Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LiBro’s A Giving Living and American Corner’s Thanksgiving Outreach Activity

The DLSU Libraries and the American Corner Manila, in cooperation with Philippine Normal University Library and Information Science Alumni Association (PNULISAA), organized an outreach activity for the pupils of Ricafort Elementary School (RES) in Brgy. Tungkong Mangga, Sitio Ricafort, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan last December 5, 2014. Said school, according to the principal, Mr. Christopher B. Albino, mainly thrives on “bayanihan” (cooperative endeavour) of the parents, teachers and the students.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Eclevia, Maestro speak at the PLAI National Congress 2014

Information-Reference librarians Marian S. Ramos-Eclevia and Roselle S. Maestro joined the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) National Congress 2014 held last 26-28 November 2014 at the Century Park Hotel, Manila.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SMEC Celebrates 40th Anniversary


In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC), the Committee of Librarians challenged its member to put up exhibits about their respective libraries depicting the theme Celebrating 40 years of Collaboration: SMEC Libraries Through the Years.

Monday, November 24, 2014

DLSU Libraries Holds Second Session of the Human Library


To help fight prejudice, reduce discrimination and break stereotypes, the DLSU Libraries organized its second session of the Human Library with the following volunteers serving as living books:

Monday, November 17, 2014

Library Instruction Make-over: Developing an Engaging Information Literacy Program


Realizing the important role that librarians play in ensuring that their library clients are information literate, the DLSU organized a symposium on Library Instruction Make-over: Developing an Engaging Information Literacy Program which aimed to raise awareness on the importance of information literacy being a vital component of lifelong learning; help librarians and LIS students develop new strategies in teaching information literacy skills; and understand the issues and challenges in teaching information literacy skills while at the same time promoting the reference services and programs of the DLSU Libraries

Gamifying the IamInfoSMART 2014


Learning by doing is more fun and interesting. This was the inspiration of the Libraries in gamifying the IamInfoSMART 2014 thus adding a little excitement and engagement among students as they develop their information literacy skills.

IamInfoSMART 2014 Successfully Activates the Learners


The Libraries successfully concluded its Information Literacy (IL) campaign called IamInfoSMART with the theme, Activate the Learners!: Empowering InfoSMART Lasallians Through Engagement, held on 10-14 November 2014 at The Learning Commons.

We are InfoSMART: Empowering Digital Citizens through Information Literacy


With the advocacy to provide lifelong learning and engagement through the community of learners outside the DLSU academic community, the DLSU Libraries in partnership with the American Corner Manila has sponsored a free lecture to selected Secondary Public Schools in Metro Manila. This is part of the Community Extension Program of the DLSU Libraries entitled WeAreInfoSMART.

TeachMeet with LORA, the Librarian

As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign, the Libraries conducted a TeachMeet with LORA, the Librarian held at the Ortigas Room of the Learning Commons on 13 November 2014. This TeachMeet is an organized but informal learning activity designed for librarians of public secondary schools in Manila and Mandaluyong, which aims to share ideas and experiences in accessing open access electronic resources. In addition, a one-hour lecture on creating a good pathfinder was given by Ms. Marian R. Eclevia, Readers’ Services Coordinator.

Monday, November 10, 2014

De La Salle University Renews MOU with the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy Manila

Form left to right:  Ms. Princess Grace Wooden, Ms. Bettina Malone,
Br. Michael Broughton FSC, Mr. Edwin P. Santiago, and Dr. Leonila C. Abella
Now on its fourteenth year, the American Corner-Manila based in the De La Salle University (DLSU) renewed its partnership with the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy Manila through the ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Monday, November 3, 2014

ScienceDirect and Scopus National Online Quiz



We are pleased to announce to the community that Elsevier is holding the ScienceDirect and Scopus National Online Quiz from now until 13 December 2014.

This quiz is open to all students, faculty and staff of the DLSU academic community. Answer the questions correctly and get a chance to win any of the following PLUS MORE!
1st Prize – Samsung Tab S8.4 LTE
2nd Prize – iPod Nano
3rd Prize – X-mini Capsule Speaker

Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Quiz period and chosen by Elsevier's internal panel of judges.

To join and for more details, please click this link: http://asia.elsevier.com/PHquiz

KIRA tells a story to the boys of Bahay Parola



















Children have an innate love of stories. Stories create magic and a sense of wonder. It is with these stories that we learn about life, ourselves and others. Storytelling is one way for children from all walks of life to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for other cultures.  It can promote a positive attitude to people from different lands, races and religions.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

IamInfoSMART Video Contest winners announced


As part of the Online IamInfoSMART Project, the Libraries conducted a video contest from 13 August to 30 September 2014. This activity aims to solicit ideas from library patrons themselves by actively engaging them in the development of short video tutorials on information literacy skills.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bongalos is certified archivist!


