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: 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 ( /
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in this year’s PAARL Benchmarking Tour of European libraries and cultural sites!