Academic year 2017-2018 has been a fresh start for new students and faculty members of DLSHSI. To formally welcome them, the Library has organized an orientation and database training to let them know the resources, services, and programs it offers to support their teaching, learning, and research needs.

The series of orientations happened on August 7-14, 2017 for Grade 11 students, August 16-17, 2017 for Medicine freshman students, and August 18 and 25, 2017 for undergraduate freshman students at the library building. The activity started off with a video presentation about the library, followed by a walk-through of the library’s website and its technology-driven tools, and was capped off with a walking tour of the building. The library team also met the Master of Arts in Nursing students on August 11, 2017 at the College of Nursing Auditorium to introduce the library and OpenAthens, one of its prime services for remote access to online content. A total of 825 students attended the said orientation.

Faculty members were also invited for a database training featuring iSearch, the library’s gateway to discover scholarly information, online databases, and OpenAthens on September 25, 27, and 29, 2017. EBSCO Training Representative Chiew Boon Tay was invited to facilitate one of the training sessions for faculty members. The library was glad to meet 54 faculty members, residents, and staff from the College of Humanities and Sciences, College of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, and Special Health Sciences High School who participated in the training.

The library thanks the Colleges, the Special Health Sciences High School, the College of Medicine Student Council, faculty members, residents, staff, and students for supporting the event.