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.