Showing posts from November, 2015

IamInfoSMART 2015 Advances Information Literacy Skills

  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 2015 puts 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

RIA's Research Help Desk @ the IamInfoSMART 2015

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 November 2015 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;

Please Cite It Right! : The Librarians' Game

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

LORA, the Librarian Meets with DepEd Manila Teacher-Librarians

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 Libra

Reskilling and Upskilling Workshop for DLSU Faculty and Graduate Students

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 usi

IamInfoSMART 2015 : Amazing Race Year 3

On November 6, 2015 at The Learning Commons, 39 students coming from 13 groups gathered to compete to be challenged and be the next winner of this year’s IamInfoSMART Amazing Race 2015. Contestants were from different colleges, namely: College of Business (COB), College of Computer Studies (CCS), College of Science (COS) and College of Engineering (COE).  Group participants who accepted the challenge are: LMD (COB), POPS (CCS), LEINELL’s (COB), PHYSICS PALS (COS), RG RACERS (COB), ALYANSANG BOOGIE (COB), BANG BANG TRIO (COB), THREE MUSKETEERS (COB), C-PAG (COB), CHE (COE), PPG (COB), BACKYARDIEANS (COB) and CCS (COB). Participants were given challenges that will lead them to different sections of The Leaning Commons, where they must perform various tasks in a race against other teams. The game is a simulation activity in the library that will test student’s patience, agility, teamwork effort, and information literacy skills. The goal of the activity is to simply teach Las