Monday, February 5, 1996

The Library Services Offered by St. Paul College of Paranaque


Course: Master of Arts in Library Science

School: Centro Escolar University, Philippines

Subject Area: Library Services

Year of Graduation: 1996

Sunday, February 4, 1996

Towards an Integrated Library Information System for Saidi Formation Center


Course: Master of Arts in Library Science

School: Centro Escolar University, Philippines

Subject Area: Library and Information Networks

Year of Graduation: 1996

Friday, February 2, 1996

An Assessment of the Sariaya Institute Library: Basis for a Library Development Plan

Researcher: AUREA G. ORIACEL

Course: Master of Arts in Library Science

School: Centro Escolar University, Philippines

Subject Area: Academic Libraries - Development Plan

Year of Graduation: 1996

Research Problem
The study tried to determine how well and adequate were the collection, the staff, the services and facilities of the library in carrying out its purpose in support of the needs of its users.

The research personally distributed copies of the questionnaires to the student-respondents in each year level during their respective library hours. Retrieval rate of the accomplished questionnaires was 100 percent.

Treatment of Data
The answers to the questionnaires were tallied and tabulated and computations were presented through the use of tables of frequencies and percentages. The mean was also used to enable the researcher to compare the respondents' perceptions and opinions on the status of the collection, services, use and the facilities of the library.

Findings and Conclusions
1. The Sariaya Institute Library, although it had begun developing its collection, was generally inadequate with regard to the required minimum library standards for secondary schools. The staff and the general references, however, were found adequate.

2. The physical facilities are not adequate to accommodate the required number of students.

3. Maximum limit of two books on loan is not sufficient to meet the information needs of the users.

4. The Sariaya Institute Library Development Plan which was designed to guide the library's operation into more functional and useful high school library must be implemented. It aims update and developed its collection, staff, services, facilities and use to meet the needs of its clientele and enhance its capability ti support the curriculum of the school. It is imperative that the plan be adequately sourced and made operational.

Thursday, February 1, 1996

An Evaluation of the Audio-Visual Media Program of the University of St. La Salle


Course: Master of Arts in Library Science

School: Centro Escolar University, Manila

Subject Area: Media Center

Year of Graduation: 1996

Research Problem
Educators receive tremendous pressures from different quarters, brought about by the rapid changes in the educational trends, and the advancement of knowledge and technology. Traditional methods and techniques can no longer suffice. To satisfy the need for quality education, instruction incorporated with media and technology facilitates a more effective and experiential learning. It is in this respect that the school’s audio-visual media program should serve not merely to supply materials and resources for instruction, but should form an integral part of the teaching-learning process. There should be a direct involvement of media professionals with the teachers and students in carrying out such programs. The researcher believed that the audio-visual field is closest to technology and is therefore, in the best position to help integrate these mechanisms properly into the instructional process.

The study made use of the descriptive normative survey to describe the status of the audio-visual media program of the University of St. La Salle and the evaluative checklist by W.R. Fulton as the main instrument and technique in gathering data.

The subjects of the study were 113 which included the college deans of the five colleges in the university, department heads and only full-time college faculty members for the second semester, 1995-1996.

Findings and Conclusions
1. The commitment of the administration to the media program, to educational media as an integral part of instruction, to providing educational media facilities, to financing educational media and to the staffing of the educational media program was perceived by the respondents as “satisfactory”; however, the school did not have sufficient professional staff members to provide consultative services to the entire faculty.

2. The four aspects of curriculum and instruction, namely: the consultative services in educational media utilization; the media services to educational preparation programs; the faculty/student use of educational media and the involvement of the media staff in planning was considered as “satisfactory.”

3. The respondents perceived the Educational Media Center of the University of St. La Salle as “satisfactory” as to its location and accessibility, the dissemination of media information, the availability of the educational media, the storage and retrieval, the maintenance, and the production of media.

4. The evaluation on budget and finance was interpreted as “satisfactory.”

5. The regular in-service program can help maximize the use of educational media in the classroom by teachers.

6. There is sufficient quantity of media equipment available, however, due to lack of relevant instructional materials for specific subject area, there is only occasional use of the equipment by quite a few faculty members. Improvement along this line was apparent.