Sunday, February 22, 2009


Loreto T. Garcia
The National Library,
T.M. Kalaw, Ermita, Manila
January 30, 2009

Greetings to One and ALL!

In behalf of PAARL BOARD 2008, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of you who made our dreams and wishes came true. Likewise, I would like to commend and thank my team mates, our committee members, partners, and benefactors for generosity of their time, treasures, and talents in order to achieve our target development plans, activities and goals in 2008.


To be able to come up and finalize the activities, goals and targets for 2008, the Board held a planning-workshop at the University of the Philippines Library Conference Room last January 8, 2008.


The 35th Annual General Assembly and Induction/Awarding Ceremonies was held at the Jose Rizal University, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City last January 25, 2008. Dr. Vincent K. Fabella, President of Philippine Colleges and Universities and of Jose Rizal University, inducted the members of PAARL BOARD 2008.


Standing Committees

Conference Chair: Elvira Lapuz, UP-D
Co-Chair: Christopher Paras, SACI
Member: Erlinda Gonzales, Adamson

Membership Chair: Veronica Jose, MIT
Co-Chair Anabelle Aliwalas, DLSU-Mla.
Member: Sonia Gementiza, DLSU-Dasma

Ways & Means Chair: Jocelyn Balangue, DLSU
Co-Chair: Purita Unson, PWU
Member: Elvira Lapuz, UP-D

Publications Chair: Christine Arellano, SPU-Iloilo
Co-Chair: Lourdes D.C. Roman, SBC
Member: Marita Valerio, DLSU

Laws & Regulations Chair: Sr. Gloria Pasamba, SPC
Awards & Scholarship Chair: Sr. Ignatius Tal Placido, SPU
Nomination & Election Chair: Rodolfo Tarlit, UP-D

Ad Hoc Committes

Committee on Ethics : Chair: Dr.Teresita G. Hernandez, CEU
Committee on PAARLNET Chair Loreto T. Garcia, JRU
Committee on Special Project chair: Florenda D. Mallari, UP-D
Co-Chair: Sonia Lourdes David, APS

Council of Elders

Salvacion M. Arlante, UP-D Mona Lisa P. Leguiab, PUP
Marlo C. Chavez, SBC Rebecca M. Jocson, PLM
Teresita C. Moran, APS


Twelve (12) regular monthly meetings were conducted. Every first Thursday of the months with additional three to thresh out emergency matters which were held in different venues and PLAI office at the National Library.


Tables below show the status of our development projects and regular activities we targeted to accomplish during our term.


1. Increase of Membership Fee/ Done = From 150.00 to 200.00
2. Creation of Membership ID/ Done
3. Database of PAARL members/ Done – Phase one
4. Marketing of CD of Filipiniana Books for College Libraries V.1 Social Sciences/
Done = Partial copies ( Available copies for sale
5. Funding Proposal for V.2 of the above/ Undone
6. Update PAARLNET/ Undone
7 Cooperative Online Database' Subscription - EBSCO/ Done ( Partial) Survey was done , Feasibility is high
8. Consortium - PULSE ( South Manila Interlibrary Consortium/ Undone (Institutional Level)
9. Updated PAARL Directory/ Done


1. Membership, Personal – 403, Institutional 83
2. PAARL Newsletter, Published 4 issues
3. Three (3) Seminars/ Done (2), Deferred (1)
4. Four (4) Fora/ Done
5. Outreach/ Done – December 11, 2008, Kanlungan Ni Maria, Antipolo City
6. Endorsement of Outstanding Professional of the Year in the field of Library Science / Done - Mrs. Lourdes T. David
7. Attendance to PRC Outstanding Professional Award Night/ Done
8.. Participation in the motorcade in celebration of Library National Book Week/ Done
9. Attendance to PLAI Fellowship Luncheon at Shangrila Restaurant, West Ave., Q.C./ Done


1. April 23-25, 2008 - “Finding the Library Place in the 2.0 Environment:
Providing for Interactive, Collaborative and Web-Based
Technologies, Resources and Services”. It was held in St.
St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality & Development Center,
San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan in order to prepare
The librarians in the next wave of societal, cultural and
Technological changes in the workplace using the web.
About 97 participants attended the event.

2.October 22-24, 2008 - “ Scaling the Heights of Professional Development” was
Held in Regency Inn, Davao City in order to emphasize the
Need for librarians to manage their career by becoming active and diverse professionals in this fast changing world
Of information. Heterogenous group of 108 participants
Flew all the way to the City of Durian to attend this occasion.


1. March 6, 2008 - “ Love: The Foundational Virtue of Service and Commitment”
Was held in partnership with Bridges/Goodwill Bookstore at their
Main Office in Glorietta 3, Makati City. It was attended by less
Than 50 participants . Melo Villaroman, Jr., from Couples
For Christ/Gawad Kalinga, explored the topic on love and how
It affects our personal, relational and professional challenges in
Life. Likewise, the New PAARL Membership ID was introduced
To the members and the signing of MOA for discount privileges
For ID took place between PAARL and Goodwill.

2. July 8, 2008 - “Reviewing Standards of Library Resources Management” was
Discussed by BFL member, Elnora L. Conti, with the assistance
Of panel of accreditors from PAARL Board and proprietors. The
Activity aimed to update the members with the ongoing changes
And revisions of Philippine Library Standards based on criteria
With respect to collection management. In spite of the limited
Seats offered for the participants, the attendees almost reached
To nearly 100. The event was held in cooperation with ABAP at
SM Megamall, Ortigas, Pasig City on the occasion of the 12th
Philippine Academic Book Fair.

3.September 16, 2008 - “ Role of Information Professionals and Librarians in
In Combating Plagiarism and other forms of Intellectual
Dishonesty” was facilitated by UP-SLIS Dean Vyva Aguirre.
The topic drew 178 participants, the largest audience among all the other activities for the year. It was held in celebration of
The 29th MIBF at SMX Meeting Rooms, Macapagal Avenue,
Pasay City.

