Clearance Signing

Clearance Signing

As we resume the signing of clearances, new normal protocols will be observed. Documents shall be placed in the box provided at the entrance of the Library building. Signed clearance shall be released within 15 minutes upon receipt.

Drop the Book at the Book Chute

Drop the Book at the Book Chute

Heads up! Borrowed books from the Main Library can now be returned by dropping at the book chute anytime! and don’t worry, fines are waived.

Science Direct

Science Direct

Greetings! To support all students and educators during this quarantine period due to COVID-19, ScienceDirect has made all 256 textbook titles available in the platform freely accessible for the next three months. These e-books are accessible to students, institutions, and users with currently active ScienceDirect accounts. To access the titles, please click the link below.

5th UPIANA Heritage Quiz Bee

You could be the next UPIANA Quiz Bee Champion! 🏆

March 16, 2020 (Chancellor’s Hall, Main Library)

Interested parties may inquire at their respective Dean’s Office or College Student Council. 

Univ Library marks 2019 Nat’l Book Week

Univ Library marks 2019 Nat’l Book Week

“Inclusive. Innovative. Interconnected.” This is the 2019 theme of the 85th National Book Week (NBW), which the University Library celebrated on Nov. 4-11 through four lined-up activities. The event opened with the ribbon cutting of the exhibit at the BM Gonzalez Hall lobby, featuring the best theses of each college for AY 2018-2019. Leading the ceremony were University Librarian Concepcion DL. Saul and guest Pio Salvador Ramon Omana, country account manager of Elsevier Singapore. Immediately following was a knowledge sharing activity called Forum on Apps and Information Resources for Teaching and Research held at the Chancellors’ Hall, with participants from UPLB, Laguna State Polytechnic University-Los Baños Campus, Los Baños National High School, and Philippine High School for the Arts. Serving as forum speakers were Elsevier’s Omana and Dr. Edmund Centeno, college secretary of the College of Development and Communication.

Omana talked about “Measuring and increasing research impact” using Elsevier tools in promoting articles, getting a paper noticed, and tracking readership; while Dr. Centeno, an assistant professor in educational communication, introduced the blending of traditional classroom learning with online mode in his topic “Flipping the classroom: teaching and learning with technology.” The University Library also installed a three-day book fair at the Chancellors’ Hall on Nov. 6-8, in partnership with five book dealers, namely: MegaText, Bellview, Forefront, Fast Book, and Linar. The NBW celebration was sealed on Nov. 11 with a spoken word poetry competition that revolved around the celebration’s theme, with participating UPLB students not only from the college level, but also from UP Rural High School and the Graduate School.

Of the 11 competing participants, Ralph Adrianne Cauilan from the College of Economics and Management bagged the first prize. (Virginia P. Alcantara)

Univ Library conducts 15th info literacy program

University Library conducts 15th Information Literacy Program

The UPLB Main Library and the College/Unit Libraries continue to equip students with knowledge and skills to better access and understand information through the Information Literacy Program (ILP): Level UP Your Research.

ILP’s 15th edition  gathered together 421 students in various sessions from Sept. 3 to 13.

These ILP sessions reoriented the participants about library services and resources and taught them how to search information using online databases.

Students were also taught citing and referencing with the help of the software Mendeley, and checking plagiarism and originality using another software, Turnitin.

The 15th ILP also featured special sessions on new topics that reflected the ever-evolving field of information literacy.

First is the session on inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA)  entitled “Library amidst diversity: ensuring equitable and access and inclusive learning spaces.” It sought to raise awareness about IDEA in the library setting and in the context of community engagement and participation.

Another session called “Scholarly communication: ethics and issues for researchers and students” talked about open access and institutional repositories.

ILP also discussed ways to maximize the use of  mobile applications in studying and learning through the session, “study and learn the millennials’ way!: introducing mobile apps.”

Timely topics on disinformation and cybercrime completed ILP’s new line-up.

The session on “Fake news and information disorder: an essential guide for digital natives” highlighted the types, applications, and examples  of misinformation and disinformation. Students were taught how to spot disinformation and how such might have been interpreted by the audience.

Meanwhile, the session entitled “Learn how to protect yourself against cybercrime” discussed the types and motives of cybercrimes, and the ways to avoid falling prey to cybercriminals.

During ILP’s kick-off activity on Sept. 3 at the Main Library lobby, BM Gonzalez Hall, students registered on their selected sessions before enjoying games, prizes, and freebies. Award-winning documentary films were also shown in the evening part of the event. 

Parallel sessions were held at different College/Unit Libraries around the campus. (Meichelle Ann Jenine S. Rivas and Virginia P. Alcantara)