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In addition to its scholarship program, PAARL offers sponsorships to local and international seminars or conferences to assist academic or research librarians in their professional growth:

Sponsorship Awards to attend Local/International Seminars or Conferences
Purpose:To foster professional growth by enabling at least two PAARL regular members each year to attend a local or an international seminar or conference
Donor:PAARL Scholarship Fund/Private Sponsor
Nature of Grant:PAARL or Donor may grant complimentary registration to any locally-sponsored seminar or conference, or in the case of attendance in an international conference, grant the maximum amount of PhP 15,000 to cover transportation cost or registration fee.
Eligibility:Applicant must meet the following qualifications:
  • PAARL membership for the last five (5) years
  • Permanent employment in an academic or research library
  • Not a recipient of a previous PAARL award
Requirements:Awardee must render a report and/or conduct an echo seminar upon his/her return from said seminar or conference
Selection process:Any member of the Board may nominate or receive nominations for screening of the Awards and Scholarship Committee, which in turn submits a list of qualified nominees for approval of the Board of Directors.
  • The sponsorship for participation in an international/regional conference is a one-time award granted to any member to enable him/her to attend an international conference and/or to read a paper to be presented in such conference. This International Award is granted depending on the availability of funds. Members who apply for sponsorship are given the maximum of P 15,000 per grantee to cover transportation cost or registration fee in the international event. Grantees must render a report and/or conduct an echo seminar upon his/her return from said seminar or conference. Previous grantees were: Fe Angela M. Verzosa, Teresita C. Moran, Rebecca M. Jocson, Corazon M. Nera, and Dionisia M. Angeles. 
For CONSAL 2003 held in Brunei, PAARL granted 6 sponsorship awards to the following: Ms. Marlo C. Chavez, Ms. Annie Y. Corpuz, Ms. Mona Lisa P. Leguiab, Ms. Myrna Linsangan,Ms. Cresencia B. Valenzuela, and Ms. Belen M. Vibar. For CONSAL 2006, PAARL granted 16 SPONSORSHIP AWARDS to selected librarians all over the country to attend the XIII Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians held in Makati City on March 25-30, 2006.
  • Other grants are in the form of Sponsorships to PAARL Seminars or conferences given to two (2) active members every year, whose registration fees are waived to enable them to attend these activities. Past presidents are also given 50% discount on registration fees to encourage them to attend these seminars.

List of Past Awardees

  • 2001 - Ms. Fe Angela M. Verzosa (for travel to Singapore to attend ASEAN Fellowship Training Grant)
  • 2002 - Ms. Teresita C. Moran (for travel to attend ALA Conference)
  • 2003 - Ms. Rebecca M. Jocson (for travel to attend ALA Conference)
  • 2003 - 6 Special grantees (2003 Pearl Anniversary) to attend CONSAL 2003 in Brunei
Ms. Marlo C. Chavez
Ms. Annie Y. Corpuz
Ms. Mona Lisa P. Leguiab
Ms. Myrna Linsangan
Ms. Cresencia B. Valenzuela
Ms. Belen M. Vibar
  • 2005 - 16 Special CONSAL Sponsorship grants to attend the 2006 CONSAL in Manila:

Ma. Celestial M. Acha, College Librarian of Iloilo State College of Fisheries, Dumangas, Iloilo
Teresita O. Eco, University Librarian of University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City
Nena V. Maneja, Chief Librarian of Mondriaan Aura College, Olongapo City
Phoebe Jane V. Navarrete, Periodicals Librarian of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio City
Marites K. Chavez of Accademia di Maria Mediatrici, Salawag, Dasmariñas, Cavite
Charity R. Mahusay, College Librarian, San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite, Santa Cruz, Cavite City
Ermina M. de Leon, of the University of the Assumption, San Fernando City, Pampanga
Lourdes Salvador, University Librarian of Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa City
Maria Teresa P. Baylon, President CLLA, Librarian of PNU Agusan Campus, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
Maxie Doreen L. Cabarron, KDC Librarian, University of San Carlos, P. del Rosario, Cebu City
Ana A., Mainit, Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry and Technology, Zamora St., Bilar, Bohol
Corazon B. Garcia, Chief Librarian, Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Amelita R. Casala, High School Librarian, Canossa Academy, San Carlos, Lipa City, 4217, Batangas
Jocelyn B. Tolo, College Librarian of Northeastern Cebu Colleges, Danao City, Cebu
Elma M. Alibangbang, Chief Librarian of Saint Theresa College, Tandag, Surigao del Sur
Betsie Manaligod-dela Cruz, College Librarian of Isabela State University, San Mateo Campus, Isabela 3318

  • 2006 - Mrs. Corazon M. Nera as National Representative to the 4th IFLA Meeting of Experts on an International Cataloging Code in Seoul, Korea, August 16-18, 2006
  • 2009 - Mrs. Dionisia M. Angeles
  • 2010 -
  • 2011 - Local Conference Grantee: Everest Mont of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila for attending PLAI National Conference on Libraries for Progress held on November 16-18, 2011 in Hotel Elizabeth, Gibraltar Street, Baguio City East, Baguio City.