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Introducing the League of Information Assistants (LIA)

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In November 2013, the DLSU Libraries launched the League of Information Assistants (LIA), virtual subject librarians of different satellite libraries or sections of the Learning Commons. Library patrons may connect with LIA  for real time online help for discipline - and course-specific research assistance during library opening hours. Through chat reference facility, LIA answers ready-reference and research questions and provides online bibliographic and technology instruction. As such, LIA will not answer questions related to: (a) computer configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting; (b) provision of investment, legal, or medical advice; (c) tutoring or homework help; and, (d) job interview preparation.

Trial access to Business Monitor International (BMI) [expired]

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The trial access to Business Monitor International (BMI) is now available until 31 December 2013. Business Monitor International (BMI) is a leading source of market intelligence encompassing Country Risk, Financial Markets and Industry Research. It combines cutting-edge fundamental views formulated through in-depth assessment of country risk, with innovative technical analysis to forecast movements and set specific price targets for market instruments across asset classes. 
To access the database in and off campus, please visit the Library's homepage at http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/library/.
When you have tried Business Monitor International (BMI), please click and accomplish this Online Feedback Form (indicate BMI in the 'Name of online article/journal/ebook database and/or tool' field).
Your feedback/recommendations/comments will truly be helpful in deciding whether or not the Libraries shall subscribe to this database. Thank you.

IamInfoSMART Poster-Making Contest winners

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One of the activities conducted in the Libraries’ “IamInfoSMART” campaign last November was the on-the-spot poster-making contest using the theme of “Making Every LaSallian Information Literate”, held on 28 November, 2013 at the 6th floor lobby of the The Learning Commons, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall. Said contest aims not only to increase students’ awareness on the importance of information literacy as a vital component of lifelong learning, also it seek to consolidate and showcase students’ understanding of information literacy through creative arts. 
There were seven students who participated in the on-the-spot poster-making contest, namely Ms. Suzana Chimelle Resar (COE); Ms. Dejeannie Tieng (COE); Shera Marie Pausang (COS); Mr. Abdul Jhariel Osman (CED); Mr. Basil Andres (CLA); Ms. Regina Riyal Rafael (CED); and Ms. Marnel Rae Castillo (COS). 
The board of judges consisted of the Libraries’ Ms. Christine Abrigo, Assistant Director for Operations, Mr. Perseus Rex Molina, Assistant Director f…

The IamInfoSMART forum: Ms. Ramos demystifies information literacy

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As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign of “Making Every Lasallian Information Literate”, The Libraries conducted a forum entitled “Demystifying Information Literacy” last 26 November 2013 at the 6th floor lobby of The Learning Commons, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.  
The resource speaker was no less than Ms. Marian R. Eclevia, Coordinator for Readers’ Services of the DLSU Libraries, who has more than a decade of experience in the field of reference and information service. She has earned her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Library and Information Science from the University of the Philippines.
Ms. Eclevia began her lecture by defining information literacy and its importance and relation to lifelong learning. She then discussed the information literacy cycle, which is a series of steps involving (1) defining questions; (2) identifying sources; (3) searching information; (4) locating information sources; (5) evaluating information; and (6) using and sharing information. After delving into each step,…

The STC Libraries successfully ran TakBook: the book drive for victims of calamities

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TakBook– One Million and Counting…: Book Drive for Victims of Calamities, a 3K charity­ run was hosted by DLSU Science and Technology Complex (DLSU­-STC) Libraries in partnership with the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. – Southern Tagalog Regional Council (PLAI­-STRLC) and Association of Librarians in Laguna Province, Inc. (ALLPI). This activity was held at DLSU-­STC in line with the celebration of the National Book Month and the Library and Information Science Month on November. The activity was held simultaneously in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon on 17 November 2013. For the province of Laguna, the assembly point and book drop registration was done at East Canopy Lobby, Milagros Del Rosario Bldg., DLSU­-STC Leandro V. Locsin Campus, Biñan City. 
This project aims to raise one million books to help those libraries damaged by calamities in the Southern Tagalog Region, Zamboanga, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and other regions. The project was coordinated to …

IamInfoSMART: "Let's Turnitin"!

