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.