31 March 2017

Elsevier eBooks Online Quiz 2017

The Libraries is pleased to announce that Elsevier is running the Elsevier eBooks Online Quiz until 30 April 2017!
The quiz is open to all students, faculty and staff of the university. Click this link to register and join. Participants will have to access ScienceDirect  from the Libraries' Databases page and use the search box in order to find the answers.

Participants who answered all five questions correctly will enter the lucky draw for a chance to win these prizes:

1st  Prize: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
2nd Prize: 2 sets of Php 500 Starbucks gift card
3rd Prize: 3 sets of Elsevier 2-in-1 multi-charger

Elsevier’s ScienceDirect offers access to more than 1,900+ full text journals on Physical Science and Engineering, Life sciences, Health sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities.

For more details and inquiries, please contact The Libraries at local 600 or send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph.

27 March 2017

Going Great at Eight: Human Library Session 8

The De La Salle University Libraries, in partnership with American Corner -  Manila (AC - Manila) and Science and Technology Complex (STC) Integrated School Library, held its eighth human library session last March 17, 2017 at the exhibit area, The Learning Commons, 6th floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Ms. Maria Theresa Q. Patricio, Associate Principal for Student Affairs, STC-Integrated School gave the opening remarks. Eleven human books were presented during the opening program and sixty eight registered readers (including DLSU students, faculty members and guests from other institutions) interacted and listened to the following human books:

Humayo siya’t nagpakarami  by Ms. Jhoan Dela Vega. Now that she is 40 and a grandma of 2, Jhoan looks back to the small family where she was from. She has 3 siblings. Since age 19 with her childhood sweetheart-turned-husband, Jhoan enjoys her activities raising a brood of 10 offsprings. How happy could it be with a lot of “mini-me’s”?

Gilbert, batang ama  by Mr. Gilbert Madriaga. Could a man bear 4 kids without a woman? That’s impossibly possible for Gilbert. Having relationships with 2 women in the past, he makes it sure that the kids would under be his custody until now. This superman carried the usual woman world of childrearing and successfully raised a chef, a police officer, a casino dealer and a student. How superb is that?

Dalagang Ina: Ang mga pagsubok sa buhay ni Espie  by Ms. Esperanza De Luna. A considerably adventurous and independent life is what Esperanza has after she got away from three wed-locking attempts. She is a champion in raising security officer and a seaman alone while she do the laundry of neighbors and friends. Security is what she is after of a relationship. At 54, she is now happy and gracefully aging amidst the challenges she is facing.

Priest - Archivist on Wheels by. Fr. John Paul H. Avila. Known to be cheerful and jolly by his friends, JP somehow guises himself as one of the lay Catholics. He can hardly be known as a priest. JP is an archivist by profession who is fond of singing and travelling with his bike.

Truth Behind The “Sins” by Ms. Jeeffa U. Acmat. Jeeffa is a student taking up Library Science and Organization at The National Teachers’ College, Manila. She is known to have a cheerful disposition by her friends and colleagues. A not so typical Muslim teenager as she describe herself, behind the vivid colors of the piece of fabric she uses lies the secrets of the youthful Jeeffa.

Start it with Why by Ms. Lelaii Garcia. Being a different person each day might be easy and normal to some. But it’s not as easy as combining a patty and bun for Lelaii. Years previous to what she is now, she had a hard time adjusting on how to project herself to the others. Lelaii’s story proves that to have a personality disorder need not mean to not succeed in life.

Gwapolis by PO1 John Clark Lorilla.  At a quick glance you’ll find him talking with people, conversing with them as if they have known each other so well. John Clark, or some others would call him Gwapolis (truncated form of Gwapong Pulis), works as a community relations police at MPD Station 7. He is a graduate of a business program and have worked in the business process outsourcing industry before he joined PNP.

88-11-1 by Mr. Juanito Victor Remulla. A roller coaster politician life is what Juanito has. Coming from a clan of politicians, Junvic continues to be of service to his constituents continuing the legacy his forebearers have established. This man of dedication made it to charts having been given the title “People of the Year” by People Asia Magazine in 2013. Junvic is an alumni of DLSU in grade school and continued schooling in ADMU and UP Diliman in his secondary and tertiary studies respectively. He was selected in several posts as provincial board member, vice governor and governor in Cavite where he married his better half Dr. Agnes Tirona Remulla. They are blessed with five (5) children; Katherine, Rossanna, Andres, Stella and Santiago.

Teacher by Experience by Ms. Etta Rosales. Etta Rosales is a household name for human rights advocates. She is a teacher, activist and a politician who frequented the house of representatives her being the party-list representative of the Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party for 4 consecutive Congresses (11-14th). Listen to the sound of heartstrings that sound for human rights.

