1st Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2018 : Getting Started!: Research in Library and Information Science

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) held its 1st Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series (MGDLS) 2018 at the Miguel de Benavides Library, University of Santo Tomas last May 7, 2018.

The learning outcomes for this first lecture, with the theme “Getting Started!: Research in Library and Information Science,” are as follows:

  • To understand the rationale for conducting research;
  • To identify possible LIS topics for research; and
  • To locate possible sources of research topics in LIS

Ms. Ma. Cecilia D. Lobo, the Chief Librarian of Miguel de Benavidez Library, University of Santo Tomas, gave her welcome remarks, while PAARL President, Mr. Chito Angeles, delivered his opening message. Both presented reasons why research is very important to the profession.

Mr. Angeles elaborated further why PAARL came up with this year’s MGDLS theme as “The Push to Research and Publish : Reskilling Librarians Towards Becoming Practitioner-Authors.”


The resource speaker, Prof. Rhea Rowena U. Apolinario of the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies, gave the participants an overview of the research process. With the aim of inspiring her audience, she talked about how she started doing research. Apart from that, she also presented research themes and trends in LIS, as well as, how to conduct and write the review of related literature.

Prof. Apolinario will join us again to share her expertise at the 5th leg of the PAARL 2018 Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series with the topic “Successful Academic Paper Presentations” to be held on November 12, 2018, at the Far Eastern University.

For a copy of her presentation, please click here.


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