This service consists of personal assistance provided to library users. Reference librarians are available during regular library hours to assist them in their search for information.
a. Literature search
A library user who may want to know what have been published or what references are available for a specific subject or topic is assisted through this service. All available guides, lists, indexes, bibliographies and others are checked in order to produce the needed materials/information.
b. Library Orientation/Instruction
Library orientation refers to helping people be aware of and comfortable with the facilities and the services available, with the location of the collections and with the people who service those collections. Library instruction refers to the teaching of the effective use of the library to the students and other users.
2. Photocopying service
It refers to the photographic reproduction of printed materials. It enhances the availability of reading materials.
The hours of service are as follows:
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
3. Circulation Service
It is concerned with the following activities: charging and discharging of the library materials to the readers and the returning of such materials to its proper location.
a. Stack Book Service
Stack Books are those that are housed in the different storage areas. If request for these books is made in the morning, these will be available in the afternoon. If request is made in the afternoon, it will be available the following morning.
4. Library Displays/Exhibits
New materials are put on display for one week before these are shelved together with the other materials in the collection. Library displays/exhibits are also done in consonance with the celebration of some occasions.
B. Technical Services
This service includes the following:
a. Acquisition of books and other library materials through purchase, gift and exchange;
b. Organization of materials for their easy location, which concerns with cataloging and classification.
c. Conservation of library materials through binding, simple repair and others.
II. FACULTY MEMBERS
This service consists of personal assistance to faculty members in their research and Information needs.
a. Literature Search
All available guides, lists, indexes, bibliographies and others are checked in order to produce the needed materials/information.
2. Bibliographic Service
The library upon the request of the faculty members provides listings of books and other materials on selected areas of interest.
3. Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
a. Current Awareness
This is an on-going dissemination of information to the faculty and to the rest of the academic community with regard to newly acquired books and other library materials. Faculty members are also encouraged to recommend titles of books and journals for acquisition.
b. Library Reaching Out
This is concerned with informing faculty members of the available books in their field of specialization. They are invited to come to the library in their most convenient time to see for themselves the books/materials being announced.
c. Electronic Delivery
This service is concerned with sending through emails articles from library’s subscribed electronic databases upon the request of faculty members and other researchers.
4. Information Drive
This is a yearly service of the library for the purpose of:
a. helping faculty members gain better understanding of the key role of the library to instruction;
b. becoming acquainted with the library’s resources, services, facilities and technological tools made available for their use;
c. providing assistance in collection evaluation and development relevant to the curricular needs;
d. enhancing faculty-library relations.
5. Photocopying Service
It refers to the photographic reproduction of printed materials.
6. Circulation Service
It is concerned with the following activities: charging out the material to the reader, receiving it upon return and returning it to its proper location.
a. Reserve Book Service
The library accepts personal copies of books from faculty members to be placed on “Reserve” and these are for “Library Use Only”.
b. Stack Book Service
Stack books are those that are found in the different storage ages.
c. Online Renewal
Faculty members who may have the need to renew borrowed library materials may do so online.
d. Hold Request
Faculty members may request “Hold” on currently borrowed library materials through OPAC Access using his/her personal account by clicking on “Place Hold” button.
e. SelfCheck System
A self-service system that allows faculty members to check-out books electronically without the need to pass through the circulation counter. All books in the library can be self-checked except General References and those marked “Non-Circulating”.
III. SERVICE TO OUTSIDE RESEARCHERS
1. Service to outside researchers is limited to reference/information, literature search, stack and photocopying services.
2. They can be accommodated during library hours from Monday to Saturday.
3. Each researcher is charged the amount of Php100.00 per day, paid at the Accounting Office. He/she presents the receipt to the student assistant at the Reserve Counter. A library permit is then issued to him/her.
4. Researchers cannot borrow library materials for outside use.
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University of San Jose - Recoletos
Year Founded 1947