By Jela Mae T. Ruales
To help determine the number of students who avail of the services of the Negros Oriental State University–Main Campus I (NORSU–MC I) library, a ‘log-in’ system was implemented last June 4.
The new system was mandated by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in order to have documentary records on the number of students who use the library every day as well as assess and evaluate the performance of every library personnel.
Library attendant Zaldy Elmido said that a total of seven regular staff members are assigned to do the ‘log-in’ system—to record and tabulate the names and number of students entering the library.
Elmido explained that each staff member is given a quota of approximately 1,000 names of students per semester as required by the CSC. The number of students each library personnel can record will determine how well they have performed their job.
Moreover, he said that the new system would require each student to write his/her name, course, year level and his/her purpose in going inside the library. With this, library personnel would easily determine students who borrowed books, magazines, newspapers and other reading materials. More so, it would help them impose fines on students who fail to return the materials they have borrowed.
“This might be a hassle for them but they will surely get used to it soon,” Elmido said.
Library student assistant Dayanara Villalon shared that she has prepared on how to do the ‘log-in’ system which will surely help her facilitate the students in using the process.
“It [log-in] looks formal to have that in the library,” first year Bachelor of Science in Tourism student Cookie Mae Pialago said.
Merry Queen Legaspi, a junior Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering student shared that she was glad that NORSU has employed a new system this semester. “Ok ra siya kay it’s for the library’s benefit man pud—to have a record of students nga musulod sa library,” she said. On the other hand, sophomore Bachelor of Science in Information Technology student Gemmarie Tindoc said, “Useless ra siya kay dili man pud mu-fill-up ang ubang students.”