The University Learning Resource Center (ULRC) conducted its annual Library Staff Enhancement Program last May 30 to June 2, 2016. Highlights of the event included the reecho session, benchmarking and team building activities. Various topics were presented and discussed by the speakers during the reecho session. The speakers during the reecho session were the ULRC librarians who attended seminars, conferences and congress in the provincial, regional and national level.
The Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) conducted the 29th AACCUP Annual National Conference on February 17-19, 2016 at Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila with the theme, “Internalizing Accreditation in Higher Education, Internationalizing the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc”.
One of the highlights of the 29th Annual Conference was the giving of awards to the members of the AACCUP who manifested exceptional talent as evidenced by the effective instructional practice that provided models of excellence in their respective profession to help students succeed.
The Philippine L i b r a r i a n s A s s o c i a t i o n Incorporated (PLAI) in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS) and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), conducted a National Congress on November 24-27, 2015 at Plaza del Norte Convention Center, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte with the theme “ASEAN 2015: Borderless Librarianship, Limitless Opportunities”. Dr. Anita C. Sornito, Executive Vice President for PLAI Mindanao and Director of Libraries of the USM Learning Resource Center, together with Susan S. Martinez, head of Technical Services and Dielita M. Garcia, USM faculty of the Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) attended the Congress.
With the theme “Philippine Libraries : Future Possibilities” the University Learning Resources Center (ULRC) University of Southern Mindanao (USM) Kabacan, Cotabato celebrates the 80th National Book Week and Information Month on November 24-29, 2014. Various activities were conducted aimed at promoting and encouraging the community the love for reading. It was also an awareness campaign on the part of the ULRC to inform the community on its resources and the extent and nature of its services. Culmination activities were conducted in partnership with Cotabato Libraries and Information Network Inc. (COLINet) at Amas Provincial Capitol, Amas, Cotabato on December 5, 2014. To ensure wider and greater participation of the different libraries in the province, different contest were held and participated by librarians, library in charge, elementary, high school and college students from private and public schools and Bachelor of Library and Information Science students from University of Southern Mindanao (USM) Kabacan, Cotabato and Southern Christian College (SCC) Midsayap, Cotabato. Arvin M. Tejada, Division Hub Librarian, Koronadal City was the Keynote Speaker. Airene Claire A. Pagal, Board Member 2nd District, Province of Cotabato delivered the inspirational message.