February 1, 2023

The Ifugao State University-Department of Library Services (DLS) will be procuring P2 million worth of e-books on business, education, social sciences, criminology, technical and vocational, engineering, science and technology, nursing, and allied health and agriculture.
“We saw a sudden shift from print materials to online databases as a means to supplement classroom or online classes. Our library needs to have good databases/e-resources for effective service,” said DLS Director Dr. Liza M. Tamargo.
Users will be able to access the e-books on any device connected to the Internet by clicking the links and logging in with their passwords to be provided by the DLS.
“With the e-learning resources, username and passwords will be the new library card for those who opt to research online. Our libraries across our six campuses will be more focused on improving the bandwidth, connectivity, and other facilities to improve and support online services,” Tamargo said.
“IFSU is doing its best to evolve and adapt to the needs of the times. Providing relevant learning e-resources for the faculty and students to easily access virtually is one of IFSU’s efforts in its blended learning program and the Commission on Higher Education’s mandate for flexible learning,” said IFSU President Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon.
She said IFSU physical libraries will always be open to faculty and students following standard health protocols such as physical distancing and use of facemasks.
Meanwhile, to supplement the immediate need for electronic sources, the DLS downloaded around 3,000 e-books on various topics from Open Access. Some faculty members have benefitted from these e-sources during the pandemic. – Faith B. Napudo