2018 Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series

Dear Colleagues:

The 2018 Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series (MGDLS) is one of the longest running lecture series offered to professional librarians and Library and Information Science (LIS) students in the Philippines. This year, the MGDLS’ theme is “The Push to Research and Publish: Reskilling Librarians towards Becoming Practitioner-Authors”. For this series, the PAARL’s Board of Directors would like to present a cohesive and integrated talks and workshops broken down into singular, independent topics that would provide an excellent opportunity to librarians and LIS students to hone their research skills (whether taken individually or collectively). Thus, making them more effective in conducting research. It is also one way of encouraging the culture of research to Filipino librarians and LIS students.

Participants in the 2018 MGDLS are expected to: (a) gain basic knowledge of scholarly research, publication, and academic writing; (b) demonstrate knowledge of scholarly research by formulating relevant research problems, research questions, data analyses, conclusions, and recommendations; (c) recognize appropriate use of research methodologies, data gathering procedures, and data analysis techniques, (d) discover avenues and opportunities for publishing research manuscripts; and (e) determine the importance of ethics in research and publication.

The 2018 MGDLS dates, venues, and speakers include:

  • MGDLS 1: “Getting Started!: Research in Library and Information Science”
    Registration Fee: 300 for members, 350 for non-members, and 200 for students
    Date/Venue: May 7, 2018, 1:00-4:00PM (University of Santo Tomas)
    Speaker: Prof. Rhea Rowena U. Apolinario, UP School of Library and Information Studies
    Download presentation slides of Prof. Apolinario here.
  • MGDLS 2: “Problematizing the Problem: Developing Your Research Problem and Framework”
    Registration Fee: 800 for non-members, 700 for members, and 500 for students
    Date/Venue: May 31, 2018, 8:00AM-4:00PM (Ateneo de Manila University)
    Speakers: Dr. Jessie S. Barrot (National University), Dr. Jerome T. Buenviaje (UP College of Education)
    Download presentation slides of Dr. Barrot and Dr. Buenviaje here.
  • MGDLS 3: "Demystifying Research Methods and Ethics in LIS"
    Registration Fee: 800 for non-members, 700 for members, and 500 for students
    Date/Venue: June 20, 2018, 8:00AM-4:00PM (De La Salle University)
    Speakers: Ms. Marian R. Eclevia (De La Salle University Libraries), Dr. Jessie S. Barrot (National University)
  • MGDLS 4: "Write It and Share It: Strategies for Disseminating and Publishing Your Research"
    Registration Fee: 300 for members, 350 for non-members, and 200 for students
    Date/Venue: September 14, 2018 Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia
    Speaker: Dr. Reysa C. Alenzuela (University of South Pacific)
    Download presentation slides of Dr. Alenzuela here.
  • MGDLS 5: "Putting It All Together: Successful Research Writing and Academic Paper Presentations and Recognizing Best Researches on Philippine Libraries and Librarianship"
    Registration Fee: 300 for members, 350 for non-members, and 200 for students
    Date/Venue: November 13, 2018, 8:00AM-4:00PM (Far Eastern University)
    Speakers: Ms. Marian R. Eclevia (De La Salle University Libraries), Prof. Rhea Rowena U. Apolinario (UP School of Library and Information Studies), Dr. Jessie S. Barrot (National University)

Attached to this invite is a copy of the CHED endorsement for this lecture series. CPD points for this lecture series were also applied for.

Please register by filling-out this online form: https://tinyurl.com/PAARL2018-MGDLS.