As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign of “making every Lasallian information literate”, The Libraries invites faculty and students to one-on-one Turnitin tutorials anytime between 8:00am to 5:00pm from 25 November (Monday) to 28 November (Thursday) 2013 in the IamInfoSMART Exhibit Fair at the 6th floor lobby, The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall. 
Students with ready-made academic papers are also encouraged to join the “Let’s Turnitin” Contest. The mechanics of the contest are as follows: Students who wish to join should have an existing Turnitin account and a ready-made paper for submission.All papers must be submitted to Turnitin class “Let’s Turnitin” on 27-28 November 2013. (Class ID: 7309229 / Enrollment password: iaminfosmart)Uploaded paper will be electronically checked based on originality.Students must view the originality report to check whether they got a “Green”, “Blue”, or “Red” square.Students who got “Green” or “Blue” originality report will get a prize.Winners will be …

Fines no More: Zero payment for overdue books

The DLSU Libraries will be offering a Book Amnesty Program dubbed as Fines No More: Zero Payment for Overdue Books. The program covers library patrons who still have with them unreturned books borrowed or loaned  in or prior to AY2010-2011 and will run from November 25 to December 31, 2013.

During this period, fines will be waived for all unreturned books thus clearing the patron of his/her library accountability.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni with unreturned books borrowed in or prior to AY 2010-2011 are advised to take advantage of this opportunity to avail of the waived overdue fines. 

The guidelines of the amnesty program are below:


For inquiries please contact The Libraries at loc. 620 or send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph. You may also send us your queries through the Libraries' Facebook and Twitter pages. Thank you.

IamInfoSMART Amazing Race

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As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign of “Making Every Lasallian Information Literate”, the Libraries will hold the IamInfoSMART Amazing Race on 29 November 2013 (Friday), 9:00am with the start line at the 6th floor lobby of The Learning Commons, 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 following are the mechanics of the race:



This contest has limited slots only. REGISTER NOW!

For inquiries please contact The Libraries at loc. 620 or send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph .

Thank you.

IamInfoSMART: Demystifying information literacy

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As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign of “Making Every Lasallian Information Literate”, The Libraries will conduct a talk and forum entitled “Demystifying Information Literacy” on 26 November 2013 (Tuesday), 9:00am to 10:30am at the 6th floor lobby of The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall.  

The resource speaker is Ms. Marian R. Eclevia, Coordinator for Readers’ Services of the DLSU Libraries, who has more than a decade of experience in the field of reference and information service. She has earned her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Library and Information Science from the University of the Philippines.

This activity aims to increase participants’ understanding to information literacy as a vital component of lifelong learning, to measure their information literacy skills, and to promote library services and programs. Interested participants are requested to pre-register online not later than 22 November 2013 (Friday) using this Electronic Form.

For inquiries, please contact The Librar…

Exhibit on Sustainable Interventions and Technical Assistance Toward "Greenifying" Philippine Industries

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The University Community is invited to attend the opening of the exhibit on Sustainable Interventions and Technical Assistance Toward "Greenifying" Philippine Industries of the

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)


scheduled on
20 November 2013 (Wednesday), 9:00am at the

6F, The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall Various project initiatives of the UNIDO will also be presented at the 12F of The Learning Commons after the opening ceremony.

The UNIDO Exhibit will run from 20-21 November 2013 (Wednesday-Thursday).

For inquiries, please contact The Libraries at local 620 or send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph

IamInfoSMART Poster-Making Contest

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As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign of “making every Lasallian information literate”, the Libraries will conduct an on-the-spot poster-making contest on 28 November 2013, 9:00 am at the 6th floor lobby of The Learning Commons, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall. This activity aims to increase students’ awareness on the importance of information literacy as a vital component of lifelong learning, and at the same time it seeks to consolidate and showcase students’ understanding of information literacy through the creative arts.
The following are the mechanics of the contest:
This contest is open to all members of the academic community, including faculty, staff and students (both undergraduate and graduate) of De La Salle University. All interested applicants must pre-register on or before 27 November through this online form. Contestants are requested to be at the 6th Floor of The Learning Commons before 9:00 AM of 28 November. A short poster presentation will be given by a librarian to the contestants …

