By: Hayl Jezreel Bandojo
Correspondent, Publications & Information Office  
     The University Head Librarian, Darry Joy E. Alian, shares in an interview the university library services as they continue to meet the needs of the students.
     According to Dr. Alian, aside from printed materials, many library resources are available online, including ebooks, e-journals, databases, useful online references, mentoring, research assistance, and virtual reference service.
     While among the Onsite Services that the library offers are: (1)Library Orientations, (2)Loan Services, (3)Reference and information services, (4)Photocopying services, (5)Internet services, (6)Printing, (7)Laminating, and (8)Mentoring.
     “The library team will ensure that students learn and apply effective research and information skills throughout their academic careers and even after obtaining a degree. We ensure that the university library’s services have made a difference in their lives,” said Dr. Alian.
     When asked how to get a library card, she clarifies that students must secure student information from the library department. They need to provide the necessary information and submit a 1X1 ID Picture. Since every transaction in the university library is automated, a Validated Library Card and School Identification Card (ID) are required to avail of the said services.
Moreover, if students have queries, the personnel on duty and the university librarian are always available to approach them.
     Furthermore, here is the message from the University Librarian Head, Darry Joy E. Alian: “To all first-year students who started their academic journey as well as those who already explored and enjoyed the resources of our library, the dedicated team of information specialists is available to connect you with the resources and expertise you need to support your academic endeavors. I encourage everyone to explore the services and resources offered by the library. Visit us in person, communicate on social media, or contact us by phone or email. At the NISU Main Campus Library, we care about your future.”
     Meanwhile, National Book Week is celebrated every last week of November at the University; that promotes public libraries, encourages reading and literacy among Filipinos, and arouses interest in reading good books.