• Use of Mobile Apps: Harnessing E-Resources and Services in Libraries and Information Centers

    The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL), is pleased to invite you to its 2nd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2014 with the topic, “Use of Mobile Apps: Harnessing E-Resources and Services in Libraries and Information Centers”. This professional activity will be held on 10 July 2014, 1:00PM to 4:00PM at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Forum theme will specifically evolve on the following objectives: (1) to develop awareness among librarians and information professionals on how to harness mobile applications/technologies in marketing library’s e-resources and services;(2)  to recognize the practical applications of mobile applications/technologies in enhancing library’s information services; and(3)  to help plan or develop strategies in the integration of mobile applications/technologies in library’s day to day operations and in interacting/connecting with its clientele remotely. Registration will start at 12:00 noon with a registration fee of Php300.00 for members, Php350.00 for non-members and Php200.00 for students to cover for light snack and certificate. You can download the invitation here: You may also renew and apply for membership during the forum. Fees are at Php200.00 for individual and Php500.00 for institutional members. More information about membership will also be available at the registration/secretariat's desk. Download the lecture presentation here:

  • An Afternoon of Coffee &Tea with Library Partners

    Last 12 March 2014, the PAARL, led by its Officers, hosted a thanksgiving cocktail for our donors and library partners dubbed as “An Afternoon of Coffee & Tea with Library Partners”. It became an avenue to express our heartfelt gratitude to the invaluable support our library partners have graciously poured over the Association over the past years and at the same time, became an opportunity to forge a more fruitful partnership for the future activities of the Association.The show of support was truly overwhelming! It was worth all the bottomless coffee and tea smile emoticon We wish to thank the following library partners for making this simple gathering a success:1. Academic Book Sales2. American Technologies, Inc.3. Belview Co., Inc.4. C & E Publishing5. CD Books International, Inc.6. CE-Logic7. Cengage Learning8. EBSCO Publishing9 . EISI (Electronic Information Solutions, Inc.)10. Emerald Headway Dist.11. F & J de Jesus12. Fastbooks Educational Supply13. Fel Bien Marketing14. Forefront Book Co.15. Golden Books Services16. Goldenrey Direct Marketing17. Great Books Trading18. High Access Line19. IBC Book Consolidators, Inc.20. John Wiley & Sons21. Lib. Tech Source Phils.22. Linar Educational Materials23. Magazine Zone, Inc.24. Maxcor Publishing25. Megatexts Phils.26. Mindmovers Pub. House27. National Book Store28. New Century Books29. Nexlight Corp.30. Omnibooks International31. Philmont Academic Solutions32. REX Bookstore33. SERV Enterprises34. Springer35. Universal Magazine Exchange 

  • “InfoSMART: Information Skills for Creatives”

    The 1st Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2014: “InfoSMART: Information Skills for Creatives”
    Date: February 28, 2014, 1:00-4:00 pm 
    Venue: The Learning Commons, De La Salle University, Taft Ave., Manila
    View the photos taken during the forum here.  


  • 41st General Annual Assembly

    The 41ST General Assembly, Induction/Awarding Ceremonies of the Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. were held on January 30, 2014 at the Epifanio Delos Santos Auditorium, 6th Floor National Library of the Philippines, T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila from 8:00 am to 12:00 nn. The keynote speaker and inducting officer was former President Rodolfo Y. Tarlit, University Librarian of the UP Diliman Libraries.The 2013 Awardees were:Lifetime Achievement Award : BELEN M. VIBAROutstanding Academic/Research Library : SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Outstanding Academic/Research Library Program : INFORMATION LITERACY FOR THE DUMAGATS (LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY LIBRARY)Outstanding Academic/Research Librarians : LORETO T. GARCIA and MICHAEL S. PINTOProfessional Service Award : SONIA M. GEMENTIZACONGRATULATIONS TO THE PAARL 2014 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS!President Sharon Ma. S. Esposo-BetanUP College of EngineeringDiliman, Quezon CityVice President Rina H. DiaronSaint Louis UniversityBonifacio St., Baguio CitySecretary Christine M. AbrigoDe La Sale UniversityTaft Ave., ManilaTreasurer Rosalinda P. RoblesSan Beda CollegeMendiola, ManilaAuditor Enrique M. Gungon Jr.St. Paul UniversityGilmore St., Quezon CityPRO Maribel A. EstepaTechnological Institute of the Phils. Casal, Manila / Cubao, Quezon CityBoard of Directors Marcial R. BatiancilaSan Sebastian College - Recoletos DeCaviteSta. Cruz, Cavite CityCielito DR. SantosBulacan State UniversityMalolos City, Bulacan Purita P. UsonPhilippine Women's UniversityTaft Ave., Malate, Manila.

  • Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc.

    PAARL is an association of librarians working in academic and research libraries that support scholarly research and formal education in the tertiary level, and upholds the profession of librarianship in the country. Its principal mission is to articulate the concerns of academic and research librarians and their institutions, and to influence information policy development affecting the future of academic and research libraries.