In a significant moment of recognition, the Learning Resource and Activity Center (LRAC) of CIT University has been recently awarded the esteemed 2023 Outstanding Academic/Research Library Award by the Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL).

Rising above six other nominees nationwide, this accolade underscores LRAC’s dedication to advancing education through exceptional resources and services.  

The PAARL Awards annually celebrate and recognize various libraries that have significantly contributed to the academic or research community since their establishment in 1973 and its inception in 2000.

The award has become a beacon of recognition for institutions to strive and prioritize knowledge dissemination and scholarly advancement, and so this recent LRAC’s achievement significantly stamped the triumph for the commitment to excellence in librarianship and library development within the Philippines. 

As a top university, the LRAC stands as a cornerstone of academic support, providing students with a wealth of resources and services that enrich and foster their educational journey. From traditional print materials to cutting-edge digital archives, the LRAC caters to diverse learning needs, ensuring that every student has the tools necessary to excel in their studies.  

One of the highlighted strengths of the LRAC lies in its innovative approach to library services.

Multimedia Nook, Activity Loft, Pitch Room, Reading Hub, Collaboration Room, Elliptical Reading, and Activity Center are just sections of the library that cultivate learning spaces for students to have the best learning experience. Modern technologies and progressive initiatives have been additionally made in Experience Zone with the Driving Wheel and Pedal System, Flight Yoke System, Meta Quest VR Goggles, and 3D Printers. LRAC continually adapts to meet the evolving needs of students and faculty alike.  

As we celebrate this momentous achievement, it is evident that the LRAC’s impact extends far beyond the confines of its physical space.

It exemplifies CIT University’s commitment to academic excellence and societal advancement by empowering individuals with knowledge and fostering a culture of inquiry and discovery. The LRAC’s receipt of the 2023 Outstanding Academic/Research Library Award may be an inspiration to further our mission of enriching lives through education and innovation, one book, one resource, and one student at a time. All hail, maroon and gold!