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IamInfoSMART 2020

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In line with the celebration of the Library and Information Services (LIS) month this November, the  DLSU  Libraries will be holding its 8th annual information literacy campaign called   IamInfoSMART   with the theme  "DQ Deconstructed” on 24-28 November   2020 .   I amInfoSMART  is a week-long event which aims at honing information literacy (IL) skills and raising awareness on the importance of IL in pursuit of academic and research excellence. This year’s theme focuses on promoting the emergence of  Digital Intelligence Quotient (DQ) , with  Digital Citizenship  as its main thrust, being a vital component of lifelong learning and digital participation. It also aims to create better awareness of the trends and activities related to digital technology in everyday life and identify ways to propagate empathy and build safer communities.  Activities lined up for the celebration includes webinars, trainings as well as fun games and contests - all geared toward fostering digital citiz

Beyond Preservation : DLSU Libraries Launches Animo Repository

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Last 28 October 2020, the Libraries launched Animo Repository, a cloud-based institutional repository (IR), powered by Digital Commons, to serve as a one-stop platform to collect, preserve and disseminate the scholarly and creative works of the faculty, students, and researchers of the De La Salle University (DLSU).  The event was attended by DLSU administrators, faculty and staff  led by Br. Raymundo Suplido, FSC. Partners from Elsevier and Digital Commons led by Mr. Jean Gabriel Bankier, as well librarians from other universities, also participated in the virtual launch.  The DLSU Libraries recognizes its role as a knowledge hub for scholarly engagement and digital scholarship. With this in mind, it continues to innovate and reinvent things in the library to better support the Lasallian researchers in their bigger and more meaningful mission to the country and the world. The establishment of the Animo Repository is the Libraries contribution not only the Lasallian community but also

DLSU Libraries Unveils AnimoSearch

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Last September 1, 2020, the DLSU Libraries celebrated another milestone and hosted a virtual event to launch AnimoSearch, its new discovery tool, via Zoom. This event was attended by DLSU administrators, faculty and staff led by Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC, President and Ms. Kai Shan Fernandez, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services. Representatives from Ex Libris Asia Pacific led by Mr. Osher Gilinsky and Ms. Rona Arnedo as well as the librarians from DLSU’s partner institutions also participated in this online event The Libraries selected Ex Libris Alma, a next-generation library services platform which features a discovery component – Primo® VE, to better support the university community’s teaching and learning needs. Alma offers a unified workflows designed to increase the efficiency of the library processes and has robust analytics that will support logical, data-driven decision-making, particularly for collection management. Primo, on the other hand, will help ensure the op

DLSU Librarians Present Research Outputs at CLIS 2020

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L ibrarians of the De La Salle University (DLSU) had once again displayed their mettle in the field of research by showcasing their research outputs in the Conference of Library and Information Studies (CLIS) held last July 2-3, 2020 . In its inaugural staging this year, this conference featured the theme “ Transforming Library Spaces ” to stress the importance of informal learning spaces that libraries offer, which now transcends beyond physical spaces and incorporates virtual/digital environment made possible by technological developments. CLIS 2020 was jointly organized by DLSU Libraries and the Philippine Normal University Library and Information Science Alumni Association (PNULISAA) to promote research and collaboration among Philippine librarians. This 2-day online conference, held in partnership  with CE-Logic and C&E Publishing, Inc., was attended  by more than 500 participants. A  total of 11 DLSU librarians presented six research outputs. 

DLSU Libraries and PNULISAA Hold the Conference on Library and Information Science Studies (CLIS) 2020 Online

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The very first Conference on Library and Information Science Studies (CLIS), jointly organized by the DLSU Libraries and the Philippine Normal University Library and Information Science Alumni Association, Inc. (PNULISAA), in partnership with CE-Logic and C&E Publishing, was held online on July 2-3, 2020. The conference envisions to: (1) Foster a culture of research among Filipino librarians; (2) Advocate research mentoring between expert and neophyte librarian researchers; (3) Encourage novice librarians to embrace research as part of their professional practice; and, (4) Promote research collaboration among librarians from different institutions.  

Libraries Holds "IEEE Xplore and Beyond" Webinar Series

The DLSU Libraries held  a 2-day webinar last 13-14 July 2020 on IEEE Xplore which was moderated by Alex Liu of IEEE. Attendees learned how to use the IEEE Xplore database, the usefulness of the search tool, the different contents of the database, and how to keep abreast of the latest information on their chosen topic courtesy of IEEE Xplore platform.  The first day also highlighted the data sets and coding resources that are available to the researchers. 