4.November 22, 2008 - “ The Empowered Support Staff: Professionals as
Teamplayers” included the welfare of library staff in the
Final list of our professional development. It was held at the
National Library with complete package of lecture on empowerment and team building workshop among the 60
Participants through the able leadership of Ulla Tioseco, Training
Specialist of the HRDO of Senate of the Philippines.


Lifetime Achievement - Lolita P. Gonzales
Outstanding Academic Librarians - Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban ( Luzon)
- Dr. Maria Teresa P. Baylon (Visayas/Mindanao)
Outstanding Library - San Carlos University Library
Outstanding Library Program - Philippine Library Materials Project ( PLMP)
Professional Service - Marietta D. Molina

MEMBERSHIP for 2008 - Ms. Veronica M. Jose, Chair of Membership Committee,
Recruited 403 individual and 83 institutional members
NEWSLETTER - Ms. Christine B. Arellano and Ms. Lourdes D.C. Roman,
Chair and Co-Chair of Publications Committee, were able
To publish 4 issues of PAARL NEWSLETTER
FINANCIAL STATUS - Ms. Jocelyn T. Balangue, treasurer, will report separately on this matter.

NOMINATION AND ELECTION - Mr. Rodolfo Tarlit, Chair of NOMELEC,will report separately on this matter


1.ABAP ( Association of Booksellers for the Academe and the Professions)
6.Asiatype Distribution, Inc.
15.Filmont Academic Solutions
17.Galang, Roel T. ( Filbars International)
19.Golden Books Services, Inc.
26.New Day Publishers
27.Philippine Daily Inquirer
28.Rare Book Enterprises
29.Reader’s Knowledge Bookstore
31.3M PHIL


To those who are not present with us today ; to all our administrators who believed and willingly supported our commitments to serve you and our profession and to all who had been a part of our success and failures in one way or the other, our million thanks to you. Lastly, I would like to praise and thank God for giving us all the privilege to be of service to PAARL and to one another, “ My Utmost for His Highest”. Thank you.

Monday, February 9, 2009


1.ABAP (Association of Booksellers for the Academe and the Professions)
2.Academic Book Sales, Inc.
4.Anvil Publishing
5.Asiatype Distribution, Inc.
6.A-Z Direct Marketing, Inc.
7.Belview Co., Inc.
8.C & E Publishing, Inc.
9.CE-Logic Incorporated
10.EBSCO Publishing
11.EDCA Publishing and Distributing Corp.
12.EISI (Electronic Information Solutions, Inc.)
13.F & J De Jesus, Inc.
14.Felta Multimedia
15.Filmont Academic Solutions
16.Forepront Book Co., Inc.
17.Galang, Roel T.
18.Global learning Media, Inc.
19.Golden Book Services, Inc.
20.Goodwill Bookstore
21.Great Books Trading
22.Library Journal Services Corp.
23.Linar Educational Materials, Inc.
24.Megatexts Phils. Inc.
25.New Century Books
26.New Day Publishers
27.Philippine Daily Inquirer
28.Philmart Academic Solutions
29.Rarebook Enterprises
30.SWETS Information Services
31.3M Philippines


Kathy A. Padre
ABE International College of Bus. & Eco.
Cabanatuan City

Edna L. Pareno
Patricia T. Cruz
Arellano University
2600 Legarda Street, Sampaloc

Lourdes Santos
Arellano University

Alicia C. Esguerra
Jean Ann Ramos
Ma. Ruchiella T. Jimenez
Nerissa M. Valencia
Rosita S. Lalic
Sheila P. de la Cruz
Wilsie Santos
Bulacan State University
Malolos, Bulacan

Analiza P. Dilidili
Cavite State UniversityIndang, Cavite

Joy M. Perez
De La Salle University-Health Sciences Campus
Dasmarinas Cavite

Vanessa Visitacion
De La Salle University College of Saint Benilde 2554 Taft Avenue, Mla

Julieta F. Olivar
De La Salle University-Manila
2401 Taft Ave., Manila

Bernie M. Castillo
Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation-San Antonio
San Antonio, Quezon

Isabel Noreen Rairata
Jocelyn A. Gabriel
Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation-Candelaria
Candelaria, Quezon

Noemi R. Bugarin
Jose Rizal University
Mandaluyong City

John Reginald L. Santos
La Consolacion College Manila
Mendiola St. Manila

Grace M. Logan
Rosemarie C. Reyes
Maylene Delfin Ibardolasa
Yolanda S. Puzon
Manila Central University
EDSA, Caloocan City

Hazel Anne B. Tavora
Mapua Institute of Technology
Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati

Aimee M. Molina
Mercedarian School
Lagro, Novaliches, Q.C.

Divina R. Lavadia
Emilia C. Diaz
Judith U. Roque
Meycauyan College
City of Meycauyan, Bulacan

Corazon B. Monroy
Our Lady of Fatima University
120 McArthur Hiway, Valenzuela City

Roxanne A. Jocson
PAREF Woodrose School

Maria Arcilla Orendain
Philippine Normal University
Taft Avenue, Manila

Carmina G. Joson
Purita Uson
Philippine Women's University
Taft Avenue, Manila

Cherry ann G. Wail
Juby Lacasandile
Liza F. Riosa
Anthony A. Atibagos
Technological Institute of the Philippines
938 Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Q.C.

Institutional Members
Bulacan State University represented by Cielito Santos
Malolos, Bulacan

Dr. Yanga's Colleges, Inc. represented by Manuel Jorge
Wakas, Bocaue, Bulacan

Manila Central University represented by Karen Vanessa C. Salamat
EDSA, Caloocan City

National Teachers College represented by Helen M Correa
629 J. Nepumuceno M, Quiapo, Mla

Southern Phils Institute of Science & Technology represented by Wilma B. Bitmal
Anabu I-A, Imus, Cavite

TIP represented by Mr. Sonny Boy T. Manalo
938 Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Q.C.

