2018 PAARLNet Convention

More than 80 participants attended the 2018 PAARLNet Convention with the theme “Collection Development: Trends and Issues” which was held 01-02 October 2018 at the Asian Institute of Management.

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The convention provided a broad overview of what collection development is all about and familiarize participants with current trends and issues on collection development, specifically those that affect academic libraries. Likewise, it equipped attendees with the skills necessary to prepare them to carry out collection assessment and evaluation and introduce ways on how they can optimize the use of their limited budget through collaboration/cooperation.

The topics and the resource speakers are as follows:

  1. Collection Development Trends: a Snapshot
    Ms. Marian R. Eclevia                                                                                                                  Asst. Director for Operations, DLSU Libraries
  2. Collection Development Policies: Laying Down the Ground Rules
    Ms. Willian SA Frias                                                                                                                      Law Librarian, DLSU Libraries
  3. Understanding the Library’s Print Collection: Its Current Level, Collection Goal, and Acquisition Commitment
    Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido                                                                                                          Technical Services Librarian, DLSU Libraries
  4. Collection Assessment: Collection-Centered Approach
    Ms. April R. Manabat
    Technical Services Librarian, DLSU Libraries
  5. Collection Assessment: User-Centered Approach
    Ms. Elvira B. Lapuz                                                                                                                      Deputy University Librarian, University of the Philippines-Diliman
  6. Acquisition Planning: Building a Useful and Balanced Collection
    Ms. Janice DC Peñaflor
    Coordinator, Technical Services, DLSU Libraries
  7. Collection Rightsizing: Maintaining a Fresh and Relevant Collection
    Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido
    Technical Services Librarian, DLSU Libraries
  8. Collection Development in the Digital Environment
    Dr. Fernan R. Dizon
    Executive Managing Director, AIM Library
  9. More with Less: Cooperative Collection Development
    Ms. Sharon Esposo-Betan
    Head Librarian, College of Engineering Libraries, University of the Philippines-Diliman

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A meeting of PAARLNet members was held before the end of the convention. One of the highlights of the meeting was the possibility of consortium acquisition of ebooks. Some ebook vendors were present and were able to listen to the suggestions presented during the meeting.

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