Training on reskilling librarians on instructional and research competence

Last December 21-22, 2020 the Library conducted a training for CPU librarians on the topic, “Reskilling librarians on instructional and research competence.”

Dr. Reysa Alenzuela, CPU professor for the Graduate Studies and library consultant, was the speaker for the 2-day training for librarians. The purpose of the training is to equip librarians in research to assist students and faculty in their own research activities. This is aligned with the university’s thrust to improve research output.

Day 1 was focused on enhancing online research support through E-resources. The first topic discussed was using research tools and databases such as ProQuest, Google Scholar, and Open access databases.

The first topic for Day 2 was the presentation of systematic review of researches in the university, and how this data can be used in supporting faculty and student researches. Understanding impact factor through Google Scholar and Scopus was also discussed. The last topic was Putting Knowledge to Work: advising faculty and researchers on where to publish.