The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) welcomes and congratulates Florbella Bongalos, a member of the DLSU Co-Academic Personnel (CAP) assigned at the Archives, Library, for passing the 2014 archival certification examination, held at  New York University, New York on 13 August 2014.   Bongalos currently becomes the first and only Filipino certified archivist by passing the ACA certification examination.

Human Library 2


The Libraries is pleased to invite the community to the second session of the Human Library on 18 November 2014 (Tuesday), 10:00am to 12:00nn at The Learning Commons, 12th floor, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

IIP Officer Visits American Corner - Manila

Mr. Macon Phillips, a coordinator from the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), based in Washington, DC, visited the American Corner-Manila on October 22, 2014 for a round table discussion with members of YSEALI (Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative) in the Philippines.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

IamInfoSMART Symposium on Library Instruction Make-Over

As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign, the Libraries will be holding a symposium on “Library Instruction Make-over: Developing An Engaging Information Literacy Program” on 13 November 2014, 2:00PM - 5:00PM to be held at the Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, 13F Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

This activity aims to (1) raise awareness on the importance of information literacy being a vital component of lifelong learning; (2) help librarians and LIS students develop new strategies in teaching information literacy skills; (3) understand the issues and challenges in teaching information literacy skills; and, (4) promote reference services and programs of the DLSU Libraries.

Librarians, library administrators, faculty and students of LIS, and library volunteers are invited to participate in this symposium. Slots are limited to 100 only, thus, interested participants are requested to pre-register online not later than 7 November 2013 (Friday) using this 
Electronic Form. Registration is free of charge, but on a first-come, first-served basis. Certificate of participation will be given to those who will attend this symposium. 

Activate the Learners! : Gamified Information Literacy

As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign, the Libraries will be having a week-long IamInfoSMART Multimedia Exhibit with the theme “Activate The Learners!: Empowering InfoSMART Lasallians Through Engagement” on 10-14 November 2014, 8:00AM - 5:00PM, at the Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, 6F Henry Sy, Sr. Hall. It is a week-long fair of exhibitions, learning sessions, and interactive games, which are all aimed at engaging student participation.

IamInfoSMART aims at honing students to become information literate (IL) 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.

DLSU Libraries Bluff: Student Edition

As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign, the Libraries will hold the DLSU Libraries Bluff on 12 November 2014 (Wednesday), 2:00-4:00PM at the Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, 6F Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

Mechanics
  • The DLSU Libraries Bluff (based on the TV game show Celebrity Bluff) is open to all bona-fide DLSU undergraduate students.
  • Interested participants should form a team of three and sign up. The ways to sign up: 
- send an email to the library@dlsu.edu.ph
- fill out the Online Registration Form
- enlist at the Information Reference Desk at the 7th floor of the Learning Commons
  • Registration starts on 13 October 2014 and will be closed as soon as the slots are filled in. (Limited slots only)
  • During the contest, each team will answer five (5) questions (10 points each) related to criteria for evaluating information sources.
  • The host will pick a bluffer for each question.
  • The host will read each question once which is projected in the screen.
  • After reading each question, the library bluffers will either help or trick the contestants by providing answers to the questions.
  • Each team has to decide whether library bluffer’s answer is a fact or a bluff.
  • The bluffers may give a brief explanation of their answers.
  • Each team has to decide whether library bluffer’s answer is a fact or a bluff.
  • The bluffers may give a brief explanation of their answers.

Prizes

Champion: Php2,000
1st runner up: Php1,500
2nd runner up: Php1,000

Schedule

Registration Period: October 15 - November 3, 2014
Meet-the-Team Photo Shoot and Pre-Contest Briefing: November 11, 2014
DLSU Libraries Bluff (Student Edition): November 12, 2014

IamInfoSMART Amazing Race is Back for Year 2!

As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign, the Libraries will hold the IamInfoSMART Amazing Race 2 on 14 November 2014 (Friday), 9:00am with the start line at the Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, 6F 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.


 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Upcoming: IamInfoSMART - Activate The Learners!


