Saturday, February 19, 2011


21 February 2011
Dear Colleague (s),

Warm greetings from PAARL, Inc.!

The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. (Fully Engaged, Member-Driven Association) in cooperation with Fully Booked Bonifacio Global City, is pleased to invite you to an afternoon training-workshop themed on “ORGANIZING & PUBLISHING @ THE FORT: PROFESSONALS’ BEST CPE.” This professional activity will be held on March 18, 2011, 1pm, Fully Booked-Bonifacio Global City, Bldg. 6, 902 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig City.

Developing more professional competencies is a must for continuing professional education. This does not exclude upgrades in writing, organizing and publishing. After gaining language proficiency skills, library personnel’s aptitude and competence while expressing thoughts and ideas should have been demonstrated in speech and in writing as well. Your session with an invited expert, a faculty publisher, @ The Fort allows you to be trained, to receive practical tips, hints and experiences. Discover your style and art for writing and acquire some discipline. Be coached how to write with confidence, love composing more, organize and enable to publish, wired or not web-based.

There is a registration fee of Php300.00 for members, Php350.00 for non-members and Php200.00 for students to cover the snacks and certificates. For reservation and details, please contact the undersigned or any of the Association’s officers and directors.

With your renewal and application of membership (fees: Php200.00, individual; Php500.00, institutional) for 2011, an ID is issued plus a 2011 PAARL souvenir pin is given to each individual who registers. Come @ the Fully Booked-Bonifacio Global City, and be the first to get one.

Be pleased to join us also in Roxas City for the Association’s 3-day National Conference: Library Tourism & Hospitality: the Business of Endearing Libraries & Informationa Centers to Publics on April 27-29, 2011. Click for other details and invite:;

If interested to set up a Book Prescription Shop in you libraries, reserve a slot now for PAARL’s Academy 2-day Modular Training Program on Bibliotherapy Services through Book Prescription Shops in Libraries & Information Centers on May 19-20, 2011. Modules are: 1. Sound Foundation of Bibliotherapy Services; 2. Librarians and Information Professionals as Bibliotherapists; 3. Bibliotherapy as a Process; and, Quality Reference Service & Public Programs. Be engaged with us!

Sincerely yours,

Sonia Gementiza
Vice President/Chair, Conference Committee

Noted by

Roderick B. Ramos, President

Friday, February 11, 2011

Summer Conference Program of PAARL, Inc. Roxas City

DAY 1 April 27, 2011 Wednesday

7:30 Registration

9:00 Opening Ceremonies

National Anthem

Opening Remarks: Mr. Roderick B. Ramos, 2011 PAARL President

Keynote Address: Hon. Angel Allan B. Celino, The Mayor of Roxas

Mechanics of the Conference: Mrs. Sonia M. Gementiza, 2011 Conference Chair/PAARL Vice President

9:45- 10:00am HEALTH BREAK
10:00-11:45am I m p a c t & C h a l l e n g e s o f Library Tourism & Hospitality
in P h i l i p p i n e L i b r a r i e s

11:45 am Open Forum

12:00noon LUNCH

1:00-2:45pm U t i l i z a t i o n o f C R M f o r Excellent Library Customer Service

2:45-3:00pm HEALTH BREAK

3:00-4:45 Enriching Library Experiences Through Marketing Brands

4:45-5:00pm Open Forum

DAY 2 April 28, 2011 Thurday

7:30 Registration

8:00-9:45 Do Not Disturb: How Not To Project Aggressive Unfriendly Library Rules

9:45-10am HEALTH BREAK

10:00-11:45am L i b r a r y E n t e r t a i nme n t & Workshops: Creative Activities for Infotertainment

