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Reskilling and Upskilling Researchers: Don’t Be a Prey Understanding Open Access and Predatory Publications

The series of IamInfoSMART 2019 activities concluded with the Reskilling and Upskilling Researchers workshop entitled “Don’t Be A Prey: Understanding Open Access and Predatory Publications” held at Phinma E-Classroom, Room 303, Miguel Building, De La Salle University on November 13 and 15, 2020, 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. The resource speaker Mr. Carlos Eclevia, Jr., Country Manager of Emerald Publishing talked about open access and predatory publications that will further help students and faculty in their journey to scholarly publishing. A total of twenty-four DLSU students and faculty attended the workshop.

IamInfoSMART 2019 Features IL (Information Literacy) Bucket List

The Libraries, as part of its IamInfoSMART 2019 day one activities, provided a half-day library research training dubbed as IL Bucket List held at the Philippe Jones Lhuillier Conference Room, 14F Henry Sy Sr. Hall De La Salle University on 12 November 2019, 1:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Ms. Minette Vinzon during the IL Bucket List training  Said training was facilitated by Ms. Minette Vinzon-Co and included the following topics: 1)  Database Searching, which focused on the techniques for searching efficiently and comprehensively as well as the important features of online databases to improve search skills;  2)  Turnitin (for students), which explored Turnitin features for a student account and how students check/view the originality of their paper;  and 3)  Mendeley, a reference management tool, teach a student to cite, organize and manage their reference sources.  A total of 147 registered participants coming from senior high school, undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty of De

DLSU Libraries Holds Specialized Database Trainings

As part of the IamInfoSMART 2019 activities, the DLSU Libraries offered trainings on specialized databases held at Phinma E-Classroom, Room 303, Miguel Building, De La Salle University on November 13 and 15, 2019. The event was facilitated by specialists from database vendors. The databases featured were mostly subject-specific and those containing datasets such as Refinitiv Eikon, Euromonitor Passport, SciFinder, Nexis Uni (LexisNexis Academic Upgrade), EBSCO Database Workshop Training, and Compustat/Wharton Research Data Service. A total of 166 registered participants from senior high school, undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty from the DLSU academic community attended these events.   

IamInfoSMART Amazing Race 2019

One of the goals of the IamInfoSMART program of the DLSU Libraries is to make the learning activities fun and interactive. For this purpose, the Libraries annually holds the Amazing Race as one the main events of IamInfoSMART. This year’s Amazing Race was organized in partnership with Globe GCash and was held at The Learning Commons, 6th floor, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, De La Salle University on 15 November 2020, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Based on the reality TV series, the contest will lead participants to different sections of main library 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. There were eight pit stops prepared for the participants and the teams may start at any pit stop. Details for each challenge were acce

DLSU Libraries Promotes Digital Citizenship

As one of the main events of the IamInfoSMART 2019, the De La Salle University (DLSU) Libraries featured an activity entitled "Tracing Your Digital Thumbprint: A Workshop on Digital Insight, Impact, and Discernment"  on November 14, 2020, at Philippe Jones Lhuillier Conference Room, 14th floor, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, De La Salle University. This event is part of the  Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP ) of Globe Telecom, an outreach program that aims to "educate the youth on digital citizenship and the responsible use of technology” through conducting free school workshops.    The workshop, facilitated by Mr. Kelvin Ingente, focused on the following topics: Cybersecurity and safety (Digital Insight), Online responsibility and etiquette (Digital Impact ) and Information critiquing, and critical thinking skills ( Digital Discernment). During his talk, he showed examples of the actual online behavior of people on social media websites, news, including information.  Participants

"DQ Unlocked” for IamInfoSMART 2019

IamInfoSMART, an annual information literacy campaign of the DLSU Libraries, was held last November 12-16, 2019 at The Learning Commons, De La Salle University with the theme “ DQ Unlocked .” This year’s event was organized in partnership with the American Corner Manila and Globe myBusiness. Now on its sixth year, IamInfoSMART 2019 highlighted digital literacy as one of the key components of  digital intelligence quotient (DQ) and a vital element of lifelong learning and digital participation. This campaign aimed to raise awareness on the emergence of the digital intelligence quotient with digital literacy as the main thrust. Also, the activities organized were intended to make the transfer of digital literacy skills more exciting, fun, and interactive. The opening ceremonies was held on November 12, 2019 and included a ribbon cutting activity led by Ms. Christine M. Abrigo, Director of the Libraries with Mr. Horacio G. Severino, Journalist, GMA Network, Inc., Mr. Julliano Fernando A

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