In celebration of the Library and Information Services (LIS) month this November, the Libraries will be running an Information Literacy (IL) Campaign called IamInfoSMART with the theme “Activate The Learners!: Empowering InfoSMART Lasallians Through Engagement” on 10-14 November 2014.
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 IamInfoSMART 2014 includes the following:

  • Information Literacy Exhibit (November 10-14)
  • Begin Your Research Here! (November 10-14)
  • Let's cite it (November 10-14)
  • Plagiarism Tic-Tac Toe (November 10-14)
  • FunInfoLit (November 11 and 13)
  • InfoSMARTer's Snakes and Ladders (November 11 and 13)
  • DLSU Libraries Bluff: Student Edition (November 12) Click here to register
  • Symposium on Library Instruction Make-over (November 13) Click here to register
  • IamInfoSMART Amazing Race (November 14)  Click here to register
More information about IamInfoSMART and other upcoming events will be posted here and Facebook account.

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

Friday, October 3, 2014

Historical Truths and Lies: Scarborough Shoal in Ancient Maps: a cartographic exhibit

The Institute for Maritime and Oceans Affairs and Maritime Law Association of the Philippines in partnership with the De La Salle University Libraries launched a Cartographic Exhibit on “Historical Truths and Lies: Scarborough Shoal in Ancient Maps displaying copies of 60 ancient maps of China and the Philippines, relating to both countries' disputed claims in the West Philippine Sea.

Said exhibit, which ran from September 11 to 26, 2014, was based on the lecture delivered by Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio, who was also present during the opening ceremonies to give his thoughts on how the dispute between the two countries could be resolved. Hon. Albert F. Del Rosario, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, also delivered a message specifically pointing out the evidences defying China’s claims on the Scarborough Shoal.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DLSU Librarians present papers at the IFLA WLIC 2014

Filipino librarians at the WLIC 2014
The 80th World Library and Infomation Congress (WLIC) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) was held on 16-22 August 2014 at the Lyon Convention Centre in Lyon, France. This year's theme is Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge. This 7-day Congress saw a delegation of nearly 2,000 library and information professionals from all over the world, where it became a venue for knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking.


C. Abrigo presenting under Session 109
IFLA is the international organisation for library and information associations, institutions and librarians and the trusted global voice of the library and information community, and drives equitable access to information and knowledge for all (IFLA, 2014). It holds an annual conference, general assembly and trade event attended by information professionals coming from 150 countries.

Seven (7) Filipino librarians presented their research papers and poster in various sessions during the conference. Among them are DLSU librarians Christine M. Abrigo and Marian R. Eclevia.

C. Abrigo during the Q&A
M. Eclevia presenting
under Session 150
On conference day 3, Abrigo's paper, with co-author Vincent M. Abrigo of UP Diliman entitled, "Keeping it an open book: exploring the knowledge sharing experience of librarians in the Philippines", was presented among the 4 papers in Session 109: Knowledge Management Initiatives and Development in Asia and Oceania. The paper dealt with the kind of implicit and explicit knowledge outputs being created by Filipino librarians, how they manage to preserve, share knowledge and their discretion to collaborate with other knowledge generators (read full paper HERE).

M. Eclevia with co-author R. Apolinario
during the Q&A
Meanwhile on conference day 4, Eclevia's paper, collaborated with co-authors Rhea Rowena U. Apolinario, Carlos L. Eclevia, Jr., Eimee Rhea C. Lagrama, Karryl Kim A. Sagun of UP Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University, entitled, "Librarian as researcher and knowledge creator: examining librarian's research involvement, perceived capablities and confidence", was presented in Session 150: LIS Education in Developing Countries for Strong Libraries and Strong Societies. The paper tackled  the current research practices of Filipino librarians, their research skills, involvement and productivity from 1993-2013 (read full paper HERE).

The delegates were also treated to a night of dancing, téte á téte and traditional French cocktails during its cultural evening held on the night of day 4 at the La Sucriere, a former sugar warehouse on the banks of the Saône River in the Lyon Confluence district.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Libraries formally launches the Chinese Corner

On September 12, 2014, the De La Salle University Libraries formally launched the newest addition to its Special Collections -- The Chinese Corner.

The Chinese Corner is a generous donation from China Hanban in Beijing. Hanban (also known as Confucius Institute Headquarters), is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide, responding to the needs of foreign Chinese learners.