Pen and Paper by Mr. Francis Donnel P. Decena. Feeling the air on mood swings is not as easy as riding a swing in the park. This is what Francis faces everyday. He is a senior manager in one of the country’s real-estate giants and has expertise in BPO, real estate sales and marketing, banking and finance and many others. Run through the personal pages of fleeting feelings and emotions.

Nothing is impossible by Mr. Gilbert Anonuevo. Impossible is possible for Gilbert, a resident of Las Piñas City, married with three children. A dependent to illegal drugs was him before he witnessed and experienced the light of renewal. Read a church-assisted metanoia through his story.

Ms. Etta Rosales, who gave the response on behalf of the human books expressed her appreciation of the human library event and thanking the committee for the opportunity to be part of the Human Library.

24 March 2017

Human Library 7.0: an Eye-Opener

The Integrated School Libraries at the DLSU Manila Laguna Campus hosted the seventh session of the Human Library on 03 March 2017, from 8:00AM-11:00AM. This session covered human books on the following subjects:​Martial Law victim, LGBT representative, Catholic lay person, tattoo artist, person with ADHD, professional squatter, jobless person, person with tattoo, human rights activist and reformed drug addict.

This specific session targeted students from the DLSU Integrated School, specifically Grade 10 and Grade 11 students.  What sets this session apart from the previous sessions is that, sessions were held in the classrooms and with 25 readers per human book.  Separate sessions were given to each grade level.  Introduction of the books were given by the Teacher Advisers per class.

The Human Books

Martial Law: Never Again. Ms. Nilda Lagman-Sevilla is the sister of disappeared human rights and labor lawyer Hermon C. Lagman. She has been a human rights advocate who staunchly opposed the death penalty since her student days in the University of the Philippines Diliman from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree major in Political Science.  Before joining the government, she taught English, political science, and allied social sciences, and was active in the teachers’ movement.   Working in the House of the Representative with her brother, Cong. Edcel Lagman, she collaborated with him in the drafting up to the bicameral conference on RA 10353, which is the first anti-disappearance law in Asia, as well as other pieces of human rights legislation: RA 9346 prohibiting the death penalty, RA 9745 penalizing torture, and RA 10368 recognizing and granting reparation to the martial law human rights violations victims.  She was also the Resource speaker as representative of families of victims of enforced disappearance spearheaded by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, Manila Hotel, July 16, 2007.  In June 2006, she delivered oral intervention on enforced disappearance before the U.N. Human Rights Council at its first session in Geneva, Switzerland, June 2006.

Child of God: From Lesbian to Female with Same Sex Attraction (SSA)Ms. Virginia Perpetua “Bopeep” Espiritu is a freelance writer/photographer and a Roman Catholic since birth.
She is a lesbian. Her quest for meaning had unknowingly led her to dabble into the occult, meaningless pursuits and utter restlessness.  She recorded her journey in her blog to hopefully show people of a powerful God who alone could save us and help us reclaim the territories which the enemy had set foot in our lives. She believes that in all things, God may be glorified.

Choices. Mr. Manolito R. Santos is an elder of the  Kawan ng Mabuting Pastol Charismatic Community and a member, Basic Ecclesial Community (BEC) Facilitators Team of the Mother of Good Counsel Parish (Chrysanthemum Village). Now retired, he previously worked for various banks as department head of Internal Audit.  He holds a Masters degree in Management and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.

No RegretsMr. Venchen Gaticales is the owner/tattoo artist of Inkmaiden 2.0: The Collection in Las Pinas City.  His expertise include a mastery on computer application with exposure to web graphic designing, conversion of design to web pages, and creation of e-learning modules using interactive multimedia.  He has won various awards as tattoo artist during the Utol Patattooka On the Spot Tattoo and Rockatatz 2 On the Spot Tattoo contests.

Pen and Paper. Mr. Francis Decena is currently the Senior Sales Manager for NCR of 8990 Holdings Inc. He is an Accredited Real-Estate Broker with Premier and High Caliber Real-Estate Developers in the Philippines.  He has various professional expertise: Business Process Outsourcing; Real-Estate Sales & Marketing; Property & Land Development; Banking and Finance; Telecommunication; Pre-Need Plans; Resort & Hospitality Industry; Music and The Performing Arts.

Hope in Slums. Mr. Audie Miclat is currently the Finance Manager of 8990 Holdings Inc. He holds a bachelors degree in economics from Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Work Less, Works More. Ms. Emerue Anne Sarmiento is married with two kids. She holds a bachelors degree on Electronics & Communications Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology.  From 2006-2012 she lived in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, UAE where her husband is working and architect.

Tinta. Mr. Christoper Sarmiento is currently the Operatios Manager of Slumberland Furniture and Services. He holds a degree in Architecture from Mapua Institute of Technology. He previously worked for companies in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, UAE.  He is married with two kids.

