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Check out the "Proposed Minimum Requirements For Libraries Of Higher Education Institutions Common To All Programs" as attached to the CHED Memo on Zonal Public Hearings/Consultations scheduled this May-June 2017. Compare it with the original 2013 draft.

PAARL 2017 Summer Conference in Haciendas de Naga

Theme: "Philippine Libraries in Transformation" April 24-26, 2017 in Naga City
View/download the presentation slides here.

PLAI 2016 Congress in Davao (Nov 22-25)

View/download the lectures-presentations, Conference Program
http://plai.org.ph/plaicongress2016/program, and Book of Abstracts

PAARL 2016 Seminar in Baguio

View/download some of the lectures-presentations at our PAARL Seminar- workshop with the theme "Managing Today’s Learning Commons: Re-Skilling Seminar for Information Professionals" held on September 20-22, 2016 at the Crown Legacy Hotel, Kisad Road, Baguio City, at these links:

PAARL Forum on 4th Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series on "Collection Assessment"

(September 16, 2016, held at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia on the occasion of the 37th MIBF):


Download your copy of the lecture-presentations during PAARL's National Summer Conference 2016 (April 20-22 held at Pearl Hotel, Manila) from these links:

PAARL Research Journal

Papers submitted for the PAARL Research Journal which were not included in the 2015 issue:

Papers presented during the 16th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians Meeting and General Conference (CONSAL XVI) held 10 - 13 June 2015, at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bang-Na, Bangkok, Thailand on the theme “ASEAN Aspirations: Libraries for Sustainable Advancement” are now available for download.
Here are links to the full text of papers presented by our Philippine Delegates, available for free download:


Download your copy of the lecture-presentations during PAARL's National Summer Conference 2015 (April 22-24 held at Cagayan de Oro) from these links:

  • RDA Policy and Action Plan for Philippine Libraries (Training Workshop), lectures presented during the two-day PAARL-sponsored Public Consultation and Training Workshop on RDA Policy and Action Plan for Philippine Libraries held at Phela Grande Hotel, General Santos City on 28-29 August 2014, which was replicated in 3 other venues, namely, UST (Mar 27-28), Bacolod City (May 29-30), and Baguio City (June 26-27).

Under Useful Links: Laws and Legislations

Best Practices

New PAARL Forum Presentations:

New Library Standards

New Outstanding Librarians

New Useful Links

CDS/ISIS (for Windows download under license of UNESCO)

(for job hunters - sites sort job listings not only by library type, but also by date, location, institution name, salary range, and other parameters for professional and support staff in libraries of all types, in information technology, and at associations and related institutions and companies)

Samples (Plans, Evaluation Forms, Job Descriptions, Policy Statements, etc)
Here are samples of plans (strategic, action, long-ranged, etc.), evaluation forms and guidelines, job descriptions, library policy statements, collection development policies, and policy manuals.

Disaster Plans:

Research Studies
ACRL Environmental Scan 2007 (pdf) (identifying the Top Ten Assumptions for the future of Academic Libraries and Librarians)

New Grants for Libraries and Librarians

Library and information science professionals particularly those from developing countries can further their careers by taking advantage of the numerous opportunities being offered by various organizations for library grants, scholarships and fellowships. Check this new page for a list of such grants for libraries and library professionals.
  • CILIP International Library and Information Group Anthony Thompson Award

    This award enables a qualified librarian from outside the United Kingdom (UK) to visit and study some aspects of UK library and information work. Preference will be given to applicants working in least developed countries Southeast Asia. The scholarship supports airfare to, and from, the UK, travel within the UK and a small daily maintenance allowance for up to three weeks. Anthony Thompson was the first full-time Secretary-General of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, (IFLA), serving from 1962 to 1970. Following his death, in 1979, a trust fund was set up for the study of international and comparative librarianship.

New Online Theses and Dissertations


View our list of popular Wikis:

ALA Professional Tips Wiki (provides a pathfinder to the rich resources of ALA website, www.ala.org)

wikiHow (the How-to Manual that you can edit)

LISWiki (a free encyclopedia on anything that is library-related)

Blogging Libraries Wiki (collects links to library blogs by categories of different libraries, library associations' blogs, library directors' blogs, etc.)

Wikiversity (a project devoted to learning resources and learning projects for all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning)

Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki (This wiki was created to be a one-stop shop for great ideas and information for all types of librarians)

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