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Establishing the St. Mary's Archive in Sagada” or simply, “St. Mary’s Arch,” in its entirety, aims to provide assistance through the transfer of basic knowhows as well as technical skills necessary for the establishment and operation of a community archive. The following objectives were accomplished by the project phase or Phase 1 through a series of lecture-workshops which followed a general structure but was generally kept flexible in order to accommodate the feedback from the participants: 1) identify the participants’ intentions for establishing the St. Mary’s community archive; 2) assist the participants in creating an inventory; 3) define what materials should be selected for inclusion in the archive; 4) identify guidelines on storage and handling; 5) compile all participant outputs and articulate them into a Manual of Procedures for St. Mary’s Archive; and, 6) evaluate the conducted trainings and consolidate the training materials into a training manual for a Community-Based archive. Apart from the accomplishment of the objectives outlined above, the report discusses other observations and findings such as the challenges and opportunities that accompanied the shift to online mediums; explorations on the causes of and possible remedies to participant shyness; and the impacts brought about by flexible programming of activities.

This paper sought to understand how professional associations operate based on their awareness of knowledge management (KM) practices as well as their readiness and willingness to implement KM programs. It sought to gauge the levels of awareness of professional librarians’ associations on KM and identify practices of these identifications that are KM related. Through a combination of survey and key informant interviews, it was found that awareness of KM and its related concepts is relatively high among the individuals who belong to the leadership of an association. KM as a concept is learnt from experience based on joining conferences and self-learning through online searches and discussions with peers. The implementation of KM is based on relational and experiential factors. Personalization occurs among all associations and this is how knowledge is mostly created, transferred, and shared. Integration of KM, thus, operates along these lines. Codification, although necessary, does not usually happen but the association continues to operate based on previously established norms and practices.

The project of developing the library of Sipat Elementary School intended to set up, establish, and make the SES library functional and operational for its learners. Specifically, it aimed to (1) create a listing of the book and non-book collection of the library and have an accession record; (2) organize the collection by classifying them using DDC and labeling them accordingly by color-coding; (3) solicit funds/library materials resources to be added in the collection; (4) create a library manual of procedures; (5) conduct an orientation to the librarian-in-charge; and (6) turn over solicited library materials to the library.

After implementing the activities as planned in four phases, namely, initiation, planning, execution, and closing while adhering to required health protocols being implemented due to the current pandemic, the project was completed and duly turned over to the school. This included deliverables such as the accession record of all the library collection, the library manual of procedures, the organization of the collection using DDC and assigned color-coding, as well as the orientation of the librarian-in-charge and the school principal on the details of the MOP. None of the organizations and institutions that were sought for book donations were able to send their donations due to the limitations and challenges posed by the current pandemic. However, several private individuals contributed and with the solicited funds from them, the project manager was able to acquire additional bookshelves and children’s books for the collection.

Despite the current challenging situation, the school principal and the project manager are optimistic that this project further enabled the school to better serve and provide additional services and facilities to their learners as they welcome them back once everything is back to normalcy.

The purpose of this study is to determine use of electronic resources by the undergraduate students of Mapua Institute of Technology, Makati Campus mainly to (1) Find out the frequency of use of the electronic resources by the undergraduate students (2) Determine the factors that the undergraduate students consider in searching information from electronic resources and to (3) Identify how the undergraduate students seek information from the electronic resources.

Three hundred thirty seven survey questionnaires were distributed to undergraduate students enrolled in various programs such as Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT), Information Systems (IS), Business Administration (BA), Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM), Entrepreneurship (ENT), Accountancy (ACT), Nursing (NRS). Purposive convenience sampling was used as the preferred sampling method due to the large sample size.

From the results of this study, it is concluded that 51.2 of undergraduate students of Mapua Makati are not aware of the existence of the library information literacy program / library orientation while 40.5 respondents were able to attend the library orientation.

This study focused on the awareness of Quezon City Public Library librarians on the value of interior decoration of libraries and the interior decoration preferences of children. It utilized a descriptive research design.

A total of one hundred reading area users in the three QCPL branches were shown flashcards as s form of survey. The flashcards consists of two designs 1) the traditional design, and 2) the modern design.

The data gathered from the use of flashcards revealed that children prefer modern design over traditional design. Aside from the use of flashcards, the researcher also conducted an interview with seven (7) librarians in the three branches of Quezon City Public Library. The Quezon City Public Library branches were Lagro, Cubao, and Novaliches. Based on the interviews, most of the librarians were aware of the value of interior decoration but did not know the exact principles of it. Some librarians, on the other hand, were not aware of the value of interior decoration of libraries but are willing to learn it.

The study recommended for the Quezon City Public Library and for other public libraries and schools as well to give consideration in providing not only their reading area but also the entire library with an enjoyable reading experience by means of changing their interior from traditional design to modern design. The LIS professionals should also enrich their knowledge on interior decoration to make their library a better place for reading.