Moving Forward ‘Online’ with Innovation Challenge 2020

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The Animo Labs, American Corner Manila and the De La Salle University Libraries, in partnership with the American Center Manila of the U.S. Embassy, hosted and organized the Innovation Challenge 2020 ( projects developed after NASA S pace Apps COVID-19 edition challenge) .

Get To Know Luis Ezra Cruz

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Luis Ezra Danganan Cruz  Media Librarian  Luis has been involved in various academic library settings since graduating from college.  He comes from a family of librarians. His mom and sister are both information professionals.  In his spare time, he likes to travel and try new experiences. He is also a big fan of ramen.  Luis currently lives in Valenzuela City. 

Get To Know Kate Lora Cruz

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Kate Lora Q. Cruz  Technical Services Librarian  Born and raised in a Manila but chose to stay outside it. Worked fifteen years in the corporate world and now embracing academic librarianship.  A homebody and loves to spend time with her small family and little ninja.   Kate currently resides in Calamba, Laguna.  What’s your go-to productivity trick?  Breath, coffee, and go.  Are you an early bird or a night owl?  Early bird  What’s something you’ve done, but will never do again?  Ride an elephant  What’s your guilty pleasure?  Cake and ice cream, then a good massage - in that order. :)  If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?  Bill Gates  Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)?  Neither, but prefer dogs if I have to.  If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Banana  What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?  Maldives  What fictional place would you most like to visit?  Neverland  Wha

Get To Know Mennie Ruth Viray

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Mennie Ruth Viray   RS Librarian  A dreamer and a realist; a wanderer. The heart prevails in all things.  Mennie currently lives in Makati City.  How do you prefer to start your day?  I like my mornings quiet especially before my regular caffeine fix  What led you to this career?  Fate led me.     What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?  Prioritizing self-care & mental wellness  What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?   Have a long and quiet walk  What’s your guilty pleasure?  KDramas  If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?  Flying (Oh! The places I could go!!!)  What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?  Painting  What’s the first concert you ever went to?  Coldplay  What fictional place would you most like to visit?  Narnia or Middle Earth. It’s hard to choose!!!  What’s your most used emoji?  🤣  * * * Mennie Ruth Viray joined the De La Salle University Libraries on January 2019 as Readers' Services Librarian assigned at Reference S

Get To Know Rosendo Rama

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Rosendo Singson Rama, Jr.  Readers’ Services Librarian  Ross is from Subic, Zambales. He was a graduate of Bachelor in Library and Information Science and is currently pursuing his post-graduate degree, Master in Library and Information Science, at University of Santo Tomas.  

Get to Know Veronica Bolos

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Veronica Alcantara Bolos  Readers’ Services Librarian  Veronica has been working as a librarian for six years now. She is an adventurous person and loves to travel whenever she can.  Veronica lives in Calamba City, Laguna.  What’s your go-to productivity trick?  Coffee :)  How do you prefer to start your day?  Prayer and a cup of coffee :)  What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?  I can play piano.  What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?  “Always believe in yourself” - from a friend  What’s your guilty pleasure?  Wings, fries, and ice cream :)  If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?  (Chicken) Wings  If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?  Instagram, Netflix, Messenger  What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?  Dancing :)  What’s one item you can’t leave your house or apartment without?  Mobile phone What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?  Japan and Par

Libraries Announces the Partial Resumption of its On-premise Operation and Services

As the De La Salle University starts Term 3 of AY 2019-2020, the Libraries announced on 6 July 2020 that it will resume partial on-premise operation and services for the faculty members.  While faculty are strongly advised to keep the borrowed books with them until everyone is allowed to return to campus, they may opt to return borrowed books by dropping them in book chutes. For both people and material safety, the receiving of books for return is available at the the Manila Campus only. No over-the-counter receiving for now. All books will be quarantined for 7 days, following library and paper conservation standards. Starting 08 July 2020, an advance online reservation of print books and serials (journals, magazines) for pick up will also be made  available to faculty members via the MyLibrary facility. To borrow materials through advance reservation, faculty will need to follow these steps:   Step 1 - Request. Place a book/serial reservation request through MyLibrary account. Step 2

Get To Know Kelvin Samson

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The Libraries welcomes Kelvin B. Samson as the new librarian  assigned at the Technical Services, The Learning Commons. Kelvin B. Samson Technical Services Librarian Kelvin Samson is a 32 year-old-single-guy, striving to make a living to provide for his family and to enjoy life to the fullest. He currently resides in Quezon City.  What’s your go-to productivity trick?  Listening to music  Are you an early bird or a night owl?  Night owl  What’s something you saw recently that made you smile?  My nephew and nieces  What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?  Listening to music  What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?  Sleeping, drinking or meeting with friends  If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?  Invisibility  If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Shrimp  What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?  Travelling  What’s one song you have completely memorized?  Unwell  What’s the top destination

