Category Archives: PAARL

Activities during the 28th MIBF

(UPDATE 2 as of 13 Sept 2007 here)

In line with the upcoming Manila International Book Fair, several activities has been conceptualized and organized by different groups and associations. We browsed through several blogs, yahoogroups and thought about consolidating the activities that might help us decide what particular day to visit the Book fair:

Philippine Association of Academic and Research Libraries (PAARL) will hold a forum on “User Education and Information Literacy: Current Practices and Innovative Strategies” on August 29, 2007 (Wednesday) at Function Room-B, World Trade Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City from 9:00am — 12:00nn. The forum aims to put library user education in perspective and to explore issues relating to the importance of library user education as an essential activity, such as the content, teaching methods, evaluation studies, and problems of current user instruction programs, the impact of these programs, how new strategies have broadened the program to include the concept of information literacy, and how libraries and librarians can respond to the ever-increasing need for developing innovative stmtegies that would prove their value to users with emphasis on delivery of information rather than in warehousing them. In effect, the focus will be placed on output and not assets. The speaker is Ms. Fe Angela M. Versoza. Registration fee of P150.00 for non-members, P100.00 for members and P50.00 for library science students. For inquiries and reservations, please contact LORETO T. GARCIA, @ Tel: 531-8031 loc. 51; Fax: 531-6087; 0927-4106578 or email her If you need to download the invitation for this forum, visit the PAARL Yahoogroups and be a member 🙂 (only members get to view the files, photos, and links uploaded)

The following day, August 30, 2007, Ms. Zarah Gagatiga will be having a talk entitled “Children, Teens and Reading in the Time of IT” from 3:30 – 4:30 PM at the Function Room A, World Trade Center, Pasay City. She will be presenting studies and surveys about the reading habits of children as well as activities they do in their leisure time. For more details visit her blog. This activity is sponsored by Read or Die and Powerbooks.

Now, should any member of the Filipino Librarians Google Group decides to visit the Manila Bookfair on any of the dates between August 29 to September, Von Totanes is suggesting that members get to have some identifying mark so that just in case you bumped with each other and recognize someone wearing the same thing, they can approach each other and make a short introduction. This is a good idea to personally meet people behind the postings in the groups and a chance to meet old and new colleagues we can add to our social network.

If you happen to know other activities for the 28th MIBF, please email us at or simply add a comment and we will gladly add them. Thanks!

Current Trends and Best Practices in Collection Development

On the occasion of the Philippine Academic BookFair, the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL) in cooperation with the Association of Booksellers for the Academe and the Profession (ABAP) is organizing a half-day forum on “Current Trends and Best Practices in Collection Development” on July 26, 2007 (Thursday) at Function Room-B, SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City from 1:00pm — 5:00pm.

The forum is intended to update the participants on the underlying concepts and integral components of collection development based on current practices, featuring a timely and systematic method of selection and acquisition of library resources. It will also provide practical tips on how to effectively engage in economical book buying and book pricing awareness. Equally qualified and competent speakers are invited to share their significant views on the topic. PAARL’s accomplished Special Project on “Core Collections of Filipiniana Materials” in CD format will likewise be promoted for sale. The project coordinator was invited to further introduce and discuss its contents.

There is a registration fee of P150.00 for non-members, P100.00 for members and P50.00 for library science students. Registration promptly begins at 12:00 noon. For inquiries and reservations, please contact any of the Officers/Directors of the Association:

Centro Escolar University
Tel: 735-6861 loc. 243; Telefax: 735-9406
Mobile: 0917-7645794

LORETO T. GARCIA, Vice-President
Jose Rizal University
Tel: 531-8031 loc. 51; Fax: 531-6087
Mobile: 0927-4106578

Southeast Asian College, Inc.
Tel: 781-6357; 712-3640 loc. 694
Mobile: 0928-5030632

De La Salle University – Manila
Telefax: 536-0245
Mobile: 0915-4370890

St. Paul University – Quezon City
Mobile: 0919-8961702

LOURDES d.C. ROMAN, Public Relations Officer
San Beda College – Manila
Tel: 735-6011 loc. 5135
Mobile: 0906-5875727

Ateneo Professional Schools
Tel: 899-4343; Fax: 899-4344
Mobile: 0917-9625388

Mapua Institute of Technology
Tel: 247-5000 loc. 4201
Mobile: 0918-4082101

Philippine Women’s University
Tel: 526-8421 loc. 176, 177
Mobile: 0916-4761164

St. Paul University – Manila
St. Paul University System
Tel: 524-5687; Fax: 525-6620
Mobile: 0918-6471167

(Note: Invite taken from PAARL yahoogroups, email sent by Fe Angela Manansala-Verzosa dated June 29, 2007)

PAARL 2007 Calendar of Activities

Please find below PAARL’s activities for March and April 2007. For those interested to attend and get complete information and invitation please visit PAARL’s website.

March 29, 2007 ; 8:00 a.m to 12 noon

Southeast Asian College, Inc.
Welcome Rotonda (Along España Blvd.) Quezon City

Theme: Love and Happiness: Gateway to Success in the Library Profession”

The forum is designed to create an awareness and understanding on how emotions and feelings can bridge a lifelong success in the lives of the administrators, librarians, information specialists, support staff and students. It will also guide the participants to define their vision, mission, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities toward the development of love and happiness in their everyday lives.

There will be a registration fee of Php 150.00 for non-members, Php 100.00 for members and Php 75.00 for students to cover the certificates and snacks.


Wed. to Friday
April 25-27, 2007
Covelandia Du Labrador Beach Resort, Bo. Tubuan, Labrador, Pangasinan

Theme: “National Summer Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Libraries and Information Services”

Best practices as basic guidelines in the development of library policies
New frameworks for access and delivery of information
Benchmarking recommendations
Statistics and evaluation for improved services
Issues and problems in emerging trends in the libraries and information services

PAARL aims to provide the participants with informative and relevant insights on the emerging methodologies and multidisciplinary approaches in facing the present and future challenges of libraries and information services including the issues, concerns, problems and direct or alternative solutions that go with these developments.

The seminar fee is Php 2,500.00 for live-out participants, which covers the registration fee, conference meals, seminar kits, handout,s and certificate of participation. Live-in participants are charged Php 3,500.00 to include resort accommodation, while accompanying guest will be charged Php 3,000.00. Getting to the venue is available at Dagupan, Five Star and Victory Liner Bus terminals in Cubao and Pasay.