26 October 2018

[Upcoming Event] WeAreInfoSMART Think, Create, Innovate: An InfoSMART Make-a-thon Challenge

The Libraries, as part of its annual information literacy campaign – IamInfoSMART 2018, will be conducting WeAreInfoSMART with the theme “Think, Create, Innovate: An InfoSMART Make-a-thon Challenge . This will be held at the Makerspace, 12th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall on 15 November 2018, 8:00AM to 5:00PM. The activity is in coordination with American Corner Manila and aims to teach media and information literacy skills, let participants reflect on the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), and inspire creativity among the participants by making prototypes to address the SDGs. The activity is open to public secondary schools in Metro Manila, with ten (10) limited slots for the DLSU students.

Interested participants are required to register online (fill out the form HERE). For further inquiries, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph, or call local 620.

[Upcoming Event] RIA's Helpdesk

As part of the IamInfoSMART 2018 campaign of making every Lasallian information literate, The Libraries will hold a special session of the Face-to-Face with RIA (Roving Information Assistant) service called RIA’s Research Help Desk on 14-16 November (Wednesday-Friday), 9:00am-5:00pm at the Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, 6th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall.

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 the 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.


  1. All bonafide students, faculty, and staff may book a session using this reservation facility
  2. Walk-in patrons may be accommodated depending on the availability of RIA.
  3. Library users who will participate will have the following special library privileges:
    • Additional borrowing privileges, specifically, borrowing of up to 4 reference books for 3 working days. This privilege should be availed of within T2 of AY2018-2019
    • Extended use of discussion room of up to 3 hours per booking (regular is 2 hours) for the entire T2 of AY2018-2019
    • PaperCut ticket (self-service printing load card) worth Php 150.00
More information on other upcoming IamInfoSMART events will be posted in our Library Newsette and Facebook page.

For further inquiries about IamInfoSMART 2018, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph, or call local 620.

Thank you.

[Upcoming Event] LORA the Librarian

The Libraries, as part of its annual information literacy campaign – IamInfoSMART 2018, will be conducting a free lecture/workshop with LORA, the Librarian with the theme "Learning In Libraries: A Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Seminar-Workshop". This will be held at the Philippe Jones Lhuillier Conference Room, 14th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall on 14 November 2018, 10:00AM to 5:00PM. This lecture/workshop is open to librarians of public secondary schools in Metro Manila. It aims to assist and aid both school librarians to better facilitate and support MIL instruction in their schools. The background knowledge of participants on MIL will be measured through their pre and post-test scores to be conducted during the workshop.

LORA, the Librarian is one of the community extension activities of the Libraries, which aims to provide training on the different aspects of library work, and guide librarians from public secondary schools, community libraries, etc. in sourcing for free library resources.

[Upcoming Event] Amazing Race

As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign of making every Lasallian information literate, one of the event’s major activities is the IamInfoSMART Amazing Race (Senior High School Students and Balay Edition) which will be held on 12 November 2018. Based on the reality TV series, the contest will lead participants 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.


  • The contest is open to all bonafide DLSU senior high school and Balay members
  • During the race, there will be pit stop clues and challenges. Pit stops are the different areas located within The Learning Commons.
  • Team members are to work together to solve each clue and successfully complete each task to earn points and be able to get the next clue to the next destination.
  • Each team must get a stamp with corresponding points at every pit stop.
  • The team with the most number of points be declared the winner.

[Upcoming Event] #MyMemerableLibrary

As part of IamInfoSMART 2018, the Libraries will hold #MyMemerableLibrary; a meme making contest over at The Libraries’ Facebook page from Wednesday-Friday, 14-17 November 2018. This activity aims to familiarize the DLSU community with the Libraries’ services, facilities, and collection in a creative way.

This contest is open to all bonafide DLSU faculty and all students. Individual and group entries will be accepted. Each individual/group is only allowed to submit one (1) entry per caption


  1. Meme captions will be announced by the Libraries through the Facebook fan page. 
  2. Participants will choose a caption and pair it with a photo to come up with a meme. 
  3. Photos used should be owned or taken by the participants themselves. 
  4. Participants post their meme using the hashtags #MyMemerableLibrary and #IAIS2018 
  5. All photos submitted for this contest shall be the property of DLSU Libraries. 
  6. Entries will be judged using the following criteria 
    • Wit / Humor- 40%
    • Novelty (attractiveness to subject’s attention)- 30%
    • Simplicity (less processing for the meme to be understood)- 30%
  7. Submission of entries shall be from 14-16 November 2018.
  8. Three winners (first, second and third place) shall be chosen and posted on the Libraries’ Facebook page. 
  9. First, second and third place will receive P1,500.00, P1,000.00 and P500.00 merchandise card from The Store, respectively.

