CNS Library non-print collections

The Center for Nationalists Studies Library, housed at the 2nd floor of Vinzons Hall, UP Diliman Campus, re-opened on 11 January 2010 after having stopped operation for many years now. The Library was formally inaugurated by Dr. Sergio S. Cao, Chancellor, U.P. Diliman in a simple ceremony held on December 17, 2009. It is a collaborative effort to rebuild what was once one of the foundations that stirred national consciousness among students in the University of the Philippines, intelligentsia, and the public in general.

CNS Library Reference Desk

The reactivation of the CNS Library is a fulfilled dream of the University Student Council, the School of Library and Information Studies Student Council and the University Library. Likewise, it is an output of a group in Prof. Salvacion M. Arlante’s LIS 158 class (Marketing Library and Information Services) that was assigned to develop a marketing plan for a special library. The Library hopes to motivate students to read works on nationalism and related fields. The Library is both a reading and listening/viewing center that contains print and non-print materials such as books, periodicals, CD-ROMs and DVDs. Included in the collection are DVD/CD copies of classic and award-winning Philippine motion pictures and the complete set of documentaries by the National Geographic. It has two television monitors and a DVD/CD player, and two computers with internet connections that allow online access to the University Library’s online public access catalog and the various online databases and subscriptions available through the Main Library website.

Chancellor Cao, Campus Architect Lico and the University Librarian Arlante in the reading area

SLIS Rep Theo Futalan, Jr. welcoming readers to the CNS Library

The CNS Library is student run but under the supervision of the University Library which selects and acquires, catalogs and classifies information sources for the Library. It is open on Mondays-Fridays, 9-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-12 a.m. — RYTarlit

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February 2009 — The College of Social Work and Community Development celebrated its College Week from 17-21 February 2009. The opening program was held at the CSWCD Library reading room on 17 February 2009, with the following activities: 1) Presentation of the Doctor in Social Development Program; 2) Launching of the CSWCD Journal; 3) Turn-Over of the CBCRM Materials; 4) Opening of the 4th CSWCD Library Book Fair; and 5) Opening of the Exhibits of Field Instruction Program. The opening program was attended by Chancellor SERGIO S. CAO, Dr. MANUEL F. BONIFACIO, Ms. LUZ L. RODRIGUEZ, the CSWCD Dean and faculty, staff and students, Prof. SALVACION M. ARLANTE, as well as a number of head librarians from the Diliman unit libraries.

Prof. Arlante leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 4th CSWCD Library Book Fair

Prof. Arlante leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 4th CSWCD Library Book Fair

Prof. Arlante led the ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the opening of the 4th CSWCD Library Book Fair. The college dean, Dr. AMARYLLIS T. TORRES, assisted the university librarian in the cutting of ribbons. The Library had organized the CSWCD Book Fair since 2005 as its participation in the celebration of the college week. For the year 2009, there were seven local book dealers that participated in this said book fair namely: Belview Co., Inc., CD Books International, Inc., C & E Publishing, Inc., EDCA Publishing and Distributing, Corp., Goodwill Book Store, Ibon Foundation, and Linar Educational Materials.

Prof. Arlante awarding the Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Allan Vera, CBCRM Resource Center

Prof. Arlante awarding the Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Allan Vera, CBCRM Resource Center

Mr. Vera turning over the CBCRM Resource Center Book Collection to the CSWCD Library

Mr. Vera turning over the CBCRM Resource Center Book Collection to the CSWCD Library

During the turn-over ceremony held on the same date and venue, Dean Amar Torres received the CBCRM library materials from Mr. ALLAN VERA, coordinator of the CBCRM Resource Center. Prof. Arlante, on the other hand, had awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to the CBCRM Resource Center for donating books and other information sources, as well as book shelves to the CSWCD Library. The opening program was followed by a sumptuous lunch held at the Atrium of the CSWCD Building. –L. Dela Cruz

Peace and conflict

Peace and Conflict Studies

Disaster management

Disaster management in the Philippines

CSWCD Librarian Leonnie Dela Cruz

CSWCD Librarian Leonnie Dela Cruz


For the third quarter of the year 2008, the CSWCD Library had showcased a thematic exhibit as per request of the college dean, Dr. Amaryllis T. Torres. From July to August, the new acquisitions of the library from January to June 2008, had been displayed. Quotes related to love of books, reading and libraries had been highlighted in this exhibit.

Reading materials about natural disasters, emergency management and relevant materials were culled out from the general collection and were displayed to form the exhibit on Disaster Management in the Philippines. Partner organizations like the National Disaster Coordinating Council and the PAG-ASA were visited to solicit for their publications. These materials were displayed in the library for the months of September to October 2008.

