21 March 2019

Information Commons in Laguna now open!

Keeping up with the foremost objective of the Laguna Campus to be the center of science and technology, the Libraries formally launched the Information Commons last 28 March 2019.  The Information Commons in Laguna is a library that emphasizes more spaces that imbibe collaboration and digital scholarship. It was established in support of the academic, learning and research mission of the university. With the evolving learning needs of our students today, it is goal of the Libraries' to have people come to the library and experience this innovative learning space.

The Information Commons houses the following spaces: (1) a Gaming Zone where students can play board games and video games; (2) an interactive multimedia room that seats 30 students; (3) a Faculty Lounge and the Cyber Zone.  

The event was attended by the directors and coordinators from the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services (OAVCAS) headed by Ms. Kai Shan Fernandez.  Dr. Gil Nonato Santos, Vice Chancellor for the Laguna Campus, was represented by Dr. Roy Francis Navea, Academics Director, Laguna Campus. Members of the Laguna Campus community were also present during the event.

The Information Commons is located at the 2/F West Wing, Milagros Del Rosario Bldg. Open from 7AM to 7PM, Mondays through Fridays, and 8 AM to 12PM on Saturdays.

14 March 2019

DLSU Librarians at ALAM 2019

Now on its 8th year, the University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association (UPLSAA) held its annual seminar-workshop, last 6-8 March 2019 at The Palladium Hotel, Coron, Palawan. This was dubbed as Advancing Libraries, Archives, and Museums (ALAM) 2019 with the theme “Information for All: Creating the Right Balance Between Access, Usability, and Security towards Inclusive LAMs”. This year’s seminar-workshop aims to promote the objectives of the UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP) and to integrate them in the context and practices of Philippine LAMs and LAM practitioners. Objectives of the program are as follows: (1) to promote and widen access to information; (2) to support training and lifelong learning in the fields of communication and information; (3) to support the production of local content and indigenous knowledge and accessibility of special collections; (4) to promote information and knowledge networking at local and national levels; (5) to promote international and national reflection on the ethical, legal, and societal challenges of Knowledge Societies; (6) to promote friendly, inclusive, safe, and secure spaces. Culminating the sessions was a collaborative information activity with the students at Tagumpay National High School.
Two (2) DLSU Librarians, Ms. Marian Ramos-Eclevia and Ms. April Manabat, were included in the line-up of resource speakers for this year’s ALAM. Eclevia talked about equity, diversity and inclusivity initiatives in LAMs while Manabat presented insights on library initiatives in accessing human experiences as information source.

Also present in this seminar-workshop were Ms. May Cajes, Ms. Vivian Soriente and Ms. Elizabeth Padilla who actively participated in the workshops and lectures as well as in the community outreach conducted at Tagumpay National High School. They were able to teach some basics on searching for sources, conducting research and citing sources to some students during the outreach program.


Image credits: C. Eclevia, A. Manabat