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2020 PAARL Awards

The 2020 PAARL Awards

Congratulations to the following Awardees:

(Lifetime Achievement Award)




(Outstanding Academic Librarian)

ANA MARIA B. FRESNIDO, De La Salle University, Manila

(Outstanding Academic/Research Library Award)

Benguet State University Library and Information Services

(Most Outstanding Library Program of the Year Award)

"I Need. I Value. I Love My Library" campaign, UP College of Engineering Library

(Best Research Award)


ANA MARIA B. FRESNIDO & MA. NANCY D. PIEDA - 2nd Best Research Award

EDITHA A. ALAMODIN - 3rd Best Research Award



Chair, Awards and Scholarship Committee 2020


4th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series Webinar 2020

Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians (PAARL) in partnership with Ex Libris invites you to the 4th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series entitled "The Shift to Online-Based Education: How Libraries Can Support Faculty and Students Adapt to Online Learning," taking place on Wednesday, September 30th from 10AM-12PM Manila Time.

The webinar will include topics on:

  • • Preparing librarians and library personnel as we transition to a 
       new environment in the midst of the pandemic
  • • Familiarize with trends in blended instructional media and online
       information retrieval
  • • Providing technical knowledge, digital literacy, and expert advice in
       preparation for the New Normal

This session will be presented by:

  • Resource Speaker:
    Dr. Vernon Totanes, Director, Rizal Library, Ateneo De Manila University

  • Panelists:
    Dr. Sonia Gementiza, De La Salle University Dasmarinas
    Ms. Maxie Doreen Leva-Cabbaron, University of San Carlos
    Mr. Michael Mojica, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Join us for this exciting virtual event by registering now! 

3rd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series Webinar 2020

Inviting everyone to join us in the 3rd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series Webinar entitled, "Work From Home: Successful Ways to Work Remotely".

Date: 26 August 2020

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon


1) Increase the librarians and information professionals’ awareness of the concept of “New Normal” in the library services.

2) To understand how to manage themselves when working remotely.

3) To learn how to organize the remote work environment in order to remain efficient and fulfill our roles and responsibilities in difficult times.

Please register here:…/regist…/WN_3LRVeXB7TfGipxO0OPO1jQ

You should receive a confirmation email as soon as you have registered. The registration is for the first 1000 participants only.

This webinar is in partnership with ODILO and Elsevier.


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.

Click here to download


48th General Assembly, Induction of 2021 Board of Directors, and Awarding Ceremonies

11 January 2021

Dear Members:

Notice is hereby served that the Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will hold its Online 48th General Assembly on 29th of January 2021, with the following agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Proof of Notice
  3. Determination of Quorum
  4. President’s Report
  5. Presentation of the 2019 Audited Financial Statements
  6. Ratification of the Acts and Resolutions of the 2020 Executive Board
  7. Appointment of External Auditor
  8. Proclamation of newly elected Board of Directors
  9. Other Matters
  10. Adjournment

The formal Induction of the new Executive Board and its Officers for 2021 and the Awarding Ceremonies will be held immediately after the General Assembly.

Registration link: 

For inquiries and other concerns, you may get in touch with the undersigned or any of the association’s officer/board member. We will greatly appreciate if you could also help us disseminate this invitation to all your colleagues.

In case you will not be able to attend the General Assembly, may we request you to fill-out and return the attached Proxy form to the undersigned (thru email at Thank you and we look forward to your participation.


Karen Cecille Natividad



Call for Nominations 2020 PAARL Awards

The 2020 PAARL Awards is now open for nominations for the following categories:
• Academic Librarian of the Year
• Outstanding Academic/Research Library of the Year Award
• Outstanding Library Program Award
• Innovative Library Design Award
Please submit your nominations not later than December 15, 2020 to:
PAARL Awards and Scholarship Committee
Thru: Mr. Chito N. Angeles, Chair
College Librarian V, University Library
University of the Philippines, Diliman
For inquiries, you may email at
Recognition of Awardees will be held on the last Friday of January 2021 during the PAARL’s General Assembly and Awarding Ceremonies.


2020 PAARLNet Convention

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will hold the 2020 PAARLNet Convention with the theme “Modern Technology Applications in Libraries” on 15th October 2020. The PAARLNet Convention is a yearly event organized by PAARL which aims to bring together representatives from the different PAARLNet member academic/research libraries primarily to discuss possible collaboration between them. This year, the PAARLNet Convention will be done online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This year, PAARLNet’s webinar theme is: “Modern Technology Applications in Libraries”. Our goal is to equip our members with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to address various challenges facing academic and research libraries with the help of modern, technological tools that may be used in various library operations. The annual PAARLNET Business Meeting will follow immediately after the seminar.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Kindly accomplish the online registration form available at: Registration is for the first 500 participants only and PAARLNet members will be prioritized.
Thank you and we look forward to your continued support to PAARL!