Library Announcements

December 16, 2016

Title: ​Opening of Application: ​STEAM Upcycling Program 2017

​The Libraries  in partnership with  US Embassy in the Philippines and Makerspace Manila  announces the call for application for STEAM Upcycling Program 2017.​

STEAM Upcycling (employing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills in repurposing, reusing, or turning of an item into something greater than its present quality, monetary value, or function) is a comprehensive six-month course designed to:

  1. Introduce Filipinos to the global maker movement and the positive impact it brings to education (STEAM and non-STEAM), business, and society
  2. Educate Filipinos about being makers and utilizing makerspaces
  3. Promote Entrepreneurship and Environmental Protection using a platform and tools via makerspaces
  4. Celebrate Filipino ingenuity through tinkering and making
  5. Support various opportunities for a better quality of life that can be born out of upcycling
  6. Bring together local makers and makerspace organizations, non-government entrepreneurship and environmental organizations, Philippine and US government agencies, upcycling experts and gurus in the Philippines and the U.S., and alumni of U.S. government exchange programs
  7. Deliver different in-person and or virtual makerspace learning workshops and activities that will promote upcycling as a way to protect the environment, and as a viable and sustainable source of livelihood. 

Coverage of the Program
The program will cover design thinking, illustration, 2D/3D design, robotics, programming, and electronics and will cover the following tracks:

  • Track 1, Robotics – a branch of engineering that covers conceptualization, design, manufacturing, and operation of robots. This track overlaps with electronics, computer science, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and mechatronics
  • Track 2, Fabrication – the process in which an item is made (fabricated) from a raw or semi-finished materials into a finished product that’s ready for use. This track deals with design thinking methodology, invention cycle, and traditional and modern fabrication techniques. Skills are expected to be applied to develop upcycling projects by the participants.

The program will run in the following sequence:

  • Phase 1 - Skills Building
  • Phase 2 - Design Challenges
  • Phase 3 - STEAM Upcycling Project
  • Phase 4 - Maker Fair

Applicants must possess the following:

  1. Must be currently enrolled student (senior high school or undergraduate) of DLSU Manila and STC and have at least one term left after the program.
  2. Must guarantee continued enrollment with the University in the entire duration of the program.
  3. Must have no failing marks.
  4. Must have the means to travel and attend sessions at the following venues:
    a.  Makerspace Manila, Solenad 3, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
    b.  The Learning Commons, DLSU, Taft Avenue, Manila
  5. Must be able to bring his/her own laptop every session.
  6. Must be committed to attend ALL sessions and complete the 6-month program.
  7. Must be willing to enter into an agreement with the Libraries.
  8. Must be a team player and be able to submit deliverables as required by the program.
  9. Must demonstrate communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills.
  10. Must pass the screening procedures.



  1. Accomplished online application form
  2. Letter of intent (in English language) detailing relevant hobbies, interests, skills, previous experiences and expectations if successful in this application, addressed to:
    Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido
    Director, American Corner-Manila
    De La Salle University Libraries
    2401 Taft Avenue, 0922 Manila, Philippines
  3. Supporting documents 
    a. Parent/guardian’s consent (for minors)
    b. Original copy of EAF
    c. True copy of grades
    d. Certificate of good moral character
  4. Signed conforme to program terms and conditions (for accepted applicants)


Please submit all the requirements to  

Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido
Director, American Corner-Manila
De La Salle University Libraries
6th Floor, Henry Sy. Sr. Hall


Important Dates

Deadline for submission of requirements 6 January 2017
Evaluation of application 9-20 January 2017
Interview of qualified applicants 27 January 2017
Release of the results of application

3  February 2017
Start of the program March 2017
Culminating Event (Maker Fair) September 2017

For inquiries, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph, or contact Ms. Donna Lyn G. Labangon, Special Collections Librarian at local 265.​






November 17, 2016

1. Trial Access to EBSCO's One Belt One Road Reference Source​

​The trial access to EBSCO’s One Belt, One Road Reference Source is now available until 31 December 2016.  

​EBSCO’s One Belt, One Road Reference Source is a collection of full text journals and publications to support the understanding and study of the One Belt One Road mega region, including parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. It provides access to scholarly journals, newspapers and newswires, conference proceedings and hard to find publications covering essential information for studying the people, culture and economies of the 65 countries in the region.

Please visit the Libraries’ homepage to access the database on and off campus via your Internet browser.

Once EBSCO’s One Belt, One Road Reference Source has been tried, kindly click and accomplish this Online Feedback Form. Your feedback/recommendations/comments will greatly help in evaluating whether or not to officially subscribe to this database. ​


2. Trial Access to EIKON

The trial access to EIKON is now available until 30 November 2016.  

