College
      2016 Treasurer Aniline A. Vidal University of Perpetual Help System DALTA-Las Piñas Campus
      2016 Auditor Editha A. Alamodin National University
      2016 PRO Juan Martin Guasch Asian Inst. of Maritime Studies
      2016 Directors Rosela D. Del Mundo Jose Rizal University
      2016 Directors Kaori B. Fuchigami University of Santo Tomas
      2016 Directors Grace A. Garcia UP Diliman
      2016 Ex-officio Maribel Estepa University of the Philippines-Diliman

       

    • Call for Applications for 2015 Master's Thesis Grant, Sponsorship to Attend Local/International Conferences...

      Master's Thesis Fellowship

      • Purpose

      To foster research in academic librarianship by assisting masteral students in library science or information studies with their thesis research.

      • Nature of Grant:

      Cash award of P 10,000.00  to be given in two (2) installments (50% upon approval of application, and remaining 50% upon submission of the thesis)

      • Eligibility:

      Applicant must meet the following qualifications:

      • Completion of all academic requirements for the masteral program
      • Approved thesis proposal
      • PAARL membership for the last three years
      • Not a recipient of a similar thesis assistance or grant from any other organization or institution
      • Criteria:

      The proposal will be judged primarily on merit with emphasis on:

      • Potential significance of the research in the field of academic librarianship
      • Originality and creativity
      • Validity of the methodology and proposed methods of analysis
      • Clarity and completeness of the proposal
      • Presentation of a convincing plan for completion of the thesis within a reasonable amount of time
      • Requirements:

      Applicant must submit the following requirements to the Scholarship and Awards Committee:

      • Letter of application, accompanied by a research proposal describing the research work to be undertaken, including its significance and the proposed methodology to be used
      • Schedule for completion
      • Budget and budget justification for items for which support is sought (such as printing and binding, statistical consulting, typing or computer time, transportation, supplies, and similar expenses)
      • Letter from the adviser endorsing the proposal
      • Curriculum Vitae (with recent photo)
      • Copy of the thesis after completion and approval
      • Contact

      MR. SONNY BOY T. MANALO

      Chair, Awards and Scholarships Committee
      Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc.
      Chief Librarian, Technological Institute of the Philippines
      938 Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City
      Contact Nos. 911-0964 loc. 626    e-mail : chieflibn_tipqc@yahoo.com

       

      Sponsorships

      In addition to its scholarship program, PAARL offers sponsorships to local and international seminars or conferences to assist academic                                            or research librarians in their professional growth:

       
      Sponsorship Awards to attend Local/International Seminars or Conferences
      Purpose: To foster professional growth by enabling PAARL regular members each year to attend a local or an  international seminar               or conference
      Donor: PAARL Scholarship Fund
      Nature of Grant: PAARL may grant complimentary registration to a locally-sponsored seminar or conference, or in the case of attendance                     in an international conference, grant the maximum amount of PhP 10,000 to cover transportation cost or  registration fee.
      Eligibility: Applicant must meet the following qualifications:
      • PAARL membership for the last five (5) years
      • Permanent employment in an academic or research library
      • Not a recipient of a previous PAARL award
      Requirements: Awardee must render a report and/or conduct an echo seminar upon his/her return from said seminar or conference
      Selection process:

      Any member of the Board may nominate or receive nominations for screening of the Scholarship Committee, which                             in turn submits a list of qualified nominees for approval of the Board of Directors.

      CONTACT:   MR. SONNY BOY T. MANALO,  Chair, 2015 Awards and Scholarships Committee

      Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc.
      Chief Librarian, Technological Institute of the Philippines
      938 Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City
      Contact Nos. 911-0964 loc. 626    e-mail : chieflibn_tipqc@yahoo.com

       

    • PAARL Research Journal ~ Call for Submissions

      Papers shall qualify for the 2015 Best Research Award.  Details are found here:  http://www.slideshare.net/PAARLOnline/2015-call-for-submissions-47955440   PAARL Research Journal (PRJ) is an annual publication for library research in the field of Philippine academic and research librarianship. PRJ serves as an online repository for the creative works and research outputs of academic and research librarians, and as documentation on the activities, growth and milestones of the Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians (PAARL).  

      • ELIGIBILITY 

      The call is open to all library practitioners/information professionals.  

      • SELECTION, ACCEPTANCE AND AWARD 
      1. In addition to standard criteria (such as extensiveness of literature review and references, appropriateness of research data/methods, adequacy of data  analysis and presentation of findings, and consistency of research findings/ conclusions), submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
      2. Potential contribution of the research study (significance and relevance)
      3.  Innovation and originality (i.e. it shows high levels of creativity, fresh thinking and innovation in approach)  
      4. Overall impact (it shows actual or potential impact) 
      5. Special considerations: a) it takes into account the extent to which the research is useful in the promotion of the profession; b) it deals with  problems facing the profession, locally/worldwide 
      • SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
      1. Full paper should be in Microsoft Word (*.doc or *.docx) and submitted through e-mail to famverzosa@gmail.com or  llantinoams@gmail.com
      2. Authors must follow the Instruction for Authors (see item 4 below) to be qualified/considered for acceptance.
      3. Authors will be notified after their submissions have undergone the peer review process to be conducted by the Committee
      4. Revisions must be submitted within five (5) days upon receipt of letter/notification inviting a revision.
      5. Authors of accepted papers are required to submit a 300-500 word abstract, which will include the proposed title, the full names and affiliations of all authors, and their contact details. In the case of multiple authors, please specify the author who will be presenting the paper at the forum.
      6. It is understood that by these submissions, permission has been granted to publish the papers on the website and in the PAARL Research Journal.  However, the papers submitted remain with the authors to do as they please.

      ​ The top three (3) authors of accepted papers shall each be given a 20-minute timeslot to present their research outputs during the 4th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2015 to be held on the occasion of The National Book Week.  Author(s) of the winning paper shall receive a cash incentive of Php 10,000.00 and a trophy/plaque of recognition, which will be awarded to him/her/them during the Association's General Assembly in January 2016.  Authors of the other two papers shall receive a cash incentive of Php 5,000.00 for each paper and a trophy/plaque of recognition.  

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