Information Literacy Program

The Libraries provides information literacy (IL) instruction to aid library patrons in becoming independent and lifelong learners. There are two (2) categories of IL instruction sessions available to faculty and students: classroom type and quick start/individualized sessions (popularly known as Face-to-Face with RIA (Roving Information Assistant)).

For classroom type sessions, the Libraries offers the following modules:(Module 1) Library Research Basics and Tour, a 1.5 to 2 hour presentation and tour specifically designed for new students to introduce the different libraries and learn the basics of finding information in each of these libraries; (Module 2) Subject Database Searching, a 2-3 hour intensive hands-on practice of using various subject databases; (Module 3) Library Basics and Database Searching, a 2-3 hour lecture and hands-on demonstration of library research and searching multi-disciplinary databases; and (Module 4) Specialized Instructions, a customized, course-related instruction that focuses on advanced IL skills.

Guidelines in Requesting for Classroom Type Information Literacy Session

  • Classroom information literacy sessions are available to all bona fide students and faculty of the University from Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  • Only faculty members may request for this type of IL session.

  • Requesters may select for the conduct of one or a combination of any of the following modules: (Module 1) Library Research Basics and Tour, (Module 2) Subject Database Searching, (Module 3) Library Basics and Database Searching, and(Module 4) Specialized Instructions.

  • Requests should be made at least three (3) working days before the actual date of the session through the online booking system following these 3 simple steps:

    • Visit http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/library and click “Request an Information Literacy Session” link on the left side menu of the page.
    • Fill out the form completely then click "Submit".
    • Notice of approved appointment(s) will be sent to the faculty member’s MLS email account.

  • Requests are accepted on a first come first served basis and are approved depending on the availability of a room.

  • Presence of the requesting faculty member during the information literacy session is preferred but not required.

  • The Libraries reserves the right to cancel sessions if the class arrives 15 minutes late of the scheduled session.

  • Requests to reschedule or cancel information literacy sessions should be made at least three (3) days before the scheduled session.



For individualized sessions, the Face-to-Face with RIA (Roving Information Assistant) service offers consultation or one-on-one help with any of the services or resources available in the Libraries from Monday to Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm. Library patrons may make an appointment at least three working days before the intended date of consultation through the online booking system.