University Libraries, University of Saint Louis


As part of the University Libraries’ goal of intensifying research productivity of librarians, part 2 of the series of in-service training entitled “Research for Libraries, Librarians as Researchers” was conducted last November 17, 2016 at the Electronic Resource Center, 2nd floor, College Library. During the inset, librarians presented their research proposals while Mrs. Luisa B. Aquino, the speaker and facilitator discussed with the librarians what to consider when writing proposals. She also pointed out during the presentation of outputs how objectives and/or problems should be stated, providing tips on how to formulate them correctly.

 Meanwhile, seminar echoing was also conducted on November 10, 2016 at the College Library. Seminars attended by library staff from June to October 2016 were echoed with the group to provide updates on trends in relation to the librarianship profession. The following seminars were echoed:


Seminar attended and echoed

Name of sharer

IFLA experience

Venus I Guyos

PLAI-CaVRLC Conference

Juliet D. Villanueva

Story Writing Workshop

Charmaine C. Masuli

Coaching & Mentoring Series On Glocal Library Trends & Challenges

Michelle A. Abella

Effective Librarianship @ Work

Onofre C. Unciano Jr


blankThe USL Elementary Library in partnership with the Young Readers Club conducted Quiz Bee featuring fables, legends and stories with moral lesson last October 13 and November 11, 2016 at the Elementary Library. The objectives of the activity were: 1) to market and promote the story book collection of Lola Basyang, Hiyas Christian Values, Adarna House, and Lampara Books, 2.) to develop the love of reading and libraries at a young age; and 3.) to promote among pupils Philippine-based fables, legends and stories with moral values written by Filipino authors and published in the Philippines. The activity was facilitated by Ms. Mary Angelique H. Baylon, Assistant to the Elementary Library Head and Juan Carlos Pajarillo, YRC President. Fourteen (14) YRC members participated in the said activity. Beatrice Malana (Grade 4 Jasmine) emerged as champion for the Junior Category while Princess Ey-ann Montaño (Grade 6 Daffodil) was the champion for the Senior Category.

USL Libraries Launches Enriched Online Resources


On November 21-23, 2016, the University Libraries has facilitated the launching of the enriched online resource subscriptions of the University with the theme “Maximizing the Use of USL Libraries Online Resource Subscriptions Towards Excellence in Research”. The event is one for the books as it highlights the value that the University Libraries places on the importance of effective use of resources in the pursuit of research.

Mr. Joseph H. Valdez Jr. of CE-Logic was invited to talk about the various resources. The audiences included all departments in the College as well as Deans, Principals, Heads of Offices, University Research Center staff and librarians.

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