ULRC to enhance Connectivity among State Tertiary Schools in Mindanao

The future, it is often said, belongs to those who plan for it. The Mindanao Association of State Tertiary Schools (MASTS) of which the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) is a proud member has been established to build a greater networks aiming to foster the tertiary institution oneness in direction. Anchored on this principle, MASTS conducted a seminar workshop and paper presentation on Infrastructure Connectivity for Collaboration of Systems towards ASEAN 2015 Integration and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Infrastructure for Library System on October 25, 2014 at Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology Library, Mati City, Davao Oriental.

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List of Newly Arrived Books as of February 3, 2014

  • 500 Breakfasts & Brunches / Beckerman, Carol.  c2011
  • 500 Fish & Seafood Dishes/ Fertig,  Judith.  c2011
  • 500 Italian Dishes /Storza, Valentina.  c2010
  • A Quick and Easy Guide to Food & Wine : for Chefs  and  Restaurateurs/ Gonzales, Gene R. c2006
  • A Textbook of  Nutrition and Diet / Kumari, Veena.  c2012
  • A Textbook of Applied Micobiology/  Singh, Sujay. c2012
  • A Textbook of Plant Diseases/ Sanju Kumari.   c2012
  • Action Research/ Stringer, Ernest T.- 4th ed. c2014
  • Advances in Mycology and Plant Pathology / Satish Kumar Sinha.  c2012
  • Agricultural Communication & Sustainable  Development / Allan, Evan.  c2013
  • Agricultural Entomology/ Sharma, Sohan. c2012
  • Agricultural Sustainability : Progress and Prospects in Crop Research / ed. by Gurbir  S. Bhullar and Navreet   K.  Bhullar. C2013
  • Anatomy and Physiology  : With Integrated Study Guide / Gunstream, Stanley E. – 3rd ed.  c2006
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology : Genetic  Approaches/  Dunham, Rex A. – 2nd ed. c2011
  • Architectural Graphic Standards Student Edition /  Bassler, Bruce.  11th ed. c2008
  • Architecture Form, Space, & Order / Francis D.K. Ching.   c2007
  • AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014  : Essentials / Onstott, Scott, c2013
  • Automotive Mechanics /  Crouse, William H., Donald L. Anglin. –  10th ed. c1993

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List of Newly Arrived Books as of January 8, 2014

A Comprehensive Handbook in Ethics of  Moral Philosophy  (With Islamic Ethics and Islamic Values) c2010
Academic Library Automation/ Raval, Ajaykumar  c2013
Academic Library System / Saharan, Mahender Singh c2013
Accounting Best  Practices / Bragg, Steven M. c2013
Acquisition and Collection Development in Library Science / Saharan, Mahender Singh c2013
Advanced Materials and Techniques  for Reinforced Concrete Structures/ El-Reedy, Mohamed  A.c2009
Agricultural  Biotechnology Sector : Issues Impacting Innovations / Kaur, Mandeep c2013
Agriculture Water Pollution and Management / Tripathi, Akhilesh c2013
Animal  Welfare in Veterinary Practice / Yeates, James c2013
Auditing and Accounting Cases : Investigating Issues of Fraud and Professional Ethics / Thibodeau, Jay C./Deborah Freier c2014
Biodiversity and Irrigation / Cooke, Millea  c2013

USM BLIS Faculty & Students Attended RDA Seminar

August 29-31, 2013 —- Faculty and students of the University of Southern Mindanao, under the curriculum of Bachelor of Library and Information Science, attended the PLAI SOCCSKSARGEN Region Librarians Council Seminar-workshop held at Maya Pavellion, Paraiso Verde in Koronadal City, South Cotabato. Professors Anita Sornito, Susan Martinez, Ariel Arrogante, Genevive Catulong, Lilian Clarito, and all other faculty members and librarians as well as the students altogether with the other librarians and information professionals from different places in the region, institutions and organizations were gathered to one common goal. The seminar focuses its theme on “Preparing Librarians for new Cataloging Standards and Guidelines focusing Resource Description and Access (RDA) essentials, other informative topics on Library Accountability, Code of Ethics in the Library Profession and re-echo of the CHED Proposed Requirements for Academic Libraries Common to all Programs.”


The event embarks its 1st day with the opening program held by the St. Alexius Grade School Angklung Ensemble. Participants were able to witness such a prestigious performance. After which was the opening remarks by Dr. Anita C. Sornito, PLAI SOCCSKARGEN Region Librarians Vice President and Conference Chair, followed by the induction of various programs/workshops that were assigned on designated schedules and hosted by numerous speakers and hosts including our very own Dr. Anita Sornito, Prof. Susan Martinez, Mrs. Dielita Garcia and Prof. Ariel Arrogante, all from the beloved USM. The affair highlighted the presence of South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes, conveying her keynote address and addressing her inspirational words to all.

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