Monday, March 14, 2011


Call for Applicants for the PAARL Conference Grant

This grant shall enable the member to attend and participate to the PAARL 2011 Summer Conference to be held in San Antonio Resort, Roxas City on the theme “Library Tourism & Hospitality: The Business of Endearing Philippine Libraries and Information Centers to Publics”

The grant shall cover the Conference Registration and Accommodation.

Requirements of the Grant

Applicants to this grant must meet the following qualifications:

* PAARL membership for the last five (5) years
* Permanent employment in an academic or research library
* Not a recipient of a previous PAARL award

To apply:

* Submit a committed letter of application ad a well-organized CV
* Declare that they are able to fund other costs not covered by the grant
* Write a report on their attendance and participation to the conference (within 15 days after the Conference) which will be published in the PAARL Newsletter

Interested applicants may send the application as e-mail attachment to

Ms. Elvira B. Lapuz
Award and Scholarship Committee
Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL)
Deadline for the submission of application is on April 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Guidelines for PAARL’s 3-day National Summer Conference in Roxas City, Philippines PAARL’s 3-day National Summer Conference 2011

Themed on “Library Tourism & Hospitality: The Business of Endearing Philippine Libraries and Information Centers to Publics

1. Schedule & Venue: April 27-29, 2011 at the Lake Houses 1 & 2 of San Antonio Resort, Baybay Beach, Roxas City, Capiz 5800, Philippines.

2. Objectives of the Conference:

a. 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;

b. to promote library services and products in a business-like 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,

c. 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 each to travel around and take library services nationwide and around the world.

3. Session Power Themes/Speakers

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

a. 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
Resource Person: Atty. Gezzez Giezi G. Granado, University of Santo Tomas, Manila

b. U t i l i z a t i o n o f C R M f o r Excellent Library Customer Service
Resource Person: Mr. Michael Pinto, University of St. Louis-Tuguegarao

c. Enriching Library Experiences Through Marketing Brands
Resource Person: Ms. Sharon Ma. S. Esposo, UP College of Engineering, Quezon City

d. Do Not Disturb: How Not To Project Aggressive Unfriendly Library Rules
Resource Person: Ms. Victoria Baleva, Centro Scholar University, Mendiola, Manila

e. L i b r a r y E n t e r t a i nme n t & Workshops: Creative Activities for Infotertainment
Resource Person: Ms. Zarah Gagatiga, Teacher/Librarian/Blogger

f. Managing Library Events & Promo with Sense and Style
Resource Person: Prof. Rhea Rowena U. Apolinario, University of the Philippines, Quezon City

g. Archives Tourism & Hospitality
Resource Person: Ms. Florbella Bongalos, De La Salle University, Manila

h. Library 911 and Saving Libraries One Step at a Time
Resource Person: Mr. Christopher C. Paras, Global City Innovative College, Taguig City

i. Web-based & Multilevel Marketing & Ne two r k i n g o f L i b r a r i e s & Information Services
Resource Person: Ms. Reysa Alenzuela, Thomas Jefferson Information Center, Manila

4. Product Demonstrations will be presented.

5. CHED or DEPED memo endorsements and 20 CPE credit units are being applied.

6. Registration Fees: Make advanced payments of fees through:
Acct. No. 5951-0782-06 of PAARL at BPI Family Bank, Pedro Gil/Mabini Branch or any branch of BPI Family Bank.

a. Live-in participants, Php 5,000.00, inclusive of 3 days/2nights accommodation with meals and snacks, seminar kits, handouts and certificates.

b. Live-out participants, Php 4,500.00, with meals and snacks, seminar kits, handouts and certificates.

c. Accompanying persons of live-in participants, Php 4,000.00 to cover the cost of accommodation with meals and snacks.

.1 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and 2 snacks; private room accommodations (6, 9 &10 pax in a room)

.2 free transportation to and from the airport

.3 Swimming pool is available.

.4 Fellowship Night by the pool.

7. Book as early as now for your plane tickets for promo prices and lower rates thru Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific airlines, ZestAir Philippines.

8. Contact Persons:

President: Roderick B. Ramos, DLSU Manila, Taft Avenue, Manila
Email:; Mobile: 0918-7318010; Telephone: 524-4611 local 640

Vice-president: Sonia M. Gementiza, DLSU – Dasmarinas, Cavite
Email:; Mobile: 0915-6059863

Secretary: Sharon Ma. S. Esposo, UP College of Engineering , Diliman, Quezon City
Email:; Mobile: 0917-8026969; Telephone: 4348638 ; 9209060

Treasurer: Sonia Lourdes L. David, Ateneo Professional School , Makati City
Email:; Mobile: 0917-9625388

Auditor: Ma. Cecilia D. Lobo, University of Santo Tomas , Espana, Manila
Email:; Mobile: 0915-2039728

Public Relations Officer: SONNY BOY MANALO, Technological Institute of the Philippines, Aurora Blvd., Quezon City; Telephone: 911-0964 -70 loc 361,

Board of Directors

Victoria Baleva, Centro Scholar University, Mendiola, Manila
Email:; Mobile: 0921-7509679; Tel: 7359406

Carolyn R. De Jesus, Colegio De San Juan De Letran, Intramuros, Manila
Email:;, Mobile: 0920-9283433

Ma. Theresa B. Villanueva, Ateneo De Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City; Email:; Mobile: 0915-5139959

Ex-Officio: Christopher C. Paras, Global City Innovative College, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Email:; Mobile: 0949-4490371; Tel: 7577588 local 809

Monday, March 7, 2011

PAARL Membership 2011

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from PAARL!

As part of our Membership Campaign, PAARL is inviting your institution to join the Association as an institutional member, or if already a member, to renew its Institutional membership.

Institutional members are those which maintain academic or research libraries and are interested in supporting the objectives of the Association. The representative of an Institutional member, usually its head librarian, shall be designated upon payment of the membership due amounting to only P500.00, and shall have the rights and privileges of a regular member, and to join PAARLNET, a network of libraries who will participate in an Interlibrary Lending Program, a cooperative resource-sharing arrangement that is expected to serve our common interests and needs.

PAARL is also campaigning to increase the number of our individual members. The fee for both regular and associate members is P200.00 per annum per member. To qualify for regular membership, the librarian must be licensed and employed in an academic or research institution, while associate members are those without license and/or not employed in academic or research institutions. May we request your kind office to disseminate this information to them and encourage them to register or renew their individual membership.

For this year, PAARL is issuing a unique “Membership Pin w/ an ID", (refer to attached image) an exclusive pin for new and renewed PAARL members. This is not for sale and limited to the members only. It shall be given to the first 500 members who have paid and/or renewed their membership. Wear this PIN in every Association's activity and be proud of being PAARL.

For those who have already paid in January and February of this year and have not received their pins and IDs and certificates of Institutional Membership, kindly bring your official receipts (ORs) in the next PAARL fora/activity and claim them from Ms. Matet Villanueva. No receipt, no PIN.

We are enclosing a membership form (see attached file) for your convenience. Please send it back to us either by mail or fax. Payments may be made in check or PMO payable to “PAARL”, and also by depositing to our BPI Family Bank Mabini/Pedro Gil branch No. 5951-0782-06. Please keep the deposit slip and fax it to our Treasurer (899-4344) or send it thru email ( for confirmation.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Very truly yours,