University of Batangas

Well-attended 1st Public Forum

7 registered as institutional members last February 5 during PAARL’s Professionals’ Best 1st Public Forum on “Assessment Techniques and Principles in Applying Standards for Academic Libraries” held at FEATI University Library, Manila. This was attended by more than a hundred participants welcomed by University President Dr. Adolfo Jesus R. Gopez who promised to entertain another collaboration with the Association soon. Dr Gopez also received a personal donation of a FEATI Magazine from Ex-officio Loreto T. Garcia.

From Region III, Bulacan State University and Dr. Yanga's Francisco Balagtas Colleges, both are institutions from Bulacan, public and private respectively. Region IV has University of Batangas and Southern Philippines Institute of Science & Technology, Cavite, both are private institutions. NCR has three private institutions namely Manila Central University, Caloocan; National Teachers’ College, Manila; and, Technological Institute of the Philippines, Quezon City.

38 officially registered themselves as 2009 PAARL members. In terms of number, leading is Bulacan State University, Bulacan with 7. Next in rank with 4 from each are Manila Central University, Caloocan and Technological Institute of the Philippines, Quezon City. 3rd in rank is Meycauyan College, Bulacan (3) and followed by Philippine Women’s University, Manila (2), Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation-Candelaria, Quezon (2), Arellano University, Sampaloc (2). Others with a single participant came from ABE International College of Business & Economics, Cabanatuan; Arellano University, Malabon; Cavite State University; De La Salle University-Health Sciences Campus, Cavite; De La Salle University College of Saint Benilde, Manila; De La Salle University-Manila; Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation-San Antonio, Quezon; Jose Rizal University, Mandaluyong; La Consolacion College, Manila; Mapua Institute of Technology, Makati; Mercedarian School, Quezon City; Our Lady of Fatima University, Valenzuela; PAREF Woodrose School; and, Philippine Normal University, Manila.

Certificates were given to each for listening attentively to 3 power afternoon speakers such as Dr. Teresita G. Hernandez on Accreditation/ISO Standards, Hon. Corazon M. Nera on IQuaME/CHED RQUAT Standards, and Ms. Fe Angela M. Verzosa on PAAR Standards 2000: Is There a Need to Update? Specifically, the forum only affirmed what Dr. Hernandez expressed: “we cannot afford not to be globally relevant…; can enhance not only schools’ quality education, but in particular library standards, raising these to global standards as globalization in education and library service reign.”

More than a hundred attendees came from NCR (70+): Angelicum College, Quezon City; Arellano University, Malabon; Arellano University, Manila; College of the Holy Spirit of Manila; De La Salle University College of Saint Benilde, Manila; De La Salle University-Manila; Enderun College, Pasig; Espiritu Santo Parochial School, Manila; Jose P. Rizal University, Mandaluyong; La Consolacion College (Manila); Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila; Manila Central University, Caloocan City; Mapua Institute of Technology, Makati; Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila; Mercedarian School, Quezon City; National Teachers’ College, Manila; Our Lady of Fatima University, Valenzuela City; Paco Catholic School, Manila; Pamatasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; PAREF Woodrose School, Muntinlupa; Philippine Cultural College, Caloocan; Philippine Normal University, Manila; Philippine Women’s University, Manila; Philippine Maritime Institute, Manila; Philippine Maritime Institute, Quezon City; San Beda College Alabang, Muntinlupa; San Beda College, Manila; Saint Jude College, Manila; St. Mary's College, Quezon City; St. Paul University Quezon City; STI College, Global City, Taguig; Technological University of the Philippines, Manila; University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City; and, University of Perpetual Help Rizal, Las Pinas.

Region IV (12): Cavite State University; Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba; De La Salle University-Health Sciences Campus, Cavite; Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation-Candelaria, Quezon; Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation-San Antonio, Quezon; Southern Philippines Institute of Science & Technology, Cavite; University of Batangas; University of Perpetual Help Rizal-Calamba, Laguna; and, University of Perpetual Help Rizal-Molino Campus, Cavite.

Region III (15): ABE International College of Business and Economics, Cabanatuan City; Bulacan State University; Dr. Yanga's Francisco Balagtas Colleges, Bulacan; First City Providential College, Bulacan; and Meycauyan College, Bulacan.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Joseph M. Yap
ACT MALARIA 11/F Ramon Magsaysay Center, 1680 Roxas Blvd.

Alona S. Menil
Ma. Eluisa D. Pineda
Nelson Dr. Hermogenes
Thelma P. Pescadera
Adamson University San Marcelino, Manila

Aira M. Albay
Meonem C. Felices
Mila H. Sales
Minda E. Amurao
Nelah M. Miado
Ruth R. Fabella
Adventist University of the Philippines, Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite

Helen I. Vidal
Bulaklakan, Lipa City, Batangas

Lydia M. De Vera
CEU, Mendiola, Manila

Amor Daligdig
Caroline Ilagan
Evelyn Bacud
Jhenny Encina
Colegio de San Juan De Letran, Brgy. Bucal Calamba City

Bernadette D. Sueno
Jennifer B. Bolina
Lea N. Carreon
Raymond Melvin S. Chua
Reyna M. Parman
Sharon Ma. S. Esposo
College of Engineering Library UP, Diliman, Q.C.