12:00noon LUNCH

1:00-2:45pm Managing Library Events & Promo with Sense and Style

2:45-3:00pm HEALTH BREAK

3:00-4:45 Archives Tourism & Hospitality

4:45-5:00pm Open Forum

7:00pm Fellowship Night By The Pool

DAY 3 April 29, 2011 Friday

7:30 Registration

8:00-9:45 Library 911 and Saving Libraries One Step at a Time

9:45-10am HEALTH BREAK

10:00-11:45am Web-based & Multilevel Marketing & Ne two r k i n g o f L i b r a r i e s & Information Services

12:30 LUNCH



Closing Remarks Mrs. Sonia M. Gementiza (DLSU-Dasma), 2011 Conference Chair/PAARL Vice President

Masters of Ceremonies: Mrs. Maria Theresa Villanueva (ADMU-Q.C.), Mr. Sonny Boy Manalo (TIP-Cubao) and Ms. Carolyn De Jesus (Letran-Manila)

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES• To draw a marketing landscape for libraries and information centers in bringing out a service differentiation, library hospitality plus successful repeat service, that sends not only online but a worldwide impact satisfying patrons with huge resources in and outside of the library;

• To promote library services and products in a businesslike manner that seduces clients to go back again and again and become their solid patrons not only to fill up
their chairs and spaces but also to interact and be involved responsibly with personal causes; and,

• To become “community solution centers where people are learning new skills, meeting their neighbors and getting practical help with some of life’s essentials” and be international centers for information, cultural and multilingual services to widen their market in order for e a c h t o t r a v e l a r o u n d and take library services nationwide and around the world.

CONFERENCE FEES Live-in participants, Php 5,000.00; Accompanying persons of live-in,
Php 4,000.00; Live-out participants, Php 4,500.00

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, 38th Anniversary Celebration of PAARL, Inc.

by Mr. Edwin Santiago
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and University Registrar , DLSU

38th PAARL Annual General Assembly and
Induction/Awarding Ceremonies
28 January 2011, 8:00am
National Library of the Philippines

The Chairperson of the Board of Librarians of the Professional Regulation Commission, Ms. Corazon Nera, and board members Ms. Mila Ramos and Ms. Arabella Ananoria; The Board of Directors, past presidents and members of the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, led by outgoing president Mr. Christopher Paras; The representatives of the different library associations in the Philippines;

Dear librarians and guests, a pleasant good morning.

Cicero was quoted to have said, “To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.” In the same vein, we could also claim that libraries are the heart of our educational institutions, the lifeblood, for they feed the mind and nourish our spirit with knowledge and information.

Which is why it is our personal joy as an administrator that the De La Salle University Library is under our supervision as part of the Academic Services Group. We get to be familiarized and involved in its initiatives that contribute to the university’s mission-vision of being “A leading learner-centered research university, bridging faith and scholarship in the service of society, especially the poor”

The dedication of our De La Salle University librarians to this profession is evidenced by the activities and projects it is undertaking to continuously improve their services and proactively respond to the needs of the university community. In terms of personal development, our library personnel recently participated in the Seminar on Quality Service Management upon their return from the holiday break early this month.

Last year, the university library started accepting payments for fines and printing via the electronic card GreenPurse. It also converted the Cybernook into Cafe@theLibrary, operated by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Library. In addition, it will soon launch a 24/7 Tele-Reference Service through Text Messaging.

For sure, your respective libraries have also been undergoing changes in this Web 2.0information technology-driven academic environment. The PAARL series of seminars and fora are very important sources of how to adapt and adopt to these online systems, and how to constantly improve library services. It is to your credit that libraries are not becoming obsolete but are moved to the forefront in the collection, organization, and dissemination of knowledge.

The election of Mr. Roderick Ramos as your new PAARL president is a timely and fitting contribution for the De La Salle University Centennial celebrations this 2011. As such, we wish to take this opportunity to invite you to visit our library, and you will definitely get a very warm welcome from Erick.

Please accept my sincere apologies for not being able to be physically here with you due to unforeseen personal circumstances.

Congratulations to the new PAARL Board of Directors. Thank you.