2nd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series Webinar 2020

Join us in the 2nd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series Webinar!
Title: "Staying Connected: Library Instruction and Research Support During COVID-19: Practical Guides for Librarians"
When: July 29, 2020, at 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
  1. To increase the librarians' and information professionals’ awareness of the concept of “New Normal” in the library services.
  2. To identify how libraries can support the teaching and learning process in a virtual environment.
  3. To determine practical ways of engaging the faculty and students in their core tasks.

1st Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series Webinar 2020

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) in partnership with EBSCO is pleased to announce the first webinar for Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series this year entitled "Leading the Libraries in Times of Crisis: Transforming Challenges to Opportunities on June 24, 2020, 10:00-11:30 A.M.

Over the past several months, our country has witnessed unprecedented tragedies owing to natural and human causes. The most recent one is the COVID-19 Pandemic. These disasters have had a far-reaching impact on our global and local libraries and information centers.


This webinar will attempt to examine the different crises and their impact. Participants will learn from the current practices of librarians and administrators in managing their libraries to cope with the prevailing challenges. From this, you will gain insight on the qualities and roles of leaders who developed measures to accommodate their constituents' information needs during this time.

Join us and learn from our panel, who will consist of three leaders in the field of librarianship, as they share how they were able to transform their challenges into opportunities amid natural disasters and economic, political, technological, and health crises.



Presentations from the PAARL SUMMER CONFERENCE 2019 held on April 24-26, 2019 at Robinsons Hotels and Resorts (Go Hotel), Ledesma cor. Mabini St., Iloilo City are now available.

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PAARLNET eBook Consortium

PAARL, in partnership with MegaTEXTS, is happy to announce the PAARLNet eBOOK Consortium. With ebook materials from Bloomsbury, WorldSciNet, and Peter Lang, members can enjoy a vast number of content for various subject areas on a significant discount. The consortium is open to all active PAARLNet members. Not sure if your university or school's a member? Contact Ms. Grace Tabiendo or Ms. Rosela del Mundo at 2020paarl@gmail.com to verify your membership. A membership form is available in this link https://bit.ly/2Apoa2V. For more information about the eBook consortium, kindly send an email to Jean Tiu Lim (jean.tiu@megatextsphils.com), Allen James Rosalita (aj.rosalita@gmail.com), or Mannilyn Marcaida (marcaida.mannilyn16@gmail.com).

PAARL Research Journal 2018


When Visitors Turn into Volunteers: Exploring the Connection of User Experience and Volunteerism in a Local University

Rochelle S. Silverio

Improving the Library Space of the Philippine School of Interior Design using Design Charrette

Jennifer J. Laluna

2019 PAARLNet Convention

Presentations delivered during the 2019 PAARLNet Convention with the theme “PAARL Consortium of Institutional Repositories” last 27-28 June 2019 at Ateneo de Manila University, are available here:https://drive.google.com/…/1XSniUiLDTExYU8piSArwhrQ0FpGXdqzE

Dear Colleagues:

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL), in collaboration with the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, will be holding the 2019 PAARLNet Convention with the theme “PAARL Consortium of Institutional Repositories” on 27-28 June 2019 at the 3rd Floor Information Commons, First Pacific Hall, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
Part of the convention will be a seminar-workshop in line with the above-mentioned theme. This seminar-workshop aims to familiarize the participants with the concept of Institutional Repositories (IRs) and how to establish and manage their own IRs in their respective institutions/libraries. It intends to equip the participants the knowledge and skills necessary to help them process and organize their digital collections and build their own IRs using available open source digital library platforms.
A general meeting of PAARLNet members will be held after the seminar-workshop.
Attendance to the convention is offered free to PAARL institutional members (i.e., one representative per institution only) with paid membership dues from years 2017 to 2019. Individual members who wish to attend will be assessed a minimal fee of Php1,200.00 to cover registration, meals and certificates.
CHED endorsement and CPD points are being applied for this event.
Due to limited slots, pre-registration is REQUIRED. Kindly accomplish the online registration form available at http://bit.ly/PAARLNetConvention2019..
Thank you and we look forward to your continued support to PAARL!

