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Republic of the Philippines

Republic of the Philippines


New Visayas, Panabo City, Davao del Norte

Zip Code 8105

Telefax: 084-628-4301

Website: dnsc.edu.ph

Learning and Information Resource center (LIRC)


Revised Edition, 2015


This manual establishes the basic information, principles and guidelines that shall provide guidance/direction to the administration, faculty, staff, and students of the Davao del Norte State College Learning Resource and Information Center in the evaluation, selection, acquisition, and maintenance of LIRC materials in all formats. This guides the Head Librarian, who is responsible for developing the disciplinary collections and promoting library resources and services to faculty, students, staff, and other LIRC users. Through the use of this LIRC manual, the Head librarian, the Library Staff, Faculty, and Students evaluate and select materials based on clearly identifiable objectives and parameters, thus assuring a collection that best supports the LIRC and the Colleges teaching and learning missions.

The distinctive role, and the added worth, of the Learning and Information Resource Center has always been the ability of the Head Librarian to bring together an understanding of the publishing world with an understanding of the academic enterprise and the local institution, and then to acquire relevant materials and make them available. The developments in electronic information systems can make it possible for libraries to make vast amount of information available for use. Integrating access as a part of the collection development policy is a modern necessity that can provide advantages to the LIRC as an information provider. On the other hand, the finances of access can be an increasingly crucial issue. Momentarily however, the new technologies cannot yet change the very basic nexus of academic information through print materials, but rather help to extend the LIRCs reach, for its primary users.




Mandate of the College

The envisioned development paradigm of Davao del Norte State College is anchored on RA 7879 DNSC Charter Section 2 stating that the College shall primarily provide higher professional, technical and special instructions for special purposes and promote research and extension services, advanced studies and progressive leadership in education, engineering, arts and sciences, fisheries, and other fields that may be relevant.

Core Values





Love of God and Country


We envision the Davao del Norte State College to be a premier institution of higher learning that is imbued with its core values for the development of human resources, and generation and utilization of knowledge and technology for a productive, sustainable, just, and humane society.


As an institution of higher learning and teaching excellence, informed by research and empowered to carry out extension and production services, DNSC shall:

1) provide equitable access, quality, relevant, and environment-friendly programs in instruction, research, extension;

2) promote good governance and adopt mechanisms to continuously upgrade institutional standards enhance capabilities and work ethics of the workforce of the institution; and develop appropriate linkage and network in the implementation of College programs


To provide the students excellent avenues/services and environment that will further develop their physical, psychological, social, political, cultural, spiritual, moral, and intellectual aspects as well as academic potentials geared towards holistic growth and development.

LIRC Objectives

Students can:

1. Exhibit updated and in-depth knowledge and information in various disciplines through library access and utilization;

2. Submit and comply academic-related requirements or assignments excellently using library resources.


The LIRC started from its humble beginnings during the later part of 1975, after a budget was appropriated for the operation of RA 5876 known as the Davao del Norte School of Fisheries. It started building its collections through book donations housed in a multi-purpose room, which was also utilized as the office of most of the staff of the school. During that time, it catered secondary school fisheries students who were to content themselves reading any type of materials available just to satisfy their reading needs.

In the early part of 1976, the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports embarked in a massive Fishery Education Development Program. The then Davao del Norte School of Fisheries was included as one of the Seven Fishery Schools throughout the country, chosen as recipient of the implementation of the International Bank Rehabilitation Development Program (IBRD) loan, the 6th World Bank Education loan released to the Philippine government. Along with its implementation was the construction of a multi-million peso worth of library building and audio-visual center, furnished with a multi-million peso worth of fishery books, equipment, and facilities.

In November 29, 1979, the school was upgraded to offer a Post-Secondary Program. It was converted into a Regional Fishery Institute of Technology for Region XI with its new name as Davao Regional Institute of Fisheries Technology (DRIFT). The library this time catered both the secondary and post-secondary fishery students with majors in Fish Culture or Aquaculture, Fish Processing, and Marine Fisheries or Fish Capture.

The conversion of the fishery school into a state college on February 14, 1995 under Republic Act 7879 had greatly contributed to the collection development of varied library instructional materials since the school started to offer more degree programs like BSE majors in Fisheries, Mathematics and TLE; BS in Information Technology; Computer Secretarial and Office Management; Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, Bachelor of Science in Food Technology, Bachelor of Science in Aquatic and Resource Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Fisheries. It also offered automotive course. The library was given a budget allocation taken from the MOOE for the purchase of the necessary instructional materials to answer the needs of the various curricular offerings of the College.

Minimal library fees were collected from the students to sustain the library operations. Book foundations were tapped to donate materials needed by the College.

Towards the end of 2001, one of the priorities of the administration was the building of library collections of print, non-print and electronic materials. The e-library was established, the audio-visual center was rehabilitated and additional audio-visual equipment was purchased. The new administration allocated a budget for books in order to purchase technical and professional materials needed.

Through the library advisory committee formed to serve as advisory body and liaison between the library and administrative official, the Follett software was purchased for library automation to make it possible for the user to use the On-Line Public Access Catalog (OPAC) in locating print and non-print materials.

Due to diverse collections of print and non-print media; integration of library technology like the e-library; the audio-visual center; and the Library Integrated System (LIS), it is deemed high time to change the name library or DNSC academic library into DNSC LEARNING AND INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTER (LIRC) upon the approval of the first publication of this LIRC Manual by the Board of Trustees on August, 2007.

On the years 2008 up to 2011, the LIRC experienced scarcity of budget to acquire more information materials and needed equipment thus, relying on book foundations and individual donors to donate books and other references for the library.

A proposal of a 5-year progressive library fee increase applied to incoming first year enrollees was approved by CHED on the year 2012, increasing the library fee from a very meager collection of Php40.00 pesos/student/semester to Php600.00 per student per semester after the 5-year term, to augment the library needs

On the year 2012, a 3-Million budget funded by CHED was released to DNSC, 2 Million of which was allocated for the renovation of the library; installation of mezzanine floor and fabrication of shelves for the book stacks; other furniture and fixtures like circulation counter, OPAC workstation/displayer, entrance/exit counter, periodical displayer and sala sets; and painting of walls and ceilings. A .7 Million was taken from the College development fund in order to finish the project. Another 150T pesos was taken from the library fiduciary for the purchase of air conditioning units placed at the reading area of the library and at the technical section/staff lounge and office of the librarian.

The e-library that was placed inside the library was temporarily transferred to the Staff Cottage No. 6. Repair and repainting of the cottage were done in order to make the area conducive to learning. Acquisition of additional IT facilities like sets of computers, headphones and other needs was made. IT equipment no longer serviceable were returned to the Supply Office.

The management of the e-library that was formerly under the Dean of the Institute of Information Technology was turned-over to the librarian on the same


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