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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. 
What’s your go-to productivity trick?  Staying in a very quiet place. 
How do you prefer to start your day?  Prayer and a big cup of brewed coffee. 

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?  I’m left-handed. 
What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?  Waking up early
What’s something—big or small—that you’re really good at?  Playing table tennis
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?  Teleportation
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Ramen 
If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?  Google Maps, Flipboard, Messenger
Wha…

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 
What’s your favorite TV s…

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 Section, The Learning Commons.…

Get To Know Rosendo Rama

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Rosendo Singson Rama, Jr.  Readers’ Services Librarian 
Ross is from Subic, Zambales and is a registered librarian. 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.  
Are you an early bird or a night owl?  Night owl 
What was your first job?  I worked as a reliever library staff in a medical school (DLMHSI) 
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?  Read a good book or watch Netflix 
What’s your guilty pleasure?  My guilty pleasure is cake. (I really love eating cakes especially Mocha) 
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?  Travel, eat out, and Netflix 
Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)?  Cat person (meow 🐈) 
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?  Teleportation (isn’t it cool?) 
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Samgyupsal hahahahha 
What’s the t…

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 Paris 
* * * Veronica Bolos…

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 on your must-visit lis…

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, social and cultural services targeting people from all walks of life, most especially the underserved 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, which would you pick?…

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 from?  Relaaax!…

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 Facebookwill continue to be monitored and responded to following these interim schedules: Mondays-Fridays, 8AM-5PMSaturdays, 8AM-12PMQueries received after these times will be responded to the next working day.2. E-resources, information guides and learning materialsOff-campus access to all online resources will continue to be available and accessible to library patrons using their active MyLibrary account. Subject …

Direk Peque Gallaga’s Legacy Lives On

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Peque GallagaFilm 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, that …

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 with their…