CPU Librarian & SEAFDEC AQD Librarians publish paper on Public Services Quarterly

new published paper

Librarians of Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center – Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) Daryl Superio, Mary Grace Oliveros, Joy Geromiano, and our Archives and Special Collections Librarian Vince Palcullo recently published a paper in Public Services Quarterly.

The paper, “The information-seeking behavior of aquatic science librarians in response to a query” was published in volume 16, issue 4 of the journal.

For more information and how to access, go to Taylor and Francis online.

Citation
Daryl L. Superio, Mary Grace H. Oliveros, Vince Ervin V. Palcullo & Joy F. Geromiano (2020) The information-seeking behavior of aquatic science librarians in response to a query, Public Services Quarterly, 16:4, 280-291, DOI: 10.1080/15228959.2020.1792815

Abstract
When searching for information in response to a query, their own library’s online public access catalog (OPAC) and databases remain the most preferred resource for most aquatic science librarians. This preference does not vary regardless of age, gender, educational degree, position or designation, country classification, or type of library. While the Internet acts as a supplement to the library collection, whenever the requested information is not available at the library, librarians prefer Googling instead of looking at other sources. Other than aquatic science-specific open access repositories and databases, some of the librarians have identified Google Scholar, DOAJ, ResearchGate, and Academia, among many others as valuable resources that help them fulfill their clientele’s query.

Keywords: Public services, aquatic science, IAMSLIC, information-seeking

About the Authors
Daryl L. Superio, RL, MLIS (corresponding author) is a Senior Information Assistant at the Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD) in the Philippines. He does research in communication and media, and library and information science. His research interests are information behavior, disaster management in libraries and cultural objects, special libraries, grey literature, and bibliometrics. He graduated Bachelor of Library and Information Science (2009) and Master in Library and Information Science (2016) from Central Philippine University.

Mary Grace H. Oliveros, RL is an Information Assistant at the Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD) in the Philippines. Her research interests are in information behavior, disaster management, and special libraries. She graduated Bachelor of Library and Information Science (2013) from CPU. She is currently taking Master in Library and Information Science in CPU as well.

Vince Ervin V. Palcullo, RL is the Archives and Special Collections Librarian, and a part-time Library and Information Science Faculty of Central Philippine University. His research interests are in information behavior, disaster management, citation analysis, systematic review, and history and culture. He graduated Bachelor of Library and Information Science (March 2017) from CPU, where he is also currently taking MLIS.

Joy F. Geromiano, RL is an Information Assistant at the Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD) in the Philippines. Her research interests are in information behavior, citation analysis, and special libraries. She graduated Bachelor of Library and Information Science (November 2017) from CPU, where she is also currently taking her Master’s in the same field.

The authors have also previously published several papers on librarianship.

About the Journal
Public Services Quarterly covers a broad spectrum of public service issues in academic libraries, presenting practical strategies for implementing new initiatives and research-based insights into effective practices. The journal publishes research-based and theoretical articles as well as case studies that advance the understanding of public services, including reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons. Articles may examine creative ways to use technology to assist students and faculty. Practice-based articles should be thoroughly grounded in the literature and should situate the work done in one library into the larger context of the situation.” Source: Scimago Journal and Country Rank

Public Services Quarterly is a Scopus -Indexed Journal.
CiteScore 2019 – 0.6
SJR 2019 – 0.296
SNIP 2019 – 0.322

Interested in Publishing?
The Library encourages our faculty, staff, and students to publish their research.

For questions and more information, please contact us at berthahll@cpu.edu.ph.

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