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PAARL Seminar in Palawan on April 23-25, 2008

January 30, 2008

Dear Colleague:

The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians
(PAARL) is honored to invite you to its Summer Conference
on "Finding the Library's Place in the 2.0 Environment: Providing
for interactive, collaborative and web-based technologies, resources
and services" to be held on April 23-25, 2008 at the St. Ezekiel
Moreno Spirituality & Development Center, San Jose, Puerto Princesa
City, Palawan.

This Summer Conference has the following objectives:

1. To take a second look at the trends that will better prepare
librarians and other information professionals in the next wave of
societal, cultural and technological changes in providing services
in libraries and information centers.
2. Make the present day information professional recognize that
information culture is changing fast and that there is a need to
respond positively to these changes by providing resources and
services that users need and want.
3. To present the library as a partner in providing for a
socially and emotionally engaging center for learning and experience
and the librarian as "strategy guide" for helping users find
information and gather new knowledge to create new contents.

This invitation is extended to both professional and library support
staff, library managers, information specialists, information
managers and researchers who recognize the importance of
understanding the ideas of the changing universe of information and
the context of collaborative and interactive web based services for
libraries and information centers.

Registration fee is PHP 4,500.00 (live-in). This entitles the
participant to a 3 days/2 nights stay at the Center with meals and
snacks, conference kit, certificates of participation, certificate
of attendance, if so required and a half-day tour. For those who
will prefer to make arrangements for their accommodations (live-
out), fee is PHP 4,000.00 inclusive of the abovementioned
entitlements except breakfast and dinner. Payments can be made in
cash, check or Postal Money Order payable to Philippine Association
of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL) or deposit to any BPI
Family Bank Branches near you with Savings Account No. 5951-0782-06.

Your favorable response to this invitation will be greatly
appreciated. It is of utmost importance that you confirm your
reservation on or before April 15, 2008.

We shall be looking forward to welcoming you in Palawan!

Sincerely yours,

Chair, Conference Committee



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