Friday, November 18, 2016

Upcoming Event: Human Library (Session 6)

The Libraries, is holding its sixth session of the Human Library on 08 December 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 read HERE. 

Interested participants are requested to kindly fill out this Online Registration Form to register. Registration ends at 5:00PM on Friday, 02 December 2016.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

LORA, the Librarian Gives a Lecture on Media and Information Literacy


As DLSU Libraries continues to promote media and information literacy (MIL), a free half-day lecture was conducted to 15 teacher-librarians affiliated with the Department of Education Division of Imus City held at the Ortigas Room, The Learning Commons, 13th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall on 10 November 2016, 9:00AM to 11:30AM.

Louie Zabala (Readers' Services Librarian), Joseph Yap (Instructional Media Services Coordinator), and Donna Lyn Labangon (Special Collections Librarian) as resource persons provided an overview and introduction of the basics of media and information literacy. They discussed the MIL modules based from UNESCO's initiative, young people as consumers of media, how to interpret media, integration of media culture and technology, and cooperation and sharing of ideas. 

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 primary and secondary schools, community libraries, etc. in sourcing for free library resources.

Lectures may be downloaded here.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Libraries Conducts Workshop on Online Surveys and Excel Tricks

The Libraries conducted reskilling and upskilling workshops for faculty and graduate students held on 12 November 2016 at Phinma E-Classroom, Room 303, Miguel Building. Ms. Janice Peňaflor, Collection Development Librarian of DLSU Libraries conducted two workshops on (1) Surveys 101: tips on improving your online surveys and, (2) Excel tricks for managing and analyzing data. A total of thirteen participants attended the said workshops. 

Ms. Peňaflor discussed the step-by-step processes in creating online survey forms, including how to apply aesthetics to personalize the online forms. She tackled the different types of survey questions from questions that require short answers to questions that are answerable through multiple choice grid, and how to create them in Google Forms. 

Also, Ms. Peňaflor systematically presented the different features of MS Excel that would help the participants manage and analyze their data.  She further taught them how to use different formula, like the measures of central tendencies and extracting percentages. Because the participants were so interested to learn new Excel tricks, the workshop went beyond the two-hour schedule. All participants expressed their thanks and appreciation for this Libraries’ new offering.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Trial Access to EIKON

The trial access to EIKON is now available until 30 November 2016.  

EIKON is a financial analysis tool which provides easy access to trusted news, data and analytics all filtered by relevance to the users' exact needs and displayed in a highly visual way that is easy to grasp and act on. It provides the broadest and deepest data sets across asset classes, sectors and geography.

Access to EIKON is limited to on-campus network only. Please visit the Information Reference at the 7th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, to access the tool.
  
Once EIKON 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.

Trial Access to EBSCO's One Belt One Road Reference Source

The trial access to EBSCO’s One Belt, One Road Reference Source is now available until 31 December 2016.  

​EBSCO’s One Belt, One Road Reference Source is a collection of full text journals and publications to support the understanding and study of the One Belt One Road mega region, including parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. It provides access to scholarly journals, newspapers and newswires, conference proceedings and hard to find publications covering essential information for studying the people, culture and economies of the 65 countries in the region.

Please visit the Libraries’ homepage to access the database on and off campus via your Internet browser.

Once EBSCO’s One Belt, One Road Reference Source 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.

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.
Mechanics
  • 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.