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 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

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.

4th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding its 4th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017 with the topic “Data Privacy in the Age of the Internet and its implications in Libraries” on 15 September 2017, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at the SMX Convention Center (Meeting Rooms 2 & 3), Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila.

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.

With the passing into law of the Republic Act 10173, also known as the “Data Privacy Act of 2012,” intended to protect the privacy of individuals while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth, it is important to know how its various manifestations might impact our lives and the services we provide within and outside our libraries.

This lecture will primarily focus on: 1) the effects and power of the Internet and various web technologies in accessing data of people and using it for policy and decision-making; 2) the structure of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and its implementing rules and regulations; 3) the limits in accessing data under the Philippine Constitution and the law; and 4) how libraries should protect the confidentiality of all matters relating to information users, including their inquiries and any aspects of their personal circumstances or business.

Registration starts at 12:00 pm. Members will be assessed a registration fee of Php300 and Php350 for non-members. Students may avail of a discounted rate of Php200.

Due to limited space in the seminar venue, we will accept participants on a first-come, first-served basis. We therefore encourage all interested participants to come and register promptly at the registration desk on the above-mentioned schedule.

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


Very truly yours,

Vice President and Chair, Conference Committee


Noted by:


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


PAARL 2017 Seminar-Workshop

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding the 2017 Seminar-Workshop with the theme Strategic Thinking: Shaping the Future of Academic/Research Libraries on 23-25 August 2017 at Tagaytay Country Hotel, Olivarez Plaza, E. Aguinaldo Hi-way, Tagaytay City.

The seminar-workshop aims to help librarians, particularly those occupying supervisory or managerial positions, learn the basic principles of planning and the various techniques, perspectives, models, and approaches used in developing a strategic plan. Specifically, the program is designed to help participants: develop a medium- or long- term strategic plan for their respective organizations; set or review and revise their organization’s vision, mission, and goals; develop an action plan; and ensure implementation of their new plan.

CPD Points and CHED endorsement have been applied for this seminar-workshop.

The total Seminar fee is P7,500.00 broken down as follows:

Accommodation for three (3) days, two (2) nights (quadruple sharing) at Tagaytay Country Hotel with complimentary breakfast, payable to Tagaytay Country Hotel, Account Name: Tagaytay Auto Mart Inc., Savings Account No: 1-376-02091-2, Bank Name: RCBC, Branch: E. Aguinaldo Highway, Olivarez Plaza, Tagaytay City


Registration fee (inclusive of meals: 3 morning snacks, 3 lunches, 3 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



Due to limited slots and to help us facilitate arrangements with the hotel, pre-registration is required. To secure a slot, please register here:

For inquiries, please contact the undersigned or any member of the Executive Board.

Thank you and we look forward to your continued support and participation.