College of Engineering Library's The Learning Commons Facility

Further strengthening its commitment to provide world-class facilities and services in support of research and teaching, the College of Engineering Library will be inaugurating the Learning Commons Facility on March 18, 2010. Creation of the facility was made possible through funding from UP Diliman and the Department of Science and Technology – Engineering for Research and Development for Technology (DOST-ERDT) Project.

The Learning Commons is a product of COE Library’s commitment to provide world-class research facility, collections, and services to help the students and faculty produce outstanding research outputs and relevant teaching methodologies. It will offer innovative services and resources for students, faculty, and alumni to support and enhance learning, writing, research, and use of technology.  Using the “one-stop shop” concept, it will be a central venue for access to information housed within the library and beyond.  It also aims to be a central gathering place for students to study and dynamically engage in shared learning.

The TLC, as the latest addition to the Library’s services, will be dedicated for the exclusive use of students and faculty of the College of Engineering. It will be providing state-of-the-art equipment and services in support and promotion of collaborative learning. The Learning Commons (TLC) will be offering innovative services and resources for our engineering students, faculty, and alumni through the provision of various facilities which will enable social learning.

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30 iMac stations will be available for multimedia editing and access to internet/online resources
8 dedicated portals to access e-journals, e-books and other databases
5 powerful PCs for collaborative group work

3 Kindle Readers to read electronic books (soon!)
2 Podcast stations
Interactive multimedia room equipped with multimedia projector, interactive board and state-of-the-art television can be used to view video materials, conduct lectures and group discussions.

The following is the complete list of services to be offered by the Learning Commons Facility:
* Access to the internet
* Access to online and local databases
* E-Journals
* E-Books
* Access to podcasts and vodcasts
* Audio / Video / Photo editing
* Collaborative workstations
* Interactive multimedia viewing room
* Audio visual collection
* Printing
* Scanning
* CD / DVD burning

For more details, please contact:
Sharon Ma. S. Esposo
Head Librarian
UP College of Engineering Library II
Tel: 434-8638; VOIP 3252

Invitation (Cover & Programme)

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