Stephen Alayon, a Bachelor of Science in Library and Information Science graduate and a part-time faculty member in the College of Education was conferred the 2013 ASLP Citation Award for Research Excellence for his remarkable research contribution in the field of marine and aquatic librarianship.
Having published numerous articles from well-known referred journal’s Alayon’s most recent was on “The development of an institutional repository at the Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Philippines,” which was electronically published by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
His research contribution through collaboration transcends in many speaking engagements locally and internationally. On October 20-24, 2013, he presented a paper at the 39th International Association of Aquatic & Marine Science Libraries & Information Centers in Florida, USA. Among his other international presentations include the following: (1) 3rd International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2013) on “Use of Statictics, Metrics and Other Indicators in Library Decision Making: The Case of SEAFDEC/AQD Library”; and (2) 15th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL) Meeting and General Conference in Bali, Indonesia on “The Development of an Institutional Repository at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Philippines.”
Alayon has been a strong supporter of open access, institutional repositories and Web 2.0. His continued support and enormous dedication for special libraries ad library associations can be seen in his daily communication in social media sites.
Alayon is the incumbent president of the Philippine Librarian Association Inc. Western Visayas Regional Librarians Council (PLAI-WVRLC) and was also awarded as Outstanding Academic and research Association by the Philippine Association of Academic Research Libraries in 2012.
DR. BELINDA R. VALAQUIO
Dean, College of Education
University of San Agustin
Iloilo City 5000 Philippines
Tel Nos.: (033) 337-4841 to 44 local 243
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