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DLSU Librarians Present Research Outputs at CLIS 2020

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Librarians of the De La Salle University (DLSU) had once again displayed their mettle in the field of research by showcasing their research outputs in the Conference of Library and Information Studies (CLIS) held last July 2-3, 2020. In its inaugural staging this year, this conference featured the theme “Transforming Library Spaces” to stress the importance of informal learning spaces that libraries offer, which now transcends beyond physical spaces and incorporates virtual/digital environment made possible by technological developments.
CLIS 2020 was jointly organized by DLSU Libraries and the Philippine Normal University Library and Information Science Alumni Association (PNULISAA) to promote research and collaboration among Philippine librarians. This 2-day online conference, held in partnership with CE-Logic and C&E Publishing, Inc., was attended by more than 500 participants. A total of 11 DLSU librarians presented six research outputs.

DLSU Libraries and PNULISAA Hold the Conference on Library and Information Science Studies (CLIS) 2020 Online

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The very first Conference on Library and Information Science Studies (CLIS), jointly organized by the DLSU Libraries and the Philippine Normal University Library and Information Science Alumni Association, Inc. (PNULISAA), in partnership with CE-Logic and C&E Publishing, was held online on July 2-3, 2020. The conference envisions to: (1) Foster a culture of research among Filipino librarians; (2) Advocate research mentoring between expert and neophyte librarian researchers; (3) Encourage novice librarians to embrace research as part of their professional practice; and, (4) Promote research collaboration among librarians from different institutions.

Libraries Holds "IEEE Xplore and Beyond" Webinar Series

The DLSU Libraries held  a 2-day webinar last 13-14 July 2020 on IEEE Xplore which was moderated by Alex Liu of IEEE. Attendees learned how to use the IEEE Xplore database, the usefulness of the search tool, the different contents of the database, and how to keep abreast of the latest information on their chosen topic courtesy of IEEE Xplore platform.  The first day also highlighted the data sets and coding resources that are available to the researchers.

Moving Forward ‘Online’ with Innovation Challenge 2020

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The Animo Labs, American Corner Manila and the De La Salle University Libraries, in partnership with the American Center Manila of the U.S. Embassy, hosted and organized the Innovation Challenge 2020 (projects developed after NASA Space Apps COVID-19 edition challenge).

Get To Know Luis Ezra Cruz

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Luis Ezra Danganan Cruz  Media Librarian 
Luis has been involved in various academic library settings since graduating from college.  He comes from a family of librarians. His mom and sister are both information professionals.  In his spare time, he likes to travel and try new experiences. He is also a big fan of ramen. 
Luis currently lives in Valenzuela City.

Get To Know Kate Lora Cruz

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Kate Lora Q. Cruz  Technical Services Librarian 
Born and raised in a Manila but chose to stay outside it. Worked fifteen years in the corporate world and now embracing academic librarianship.  A homebody and loves to spend time with her small family and little ninja.  
Kate currently resides in Calamba, Laguna. 
What’s your go-to productivity trick?  Breath, coffee, and go. 
Are you an early bird or a night owl?  Early bird 
What’s something you’ve done, but will never do again?  Ride an elephant 
What’s your guilty pleasure?  Cake and ice cream, then a good massage - in that order. :) 
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?  Bill Gates 
Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)?  Neither, but prefer dogs if I have to. 
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Banana 
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?  Maldives 
What fictional place would you most like to visit?  Neverland 
What’s your favorite TV …

Get To Know Mennie Ruth Viray

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Mennie Ruth Viray RS Librarian 
A dreamer and a realist; a wanderer. The heart prevails in all things. 
Mennie currently lives in Makati City. 
How do you prefer to start your day?  I like my mornings quiet especially before my regular caffeine fix 
What led you to this career?  Fate led me.   What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?  Prioritizing self-care & mental wellness 
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day? Have a long and quiet walk 
What’s your guilty pleasure?  KDramas 
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?  Flying (Oh! The places I could go!!!) 

What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?  Painting 
What’s the first concert you ever went to?  Coldplay 
What fictional place would you most like to visit?  Narnia or Middle Earth. It’s hard to choose!!! 
What’s your most used emoji?  🤣 
* * * Mennie Ruth Viray joined the De La Salle University Libraries on January 2019 as Readers' Services Librarian assigned at Reference Section, The Learning Commons. 

Get To Know Rosendo Rama

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Rosendo Singson Rama, Jr.  Readers’ Services Librarian 
Ross is from Subic, Zambales. He was a graduate of Bachelor in Library and Information Science and is currently pursuing his post-graduate degree, Master in Library and Information Science, at University of Santo Tomas.

Get to Know Veronica Bolos

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Veronica Alcantara Bolos  Readers’ Services Librarian 
Veronica has been working as a librarian for six years now. She is an adventurous person and loves to travel whenever she can. 
Veronica lives in Calamba City, Laguna. 
What’s your go-to productivity trick?  Coffee :) 
How do you prefer to start your day?  Prayer and a cup of coffee :) 
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?  I can play piano. 
What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?  “Always believe in yourself” - from a friend 
What’s your guilty pleasure?  Wings, fries, and ice cream :) 
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?  (Chicken) Wings 
If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?  Instagram, Netflix, Messenger 
What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?  Dancing :) 
What’s one item you can’t leave your house or apartment without?  Mobile phone
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?  Japan and Paris 
* * * Veronica Bolos…

Libraries Announces the Partial Resumption of its On-premise Operation and Services

As the De La Salle University starts Term 3 of AY 2019-2020, the Libraries announced on 6 July 2020 that it will resume partial on-premise operation and services for the faculty members. 
While faculty are strongly advised to keep the borrowed books with them until everyone is allowed to return to campus, they may opt to return borrowed books by dropping them in book chutes. For both people and material safety, the receiving of books for return is available at the the Manila Campus only. No over-the-counter receiving for now. All books will be quarantined for 7 days, following library and paper conservation standards.
Starting 08 July 2020, an advance online reservation of print books and serials (journals, magazines) for pick up will also be made  available to faculty members via the MyLibrary facility.
To borrow materials through advance reservation, faculty will need to follow these steps:   Step 1 - Request. Place a book/serial reservation request through MyLibrary account.Step 2 - Co…