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American Corners’ Annual Conference 2013

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Once again the American Corners’ network in the Philippines gathered for their three-day annual conference that was held in Manila last June 19-21, 2013 at the following venues:  the recently renovated Thomas Jefferson Information Center of the U.S Embassy Manila; the De La Salle University’s newly-built eco-friendly Learning Commons; and, the seaside Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Manila, respectively.
This year’s theme was “American Corner Standards: Keeping abreast with technological advances”. The conference served as a venue to enhance the participants’ knowledge and skills as well as to gain updates, outlooks and recent developments in the global network of American Corners. The highlights of the last academic years’ best practices of the ACs were also presented. The American Corner Manila Director, Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido and the Associate American Corner Librarian, Ms. Donna Lyn G. Labangon were the participants of this conference.
On the first day, the delegates were we…

Get to know Candy May Schijf

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Candy May Nabaunag-Schijf is one of the newest additions to the DLSU Library’s pool of librarians. She is currently the Preschool Librarian assigned at the Science and Technology Complex Integrated School in Biñan, Laguna. Candy graduated from Saint Louis University (SLU) and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, Major in Library Science (2002).
Contrary to the “serious” stereotype that often dogs most librarians, Candy is quite a comedian when she is surrounded by family and close friends. She always has a few tricks up her sleeves and says the funniest things that make her more endearing to the people who know her well. But beyond the wisecracks is a strong, loving, and loyal person who never ceases to amaze people. Small though she may be, Candy is never daunted by heights or new experiences. She loves travel adventures, which often include climbing mountains, exploring caves, and bathing in waterfalls. “Adventure is out there!” is her favorite line. And she really mea…

Remigio E. Agpalo’s Collection: formal turnover ceremony and exhibition

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Dr. Remigio E. Agpalo’s invaluable collection has now found its perpetual home at the DLSU Library. The turnover ceremony was held last June 10, 2013, in time for his birth anniversary, at the 13th floor of Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.  The occasion was well-attended by immediate family, relatives, friends and colleagues of Dr. Agpalo.
In the short program, Ms. Christine Abrigo, Assistant Director for Operations, thanked the family of Dr. Agpalo for making the donation. Ms. Marita Valerio, one of the librarians who catalogued his books, provided a background on the composition of the collection. Afterwards, Ms. Christine Helen Perez-Eustaquio, the daughter of Dr. Agpalo, delivered the Remarks of Circumstance and shared some stories she has about her father. She also expressed her thanks because his father’s precious collection will be preserved at the DLSU Library. A former colleague of Dr. Agpalo and Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Julio Teehankee, also gave a message during the event. D…

Online reservation of discussion rooms

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The Learning Commons, in its objective to be the University's center for dynamic and collaborative learning and research, has 48 discussion rooms available for the use of the Academic Community in support for social and active learning strategies. A typical discussion room is furnished with a whiteboard and several electrical and network outlets for mobile computing devices. 
To provide a convenient automated system for advanced requests for the rooms, an online booking facility is now made available to all bona fide students, faculty and staff of the University. Online reservation of the rooms will be accommodated starting 10 June 2013.
Please follow these five simple steps to book for a discussion room:
1.   Visit http://libcal.dlsu.edu.ph and look for the "Room Bookings" box found on the right side of the page listing down designated floors where bookable discussion rooms are located. 2.   Click the desired floor area to get to the page where you can view availability of …

Trial access to Gale NewsVault [expired]

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The Library is pleased to announce to the Academic Community that trial access to all available databases of Gale NewsVault is now available until 30 June 2013.
With Gale NewsVault, the students, researchers, and faculty of all levels can simultaneously search or browse across multiple historical national and regional newspaper and periodical archive collections owned by their institution. The articles you can search are displayed as digitized page images just as they originally appeared in print. All articles allow full-text searching. You can also read the newspapers and magazines cover-to-cover in full screen, or--using an advanced image viewer--save, print, highlight, bookmark, grab, pan, zoom, and crop content and images.
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 Gale NewsVault, please accomplish the Online Feedback Form via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sbbk3BEylkGfVbaxnjbk…

Trial access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online [expired]

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The Library is pleased to announce to the Academic Community that trial access to all modules of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is now available until30 June 2013.
NCCO is the most ambitious scholarly digitization and publication program ever undertaken. It is invaluable to research and teaching in one of the most studied historical periods. Rare primary sources, curated by an international team of experts, provide never-before-possible access to important works sourced from leading libraries worldwide. Users will find millions of full-text, fully searchable pages that enhance historical scholarship and provide an intriguing window into a bygone era.
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 NCCO, please accomplish the Online Feedback Form via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sbbk3BEylkGfVbaxnjbkl2KfGaDtqRgNME2P1V7zKmU/viewform
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