Mary Ann D. Estadillo
DLSU - Dasmarinas, Dasma,Cavite

Perla T. Garcia retired
c/o DLSU Library, 20 Charlemagne Italla 500 Bf Resort,Las Pinas City

Maria Teresa M. Cabance
Department of Labor and Employment, Intramuros, Manila

Marilyn T. Pulanco
Viola M. Merza
DMMMSU-MLUC, San Fernando La union

Mindanao B. Gallardo
Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University , San Fernando, La Union

Consuelo J. Estigoy
Eduardo Joson Memorial College, Nueva Ecija

Corazon D. Simon
Dominga Sibayan Odanga
Donelyn Sibayan Odanga
First City Providential Odanga, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan

Clarita B. Prasas
Good News Christian Academy of Ifugao Ilogue, Tam-An, Banawe, Ifugao

Magdalena Martin
Mercedes D. Dizon
Jose Rizal University, Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong Mla.

Regina Flor T. Opu-An
Lyceum of the Philippines, Intramuros, Manila

Roseny Flora D. Luna
Maria Ernesto A. Luna Arabian, Bemo P.0. Box 3143 Jeddah 21471 KSA

Bernardo L. Santiago
Cherrie S. Peletina
Doris Amigo Galamay
Isabel P. Ducat
Janelyn Julio Corona
Ma. Cecilia V. Farillas
Ofelia Galang
New Era University, #9 Central Ave,New Era,Q.C.

Ryan Jay H. Angala
Our Lady of Fatima University, Antipolo City

Maria Fe A. Sandoy
Paco Catholic School, Paco, Manila

Erlinda Barredo
Fe Haico
Grace M. Mauricio
PLM, Intramuros Manila

Juanita B. Cuizon
Valeriana E. Rubio
Pamantasan ng Cabuyao, Banay-Banay,Cabuyao,Laguna

Estrella E. Yago
Philippine State College of Aeronotics, Manlunas St. Villamor Airbase,Pasay City

katherine M Salvo
PWU - Manila, Taft Avenue, Manila

Rowena A. Manalo
St. Joseph School, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija

Anabelle T. Carbonero
Catherine Baguiran
David Cabonero
Eva Rose A. Bugoiling
Febie Lanzuela
Fely C. Baliton
Saint Mary's University, Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya

Lailani P. Inciong
Leslie Bellosillo
Olivia R. Aler
Shandee Chua Balenbin
Simeona C. Delfin
St. Scholastica's College, 2560 Leon Guinto St. Malate Mla.

Gloria Young
Judith Y. Sy
Nora C. Lucero
St. Stephens High School, 1267 Masangkay,Sta. Cruz,Mla

Ruby Lyn C. Narra
San Fernando City, La Union

Genevine Gabayaran
Jacquelene G. Austria
Teodina Palattao
Statefield School Inc., National Road, Molino III, Bacoor, Cavite

Delia B. Calimag
STI - Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Reysa Alenzuela
US Embassy, Roxas Blvd. Manila

Asela U. Santiano
Edna B. Castro
University of Asia and the Pacific, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Roselily A. Medrano
University of the Philippines, Diliman Q.C.

Fresca B. Conejo
UP Diliman Melchor Hall,UP Diliman Q.C.

Lilia F. Echiverri
UP Law Library, Q.C.

Almira P. Baon
University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Molino,Cavite

Joanna O. Siapno
Rosario A. Lizada
University Of Perpetual Help Rizal Pamplona,Las Pinas City

Edward H. Puzon
Manilyn L. Miranda
UST Espana, Manila

Institutional Members:

Adamson University Library represented by Helen A. Ordonez
900 San Marcelito St. Ermita Manila

Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Brgy. Bucal Calamba City

DMMMSU-MLUC represented by Liceria Enteria
San Fernando City La Union

Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific rep by: Ethel Capellan
Kamayan Mariveles Bataan

National Library of the Phils. represented by, Ms. Prudenciana Cruz
T.M. Kalaw St., Manila

OB Montessori Center Inc. represented by Maria Nora del Rosario
Greenhills, San Juan City

Saint Mary's University represented by: Dr. Enrique Cayaban
3700 bayombong, nueva viscaya

San Pablo Colleges represented by Rene Manlangit
San Pablo City

St. Jude College represented by: Liza Puno
Dimasalang St. Sampaloc, Manila

St. Therese-MTC Colleges
La Fiesta Site, M.H. del Pilar St. Molo, Iloilo City

St. Therese-MTC Colleges
Tigbaun Site, Brgy. Tan Pael, Tigbauan, Iloilo

St. Therese-MTC Colleges
Magdalo St. La Paz, Iloilo City

Technological University of the Phils. Represented by Olga Ong
Ayala Blvd. Ermita, Manila

UERM Memorial Medical Center represented by Maria Juliana M. Noces
69 Aurora Blvd, Q.C.

University of Perpetual Help System-Calamba represented by Merlita A. Castro

University of the Assumption represented by Rodolfo San Agustin
San Fernando, Pampanga

University of North Eastern Philippine represented by Herminigilda H. Salazar
Iriga City

University Of Perpetual Help System Dalta represented by Glory V. Tamayo

More Than A Hundred Attended and Paid Dues at GA

Records show that after PAARL's general assembly last January 30, three government institutions registered as institutional members namely Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Medical State University-La Union (Region I), Technological University of the Philippines and National Library of the Philippines (NCR). Most number comes from NCR with private institutions like Adamson University, UERM Memorial Medical Center, St. Jude College and OB Montessori Center Inc. CALABARZON or Region IV is next in rank with four: University Of Perpetual Help System Dalta-Cavite, University of Perpetual Help System-Calamba, Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba and San Pablo Colleges-Laguna.

Each of the branches (La Paz, Del Pilar and Tigbauan of Iloilo) of St. Therese-MTC Colleges of Region VI was issued an official receipt while Region III has Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific-Bataan and University of the Assumption-Pampanga. Region II and V have Saint Mary's University-Nueva viscaya and University of North Eastern Philippines-Iriga, respectively.