The Corner primarily aims at supporting Chinese language programs in educational institutions of various types and levels, and promoting cultural exchanges. As such, the collection is strong in CLT or Chinese Language Teaching and makes available a great deal of information on Chinese customs, tradition, arts, history and literature.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Switching from books to MOOCs

Guest lecturer Mr. Randolf Mariano
The Green Spine Book Fair, a 3-day event which include interesting discourses and other related-activities, hosted a lecture in partnership with the American Corner Manila, entitled, From Books to MOOCs: Massive Thinking in Today's Online Library Programming held on August 13, 2014 at the 6/F of The Learning Commons.​ This served as an ideal complementary topic for this year’s book fair theme, Creating Synergy: Finding a Parallel Place for Print, E-Books and Human Books in Academic Libraries.

The DLSU Libraries launches the first human library in the country

The human books together with some of the Libraries staff
The very first Human Library in the Philippines was organized by the De La Salle University Libraries and was launched on August 14, 2014.

In the opening remarks delivered by Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido, the Director of the Libraries, she said that the Human Library started in 2000 in Denmark, founded by Mr. Ronni Abergel and his group; and that it is composed of human or living books who have special talents or life experiences to share, thus serving as primary sources of information and providing opportunities for real and authentic discussions. She further stated that Human Libraries actually aim to challenge stereotype, stigma, prejudice and discrimination.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Green Spine Book Fair 2014


To continually provide support to the research and learning needs of the entire DLSU academic community, the Libraries organized The Green Spine Book Fair 2014, an annual event, now on its third year, that serves as a venue for faculty members, administrators and even students to select and recommend books and other materials for possible acquisition of the library. 

This year’s theme “Creating Synergy: Finding a Parallel Place for Print, E-Books and Human Books in Academic Libraries,” aimed at promoting the value of information sources in all formats and allow members of the academic community to explore the use of materials in other media aside from the printed materials that they have been used to. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The SELFIEnomenon Photo Contest of Green Spine 2014

A photo-contest entitled “SELFIEnomenon” is one of activities of the DLSU Green Spine Book Fair 2014. Participants who will join the contest will be asked to take self-portrait photographs (selfie) using a hand-held digital camera or a mobile phone. The goal of this photo contest is to promote the love for reading, create awareness on the presence of the Libraries’ social media sites and promote the different spaces and services in the DLSU library.

Rules

  1. The contest is open to all members of the DLSU academic community.
  2. Participants will need to “like” the Facebook account of the Libraries or “follow” LORA’s Twitter account.
  3. The contest will run from August 12-14, 2014
  4. The DLSU Libraries reserves the right, and has the discretion to disqualify any entry from the contests that is considered to be obscene, defamatory, or libelous to any person or entity.

Mechanics

  1. During the three-day book fair, participants will be asked to take a selfie (individual or group) inspired by any of the following theme/categories provided by the Green Spine 2014 Committee.
Theme
Description
Hashtag
“The Book Selfie”
Owned or Borrowed, snap a selfie with your favorite book.
#bookselfie
“Selfie On The Spot”
Take a selfie in your favorite space in any of the DLSU Libraries.
#selfieonthespot
“The Library and Meme”
Create a selfie themed meme about the different services and facilities in the DLSU Libraries.
#libraryandmeme

  1. To submit an entry, photos should be uploaded on the Facebook or Twitter accounts of the library with the following hashtags: #greenspine2014 #selfienomenon and the assigned hashtag for the theme (see table above)
  2. Individuals may submit as many entries as they can in any or all of the themes.

Winners and Prizes


  1. An individual can join in all the categories but may only be able to win once for the entire contest duration.
  2. Winning entries will be judged based mainly on creativity and relevance to the theme criteria. A separate panel of judges will decide the winners for each day of the contest.
  3. There will be one (1) winner per theme (total of 3 winners) for each day.
  4. Prizes up for grabs are gift certificates from The Store worth 500 pesos.

Friday, August 8, 2014

The IamInfoSMART Video Contest

As part of the Online IamInfoSMART Project, the Libraries will be conducting a video contest from 13 August to 30 September 2014. This activity aims to solicit ideas from library patrons themselves by actively engaging them in the development of short video tutorials on information literacy skills.

This video contest is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students from all DLSU campuses. Entrants must submit three informative and instructional videos on three different topics/categories:

  1. Find print journals and articles in the library
  2. Search online databases and eBooks
  3. Access and download online articles and eBooks from off-campus
Those who wish to join may read the official contest rules (below) and are required to submit an accomplished Entry Form on or before 30 August 2014 (Saturday). Entries are to be submitted for first screening at the Information Reference counter (7F) together with the signed Release Form between 25 August and 22 September 2014.

