Jinky M. Mordido, MSLS
A Message from the Director of LRC
It is a privilege and honor in continuously serve our beloved Philippine Christian University for 23 years and counting. It has thought me how to serve selflessly which contributed to my personal, professional and spiritual growth as a person and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to serve the University.
Last August 01, 2020, I was appointed as the new Chief Librarian. And being in this role for five months, we are in a challenging situation affected by the pandemic but despite of that we continue to rebuild and adapt to the new normal, we remain confident and resilience to the uncertain future. As we move on in our life’s journey, let us anchor our hope in Jesus.
I encourage all that we treat our profession as a vocation with compassion, integrity and wisdom as we give our best service to our dear students, academic faculty and PCU Community. I would like to share my work verse found in Colossian 3:23 and it says “Whatever you do, work it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people”. Let us offer the works of our hands to honor God.
Library Guidelines in the New Normal
Remote access to E-Resources
The service includes online database access and use of e-resources. The library has an open databases that are accessible anytime anywhere and also databases on trial. Expanding the use of online platform to support students, and academic faculty.
- DOST – starbooks (http://starbooks.ph/)
- KOHA ILS
- Phil Ched Connect
- e-library USA American Spaces Corner Philippine (PCU students and faculty can register at this link to receive a log-in details. Once you have received your login details on your e-mail, you can access the free online library at https://elibraryusa.state.gov/login.
The library informs its patrons of the new acquisitions through its website and social media accounts
BORROWING OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
Students, faculties, administrators and academic support staffs may use the library materials inside the library section.
- Readers may request for a scanned copy of the printed book from the library collection. (Book chapters and articles must be 30 pages or less. One chapter or article per request.)
- Readers may get full-text electronic journal articles and book chapters from various subscribed databases and open and free access resources.
SUSPENDED SERVICES OF THE LIBRARY
Checking-out of library materials
Accepting of outside researchers
Accepting of book donations
Interlibrary loans (for printed materials)
Face to face library instructions
Physical library tours
The LRC supports the institution’s instructional, curricular, research and extension programs through:
- An organized, relevant and fast delivery of information and services;
- Timely and equitable access to the LRC’s resources and services;
- A close and meaningful working relationship with students, faculty, administrators and staff of the University;
- A maximized access to local and global information in cooperation with other libraries
- To continually upgrade the library and all its resources in order to meet the expanding educational programs of the University;
- To identify files and databases relevant to library services for easy and fast access of information;
- To maintain a pool of trained personnel with technical skills and competencies;
- To automate operations and services to keep abreast with current trends in modern Information Technology;
- To develop and implement strategies to promote the use of the library and all other learning resources;
- To link and network with local and international institutions to enhance the resources sharing capabilities of the center.
The Library employs the open-shelf system, wherein books and other library materials are fully accessible to the students.
The Library in Manila Campus admits students enrolled in the South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC) schools – De La Salle University, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Philippine Women’s University, Philippine Christian University, University of the Philippines-Manila, St. Scholastica’s College-Manila, St. Paul’s University, Adamson University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Philippine Normal University, and Santa Isabel College – provided they are in possession of an SMEC Identification Pass.
The PCU students may also avail of the library facilities of other SMEC member schools by requesting for an SMEC referral letter from the University Librarian. Bibliographic access to the book database is available through the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) for easy access to information.
Back issues of selected newspapers are also available in microfiche or microfilms. For Manila Campus, the Electronic Data Processing is located in a separate room where encoding of library collections, reproduction of bibliographies and updating of databases are done. The computerization of library materials serves the researcher in the dissemination of information, knowledge, resources, both locally and internationally.
The Internet Room is open to all PCU students who may wish to browse or navigate on the World Wide Web.
MEET THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIANS
Jinky M. Mordido, MSLS
Learning Resource Center
Anacleta B. Guadaña
Marcela P. Labarda
Jesie U. Solidum
Salvador S. Mordido
Grace M. Establecida
Virginia V. Clarke
Mary Grace R. Tamboon
Cherryl P. Macale
Elementary/Kiddie Kollege Library
Dasmarinas Cavite Campus