Get To Know Roana Marie Flores

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Roana Marie Lucena Flores  Readers’ Services Librarian  Her work experience comprises event management, literacy, public relations and marketing. She is also involved in community outreach, information work, and social and cultural services targeting people from all walks of life, most especially the under-served population.  Roana currently resides in Las Pinas City .  What’s your go-to productivity trick?  Focusing on one thing at a time.  How do you prefer to end your day?  Prayer, meditation, and coffee. :)  What’s something you’ve done, but will never do again?  Saying “yes” to everything  Who would play you in a movie about your life?  Son Ye-jin  Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)?  Dog person  What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?  “Always do your best.” - From a former colleague at the National Library of the Philippines  If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?  Time travel  If you could only have three apps on your smartphone,

Get To Know Simon De Leon

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Simon De Leon  Readers' Services Librarian Simon De Leon is a librarian but arranges his own books by size and color. He also have stacks of books which are never read but won’t be weeded out anytime soon. He is also known to buy books because the cover is nice.  He doesn’t eat any vegetables that doesn’t have a semblance of a leaf on it and also hates ampalaya with passion. Besides that, he eats everything else. He also loves his dog, but sometimes thinks that his dog loves him only because of the food.   He currently lives in Paranaque City where you can hear airplanes passing by every 10 minutes. What’s your go-to productivity trick?  A quick nap or a stretching session  How do you prefer to end your day?   With a smile :)  What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?  I don’t drink alcohol, but no one believes me :(  What’s something you’ve done, but will never do again?  Ride a roller coaster with 360 degree twists  What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it

DLSU Libraries Waives Fines for Borrowed Books

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Good news Lasallians! DLSU Libraries announced last June 1, 2020 that it will be waiving overdue fines for borrowed books incurred from 01 September 2019 to 10 March 2020 (Terms 1 and 2, Academic Year 2019-2020) and 13 June 2019 to 09 March 2020 (SY 2019-2020, Integrated School) for all patrons (student, faculty, employee). Also, due date falling within the community quarantine period will be adjusted accordingly. Lasallians can expect that there will be no hold on their clearance or application to graduate . 

Library Services and Support for Lasallians During Community Quarantine Period

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Since the start of the community quarantine period, the DLSU Libraries has been continuously serving the university community by ensuring that access to online information resources is continuously available. The librarians are also readily present to provide learning, teaching and research support service through its digital platforms. The following services are offered in line with the Libraries' mission of providing quality information resources, learner-centered services and programs.     1. Ask LORA (Library Online Reference Assistant) Queries received through e-mail and Facebook will continue to be monitored and responded to following these interim schedules: Mondays-Fridays, 8AM-5PM Saturdays, 8AM-12PM Queries received after these times will be responded to the next working day. 2. E-resources, information guides and learning materials Off-campus access to all online resources will continue to be available and accessible to library patrons using their active MyLibrary acc

Direk Peque Gallaga’s Legacy Lives On

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Peque Gallaga Film maker. Educator. Lasallian. 1948-2020 Peque Gallaga , an award-winning director, a seasoned critique, but more importantly, a proud Lasallian, has passed at the age of 79 in his humble abode in Bacolod City. He completed his grade school and high school education from the De La Salle College, and earned his college degree from the University of St. La Salle (USLS) Bacolod. Direk Peque was a committed educator and is the mentor of countless students now active as actors, production people, or art department talents in the entertainment industry. Almost every Communication Arts major in the Philippines knows his name and his most famous work Oro, Plata, Mata (1982). On 29 April 2013, the Peque Gallaga Collection was formally turned over to The Learning Commons, De La Salle University, which forms part of the library’s growing special collections on Philippine cinema. According to Direk Peque, this is his way of going back and giving back to where everything started, t

The Launching of AC Youth Collaboration Mural Project

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      The American Corner (AC) in Manila at De La Salle University launched the AC Youth Collaboration Mural Project last February 03, 2020. The mural is a symbolic depiction of the shared history, culture, friendship and alliance between the Philippines and America. The project highlights the US-Philippines relationship as Friends, Partners, & Allies through visual arts while involving the civil society. It caters mostly to students and young artists in building collaborative and safe spaces where communities can engage and learn from one another. This creative work is done in partnership with Benilde Industrial Design through Prof. Myrthon Magno, one of AC's makerspace program participants. Together with his talented student visual artists: Arianne Lois Comia, Andrea Nicole Osana, Margarita Viray, Ramon Christopher Ramos, and Therese Michelle Paman, they all worked together to bring to life this mural masterpiece. The event was attended by the art student volunteers along