Calendar of Activities 2018

National Summer Conference 2018

08 February 2017
Dear Colleagues:
The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding the 2018 Summer Conference with the theme “User Experience (UX Matters)! : Looking at Library Services from a User Perspective” on 25-27 April 2018 at Fersal Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
The conference aims to gather insights on how library users perceive library services, collections, facilities, and spaces. By gathering insights directly from the library users, academic and research librarians would have a better understanding of actual user needs and demands, thus, enabling librarians to craft highly responsive and effective strategies and plans.
CPD Credit units has been applied for this conference.
The total conference fee is PHP7,500 pesos broken down as follows:
Registration fee inclusive of meals (3 lunches, 3 morning and afternoon snacks), conference kit, handouts, and certificates payable to the Philippine Association of Academic/ Research Librarians, Inc., BPI Family Savings Bank branch, Account number: 005951-0782-06. (note: minimal charges may apply for inter-branch deposits) P6,100.00
Accommodation for three (3) days, two (2) nights (triple sharing) at Fersal Hotel, Puerto Princesa with complimentary breakfast, payable directly to the hotel. Cheque payments must be made payable to Westfront Hotel Services Corporation. (note: PAARL, Inc. shall not be liable for any issues/ problems arising from accommodation payments made directly to the hotel.) P1,400.00


Pre-registration is required to help facilitate arrangements with the hotel. Online registration form is available at https://goo.gl/4yFWrZ

For inquiries, please contact the undersigned.
May we also request wide dissemination of this invitation to your colleagues and friends.
Thank you and we look forward to your continued support and participation.
Very truly yours,
Vice-President and Chair, Conference Committee
Noted by:

PAARL 2017 Awards

Congratulations to the following Awardees:
(Best Research Award)
Janice D.C Peñaflor and Philip Mark D. Daiz
(Academic Librarian of the Year Award: Luzon)
Rosalinda T. Tanguilan, St. Paul University, Tuguegarao, Cagayan
(Academic Librarian of the Year Award: Visayas) 
Maxie Doreen Leva-Cabarron, University of San Carlos, Cebu City
(Academic Librarian of the Year Award: Mindanao)
Sandra Lyn Q. Quinones, Souhern Christian College, Midsayap, Cotabato
(Most Outstanding Academic Library Program of the Year Award)
50th Anniversary Celebration Program, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University
(Lifetime Achievement Award)
1 - Arabelle Ananoria (Posthumous)
2 - Enrique Cayaban
3 - Eva Brillo

PAARL 2017 Election Results

2017 Nominations and Election Report

Number of Voters 716
Number of Sent Ballots 511
Number of Respondents 208
Ballot Sent Percentage 71.37
Respondents Percentage 40.7


Number of Votes Per Candidate (Top 9 Only):

Candidate Votes Rank
Angeles, Chito N. 158 1
Eclevia, Marian R. 138 2
Dizon, Fernan R. 135 3
Alipo-on, Melquiades I. 106 4
Montejo, Estela A. 105 5
Alamodin, Editha A. 96 6
Samaniego, Sharon M. 96 7
Gamolo, Maria Gia G. 86 8
San Gabriel, Michele M. 85 9


2017 PAARL NOMELEC Members:

Pador, Susan O., Chair
Estepa, Maribel
Flores, Lejempf
Garcia, Loreto
Jocson, Rebecca

Annual General Assembly and Induction/Awarding Ceremonies (UPDATED SCHEDULE)

Dear Members:
Notice is hereby served that The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will hold its Annual General Assembly on the 26th of January 2018, Friday, 1:30 pm onwards, at the Bulwagan ng Dangal, Basement, Gonzalez Hall (Main Library), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, with the following agenda:
  • Call to Order
  • Determination of Presence of Quorum
  • Approval of the Minutes of Last Year’s Annual General Meeting
  • President’s Report
  • Ratification of all Resolutions of the Board
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • NOMELEC’s Report
  • Other Business as may properly be brought before the Meeting
  • Adjournment
The Formal Induction of the new Board and its Officers for 2018 and the Awarding Ceremonies will proceed immediately after the general meeting or at about 3:00 pm. Please come in formal attire.
Registration begins at 1:00 pm. There is no registration fee but members are encouraged to renew their membership for 2018 (individual & associate, Php300.00; institutional, Php1,000.00). Dinner will be served after the induction.
For inquiries please call the undersigned, or any of the association’s officers/directors. Kindly post a copy of this invitation on your bulletin board, or inform other librarians of this event. We will greatly appreciate your sharing this information with others.
We look forward to your presence. In case you are unable to attend, please fill out and return to us the attached Member’s Proxy form.
Noted by:


National Summer Conference 2018 - Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) is pleased to announce its call for papers for the 2018 Summer Conference with the theme User Experience (UX) Matters! : Looking at Library Services from a User Perspective to be held on 25-27 April 2018 at Fersal Hotel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The call is open to librarians/information professionals, researchers, faculty, and students of Library and Information Science.