85 personally applied for their membership to PAARL:

7 from New Era University, Q.C.
6 from UP College of Engineering Library, Q.C.
6 from Saint Mary's University, Nueva Vizcaya
6 from Adventist University of the Phililippines., Cavite
5 from St. Scholastica's College, Manila
4 from Adamson University, Manila
4 from Colegio de San Juan De Letran, Calamba
3 from St. Stephens High School, Mla
3 from DMMMSU-MLUC, La Union
3 from First City Providential Odanga, Bulacan
3 from Statefield School Inc., Cavite
3 from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Manila
2 from University of Sto. Tomas, Manila
2 from Jose Rizal University, Mandaluyong
2 from University Of Perpetual Help Rizal, Las Pinas
2 from University of the Philippines., Q.C.
2 from University of Asia and the Pacific, Pasay City

One official member comes from each of the following:

DLSU - Dasmarinas, Cavite
Deparment of Labor and Employment, Manila
Lyceum of the Philippines, Intramuros, Manila
Philippine Women's University- Manila
St. Joseph School,Nueva Ecija
Good News Christian Academy of Ifugao, Ifugao
University Of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Cavite
Centro Escolar University, Manila
STI - Global City, Taguig
Philippine State College of Aeronotics, Pasay
Our Lady of Fatima University, Antipolo
Bulaklakan, Lipa
Former BFL Chair Perla Garcia, Las Pinas
Maria Ernesto A. Luna Arabian Bemo, KSA
Eduardo Joson Memorial College, Nueva Ecija
UP Law Library, Q.C.
US Embassy, Manila
Paco Catholic SchooL, Paco

Friday, February 6, 2009

Inspirational Message

Delivered by Prof. Salvacion M. Arlante, University Librarian, University of the Philippines during the 36th PAARL General Assembly and Induction/Awarding Ceremonies held at the Epifanio de los Santos Auditorium, The National Library, Ermita, Manila on January 30, 2009.

Honored Guests, Past Presidents of PAARL, 2008 Outgoing Officers, Incoming Officers for 2009 , fellow Librarians , Colleagues and Friends:

Let us start off with something simple. What’s better than a long speech? No doubt, a short one. So you guys are in luck because I am going to try to keep this as short as possible.

May I convey, first of all, my warmest congratulations to the newly elected officers. I am honored to be invited today. I am especially pleased that we have elected librarians from different institutions with different leadership roles. We value and reward people who think big, who make major commitments and deliver on them.

My involvement in PAARL has been since its inception in September of 1972 when I worked as Research Aide under the direct supervision of our Founding President. The association was founded to enhance the professional capabilities of its members by providing opportunities for further training and, through organized action, by creating favorable circumstances for the practice of the profession.

Since then, professional associations have traditionally focused their activities in the provision of services to members. However, this need not be their only role. A turnover of responsibilities in an occasion like this is a good time for taking stock of how far we in the association have come and how far we have yet to go in our professional activities. We, in PAARL, have chosen to take a proactive approach to changing the ways in providing these services—we have embarked on increasing skills of individual members, provide skills to other library service providers and embarked on activities to increase advocacy for librarianship. These are its signal achievements. The depth and sincerity of PAARL’s concern with the preservation and maintenance of the quality of its professional responsibility has long been evident.

The secret, I think, lies in a combination of integrity and flexibility. A combination that calls for strict adherence to certain principles and adaptability to changing conditions.

To the newly elected officers, you are to take an oath symbolizing scholarship, character, service and leadership. Being elected means you are aware how vital it is to be an officer and must be true to the pledge of office. My wish for all of you is that you keep giving your concern, your attention and energy to others and that it will come back to you and to the association a hundredfold. Membership in the association need not only be paying regular fees, but being actively involved in all the association’s activities without expecting any recognition or remuneration. Involvement means being at the forefront and center of the association’s programs and projects—not being in the receiving end and watching from the sidelines.

Commitment means accepting added responsibilities when your participation and services are being tapped by the association in the fulfillment of its mission and advocacy.

Let us keep the torch of librarianship burning by being reminded of two virtues: involvement and commitment. An assembly like this reminds us of our continued active involvement that signifies our commitment to PAARL.

In closing, let me assure you of my full support and cooperation. Let us work together toward our commitment to add vitality to librarianship.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Remarks from the Incoming President

Prof. Arlante, PLAI President Mrs. Lily Echiverri, PRC Board for Librarian Chair Mrs. Corazon Nera, past presidents of PAARL, Friends, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you all for being here, If our number here is any indication, PAARL truly can boast of the most supportive and active membership.

As I stand before you here, I am reminded of a classic superhero movie line and please allow me to quote: “With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift, my curse."

I am no Superhero, and I certainly do not consider being your new President of PAARL
as a curse. Indeed, it is a responsibility bestowed to me by each one of you here today.

I would like to borrow the themes from the lines I have just quoted: responsibility, gift and curse.

We talk of ourselves as an organization that collect, preserve and disseminate information, not only for these times, but for the ages.

We may not have libraries that approach the sophistication of the past library of Alexandria, or those of our counterparts in the Western hemisphere. But we are still librarians.

We are librarians that guards and preserve the platforms of knowledge that define our humanity and being.

We are the unseen hands behind the progress of academic teaching and advanced research.

As an organization of academic and research librarians, let us remind ourselves of our zealous commitment and flexibility to changes.
Our commitment belongs to the readers, researchers, to the students and to the teachers and professors.

Our commitment resides on the stalls of books and racks of materials for whoever finds them useful.

Our commitment encompasses in helping our fellow libraries and librarians to attain the excellence required by higher education.

But change is inevitable as it is permanent. The dawn of new technologies like computers, the Internet and network systems, has challenged our profession to a higher degree.

The adoption and use of these technology by our main clientele—the academic community—presupposes that we should be ahead of them in understanding and in being adept with its use and application.

