University Libraries, University of Saint Louis

USL Libraries Conducted Information Fluency Program to Freshmen and Transfer Students

DSC_0411To give new students a taste of college campus life and let them feel that they belong to the library family as well, USL libraries conducted an Orientation Program for freshmen and transferees last June 14, 17, 18, 19, 2013 at the Theofiel Verbist Building, college library.
The significant undertaking was initiated by the library staff for the students to be informed of the guidelines and policies in using various library resources such as print and non-print materials, e-books, e-journals and other online services, and proper use of the state-of-the-art facilities. Along with this, these new students were given warm welcome and they experienced virtual and actual tour in the different sections of the college library. On the other hand, they had acquainted with the library staff through a presentation. This is to let them identify library staff to assist them in their information needs. Before the students exit from the library,  they were given flyers on Library Guidelines to guide them with the library guidelines and policies.

USL University Libraries Conducted Summer Book Fair 2013

DSC_0376The University Libraries in its mission to support the Louisian Academic Community by providing a sustained, well-balanced collection, recently conducted a Three-day Book Fair at the College Library on May 22-24, 2013. Fifteen (15) book publishers/vendors paraded their most recent collections, from among which, book- loving faculty members and students from SEAS, SBAA, SEAFA, SCIS, CTVED, CHAS,  Elementary and High Schools evaluated and recommended materials that are useful and appropriate for their respective departments. An estimated PhP3.5 million worth of books were selected from the book festival. Interested outsiders also joined the event.

The fair was conducted simultaneously with the Three-day Training on Basic Processing of Library Materials by the Cagayan and Kalinga Apayao Librarians Association (CaAKAp) led by the dynamic USL Director of Libraries and CaAKAp President, Mr. Michael A. Pinto, in cooperation with the USL’s University Libraries and Student Organization of Library and Information Science (SOLIS). Dr. Juliet D. Villanueva, Mrs. Evangeline Cabello, Mrs. Arlyn S. Cristobal, Mr. Bilyson Alejo and Mrs. Venus Ibarra-Guyos were among the roster of competent speakers.

USL Libraries Received Library Materials from TJIC

USL_Libraries_Received_Library_Materials_from_TJICDuring the roundtable discussion of the TJIC staff and CICM School Library Directors and staff, last June 5,2013, the Thomas Jefferson Information Center donated some reading materials to the four CICM schools. Materials regarding the United States and other reading and writing materials were given to the four schools. This endeavor is part of the collaboration between TJIC and the four CICM schools. Aside from these learning materials, the TJIC staff informed the group that the four schools can conduct trainings, visit to the TJIC and other educational activities in the center to disseminate information to the target users of the TJIC and the four CICM schools. The materials include books, magazines, journals and CD’s.  Thanks to all the staff of the TJIC for their generosity.

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