3rd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding its 3rd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017 with the theme “Digital Preservation in Libraries” on 30 June 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the 5th Floor, Study Area, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, University Rd., Quezon City, 1108 Metro 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.

Digital resources in libraries, whether digitized or born-digital, are growing at an exponential rate, which raises the concern towards preservation of these resources for future use. Librarians and information professionals are therefore faced with the challenge of developing measures and adopting solutions to address the constant growth of digital information that demands long-term preservation, and of choosing the appropriate technology and storage hardware and media to use to ensure persistent preservation and access to these digital entities.

This lecture aims to educate and familiarize librarians and information professionals with the concept of digitization and digital preservation and help them develop a persistent and sound digital preservation program. Specifically, it intends to help librarians and information professionals:

  • Identify and understand the necessary hardware, software, and the core skills and expertise needed in implementing an in-house digitization program;
  • Learn the issues and challenges in implementing digitization and digital preservation programs;
  • Learn from best practices of other libraries with previous or existing digitization and/or digital preservation programs/projects; and
  • Choose the best technology, solution, and approach to adopt for their libraries’ digitization and long-term digital preservation program.

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.

Pre-registration is required to help facilitate arrangements with the venue. Online registration form is available at https://tinyurl.com/PAARL3rdMGDLS.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation in this activity.

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 (http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/about).

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 http://tinyurl.com/PAARLsummerConference2017.

2nd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding its 2nd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017 with the topic “Libraries and the Internet of Things” on 30 March 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the Asian Institute of Management, 123 Paseo de Roxas, Legazpi Village, Makati 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.

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is a network of smart objects containing embedded technologies that communicate and interact with their physical environment. IoT is an emerging area, and several possible services and innovations may become available as a result of an increasingly interconnected networked environment. It is therefore important to know how its various manifestations might impact our lives and the services we provide within and outside our libraries.

This lecture aims to educate and familiarize librarians and information professionals with the Internet of Things and how these technologies can be beneficial to libraries. Specifically, it intends to help librarians and information professionals:

  • Learn and understand the different IoT devices, tools, and applications that can be implemented or adopted to enrich the services of libraries or enhance the experiences of library users; and
  • Learn the issues and challenges in using IoT in libraries, such as, but not limited to, personal privacy and security of data, cost of investment in IoT technologies, required training and infrastructure, data collection and transmission standards, 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.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation in this activity.

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.

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 malipoonlibrarydirector@yahoo.com or ana.fresnido@dlsu.edu.ph. 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 http://www.slideshare.net/PAARLOnline/proxy-form