This change, therefore, challenges us to go beyond what is expected of us.

This is our commitment. This is our responsibility.

Which leads me to the second theme —the gift.

This gift is not exclusive to me as your new President. Being part of a library is a priceless gift to anyone who perceive beyond the daily chores of a librarian.

We see students come and graduate in our colleges or universities. And we would still be there. We preserve the books that enlighten a reader of who and what he is, and where did he come from. In the end, that man would decide where he would go and
what should become of himself.

Our gift is to disseminate the knowledge that are slumbering on the racks and bookshelves.

Our gift is to make ourselves able to provide efficient and effective services to our current readers.

I do not consider being your new president as a curse. But I accepted this responsibility to dispel a curse that has crept in our society.

We may talk of poverty, corruption, or blame the Presidents of the Philippines, past and present for our misfortunes or hardships in life.

One hardship comes from illiteracy which is more than just not-knowing how to read and write, but also of not being enlightened by the gift of knowledge.

The real poverty here is in the poverty of the mind. Our part is to make our libraries a place conducive for learning. Our zeal is to create a community of learned professionals.

Our challenge is to bring back the readers to our libraries, which have been pulled away by the false glitters of technology.

We are here to fight that curse in our community.

As your new PAARL President, I am accepting this responsibility, this gift and this curse, if that’s how we should define leadership.

Watching a segment from CNN as they cover the happenings during the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the US, the camera zoomed in one of the booths selling commemorative shirts. Printed on one of the shirts being sold are three words: LAUGH, DANCE, CHANGE, and I thought, those exactly are the words I would like to use to define PAARL, at least for this year. Laugh, because PAARL is known to conduct activities that not only provide for continuing professional education and development but also events that are fun filled and truly memorable. Dance, because PAARL has continued to sway to the different tunes of the times and able to step up with the demands of its members, Change, because PAARL has always been a front liner in introducing and discussing new concepts and ideas that should concern those in the library and information profession and that in a way should create changes in their lives as professionals.

Being at the helm of one of the most prestigious association of information professionals in the country will be never a stroll in the park, of this I am sure.

More than the sincere kudos and congratulations, good luck, I supposed is also deemed appropriate. With the many concerns and issues facing the profession, PAARL shall strive to find ways to be involved and be in the thick of things and to ensure that the welfare of members is being prioritized. We shall continue to encourage your active participation in the various activities of the association. Let me take this opportunity to remind everyone that the life of any association depends on how members are able to sustain and support its activities and efforts to keep it operational.

And talking of activities, our first activity for the year is in a way, a response to the continuing clamor by many members, for PAARL to provide a venue to discuss various concerns about library standards. Thus, in cooperation with the FEATI University Library and through the efforts of Ms. Aida Cruz and her staff, a public forum, coinciding with the celebration of the FEATI Library Week, will be held at the FEATI University Library on February 5. We are extending our invitation to those of you who have specific concerns about standards and its implications to your library. We have invited members of the Board for Librarians, Ms. Nera, Ms. Peralejo and Ms. Conti, who are the major proponents of the Proposed Standards for Philippine Libraries and Information. We also invited Dr. Teresita Hernandez and Ms. Fe Angela Verzosa to further enlighten us on the various concerns all relating to these standards.

A Seminar Workshop to be held on May, this time in the North since last year, PAARL went south in the Davao Seminar. With the theme: Librarians at Their Best: Envisioning and Realizing Multilevel and Progressive Readers Services. PAARL is considering holding it at the Lyceum of Appari and hopefully we can do a side trip to Batanes.

Other calendared activities include the following:

Public Forum on the “The Changing Economics of Print and Electronic Resources to coincide with the holding of the ABAP Book Fair at Mega Trade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City on July 24, 2009

Lecture Forum on Digital Debates on Archives, Museums and Libraries during the Manila International Book Fair scheduled on September 17 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

International Conference on the theme: The Power of Convergence: Linking Libraries through Cutting-Technologies tentative venue is the NISMED Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman on October 21-23.

Lecture Forum to coincide with the National Book Week Celebration on the theme: Tradition in Transition: Blurring the Boundaries between Librarians and Support Staff to be held at the National Library on November 26.

Aside from all these events and activities calendared for the year, we shall also focus on other projects to include:

1.Campaign for a wider reach of membership
2.Continued issuance of the PAARL ID to members
3.Publish the quarterly issue of the PAARL Newsletter and encourage contributions from members
4.Update the membership database, assuring accuracy and completeness of pertinent member information
5.Develop a PAARL website with its own domain
6.Review and update PAARLNET Memorandum of Agreement to ensure continued relevance of the defined benefits and responsibilities of member institutions
7.Continue to market the Filipiniana Books for College Libraries Vol. 1 (both in print and CD-ROM)
8.Propose for the continuation of the Filipiniana Books for College Libraries (Vol. 2 on the Humanities)
9.Call for scholarships and thesis assistance grants applications
10.Start working on the revisions and updates of the PAARL Standards which were formulated 10 years ago
11.Consider for further discussion the requests of members from the South for a Regional Chapter of PAARL, this might entail reviewing PAARL By-Laws and Constitution

The paper “PAARL in the service of library and information professionals in the country” will be read by yours truly in the XIV CONSAL to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam on April 20-23, 2009. This is perfect opportunity to present to the other librarians in the region the many significant achievements and accomplishments of the association. This paper hopes to inspire and give ideas to associations which are still in their infancy stage about the efficient and effective management of a professional association. .

Indeed, we are going to have a busy year. The success of all these planned and activities lay on all OUR hands. Work with us in Board. Be visible. Only through your active involvement we can be assured that PAARL will be able to continue to exist as an organization of responsible and committed professionals.

