To further the interest of the University Learning Resource Center (ULRC) and harnessing her knowledge, skills and capabilities as information professional, the Director of ULRC, University of Southern Mindano (USM), Kabacan, Cotabato. Dr. Anita C. Sornito will attend a leading professional event for the international library and information services sector. The event of which the biggest of this year is, Worl Library and Information Congress 79th IFLA General Assembly to be held at Singapore, 17 – 23 August 2013 with a theme “ Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities“.
The University Resource Learning Center (ULRC) Staff, in coordination with the College of Arts and Sciences – Department of English Language and Literature chaired by Prof. Marlon Salvador, Instructor/Professor of English III conducted a series of Library Instruction last June 18 – July 12, 2013 at the ULRC, Viewing Room, USM, Kabacan, Cotabato.
The Library Instruction Program is designed to give freshmen and transferee students an overview of the library, its access to resources and services, teach them the basic skills in the retrieval of books effectively and efficiently using the FOLLET-DESTINY LIBRARY Manager. Other topics include the introduction of general reference sources, access to E-Library, eResources like PROQUEST Central, Directory of Open-Access Journal Databases, ERIC Portal, etc.
Ms. Susan Martinez with the approval of Director of Libraries Prof. Anita C. Sornito., presented a graph on the increasing and decreasing performance of the acquisition for the last 8 years due to budget limitation, availability of the requested materials in the market and prioritization.
Moreover, books were acquired through purchase, gifts and donations from other linkages as a result of balance acquisition of printed and non-printed library materials (on-line journals, audio-visual materials, and other electronic sources).