• PAARL 2018 Benchmarking Tour in Sydney Australia

    Dear Colleagues:

    The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) cordially invites you to participate in this year’s International Library Benchmarking Tour in Sydney, Australia on 21 to 26 October 2018 with the theme: #PAARL goes Aussie.

    On its 9th year of benchmarking libraries, PAARL has chosen Sydney, the capital city of New South Wales, being one the most dynamic and most developed cities in the world.  It is also well-known for its cultural heritage and productiveness and is home to some of the most innovative libraries in Australia.

    The objectives of this international benchmarking tour are:

    a.       to see and appreciate the contemporary architecture and design of libraries in Sydney;

    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 more innovative libraries in Sydney, particularly in terms of services, processes, projects, resources, and staff development.

    The all-in package costs Php79,995.00 and includes: round-trip ticket via Philippine Airlines; five (5) nights hotel accommodation; transfers; full-board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner); visa processing; and visit to the following libraries and cultural sights:


    Cultural Sights

    § Macquarie University Library

    § University of New South Wales Main Library

    § State Library of New South Wales

    § The University of Sydney Australia

    § Surry Hills Library

    § Queen Victoria Building

    § Australian Museum Tour

    § Captain Cook Cruises Sydney Harbour

    § Sydney Tower Observation Deck

    § 2-day City Sights Tour (The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Sea Life Aquarium, Royal Botanical Garden, Hyde Park, Woolloomooloo Bay, King Wharf’s Street, The rock, Bondi Beach, etc.)

    Participants in this activity will receive certificates, kits, and t-shirts.

    Interested parties must register here [] and pay the confirmation deposit of Php15,999.00 on or before 31 May 2018 to secure a slot.  Attached is the tour package, prepared by LJ Adventours and Travel Corporation, with the tour itineraries, flight details, hotel accommodation, terms/schedule of payment, and other inclusions.

    For inquiries and clarifications, please contact the undersigned or any member of the Executive Board.

    Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in this year’s PAARL Benchmarking Tour in one of the largest cities on earth!

  • 2018 Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series

    Dear Colleagues:

    The 2018 Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series (MGDLS) is one of the longest running lecture series offered to professional librarians and Library and Information Science (LIS) students in the Philippines. This year, the MGDLS’ theme is “The Push to Research and Publish: Reskilling Librarians towards Becoming Practitioner-Authors”. For this series, the PAARL’s Board of Directors would like to present a cohesive and integrated talks and workshops broken down into singular, independent topics that would provide an excellent opportunity to librarians and LIS students to hone their research skills (whether taken individually or collectively). Thus, making them more effective in conducting research. It is also one way of encouraging the culture of research to Filipino librarians and LIS students.

    Participants in the 2018 MGDLS are expected to: (a) gain basic knowledge of scholarly research, publication, and academic writing; (b) demonstrate knowledge of scholarly research by formulating relevant research problems, research questions, data analyses, conclusions, and recommendations; (c) recognize appropriate use of research methodologies, data gathering procedures, and data analysis techniques, (d) discover avenues and opportunities for publishing research manuscripts; and (e) determine the importance of ethics in research and publication.

    The 2018 MGDLS dates, venues, and speakers include:

    • MGDLS 1: “Getting Started!: Research in Library and Information Science”
      Registration Fee: 300 for members, 350 for non-members, and 200 for students
      Date/Venue: May 7, 2018, 1:00-4:00PM (University of Santo Tomas)
      Speaker: Prof. Rhea Rowena U. Apolinario, UP School of Library and Information Studies
    • MGDLS 2: “Problematizing the Problem: Developing Your Research Problem and Framework”
      Registration Fee: 800 for non-members, 700 for members, and 500 for students
      Date/Venue: May 31, 2018, 8:00AM-4:00PM (Ateneo de Manila University)
      Speakers: Dr. Jessie S. Barrot (National University), Dr. Jerome T. Buenviaje (UP College of Education)
    • MGDLS 3: "Demystifying Research Methods and Ethics in LIS"
      Registration Fee: 800 for non-members, 700 for members, and 500 for students
      Date/Venue: June 20, 2018, 8:00AM-4:00PM (De La Salle University)
      Speakers: Ms. Marian R. Eclevia (De La Salle University Libraries), Dr. Jessie S. Barrot (National University)
    • MGDLS 4: "Write It and Share It: Strategies for Disseminating and Publishing Your Research"
      Registration Fee: 300 for members, 350 for non-members, and 200 for students
      Date/Venue: September 14, 2018 Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia
      Speaker: Dr. Reysa C. Alenzuela (University of South Pacific)
    • MGDLS 5: "Putting It All Together: Successful Research Writing and Academic Paper Presentations and Recognizing Best Researches on Philippine Libraries and Librarianship"
      Registration Fee: 300 for members, 350 for non-members, and 200 for students
      Date/Venue: November 13, 2018, 8:00AM-4:00PM (Far Eastern University)
      Speakers: Ms. Marian R. Eclevia (De La Salle University Libraries), Prof. Rhea Rowena U. Apolinario (UP School of Library and Information Studies), Dr. Jessie S. Barrot (National University)

    Attached to this invite is a copy of the CHED endorsement for this lecture series. CPD points for this lecture series were also applied for.