EIKON is a financial analysis tool which provides easy access to trusted news, data and analytics all filtered by relevance to the users' exact needs and displayed in a highly visual way that is easy to grasp and act on. It provides the broadest and deepest data sets across asset classes, sectors and geography.

Access to EIKON is limited to on-campus network only. Please visit the Information Reference at the 7th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, to access the tool.

Once EIKON has been tried, kindly click and accomplish this Online Feedback Form. Your feedback/recommendations/comments will greatly help in evaluating whether or not to officially subscribe to this database. 


3. Trial Access to Grolier Online

The trial access to Grolier Online is now available until 02 December 2016.  

Grolier Online is a one-stop access for teachers and students to portfolio of digital education resources. It has a compilation of non-fiction texts, world newspapers, videos and other award winning contents which are curriculum-aligned and allows teaching and learning more interactive and engaging.

Please visit the Libraries’ homepage (see scrolling banner) to access the database on and off campus via your Internet browser, using the following login information:

For Instructors Username: teacher1
Password: teacher1
For Students Username: student1
Password: student1

Once Grolier Online has been tried, kindly click and accomplish this Online Feedback Form. Your feedback/recommendations/comments will greatly help in evaluating whether or not to officially subscribe to this database. 







IamInfoSMART 2016

Now on its fourth year, the Libraries will be running its Information Literacy (IL) campaign called IamInfoSMART with the theme, "​InfoSMART Plus”, on 08-12 November 201​6 at The Learning Commons. This activity is in line with the celebration of the Library and Information Services (LIS) month this November.

SMART refers to the ability to: Seek for the right information; Manage retrieved information effectively; Assess information critically; Refer information sources correctly; and Treat and apply information ethically.

IamInfoSMART 201​6 is a week-long fair of exhibitions, learning sessions and interactive games, which aims at honing the IL skills of students and raising awareness on the importance of IL in their pursuit for academic and research excellence. Activities include:

Run Dates




08-12 November Information Literacy Exhibit

Pokemon Hunt!
Chinese Checker/Connect Four

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Exhibit Area
The Learning Commons
08 November

IamInfoSMART 2016 Opening Ceremonies

WeAreInfoSMART Poster Making Contest

9:30AM – 10:30AM


2:00PM – 5:00PM
Exhibit Area
The Learning Commons

09 November

RIA’s Research Help Desk

Family Feud (DLSU Librarian’s Edition)

9:00AM – 5:00PM
2:00PM – 4:00PM

Exhibit Area
The Learning Commons

10 November

TeachMeet with LORA, The Librarian

9:00AM – 11:30AM

Ortigas Room
The Learning Commons
IamInfoSMART Symposium 2016

1:00PM – 5:00PM

Animo Labs
The Learning Commons

11 November

 IamInfoSMART Amazing Race (Senior High School Students Edition)

1:30PM –


Exhibit Area
The Learning Commons

12 November

Reskilling and Upskilling Researchers Workshop

9:00AM – 11:00AM

Phinma E-Classroom
Room 303, Miguel Building

RIA’s Research Help Desk

9:00AM – 12:00PM

Exhibit Area
The Learning Commons

Updates on IamInfoSMART 2016​ and other upcoming activities will be announced through the Libraries' Facebook page.






The Life and Works of Mario Vargas Llosa: ​A​n Exhibition

​The Libraries invite the academic community to visit the exhibit entitled "​​The Life and Works of Mario Vargas Llosa: ​A​n Exhibition" at The Learning Commons, ​12th floor, ​Henry Sy Sr. Hall. 
This exhibit displays selected works by and about Mario Vargas Llosa (Nobel Prize in Literature 2010) from the holdings of the Libraries. 

​​The exhibit is free and runs from 8-18 November 2016, 7:00AM to 8:00PM.​






Instructional Media Services at The Learning Commons

In view of the transfer of the Law Library from the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall to the Rufino Campus at Bonifacio Global City, the Instructional Media Services (IMS) at the Manila campus is now centralized at The Learning Commons, 6F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall. 

​The IMS provides the academic community with audiovisual​ ​(AV) resources​​, equipment​​ and services in support of its instructional, research and extension programs. 

To better assist the community in their AV resource needs for their planned activities, and in compliance with the recent announcement of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding the Revised Policy on Overtime Work, requests should be made at least four (4) working days (excluding Saturdays) before the date of the event, on a first-come, first-served basis.

As previously announced, AV equipment requests should be submitted using the Online Request Form (My.LaSalle account information is required to log in to the form).

For inquiries, you may Chat with LORA, send an email to library-ims@dlsu.edu.ph, or contact Mr. Joseph M. Yap, IMS Coordinator, at local 370.