Library

The Library is the show window and the heart of any educational institution.It plays an indispensable role in accomplishing the aims of the institution. A good library speaks for its excellence in the quality of its services,the use of the library by the clienteles,the quality and quantity of its books,acquisition,periodicals,non-print materials and other documents and the support given to it by the administration in promoting,planing and developing its library resources and services.

The College Library is a place where everyone can widen and satisfy his/her knowledge,a rational resource for the transfer of information and knowledge for the enjoyment of beauty and wisdom.Because it sheds light to augment the learning process of the learners,its function in any academic institution not only to facilitate the learning activity but it accompanied faithfully the manifold learning activities of the student.


Library aims to:

Provide from its own resources and from other source the information needed to support teaching,learning and research in the college library.Deliver information to users in the format most convenient to them.Preserve,Promote and develop for the benefit of research and curricular offerings of the college within its care.

Collaborate with other institutions to increase and improve the information resource which may be made available.


Functions:

1.To provide materials for professional and cultural journals.

2.To provide current and back issues of periodicals.

3.To serve current magazines and newspapers.

4.To render reader's services in connection with subject found in course and programs from materials found in the periodical section.


ASC ONLINE CATALOGUE SYSTEM TO KICK-OFF LIBRARY CARDS


Tagged as the heart of the College, the library introduces the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and its e-library resources, dynamically supporting ASC’s instruction and research programs as its banner accomplishment in year 2014. Five additional computer units equipped with Local Area Network (LAN) connection were acquired this March 2015, while working on the internet connectivity to follow.

Mr. Peferto C. Cabalquinto, ASC-Luna Campus Librarian, guaranteed a 100% assurance of the compiled operational bibliographies, catalogs, and pathfinders in the OPAC available upon request in a click of a mouse.

Moreover, the integration of e-resources to the general and special collections for students and researchers, caching of suitable websites accessible for students, faculty-researchers use, and online databases shall augment the limited collection of the library basing from the Collections Development Program (CDP) for both campuses especially that the college already offers graduate studies.

The librarian resolved to strengthen his knowledge and management strategies by constantly advancing his Master’s degree and informal education; thus, updating his knowledge and skills in librarianship, information access, organization and management.

Statistics on library users and books circulations showed that the month of September has the most number of users totaling to 3, 500 users; the months of March to May are the least of it considering students' summer vacation and teacher’s leave. "There has been a significant increase of library users since the provision of a wider space and facilities especially during peak hours; accommodating 20% of ASC Luna campus' population," Cabalquinto said.