    Please register by filling-out this online form:



  • Calendar of Activities 2018

  • Calendar of Activities 2018

  • National Summer Conference 2018

    08 February 2017
    Dear Colleagues:
    The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding the 2018 Summer Conference with the theme “User Experience (UX Matters)! : Looking at Library Services from a User Perspective” on 25-27 April 2018 at Fersal Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
    The conference aims to gather insights on how library users perceive library services, collections, facilities, and spaces. By gathering insights directly from the library users, academic and research librarians would have a better understanding of actual user needs and demands, thus, enabling librarians to craft highly responsive and effective strategies and plans.
    CPD Credit units has been applied for this conference.
    The total conference fee is PHP7,500 pesos broken down as follows:
    Registration fee inclusive of meals (3 lunches, 3 morning and afternoon snacks), conference kit, handouts, and certificates payable to the Philippine Association of Academic/ Research Librarians, Inc., BPI Family Savings Bank branch, Account number: 005951-0782-06. (note: minimal charges may apply for inter-branch deposits) P6,100.00
    Accommodation for three (3) days, two (2) nights (triple sharing) at Fersal Hotel, Puerto Princesa with complimentary breakfast, payable directly to the hotel. Cheque payments must be made payable to Westfront Hotel Services Corporation. (note: PAARL, Inc. shall not be liable for any issues/ problems arising from accommodation payments made directly to the hotel.) P1,400.00


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

    For inquiries, please contact the undersigned.
    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 Chair, Conference Committee
    Noted by:
  • PAARL 2017 Awards

    Congratulations to the following Awardees:
    (Best Research Award)
    Janice D.C Peñaflor and Philip Mark D. Daiz
    (Academic Librarian of the Year Award: Luzon)
    Rosalinda T. Tanguilan, St. Paul University, Tuguegarao, Cagayan
    (Academic Librarian of the Year Award: Visayas) 
    Maxie Doreen Leva-Cabarron, University of San Carlos, Cebu City
    (Academic Librarian of the Year Award: Mindanao)
    Sandra Lyn Q. Quinones, Souhern Christian College, Midsayap, Cotabato
    (Most Outstanding Academic Library Program of the Year Award)
    50th Anniversary Celebration Program, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University
    (Lifetime Achievement Award)
    1 - Arabelle Ananoria (Posthumous)
    2 - Enrique Cayaban
    3 - Eva Brillo
  • PAARL 2018 Election Results

    2017 Nomination and Elections Report

    Number of Voters 716
    Number of Sent Ballots 511
    Number of Respondents 208
    Ballot Sent Percentage 71.37
    Respondents Percentage 40.7


    Number of Votes Per Candidate (Top 9 Only):

    Candidate Votes Rank
    Angeles, Chito N. 158 1
    Eclevia, Marian R. 138 2
    Dizon, Fernan R. 135 3
    Alipo-on, Melquiades I. 106 4
    Montejo, Estela A. 105 5
    Alamodin, Editha A. 96 6
    Samaniego, Sharon M. 96 7
    Gamolo, Maria Gia G. 86 8
    San Gabriel, Michele M. 85 9


    2017 PAARL NOMELEC Members:

    Pador, Susan O., Chair
    Estepa, Maribel
    Flores, Lejempf
    Garcia, Loreto
    Jocson, Rebecca

  • Annual General Assembly and Induction/Awarding Ceremonies (UPDATED SCHEDULE)

    Dear Members:
    Notice is hereby served that The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will hold its Annual General Assembly on the 26th of January 2018, Friday, 1:30 pm onwards, at the Bulwagan ng Dangal, Basement, Gonzalez Hall (Main Library), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, with the following agenda:
    • Call to Order
    • Determination of Presence of Quorum
    • Approval of the Minutes of Last Year’s Annual General Meeting
    • President’s Report
    • Ratification of all Resolutions of the Board
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • NOMELEC’s Report
    • Other Business as may properly be brought before the Meeting
    • Adjournment
    The Formal Induction of the new Board and its Officers for 2018 and the Awarding Ceremonies will proceed immediately after the general meeting or at about 3:00 pm. Please come in formal attire.
    Registration begins at 1:00 pm. There is no registration fee but members are encouraged to renew their membership for 2018 (individual & associate, Php300.00; institutional, Php1,000.00). Dinner will be served after the induction.
    For inquiries please call the undersigned, or any of the association’s officers/directors. Kindly post a copy of this invitation on your bulletin board, or inform other librarians of this event. We will greatly appreciate your sharing this information with others.
    We look forward to your presence. In case you are unable to attend, please fill out and return to us the attached Member’s Proxy form.
    Noted by: