VISION

A systematic, innovative and service-oriented information resource     center     with competent and compassionate personnel fully committed to service.

MISSION

To select, acquire, organize, preserve, and make available library materials in     print and non-print and in electronic formats to serve the recreational, informational,     educational, and leisure needs of the clientele for a lifelong enjoyment of reading and     learning.

OBJECTIVES
  1. To identify and provide access to the learning resources and information services required to support the learning, teaching and research activities of the institution;
  2. To manage the resources efficiently and effectively;
  3. To establish an environment conducive to study which caters to multiple learning styles and for both individual and group learning;
  4. To teach faculty, staff and students how to use the LIRC and develop their information skills;
  5. To liaise with the administration and students to establish their needs and to cooperate with management and other college services to meet those needs;
  6. To provide accommodation which is suitable in terms of comfort, space, furniture, ventilation, lighting and to ensure that these are maintained in a clean and tidy condition;
  7. To provide a customer-caring attitude at all times;
  8. To provide sufficient stacks to meet normal user requirements and ensure that they are kept up-to-date, relevant and in good physical condition; and
  9. To encourage the LIRC staff to be actively involved in educational/professional change.

 

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:

Users Services Program

This program is intended to provide and deliver information services required to
support the instructional and research activities of the faculty and students through
Library and Internet services.  It is designed to adopt and demonstrate a user-centered
service mentality that directs all staff activity toward delivery of resources and
services to clientele at appropriate time and in the format desired.  The library
provides the following services:

Circulation (Book Borrowing)– The library provides lending service to students, faculty  and administrators.

OPAC/Card Catalog Assistance– The library offers one-on-one instruction in the use
of the library and its bibliographic tools  like the OPAC/card catalog, bibliographies,
indexes , and other services.  Information sources can be searched through the Online
Public Access Catalog (OPAC).

Use of Reading Areas – This type of service is provided for library users who intend
to read, study, or consult any of the resources available in the library.  Reading tables
and carrels are provided in each section.

Reserve Book Provision – This service includes the provision of instructional resources that are directly in line with the present curricular and instructional programs of the school.  Reserve books include textbooks and other materials that are on high demand but are few in copies.  Students can use the books within library hours, with the option to borrow the reserve books for home use overnoon or overnight.

Library Education and Training – The library serves as a laboratory for learning
for 4th  year library science students undergoing in-campus library practicum.

Reader’s Advisory Service – this service includes guidance to library users in the
choice of reading materials especially in their line of interests.

Term Paper Assistance – Professional assistance is given in guiding researchers in
the preparation of research and term papers, and in identifying the resources needed.

Reference and Information – Direct personal assistance is provided in the use of
reference sources and facilities of the library.

Bibliographies & Pathfinders – The reference section supports the research needs of the faculty and students by providing pathfinders for printed and non-printed information resources available in the library and on the internet.

Faculty Book Request/Tracking – The library accepts request for materials needed for the different subject areas for curricular or instructional purposes.  Basically, bibliographic verification of information sources requested by faculty is conducted.  A status report of materials requested is available at the technical section (whether materials requested are available, out-of-stock, temporarily out-of-stock, out-of-print, temporarily out-of-print, or not available elsewhere).

Document Delivery and Search – The library staff attends to requests of faculty and administrators to search library materials and deliver it to them.

Bibliographic Service – This service is designed to promote information literacy and develop independent library users by introducing the organization of information sources and the search strategies employed to access relevant information in an efficient, effective, and timely manner.  Bibliographic instruction will be provided to faculty, students or groups requesting these services, especially for those currently engaged in research.  The library staff compiles bibliographies on various subjects and formats.

Library Instruction – The library orientation is designed to introduce to the students the  facilities, organization, services and collection of the library.  The orientation is conducted at the beginning of the school year to all freshmen students, transferees, faculty and staff.  Informal instruction in research methodology, bibliography making, and search strategy are provided upon request.  The Internet In charge gives orientation on the use of the Internet facilities.

Current Awareness Services (CAS) / Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)– This service includes selection of materials that a user might need and bringing to his attention that the materials are available.  A user profile is compiled and documents are matched with user’s interest. The library maintains up-to-date information on a given topic by posting on the bulletin display corner.

Photocopying Services – Reprographic facilities are available in the library provided by CJC Cooperative and other photocopying operators.  In case of brownouts, or machine failure, assistance is provided by the staff for photocopying outside the CJC campus

Interlibrary Use – Under this program, faculty and students of Cor Jesu College can use the resources of DPSLA Library participating schools free of charge during Saturdays, and subject to library’s rules or regulations during school days.  College, graduate students and faculty can have access to academic libraries while high school students to school libraries only.  CJC library reciprocates this service by allowing researchers from other participating institutions.

Database Searching Assistance / Electronic Access – The library offers assistance to online searching / access to electronic databases covering e-journals, e-indexes and e-abstracts, on-line bibliographies, e-books and multimedia resources.  On-line access to a few subscribed titles is also available.

Internet Services – Internet searching, e-mail, and other messaging services are provided.  The CJC Website is maintained primarily to provide information about the facilities, services and curricular offerings of the school.  WEB Board enables faculty to post messages and create e-classroom to post the topics, course requirements, and upcoming events and activities.  It can also be used to update Alumni information.

2. Collection Development Program – This program aims to develop a collection of
information sources in various formats to support the curricular and educational needs of the clientele.  The six components of this program are: user needs assessment, collection management policy statements, selection, acquisition, deselection or weeding, and collection evaluation.

3. Technical Services Program –This program is designed to maintain a well organized
collection of information resources for easy retrieval of information.  The following services are: Classification, organization, computerization of library services and records.

4. Staff Development Program – This program is designed to develop efficient and effective library personnel who are committed and responsive to clientele needs.  In-Service Training Programs for both professional and non-professional staff are conducted for the development of skills that are needed to work effectively in an electronic environment.  Training modules for apprenticeship of Student Grantees are designed to foster effective learning and development of work-related skills.

5. Physical Plant & Facilities Improvement Program – This program is designed to provide adequate and well-furnished library facilities conducive to learning, with well-designed service areas—inviting, accessible, safe and secure.

6.    Community Extension Program– This program is intended to provide outreach service to adapted barangays. The library aspires to conduct the following activities: a) organize outreach program team; b) establish reading centers; and c) conduct reading room activities such as story telling, book talk, reading aloud, quizzers and games.

SERVICE HOURS:

Main Library
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Saturday
8:00 a.m. –  6:00 p.m.

Sunday (exclusively for Sunday School, Law School and Graduate Studies)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Library
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

LIBRARY PERSONNEL:

Dr. Leticia A. Cansancio
LIRC Director

Mrs. Elsa G. Navales
Edtech Head

Mrs. Lorena M. Abangan
Reader’s Services Librarian

Miss Mabell R. Bajenting
Technical/Circulation Librarian

Assisted by: 34 Student Assistants