On a more personal note, let me give due recognition and sincere thanks to the people who are truly instrumental for my being here:

Ms. Salvacion M. Arlante, PAARL president, my professor, my supervisor, my mentor. Thank you for allowing me to spread my wings and be an active member of this association.

Dean Vyva Victoria Aguirre and Atty. Antonio Santos, I may not have told you this before, but you are instrumental in my decision to become a Librarian. When I followed your advice to go up the 3rd floor of Gonzalez Hall and shift to Library Science from a course in Theater Arts and then, for allowing me to be part of the UP Law Library staff. On my very first day as a Student Assistant, it just dawned on me that Library work is something I can consider as a career. It was a decision made that early, and truly one of the best I ever made so far.

Once again, thank you very much and Good Day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

PAARL’s Circle of Presidents -Association’s Power Gems- Attends GA!

Fourteen (14) past presidents of PAARL attended the 36th General Assembly with officers’ induction and awarding ceremonies that took place in the auditorium of the National Library last January 30, 2009 (Friday). Mrs. Salvacion Arlante (1987), Guest of Honor, challenged and inspired all to keep on embracing the ideals of the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians or PAARL as a professional organization. Arlante, UP University Librarian, officiated the oath-taking ceremony of this year’s executive board before a crowd of more than 150 members, guests and exhibitors greeted by TNL Director Mrs. Prudenciana C. Cruz during opening ceremonies. She was summoned to accept in behalf of Dr. Marilou P. Tadlip, Director of Libraries of the University of San Carlos Library System, Cebu City the Plaque of Recognition and a cash gift for Outstanding Library of the Year Award for 2008. The award is given to an academic or research library for its outstanding national contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development in the Philippines. PRC BFL Chair Corazon M. Nera (1983) expressed her admiration to the Association for its financial strength and management after Ms. Jocelyn Balangue (DLSU) reported details and suggested also that funds be appropriated to quality controlled scholarly, scientific publications and assist members by stirring more scholarship announcements. Ms. Marietta D. Molina (2007) who introduced the guest of honor was positively receptive and took the initiative to put it on air in the auditorium soon after acknowledging the presence of former PRC BFL Chair Ms. Perla Garcia who appeared to be contented and enjoying her retirement. 1990 president and Committee Chair on NOMELEC 2008, Mr. Rodolfo Y. Tarlit, whose work was to read out 2008 election results revealed that there might be another and the third male president in the next years of PAARL -first, the Outstanding Library Program of the Year Award recipient for his Philippine Library Materials Project Foundation, Inc, Mr. Rogelio B. Mallillin in 1982, himself in 1990 and Mr. Christopher C. Paras who now serves as vice-president and conference chair as well. Sr. Ignatius R. Tal Placido (2006), Committee Chair on Awards 2008, officially presented 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award to Ms. Lolita P. Gonzales (1988) as recipient of the highest recognition given to an academic/research librarian as a hallmark of professional excellence – outstanding service, dedicated career and remarkable leadership. The audience congratulated -was pleased- and expressed best wishes to Dr. Enrique T. Cayaban (Director of Libraries, Saint Mary's University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya) and Dr. Ma. Teresa P. Baylon (Chief Librarian of the Philippine Normal University-Agusan Campus, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur) for being recipients of the Outstanding Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award for 2008, from Luzon and Mindanao respectively. The award, specifically, gives recognition to an individual librarian who has made an outstanding national or regional contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development. Certificates of appreciation were handed to thirty-one (31) sponsors by Mrs. Loreto T. Garcia (Ex-Officio) for their continued support to PAARL. Other past presidents who graced this important affair were Mrs. Teresita C. Moran (1989), Mrs. Marlo C. Chavez (1993), Mrs. Rebecca M. Jocson (1994), Ms. Belen M. Vibar (1995), Dr. Teresita G. Hernandez (2002), Ms. Susan O. Pador (2003) and Ms. Dionisia M. Angeles (2005). Ms. Sonia Lourdes L. David (APS) hosted the affair with Ms. Purita P. Uson (PWU) for the invocation while FEATI University Chorale interpreted Lupang Hinirang and two folk songs at the assembly. The celebration started with preliminary activities namely registration, directory and newsletter distribution, call to order, approval of the minutes of the 2008, general meeting,president’s report and treasurer’s report. Noteworthily, 2009 President Ms. Elvira B. Lapuz wholeheartedly accepted duties and obligations in her speech while Vice-President Mr. Christopher C. Paras detailed specific activities as PAARL's professionals' bests in the months to come.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


by Enrique T. Cayaban

I graciously accept this award. This early, it has given me and my family untold happiness. This award is primarily for them.

This national award is the first to be bestowed to a librarian in the province of Nueva Vizcaya and the Cagayan Valley Region. It is, therefore, a testimony that librarianship is thriving very well in the country side, in the provinces of our country. The libraries and the librarians in these places are painstakingly thriving in spite of their not being as blessed, as provided for and as valuable as those in Manila and the metropolis. I, therefore, dedicate this award to the librarians, teacher-librarians (licensed or not) and the libraries in the different regions of the country. important

Without the presence of PAARL, the pervading sense of inadequacy and insignificance among many Filipino librarians will go on unabated; without PAARL, the Filipino librarians’ self-images will persistently be negative and self-effacing; and, without PAARL their sense of insecurity will continue to persevere especially now that the world economy is turning for the worse in all walks of life. But because of the highly enriching and value-filled activities of PAARL, such as this, many of us, librarians, overwhelm these sense of insignificance and insecurity into a deep sense of fulfillment. This award, coming from fellow academic and research librarians becomes doubly meaningful.

I sincerely thank Mrs. Fe Verzosa who peered through my records and nominated me for this award. I thank you Madam Fe for seeing in my records that a librarian in the province, who is not as prominent as the others, have a heart of a committed librarian working hard in his humble and reticent way to making librarianship a respectable profession and the library as a dignified workplace.

