THE WIN­DOW ON KOREA IN RIZAL LI­BRARY: AN EX­PE­RI­ENCE ON IN­TER­NA­TIONAL EX­CHANGE AND PART­NER­SHIP

Genezah S. dela Cruz, Mary Grace T. Caro, Ka­reen J. Ba­nal, Janny S. Sur­mieda

PLAI Congress 2018 Program - - PARALLEL SESSION -

Ate­neo de Manila Uni­ver­sity Email ad­dresses: [email protected]­neo.edu ; [email protected]­neo.edu ; [email protected]­neo.edu ; jsur­[email protected]­neo.edu Ab­stract

In­ter­na­tion­al­iza­tion has been one of the key ini­tia­tives of many uni­ver­si­ties abroad and lo­cally. Li­braries, as part­ner of schools in the pur­suit of qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion, are ever adapt­able and com­mit­ted to­wards con­tribut­ing to teach­ing, learn­ing, and re­search which ex­tends be­yond cul­ture and di­ver­sity. Per­haps, one im­por­tant re­sponse of li­braries to in­ter­na­tion­al­iza­tion is to build and/or adopt for­eign col­lec­tions. In this pa­per, the re­searchers take into light one of the spe­cial col­lec­tions of the Rizal Li­brary of the Ate­neo de Manila Uni­ver­sity-- the Win­dow on Korea. Through his­tor­i­cal re­search and par­tic­i­pant ob­ser­va­tion, the re­searchers iden­tify the key driv­ers of the project and de­scribe the ac­tiv­i­ties and the chal­lenges en­coun­tered and how this spe­cial col­lec­tion bridged the in­for­ma­tion needs in Korean stud­ies and help in un­der­stand­ing the Korean cul­ture as the Hal­lyu or Korean wave con­tinue to dom­i­nate the Philip­pines. This pa­per also en­deav­ors to out­line the ben­e­fits of part­ner­ship and col­lab­o­ra­tion and how an aca­demic li­brary can help in pur­su­ing the mis­sion of in­ter­na­tion­al­iza­tion and glob­al­iza­tion in their cam­puses.

Key­words: in­ter­na­tion­al­iza­tion and li­braries; Hal­lyu; Korean stud­ies; Win­dows on Korea; Rizal Li­brary

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