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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 BiƱan, 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…

CO.NX Webchat : Islam in America

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The American Corner Manila joined a live video webchat last July 24, 2013 from CO.NX, a digital diplomacy team with the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) at the U.S. Department of State.
The central theme for the session is about, “Islam in America” with Imam Khalid Latif, University Chaplain, New York University (NYU). He is the first Muslim appointed chaplain at NYU and is deeply committed to interfaith dialogue and an exemplary Muslim in a modern, multicultural world.
Students participating in the live webchat eagerly asked about the extent on which they can practice their religion in the US. Questions relating to the various ways of celebrating the Ramadan were also asked.
The conversation can also be followed on Twitter through hashtag #Ramadan and @KLatif.

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