Functions of Divisions

Information Technology Division

  • Administrating the entire computer network of the LRC;
  • Ensuring the access to subscribed databases; operating and maintaining the in-house database system;
  • Managing the LRC’s website;
  • Developing library software and applications;
  • Examining and tailoring open-source software;
  • Providing technical support to conferences, workshops or video conferencing held in the LRC;
  • Activating the library cards and building the users’ profile.
  • Providing IT helpdesk service.

Information Services (IS) Division

Circulation

The IS Division is in charge of the organization and circulation of the LRC collections that support the learning, teaching and researching of CTU communities. The Division also provides professional trainings in Information Services to institutions in need.

Information Dissemination

  • Producing reviews of newly acquired materials;
  • Designing and delivering information literacy programs;
  • Compiling subject guides;
  • Generating printed and online how-to guides to help users search for needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • Collection Development and Management
  • Conducting user surveys on regular basis to collate feedbacks on LRC information resources and services that guide the LRC collection development plan and activities and help enhance its performance;
  • Assessing and developing open access online information sources and databases;
  • Selecting materials to purchase from book vendors’ catalogs;
  • Liaising with the teaching staff to assess their information needs.

Delivery of information services on request

  • Fee-paying selective information provision;
  • Printing;
  • Photocopying, binding, translation/ interpretation.

Information Resources (IR) Division

IR Division, located on level 3, is an integral part of the LRC. The Division plays a vital role in information acquisition. In addition, the Division is responsible for cataloging, classification and technical processing of all library materials. Another significant task that this Division has been carrying out is digitalization. The Division also provides professional trainings to institutions in need.

Administrative Division

The Administrative Division performs the following tasks:

  • Administrative work: received/ sent documents; asking for permits/ licenses required in projects;
  • Personnel management;
  • Financial management;
  • Properties and equipment management;
  • Managing trading activities;
  • Providing conferencing services;
  • Marketing strategies;
  • Communication with other agencies.