Saturday, February 8, 1997

Resource and Development Capabilities of Selected College and University Libraries in Angeles City : Basis for a Proposed Consortium


Course: Master of Arts in Library Science

School: Centro Escolar University, Philippines

Subject Area: CONSORTIUM

Year of Graduation: 1997

Sunday, February 2, 1997

A Five-Year Development Plan for the Adventist University of the Philippines Academy Library


Course: Master of Arts in Library Science

School: Centro Escolar University, Manila

Subject Area: Academic Libraries-Development Plan

Year of Graduation: 1997

Research Problem
This study attempted to formulate a five-year development plan for the Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) Academy Library in order to improve its current condition. The development plan covered the following aspects: a) staffing; b) financial support; c) holdings; d) selection, organization and maintenance of collections; and e) physical facilities and services. In addition, the development plan was based on the situational study of the AUP Academy Library and the perception of its users.

The descriptive survey method was used in this study, and it involved 182 respondents, consisting of 160 students and 22 faculty members. There were two sets of survey questionnaire that were administered. The first set was intended to obtain the perceptions of the AUP Academy Library users while the second set was used to determine its present status. The gathered data were tabulated and fed into a computer for statistical analysis. The frequency distribution, mean and standard deviation were the statistical measures used in analyzing the data.

Findings and Conclusions
1. The library staff was adequate in number; however, the academic librarian required upgrading.
2. The financial support was not enough to support the library’s improvement and therefore other means should be explored.
3. The library holdings were adequate for the school population, but might need expansion if the school population would increase.
4. The selection of materials should be a cooperative activity among the librarian, the school head, and the faculty.
5. The physical facilities and services were adequate and satisfactory. Perceptions of the respondents about the AUP Academy Library corroborated the findings of the ACSS-AA. The library aspects of holdings, selections, organization and maintenance of collections, and physical facilities and services were perceived to be “good” and were described as moderately extensive and functioning well.
6. The current condition of the AUP Academy Library could be improved by implementing the Five-Year Development Plan.
7. The proposed Five-Year Development Plan for the AUP Academy Library should be implemented according to the timetable prescribed and actual results of the plan should be monitored and analyzed so that appropriate changes could be made making certain that the objectives would be attained.

Saturday, February 1, 1997

A Proposed Media Center for Lawang Bato Elementary School in Valenzuela, Metro Manila


Course: Master of Arts in Library Science

School: Centro Escolar University, Manila

Subject Area: Media Center

Year of Graduation: 1997

Research Problem
The study attempted to propose a media center for Lawang Bato Elementary School based on the survey made on the existing “media center facilities” of the school utilizing a researcher-made questionnaire.

The study used descriptive normative survey method in gathering data using the questionnaire consisting of three parts, namely: Part – 1 – Administration; Part 2 – Operational Functions; and Part 3 – Organization. It was administered to 129 subjects composed of one (1) principal, thirty (30) teachers and ninety-eight (98) graduating high school students of Valenzuela Municipal High School, Lawang Bato Annex. The data gathered from the survey questionnaire were statistically processes for mean and standard deviation, tabulated, and interpreted.

Findings and Conclusions
1. The situational study of the existing media center facilities of Lawang Bato Elementary School revealed serious inadequacies.

2. Salient features of the proposed media center.

2.1. The Media Center and its Facilities. The media center should be centrally located in the school compound with the following facilities: office, conference room, planning and AV production room, repair room, equipment and storage room, preview room with provision for film/slide storage, projection area for students, audio and typing room, cart garage, independent study area and AV library.

2.2. Operational functions

2.2.1. Utilization of AV Materials. Provision should be made for a variety of AV materials to meet classroom needs in teacher study group, in faculty meetings, and in extension services of the school. Graduating elementary students should be trained in the operation of the media center.

2.2.2. Cataloging, Storing and Care of AV Materials and Equipment. Proper recording of AV materials and equipment should be done. Dewey Decimal Cataloging systems should be adopted to facilitate locating the material. There should be provisions for the proper care, repair of AV materials and equipment.

2.2.3. Production Training Activities. The media center should provide training: 1) in the collection of AV materials; 2) in the production and multiplication of AV materials; and 3) dissemination of AV methods and techniques.

2.2.4. In-Service Training Activities. Teachers’ participation in defining goals and problems, in formulating in-service education should be enlisted. Competent teachers should be trained to act as discussant and lecturer in seminars, workshops, demonstrations, and teacher study groups.

2.3. Organization

2.3.1. The Media Center Staff. The media center staff initially should be composed of a media director, clerk-librarian, and a technician. An audio-visual librarian and production man should be added later.

2.3.2. Selection and Procurement of Materials. A committee composed of a principal, media director and a teacher-representative should decide on the selection and procurement of audio-visual materials.

3. Vital policies should be implemented for the smooth and efficient operation of the media center.

3.1. Centralization of the services policy
3.2. Systematization of the services
3.3. Continuous evaluation of upgrading policy