Latest PhJLIS now available

The latest issue of the Philippine Journal of Librarianship and Information Studies (PhJLIS) by the UP Diliman (΢) School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) is now available .

Journal cover. Image from PhJLIS

According to the SLIS, this second issue of Volume 43 contains articles on “health sciences librarianship in the Philippines, modern Thai archival education, and teachers’ sense-making and embodied information practices” as well as “a review of a data privacy toolkit for libraries, and an editorial on teaching and mentorship in LIS research education.”

One of the articles, Embodied Information Practices in Remote Education: Insights from Teachers’ Sense-Making, is authored by former SLIS dean Kathleen Lourdes B. Obille and Marina Lucas Giron, a master teacher at the Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades.

Through interviews, the study investigated the sense-making processes used by teachers from Ilocos Norte as they were shifting to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The findings underscore the resilience and adaptability of teachers in the face of uncertainty, offering insights into the dynamics of remote education, and informing strategies to support educators and students in the evolving educational landscape,” the article stated.

In their editorial, PhJLIS editor-in-chief Iyra Buenrostro-Cabbab and PhJLIS associate and issue editor Elijah John F. Dar Juan wrote about the challenges facing LIS research educators, such as the “lack of students’ exposure to methods, diversity of topics and theories, and resources, and also the faculty’s lack of actual research experience.”

“As teachers, we should always find and innovate ways to improve ourselves as educators and researchers,and at the same time, help our students appreciate not only the end benefits of research but also the experience of engaging in the research process itself,” Buenrostro-Cabbab and Dar Juan concluded.