Thursday, March 17, 2016

Publish and Flourish!: Free Workshop on Publishing Research

A free workshop entitled "Publish and Flourish!: Discover, Design, Write, Submit" was conducted by Thomson Reuters on 11 March 2016, 9:00AM at the European Documentation Centre Multipurpose Room, The Learning Commons, 13/F Henry Sy Sr. Hall.​ 

Dr. See Diu Seng, a solution consultant specializing in scientific and scholarly research at Thomson Reuters discussed the basics of Web of Science (WoS) and the parts of a manuscript. He also explained the importance of impact factors of journals and the use of reference and citations management with Endnote™. Writing a good manuscript is quite a big challenge for faculty and researchers. 

Dr. See shared to the participants some essential tips on preparing a manuscript. Elements of a good cover letter for a manuscript were also presented. He also discussed the editorial process involved after submitting a manuscript. 

A total of 54 faculty, researchers, librarians and graduate students attended the workshop.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

American Corners’ Annual Conference 2016

American Corners are the strategic overseas platforms for engaging local audiences and steering public diplomacy. Hence, every Corner is progressively expected to plan and execute projects that support the mission goals. This was the objective of the three-day course held on 2-4 March 2016 at the U.S Embassy, Manila that was attended by the American Corner Director Ana Maria Fresnido and Associate American Studies Resource Center Librarian Donna Lyn Labangon to represent the American Corner Manila.

During the conference, representatives from the 14 American Corners in the Philippines plan and develop innovative programming that targets the five (5) core programs, namely: information about the U.S.; English Language Learning; EducationUSA; alumni;  and cultural. With emphasis on green initiatives, American Corner Manila proposed programs like urban gardening, mangrove planting and recycling contest.

The use of new technologies and hands-on materials, such as Digital Video Conference tools and Smithsonian content were also presented to help create bold and imaginative programs.

Sarah Ziebell, Information Resource Officer, Kristin Kneedler, Cultural Affairs Officer, Elizabeth Liu, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer were all present during the conference to help participants understand the big picture of the mission goals and set new directions for the American Spaces.