Saturday, October 15, 2016

Upcoming Event: TeachMeet with LORA, the Librarian

As part of IamInfoSMART 2016, the Libraries will be conducting a free lecture/workshop with LORA, the Librarian with the theme "Back to Square One: Understanding Media and Information Literacy (MIL)" to be held at the Ortigas Room, The Learning Commons, 13th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall on 10 November 2016, 9:00AM to 11:30AM. This lecture/workshop is open to librarians of public secondary schools in Imus, Cavite. It aims to introduce the basics of media and information literacy skills (based on UNESCO's initiative) and propose approaches to the evaluation of these skills. 

LORA, the Librarian is one of the community extension activities of the Libraries, which aims to provide training on the different aspects of library work, and guide librarians from public secondary schools, community libraries, etc. in sourcing for free library resources. 

Upcoming Event: Family Feud (DLSU Librarian’s Edition)

As part of the IamInfoSMART 2016, the Libraries will hold a contest for DLSU librarians based on the TV game show Family Feud on 09 November 2016, 2:00PM – 4:00PM at the Exhibit Area, The Learning Commons, 6/F Henry Sy Sr. Hall. This contest aims to gauge the DLSU librarians’ knowledge and familiarity to the collection, services, and facilities as well as to promote teamwork, camaraderie, and sportsmanship among librarians through competitions.
  • DLSU librarians will be divided into four groups, with five members each: Team Archives, Technical Services, Reader’s Services, and Satellite Libraries. 
  • A member of each team faces the other in a face off challenge. The game master reads the question.
  • The team that buzzed in with the correct answer receives control of the board and has the option of playing or passing control to the other team.
  • The team that has the control tries to reveal all of the correct answers to the question before receiving three strikes.
  • If the team receives three strikes without clearing the board, control is passed to the other team.
  • Each group will compete to have the highest accumulated points at the end of the game.
  • The team that now has the control is able to give one answer in the hopes that it is found on the board.
    • If it is, points are added to the team’s score. 
    •  If not, the other team gets the points.
  •  Points are collected as each team finds its answers to the question on the board.
  •  Each team tries to collect the most points.
  • The team with the highest accumulated number of points after Round 3 will be declared as champion.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Upcoming Event: WeAreInfoSMART Poster Making Contest

As part of the IamInfoSMART 2016, the Libraries will conducting the WeAreInfoSMART Poster Making Contest with the theme "The Role of Information Literacy in the UN 2030 Agenda"  on 08 November 2016, 2:00PM – 5:00PM at the Exhibit Area, The Learning Commons, 6/F Henry Sy Sr. Hall. This contest is open to high school students from public secondary schools.


   Contestants must be currently enrolled high school students from secondary schools.
   Before the start of the contest, all contestants need to attend a lecture- presentation on accessing e-Library and open access databases to be given by the librarians.
   All interested contestants must pre-register using online registration form available at
   There is no registration fee to be assessed in joining the contest.
   Each participating high school must only have two (2) representatives.
   The theme shall be " Information Literacy and Access to Information: Roles of Libraries in the UN 2030 Agenda".
   18”x24” drawing pads will be provided by the Libraries. All other materials must be brought by the contestants during the contest day.
   Materials allowed: water color, coloring pens; no liquid or flammable materials or props
   Participants are permitted to submit one poster only.
   All artworks must be done on the spot and must be completed within three hours.
   All entries will be pre-numbered. No identifying marks will be allowed to appear in the artworks.
   All entries shall be judged by a board of judges with background and experience in information and reference services.
   Criteria for judging are as follows:
o      Relevance to the theme, 40%
o      Creativity and presentation, 40%
o      Originality, 20%
  The panel of judges will select top three winners of the contest.
  The judges’ decision is final.
   Prizes for winners:
o      1st prize - Php2,000; 2nd prize - Php1,500; and 3rd prize - Php1,000
o      WeAreInfoSMART Access card, entitles holder to ten (10) free visits to the DLSU Libraries for a year (subject to library rules and regulations)
o      Certificates of recognition
o      Book donation for the school library
o      Institutional access to the e-Library USA databases
   All entries will be displayed at the lobby.
   Winning and all other entries shall be the property of the Libraries and may be used for information literacy advocacy activities.
   The DLSU Libraries reserves the right, and has the sole discretion, to modify, suspend or cancel the contest at any time due to any condition beyond the control of DLSU.
   The DLSU Libraries reserves the right, and has the sole discretion to disqualify and remove from the competition any entry which it considers to be, obscene, defamatory, or libelous to any person or entity.

