Service and Activities

The AMERICAN CORNER (AC) at the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) has the following activities/services:

  1. Regular In-house and Library Activities (Collecting, processing, organizing, disseminating and circulating of AC materials and information; bibliographic instruction; reader advising; film showing; cassette tape listening; reproduction services; displaying of new information resources; distributing of duplicate and relevant information resources to cooperating schools/colleges/universities in Ilocos Norte, MMSU unit/branch libraries and AC sections as well as other library related activities).
  2. Instructional Materials Support to Subject Offerings with American Studies Content.
  3. American Studies Research Support (Conduit of electronic library through the Thomas Jefferson Information Center (TJIC) to support researchers in American Studies and other related international studies).
  4. Seminars/Lectures/Symposia.
  5. Educational Advising. The Educational Advising Center at the MMSU-AC aims to assist Filipinos who would like to pursue post-secondary education in the United States of America (USA). This is in coordination with the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF). It offers the following services: 5.1. Educational guidance /consultation (e.g., selection of appropriate information sources, information about test centers, visas, etc.). 5.2. Library usage (e.g., catalogs of universities and colleges in the USA; directories, guidebooks, handbooks, brochures, handouts, etc. related to studies and trainings in the USA). 5.3. Test bulletins (e.g., TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, etc). 5.4. Dissemination of information about scholarships, fellowships and trainings in the USA. 5.5. Referral. 5.6. Promotion of EducationUSA and educational advising services at the PAEF and MMSU-AC. 5.7. Other related activities.
  6. Online and Electronic Media Services (i.e., Internet, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Reading Services, Film Viewing, CD/Radio Cassette Tape Listening, etc.).
  7. Paper shows/Exhibits on Special Subjects.
  8. Current Awareness, Promotion and Publicity.
  9. Library User Education.
  10. Interlibrary Loans with Other Libraries/Agencies in the Area.
  11. Working and Planning Closely with the ASA in the Ilocos.
  12. Book Solicitation and Distribution Program.
  13. Outreach Services.
  14. Other Related Activities.


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