Upcoming: IamInfoSMART - Making every Lasallian information literate

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In celebration of the Library and Information Services (LIS) month this November, the Libraries will be running an information literacy (IL) campaign entitled IamInfoSMART with the theme, “Making every Lasallian information literate”, on 25-29 November 2013. 
SMART refers to the ability to: Seek for the right information; Manage retrieved information effectively; Assess information critically; Refer information sources correctly; and Treat and apply information ethically.
IamInfoSMART is a week-long fair of exhibitions, learning sessions and interactive games, which aims at honing students to become information literate by equipping them with the necessary IL skills and raising their awareness on the importance of IL in their pursuit for academic and research excellence.
The line-up of activities during the IL Campaign includes the following: Information Literacy Exhibit Quiz (November 25-29)Tweet and Win (November 25-29)Scavenger hunts (November 25-29)Demystifying Information Literacy - …

TakBook – One Million and Counting…: Book drive for victims of calamities

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UPDATE: Because of projected inclement weather, the Takbook fun run is rescheduled to 17 November 2013 (originally 10 November).

The DLSU Science and Technology Complex (DLSU-STC) Libraries, in partnership with the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. – Southern Tagalog Regional Council (PLAI-STRLC), would like to invite the community to take part in “TakBook – One Million and Counting…: Book Drive for Victims of Calamities”, a fun-run with a cause in line with the celebration of the National Book Month and the Library and Information Science Month this November 2013.
TakBookaims to donate books and other instructional materials to libraries badly affected by calamities in the Southern Tagalog Region, Zamboanga, Cebu, and Bohol. It will be held simultaneously in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon on 17 November 2013, Sunday at 06:00am. The DLSU-STC Libraries is the host institution for the province of Laguna.
Registration fee is in the form of book donations.…

Library clearance for 2nd term AY 2013-2014

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The Libraries would like to remind all undergraduate and graduate students that the deadline for settlement of clearances for Term 2 of AY 2013-14 is on 11 November 2013 (Monday).
Please login to your MyLasalle account at (https://my.dlsu.edu.ph/) to check for any accountability. Visit any of the Libraries – The Learning Commons, AGH-Law, and BBLRC at the Manila campus and the satellite libraries at MEC, OEC, and STC – if you have unsettled fines or service fees.
For questions and inquiries, please contact local 620 or send an email to library[at]dlsu.edu.ph.Thank you.

Wiley Online Library’s Research Discovery Quiz 2013

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Wiley–Blackwell invites the academic community to embark on the Research Discovery Quiz and start connecting research in the global digital environment.
The online quiz is aimed at easing users from their research and studies by familiarizing them with the contents, features, and functionalities of Wiley Online Library.It consists of eight (8) questions and will take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Entries with all questions answered correctly will enter the lucky draw.
PRIZES First                  :           Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (3 prizes) Second              :           Cool Portable Hard Drive (10 prizes) Third                 :           Intelligent Wireless Mouse (25 prizes)
To join the contest, please go tohttp://wileyonlinelibrary.com/go/RDQ13.  
The contest is open to all users in Asia-Pacific Region and will run until15 December 2013.

Terms and conditions apply.Thank you.

Abrigo and Yap receive Pillar of Excellence Awards

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As the university celebrates the National Teachers' Month and the World Teachers' Day, Lasallian educators were honored last October 1, 2013 at this year's Annual Pillar of Lasallian Excellence Awards held at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium.

Dr. Alfredo Robles of the College of Liberal Arts is this year's Metrobank Outstanding Teacher Awardee. He delivered the keynote speech, ushering in the awards proper. 

Twenty-two (22) Pillar Achievers received their faculty medals during the awarding ceremony. Pillar Achievers are permanent faculty members who have been promoted in rank as Academic Service Faculty (ASF) II, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor, respectively. Two out of four ASF II awardees are our very own from the Libraries: Ms. Christine M. Abrigo, Assistant Director for Operations, and Mr. Joseph M. Yap, Associate Information-Reference Librarian.

The Justice Teodoro R. Padilla Collection Formal Turnover

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On September 12, 2013, another distinguished collection was formally turned over to the De La Salle University Libraries. The Justice Teodoro R. Padilla Collection, consisting mostly of notable out-of-print law books, most of which were perhaps used during Justice Padilla's days as a law student in UP and Harvard University. Some noteworthy titles were The Rule of Law, Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Rules of Court in the Philippines and the Nuremberg Trials. The collection distinctly speaks well of Justice Padilla's life as a Justice as most of the materials were used as sources in some of the significant cases that he handled. His collection also includes memorabilia which, as a whole, deserves a spot at the Libraries' Special Collections floor.