The video must be: 
  • 60 to 75 seconds long;
  • Submitted in high definition (HD) format preferably 1080p;
  • In two of the following formats: AVI, MPEG, or MP4; and,
  • No larger than 700MB.
There will be one grand prize worth Php10,000.00 per category. A consolation prize of Php3,000.00 per entry will also be awarded to the next top three winners. Awarding of prizes and certificates will be held on 3 October 2014. Contest finalists and winners will also be posted/featured on the DLSU Libraries Newsette, Twitter, and Facebook page.

For questions and inquiries, please contact the Libraries at loc. 620 or send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Yap's report on the 7th Shanghai International Library Forum

The 7th Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF) held in Shanghai Library, Shanghai, China from July 9-11, 2014 attracted about 400 delegates from 26 countries. A total of 46 papers were accepted including my paper entitled, “Introduction of e-reserves at the De La Salle University – Manila Libraries.” The theme for this biennial event is “Libraries in the Transition Era: New Space • New Services • New Experience.” Participants may choose to attend from six subthemes of the forum divided among four parallel-sessions. The subthemes are as follows: (1) the role of and challenges to libraries in the context of digital humanities, (2) library services and management in the big data era, (3) the orientation and development of physical libraries in the network society, (4) diversified library services and core competitiveness, (5) skill requirements and career vision of librarians in the omni-media age, and (6) reading for all and libraries.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Trial access to ProQuest eLibrary Curriculum Edition

We are pleased to announce to the community that the trial access to ProQuest eLibrary Curriculum Edition is now available until 15 August 2014.

eLibrary® Curriculum Edition provides one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, including two distinct subject-based collections: ProQuest® Learning: Literature and History Study Center™. Through this database, users may find the answers they need from more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books, and transcripts—plus more than 7 million pictures, maps, weblinks, and audio/video clips. Additional new content sources and features help to create a powerful curriculum support tool for English Language Arts, Social Studies, and more.

To access the database in and off campus via your Internet browser, please visit the Libraries homepage at http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/library/ . 

Once eLibrary® Curriculum Edition has been tried, kindly click and accomplish this Online Feedback Form (indicate eLibrary® Curriculum Edition at the field: Name of online article/journal/ebook database and/or tool).

Your feedback/recommendations/comments will greatly help in evaluating whether or not to officially subscribe to this service.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Trial access to Kanopy

We are pleased to announce to the community that the trial access to Kanopy is now available until 16 August 2014.

Kanopy Streaming Video Library offers over 20,000 educational online video catalogs across all disciplines including Arts, Business, Media/Communication, Sciences, Humanities and Teacher Education. Through a dedicated platform, it incorporates great features such as Learning Management System, embed, commentary and engagement tools, clip and playlist creation, 360° discoverability, and much more.

To access the database in and off campus via your Internet browser, please visit the Libraries homepage at http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/library/.

Once Kanopy has been tried, kindly click and accomplish this Online Feedback Form (indicate Kanopy at the field: Name of online article/journal/ebook database and/or tool).

Your feedback/recommendations/comments will greatly help in evaluating whether or not to officially subscribe to this service.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

F. Sionil Jose formally turns over his prized collection to the DLSU Libraries

On July 11, 2014, Philippine’s National Artist for Literature, internationally acclaimed and multi-awarded author, F. Sionil Jose formally turned over his collection to the DLSU Libraries.

Acknowledgement goes to Dr. Vince Gomez who jumpstarted a series of meetings with the Jose family by his casual mention of the Libraries as one of the possible repository of the collection, thus leading to this great partnership.

Now housed at the 12/F of the Learning Commons, the collection is composed of his complete works including manuscripts, published works, and articles. His novels and short stories have been translated in 28 different languages. The novels in the Rosales saga alone have been translated into more than 22 languages.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Trial access to Oddizzi

We are pleased to announce to the community that the trial access to Oddizzi is now available until 23 July 2014.

Oddizzi is an award winning, primary digital resource that develops world knowledge and understanding, and enables classes to link up using the 'ClassPals' system. It is widely used in schools for geography and social studies, global citizenship topic work and to build research skills. It can support literacy topics and is an ideal platform for language learning.

To access the database in and off campus via your Internet browser, please visit the Library's homepage at http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/library/

Please refer to Help Desk Announcement (INTRANET) for the username/password.

Once Oddizzi has been tried, kindly click and accomplish this Online Feedback Form (indicate Oddizzi in the 'Name of online article/journal/ebook database and/or tool' field).

Your feedback/recommendations/comments will greatly help in evaluating whether or not to officially subscribe to this online resource.