Thursday, September 12, 2013

PAARL Library Benchmarking in Bangkok

Dear Colleagues:

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. is pleased to invite you to its four-day annual international library benchmarking in Bangkok, Thailand, dubbed as “Collaborative Benchmarking Plus 1: The Amazing Bangkok, Thailand Experience” to be held on 15-18 October 2013.

The target outcome of the benchmarking activity is to increase the performance of participating libraries and information centers by adopting the best practices of selected libraries in Bangkok, Thailand. The tour specifically aims to (1) identify best practices of selected libraries in Bangkok, Thailand in terms of services and programs, resources, processes, staff development, and learning spaces; (2) learn new trends and transformation in a hybrid library environment; and, (3) foster professional and cultural exchange between Filipino and Thai librarians. 

In addition to the benchmarking, participants will have a chance to attend and participate in an International Forum on Trends and Transformation 2013: Managing Collections in an Electronic Environment to be held at the Chulalongkorn University Library on 16 October 2013, 2:00-7:00PM.

The forum will focus on the value ebooks and online journals in academic research work and promotion/marketing of online resources. Attached herewith are the following: (1) Itinerary of Library Visits, (2) Official Registration Form; and, (3) Travel Package. Please find this link to download the attachments

Please make reservations as early as possible. Only limited slots are available. Full payment is due on or before 16 September 2013 through Ms. Ma. Cecilia D. Lobo of UST at 731-3034. Check payment should be payable to PAARL for the PhP1,000.00 Registration Fee and for the travel package of PhP26,136.00 payable to TRAVEL WAREHOUSE INC. Cash or checks payments for the registration fee (PhP1,000) may be deposited to our BPI Family Savings Bank - Mabini Pedro Gil Branch Current Account No. - 00595-1-07820-6 and for the travel package to Travel Warehouse Inc. BANCO DE ORO – Paseo De Roxas 2, Makati City Branch Savings (Peso) Account No.: 001700-2150-76 or UNION BANK-Emerald Ave., Ortigas Ctr. Pasig City Branch Savings Account Number 03203-0000000. Please send a proof of payment (scanned bank deposit slip) to Ms. Ma. Cecilia D. Lobo through email ( or fax (632) 740-9709.

INVITATION Collaborative Benchmarking Plus 1.pdf - Google Drive

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