CVM library administrative staff namely Lucila M. Andal and Bayle G. Baguioan actively participated in the computer training conducted by the CVM Library last July 24-26 & 31, 2018. They were trained by our IT staff, Renz Rui L. Romero and College Librarian, Renz C. Cao. The training focused mainly on the applications of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel in different library works and practices. It also includes typing speed tests to enhance their typing efficiency. They were also trained to use their UPLB email accounts and do some basic functions. The whole training was fun and the participants were glad to learn new things. This was the second year of Computer Training Series conducted by CVM Library. Hoping that this activity will continue to enhance and develop the skills of the staff making them a productive employee of the university. (RCCao)
On September 5-7, 2018, the CVM/IAS Library conducted its 3-day Information Literacy Program for this first semester SY 2018-2019, which aims to promote lifelong learning and level up the research of graduate and undergraduate students. Various topics were discussed, such as access to online veterinary and animal sciences resources and databases, library policies and various online services of the library. Use of Mendeley (online reference management tool) and Turnitin (online originality checker) was also discussed during the sessions. The participants also enjoy the games and prizes given after the session. (MDBede)
Three CVM/IAS Library staff, Adelina Esperante, Magdalena Bede, and Lucila Andal, participated in the UPLB Library Benchmarking to the Main Libraries of U.P. Baguio and Benguet State University on July 27-28, 2018. This university library activity aimed of improving internal efficiency, streamlining work processes and establishing library partnerships.
Some of the best practices of U.P. Baguio Main library, headed by Ms. Julieta S. Dela Peña are the one stop borrowing/ returning counter which are very efficient and convenient to both clients and librarians. Another practice is the transfer/merging of unused reserve books to the circulation books, which according to Ms. Dela Peña has raised the usage of these transferred reserve books and made her concluded that the overnight policy and fines hindered students in borrowing reserve books.
The BSU Main library, headed by Mr. Lauren Kipaan, now has a very attractive, cool and enabling physical arrangement and facilities, eye capture interior designs, very well paint color combinations, and furniture designs. Engaging, exposing, and fitting the library interiors, facilities and services in today’s millennial era are their main target to invite more students to come to the library. Furthermore, Mr. Kipaan, emphasized that their nine library staff are multitasking and have flexible workload to maximize the time rendered with a good quality service. The library adopted technological innovation in partnership with the DOST. Open communication to other possible donors was one of their strategies to acquire funding for the development of the library. (MDBede)
All CVM library staff, Adelina Esperante, Renz Cao, Magdalena Bede, Lucila Andal, and Bayle Baguioan joined the College Team Building at Acuaverde Beach Resort, Laiya, Batangas on July 5, 2018. The activity aims to impart learning as a team, working as a team and believing each other’s ability and capability. Dean Eduardo Torres, warmly welcomed and thanked everyone who participated in the activity. The active involvement and cooperation of everyone in different team building games added the excitement and success of this activity. (MDBede)
CVM/IAS Library participated in the university-wide food drive which was initiated by the University Library. This #FoodboxAtTheLibrary aims to show support to students during their finals week. Free snacks were enjoyed by students for 4 days that started on May 17, 2018 and lasted on May 22, 2018.
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