24 April 2013

DLSU Libraries staff goes to Bataan

This year's Annual Planning Workshop and Team-building of the DLSU Libraries was held last April 19 and 20, 2013 at the White Corals Beach Resort in Morong, Bataan. 

Organized and headed by the newly hired librarians, namely, R. Del Mundo, P. Molina and L. Narvaez, the group composed of 82 personnel gathered in front of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall and started the 3-hour ride going to the venue leaving at exactly 7:30 o’clock in the morning.

While on the bus, the organizers facilitated fun games, namely: Bring Me, Name that Tune, and Charades. The group were divided into 3 teams (Green, White, and Yellow) and everyone actively participated. After hours of fun games, the group sang along with the bus’ on-board videoke until the destination was reached.

Upon arriving, welcome drinks were served together with the breakfast meal. The group checked-in to their respective rooms and after a few minutes of rest, the team-building activities began. A set of games to test and enhance trust, camaraderie, and cooperation, resourcefulness and creativity were facilitated. For the first part of the activity, which is a series or relays, the White Team ranked first, The Green Team second, and The Yellow Team third.

After dinner, the team-building activity continued. Competition between groups became fierce due to high scores at stake, which will determine who will be on the 1st place.  The Yellow Team almost got the 1st place, however, the White Team managed to win the last game – a hula-hoop relay – that made them the overall winner.  The Yellow Team came next followed by The Green Team on the last place.

The night’s activity was even made more festive by the dance and song numbers from The Learning Commons Group, particularly, the TLC Dance Crew and No Direction.

The next day, most of the participants enjoyed the scene of the sun rising by the sea, some strolled around, while some chose to swim by the beach, some on fresh water swimming pools, and some on both.

During the bus ride on the way home, everyone seems to be tired.  No more activities and sing-alongs were done, instead 2 movies were played using the on-board entertainment system. The participants left the resort at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon and arrived back at DLSU at 5:00 o’clock P.M. bringing home with them another memory of joyful experience with colleagues that will surely bring about closeness, camaraderie, and teamwork that can lead to synergy for the betterment of DLSU Libraries.

19 April 2013

Yolanda Francisco Odsinada: a tribute

After thirty-five (35) years of intelligent and devoted service, Miss Yolanda Odsinada has retired from the De La Salle University Learning Commons effective 3rd Term, AY 2012-2013.

A graduate of University of the East, Yolly, as she is fondly called by friends and colleagues, started her work with The Learning Commons (then called the University Library) on August of 1972 as an Assistant Librarian at the Circulation Section.  In 1981 to 1989 she was appointed as the Periodicals Section Librarian where she worked on improving the services and organization of collection of the said section.  She is responsible for increasing the visibility of the section both outside and in-campus.  During her term she was also able to accomplish the DLSU Periodical Holdings List.

11 April 2013

Dr. Barbara Tillett trains the Filipino RDA trainers

Dr. Barbara B. Tillett
delivers her lecture
Academic librarians are getting ready for the implementation of the Resource Description and Access (RDA) in the Philippines by attending training workshops to equip them with basic knowledge and skills in organizing Filipiniana resources based on the new cataloging rules and principles. A total of 54 librarians, catalogers, and teachers of Cataloging courses attended a three-day "train-the-trainers" workshop on RDA held at the European Documentation Centre Multipurpose Room, The Learning Commons on 3-5 April 2013. The trainer's training was organized by the Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians (PAARL) in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS), the National Library of the Philippines, and the National Committee on Resource Description and Access (NCRDA) and its goal is to give a basic program for trainers of RDA, including presentations, quizzes, examples, and exercises. 

03 April 2013

The Learning Commons prepares for 3rd term AY 2012-2013 finals

In anticipation to the research needs of the students for their forthcoming final examinations, The Learning Commons and the Br. Benedict Learning Resource Center (BBLRC) will have extended service hours on the following dates:

Service Hours
The Learning Commons
April 01-05, 8-12, 15-18
7:00AM to 9:00PM
8:00AM to 9:00PM
April 06 and 13 (Saturdays)
7:30AM to 8:30PM
8:00AM to 8:30PM

In light of this and the housekeeping activities that have to be performed in preparation for the opening of the new academic term, The Learning Commons and its satellite libraries will also be closed for visiting users from April 1 to April 28, 2013. Accommodation will resume on April 29, 2013.

02 April 2013

Wiley Online Library Contest

Wiley–Blackwell once again invites the Academic Community to join in the fun of “SPRING into Wiley Online Library” online quiz and start discovering the multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities on Wiley Online Library. 

This online quiz consists of 8 questions and will take you no more than 20 minutes to complete. Entries with all questions answered correctly will enter the lucky draw.

  • 1st Prize | iPad Mini (5 prizes)
  • 2nd Prize | iPod Nano (5 prizes)
  • 3rd Prize | iPod Shuffle (10 prizes)
  • Consolation Prize | Wireless Mouse (10 prizes)

To join the contest, please go to http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/go/SPRING2013.  

The contest is open to all users in Asia-Pacific Region and will run until 26 May 2013.

Terms and conditions apply.