Peace and Conflict Studies was our current topic for the library’s third thematic exhibit which will run from November to December 2008. The Office of the Presidential Advisory on Peace Process (OPPAP) located at the Ortigas Complex, Pasig City was visited by the CSWCD librarian and staff to solicit book donations relevant to this subject area. –LDela Cruz

CM’s College Librarian Ms. Florinda Santos, shows off library annex.

The U.P. College of Music Library opens more room to accommodate its growing number of readers. The extended space – adjacent to the Archives/Special Collections Area and Filipiniana Section (the former home of the Dr. Jose M. Maceda Collection), located at the right wing (facing the Camerata Court) of the Abelardo Hall – now serves as the faculty/graduate students’ browsing area and Serials Section of the Music Library.

Construction of the newly-built annex began in December 2005 and was completed in January this year. The College would like to thank Senator Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. for his generous donation that made this improvement a possibility. –FSantos

The School of Urban and Regional Planning Library would like to thank Dr. Hanns Sylvester of Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), German Academic Exchange Service, for donating 121 titles/122 volumes of DAAD Reference Collection of Books on Development Co-operation.

The collection was completely delivered on February 2006. A delivery receipt dated 19 May 2006 was sent to Prof. Carmelita R.E.U. Liwag, a faculty member of the School. She is also the SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies Programme)-Asia Coordinator.

SPRING University of Dortmund in Germany has a joint program with the U.P. SURP. They offer the Master of Science in Regional Development Planning. Its is a two-year graduate program with the first year spent at the University of Dortmund, and the succeeding year at the U.P. SURP.

The books are now searchable in our WebOPAC and available at the SURP Library. –CMGamboa

L-R: Ms. Sharon Esposo, Ms. Yolanda Granda (Head, Engineering Library)
and Mr. Ramil Franco

The UP Engineering Society conferred this year’s Alay sa Inhinyero Award to Ms. Sharon Ma. S. Esposo as the Most Outstanding Librarian in the College of Engineering Library. Another award was given to Mr. Ramil Franco, a University Extension Associate as an Outstanding Library Support Staff.

The two awardees come from the same section of the library. Esposo is head of the Reserve Books Section and the Internet and Computing Facility while Franco renders support services to both sections.

The Alay sa Inhinyero Award aims to recognize faculty and staff who have rendered efficient, honest and dedicated service to the College of Engineering. The winners were recognized for showing exemplary performance and expertise in their field, as well as their relationships and interaction with the students and co-workers in their respective departments and units within the college.

The selection process was done by ballot voting, and the set of criteria for selection was contained therein. The voting population was composed of co-workers (50%) and 4th and 5th year students (50%). The rationale is to ensure that all votes are based solely on the merits of a nominee and not by mere popularity, considering the maturity of the said voting population and their residence in their respective departments.

The conferment of the award was done in a formal awarding ceremony held at the P & G Hall on August 25, 2006 at the UP College of Engineering. –SSEsposo

22 August 2006 — THE UP COLLEGE OF MUSIC, established on Sept. 4, 1916, proudly continues its 90th anniversary celebrations this year with the tagline “A COLLEGE FOR THE WORLD.” A music fair cum media launch, Tuesday, August 29 starts off the celebration with an exhibit of various publications and archival posters and programs including those of the late Aurelio Estanislao; a tour of two university museums and its treasure trove of material; and a 30-minute mini concert at the Abelardo Hall featuring excerpts from a season of Operas, the UP Orchestra, a gamelan performance, and the UP Madrigal Singers.

From September 4 to 8, the College will formally hold a week-long series of performances, workshops and exhibits at the UP Diliman, Abelardo Hall.

It will give tribute to the Eight National Artists with whom it has been associated with, namely Antonio Molina, Jovita Fuentes, Antonino Buenaventura, Lucrecia Kasilag, Lucio San Pedro, Felipe de Leon, Jose Maceda, and Andrea Veneracion.

It will honor the exceptional talents it has given the world from Evelyn Mandac to Andion Fernandez; the academic accomplishments of its faculty who have come up with books, treatises, and publications extolling Filipino music and tradition. It will applaud the numerous national and international awards its artists have won, from the best known of them the UP Madrigal Singers with at least 16 international awards, the UP Concert Chorus, to the lesser known but no less accomplished ones like the UP instrumentalists who have yearly claimed at least 10 slots in the NAMCYA youth competition.

And lastly, it will unveil its outreach program of bringing music education to the grassroots, by means of a scholarship program for teachers in the elementary to high school level.

“We want to show the world that we do not live in an ivory tower. Our curriculum is three-fold, academics and research, performance, and dissemination,” explains the College of Music Dean Ramon Acoymo.

From Sept. 5 to 28, the College will hold an opera season, a first in the history of any music school in the country. On this occasion, the operas La Serva Padrona, Der Schauspieldirektor, L’Elisir D’Amore, and Susannah will be staged.

The COLLEGE FOR THE WORLD event is open to the public from 1:30 to 3:30pm, August 29, UP Diliman, Abelardo Hall. –by FSantos