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By Ana Mae B. Cantel

Mr. Joseph Yap, our research reactor with our MLIS-TL students presenters namely, Peatrix Lapian and Zefanya Juarni from Indonesia and Ting Ying Shicyang from Myanmar.

The Library and Information Science programs under the School of Graduate Studies and College of Computer Studies held their 1st joint LIS Research Symposium held last October 2, 2021. The objectives of this LIS Research Symposium are to impart knowledge and intellectual research content that could help develop or test theories on library and information science or related disciplines; to develop presentation skills and research confidence of LIS students; to provide a forum to discuss methodologies and trends in LIS research; and provide insights into the development of students’ papers.

The research presenters were BLIS and MLIS students and alumni members who recently graduated. The program was officially opened by Dr. Rowena M. Libo-on, Dean, School of Graduate Studies who had graciously encouraged the LIS students to embrace the culture of research and assured that it was just the beginning of conducting such activity for enhancing the research capacity of our LIS students in the University.

Group Picture with some of the particpants of the 1st CPU-LIS Research Symposium.

Dr. Ma. Lindie Masalinto, President of iLISS Philippines Chapter, and Chief Librarian of UPH-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University gave a short inspirational message to our LIS Students, stating the importance of conducting research in the field of Librarianship. The invited research reactor was Mr. Joseph Yap, Ph.D. in LIS Scholar at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary and serves as a Project Team Member of the Nazarbayev University Integrity Initiative.

The online LIS Research Symposium was attended by more than 60 participants composed of LIS faculty members, LIS alumni, and current LIS students from CPU, West Visayas State University and University of San Agustin.

The 1st LIS Research Symposium was officially closed by Dr. Reysa Alenzuela, MLIS Research faculty, with words of affirmation to all the LIS presenters, braving in joining the call to present. She further reminded us, that librarians have an important role in curating and co-creating information and knowledge through research.

To God be the glory for the success of this event.


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