PAARL 2019 International Library Benchmarking Tour in Munich, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic

Dear Colleagues,
The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) cordially invites you to participate in this year’s International Library Benchmarking Tour of Munich, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic, from 19th-26th October 2019 with the theme: “#PAARL goes EU”. On its 10th year of benchmarking libraries, PAARL has chosen Munich and Prague, being two of Europe's most beautiful cities and well-known for their cultural heritage sites, museums, galleries, and highly coveted libraries.
The objectives of this international benchmarking tour are:
a) to see and appreciate the architecture and design of libraries in Munich and Prague;
b) to establish international linkages and foster collaboration across international network of libraries; and
c) to evaluate and learn from best practices and experiences of librarians in Europe, particularly in terms of services, processes, projects, resources, and staff development
Interested parties must register by filling-out the online form: https://forms.gle/jVK6nSKSaQSUT6t6A and paying the registration of Php1,000 before June 15, 2019 to secure a slot. Registrations after June 15 may be charged with higher tour package cost due to currency exchange changes and charges imposed by airlines and hotels. Please deposit your registration fee through:
BPI Family Savings Bank
Acct name: Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc.
Acct no.: 005951-0782-06
This year, we have partnered with Seasons Travel and Tours as PAARL's tour operator. Total cost of the tour is USD1,800, to be paid directly to Season's Travel and Tours, in 5 monthly installments (June 30, July 31, August 30, September 30, and October 15). We shall be posting their account details shortly. This will cover the following:
The all-in package costs includes:
1. Round-trip ticket via Qatar Airways and taxes;
2. Six (6) nights hotel accommodation in 3 Star Hotel (twin-sharing);
3. All ground transfers;
4. 6 Breakfast meals;
5. Schengen visa fee and processing;
6. Travel insurance;
7. Travel kit (Copies of tickets, vouchers, departure card, bag tag, and eco-friendly bag);
8. Visits and entrance fees to BMW and Welt Museum, German Museum of Science and Technology, Die Juristische Bibliothek, Munich City Tour, Bavarian State Library, Czech National Museum, Klementinum Library, Prague City Tour, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town, National Technical Museum, and Prague City Library.
CPD Points are being processed for this benchmarking activity.
For inquiries and clarifications, please contact Ms. Dhea Santos or Janice DC Peñaflor (esantos@ateneo.edu / janice.penaflor@dlsu.edu.ph)
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in this year’s PAARL Benchmarking Tour of European libraries and cultural sites!


Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2019

PAARL is holding its 1st Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2019 with the topic "Digital Preservation: Standards and Trends" on June 7, 2019, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the The Learning Commons, De La Salle University, 6th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, Taft Avenue, Manila

Registration starts at 12:00 noon. Members will be assessed a registration fee of Php300 for PAARL Members and Php350 for non-members. Students may avail of a discounted rate of Php250.

For reservation or inquiries, please
contact the any of the BOD Members.

2019 Summer Conference

1 February 2019
Dear Colleagues:
The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding the 2019 Summer Conference with the theme “Repositioning Libraries in Big Data Era: New Methods, Services, and Opportunities”, on 24-26 April 2019 at Robinsons Hotels and Resorts (Go Hotel), Ledesma cor. Mabini St., in Iloilo City.


The conference aims to present research proposals from Filipino librarians relating to the impacts of big data on library services, collections, facilities, and spaces. These research proposals will be further developed and enhanced through mentorship by professors of research. Aside from proposals, guest resource speakers will also be invited to shed light on this topic for the benefit of the librarian-participants.

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


The registration fees are broken down as follows:

Participants                                     Live-in                    Live-out
PAARL Members                             Php7,500.00           Php7,000.00
(with updated membership)                      
PAARL Non-Members                    Php8,500.00          Php8,000.00
Package Inclusions: (Live-in)
Registration fee, Conference kit, Certificate, and Meals (2 AM snacks, 2 PM snacks, 2 lunches, and 2 Dinners).
Accommodation: 3D/2N – twin sharing with breakfas
Package Inclusions: (Live-out)
Registration fee, Conference kit, Certificate and Meals (2 AM snack, 2 PM snacks, and 2 lunches)
Pre-registration is required to help facilitate arrangements with the hotel. Online registration form is available at https://bit.ly/2CRoAwF.
Furthermore, a Php1000.00 (non-refundable) deposit is also required to ensure your slot to this conference. Payments can be deposited to Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. at BPI Family Savings Bank branch with Account No. 005951-0782-06 on or before April 15, 2019. Kindly submit your deposit slip payment (with your name contained in the slip) via email to rosela.delmundo@jru.edu
For inquiries, please contact the undersigned or any of the BOD Members.
May we also request wide dissemination of this invitation to your colleagues and friends. Thank you and we look forward to your continued support and participation.
Very truly yours,
Vice-President and Conference Chair
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