The university library acquired additional materials and updated its facilities to address the needs of the students and in preparation for the offering of new courses for Academic Year 2019-2020.
“The purchase of 1.4 million pesos worth of books is now on process. It is the 80% of selection and requests by the faculty during the 2018 Book Fair. The amount to be used for the purchase is from the library fees,” said Ms. Ninfa G. Geloryao, University Librarian.
Aside from the library fees, the deans of different colleges also pledged to allocate an amount from the 2019 budget for the purchase of additional materials. “We are looking forward that another 2 million pesos worth of books will be available at the Library soon,” Ms. Geloryao added.
The College, Community, Parents and Teachers Association (CCPTA), Inc. also donated 58 volumes of 47 titles of books on various subjects. The 20 thousand pesos worth of materials was turned-over by CCPTA, Inc. President Edgar Salazar to the University on January 29, 2019. Mr. Salazar aired the commitment of the organization to help modernizing the library.
Aside from additional materials, modern furniture, office equipment, reading facilities and four-channel CCTV cameras were installed.
The library online resources has also started its link to ISAT U website. The online facility features the vision, mission and goals, objectives, rules and regulations and the personnel. It also offers the Library services, resources and activities. Feed backs and comments can also be channeled online.
The completion of the library building is already at 47% as of January 2019. “If completed, it will be a modern facility that will offer an ambience conducive for studying and learning activities, “Ms. Geloryao added.
The library also passed the Level III and is gearing for Level IV accreditation sometime this year.