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CDC holds library user training for faculty and REPS

20 September 2017 by CBucu

The College of Development Communication (CDC), together with the UPLB University Library, held a day-long library user training for CDC faculty and Research, Extension, and Professional Staff (REPS) last September 18 at the Chancellor's Hall, UPLB Main Library. 

The joint activity was spearheaded by the CDC Library Committee, and included presentations and hands-on training on selected premium research tools and services provided by the University Library. Among the topics discussed are the following: navigating and maximizing EBSCO Discovery Services as a research and classroom tool; data sourcing using the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) iLIBRARY; checking student output using internet-based plagiarism checking service, Turnitin; and sourcing and organizing content for research using ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Mendeley.

The library user training is part of the University Library's "Be Retooled and APPlified" program, a university-wide initiative for the UPLB faculty and REPS. It aims to train them toward becoming excellent authors by providing and sharing "international best practices in publishing, the latest industry information, current updates on the world's leading research platforms, and what every researcher should know to be empowered in their work."

In her opening remarks, UPLB University Librarian Concepcion DL. Saul encouraged everyone to become more acquainted with library resources and interact with the available research tools for daily work. In conjunction with the training, Saul also asked CDC to promote the University Main Library's ongoing information literacy program "Level Up Your Research" to CDC students. 

Pius S. Murillo, head of the learning commons and emcee of the day's activity, also invited attendees to partner with them in conducting special research workshops for their students through the University Library's specialized library classroom instruction program.