Mike Pinto: 2013 PAARL Outstanding Librarian


The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL) conferred the 2013 PAARL Outstanding Librarian Award to Mr. Michael A. Pinto, Executive Vice President of PLAI-NBOT and President of the Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council at the recently concluded PAARL General Assembly held at the National Library of the Philippines on 30 January 2014.

The award is given by PAARL to academic and/or research librarians who have made significant contributions to their library and the profession.  Mr. Pinto currently serves as the Director of Libraries of the University of St. Louis in Tuguegarao, Cagayan.

In addition to his duties as the director of libraries, Mr. Pinto is also an Instructor at the School of Information and Computing Sciences in his university, founding president of Cagayan and Kalinga Apayao Librarians Association, Inc. (CaAKap), a sought-after speaker and a published author of Layb Life: Mga Kwento at Karansan ng Isang Librarian.