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.