Showing posts from March, 2021

A Virtual Dialogue with Women Eco-warriors: An AC Ecowomen Speaker Series

The American Corner (AC) Manila at the De La Salle University Libraries, together with the American Spaces Philippines, hosted the annual AC Ecowomen Speaker Series in celebration of the Women’s Month. The goal of this program is to serve as a platform for United States Government (USG) alumni and local women environmental leaders/advocates to share their environmental advocacy or project. Moreover, it aims to serve as a springboard to stimulate responsible actions to collectively provide solutions to the prevailing climate and environmental problems . As part of the aforementioned speaker series, AC Manila conducted a panel discussion titled A Virtual Dialogue with Women Ecowarriors last 26 March 2021 (Friday) from 10 AM to 11 AM via Zoom webinar. The invited guest panelists were Amina Shayne Baginda Halil, Founder of Seaviors,  and Czarina Constantino-Panopio, the National Lead of No Plastics in Nature Initiative, World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines. The discussion circled on ho

Animo Repository Training for Students

With the launch of the DLSU's institutional repository, students are now required to submit their  electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)  in the Animo Repository  (AR) as one of the requirements for passing final thesis writing. The AR serves as a digital repository of scholarly and creative works of the faculty, students, and researchers of the De La Salle University (DLSU). It also hosts digital archival contents, including university events and photo diaries.  To better assist and support students transition to this new process, the Libraries conducted training six sessions from March 24-26, 2021. Schedules were as follows:  The demonstration focused on teaching students how to submit the final version of their ETDs in the AR. In the Animo Repository Guidelines , submission must contain the following documents:  Scanned signed approval sheet of department  Scanned signed submission agreement form  Final thesis document (in PDF format)  Additional files (when applicable) Asi

#TinkerThursdays : The Value of Making through Makerspaces and Fab Labs in Universities

The Makerspace @ the Libraries is a creative space (physical and virtual) for making and building projects, operating as a hub for training workshops on a wide range of topics. Shifting it’s gears online, the Makerspace started to offer its dialogue session entitled, #TinkerThursdays last March 04, 2021 with the theme: The Value of Making through Makerspaces and Fab Labs in Universities . Partners from the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ American Spaces Philippines were also present in the activity. In her welcome message, Pauline Anderson , Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer, underscored the importance of the maker movement in any learning environment. For the first #TinkerThursdays session, the team gathered together starters, founders, and incorporators of Makerspaces and Fab Labs from the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia to talk about makerspace, the maker movement, fab labs, and how to bring these creative spaces in universities. To open the pioneering session, the panelists

Rekindling Faith Amidst the Pandemic: the DLSU Libraries Conducts Faith Formation

No pandemic can stop the DLSU Libraries from providing its staff some spiritual nourishment. Last 23 February 2021, the Staff Development Committee organized a faith formation activity entitled, An Especially Close Encounter with the Lord: a Recollection held via Zoom   with the theme, “Rekindling our faith in the midst of the pandemic.”  The recollection's theme was very apt and timely as it aimed to address the library personnel’s battle against the worries and anxieties brought about by COVID-19. It also tackled the  approp riate  strategies and techniques to attain peace of mind and balance in the workplace, family  and personal life.  The organizers  invited Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Salcedo, a former University Chaplain of DLSU, as the resource speaker. A liturgical prayer format, which is a religious practice akin to a Eucharistic celebration but without the consecration part, was followed in the conduct of the session. The recollection was kept active and dynamic through pray