The conference aims to encourage librarians, particularly library managers and administrators, to look at how and why clients actually use libraries (as opposed to the librarians’ perceptions of what the clients need and how they interact with the libraries) in order to better understand the users’ needs and to further improve the library’s services, facilities, and resources.

Full papers must be emailed to fdizon@aim.edu on or before 26 February 2018 with the subject line PAARL Summer Conference 2018.

Papers to be submitted must be in line with the theme. Using one or more of the following UX methods (Appleton, 2016) in your research is strongly recommended:

  • Observation of user movement in the library (to see where users naturally physically travel to within their library spaces as opposed to where the librarians think they travel to);
  • Observation of activity within given spaces (to see how users naturally behave in demarked spaces and environments);
  • Walking through library spaces with users to observe and discuss how they use the library;
  • Focused discussion with library users about what works for them and what does not;
  • Diaries and reflective exercises about users’ experience of the library;
  • Observation of alternative library- or service-oriented spaces;
  • Directed storytelling;
  • Unstructured interviews;
  • Photo studies; and
  • Cognitive mapping.

Submitted papers will go through a blind peer review process and the selection will be based on relevance to the theme, content, organization, and writing quality. 


   February 26, 2018

Deadline of full paper submission

   March 19, 2018

Notification of accepted papers

   April 9, 2018

Submission of presentation slides

   April 25-27, 2018

Presentation of accepted papers









Selected papers that meet the criteria for publication will be included in the PAARL Research Journal 2018 and will get the chance to receive the Best Research Award 2018.


1.       Full paper should be in Microsoft Word (*.doc or *.docx) and must include, at the minimum, the following contents:

·         Title;

·         Full name of author, affiliation, and email address (in the case of multiple authors, please specify the author who will be presenting the paper in the Summer Conference 2018);

·         Abstract of 300-500 words;

·         Introduction or background of the study;

·         Objectives and/or purpose of the study;

·         Methodology/research design;

·         Results/summary and discussion;

·         Conclusion and recommendation; and

·         References or works cited.

2.       Authors will be notified after their submissions have undergone the peer review process to be conducted by the Conference Committee.

3.       Revisions must be submitted within five (5) days upon receipt of letter/notification requesting a revision.

4.       It is understood that by submitting your research paper, permission has been granted to PAARL to publish your paper in its website and the PAARL Research Journal. 


For inquiries, please contact any member of the PAARL 2017 Executive Board.

Thank you and we look forward to your contributions. 

5th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding its 5th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017 with the theme “Recognizing Best Researches: A Colloquium on Philippine Libraries and Librarianship” on 04 December 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the U.P. Diliman Main Library Lobby, Gonzalez Hall, U.P. Diliman, Quezon 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.

This year’s concluding lecture is a colloquium recognizing the best research papers submitted to PAARL in 2017. These research articles will also be featured in the 2017 issue of the PAARL Research Journal along with other accepted papers for publication. Authors of said best research papers shall present the results of their works during this colloquium.  

We therefore invite all interested librarians and/or information professionals to attend this forum and learn from the best researchers as they share their research experience and disseminate the results of their scholarly work. By highlighting the role of librarians as researchers in the knowledge society, we hope to further the library and information science profession in the country by cultivating the culture of research among Filipino librarians and/or information professionals.

As PAARL’s way of expressing gratitude to its members for their unwavering support to the Association’s programs and activities, attendance to this forum is provided for FREE to institutional and individual (regular and associate) members who have paid their membership dues for the past three years (2014-2016). However, due to limited seats in the venue, we will require advanced registration. To be assured of a seat, please register online at http://tinyurl.com/PAARL2017-MGDLS5.

Registration starts at 8:00 am. Membership fees (Php300 for individual and Php1,000 for institutional) may also be collected during the event through our registration desk.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation in this activity.