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IamInfoSMART 2015 Advances Information Literacy Skills

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The Libraries’ information literacy (IL) campaign dubbed as IamInfoSMART, on its third year, continuously aimed at honing students’ IL skills and raising their awareness on the importance of IL in their pursuit for academic and research excellence. This year’s week-long fair of exhibitions, learning sessions, and interactive games was held on 03-07 November 2015 at The Learning Commons, Henry, Sy. Sr. Hall. With the theme "Done Searching, Now Sharing: Advancing Information Literacy Skills for the Responsible and Ethical Use of Information", IamInfoSMART 2015puts emphasis on the R(efer information sources correctly) and T(reat and apply information ethically) information literacy skills of the InfoSMART framework.
The opening ceremonies on 03 November 2015 which was graced by DLSU’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services, Ms. Kai Shan L. Fernandez and invited keynote speaker Prof. Paul Nieuwenhuysen of Vrije Universiteit Brussel kicked off this year’s IamInfoSMART Wee…

RIA's Research Help Desk @ the IamInfoSMART 2015

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To reach more library patrons, the Face-to-Face with RIA (Roving Information Assistant) service of the Libraries was put in the spotlight during the IamInfoSMART 2015 as RIA sets up her Research Help Desk on 4 November2015 at the Exhibit Area, The Learning Commons, 6F HSSH.
Similar to the concept of “book-a-librarian”, Face-to-Face with RIA is available for a 30 to 60-minute, one-on-one instruction on topics such as formulation of search strategies, subject database searching, evaluating sources of information, referencing, citation management tools, and Turnitin.
A total of eight undergraduate students from the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVR-COB) and Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE), and one faculty from the Management and Organization Department participated in this special library instruction session with RIA. 
All participants were granted with the following special library privileges: activated MyLibrary account during Christmas Break 2015; additional borrowin…

Please Cite It Right! : The Librarians' Game

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On the fourth day of the IamInfoSMART 2015 (06 November 2015), DLSU librarians and staff were given the chance to play, learn, and win in an exciting game that gauged their knowledge and understanding on the social, ethical and legal issues of information use. Four groups composed of 13 librarians and three library staff from the different library units competed for the top spot in the Please Cite It Right!, a game for librarians.
There were a total of three rounds, namely: Contestant’s Row, Let’s Cite It, and Guilty as Charged. In Contestant’s Row, the players were asked questions related to referencing/citation, plagiarism, and copyright. In Let’s Cite It!, the contestants were tasked to identify what type of citation was flashed in the screen. Guilty as Charged, on the other hand, tested each group’s knowledge on the different types of research misconduct violations (e.g. patchworking, falsification, self-plagiarism, misquoting, etc).
With the highest accumulated points at the end o…

LORA, the Librarian Meets with DepEd Manila Teacher-Librarians

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As part of the Libraries’ community extension program, nine (9) teacher-librarians from the Department of Education – Manila District 1 and nearby areas attended the free mentoring program called TeachMeet with LORA, the Librarian. This activity was attended by teacher-librarians from Rosauro Almario Elementary School, Fernando Ma. Guerrero Elementary School, Amado V. Hernandez Elementary School, General Miguel Malvar Elementary School, Aurora A. Quezon Elementary School, Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School,  Timoteo Paez Elementary School, Jose Rizal Elementary School  and Antonio J. Villegas Vocational High School. 

Facilitated by Mr. Joseph Yap, IMS Coordinator, participants were taught to create library guide as a tool for library promotion and teaching students information literacy skills. In addition, the Archives Coordinator Ms. Donna Labangon gave a demonstration on how to access the e-Library USA databases and selected open access electronic resources linked via the Libraries’ …

Reskilling and Upskilling Workshop for DLSU Faculty and Graduate Students

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As part of the IamInfoSMART 2015, the Libraries conducted the Reskilling and Upskilling Researchers’ Workshop at the Phinma E-Classroom, Room 303, Miguel Building on 7 November 2015. This workshop aims to help faculty and graduate students gather, organize, analyze, visualize and manage scholarly outputs and references using research tools.  It is specifically designed to provide instruction on the use of reference management tools in their studies and research work. The workshop’s topics include 

accessing high-impact factor journals using Scopus; managing documents and reference using Mendeley, reference manager solution; and,submitting research papers for originality checking using Turnitin
Attended by five faculty members and eight graduate students, the workshop was facilitated by Pio Salvador Ramon Omana of Elsevier and Willian S.A. Frias, Readers’ Services Librarian. In his lecture, Omana showed the participants how to compare and select high impact journals using Scopus and ma…

