Monday, July 4, 2016

Capability enhancement program for TESDA Learning Resource Centers

As part of its community engagement program, the Libraries adopts the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Learning Resource Centers (LRCs) to provide training on basic library management  and assist in the organization of library materials.

A one-day free training-workshop was conducted for the librarians and focal persons of TESDA  held at the Central Office in Taguig on 28 June 2016. The training aims to help the participants to manage their LRCs and to assist them to standardize their library practices. 

A total of 29 librarians and focal persons attended the training-workshop. Ms. Elizabeth B. Padilla, Readers' Services Coordinator, discussed the circulation processes and facilitated the creation of standard library forms. Ms. Marian R. Eclevia, Assistant Director for Support Services, presented a practical guide to shelving and maintaining library collections. Finally, Ms. Karen Cecile V. Natividad, Technical Services Coordinator, gave a workshop on basic book repair and descriptive and subject cataloging. 

On 29 June 2016, the participants visited the Learning Commons to see the collections and facilities. The library tour aims to inspire the librarians and focal persons of TESDA LRCs to improve their spaces and services. 

A training session on library integrated system will also be scheduled to automate the information retrieval services.

Video Pick of the Week: Inside Tract: we are what we eat

In observance of the Nutrition Month (Presidential Decree No. 491, s. 1974)theLibraries proudly presents, Inside Tract: we are what we eat, a film produced by Films for the Humanities & Sciences, as ​​Video Pick of the Week. It will run from 04-09 July 2016 at the TV corner, The Learning Commons, 6th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall​.​

This film “explains the workings of the digestive tract, describes selected gastrointestinal disorders, and spotlights a variety of approaches to overall wellness through good nutrition” (School Media Associates).​ 

Video Pick of the Week is an initiative to promote media literacy in the academic community. It also aims to promote the audiovisual collection of the Instructional Media Services (IMS) of the Libraries.

For inquiries, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to, or contact Mr. Joseph M. Yap, IMS Coordinator, at local 370.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ang Paglalatag ng Pilipinas sa Mapa: An Exhibit

The Libraries, in cooperation with the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS), invite the academic community to visit the cartographic exhibit entitled "Ang Paglalatag ng Pilipinas sa Mapa = Putting the Philippines on the Map" at the 6th floor Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall. 

This roving exhibition displays reproductions of important maps of South East Asia and the Philippines. These maps, dating from 1525 to 1760, not only show the historical importance of cartography, but also how the Philippines emerged in maps over the centuries. 

The exhibit will run from 20 to 29 June 2016, 7:00AM to 8:00PM.

"The Philippine environment: fighting for our world" as Video Pick of the Week (20-25 June 2016)

In observance of the Philippine Environment Month (Proclamation No. 237, s.1988), the Libraries proudly presents, The Philippine environment: fighting for our world, a film directed by Milo Alto-Paz, as ​​Video Pick of the Week. It will run from 20-25 June 2016 at the TV corner, The Learning Commons, 6th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall​.​

This film "describes the state of the Philippine ecosystems and the role transnational corporations played in environmental degradation." (Source Video) 

Video Pick of the Week is an initiative to promote media literacy in the academic community. It also aims to promote the audiovisual collection of the Instructional Media Services (IMS) of the Libraries.

Friday, June 17, 2016

D. Labangon Attended the American Spaces Workshop I in Vienna

The American Spaces worldwide are seen as essential partners for engaging local audiences in conducting public diplomacy and exemplifying democracy through ensuring every citizen has free access to information. The De La Salle University Libraries is a proud home to this dynamic space — the American Corner (AC) Manila. The said space is one of the fourteen (14) AC’s spread throughout the key cities in the Philippines.

American Spaces staffs are primarily responsible for planning and executing projects and activities that are anchored to foreign policy goals of mutual concern in the United States and the Philippines. Managing dynamic spaces requires knowledgeable and skilled staff. With the continuous support of the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Public Affairs Section, AC Manila’s reference librarian, Ms. Donna Lyn G. Labangon was recommended to attend the American Spaces Workshop I — Introduction to Management, Programming and Digital Outreach from June 06 —10, 2016 at Amerika Haus in Vienna, Austria.

The workshop was designed to help American Spaces personnel to develop strategic plans linked to foreign policy goals, use and manage digital platforms to engage audiences, create and design innovative programming and explore new technologies that promotes experiential learning such as makerspaces tools and use of Smithsonian content.

The week was filled with case studies in small groups, design challenges, creating shareable digital content, rotating team makerspace exercises and group project presentation. Instructors were from the Office of American Spaces, Information Resource Officers (IROs), International Information Program (IIP) and Smithsonian Institute.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Upcoming Event: Human Library (Session 5) on 30 June 2016

The Libraries, in cooperation with Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), is holding its fifth session of the Human Library on 30 June 2016 (Thursday), 1:00pm to 4:00pm at The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall.  

The Human Library is a concept that originally started in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is composed of human books that a "reader" can interact with. Human books are people who are subjected to stereotyping and prejudices. They have volunteered to be public representatives of their respective groups so they could share with others their personal stories to break down stereotypes and prejudices. As part of the Libraries' aim to cultivate an image of sensible and sensitive community of Lasallians towards social issues, this activity is an alternative way of learning, which may promote dialogue, reduce prejudice and encourage understanding of people from different walks of life. 

The first ever human library event in the Philippines was successfully held here at the DLSU on 14 August 2014. More about these sessions can be reaHERE. 

Interested participants are requested to kindly fill out this Online Registration Form toregister. Registration ends at 5:00PM on Monday, 27 June 2016.

Kira Tells Stories About Vegetables in Natipuan Elementary School

As part of the DLSU No Impact Experiment, the Libraries and the American Corner-Manila joined the LEAP class of Dr. Carla Pacis to teach the school children basic vegetable gardening and to tell stories about eating green leafy vegetables. This outreach activity was held at the Natipuan Elementary School, Natipuan, Batangas on 14 June 2016. 

One hundred (100) children in grades K-2 listened to storytelling sessions conducted by Candy May Schijf, STC Library Coordinator. A total of 180 children in grades 3-6 participated in the vegetable planting workshop. Lanie Espiritu from Home Gardening was invited to give a lecture and demonstration on vegetable gardening. 

This activity was also attended by seven student volunteers from DLSU Manila as alternative learning class.