Walang Hanggang PaghahanapMr. Ron de Vera is a development worker, LGBT rights activist, educator, writer, photographer, poet, and sports fanatic.  He is currently the Philippine Project Coordinator of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances. Ron is an educator at heart. He served as the Coordinator of the Human Rights Education Program of Amnesty International Philippines before teaching English and Business Communication at Asia Pacific College. Before turning 30, he finally decided to face questions about the disappearance of his father and the torture of his mother during martial law. Answering these questions and coming to terms with his sexuality all contributed to a life-changing decision to leave the corporate world and enter development work on a full time basis.

Nothing is Impossible. Mr. Gilbert Anonuevo is a resident of Las Piñas City, married with three children.  He is an active member of Church of God, Alabang Chapter.

An Eye-Opener

Reading thru the articles written by the students published in their official school papers, it is evident that the session provided them eye-opening situations of people who are prejudiced because of their background.  They wrote insights which provided more information about the human books and their situation.  Indeed this Human Library session provided these young Lasallian minds the opportunity the sensibility and the sensitivity towards social issues. A total of 516 readers attended the session.

23 March 2017

Trial Access to Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)

The trial access to Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS) is now available until 19 April 2017.  

EMIS is a platform that brings time-sensitive, hard-to-get, relevant news, research and analytical data, peer comparisons and more for over 120 emerging markets. The information platform provides a unique blend of analysis, data (including financials) and news on companies, industries and countries. EMIS has licensed content from the cream of the world's macroeconomic experts, the most renowned industry research firms and the most authoritative news providers, and is a part of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.

Please visit the Libraries’ Trial Databases page to access the database on and off campus via your Internet browser.

Once EMIS has been tried, kindly click and accomplish this Online Feedback Form. Your feedback/recommendations/comments will greatly help in evaluating whether or not to officially subscribe to this database.

20 March 2017

Jianzhi: The Art of Chinese Paper Cutting

The Libraries  invites you to a free lecture-workshop on Jianzhi: The Art of Chinese Paper Cutting to be held  on 30 March 2017, Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Chinese Corner, The Learning Commons, 9th Floor Mezzanine, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.  This session will provide an overview of the traditional Chinese visual art in the form of paper cutting. Participants will also be given the opportunity to practice paper cutting with the help of the facilitator.

Yang Wenxia was invited to facilitate the workshop. Yang Wenxia is a Chinese teacher at the Confucius Institute of the Ateneo de Manila University. She is the recipient of the  First-Prize Scholarship in Qufu Normal University for four consecutive years from 2010-2014.

Online registration is required due to limited number of slots. Interested participants are requested to kindly fill out this online registration form. Registration ends at 5:00 PM on Monday, 27 March 2017

For inquiries, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph, or contact The Libraries, at local 620.

Extended Service Hours (Term 2, AY 2016-2017)

In anticipation of the research needs of the students for the forthcoming final examinations for Term 2, AY 2016-20​17, the READERS’ SERVICES and ARCHIVES of The Learning Commons will open for extended service hours to better serve the community.

The Learning Commons
Readers’ Services
(6F Information Desk, 7F-10F)
29-31 March 2017
01,03-08,10 April 2017
7:00 AM​
Archives (12F)

All satellite Libraries (​​BBLRC, Law, MEC, STC-College) will observe regular service hours on these dates.
Please be guided accordingly.

18 March 2017

Video Pick of the Week (20-25 March 2017): El Presidente

In commemoration of the birth anniversary of President Emilio Aguinaldo (22 March 1869), the Libraries proudly present, El Presidente : General Emilio Aguinaldo story and the first Philippine Republic, a film directed by Mark Meily, as ​​Video Pick of the Week. It will run from 20-25 March 2017 at the TV corner, The Learning Commons, 6th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall​. 

“During the last days of the Spanish empire and the rise of America as a super power in Asia, one brilliant Filipino general bravely stood his ground and victoriously led the Philippine revolution. He was the legendary hero, the power the glory behind the struggle for freedom and the battle for Philippine Independence" (from source video).

Video Pick of the Week is an initiative to promote media and information literacy in the academic community. It also aims to promote the audiovisual collection of the Instructional Media Services (IMS) of the Libraries.

For inquiries, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to library-ims@dlsu.edu.ph, or contact Mr. Joseph M. Yap, IMS Coordinator, at local 370.

Training on EBSCO Resources and Services

The Libraries is inviting all faculty members​, students and researchers to participate in the free training session on EBSCO resources (research databases and eBooks collection) and services (Discovery Service and tools), on Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:00AM to 12:00PM at The Learning CommonsAudiovisual Room, 13F of Henry Sy Sr. Hall​ 

Interested participants are requested to kindly fill out this Registration FormRegistration ends at 5:00PM on Thursday, 23 March 2017. Registered participants are kindly requested to bring their laptop/mobile device to facilitate online searching of the databases (as may be required by the trainor).

For further inquiries, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph, or call local 600.