PAARL Benchmarking Tour and International Conference in Dubai

Dear PAARL Members/Colleagues:

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) cordially invites library directors, librarians, information professionals, LIS teachers and all interested to participate in this year’s Definitely Dubai! benchmarking tour and international conference with the theme: Cross-Institutional Collaborations: Challenges and Opportunities, to be held on October 22-27, 2017.

The progressive city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has been chosen as the destination for the benchmarking tour/conference because of its modern libraries which are at par with the best libraries in other parts of the world.

The objectives of this benchmarking tour and conference are as follows:

  1. To promote the concept of cross-institutional collaboration.
  2. To provide a venue for libraries/librarians to network.
  3. To establish international partners/linkages.
  4. To learn from best practices and experiences of other institutions.
  5. To learn how to further develop, nurture, and expand existing partnerships or collaborative projects/programs.

CPD points are being applied for this activity.

Interested parties are requested to register at:

Attached are the details on fees, terms/schedule of payment, booking conditions, inclusions and tour itinerary, for your reference.

The conference program will be sent to all registered participants as soon as the list of paper presentations is finalized.


Very truly yours,


Melquiades I. Alipo-on

Chair, Benchmarking Tour, 2017