Wednesday, April 16, 2008

PAARL Seminar on April 23-25, 2008 at Palawan

30 January 2008

Dear Colleagues and Friends:


The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL) cordially invites you to a National Summer Conference on “Finding the Library’s Place in the 2.0 Environment” on April 23-25, 2008 at the St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality & Development Center in San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

This Summer Conference has the following objectives:

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.
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.
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 3 days/2 nights stay at the Center with meals and snacks, conference kit, certificates of participation, certificate of attendance, if so required. For those who will prefer to make arrangements on their own for their accommodations (live-out), fee is PHP 3,800.00 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).

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


Elvira B. Lapuz
Acquisitions Librarian
2/F North Wing, Gonzalez Hall
Apacible Street
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
Phone: (632)926-1886 / (632)9818500 loc.2853
Fax : (632)926-1876
GSM: +639178553228
e-mail: elvira.lapuz@
url: www.mainlib.

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