I am sure, however, that Ms. Verzosa missed my name as an early member of PAARL. I became a member in the late ‘70’s. Unfortunately, my name was misspelled – the secretary’s favorite newscaster might have been KABAYAN Noli de Castro because the two/three newsletters I received then carried Cabayan as my family name. That’s the reason I never renewed my personal membership but resorted much later to institutional membership.

I thank the present Executive Board of PAARL, the awards committee headed by Sr. Ignatius Tal Placido, the officers, Ms. Loreto Garcia, the President, Ms. Elvie Lapuz, the Vice-President, Mr. Cris Paras, the Secretary and the other officers of PAARL for searching far and wide to bestow recognition to librarians who are committed, creative and real disciples of this discipline. I am deeply honored, thus, I also dedicate this award to all members of PAARL and to my school, St. Mary’s University, for providing an atmosphere for the librarians to exercise their profession; and the library staff whose enthusiasm and devotion have made our Library not only an enjoyable place but a good avenue for learning, and a place of knowing and valuing one another. By the way, most of the SMU library staff are with me today.

Without the lady, however, who brought me into the main stream of Philippine librarianship, without her coming all the way to Nueva Vizcaya to remind professional librarians to register; and, without doing the leg work, herself, at the PRC offices, I would not have been here today. I thank this lady, Mrs. Susima Gonzales.

When I have collected my mind on this award, I thought this would be the opportune time to relay to you the many thoughts, the questions and advocacies that I have firmed up. I wonder, for instance,
 While you are thinking about digital, virtual libraries and organizing the internet, many libraries and librarians are still in extreme poverty both in physical resources and human resources;
 why some of the best librarians, some of the best minds in the profession, some officers, the luminaries who are look up to in the field radiate lights that hurt us, the glow that they emit dampen and even downgrade us, librarians in the field?
 Why is there no specific law that should mandate grade & high schools in the country to have their own functional libraries;
 Why are we not doing anything in the charade of searching for functional school libraries when these are non existent?

But all this, my friends, my fellow librarians and workers in the profession, redound to what Ralph Waldo Emerson has said and I quote:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared with what lies within us.

And what lies within us all are respectable librarians; bringing into our profession the unique combination of experiences, talents and insights. Let us therefore make the best of what we have and of what we are. Let us be a treasure to our profession and to one another.

In closing may I quote a poet who once said:
If I would have my name endure
I’ll write it in the hearts of men…

PAARL and the people who brought me here, you are written in my heart.

Thank you and good day.


PAARL's Professionals' Best on February 5 (FEATI University)

Public-Forum on “Assessment Techniques and Principles in Applying Standards for Academic Libraries”

Date: February 5, 2009 (Thursday); 1:00 – 5:00pm

Venue: FEATI University Library, Helios St., S:ta. Cruz, Manila (near LRT Carriedo Station).

Background: PAARL understands the need to provide a more detailed blueprint for addressing,developi ng and improving specific areas of the library to maintain high quality services.. Hence, this forum will attempt to discuss the pressing issues and concerns of librarians and information professionals in relation to library standards such as:

1. Existing and Emerging Library Standards Applicable to Academic Libraries

(Accreditation, RQUAT, ISO, IQuaME, BFL and PAARL)

2. Expectations and Perceptions of Librarians in Various Standards

3. Helpful strategies in meeting/surpassing the standard requirements

4. RLE (Related Learning Experiences) of Librarians in handling the process of

documentations and inspections

5. PAARL Standards going 10: is there a need to update?

Topics & Speakers:

Accreditation/ ISO Standards -Dr. Teresita G. Hernandez

IQuaME/CHED RQUAT Standards-Mrs. Corazon M. Nera,

PRC-BFL Standards for Academic Libraries-Ms. Elizabeth R. Peralejo & Ms. Elnora L. Conti

PAARL Standards 2000: is there a need to update?-Ms. Fe Angela M. Verzosa

Registration fee: P200.00 (members), P250 (non-members) , P100 (students) to cover the snacks and certificates

Renewal and application of membership for 2009 are also encouraged.

Contact Persons: Elvira B. Lapuz, President

Christopher C. Paras, Vice PresidentChair, Conference Committee

I AM PAARL! advises you to click (letter-invitation/ programme)

http://groups. group/PAARL/ files/Seminars% 20and%20Fora/ PAARL%20Invitati on%20for% 202009%20Public% 20Forum%20on% 20Library% 20Standards. pdf



http://www.dlsu. paarl


From: Alenzuela, Reysa C (Manila)
Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 1:45 PM
Subject: RE: Request
To: Elvira Lapuz

Hi! Ms. Prexy,

I will be sending 50 info packets to FEATI University Library addressed
to you. It was an enlightening experience for me. I would be glad to
share information to your organization.

Cheers! To the achievement of PAARL. I do hope that TJIC could extend
more help soon.

More power,


Get Your Gifts from I AM PAARL! (February 5, FEATI University )

PORTRAIT from Thomas Jefferson Information Center thru Director Reyza Alenzsuela will be given away to first 30 attendees this coming February 5 (FEATI University) for PAARL’s Professionals’ Best 1st Public Forum on: Assessment Techniques and Principles in Applying Standards for Academic Librarie” with topics and speakers namely: Accreditation/ISO Standards -Dr. Teresita G. Hernandez; IQuaME/CHED RQUAT Standards-Mrs. Corazon M. Nera; PRC-BFL Standards for Academic Libraries-Ms. Elizabeth R. Peralejo & Ms. Elnora L. Conti; and PAARL Standards 2000: is there a need to update?-Ms. Fe Angela M. Verzosa..

Copies of 2007-2008 PAARL directory of members are also available and will be distributed to 2009 paid members. Validation of Membership ID for 2009 will also take place.