Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Green Spine Forum on Sustainable Practices and Solutions for Libraries

As part of The Green Spine 2017, The Libraries invites librarians, information professionals, library staff, LIS faculty and graduate students, and researchers to participate in the forum entitled ​Going Green: Sustainable Practices and Solutions for Your Libraries to be held on 29 March 2017, Wednesday, 1:30PM- 03:30PM at the ​European Documentation Center, The Learning Commons, 13th Floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido, Director of Libraries, will be the resource person.

This forum aims to provide insights on the concepts of green libraries as part of sustainability strategies and to share best practices that libraries are currently doing to drive sustainability. 

Online registration is required due to limited number of slots (maximum of 50). Interested participants are requested to kindly fill out this online registration form. Registration ends at 5:00 PM on 24 March 2017.

Do It Yourself: Practical Book Conservation Techniques

As part of the Green Spine 2017, The Libraries will be conducting a free training workshop entitled "Do It Yourself: Practical Book Conservation Techniques" on 29 March 2017, Wednesday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM,​ Multipurpose Room, The Learning Commons, 12th floor, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall. The training-workshop aims to instill the value of book/paper conservation as one the sustainable solutions in maintaining library collection and to teach basic book/paper  conservation techniques.

Karen Cecille V. Natividad, an Associate Librarian at the De La Salle University Libraries will be resource speaker. She specializes in archival studies and administration and is on her way to completing her graduate degree in Library and Information Science from the University of the Philippines. She once served as a member of the National Committee on Archives of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Online registration is required due to limited number of slots (maximum of 50). Interested participants are requested to kindly fill out this online registration form. Registration ends at 5:00 PM on 24 March 2017.

For inquiries, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph, or call local 620.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Green Spine 2017 is going green.

The Libraries cordially invites the academic community to The Green Spine 2017 : a Book Fair with the theme "Going Green: Sustainable Practices and Solutions for Libraries" to be held on 28-30 March 2017 at the Corazon C. Aquino Democratic Space, Henry Sy Sr. Hall Grounds.

The Green Spine primarily aims to promote the culture of reading for better education and self-empowerment by bringing the books closer to the academic community. It also endeavors to support the Turn One into a Million book drive project of the Libraries.

All faculty members, students and staff are most welcome to visit the exhibitors’ booths and select books for their academic learning and pleasure reading. Interesting workshops, lectures, games and other events are in store during the 3-day fair. No registration fees required. Kindly visit the Libraries’ Facebook page for upcoming details.

See you at the book fair!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Call for Papers: IamInfoSMART Symposium 2017

Now is the time to start preparing your paper for the IamInfoSMART Symposium 2017!

We are pleased to invite you to submit a full paper presenting your fresh and unconventional information literacy strategies and approaches done by libraries and information centers all throughout the country. The IamInfoSMART Symposium will take place on 10 November 2017 (Friday) at The Learning Commons, 12/F, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

To be as inclusive as possible and with “Upscaling: Information Literacy in Transformation” as our theme, we are interested in hearing a wide array of stories on information literacy in your community, school libraries, academic libraries and in your workplace. The call for papers is open to all librarians, LIS faculty and graduate students, researchers, and media and information specialists from schools, colleges and universities, public and special libraries in the country.


Gladly, we welcome submissions discussing topics as enumerated, but not limited to:

Everyday-Life Information Seeking
  • Daily information usage and consumption
  • Social media and information literacy
  • Local and national policies affecting daily information use and access
  • Libraries and citizen information seeking
  • IL and citizenship
  • IL and social capital
  • IL and digital governance
Children and Young Adult Information Literacy
  • IL models for School Libraries and Media Centers (SLMCs)
  • IL practices and strategies in SLMCs
  • Libraries’ teaching function and Philippine Basic Education
Information Literacy Initiatives in Academic Libraries
  • Innovative IL practices in academic libraries
  • Information literacy instruction in academic libraries
  • Information literacy assessment
  • Faculty-librarian collaboration in IL
  • IL and research literacy
Workplace Information Literacy
  • Corporate IL initiatives
  • Information use and policies in the workplace
  • IL in the workplace
  • IL and organization competitiveness
  • IL and career readiness
  • IL and job placement
  • IL and employability
  • IL and a productive and creative workforce


We strongly encourage you to observe the following instructions before submitting your papers:
  • The manuscript must be written in English and submitted as a Word document with a maximum 8 pages, not to exceed 4000 words including figures, tables and references.
  • Paper Title: 14 pt (Bold Upper and Lower Case)
  • Author: 11pt pt (Bold Upper and Lower Case)
  • Affiliations, Abstract, and Keywords font: 10pt
  • Text font, section title, and reference text: 11 pt (Arial)
  • All paragraphs and body text justified and single spaced.
  • Bold any section/paragraph headers, left align
  • One line separating paragraphs or sections. Do not indent.
  • Set page size: letter-size 8.5”x11”
  • The figures, tables and graphs must be included inside the text.
  • Figure, table and graph captions are set in 10pt.
  • Use APA Style - http://bit.ly/APAguide
Symposium papers should be prepared using the templates attached and must be submitted with the subject “[PAPER SUBMISSION] InfoSMART Symposium 2017” through library@dlsu.edu.ph  on or before 15 July 2017. Contributions will be double-blind peer-reviewed. At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the symposium. Please note that all expenses, including travel, accommodation, etc. are the responsibility of the authors. A modest amount will be given as a token of appreciation to authors of accepted papers.


Please calendar the following deadlines:

Submission of full papers: 15 July 2017
Notification of acceptance: 30 July 2017
Final submission due: 30 August 2017
Submission of Powerpoint presentations: 15 October 2017
Presentation of accepted papers: 10 November 2017

For inquiries, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph, or contact us at (02)524.4611 local 620. We want to see you be a part of this annual symposium.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Scheduled Maintenance: Taylor & Francis Online

Taylor & Francis Online will be temporarily inaccessible on Thursday, 26 January 2017, 7:00AM to 11:00AM (local time) for its scheduled maintenance to be performed on their ​internal network hardware.

Taylor & Francis publishes quality peer-reviewed journals under the Routledge and Taylor & Francis imprints. DLSU's subscription to the Social Sciences and Humanities Library collection is searchable via the content platform Taylor & Francis Online​.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Trial Access to Emerald Insight

The trial access to Emerald Insight is now available until 31​ March 2017.   
Emerald Publishing is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. Founded in 1967, Emerald today manages a range of digital products, a portfolio of nearly 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 450 teaching cases.

Please visit the Libraries Trial Databases page to access the database on and off campus via your Internet browser.

Once Emerald has been tried, kindly click and accomplish this Online Feedback Form. Your  feedback/recommendations/comments will greatly help in evaluating whether or not to officially subscribe to this database.

The Human Library returns in March!

The Libraries is holding session 8 of the Human Library on 17 March 2017, 1:00pm to 5:00pm 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 read HERE. 

This session will cover human books on the following subjects:​  persons from big family, single parents, abused woman, priest, and Muslim teenager. ​

Interested participants are requested to kindly fill out this Online Registration Form to register. Registration ends at 5:00PM on Friday, 10 March 2017.