WeAreInfoSMART Research Webinar Series

True to its goal of supporting DLSU's mission of bridging faith and scholarship in the service of the Church and society, the Libraries conducted a three-part information literacy sessions under its Community Engagement Program titled WeAreInfoSMART Research Webinar Series last April 22, 26, and 29, 2021. A joint initiative of the DLSU Libraries’ Social Engagement and Information Literacy (IL) Committees, this webinar series primarily aimed to guide and support the research endeavors of the senior high school students and faculty members of the Benigno S. Aquino National High School (BANHS) at Concepcion, Tarlac, Philippines.

The first session of the webinar series is Finding Relevant Literature which aimed to demonstrate various information search strategies as well as to introduce the tools to download, manage, and cite digital contents. This session was attended by over 450 students and was facilitated by an invited guest speaker from Wiley Philippines, Mr. Carlos Eclevia, Jr. 

Mr. Carlos Eclevia Jr. of Wiley Philippines discussing the difference between publishers and aggregators.

For the second session, Ms. Marian Eclevia, the DLSU Libraries’ Assistant Director for Operations, presented a comprehensive approach in organizing and writing a literature review. Strategies on organizing literature, protocols to observe, additional tips on where to locate relevant sources, and other important considerations when preparing a literature review were discussed. A total of 413 participants from BANHS were able to attend the two-hour online learning session.

Ms. Marian Eclevia enumerates guide questions to consider before writing a literature review.

After knowing where to find relevant information sources and how to organize those, it’s now the perfect time to discuss how to use the gathered information responsibly. That’s why on the third and last session, Ms. Mennie Ruth Viray, Readers’ Services Librarian and the current chair of the IL Committee at the DLSU Libraries, conducted a presentation on the “Ethical and Legal Use of Information.” For this concluding session, a total of 368 BANHS students and faculty joined.

Ms. Mennie Viray shares a YouTube video on academic integrity in remote, online, or in-person classes.

About WeAReInfoSMART:

WeAreInfomart is the DLSU Libraries' community extension program which aims to help groups of individuals gain information literacy (IL) skills through the conduct of formal IL sessions, provision of free access to the e-Library USA and other American Corner resources, promotion of the use of open-source databases/resources, and the availing of the Chat with LORA facility to ask help from a librarian through virtual reference service. 


Interested in partnering with us? Send us a message via email at library@dlsu.edu.ph.