Upcoming Event: IamInfoSMART Amazing Race (Senior High School Students Edition)

The IamInfoSMART Amazing Race is back for year 4!
As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign of making every Lasallian information literate, the Libraries will hold the IamInfoSMART Amazing Race (Senior High School Students Edition) on 11 November 2015 (Friday), 1:30pm - 3:30pm with the start line at the Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, 6th floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall.

Based on the reality TV series, the contest will lead contestants to different sections of The Learning Commons, where they must perform various tasks in a race against other teams. This activity aims to teach students how to (1) determine the nature and extent of information needed; (2) find and locate the needed information effectively and efficiently; (3) evaluate information sources; and (4) use information ethically and legally.

  • The contest is open to all bona-fide DLSU senior high school Grade 11 students.
  • Each SHS section should form a team of three as class representatives. 
  • During the race, there will be pit stop clues and challenges. Pit stops are the different areas located within The Learning Commons.
  •  Team members are to work together to solve each clue and successfully complete each task to be able to get the next clue to the next destination.
  • Each team must get a stamp at every pit stop.
  •  The first team to reach the final pit stop with complete stamps will be declared the winner.

Registration Deadline
26 October 2016  (Monday)
Meet-the-Team Photo Shoot and Pre-Race Briefing
10 November 2016 (Thursday)
IamInfoSMART Amazing Race
11 November 2016​ (Friday)

More information on other upcoming IamInfoSMART events will be posted in our Library Newsette and Facebook page

For more details and inquiries, please contact The Libraries at loc. 620 or send an email to

Monday, October 10, 2016

Upcoming Event: IamInfoSMART Symposium on Information Literacy: Strategies and Challenges

The DLSU Libraries will be holding its annual information literacy campaign called IamInfoSMART with the theme "InfoSMART Plus” on 08-12 November 2016, 9:00AM-5:00PM at the Exhibit Area, The Learning Commons, 6F Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

​One of the activities is a free symposium entitled Information Literacy: Strategies and Challenges" to be held at the 12th Floor Animo Labs, The Learning Commons on 10 November 2016 (Thursday), 1:00PM – 5:00PM.

This symposium aims to bring together librarians, LIS teachers, researchers, media specialists, educators and students to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current practices, developments and challenges in information literacy, both in practice and theory.

Interested participants are required to pre-register online not later than 07 November 2016 (Monday) using this Registration is free of charge, but on a first-come, first-served basis. Certificate of participation will be given to those who will attend this symposium.

For inquiries, please contact The Libraries at 524-4611 loc. 620 or send an email to   


The Libraries

invites all faculty members and graduate students to participate in the


12 November 2016, Saturday, 9:00AM-11:00AM
​​Phinma E-Classroom, Room 303, Miguel Building

Workshop Description:

​​​The workshop aims to​ ​help faculty and graduate students create online surveys using Google form and analyze research data using MS Excel. 

​Workshop topics:

·        ​Surveys 101: tips on improving your online surveys
·        Excel tricks for managing and analyzing data

Interested faculty members and graduate students are requested to kind​​y fill out this Online Registration Form to register. Forty (40) slots are available for this workshop. ​Registration ends at 5:00PM on Thursday, 08 November 2016.

For further inquiries, patrons may Chat with LORA, send an email to, or contact Ms. Minette Vinzon, Readers' Services Librarian, at local 620.​

Upcoming Event: RIA’s Research Help Desk

As part of the IamInfoSMART 2016 campaign of making every Lasallian information literate, the Libraries will hold a special session of the Face-to-Face with RIA (Roving Information Assistant) service called RIA’s Research Help Desk on 09 November (Wednesday), 9:00am-5:00pm and 12 November 2016 (Saturday), 9:00am – 12:00pm at the 6th floor Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall.

Similar to the concept of “book-a-librarian”, Face-to-Face with RIA is available for a 30 to 60-minute, one-on-one instruction on topics such as formulation of search strategies, subject database searching, evaluating sources of information, referencing, citation management tools, and Turnitin. However, the following will not be covered: (a) computer configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting; (b) provision of investment, legal, or medical advice; (c) tutoring or homework help; and, (d) job interview preparation.

  1.  All bona-fide students, faculty and staff may book a session beginning 17 October 2016, using this reservation facility.​​
  2. Walk-in patrons may be accommodated depending on the availability of RIA.
  3. Library users who will participate will have the following special library privileges:

    • Activated MyLibrary account during Christmas Break 2016
    • Additional borrowing privileges, specifically, borrowing of up to 4 reference books for 3 working days. This privilege should be availed of within T2 of AY2016-2017
    • Extended use of discussion room of up to 3 hours per booking (regular is 2 hours) for the entire T2 of AY2016-2017
More information on other upcoming IamInfoSMART events will be posted in our Library Newsette and Facebook page

For further inquiries, please contact The Libraries at loc. 620 or send an email to