For inquiries, please contact the Libraries at loc. 620 or send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph.

[Upcoming Event] Reskilling and Upskilling Workshop with the theme “Measuring your Research impact”

As part of the IamInfoSMART 2018 campaign of making every Lasallian information literate,
The Libraries will hold a Reskilling and Upskilling Workshop with the theme Measuring your Research impact
on 17 November 2018, Saturday, 9:00AM-12:00PM, Phinma E-Classroom, M303, Miguel Building.

This event is FREE and open to all DLSU students, faculty and staff.

The  session aims to:
  • to provide faculty and students practical information research impact;
  • to present ways of measuring and tracking research impact using Scopus & Almetrics; and,
  • to learn about creating research profiles (ORCID, etc).

Interested participants are required to register online (fill out the form HERE) due to the limited number of
slots per session. A certificate of participation will be given to all attendees.

For further inquiries, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph, or call local 620.

23 October 2018

Upcoming Event : Launching of The Lasalliana

In celebration of the Lasallian Tercentenary

The Libraries

in collaboration with the
Office of the Vice President for Lasallian Mission
The Museum
cordially invites the university community
to the launching of

The Lasalliana
21 November 2018 (Wednesday), 3:00 PM
Archives, The Learning Commons
12th Floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall


The Lasalliana is a dedicated learning space that highlights the life and works of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the De La Salle University’s institutional memory. The space is envisioned as a reading/study area where library users and visitors can learn and reflect on the life of St. La Salle and his legacy in the institution. It highlights the Lasalliana collection of the Archives as a rich resource of historical information.

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

Thank you.

22 October 2018

The Libraries co-organizes NASA's Space Apps Challenge

The Libraries and Animo Labs join the American Spaces Philippines-U.S. Embassy in the Philippines as co-organizers of  NASA's Space Apps Challenge this year. This is an exciting, collaborative scientific exploration of the global hackathon, as we pair data from NASA with problem solvers across the globe. The activity was held from 19-21 October 2018 at De La Salle University (The Learning Commons, 6th floor and Verdure, 4th floor).

The program aims to create an opportunity for mission schools, DLSP students, and students from other institutions to participate in an international competition, bringing Filipino developers and innovators at the global front.

The first day was intended to brief the participants of the key challenges of NASA Space Apps as they engage via videoconferencing with Dr. Patricia Jacobberger (NASA Headquarters, D.C.) and Michael Carroll (Urban Engine/U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama). Another set of virtual panel experts, Dr. Anondo Mukherjee, U.S. Embassy Science Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder and Sarah Marie Hartman, U.S. Fulbright Fellow, University of Delaware, enlightened students about key issues about the Earth. In addition, data bootcamp stardust stations were prepared in the afternoon that showed a variety of topics e.g. applications of data, demonstration of simple hardware projects and teaching of hackathon skills. Mentors were also around to provide guidance to attendees for the duration of the sessions.

Deputy Chief of Mission John Law of the US Embassy, PLDT Enterprise Core Business Research and Development head Leandro Santos, Deputy Executive Director Engr. Raul Sabularse of DOST-PLDT Enterprise Core Business Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), Senior Planning Officer Yvette Cabrera of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and DLSU Animo Labs Executive Director Federico Gonzalez served as jurors for the hackathon.

Successful teams who won special awards were:
  • Team Cosmos X – Technological Institute of the Philippines (Best Use of Hardware)
  • Team DIRA – AMA, SORA and Stella Maris College  (Most Inspirational)
  • Team Nyarligans – De La Salle University (Best Use of Data)
  • Team Technobyte – University of Santo Tomas (Best Mission Concept)
  • Team Uroboros – Malabon National Highschool (Galactic Impact) 

The teams who will proceed to the global competition to be judged by NASA are the following:
  • Team iNON – ABS-CBN and Globe Telecoms
  • Team Space Force – University of Asia and the Pacific 

Team iNON represented by IT professionals Revbrain G. Martin, Marie Jeddah Legaspi, and Julius Czar Torreda created ISDApp, a collection of scientific data to provide fishermen with useful information to aid in their livelihood. This included hourly weather updates, sea conditions and local announcements in the absence of smartphones and internet connection.

Team Space Force students Jeorge Loui P. Delfin, Bluen Ginez, Samuel Jose, Rainier Garcia Narboneta, and Eugenio Emmanuel A. Araullo created Project Vita, a mobile application and website that could enable users to contact each other even when telecoms break down during disasters. It is also an emergency kit checklist system which can help people prepare for emergency and disaster situations.

The NASA Space Apps Challenge calls on the creativity of coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, and technologists to use NASA’s data to create solutions that address key challenges on Earth and in space. They are encouraging young minds to put their talent together for an improved future for all. To Infinity and Beyond ...