University Libraries, University of Saint Louis

Happy Newspaper Day! – a quiz bee activity

The Serials librarian, Mr. Avel Perseus G. Tallud opened the year 2017 with an activity entitled “Happy Newspaper Day!”, a Quiz Bee meant to entice students  to read print and non-print newspapers available at the Serials Section of the USL College library.  It was conducted at the 2nd floor College Library on January 23, 2017 at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon. In her opening remarks the Director of Libraries, Mrs. Venus I. Guyos took the chance to promote the importance of reading newspapers for college students to enhance their awareness of current events.

The objectives of the activity are: to enhance student’s good reading habit that can provide a great sense of educational value; to empower students with the new understanding of what has been, what is now, and what can be; and to provide interesting things and ideas which can assist students in their learning process about general information.

The winners are as follows: 1st Place - Jonel B. Rodriguez and Kristian Jay A. Sto. Tomas from SEAS, 2nd Place – Mica G. Molina and Julie Ann Acosta from SEAIDITE, 3rd Place – Michael Angelo M. Enfectana and Eigel U. Daleja from SABH. Certificate of Recognition and tokens were awarded to the winners and certificates of participation were given to all the participants. Mrs. Juliet D. Villanueva, College Library Head expressed her gratitude to all the participants and motivated other students to join library events too as she ended the activity with her closing remarks.


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.

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