The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) is pleased to announce its call for papers for the 2020 National Summer Conference with the theme Better Together: Building Stronger Libraries through Partnerships and Collaboration. The call is open to librarians/information professionals, library managers and administrators, researchers, faculty and graduate students of LIS.
The conference aims to support the Libraries = Strong Communities initiative highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening the communities. The campaign illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of the cities, towns, school and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect, learn and work together using new technologies. (
Papers to be submitted should be in line with the theme and should reflect library communities as partners and collaborators in terms of the following:
• Brand and reputation: The library’s enduring standards of inclusiveness and accessibility which help them connect to customers and the whole community.
• Information clearing house: Libraries provide help with research and data collection.
• Community center and meeting place: Libraries offer programming and community linkages.
• Service orientation: Libraries provide good customer service.
• Promotion of lifelong learning: Libraries provide many learning opportunities and tools. • Economic development: Libraries provide career assistance, business resources and support community development.
• Infrastructure: Libraries can provide publicity, space, project supervision, and research expertise. • Staff involvement: Library staff are committed to serving and supporting their community.
• Strong skill base: Libraries are often leaders in the area of information technology particularly in the area of content development and management.
Selection will be based on relevance to the theme, content, organization, and style. Paper proposals must be submitted to on or before October 30, 2019 indicating PAARL Conference 2020 in the subject line.
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