IamInfoSMART 2015: Reskilling and Upskilling Researchers Workshop

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TheLibrariesinvites all faculty members and graduate students to participate in the Reskilling and Upskilling Researchers Workshop on 7 November 2015, Saturday, 9:00AM-11:30AM to be held at ​​Phinma E-Classroom, Room 303, Miguel Building. Said workshop will be facilitated by Ms. Willian SA Frias, Readers' Services Librarian and  Mr. Pio Salvador Ramon Omana of Elsevier Science and Technology.  ​​ Workshop Description:
​​​The workshop aims to​ ​help faculty and graduate students gather, organize, analyze, visualize and manage scholarly outputs and references using ​​research tools.  ​It is specifically designed to provide instruction on the use of reference management tools in their studies and research work.
​Workshop topics:
Accessing high-impact factor journals using SCOPUSManaging documents and reference usingMendeley, reference manager solution​Submitting research papers for originality checking u​sing Turnitin​Interested faculty members and graduate students are requested to kind…

IamInfoSMART 2015: RIA’s Research Help Desk

As part of the IamInfoSMART 2015 campaign of making every Lasallian information literate, the Libraries will hold a special session of the Face-to-Face withRIA (Roving Information Assistant) service called RIA’sResearchHelp Desk on 04 November 2015 (Wednesday), 9:00am- 4:00pm at the 6th floor Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall.
Similar to the concept of “book-a-librarian”, Face-to-Face withRIA is available for a 30 to 60-minute, one-on-one instruction on topics such as formulation of search strategies, subject database searching, evaluating sources of information, referencing, citation management tools, and Turnitin. However, the following will not be covered: (a) computer configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting; (b) provision of investment, legal, or medical advice; (c) tutoring or homework help; and, (d) job interview preparation.
Mechanics: All bona-fide students, faculty and staff may book a session beginning 28 October 2015, using this reservation facili…

Upcoming Event: IamInfoSMART 2015: Amazing Race (Year 3)

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The IamInfoSMART Amazing Race is back for year 3!

As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign of making every Lasallian information literate, the Libraries will hold the IamInfoSMART Amazing Raceon 06 November 2015 (Friday), 1:00pm with the start line at the 6th floor Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, 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.

Upcoming Event: IamInfoSMART 2015

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Now on its​ ​third ​year, theLibrarieswill be running its Information Literacy (IL) campaign called IamInfoSMART with the theme, "​Done Searching, Now Sharing: Advancing Information Literacy Skills for the Responsible and Ethical Use of Information”, on 03​-07 November 201​5 at The Learning Commons. This activity is in line with the celebration of theLibraryand Information Services (LIS) month this November.
SMARTrefers 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 201​5is a week-long fair of exhibitions, learning sessions and interactive games, which aims at honing the IL skills of students and raising awareness on the importance of IL in their pursuit for academic and research excellence.


Updates on IamInfoSMART 2015​ and other upcoming activities will be announced through theLibraries' Facebook page.
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5,500 titles of eBooks are now available!

The Libraries is pleased to announce to the academic community the availability of 5,500 titles of eBooks in various disciplines and from several databases. 
Full text contents of the eBooks can be accessed and downloaded 24/7 on- or off-campus (MyLibrary login is required) and may be searched individually using the online catalogs available in the Libraries' homepage.
To learn how to access these eBooks, please refer to the following guides: 

Mode of Instruction Mode of Access Web-based instructions How to search for an eBook using the Classic Catalog How to search for an eBook using the individual databases Online video tutorials Visit Online Tutorials via the Libraries’ website One-on-one instruction with RIA Accomplish this online request form
For further inquiries, patrons mayChat with LORA, send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph, or contact Ms. Elizabeth B. Padilla, Readers’ Services Coordinator, at local 620.