2017 Summer Conference on "Philippine Libraries in Transformation"

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding the 2017 Summer Conference with the theme Philippine Libraries in Transformation on 24-26 April 2017 at Haciendas de Naga, Km. 10 Carolina, Uptown Naga City, Camarines Sur.

The conference aims to support the Libraries Transform initiative of the American Library Association which is designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals. The campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic voice for the library profession. It also showcases the transformative nature of today’s libraries and elevates the critical role libraries play in the digital age (http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/about).

CPD Points and CHED endorsement are being applied for this conference.

The conference fee is Php5,400.00 for LIVE-OUT participants inclusive of meals (3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks), conference handouts and certificates. Members in good standing (paid membership dues from 2015 to 2017) who will register and pay on or before March 31, 2017 shall enjoy a discounted rate of Php5,075.00. Please deposit payment at any BPI Family Savings Bank branch (note that minimal charges may apply for inter-branch deposits). Account number is 005951-0782-06. Check payments should be made payable to the Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc.

Accommodation at Haciendas de Naga for two (2) nights, with complimentary breakfast, will be charged an additional Php1,100.00. Said accommodation fee should be made payable to Haciendas de Naga Hotel (account name: HDN Golf Resort & Country Club).

Pre-registration is required to help facilitate arrangements with the hotel. Online registration form is available at http://tinyurl.com/PAARLsummerConference2017.

44th General Assembly, Induction/Awarding Ceremonies

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will hold its 44th General Assembly, Induction/Awarding Ceremonies on January 27, 2017, 8:00am-12:00nn at the AnimoLabs, 12F, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, DLSU, Taft Avenue, Manila.

The Assembly will start with the forum on “One MIL a day, keeps the (IL) literate away” at 8:00 a.m. The General Assembly will proceed immediately after the forum, with the following agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Declaration of Quorum
  3. Approval of Minutes of previous General Assembly
  4. President’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Ratification of all Resolutions of the Board
  7. NOMELEC Report
  8. Other Matters
  9. Adjournment

Registration begins at 7:00am. Registration is FREE, however, members are encouraged to renew their membership for 2017 (individual & associate, Php 200; institutional, Php500). Induction/awarding ceremonies will follow immediately after the forum. Snacks will be served.

For inquiries and other concerns, please email malipoonlibrarydirector@yahoo.com or ana.fresnido@dlsu.edu.ph. Kindly post a copy of this invitation on your bulletin board, or inform other librarians of this event. We will greatly appreciate of sharing this information with others.

We look forward to your presence. Should you be unable to attend, please fill out and return to us the Member’s Proxy form downloadable at http://www.slideshare.net/PAARLOnline/proxy-form

Scholarship Grants


The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL) sponsors Award and Scholarship programs to promote academic and research librarianship, specifically through: