Thursday, January 31, 2013

DLSU librarians elected as officers of PAARL


The De La Salle University (DLSU) Learning Commons is proud to have two of its librarians, Ms. Marian S. Ramos-Eclevia (Associate Librarian, Information Reference Section) and Mr. Jorge Erwin A. Rada (Librarian, Periodicals Section), to have been elected as Board members and officers of  Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL). They were inducted Vice-President and Board of Director of the Association, respectively. The induction of elected officers coincided with the 40th General Assembly of PAARL which was held last 25 January 2013, at the Technological Institute of the Philippines, Aurora Blvd., Quezon City.


PAARL is an association of librarians from different schools that supports scholarly researches and/or formal education on the collegiate level and above. The objective of the association is to encourage and promote the collection, organization and dissemination of information on research and academic library work. It also aims to develop the usefulness and efficiency of the library profession and enhances the professional well-being of its members. The association is willing to cooperate with other organizations having the same objectives.


Members of the Association nationwide are given the right to elect the officers annually.  The candidates are nominated by the electoral board through ballot system.  The nominees must be an active PAARL member. 


Ms. Eclevia being the Vice President will also chair the Conference Committee. She joined the Association last year as one of the Directors of the Board. Before joining the Association, she has been a speaker in various seminars and conferences of PAARL.


Mr. Rada was the former Library Director of Olivarez College in ParaƱaque. He has been with DLSU for two years. He is active in serving various professional associations.  The Board of Directors is the principal force of the association to the realization of its opportunities for service and the fulfillment of its obligations to its members, and to the library and information services profession.


Congratulations to the recently elected officers of PAARL!


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