In a short program, Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido, Director of Libraries, expressed her sincerest thanks to the Padilla family for entrusting the donation to the Libraries. Mr. Rafael Joseph C. del Mundo, Coordinator for Technical Ser…

Gawad Lasalyano 2013

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Last August 30, 2013, the De La Salle University Office of the Dean of Student Affairs (DSA) held the Gawad Lasalyano 2013 at the Teresa G. Yuchengo Museum. Now in its second year, the Gawad Lasalyano aims to give recognition to outstanding individuals who uphold excellence in the field of leadership and community engagement.
The DLSU Libraries is very honoured to have several of its personnel to receive the Gawad Br. Cecilio Hojilla FSC. The said award is specifically given to outstanding Lasallian mission partners who voluntarily serve as formator by sharing their time, talent and treasure to support and contribute in the propagation of the Lasallian values.

DLSU librarians join the 79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013

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Three DLSU librarians joined the 79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 held in Singapore last August 2013. They are Marian R. Eclevia and Laurence G. Narvaez who presented papers in a satellite meeting and Joanna O. Siapno who participated in the main conference.

“The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users.” (http://www.ifla.org/about) The World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) is organized by IFLA annually in different parts of the world to showcase and discuss the current trends and advancements in the library profession and to give opportunities to the participants for career advancement and to broaden their network. The IFLA WLIC is the international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector.

Green Spine Book Fair 2013

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The Green Spine Book Fair, now on its second year, is an activity organized by De La Salle University Libraries and is envisioned as an annual major event to be held every August. This year’s Book Fair activity with the theme “The Libraries = S.P.A.C.E (Shaping Possibilities for Access, Collaboration, and Education)” is quite special since the main university library, now called The Learning Commons, is celebrating this year's Green Spine in its new home at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

The Book Fair primarily aims to promote the culture of reading for better education and self-empowerment by bringing the books closer to the academic community. The Green Spine 2013 also endeavors to support the Turn 1 into a Million book drive project of the Libraries.

During the 3-day event, apart from great finds of books and other library materials, the Green Spine 2013 also highlighted activities to further promote the Libraries such as: Like Us and Win - passers-by/DLSU Library users/visitors were in…

Get to Know Justina P. Garcia

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The DLSU Libraries would like to introduce one of its newest librarian, Ms. Justina P. Garcia. She is currently assigned as the Coordinator of the STC Libraries and at the same time handles the Integrated School Library located at the DLSU-STC Campus in Biñan, Laguna.
Tina graduated from University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies in Diliman. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science in 2004 and her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science in 2009. 

Yap speaks at the 7th Philippine Book, Information Science and Technology (Phil-BIST) Conference and Fair

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TheDavaoColleges and Universities Network (DACUN)celebrated its 10thYear Anniversary last August 13-15, 2013at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) Gymnasium and Cultural Center, Bo. Obrero, Davao City. DACUN spearheaded the7th Philippine Book, Information Science and Technology (Phil-BIST) Conference and Fairwith the theme “The Mindanao Summit on Excellence, Service, and Professionalism (ESP) in Philippine Librarianship: National Agenda and Global Realities after RA 9246 and Beyond.”
Mr.Joseph M. Yap, Associate Librarian, Information-Reference, DLSU Libraries and President, Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP) gave a presentation on Strategic Planning: Renewing / Reviewing the Association’s Vision. This session is sponsored by DACUN Library Committee under the sub-theme The Library and Information Science Professional : Excellence, Service, and Professionalism (ESP) for National Agenda and Global Realities.
Through this conference, the ASLP, with the…

German Photo Book Award exhibit opens at the Learning Commons

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The Goethe-Institut Philippinen opened the exhibition of the German Photo Book Award 2013 with an art talk and ribbon cutting last August 7, 2013 at The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University.
The opening ceremony featured a lecture on New Philippine Photography which was presented by Mr. Estan Cabigas, a professional photographer and a well-known travel blogger. Also, Dr. Petra Raymond and Ms. Alicia Paraiso of the Goethe-Institut shared the stage to provide the audience some interesting facts regarding the exhibit. On the other hand, the ribbon cutting ceremony was lead by Mr. Edwin P. Santiago, Vice President for Administration of DLSU and Dr. Petra Raymond, Director of Goethe-Institut.
The German Photo Book Award is being given annually by the Association of Publishers and Booksellers in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. The Award is divided in three categories, namely: photo/illustrated books, photo-textbooks and photo history/photo theory.
Among the criteria being u…