Jun 5

The Engineering Library is looking for 6 Student Assistants (SAs) for the 1st  semester 2012 (June – October)


1. currently enrolled for the 1st semester 2012

2.  academic load of not more than 15 units

3.  no incomplete or failing grade last semester


1. Form 5 – Original and 1 photocopy

2. 1 ID Picture

3. Copy of grades for the last semester

4. to render a maximum of 120 hours per month


Rate per hour is P30.00

Rate per month (120 hrs) is 3,600.00

If interested, please submit your requirements to the Engineering Libraries on or before June 8.Please look for Ms. Glenda or Ms. Norie. You may also call 9818500 loc 3143 or 3251 for inquiries.


Oct 1


Initial Response Guidelines for water-damaged materials:
* open or close books.
* separate single sheets.
* press water out of wet books – the paper is too fragile when wet.
* wipe off mud or dirt.
* remove book covers or separate materials.
* disturb wet file boxes, prints, drawings or photographs.

“Such handling may result in extensive and irreparable damage to
materials that otherwise might be salvaged” (Peter Waters)

Early recovery methods for water-damaged books:

* Stand books on their heads (or use support to keep them standing)
* Interleave absorbent paper every 50 pages (toilet/tissue, paper
towels, or blotting paper will do; just replace every now and then)
* Use fan to keep air circulating, never expose books to dry under the
* Keep temperature below 65 degree F (if air conditioning is possible)

* When completely dry, lay books flat but not stack up together

Keep detailed records of areas affected, items affected, location of
items being salvaged, and salvage methods used. Photograph affected
areas for documentation purposes.

Books should be sorted out based on the amount of salvage work needed as
well as level of priority. It is generally more efficient to work on the
least damaged than on the wettest materials.

If the book is only damp, it can stand upright with covers and pages
fanned in a cool, dry place to air dry. Use electric fans to increase
air circulation, but fans should not be directly positioned on the
books. If the book is wet, it will probably need to be cleaned before
being dried. Use either running water or a cycling process with about
4-8 wash basins (puede batya) filled with water for closed books. Don’t
use brush; use sponge to clean. And books should not be rubbed. The
water should be doing almost all of the cleaning.

The above guidelines are intended as initial response to the disaster.
More and detailed treatment methods may be required depending on the
severity of the damage. When planning the recovery, it’s important to
keep in mind that often there is no one “best solution”; instead,
several different methods may be the answer.

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