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Research in Librarianship

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) invited me to be a speaker at their seminar-workshop on "Research in Librarianship: Challenges, Competencies, and Strategies," which began yesterday and ended today in Calamba City, Laguna. My topic was "Research Methods," while Elvie Lapuz took care of "Proposal Writing & Research Funds and Grant Seeking." The links below are listed for the benefit of those who attended our sessions, but may be useful even for those who were not there.

Research Methods on Social and Natural Sciences:
Descriptions, strengths, limitations of five commonly-used methods, with practice and post tests on differentiating between the methods
LISTA: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
A-LIEP 2006: Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice
The Researching Librarian: For additional readings and resources
Open Access
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
E-LIS: E-prints in Library and Information Science
dLIST: Digital Library of Information Science and Technology
Grant Resources for Academic Libraries and Information Centers
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Access to Learning Award
IFLA: Action for Development through Libraries Programme
IFLA/OCLC: Early Career Development Fellowship Program
NCCA: Grants Program
PAARL: Award and Scholarship programs
IASL: Books for Children Project
Japan Foundation, Manila: Language Program for Librarians
ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science
Ambeth Ocampo: "There is so much obscure information to be found and so few researchers in libraries."

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