Showing posts from 2016

DLSU Librarians Invade PLAI National Congress 2016

(L-R) DLSU Librarians and resource speakers Ms. Cynthia L. Cordova, Ms. Justina P. Garcia, Ms. Roselle S. Maestro, and Ms. Donna Lyn Labangon struck a pose before the opening of the PLAI National Congress 2016. Seven research papers authored and co-authored by DLSU librarians were presented during the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) National Congress 2016 held on 22-25 November 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City . With this year’s theme, “Library as a Place: Continual Learning in the New Information Landscape” , this annual national conference of Filipino librarians aimed to explore the concept of “Library as a Place” and the different strategies needed to transform libraries as a “Third Place”. The sub-themes covered by the parallel sessions also tackled how libraries can improve their facilities, create new programs, develop collections, and upgrade their services. Ms. Donna Ly

Opening of Application: ​STEAM Upcycling Program 2017

The Libraries  in partnership with  US Embassy in the Philippines and Makerspace Manila  announces the call for application for STEAM Upcycling Program 2017 . ​ Overview STEAM Upcycling  (employing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills in repurposing, reusing, or turning of an item into something greater than its present quality, monetary value, or function) is a comprehensive six-month course designed to: Introduce Filipinos to the global maker movement and the positive impact it brings to education (STEAM and non-STEAM), business, and society Educate Filipinos about being makers and utilizing makerspaces Promote Entrepreneurship and Environmental Protection using a platform and tools via makerspaces Celebrate Filipino ingenuity through tinkering and making Support various opportunities for a better quality of life that can be born out of upcycling Bring together local makers and makerspace organizations, non-government entrepreneurship and envi

A Well-Attended Human Library Session 6

The DLSU Libraries held its sixth session of the Human Library on 08 December 2016 ( Thursday ), 1:00PM-4:00PM at the Learning Commons.   This session covered   human   books on the   following subjects:​   bisexual, hunk and fashion designer librarians, Lasallian brother, person with deformity, person with depressive disorder, queer lovers, scholar, student athlete, and senior citizen call center agent. Dr. Aime T. Guarino , Director of Office of Counseling and Career Services (OCCS) gave the opening remarks. Mr. Joseph Yap, Chair of the Human Library introduced the 11 human books. The descriptions below were prepared by Ms. Roselle Maestro, Readers’ Services Librarian. The hunk librarian, Mr.  Edward Vincent Guevarra , is a former athlete, fitness instructor, nutrition and sports enthusiast. He trains to inspire and motivate people to live a healthy and happy life. All of these he does while being a full time librarian at the Ateneo de Manila University Rizal Library.

Self-service Printing Facility at The Learning Commons

As part of its initiatives to expand its readers' services, the  Libraries  is pleased to announce that the  self-service printing  facility  is now available at The Learning Commons. Self-service printing allows patrons to manage their own printing needs from any of the public terminals/laptops or from one's personal device to any of the  PaperCut  printing stations at The Learning Commons. Printing stations are currently located at the  7th, 9th and 10th floors, Henry Sy Sr. Hall .  To begin using the facility, patrons must first purchase and redeem a  PaperCut  ticket/card available at the service counters at the 6th (Information  Desk ), 7th (Information-Reference), 9th (Periodicals) and 10th (Archives) floors.  Please follow the steps on how to use the  Web Printing Service  HERE .   A copy of the  Guidelines on Self-Service Printing  may be accessed  HERE .

Upcoming Event: Human Library (Session 6)

The   Libraries , is holding its sixth session of the  Human   Library  on  08 December 2016  (Thursday), 1:00pm to 4:00pm  at  The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall .   The  Human   Library  is a concept that originally started in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is composed of  human  books that a "reader" can interact with.   Human   books are people who are subjected to stereotyping and prejudices. They have volunteered to be public representatives of their respective groups so they could share with others their personal stories to break down stereotypes and prejudices. As part of the  Libraries ' aim to cultivate an image of sensible and sensitive community of Lasallians towards social issues, this activity is an alternative way of learning, which may promote dialogue, reduce prejudice and encourage understanding of people from different walks of life.  The first ever   human   library   event in the Philippines was successfully held here at the DLSU on 1