OVERVIEW OF THE CAMPUS LIBRARY
The College Library, from the time of the establishment of the Cavite College of Arts and Trades on August 8, 1970 up to the middle part of 1973 was located in one of the building. Its collection which consisted of only 300 technical books was not properly organized. The Supply Officer acted as the librarian. In 1973, more courses were offered and enrolment increased so the library was transferred to the second floor of the Administration Building, this time under a professional librarian, Miss Elvira Tamio. From 1973 to 1982, the library had accumulated a total of 1,250 volumes of books to include few pamphlets and other materials.
On October 1, 1982, Miss Tamio was appointed registrar. Miss Nenita T. Nieva, a former elementary school teacher then assumed librarianship. In the latter part of 1983, Miss Luzviminda G. Molina, now Mrs. Luzviinda M. Bartolome joined the staff as school librarian.
As chief librarian, Miss Nieva gave priority on collection development by acquiring and purchasing books and periodicals much more with the assistance of the Instructional Improvement Fund (IIF) of the CCAT Parents and Teachers Association. Additions to the collection were also made possible through the book donations from The Asia Foundation.
When Miss Nieva was promoted registrar in 1992, Mrs. Bartolome assumed her position as college librarian. She is ably assisted by Miss Celia Gabriel, another professional librarian. Later, Miss Gabriel resigned and in the middle part of 1999, Mrs. Ma. Marilyn M. Villena, a former BSIE graduate of this college, was hired as school librarian up to April 2008.
Last July 2008, the college library was transferred to its new site, at the right wing of the Department of Arts and Sciences Building. Continuous acquisitions of latest books, periodicals and other library resources are being done to improve and update the collections. An internet and wifi access becomes available to support the present collection. The library is well lighted and ventilated.
From 1992 to January 2019 CvSU-CCAT Campus Library was managed by Mrs. Luzviminda M. Bartolome, and after her retirement, Ms. Dan Marie F. Navarrete was designated as a Campus Librarian from February 2019 up to present.
At present, the Library is manned by two professional librarians and three support staff.
CAMPUS LIBRARY VISION
The CvSU-CCAT Campus Library: For self-sufficient learning through efficient and effective services of learning resources that encourage learners to be competitive and upright.
CAMPUS LIBRARY MISSION
The CvSU-CCAT Campus Library shall provide quality and relevant learning resources to support curricular and co-curricular programs in their instructional, research, and recreational needs that enhance learners’ development in becoming professional, skilled, and morally upright individuals for global competitiveness.
CAMPUS LIBRARY GOALS
- Shall provide accessible, relevant, and up-to-date library collections.
- Develop innovative quality library services to cater the needs of the clienteles.
- Strengthen strategic linkages and collaborative partnerships among local and international institutions to address the changing needs of the stakeholders.
CAMPUS LIBRARY OBJECTIVES
- Acquire accessible, relevant, and up-to-date library collections continuously.
- Utilize appropriate technology to improve library operations and services.
- Establish stronger connections with varied library consortia to promote cooperation and greater access in terms of facilities, resources, services, and exchange of publications.