ASSCAT TSC-Learning Resource Center

The Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provide comprehensive access to academic and non-academic materials and resources for holistic development of the students in the form of libraries, research facilities and students’ services that would enrich learning and teaching experience.

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is an avenue for academic and research activities of students, faculty, researchers and community. It maintains collection of diverse interest and provide access to all necessary materials needed by students and other library users in the academic setting.

THE LIBRARY VISION, MISSION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

VISION

The Library envisions to be the center of intellectual pursuit by providing various formats of library information resources and services.

MISSION

The Library commits itself to provide its academic community with high quality, appropriate services, required facilities, and a well- balanced resources relevant to the teaching-learning process, research and extension services.

GOALS

To enrich the intellectual, physical, artistic, social and spiritual growth and development of library clientele through wise and responsible use of library resources.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Acquire books and other instructional materials that will support and reinforce the curriculum and will meet the needs, enhance abilities and interests of the students;
  2. Guide students in their choice of books and other materials of learning to meet both personal and curricular needs;
  3. Provide electronic resources and internet access to expand a variety of information to the academic and research requirements of the library patrons;
  4. Develop the student’s skills and resourcefulness in the use of books, electronic resources and to encourage the habit of personal investigation;
  5. Provide a place for study and research apart from the usual classroom, shop and laboratory setting;
  6. Provide access to adequate, well selected and well-organized library resources;
  7. Simplify and organize open shelf services to users for independent library reference searching;
  8. Provide lending services appropriate to the different types of users;
  9. Promote linkage network to other libraries and librarians that will promote expanded access to the collection and training of the library staff.
  10. Work cooperatively with administrators, teachers and other college officials for the realization of the above stated objectives.

GENERAL POLICIES

The main purpose of these rules is to safeguard the common interest of all users and to enable the library to carry out its functions as efficiently as possible, failure to observe these rules which leads to cancellation of the membership. Handle the documents with great care as they are costly, precious in nature, is expected from users.

 

12.1 Library Rules and Regulation Library users are expected to:

  1. NO LIBRAY card, no entry.
  2. Observe SILENCE.
  3. Keep the library clean.
  4. Keep things in order.
  5. Handle books and other materials with care.
  6. All bags, envelopes, portfolios and umbrellas must be left on the depository. However, valuable items such as electronic gadgets, and cash must be brought inside.
  7. Cell phones must be in the silent mode.
  8. Loud conversation and group discussion are not allowed inside the reading area.
  9. Smoking and eating in the library are strictly prohibited.
  10. All used books must be returned properly on the designated carrels.
  11. Library patron are expected to return promptly all borrowed materials on due time to give other users a fair chance of utilizing the library resources.
  12. Materials should be returned to the library from which they were borrowed. Make sure that the return is properly checking in/ recorded.
  13. The borrower is responsible for the loan books he loans out. The library has no obligation to send overdue notices.
  14. The borrower has a right to ask. Receive a receipt copy for the transaction recorded.
  15. No library materials of any kind may be taken out unless proper withdrawal is made thereof.
  16. The library reserves the right to accommodate First Come, First Serve basis to all users.
  17. The library has a right to inspect all carried items at the exit control desk.
  18. Cancellation or suspension of library privileges for repeated overdue returns of library materials is a valid reason for suspending borrowing privileges for a certain period to be determined by the librarian. t1. First Offense (1st warning), a fine of P50.00. t2. Habitual lateness (two or more) is automatically suspended for borrowing privileges within the semester.
  19. Loan privileges shall be suspended for those with unreturned materials.
  20. Unauthorized withdrawal of library material, mutilation or defacing will mean loss of all the library privileges.
  21. All graduate students must submit one (1) hard copy of his/her thesis.

 

12.2 OTHER POLICIES ON SECURITY AND CONTROL

  1. Lost Books or any library materials must be reported at once. The fine for an overdue book or library material shall cease at the time of reporting it lost. A replacement of the same title is due to any lost. A processing fee Php 20.00 will also be charged. If replacement copy is not available, assessment shall be made according to the current cost of the book/library materials plus the processing fee. If the book/library material is returned, the cost of the book will be refunded but not the processing fee.
  2. Mutilated or damaged library materials, materials with missing pages, or materials with mutilated or damaged pages should be reported immediately; a Php 50.00 fee will be charged for materials deemed suitable for rebinding and a replacement of original materials for those deemed too damaged for repair or have missing pages.
  3. Theft- A cancellation or suspension of library privileges. At the end of the semesters, library clearance should be secured. Accountabilities not settle at the agreed date shall be submitted to the Finance Office for settlement.

III. THE LIBRARY USERS

  1. ASSCAT students
  2. ASSCAT Employees, Administration, Faculty and Staff.
  3. Alumni
  4. Visiting researchers from other institutions and government agencies..

IV. LIBRARY HOURS

Monday to Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (No Noon Break)
   
   

V. THE LIBRARY COLLECTION

  • ASSCAT LRC adopted the Online Public Access Catalog
  1. Books – are the main bulk of library holdings. Filipiniana and foreign collection were selected to support the curricular offerings of the College.
  2. Serials – are library materials that come in series whether regular or not. It is an important tool in research for updated articles.
  3. AV Materials – These are electronic materials such as CD’s, VCD’s, DVD’s for research and instructional use.
  4. Newspapers– These are the source of current information regarding the events that are happening around the globe.
  5. Information File – These are substantial articles from the newspaper which are clipped and filed.
  6. Thesis – a collection of unpublished researches of undergraduate students.
  7. ASSCAT Publications – a collection of publication by ASSCAT constituents (researches, school organ, ASSCAT Quarterly publication, annual reports, etc.)

 

VI. AREAS/SECTIONS

  1. The Counter – Called the “friendship” area. It is where the library staff comes face to face with the users. The charging and discharging activities are done in this area and the user’s needs and satisfactions are observed here.
  2. Baggage Area – a depository for all bags, umbrellas and other personal belongings of the library users.
  3. Reading Area – a place provided for study and research. It is equipped with comfortable chairs and tables with good ventilation and lighting.
  4. Stack Room – Houses instructional materials that have multiple copies and weed out materials that are recommended for condemnation.
  5. Staff Room- Office of the Librarian.
  6. Circulation Section – The main bulk of the collection is found in this section. Books in this section are authored by foreign authors. All the books in this section can be loaned out by users for home use.
  7. Filipiniana Section – Books in this section includes all book publications about the Philippines, its people and culture regardless of author and language and/or generally, works written by Filipinos, written in Filipino and in the vernacular; Philippine government publications; publications containing substantial portions or chapters regarding the Philippines and works dealing on the application of scientific thought and methodology to Philippines.
  8. Reference Section – Collection in this section includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, atlases, almanacs, manuals, yearbooks and other similar materials which are designated for quick reference consultation rather than continuous reading.
  9. Reserved Section – Reserve book collection consists of textbooks and other reading materials recommended by faculty members as required by the course. These books are usually limited in copies and are on the closed shelves.
  10. Serials Section – Materials in this section are important source of vast information. These include journals, magazines, pamphlets, leaflets, and similar publications which are published periodically or at stated intervals and series.
  11. Fiction Collection – Fictional literatures (pocketbooks) for home reading.

Library Personnel

<p style="color:white;font-size:16px">FRANCISCO V. DELA PEÑA JR., RL</p>

FRANCISCO V. DELA PEÑA JR., RL

Librarian, TSC

<p style="color:white;font-size:16px">JOY J. CACAYAN</p>

JOY J. CACAYAN

Library Staff