Getting Ready to Hyflex: An Assessment of the DLSU Law Students’ Use of Online Library Resources and Resources




law students, library collection assessment, library service assessment, hyflex learning modality, use analysis, comparative analysis


Objective.The onset of the pandemic in 2020 forced the education sector to shift to the online learning modality. This paper aims to determine the law students' actual utilization rate and patterns of online resources and services. Methods. This paper used a quantitative method to arrive at its primary purpose. It collected use statistics on all online legal databases and online services offered by the Law Library. This paper analyzed the collected statistics by applying the different statistical measures such as the extraction of mean, averages, and percentages. Results. This study found that law students used online resources to a great extent. Academic activities, databases' contents, and titles' availability are the factors affecting the frequency of use of online resources. The results of this study will become the bases for planning for the continuous improvement of the law library's resources and services in preparation for the permanent offering of the hyflex learning modality in the Tanada-Diokno College of Law of the De La Salle University. Conclusions. The low extent of use of the online reference services and the great degree of use of the different online databases prove that law students can access online information independently, strengthening the proof that they are now ready for the hyflex modality of library service.

Author Biography

W. S. A. FRIAS, AGH Law Library, De La Salle University (Manila, Philippines)

Willian Frias,
Vice Chair, Technical Working Group for Libraries,
Master of Library Science


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How to Cite

FRIAS, W. S. A. (2022). Getting Ready to Hyflex: An Assessment of the DLSU Law Students’ Use of Online Library Resources and Resources. University Library at a New Stage of Social Communications Development. Conference Proceedings, (7), 36–56.