Library staff join workshop on meeting millennials’ needs

The University Library is stepping up its efforts to know how to best serve its regular clients – the “millennials.”

Through the workshop entitled “Meeting the needs of the millennials” on Dec. 13, 2018 at the BM Gonzalez Hall, library staff from all over the university learned about the current trends in serving and dealing with today’s learners.

They explored the application of social media and emerging technologies that will hone their competencies in library services.

Prof. Dan Anthony D. Dorado of the UP Diliman School of Library and Information Science led an interactive session about reinventing library services for the millennials using the participants’ mobile phones.

He discussed ways in instructing students, promoting services, and configuring spaces and library programs that best suit today’s students.

Dr. Mary Ann M. Ingua, head of the Cataloging Section and Edwardo S. Barrera Jr., administrative staff, both of the University Library, also facilitated workshop sessions.

Dr. Ingua talked about information literacy and the roles of librarians in the age of technology and social media.

Barrera, for his part, showcased the features of HP Reveal, formerly called AURASMA, an augmented reality application where the real world is modified, enhanced, and augmented using information in digital format.

Present during the workshop were Dr. Portia G. Lapitan, vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Concepcion DL. Saul, university librarian.

The two recognized the importance of the activity in continuously improving library and student support services in the University.

The University Library’s Research, Training, and Staff Development Committee spearheaded the learning event. (Text by Meichelle Ann Jenine S. Rivas; Photo by Norman A. Banasihan)

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